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Popular hotels in California

Discover well-known properties in California that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 92,751 hotels in California and price data was last updated on 14 April 2024. The average price for a hotel in California is $279/night.
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8401 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA, United States
Located in Los Angeles, Andaz West Hollywood-a concept by Hyatt is a short walk from the South Bay Historical Railroad Society and offers a rooftop pool. There is also a gym with a swimming pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
527 reviews
Location
1.2 km from city centre
1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, United States
Centrally located, Shore Hotel Santa Monica allows for easy access to Santa Monica's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi.
8.4
Excellent
1145 reviews
Location
0.2 km from city centre
1430 7th Avenue, San Diego, CA, United States
Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in San Diego. It also provides a beauty centre, a free shuttle service and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
7.9
Good
1259 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Conveniently positioned, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites offers easy access to Los Angeles's main hot spots. It also provides a sauna, free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi
8.1
Excellent
2758 reviews
Location
5.4 km from city centre
9360 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, United States
Boasting free Wi-Fi and a rooftop pool, SIXTY Beverly Hills is situated in Los Angeles and offers modern accommodation. It features expansive city views and 4-star rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
7.3
Good
526 reviews
Location
0.8 km from city centre
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco is located in San Francisco and offers an indoor pool. It is close to Union Square Plaza, restaurants and shops.
9.0
Excellent
451 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
5985 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX provides a modern setting when in Los Angeles. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.
7.6
Good
8190 reviews
Location
13.8 km from city centre
6500 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Situated a short stroll from Hollywood/Highland Metro Station, Mama Shelter Los Angeles provides guests with a convenient base when visiting Los Angeles. It is conveniently positioned for those wishing to visit local attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
7.9
Good
670 reviews
Location
5.4 km from city centre
480 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Centrally located, San Francisco Marriott Union Square offers easy access to San Francisco's main retail areas and tourist attractions. It is also situated a five-minute stroll from Union Square Plaza, and provides a convenient shuttle service.
8.3
Excellent
806 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA, United States
Situated in Garden Grove, Anaheim Marriott Suites provides 3-star accommodation, as well as a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool. It also offers valet parking, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.
7.4
Good
1862 reviews
Location
2.8 km from city centre

Tips for booking hotels in California

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in California. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 14 April 2024.
Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:March
Average price in California:$279/night
Cheapest price found:$37/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Monday
$191 - $409
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$223 - $364
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated California hotels

Browse through properties in California that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 92,751 properties in California and data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
Our users rated these hotels as some of the best places to stay in California. Take a look at user reviews to learn why these properties were rated the best.
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1020 North San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
7.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$520
Avg. per night
9850 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, United States
1.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$922
Avg. per night
640 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA, United States
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$257
Avg. per night
6417 Selma Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States
5.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$268
Avg. per night
888 North Pacific Coast Highway, El Segundo, CA, United States
2.2 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
$166
Avg. per night
900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
5.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$296
Avg. per night
715 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
0.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$146
Avg. per night
900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
4.5 km from city centre
$564
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in California, United States

Discover affordable stays in California that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in California can be found for as low as $46 per night. There is currently one property in California that can be booked for this price. HI Los Angeles - Santa Monica Hostel is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in California. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024
Out of the hotels in California we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. Consider alternative dates if you're able to compare prices.
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1436 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
17.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$46
Avg. per night
326 South Airport Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA, United States
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$67
Avg. per night
432 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
0.4 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$80
Avg. per night
777 West 6th Street, San Bernardino, CA, United States
1.0 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
$82
Avg. per night
404 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
0.7 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$85
Avg. per night
1217 Wildwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, United States
4.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$89
Avg. per night
333 East Imperial Highway, Fullerton, CA, United States
5.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$91
Avg. per night
4135 Cushing Parkway, Fremont, CA, United States
7.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$91
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in California

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in California to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in California at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
A breakdown of the average price per hotel class in California. We've also highlighted the most popular hotels and best value within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
432 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
3 stars
3 stars
12015 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA, United States
1915 South Manchester Avenue, Anaheim, CA, United States
4 stars
4 stars +
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
9850 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, United States
1224 Beverwil Drive, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Other accommodations in California

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N. Fairfax Ave. 603, West Hollywood, CA, United States
0.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$38
Avg. per night
Highway 190, Furnace Creek, CA, United States
0.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$161
Avg. per night
725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA, United States
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$224
Avg. per night
El Portal, CA, United States
1.5 km from city centre
Air conditioning
$355
Avg. per night
749 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
0.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
$34
Avg. per night
312 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
0.5 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$51
Avg. per night
25 Windward Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States
16.3 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Airport shuttle
$55
Avg. per night

Where to stay in California

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within California to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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About California

Sun-kissed and sexy, California is a state that conjures up dreams of sandy beaches, endless summers and stunning natural beauty. It earned its “Golden State” nickname for a reason and entices both locals and visitors with its sultry weather, world famous wine scene and fabulous food. Of course, California also has a wildly creative side, with hotspots like Hollywood and Silicon Valley spotlighting everything from film, arts and culture to next generation technology.

“Cali” doesn’t shy away from making the most of its beach-centric reputation, but sun and sand aren’t its only talents. The state is also home to ancient redwood forests, rugged coastal bluffs, towering snowy peaks and protected areas like Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park.

Road tripping is a California rite of passage, with a network of scenic highways, state routes and rural backroads making it easy to explore the Golden State by car. California’s welcomes millions of travellers a year, with most choosing to hire a car and embark on a self-drive tour. Another option is navigating the state via one of America’s privately owned bus companies, or the Amtrak California intercity rail network.

While today California is a nature lover’s paradise, it wasn’t always so coveted. In the 19th century unregulated mining, logging and oil drilling pushed California’s natural beauty to the brink. It’s thanks to the efforts of pioneering naturalists like John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt that California is now peppered with protected national and state parks, founded to preserve its natural beauty for future generations.

Facts about staying in California

Find useful tips and insights about staying in California to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 14 April 2024.
  • What is the best place in California for bars and restaurants?

    California has an extremely diverse food culture, with bars and restaurants offering a variety of world cuisines. Lovers of fine dining can head to The French Laundry restaurant in the Napa Valley to sample some classic European recipes. California hotels nearby include the Lavender, A Four Sisters Inn, and the Napa Valley Lodge. Visitors in San Francisco will also find plenty of options for dining out, including restaurants like the Kokkari Estiatorio, Mister Jui’s, and the International Smoke San Francisco. Central San Francisco hotels, like the Palace Hotel and the Omni San Francisco Hotel, will put you within easy reach of these eateries and many more. LA also has many great restaurants and bars and is well-known for authentic Mexican cuisine. LA restaurants like La Fiesta Bravo and La Isla Bonita are perfect for Mexican food lovers. To stay near these venues, try the Ocean Park Inn in Santa Monica.

  • What is the best place for a family vacation in California?

    California is an incredible holiday destination for kids and families, with plenty of great places for a day out. If you plan to stay in LA, you can enjoy a trip to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. The park features rides, classic movie sets, and memorabilia that the whole family will love. If you’re looking for hotels in California near Hollywood attractions, good options include the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City or the Sheraton Universal Hotel. These hotels are just a short walk from the park. San Francisco also features kid-friendly attractions, like the Walt Disney Family Museum and the Exploratorium Museum. San Francisco hotels near Fisherman’s Wharf, like the Hilton San Francisco Union Square or the Le Meridien San Francisco, are just a short distance from these exhibitions.

  • What are the best things to do and see in California?

    California is well-known for the incredible scenery, amazing cultural sites, and historic areas, like Sunset Boulevard and the Hollywood Hills. California is also the home of many modern movie sets and is a great place for designer shops and celebrity sightings in Los Angeles. LA hotels like the Value Inn Hollywood and the Hampton Inn & Suites Hollywood/LosAngeles will locate you near celebrity sites like the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Rodeo Drive. If you love the great outdoors, why not take a trip to one of California’s National Parks, such as Emerald Bay or Yosemite. Although these parks are in remote locations, there is California accommodation nearby. For instance, the Zephyr Cove Resort is on the shores of Lake Tahoe, just a 40min drive from Emerald Bay Park. Meanwhile, the Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite will give you great access to the National Park hiking trails.

  • Where are the best places to stay in California for surfing?

    California has miles of beautiful coastline with great beaches perfect for catching some waves. San Diego’s Ocean Beach City Beach is one of California’s most popular beaches for surfing. Nearby hotels, like the Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn and the Best Western Plus Islands Palms & Hotel Marina, are ideal for this and are just a 10min drive from the shore. San Diego is also home to Pacific Beach and Tourmaline Surfing Beach Park, which are popular with surfers. Nearby hotels, like the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, are just a 5min drive from the Tourmaline Surf Park.

  • Where is the best place to stay in California?

    Our travellers prefer to stay in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego while in California.

  • What are the best hotels in California?

    3,171 reviews rated Hotel Angeleno with an average score of 7.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the San Francisco Marriott Union Square, which received a rating of 8.3/10 from 806 reviews. Baymont by Wyndham Monterey Park could also be a good option, with a score of 7.9/10 from 656 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Union Square?

    A good hotel close to Union Square is San Francisco Marriott Union Square (rated 8.3/10 from 806 reviews).

  • What is a good hotel in California near Disneyland Park?

    Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort is a hotel near Disneyland Park that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.4 from 831 reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near Los Angeles Convention Center?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near Los Angeles Convention Center, consider Freehand Los Angeles (rated 7.9 over 4,837 reviews).

  • What is the cheapest city to visit in California?

    Save on your trip to California by staying in either Laguna Woods or Rialto, the two most affordable cities. Staying in Laguna Woods costs an average of $81 per night, while staying in Rialto costs $88 per night on average.

  • When is the best time to stay in California?

    We recommend staying in California during February when prices are at their lowest (around $37/night per night on average). March is the most expensive month to stay in California (with an average price of $279/night per night).

  • What is the most popular city in California to stay in?

    If you want to stay in a popular city in California that guarantees a lot of fun things to do and sights to see, then we recommend visiting either Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego – all popular options according to our users.

  • What is the cheapest city to visit in California?

    The most popular hotel chain in California is Marriott Hotels - Marriott Bonvoy. Though our users also frequently search for accommodations at Residence Inn - Marriott Bonvoy or Hilton Hotels during their stay in California.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in California?

    If your travel plans to California are flexible, we recommend visiting at least one of the following most popular landmarks: Union Square, Disneyland Park, or Los Angeles Convention Center. San Francisco is the city you should stay in if you want to visit Union Square. Staying in Anaheim is preferred if you want to visit Disneyland Park. To visit Los Angeles Convention Center, it’s most convenient if you stay in Los Angeles.

  • How much does a hotel cost in California?

    Although prices may change based on seasonality and what city you stay in, you can expect the cost of a hotel in California to be around $282 per night. Staying 7 days in California will cost $1,977 on average.

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