Best Marriott International Hotels in California

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The Marriott family – which includes Marriott Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Autograph Collection Hotels, JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels and Delta Hotels, as well as 23 other brands – has garnered high praise from travel experts and guests alike for its ability to balance a 50-year-old legacy with innovative luxury. Marriott combines a high level of customer service with a drive to provide visitors with a unique experience at every hotel. What's more, Marriott Rewards offers frequent guests (including former members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and the Starwood Preferred Guest programs) a range of perks, such as free nights and priority late checkout. Members can strive for Silver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, Platinum Premier Elite or Platinum Premier Elite with Ambassador membership status for bonus rewards. Many of Marriott's 6,500-plus properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USABest Hotels in the Caribbean, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Canada rankings lists; those properties are listed below.

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
    Truckee, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1157 reviewsTripAdvisor (1157)
    Free WiFi

    Sweeping mountain vistas and rustic furnishings are just two of the many reasons why guests are drawn to The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. Others include fantastic customer service, great food and a sumptuous atmosphere. With a ski-in/ski-out location near the shores of Lake Tahoe, California, this Ritz allows visitors prime access to the slopes and two nearby championship golf courses. As for the hotel itself, on-site amenities include a tranquil spa and several gourmet restaurants. As far as lodging goes, recent guests raved about the large rooms, comfy beds and beautiful setting. Rooms and suites adopt a mountain lodge feel with stone fireplaces, wood trim and beautiful views. Guests generally loved their stay here, however, some visitors lamented the resort fee, especially given the hotel's high room rates. Marriott Bonvoy members can use points to keep costs down, though.

    Truckee, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1157 reviewsTripAdvisor (1157)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1520 reviewsTripAdvisor (1520)
    Free WiFi

    Located on the southern fringes of Chinatown, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco earns high praise from recent guests, who say that the hotel makes for a convenient choice for both business and leisure travelers. The rooms here are dressed in blue and white and Frette linens, as well as a variety of high-end amenities, such as flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and high-speed internet access. Visitors to this property will also have access to the in-house Spa L'OCCITANE by the Bay and its full list of treatments, as well as the raved-about contemporary Californian cuisine served at Parallel 37. But for many guests, the highlight of staying here was the exceptional level of customer service they received. Visitors say that the employees were friendly and respectful, providing an overall feeling of being treated like royalty (though you may have to shell out like royalty to stay here). Plus, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by choosing to stay here.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1520 reviewsTripAdvisor (1520)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The St. Regis San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1491 reviewsTripAdvisor (1491)
    Free WiFi

    This modern masterpiece of a hotel in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood features 260 guest rooms and suites, all equipped with rainforest showers, minibars and several flat-screen TVs (including one in the bathroom). Accommodations here are exceptionally roomy, but if you want to spread out, book a Metropolitan Suite, which boasts about 1,000 square feet of space. Travelers rave about the digs here, but what they especially enjoy about this St. Regis property is its location (near a number of the city's most popular attractions), its modern decor and its friendly service staff. The contemporary American cuisine served at Grill Restaurant also sits well with guests. Room rates here are high, but visitors believe the experience is worth the lofty price. And If you're a Marriott Bonvoy loyalty club member, you can use or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1491 reviewsTripAdvisor (1491)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
    Dana Point, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2624 reviewsTripAdvisor (2624)
    Free WiFi

    When booking a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, guests expect to receive superb service. And that's what they get. On top of that, they get a breathtaking ocean view and gorgeous grounds just northwest of Dana Point Marina. If you need any help reaching inner peace, the well-reviewed spa is happy to accommodate you. And this is no ordinary Ritz: In addition to the standard pool-tennis-fitness center combination, this property has access to several area golf courses and some excellent surfing waves. Plus, guests can explore the local environment with expert naturalists on eco-adventures organized by the hotel. As for dining, you can satiate your appetite at one of several on-site eateries. And when it comes time to call it a day, you won't be disappointed with the accommodations. Previous visitors love the serene pastel blue and cream decor in the guest rooms, as well as the private balconies and technology such as flat-screen TVs and internet access (included in the $50 daily resort fee). Plus, this hotel particpates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, so members can earn and use points by staying here.

    Dana Point, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2624 reviewsTripAdvisor (2624)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviewsTripAdvisor (2754)

    The son of Ulysses S. Grant (the 18th president of the United States) opened this luxury downtown hotel in 1910. Today, THE US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego gives guests a taste of Old World glamour coupled with modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minifridges and marble bathrooms. The hotel also houses a fitness center and The Grant Grill, which is critically acclaimed and known for its fresh Californian cuisine. However, this Luxury Collection property probably isn't the ideal hotel for sun-seekers, since it's pretty far from San Diego's most popular beaches. On the other hand, it's quite close to many of the city's top attractions, and if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member looking to redeem or accrue reward points, this could be the place for you.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2754 reviewsTripAdvisor (2754)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1716 reviewsTripAdvisor (1716)
    Free WiFi

    This Ritz outpost is located about 9 miles southeast of Palm Springs, California, in Rancho Mirage. The hotel's suites feature balconies, stone bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs, beds with 400-thread-count Frette linens and Nespresso coffee makers. But with the resort's ample amenities, guests won't want to spend all their time in their rooms. The property has multiple pools and a spa boasting treatments like the Coconut Body Polish and the Sec-He Rock Ritual. Plus, nearby hiking trails and the on-site fitness center offer ample opportunities for exercise. When it's time for a bite to eat, try the casual cuisine at the Air Pool Bar or go for a more upscale meal at  either The Edge Steakhouse or the State Fare Bar & Kitchen. Recent guests said the hotel's setting is beautiful but warn of exorbitant prices for everything from food at the on-site restaurants to the mandatory valet parking. Keep in mind that because of its Marriott ties, the Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage allows Marriott Bonvoy members to earn perks or use points to cover stays at the property.

    Rancho Mirage, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1716 reviewsTripAdvisor (1716)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2345 reviewsTripAdvisor (2345)
    Free WiFi

    The palatial Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay's jaw-dropping setting atop sea cliffs along the Pacific Coast is hard to beat. As its name suggests, this Ritz-Carlton property is in Half Moon Bay, California, located between San Francisco and San Jose. But the exceptional service is what has most travelers talking: From the congenial front desk staff, to the spa therapists to the restaurant servers, travelers praise the entire staff for its friendliness and efficiency. But that's not all guests have to say. The Ritz's guest rooms earn a thumbs-up for their goose-down bedding, marble bathrooms and spacious floor plans, and those traveling with pets will be pleased to know that accommodations here are animal-friendly. But don't plan on spending too much time in your room. Through the concierge, you can book surf lessons, bird watching excursions, bike rides, Segway tours, horseback rides and even whale watching tours. Back at the resort, you'll find two golf courses, a spa and four eateries. Families like to take advantage of the Ritz Kids Day Program, which includes trips to the beach, as well as movies and s'mores at the fire pit. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.

    Half Moon Bay, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2345 reviewsTripAdvisor (2345)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Palace Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1811 reviewsTripAdvisor (1811)

    The Palace Hotel first welcomed guests in 1875 as the world's largest and most luxurious hotel. But the earthquake of 1906 destroyed the property; the building that stands now was constructed in 1909. Still, the Palace wins guests over with its historical charm: The lobby draws attention with marble floors and high ceilings, and the guest rooms house more contemporary furnishings (alongside amenities such as high-speed internet access). But to truly experience the Palace in all its timeless glory, sit down to afternoon tea underneath the glass ceiling and crystal chandeliers of the Garden Court. (For dinner, head to the Pied Piper Restaurant, which serves traditional American fare.) There's also a pool and fitness center on-site, which is perfect for those looking to recharge. Guests love the luxurious interiors and appreciate the cozy guest rooms. The staff also get a thumbs up as well for their warm, welcoming attitudes. What's more, as a member of the Luxury Collection hotel family, the Palace gladly welcomes guests looking to pay with or earn rewards through the Marriott Bonvoy program.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1811 reviewsTripAdvisor (1811)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Las Alcobas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley
    St. Helena, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 62 reviewsTripAdvisor (62)
    Free WiFi

    Located in St. Helena, a city in California's Napa Valley region, Las Alcobas is conveniently situated within 10 miles of can't-miss wineries like Frog's Leap, Castello di Amorosa and Robert Mondavi. But oenophiles will find plenty to enjoy on-site, too. This boutique property features the upscale Acacia House (helmed by "Top Chef Masters" winner Chris Cosentino), as well as an outdoor pool with a fire pit and pool bar. R&R-seekers can take advantage of the hotel's spa, where guests will find a steam room, a fitness center and a yoga studio. Following a day spent wine tasting or unwinding by the pool or in the spa, visitors can retreat to one of 68 guest rooms or suites. Each offers neutral decor with wood wall accents and a plethora of amenities, including a flat-screen TV, a freestanding bathtub and complimentary Wi-Fi access. And in select upgraded accommodations, travelers have access to private balconies, decks or terraces with fire pits and privacy curtains. Overall, past guests enjoyed their stays at Las Alcobas, citing the "incredible" staff, delicious food and "amazing" rooms as highlights. However, a few cautioned that some rooms are not adequately soundproofed. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or use points here.

    St. Helena, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 62 reviewsTripAdvisor (62)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 742 reviewsTripAdvisor (742)

    Sitting on the fringes of downtown L.A. just a short walk from the STAPLES Center and The Grammy Museum, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles has what it takes to make it in this town. The hotel's 123 guest rooms and suites exude an aura of "California cool" with wooden and cream-colored furnishings, crisp white linens and bright splashes of color. Meanwhile, in-room amenities such as iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and large windows with sweeping city views ensure that you'll be living it up L.A.-style (you can also enjoy skyline views from the hotel's 26th-floor outdoor rooftop heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi). To keep you looking fabulous, the Ritz houses a 24-hour fitness center and an 8,000-square-foot spa, not to mention a pool lined with cabanas. And if you're looking to see and be seen, the in-house WP24 Restaurant by Wolfgang Puck provides the trendy atmosphere, as well as plates of contemporary Chinese cuisine. Despite all its modern amenities, visitors insist that the Ritz stands out among its (equally pricey) competition thanks to attentive customer service. Plus, if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can earn or redeem points for choosing to bed down here.

    Los Angeles, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 742 reviewsTripAdvisor (742)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 809 reviewsTripAdvisor (809)

    Right on the marina and about 5 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey attracts visitors with its picturesque location. Guests describe the rooms here as comfortable, with warm blue and gold tones reflecting the hotel's harbor vistas (not to mention balconies and feather beds). Visitors also appreciate this Ritz's convenient and luxurious amenities, such as the bicycle rentals  perfect for riding along the boardwalk  and the waterfront pool and whirlpool. Make the most of the hotel's harborfront location with some California cuisine at Wave Poolside Bar + Grill, or sample the locally sourced small plates at Cast & Plow. For even more pampering, indulge in a treatment at Sisley Spa. Though a stay here can cost a pretty penny, you can offset the cost (or earn points) with Marriott Bonvoy points.

    Marina Del Rey, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 809 reviewsTripAdvisor (809)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
    Los Angeles, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2482 reviewsTripAdvisor (2482)

    The L.A. LIVE area is a complex of stadiums, open-air plazas and theaters. Some of the best-known tenants include the Microsoft Theater, the Grammy Museum and the STAPLES Center. So this JW Marriott is in a prime spot for sports fanatics and audiophiles. This hotel is also great for business travelers  previous guests recount how they could easily walk to the city's financial district from the hotel, while guest rooms come equipped with wireless internet access (for a fee) and access to the JW Marriott's business center. In terms of decor, rooms here take their inspiration from the California climate, boasting bright yellow and blue hues, along with 42-inch TVs, iPod docking stations and minifridges. And if you'd like to take advantage of the weather, the hotel beasts a rooftop pool (and adjacent bar). When you're ready to grab a bite to eat, you've got three full-service restaurants at your fingertips, including WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. Plus, if you're a member of the Marriott Bonvoy program, you can earn and redeem points while staying here.

    Los Angeles, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2482 reviewsTripAdvisor (2482)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
    Los Angeles, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2117 reviewsTripAdvisor (2117)

    Some say the SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills is cool, both in good and bad ways. First the good: This standout property of hotelier Sam Nazarian is decked out in sleek furniture and just enough detailing to carve out a distinct personality without overwhelming visitors. For example, you'll find the acronym "SLS" branded on much of the hotel paraphernalia, each time offering a different meaning (coffee cups urge you to "sip liquids slowly"). Plus, the staff is often described as attentive, friendly and helpful with any questions or issues that arise. And now the not-so-good: Some guests say that the hotel's 'round the clock party atmosphere disrupts sleep. Luckily, rooms are well equipped and boast floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, Sealy beds and rain showers. And to end on a high point: This hotel on South La Cienega Boulevard does have what's becoming the norm in L.A. – a modish rooftop pool and a Ciel Spa. Plus, since this property is affiliated with the Marriott brand, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn and redeem points when staying here.

    Los Angeles, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2117 reviewsTripAdvisor (2117)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
    Goleta, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2665 reviewsTripAdvisor (2665)
    Free WiFi

    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara in Goleta, California, has all the essentials of a luxury seaside resort – a spa, several infinity pools, multiple dining venues and, of course, dramatic Pacific Ocean views. The Ritz's 358 luxurious guest rooms feature gas or wood-burning fireplaces, marble showers and private patios or balconies, not to mention flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. When it's time for a meal, head to the oceanfront restaurant, Angel Oak, to feast on steak, seafood and more. Many guests are quick to note that the prices here are steep, especially if you indulge in a spa treatment or a fancy meal. But overall, visitors say they very much enjoyed their stay, chalking their good times up to excellent customer service and the property's relaxed atmosphere. Because of this hotel's Marriott ties, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.

    Goleta, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2665 reviewsTripAdvisor (2665)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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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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    Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4425 reviewsTripAdvisor (4425)

    Situated between the convention center and the marina, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina is an ideal base camp for both business travelers and families. The surrounding Gaslamp Quarter hosts a plethora of dining, shopping and nightlife options to keep hotel guests busy (which is nice because recent visitors say that dining at Marina Kitchen Restaurant & Bar can get expensive). Visitors praise the fitness center and two pools, and most guests were pleased with the accommodations, despite the room rates being a little steep. All rooms and suites come dressed in a neutral color palette, custom bedding and flat-screen TVs. If possible, reserve a room facing the pool and harbor for better views and to avoid the ringing bells of passing trams. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4425 reviewsTripAdvisor (4425)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    W San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2374 reviewsTripAdvisor (2374)

    Like many W hotels, San Francisco's iteration is über-trendy, yet remarkably comfortable. Previous guests were pleased with the hotel's accommodations, which include pillow-top mattresses, goose-down bedding, flat-screen TVs and access to iPod shuffles and a variety of DVDs through the hotel's Whatever/Whenever program. The W San Francisco also provides pet beds, litter boxes and food bowls for those traveling with four-legged companions. In addition to its guest rooms, the W also has TRACE, a restaurant that serves socially conscious Californian cuisine, and the lavish Bliss Spa, where you can watch a movie while you get your nails done. Sitting near the Yerba Buena Gardens in the SoMa neighborhood, this Marriott-affiliated hotel makes a great choice for business and leisure travelers alike. Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2374 reviewsTripAdvisor (2374)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Westin San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1567 reviewsTripAdvisor (1567)

    A comfortable choice for business travelers, The Westin San Diego is located downtown – just northwest of the convention center near the Gaslamp Quarter – and features work-friendly amenities such as a business center and high-speed Internet access in all the guest rooms (included in the resorts daily facilities fee). Accommodations here also come outfitted in the Westin brand's signature Heavenly Beds, large desks with ergonomic chairs and flat-screen TVs. But business travelers aren't the only ones who enjoy staying at The Westin San Diego: Leisure travelers approve of the property's location near the city's top attractions, as well as the rooftop pool. Dogs are welcome and are offered Westin's signature Heavenly Dog Beds. The Westin San Diego also grants guests access to a variety of fresh seafood entrees at the in-house restaurant, Coast. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1567 reviewsTripAdvisor (1567)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1982 reviewsTripAdvisor (1982)

    Sitting on the northwestern fringes of the Gaslamp Quarter, this Westin offers visitors a convenient home base, comfortable accommodations and a variety of amenities. Guests are quick to compliment the customer service, and the rooms, which feature signature Heavenly beds and ample storage space, earn a thumbs-up as well. The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter also offers a spa, a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool. And Pinzimini restaurant serves up hearty portions of pizza and pasta. But one of the biggest highlights for guests is the location. From this Westin, travelers can easily reach the sights and sound of downtown by foot, as well as top attractions including Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1982 reviewsTripAdvisor (1982)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
    San Francisco, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 585 reviewsTripAdvisor (585)

    Towering over Union Square, the mammoth Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square can be differentiated by its history (it first opened in the early 1900s). Visitors can choose to bed down in one of two areas: the Landmark Building or the Tower Building. Rooms in the Tower Building are more modern in style while rooms in the Landmark building retain a historic feel. No matter which building you're in, you'll find your accommodations outfitted with the Westin brand's signature Heavenly beds, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and high-speed internet access (for a fee). The Westin St. Francis is also home to The Oak Room Restaurant, previously a men's bar in the early 1900s, and the Clock Bar, located near the hotel's iconic grandfather clock. Today's travelers also have access to a 24-hour fitness center and a business center. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 585 reviewsTripAdvisor (585)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
    Palm Desert, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2597 reviewsTripAdvisor (2597)
    Free WiFi

    You wouldn't know that you're in the middle of the desert at this resplendent resort. Lakes, pools and verdant golf greens surround the hotel. And you won't be hoping for an oasis to appear over the horizon  guests of the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California, have access to a Starbucks, a Japanese steakhouse and four other eateries. Visitors love hitting balls on the two 18-hole golf courses and on the tennis courts. And for a more relaxing day, the resort boasts multiple pools, a whirlpool and a spa. Guest rooms here take their inspiration from the desert, with decor comprising warm red and brown hues, but those who hang their hats here are hardly roughing it. Each room comes a balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Although this oasis is costly, especially when considering the added resort fees, JW Marriott frequenters happily fork over the cash for the luxuries they so relish (and perhaps save some with their Marriott Bonvoy points).

    Palm Desert, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2597 reviewsTripAdvisor (2597)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel
    Walnut Creek, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    Free WiFi

    About 27 miles northeast of San Francisco, this Renaissance stands out for its emphasis on fitness. The hotel offers personal training, group classes, a six-lane lap pool and a tremendous fitness center. If you went on vacation to relax, then book an appointment at the R Spa or go for a soak in the whirlpool. The on-site restaurant, Citrus Fresh Grill, offers heart-healthy menu options, and the nutritionists in the wellness workshops will also help you make good food choices. Even visitors who don't utilize the fitness facilities and classes admit that they left the Renaissance feeling refreshed, praising the comfy furnishings in the guest rooms. When you're not working up a sweat, the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek will help you be productive with work-friendly amenities such as high-speed Internet access and a full-service business center. Because of this resort's family connections, Marriott Bonvoy program members can earn and redeem points here.

    Walnut Creek, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
    San Francisco, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2041 reviewsTripAdvisor (2041)

    Sitting about a block west of Union Square, this JW Marriott places guests conveniently at the heart of San Francisco. From here, travelers only have to walk a few blocks to find a tram, cable car or BART train to take them to the city's top sights. Although some recent visitors said the downtown location often comes with noisy nights, guests mostly praised the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square for its friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Accommodations here come equipped with ergonomic work stations, flat-screen TVs and access to an on-site fitness center. Though the hotel is surrounded by a variety of neighborhood dining spots, previous guests suggested sitting down for dinner at the JW Marriott's Level III Restaurant, which serves shareable plates of California cuisine. What's more, this hotel rewards loyal patrons with free nights and other perks through the Marriott Bonvoy program.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2041 reviewsTripAdvisor (2041)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
    Costa Mesa, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 339 reviewsTripAdvisor (339)
    Free WiFi

    Located in Costa Mesa, a southeastern suburb of Los Angeles, the Avenue of the Arts hotel earns a thumbs-up from recent guests for its swanky decor. Travelers love the purple tones in the public areas and the gold hues that drape the guest rooms, which house organic bath products, minibars and private balconies. Those who plan to return say they were pleased with on-site amenities such as the outdoor pool, the complimentary shuttle service to John Wayne Airport, the in-house sauna and the trendy Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar. While most travelers were pleased with their experiences here, comments on the staff were mixed. Some said they encountered friendly and helpful employees but others noted some employees had a bit more learning to do. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Costa Mesa, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 339 reviewsTripAdvisor (339)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
    Santa Monica, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1615 reviewsTripAdvisor (1615)

    JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot offers high-class accommodations with a side of the subtle luxury that has become paramount to the JW Marriott brand. This particular one, located along Santa Monica's picturesque Ocean Avenue, is also known for the romantic atmosphere of its in-house restaurant, Cézanne. Guest rooms here also appealed to visitors with warm neutral decor, balconies or patios, and high-tech amenities like iHome docking stations. But for the majority of visitors, it's the property's location that sets it apart from the competition. Guests loved that Le Merigot sits amid a variety of Santa Monica shops and restaurants. If you don't feel like hitting the town, sprawl out alongside the outdoor pool or indulge in a treatment at Spa Le Merigot. And because the property falls under the Marriott umbrella, members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn and use points while staying here.

    Santa Monica, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1615 reviewsTripAdvisor (1615)
    4.0-star Hotel Class

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