Best Hilton Hotels & Resorts in California

With a portfolio of more than 540 hotels and resorts spread across 78 countries, Hilton has been a... READ MORE
With a portfolio of more than 540 hotels and resorts spread across 78 countries, Hilton has been a recognized name in the hospitality industry since 1927. Hilton properties range from airport hotels to sprawling destination resorts – regardless of which hotel you choose, booking a room in most of Hilton's properties will grant you access to a signature Hilton bed. A member of the Hilton Worldwide brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts participates in the Hilton Honors rewards program, so members can receive free stays and complimentary perks. The Hilton properties that appear below have earned spots on our Best Hotels in the USABest Hotels in Europe, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada rankings lists.

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    Cape Rey Carlsbad, A Hilton Resort
    Carlsbad, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1722 reviewsTripAdvisor (1722)
    Free WiFi
    Overlooking the Pacific from its seat about 5 miles south of Carlsbad, the Cape Rey Carlsbad provides a great home base for beach-going families. Recent travelers say that the Hilton's pool area was large enough to keep the kids occupied for hours, and the free shuttle service to LEGOLAND saves visitors the hassle of finding (and paying for) theme park parking. After a long day at the park, refuel at Chandler's Restaurant, which offers coastal cuisine that suits taste buds of all ages. As for accommodations, visitors will find guest rooms here are spacious and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, cozy beds and complimentary wireless internet access, though several recent guests thought the rooms should be updated. Guests who leave the kids at home can take advantage of the spa and a number of nearby world-class golf courses. Because of its Hilton connection, this resort takes part in the Hilton Honors loyalty program.
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel
    Huntington Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2324 reviewsTripAdvisor (2324)
    This Hilton resort is all about location. Every guest room at The Waterfront Beach Resort – which cozies up to the sands of Huntington Beach about 40 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles –has an ocean view. Of course, while the beach is a main draw here, guests also reserve praise for the resort's pool and fitness center. After a day in the sun, cool off at Shades Restaurant & Bar, which serves up classic American fare (don't miss the magician-accompanied Champagne brunch on Sundays). Although the in-room decor isn't exactly innovative, the accommodations here receive compliments for their spacious layouts and comfortable accoutrements. Each of The Waterfront Beach Resort's guest rooms comes equipped with a private balcony, a signature Hilton Serenity bed, a flat-screen TV and high-speed Internet access (for a fee). What's more, members of the Hilton Honors rewards club can earn and redeem points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Los Angeles San Gabriel
    San Gabriel, CA
    10.1 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    Hilton Los Angeles San Gabriel is a 3.5 star hotel located at 225 W Valley Blvd in Los Angeles. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 853 reviews.
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5652 reviewsTripAdvisor (5652)
    In addition to its proximity to the convention center, Petco Park and the Gaslamp Quarter, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront wins guests over with scenic views of San Diego Bay. Similar to most Hilton properties, this hotel offers a host of amenities to make everyone happy, from business travelers to families. Rooms here are dressed in neutral decor and feature plasma-screen TVs, high-speed internet access and signature Serenity beds. The property also houses a fitness center, a pool and a full-service spa, as well as multiple in-house eateries and lounges. For those looking to see the city, the hotel concierge can help arrange guided sightseeing tours. In fact, for many recent guests, it was the Hilton's high level of customer service that will prompt them to book here again. Plus, members of Hilton's Honors rewards program can receive special perks here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Beverly Hilton
    Beverly Hills, CA
    7.9 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4179 reviewsTripAdvisor (4179)
    The Beverly Hilton is a classic, but some say it can't keep up with the newest, hippest hotels of Los Angeles. In fact, it's probably better known as the home of the Golden Globe Awards (which take place annually in the International Ballroom) than it is as a place to spend the night. However, the 569 rooms – which feature Egyptian cotton linens, Bose Wave music systems and BABOR Beauty toiletries – hint at luxury, though some guests say that the accommodations here feel dated. The hotel staff, on the other hand, earns props from visitors, who say that The Beverly Hilton's employees were friendly and efficient. For a true taste of Hollywood glam, grab a table at CIRCA 55, a 1950s-inspired restaurant that serves up tasty plates of California fare. Or, lounge by the largest heated hotel pool in Beverly Hills. You'll find this L.A. standby in Beverly Hills, of course, along Wilshire Boulevard.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
    Universal City, CA
    7.3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4482 reviewsTripAdvisor (4482)
    Free WiFi
    Across the street from Universal Studios Hollywood, the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City has excellent access to the downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood areas, which makes it popular with business and leisure travelers alike. Most guests report that the hotel is a standard Hilton property with (thankfully) no surprises. Guest rooms are outfitted in neutral decor and come equipped with Hilton's signature Serenity beds, free wireless Internet access and minifridges. Still, some guests say that the rooms could use a facelift as they show some wear. This property also houses two pools, a fitness center and several eateries, and members of the Hilton HHonors loyalty programs can earn and redeem points here.
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Francisco Financial District
    San Francisco, CA
    0.3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4372 reviewsTripAdvisor (4372)
    This Hilton's units are completely contemporary, adding extra style to visitors San Francisco stay. The 543 guest rooms feature Hilton's signature Serenity beds, flat-screen TVs and large work desks with ergonomic chairs. And the hotel's location, on the fringes of Chinatown and the Financial District, make it a convenient choice for business and leisure travelers alike. However, a central seat does have its downside – some guests, particularly those who stayed on floors closer to street level, complained of late-night noise. Should you need a little extra relaxation, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District houses an on-site day spa, as well as a fitness center. What's more, this property participates in the Hilton Honors program, offering rewards that can be redeemed for free nights in Hilton properties around the globe.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
    San Diego, CA
    6.8 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3637 reviewsTripAdvisor (3637)
    Free WiFi
    With easy access to SeaWorld, Mission Beach and downtown San Diego, this Hilton makes a great home base for sightseers. And the property's business center, meeting venues and Wi-Fi access make it a good choice for business travelers as well. Those who visited for work and leisure found the Hilton San Diego Resort to be an enjoyable place to stay. Recent guests praised the views afforded by the accommodations, as well as the in-room amenities (which include 42-inch flat-screen TVs and balconies or patios). Guests of the Hilton can also take advantage of the property's water sports equipment, its on-site spa and its outdoor pool. Come dinnertime, the American cuisine served at Acqua earns rave reviews, while the relaxed atmosphere at the poolside Fresco's makes it a great dining spot for those looking for good food in the sun. Some guests do lament the high price of staying here, though members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can see some of their costs mitigated with room upgrades and other perks.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
    Burlingame, CA
    14.5 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1918 reviewsTripAdvisor (1918)
    About 5 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport in Burlingame, California, the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront is not the airport's closest hotel, but it does feature nice views of the San Francisco Bay and less noise from passing planes. Travelers say that the guest rooms are nothing special, but most report a pleasant stay thanks to amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, ample work space and pillow-top beds. You will have to pay for internet access in your room, but Wi-Fi in the lobby is free of charge. This Hilton hotel also houses a fitness center and a pool (a highlight for those traveling with kids). When it's time for a meal, the excellent views offered at the in-house restaurant, Windows on the Bay, receive high praise from patrons. However, some recent guests rail against the charge for parking – save some dough by leaving the car at home and using the hotel's complimentary shuttle to get to the airport on time. Thanks to its Hilton ties, Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
    La Jolla, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1809 reviewsTripAdvisor (1809)
    This hotel near Torrey Pines State Reserve offers all the amenities you'd expect in a Hilton, including flat-screen TVs, Hilton Serenity beds and high-speed internet access (for an extra fee). But guests reserve the most praise for the hotel's proximity to the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Guests can enjoy views from the rooms, most of which put the golf course and the Pacific Ocean in plain sight. The hotel also earns praise for its expansive outdoor pool and its three in-house restaurants. However, some guests complain that parking on hotel premises can be a headache: The garage can fill up quickly, and even if you can get a spot, it'll cost you $30 to $35 per night. However, members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can use rewards to cover some nightly expenses.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Palm Springs
    Palm Springs, CA
    0.5 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1588 reviewsTripAdvisor (1588)
    Free WiFi

    Situated on East Tahquitz Canyon Way in downtown Palm Springs, California, the Hilton Palm Springs gives you prime access to the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Palm Springs Convention Center, a casino and an array of shops and restaurants. But there's plenty to do on-site, too. If you desire a quintessential Palm Springs vacation, relax by the outdoor pool or treat yourself to a Palm Springs-inspired treatment (think: desert stone massages) at the spa. You can also break a sweat in the hotel's fitness center, mingle with friends in Harvey's Lounge or savor casual American dishes at one of two restaurants. Previous visitors raved about the property's spa treatments, but some said the gym and the restaurant's breakfasts were nothing special. Most, however, were impressed with the hotel's tidy and spacious accommodations. Each has a neutral color palette with blue patterned carpets and colorful artwork, plus amenities like Hilton's signature beds, desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs and patios or balconies. According to several past guests, room rates are a bit high when you factor in the property's cons, but if you're a Hilton Honors member, you can use rewards points to pay for your room.

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Santa Clara
    Santa Clara, CA
    6.8 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1513 reviewsTripAdvisor (1513)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    The Hilton Santa Clara offers a coveted location that appeases a variety of travelers. Not only does the hotel sit across the street from the Santa Clara Convention Center, it's also just one block from Levi's Stadium (home of the San Francisco 49ers) and less than 2 miles north of California's Great America theme park. Guests say the address is the most favorable quality of the hotel, though accommodations were another high point. Rooms are equipped with 37-inch flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, signature Hilton Serenity Beds and minifridges. There is also a small, terrace pool, as well as a fitness center. Those in town for work will appreciate the various business amenities on-site, including meeting rooms, a business center and express mail services. The only gripe among recent lodgers? Because the property shares a parking lot with Levi's Stadium, the area can get hectic when there are football games. On the plus side, if you're a Hilton Honors program member, you can earn or redeem points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    1.3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1484 reviewsTripAdvisor (1484)
    If you want basic luxury with no frills and no fuss, then travelers would recommend this downtown Los Angeles hotel, which dates back to the 1920s. But if you're looking for special treatment and lodging that exceeds expectations, this should not be your first choice. Guests say the 193 guest rooms are standard and comfortable – if a little small – and contain 42-inch flat-screen TVs, queen or double beds and coffee makers. It's this hotel's location that impresses; you will find that the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles offers convenient access to the STAPLES Center and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Plus, members of the Hilton Honors loyalty program can enjoy extra perks here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton San Diego Mission Valley
    San Diego, CA
    3.8 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1003 reviewsTripAdvisor (1003)

    Although some recent guests said rooms located near the elevators and those overlooking the adjacent freeway were noisy, overall, many past visitors enjoyed their stays at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. Located in San Diego's Mission Valley neighborhood, this Hilton outpost sits within 5 miles of top attractions like Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and has a 24-hour business center, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Additional perks, such as access to a lounge that serves free breakfast daily, are available if you stay in an upgraded guest room or suite, and all accommodations come with amenities like flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access and minifridges. Room decor in each space is modern with cream and brown tones, gray accent fabrics and wooden furnishings. When you're ready to grab a bite to eat, you can choose from several eateries along Mission Valley's main thoroughfare, Camino De La Reina, or the on-site Polanco Kitchen & Bar. Past diners described the restaurant's Mexican-inspired cuisine as tasty but pricey. If you're a member of the Hilton Honors rewards program, you can help offset food costs by paying for your room with points.

    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Long Beach
    Long Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1497 reviewsTripAdvisor (1497)
    Free WiFi

    The Hilton Long Beach is located adjacent to Long Beach, California’s, One World Trade Center and is less than a mile from the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and hot tub with a sundeck, as well as an on-site restaurant, a lobby bar and a cafe. Contemporary accommodations include ergonomic desks, coffee makers and MP3 players. Continental breakfast, Wi-Fi access and valet parking are available for a fee. Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points here, and they also receive some amenities for free. Recent guests praise the hotel’s central location, but they note the sometimes spotty customer service.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Jose
    San Jose, CA
    0.2 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1334 reviewsTripAdvisor (1334)

    Connected to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Hilton San Jose offers unmatched convenience to conference goers. The property has an outdoor patio with a heated pool, 24-hour fitness center and a rental car company on-site. There is also a restaurant with European-style cuisine for guests to enjoy. In each of the 353 guest rooms at this Hilton property, visitors will find a bed with down linens, a minifridge and a coffee maker. There’s no complimentary Wi-Fi access, breakfast or parking here, which is a downside for many recent guests, but the central location in San Jose is a major draw. Plus, members of the Hilton Honors program can earn and redeem rewards points at this property. 

    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Sacramento Arden West
    Sacramento, CA
    4 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 990 reviewsTripAdvisor (990)
    Free WiFi

    The Hilton Sacramento Arden West completed a major renovation in 2016, and recent guests love how clean and comfortable the rooms are. It’s a bit removed from popular attractions – 5 miles from downtown Sacramento, California, and around 1 mile from Arden Fair Mall and Cal Expo – so past travelers warn not to plan on walking everywhere. On-site at this Hilton, visitors will find an outdoor pool with poolside service, a business center and a fitness center, plus 335 well-appointed guest rooms. All of the accommodations include modern amenities like a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a workstation, a coffee maker and complimentary Wi-Fi access (though it can be spotty). Plus, members of the Hilton Honors program can earn and redeem rewards points at this property.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
    Carlsbad, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 816 reviewsTripAdvisor (816)
    Free WiFi

    Though it is not a beachside property, MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort puts travelers close to the best of Carlsbad, California; LEGOLAND, The Crossings at Carlsbad Golf Course and SEA LIFE Aquarium are all near the hotel. On-site, guests will find an outdoor pool, a fitness center and an array of resort-coordinated activities, which means they will not need to leave the property to enjoy a little recreation. All of the accommodations are decorated with Mediterranean-inspired decor and include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a television, a minifridge and a microwave. Guests can also opt for a suite for a fully equipped kitchen. Since this hotel is part of the Hilton family, members of the Hilton Honors program are eligible to earn and redeem rewards points by choosing to stay here.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Anaheim
    Anaheim, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 5029 reviewsTripAdvisor (5029)

    Whether you're in Anaheim, California, for work or play, odds are you'll like hanging your hat at this property. This Hilton outpost – which participates in the brand's Hilton Honors rewards program – sits near the Anaheim Convention Center and just south of Disneyland Resort, but perks abound on-site, too. Business travelers have access to more than 140,000 square feet of meeting space, a FedEx retail store, an on-site Starbucks and a business center, while families can zip down the outdoor pool's waterslide, run around at the playground or purchase Disneyland tickets at the lobby's Disney Desk. If you'd rather unwind during your stay, check out the property's health club, where a spa and an indoor swimming pool (for travelers 14 and older) are available. Note: Guests without a spa appointment will be charged a fee to access the health club. When you're ready for a bite to eat, visit the food court, savor small bites at Mix Lounge or dine at one of two restaurants. Then, retire to your spacious digs, all of which feature wooden furnishings, desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs and minifridges. Lodgers rave about the hotel's clean and comfortable accommodations, although some say the rooms are dated and the rates are pricey.

    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    San Francisco, CA
    0.9 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 3731 reviewsTripAdvisor (3731)
    You'll find this Hilton hotel near San Francisco's Union Square – and for some visitors, that's the best thing about it. Though guests are complimentary of the comfortable beds and flat-screen TVs, the guest rooms fail to impress – previous guests make ample use of the words "adequate" and "decent" in their descriptions of the accommodations. On the other hand, the Hilton San Francisco Union Square does boast both a pool and a fitness center, as well as business traveler-friendly amenities. There is also the on-site Herb N' Kitchen, which serves casual fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be prepared for lofty room rates here, though Hilton Honors members looking to bed down in a convenient location can earn and redeem loyalty points here.
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Oakland Airport
    Oakland, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1171 reviewsTripAdvisor (1171)
    Free WiFi

    Set on a 12-acre property, the Hilton Oakland Airport offers guests a business center, meeting rooms, an electric car charging station, a fitness room and a pool. Recent guests appreciated the complimentary airport shuttle, though some noted that the tired, drab rooms could use a modern makeover. The hotel’s guest rooms and suites offer flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations, coffee makers and work stations. When you get hungry, Amelia’s Cafe offers a breakfast buffet in a colorful atrium, while Earheart’s Tavern serves locally sourced American cuisine. In addition, Hilton Honors members may earn and redeem rewards by choosing to stay here.

    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North
    South San Francisco, CA
    9.4 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1212 reviewsTripAdvisor (1212)
    Free WiFi
    Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport North is a 3 star hotel located at 670 Gateway Blvd in San Francisco. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 1212 reviews.
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Embassy Suites by Hilton Brea - North Orange County
    Brea, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 976 reviewsTripAdvisor (976)

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    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront
    Oakland, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1080 reviewsTripAdvisor (1080)
    Free WiFi

    Located at the Waterfront Estuary and near the Kaiser Convention Center and the Oakland Convention Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront offers accommodations equipped for extended stays, some of which feature views of the water. It has both traditional hotel rooms and suites with separate living and sleeping areas and kitchenettes. All 132 options have free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, minifridges, microwaves and coffee makers. On-site amenities include a business center, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour convenience store. Though this Homewood Suite’s staff win accolades for friendliness, some visitors find the hotel’s maintenance somewhat lacking. The property provides complimentary breakfast and free parking. As a part of the Hilton family, Hilton Honors members can earn and redeem points at this hotel.

    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
  • Hilton Garden Inn Roseville
    Roseville, CA
    18.3 miles to city center
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 599 reviewsTripAdvisor (599)
    Free WiFi
    Hilton Garden Inn Roseville is a 3 star hotel located at 1951 Taylor Rd in Sacramento. It has a 4.0 overall guest rating based on 599 reviews.
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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