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Disneyland Hotel
Disneyland Hotel
9.3 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Anaheim Show on map

ExcellentBased on 15 reviews
9.3

Located in Anaheim, Disneyland Hotel is within a 40-minute drive of Los Angeles International Airport and provides a sauna, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, just a short walk from Downtown Disney.

Hotel Triton
Hotel Triton
8.2 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

ExcellentBased on 436 reviews
8.2

Centrally located, Hotel Triton offers easy access to San Francisco's main shopping and sightseeing areas. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and valet parking.

Grand Legacy At The Park
Grand Legacy At The Park
8.2 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Anaheim Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,730 reviews
8.2

Located in Anaheim, Grand Legacy At The Park is within a 10-minute drive of the Grove Of Anaheim and offers private parking on site. It is situated a short stroll from Disney California Adventure and The Disney Gallery.

Chancellor Hotel On Union Square
Chancellor Hotel On Union Square
8.7 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,513 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in San Francisco. It is moments from Union Square Plaza, restaurants and nightlife options.

Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Huntley Santa Monica Beach
8.6 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Santa Monica Show on map

ExcellentBased on 590 reviews
8.6

Huntley Santa Monica Beach is situated in Santa Monica and is close to the area's well-known attractions. The various amenities this modern hotel has to offer include valet parking, meeting rooms and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Usa Hostels San Francisco
Usa Hostels San Francisco
9.0 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

ExcellentBased on 27 reviews
9.0

Located in San Francisco, USA Hostels San Francisco provides complimentary wireless internet and a gym. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, which is only a few minutes walk from the American Conservatory Theater.

Grant Hotel
Grant Hotel
7.7 Good

0.2 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

GoodBased on 1,689 reviews
7.7

Grant Hotel is set in San Francisco and is within a 10-minute walk of Powell Street Station. It is close to Union Square Plaza, shops and nightlife options.

The Mosser
The Mosser
7.7 Good

0.9 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

GoodBased on 1,441 reviews
7.7

Situated only a brief stroll from Powell Street Station, The Mosser Hotel offers guests a convenient base when in San Francisco. It is located just a short stroll from plenty of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
7.1 Good

13.4 km from city centre, Los Angeles Show on map

GoodBased on 2,874 reviews
7.1

Situated in Los Angeles, the hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Los Angeles International Airport and provides an outdoor pool. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites
Hilton Santa Monica Hotel & Suites
7.8 Good

0.7 km from city centre, Santa Monica Show on map

GoodBased on 781 reviews
7.8

Centrally located, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica offers easy access to Santa Monica's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It also provides a Jacuzzi, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

Tips for booking a California hotel

Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:July
Average price in California:$272/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$18/night
Cheapest day:Saturday
Most expensive day:Friday
$220 - $385
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$253 - $303
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Kimpton Everly Hotel
Kimpton Everly Hotel
8.8 Excellent

5.7 km from city centre, Los Angeles Show on map

Located amongst a variety of popular tourist attractions, shops and eateries, Kimpton Everly Hotel is ideal for guests wishing to discover Los Angeles and its surroundings. It features complimentary Wi-Fi, a gym and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of Hotel Cafe.

2
Courtyard By Marriott Los Angeles Lax/Hawthorne
Courtyard By Marriott Los Angeles Lax/Hawthorne
8.6 Excellent

0.1 km from city centre, Hawthorne Show on map

Located in Hawthorne, the hotel is a short walk from Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center and provides a swimming pool. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit the area's popular attractions.

3
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
8.8 Excellent

5.1 km from city centre, Los Angeles Show on map

Centrally positioned, InterContinental - Los Angeles Downtown offers easy access to Los Angeles's best hot spots. It also features an outdoor pool and a gym.

4
Magic Castle Hotel
Magic Castle Hotel
8.8 Excellent

6.2 km from city centre, Los Angeles Show on map

Located in Los Angeles, Magic Castle Hotel is within a 35-minute drive of Los Angeles International Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It is set amongst a range of popular eateries and is minutes on foot from Hollywood/Highland Metro Station.

5
Disneyland Hotel
Disneyland Hotel
9.3 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Anaheim Show on map

Located in Anaheim, Disneyland Hotel is within a 40-minute drive of Los Angeles International Airport and provides a sauna, an outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, just a short walk from Downtown Disney.

6
Usa Hostels Hollywood
Usa Hostels Hollywood
8.6 Excellent

5.5 km from city centre, Los Angeles Show on map

Established in 1925, USA Hostels Hollywood is set in Hollywood. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a free shuttle service.

7
Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance
Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance
9.4 Excellent

0.3 km from city centre, Anaheim Show on map

Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is located in Anaheim and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also provides water slides, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool.

8
Usa Hostels San Francisco
Usa Hostels San Francisco
9.0 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

Located in San Francisco, USA Hostels San Francisco provides complimentary wireless internet and a gym. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, which is only a few minutes walk from the American Conservatory Theater.

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Hotel Stratford
Hotel Stratford
7.0 Good

0.5 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

Centrally located, Hotel Stratford allows for easy access to San Francisco's popular tourist and retail hot spots. It is moments from Union Square Plaza.

$18
Avg. per night
Hotel North Beach
Hotel North Beach
6.8 Good

0.9 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

Hotel North Beach provides a comfortable setting when in San Francisco. It is close to Transamerica Pyramid, shops and nightlife options.

$44
Avg. per night
Usa Hostels Hollywood
Usa Hostels Hollywood
8.6 Excellent

5.5 km from city centre, Los Angeles Show on map

Established in 1925, USA Hostels Hollywood is set in Hollywood. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a free shuttle service.

$48
Avg. per night
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel
8.2 Excellent

2.3 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel is situated in the city's famous tourism and shopping district. This property is conveniently located in North San Francisco.

$50
Avg. per night
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
Hi San Francisco Downtown Hostel
8.4 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

Situated in the heart of the city, HI San Francisco Downtown Hostel offers easy access to San Francisco's main retail areas and tourist attractions. Guests can also make use of complimentary Wi-Fi.

$57
Avg. per night
El Capitan Hotel
El Capitan Hotel
5.3 Okay

3.5 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

El Capitan Hotel is located in San Francisco and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$66
Avg. per night
Casa Loma Hotel
Casa Loma Hotel
7.2 Good

2.4 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

Less than 20 minutes' walk from Church and 14th Street Station, Casa Loma Hotel offers guests an ideal base while visiting San Francisco. It is located in close proximity to many popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$81
Avg. per night
Warfield Hotel
Warfield Hotel
6.0 Good

0.8 km from city centre, San Francisco Show on map

Warfield Hotel provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in San Francisco. It is situated a brief stroll from Union Square Plaza.

$85
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in California

2 stars or below

$18 - $725

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground
$206
Avg. per night
HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel

No. 2 most popular

$50
Avg. per night
Hotel Stratford

Best value

$18
Avg. per night
3 stars

$50 - $712

LEGOLAND California Resort And Castle Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$355
Avg. per night
Best Western Plus Stovall's Inn

No. 2 most popular

$215
Avg. per night
The Queen Mary

Best value

$50
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

$85 - $999

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

No. 1 most popular

$228
Avg. per night
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

No. 2 most popular

$152
Avg. per night
Freehand Los Angeles

Best value

$85
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in California

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.

California travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in California?

    Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Anaheim are some of the most favoured places to stay in California.

  • What are the best hotels in California?

    Freehand Los Angeles, rated with a score of 8.3 from 4,058 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in California. Other top stays include Hilton San Francisco Union Square, with an average rating of 8.0 from 3,652 reviewers, and Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, with a score of 8.2 from 4,782 reviewers.