Best Autograph Collection Hotels in California

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"Iconic" and "historic" are two words frequently used to describe the upscale Autograph Collection. Each outpost takes pride in maintaining originality, but frequent guests can depend on a few indulgent staples. Expect in-house restaurants with award-winning chefs, inspiring surroundings and, at some properties, indulgent spas. Guests who enjoy the creativity of independent hotels but appreciate the high standards upheld throughout the Marriott family should look to this brand. More than 140 Autograph Collection properties are available, many of which are represented on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada and Best Hotels in Europe rankings lists. Plus, Autograph Collection guests can cash in and earn points through the Marriott Rewards program.

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    Lido House, Autograph Collection
    Newport Beach, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 71 reviewsTripAdvisor (71)

    The Lido House enjoys a prime spot in the center of Newport Beach, California, with the bay and beach just a short walk away in either direction. But past guests attest the location isn't the only reason to visit. Recent travelers laud the Marriott-affiliated Lido House's attentive and warm staff members, beautifully decorated rooms and cool amenities. The hotel features a spa, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a rooftop bar with impressive ocean views (a guest favorite), and the sleek American-inspired Mayor's Table Pacific Pub + Kitchen. As for the rooms, expect a mix of modern and casual interiors alongside amenities like pillow-top mattresses, minifridges, complimentary bottled water and flat-screen TVs with Netflix. Upgrade to an Ocean View room for superb water views from a private balcony. Although most travelers rave about the hotel's service, a few visitors did encounter billing issues during their stays. If you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can earn or accrue loyalty points here.

    Newport Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 71 reviewsTripAdvisor (71)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 102 reviewsTripAdvisor (102)
    Free WiFi
    Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection is a 4 star hotel located at 1400 Parkview Ave. in Los Angeles. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 102 reviews.
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 102 reviewsTripAdvisor (102)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Paseo, Autograph Collection by Marriott
    Palm Desert, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    Free WiFi

    If you're on the hunt for a trendy, brand-backed boutique hotel in Palm Desert, California, past guests say you can't go wrong with a stay at the Hotel Paseo, Autograph Collection. Situated about 15 miles southeast of Palm Springs, this Marriott outpost impresses travelers with its midcentury modern decor and its central location near the main thoroughfare of El Paseo, known as "The Rodeo Drive of the Desert." Opened in March 2018, Hotel Paseo features an outdoor heated pool, a spa, a fitness center and an on-site art gallery. Recent guests particularly appreciated the cornhole set, the putting green and the other games, which are located adjacent to the pool. After working up an appetite, grab a bite at AC3 Restaurant + Bar, which offers inventive cocktails and tasty New American cuisine. Rooms are outfitted in a neutral color palette and feature minifridges, complimentary Wi-Fi access, smart TVs and walk-in showers. Some accommodations also come equipped with balconies or terraces. For a unique experience, consider booking the restored 1950 Airstream trailer, which sits poolside and comes with one queen bed, a minifridge and air conditioning, among other amenities. Keep in mind, though this hotel offers many perks and amenities, there is a nightly resort fee. Members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can cash in or apply points for stays here.

    Palm Desert, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 86 reviewsTripAdvisor (86)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
    Lake Arrowhead, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 594 reviewsTripAdvisor (594)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    First-time travelers to Southern California might have been imagining a beachfront hotel, but Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa near San Bernardino, California, (about 80 miles east of Los Angeles) tries to convince them that a spot on a lake is just as nice. Instead of an ocean villa, guests inhabit lodge-like rooms with dark wood and leather furniture. Yet for many guests, a stay here isn't always worth the lofty room rates, especially given what some visitors describe as subpar customer service. However, there are quite a few desirable qualities about the Lake Arrowhead Resort: For one, the Spa of the Pines offers a variety of massages, skin treatments and fitness sessions, and the in-house eatery, BIN 189, earns praise for its rustic, flavorful cuisine. What's more, this property is a member of the Autograph Collection hotels family, meaning that members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn and redeem points here.

    Lake Arrowhead, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 594 reviewsTripAdvisor (594)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection
    Sacramento, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 988 reviewsTripAdvisor (988)

    Overlooking Cesar Chavez Plaza in downtown Sacramento, The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection wins visitors' favor because it's exemplary in providing luxury. Past travelers were particularly fond of the property's stately ambiance evoked with its red furniture and shelves of old books in the lobby, as well as its comfortable (albeit small) accommodations. What's more, rooms at this Autograph Collection hotel (which is affiliated with Marriott) come equipped with Keurig coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and Frette luxury linens. But the Old World charm doesn't prevent The Citizen Hotel from offering a modern fitness center, Wi-Fi access (for a fee) and a 24-hour business center. Guests also praise the hotel's ideal location near the state capitol, the convention center and numerous eateries. For visitors who'd rather dine on-site, there's the Grange Restaurant & Bar, which dishes up Californian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Sacramento, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 988 reviewsTripAdvisor (988)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Adagio, Autograph Collection
    San Francisco, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1753 reviewsTripAdvisor (1753)

    Perched on the southern fringes of Nob Hill, this stylish hotel boasts cool colors and a boutique atmosphere. Hotel Adagio bills itself as housing some of the largest guest rooms in downtown San Francisco, all of them clad in green and purple decor. Visitors were appreciative of in-suite amenities such as premium TV channels, honor bars and wireless internet access, though some guests cite lackluster customer service as turnoff. Business travelers are complimentary of Hotel Adagio's work-friendly amenities, which include a business center and plenty of meeting space. And the farm-to-table cuisine served in The Green Room earns favorable reviews. Because Hotel Adagio belongs to the Autograph Collection hotel family, this hotel participates in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1753 reviewsTripAdvisor (1753)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection
    Santa Cruz, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    Free WiFi

    Recent visitors loved this boutique hotel in Santa Cruz, California, praising its excellent staff and stylish design. The modern earth-toned accommodations feature reclaimed wood, free Wi-Fi access, work desks and LCD televisions. While many appreciated the chic guest rooms, some warned that the beds could be more comfortable. For meals, guests can visit the on-site eatery, Solaire Restaurant + Bar, which serves American cuisine inside its elegant yet casual dining room and outside on its patio. Hotel Paradox's other amenities include a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by lounge chairs, cabanas and fire pits, and a fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. What's more, the hotel offers loaner bikes and electric skateboards for cruising to nearby sights like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and its adjacent beach. Surfboard valet service and beach picnic lunches can also be arranged. Plus, since this property is part of Marriott's Autograph Collection, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or redeem points while staying here.

    Santa Cruz, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 587 reviewsTripAdvisor (587)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection
    Imperial Beach, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    Free WiFi

    For recent visitors to the Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection, there were many standout features, starting with the location. Situated on Imperial Beach, about 15 miles south of downtown San Diego, the property offers a quiet spot to catch the sunset every evening, not to mention it's within easy walking distance to several of the neighborhood's eateries. But if you'd rather stick close to the hotel for your meals, hip up Sea180 Coastal Tavern, which serves coastal cuisine alongside views of the beach. A big point of praise for recent visitors: the rooms. Accommodations are outfitted with balconies, free Wi-Fi access, Keurig coffee makers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and fully-stocked minibars. To make the most of the property's oceanfront location, visitors suggested requesting a room with a full beach view. When you're not admiring the view, get out on the water – the hotel offers kayaks, paddleboards and bike rentals. And if you need a break from the sun and sand, Pier South Resort also boasts a pool, a spa and a fitness center with complimentary classes. Another bonus: If you're a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can use or earn perks for staying here.

    Imperial Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Triada Palm Springs, Autograph Collection
    Palm Springs, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 466 reviewsTripAdvisor (466)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're looking to use your Marriott Bonvoy points, but still want a boutique hotel experience, consider the Triada Palm Springs, Autograph Collection. Nestled in the Movie Colony neighborhood in downtown Palm Springs, this property is housed within a Spanish hacienda and surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains. Thanks to the hotel's central location, recent guests said it's easy to walk to the downtown area's shops and restaurants, with some reporting that they left their car for much of their stay and instead relied on their own two feet to explore. Aside from the location, travelers also appreciated the hotel's two pools and recommended grabbing a casual meal and drinks poolside at the Iluminara Restaurant & Lounge. Reviews for the property's rooms were a bit more mixed: Visitors loved how the bright decor matched the property's Spanish architecture, and appreciated the modern amenities like the TVs and free Wi-Fi access, but others felt the rooms could use an update.

    Palm Springs, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 466 reviewsTripAdvisor (466)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

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