Best Design Hotels in California

With free Wi-Fi access, individually decorated properties and boutique atmospheres, Design Hotels... READ MORE
With free Wi-Fi access, individually decorated properties and boutique atmospheres, Design Hotels offer travelers comfortable digs away from home. And because Design Hotels are part of the Marriott family, travelers enrolled in the Marriott Rewards program can earn and cash in points for free nights at other perks. Peruse the Design Hotels properties that made our Best Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Canada and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings below.

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    Hotel Healdsburg
    Healdsburg, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 628 reviewsTripAdvisor (628)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Hotel Healdsburg brings modern elegance to its namesake town located in Sonoma County, about 70 miles north of San Francisco. In fact, one of the hotel's key perks is its location: Visitors are delighted to stay within walking distance of Healdsburg's boutique shops and cute restaurants. However, you won't have to go far to find a good meal  previous diners raved about the farm-to-table cuisine served in Dry Creek Kitchen (alongside bottles of local wine, of course). After a day of exploring the town or the surrounding wine country, guests can retreat to their spacious rooms, which come equipped with feather beds, walk-in showers and private balconies. Should you need a little extra pampering before calling it a night, the hotel's full-service spa offers a variety of massages and skin treatments, while the secluded garden pool provides a peaceful place to unwind. But be warned: According to previous visitors, you can expect to pay a pretty penny to take advantage of all Hotel Healdsburg has to offer.

    Healdsburg, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 628 reviewsTripAdvisor (628)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Avalon Hotel Palm Springs
    Palm Springs, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1368 reviewsTripAdvisor (1368)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    If you're in search of charming accommodations within the heart of downtown Palm Springs, consider staying at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs. This boutique property is within 5 miles of several popular local attractions, including the Palm Springs Art Museum, Moorten Botanical Garden and the Palm Springs Air Museum. According to recent visitors, the property's three outdoor pools, Chi Chi restaurant and Estrella spa consistently wow guests. To avoid a less-than-stellar view of the parking lot, consider upgrading to room where you can enjoy views of the grounds from your balcony or patio in addition to standard amenities like terry bathrobes, Davines bath products and minibars. And although some travelers may find the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs' nightly room rates to be a bit high, the hotel regularly offers booking specials to help cut costs.

    Palm Springs, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1368 reviewsTripAdvisor (1368)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
    Beverly Hills, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1060 reviewsTripAdvisor (1060)

    As one of the first boutique hotels in Beverly Hills, the Avalon Hotel has hosted the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball in its heyday. Today, this retro property still boasts some of the same pastel color schemes and design elements, including a vintage, hourglass-shaped pool. Thankfully, the Avalon's amenities and features have all received an upgrade. The hotel's 84 guest rooms contain modern furniture alongside 42-inch flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Recent guests enjoy this hotel's close proximity to the shops of Rodeo Drive, and there are also a lot of shout-outs for the friendly staff. The Avalon is in southern Beverly Hills on West Olympic Boulevard.

    Beverly Hills, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1060 reviewsTripAdvisor (1060)
    4.0-star Hotel Class