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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    About 20 miles north of central San Diego in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers coastal California visitors a hearty helping of luxury from the moment they enter the lobby. Guests rave about the incredibly spacious guest rooms, saying that the deep-soaking tubs, Nespresso coffee makers and rich Tuscan decor makes for a relaxing stay. And if that isn't enough, there's also a five-star spa, swimming pools and a Tom Fazio-designed golf course. The Grand Del Mar also receives high marks for its cuisine; the hotel's Addison and Amaya restaurants serve award-winning French and Mediterranean fare coupled with regional wines. Add to that the hotel's consistently friendly customer service, and it's easy to see why guests frequently refer to their stays here as five-star experiences. As a member of the AccorHotels portfolio, this hotel allows guests to earn and redeem Le Club AccorHotels perks.

    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Auberge du Soleil, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Rutherford, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated in the quiet town of Rutherford in Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil beautifully showcases the area's stunning vistas. But there's more than scenery to boast about here. This Auberge property also offers a well-equipped fitness center and spa, and you can arrange additional off-site activities, such as hot air balloon rides and golf outings, through the concierge. Should you prefer to stick around the resort, you can lounge away the hours by the pool, tour the Aerena Sculpture Garden or enjoy some private meditation in La Pagode. Foodies adore the gourmet meals served at the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and expert wine pairings. For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can grab a bite to eat at the Bistro & Bar. At the end of the day, luxury-seekers love the spacious guest rooms, which boast private balconies or terraces, fireplaces, as well as contemporary artwork and bath oils and candles for the room's soaking tubs. But keep in mind that a stay at this bit of heaven on earthas it is often described by visitorsdoesn't come cheap.

    Rutherford, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The London West Hollywood
    West Hollywood, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2012 reviewsTripAdvisor (2012)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests raved about this hotel's restaurant, Boxwood on the Roof. But don't let your stomach be the only deciding factor in booking a stay at The London West Hollywood, which sits just off the Sunset Strip. A love for all things English might also sway you. (Case in point: Garbanzo, the regal English bulldog and hotel mascot who can be found parading about the lobby.) And the property's spacious suites have certainly won guests over in the past. But, be sure to note the parking cost a pricey $44 per night. Accommodations come equipped with private terraces and oversized bathrooms, as well as personal wet bars, Keurig coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi access. And when you're not stretching out in your digs, make a point of ordering drinks and enjoying the view from The London's rooftop pool. 

    West Hollywood, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2012 reviewsTripAdvisor (2012)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Post Ranch Inn
    Big Sur, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1248 reviewsTripAdvisor (1248)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    A pristine retreat along the Pacific Ocean less than an hour south of Monterey in Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn is renowned for its rustic atmosphere and indulgent comfort. Guests delight in the views from their guest rooms, gazing at either rising mountains or the expansive seas. The hotel's 39 rooms were designed for utter relaxation – you won't find TVs here, but rather wood-burning fireplaces, private hot tubs and binoculars to help you see more clearly from your personal deck. Should you need your fix of TV, you can head to the library, although the inn's activities should be enough to keep you busy. When visitors are not taking advantage of the on-site amenities – the pools (some of the world's most beautiful), spa, yoga classes and star-gazing excursions, to name a few – they are appreciating the great outdoors on local hikes or watching the sun set over nearby Pfeiffer Beach. No matter how you choose to spend your stay, previous visitors insist that a meal at Sierra Mar must work its way into your schedule. 

    Big Sur, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1248 reviewsTripAdvisor (1248)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Casa Palmero
    Pebble Beach, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 69 reviewsTripAdvisor (69)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    The smallest and most intimate of the Pebble Beach Resorts, Casa Palmero is an exquisite, 24-room property along the fairways of Pebble Beach Golf Links. The attention to detail is evident throughout this Italian villa-inspired property: Guests claim that staff members bend over backward to make guests comfortable, including delivering breakfast baskets to your room each morning and replenishing flowers in your room daily. Not to mention, there are complimentary cocktails served at the hotel every evening. Should you want to explore beyond the premises, guests are allowed access to the Pebble Beach resort's Beach & Tennis Club, as well as the spa. Keep in mind that you need to stay at least two nights here, at The Inn at Spanish Bay or at The Lodge at Pebble Beach to get a reserved tee time on the course. And be sure to book the tee time when you reserve your room to ensure your spot. As a member of the Preferred portfolio, iPrefer members can earn and use points here.

    Pebble Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 69 reviewsTripAdvisor (69)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Drisco
    San Francisco, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1638 reviewsTripAdvisor (1638)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Only two blocks east of the Presidio, Hotel Drisco offers sightseers a convenient jumping-off point for exploring some of San Francisco's most famous sites, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts. Travelers say that the top-notch customer service here made them feel like royalty, adding that the intimate atmosphere made for a relaxing stay. Hotel Drisco's guest rooms feature bright pops of color and luxurious amenities, such as pillow menus, gourmet honor bars and a nightly turndown service (that includes chocolate shortbread cookies). Although there is no restaurant, Hotel Drisco serves a continental breakfast every morning, as well as wine and hors d'oeuvres every evening  both included in the room rate. The property also houses a fitness center and a DVD lending library. 

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1638 reviewsTripAdvisor (1638)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    L'Auberge Carmel
    Carmel, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 403 reviewsTripAdvisor (403)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Perfectly situated in the heart of Carmel, California, and just a 15-minute walk to Carmel Beach, L'Auberge Carmel, charms guests with its intimate luxury. With only 20 rooms, this Relais & Châteaux property appeals to travelers looking for an experience more akin to that provided by a bed-and-breakfast without sacrificing the amenities  like in-room spa services and the gourmet California cuisine served at Aubergine  found at a deluxe hotel. Guest rooms here all feature unique decor, but no matter which accommodation you occupy, you'll be treated to down bedding, soaking tubs and iPod docking stations. Previous visitors raved about the hotel's European influence, though some wished the small property had more on-site amenities.

    Carmel, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 403 reviewsTripAdvisor (403)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Inn Above Tide
    Sausalito, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 844 reviewsTripAdvisor (844)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests described The Inn Above Tide as "dreamy," "magical" and "romantic," and it's easy to see why. Situated on the waterfront in Sausalito, California, every accommodation in this 31-room hotel offers views of the San Francisco Bay, the city skyline, Alcatraz and Angel Island. But the unforgettable vantage point isn't all The Inn Above Tide offers guests: Accommodations are equipped with binoculars, upscale toiletries, iPod docking stations and, in select rooms and suites, fireplaces and private decks (a worthy splurge, according to past lodgers). No matter which room type you choose, you'll have access to the inn's wide range of amenities, including a daily continental breakfast, an evening wine and cheese reception and loaner bicycles. You can also arrange for in-room spa services (for an additional fee). Though the inn doesn't have a fitness center, pool or restaurant on-site, its convenient waterfront location means Sausalito's eateries and shops are just steps away, a major plus for recent visitors. What's more, the ferry terminal is within walking distance of the property, making trips across the bay a cinch.

    Sausalito, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 844 reviewsTripAdvisor (844)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
    San Francisco, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 800 reviewsTripAdvisor (800)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    The Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square, which spreads out in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, provides a bit of luxury in the middle of San Francisco's action. Guests rave about the rooms, which feature full gourmet kitchens and plasma-screen TVs, as well as tasteful design features such as exposed-brick walls and dark wood floors. The Fairmont also gets lots of praise for its complimentary breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese reception in the evening. On breezy nights, visitors recommend lounging by the hotel's outdoor firepits, which provide a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. These amenities do come at a cost, but guests say if you can afford it, go for it. Members of the Le Club AccorHotels program can receive benefits like express check-in at this property.

    San Francisco, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 800 reviewsTripAdvisor (800)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
    Sonoma, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 999 reviewsTripAdvisor (999)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Located in downtown Sonoma, the MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa wins praise from previous guests for its intimate atmosphere. Although it doesn't have the grandeur of other big-name luxury properties, travelers find this hotel's 64 rooms to be comfortable and homey with their cozy furnishings, LED televisions, custom Grape Seed bath products and minifridges. Meanwhile, the on-site spa offers a long list of massages, skin treatments and specialty services that will lull stressed-out visitors into a relaxed haze. And though MacArthur Place's central locale puts it within easy reach of a number of Sonoma eateries, previous guests highly recommend sitting down to dine at Saddles Steakhouse: the in-house restaurant pairs award-winning cuts of meat with an extensive wine list composed of local Sonoma and Napa Valley vinos. Just beware of the daily $25 resort fee when booking your accommodations here. 

    Sonoma, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 999 reviewsTripAdvisor (999)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Harvest Inn
    St. Helena, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 330 reviewsTripAdvisor (330)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Near the small town of St. Helena, the Harvest Inn charms guests with its rustic elegance and attentive service. Described as park-like, the grounds are universally applauded for showcasing the area's natural beauty. Guests are also quick to praise the helpful front desk staff and the delicious Wine Country breakfast buffet at the hotel's full-service restaurant, Harvest Table. Although most past lodgers raved about the size of the guest rooms and the in-room beverage services, some said the decor felt a little scant. The Harvest Inn also boasts two pools, a spa and a small fitness center.

    St. Helena, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 330 reviewsTripAdvisor (330)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Spanish Garden Inn
    Santa Barbara, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1433 reviewsTripAdvisor (1433)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Nestled near downtown Santa Barbara, just three blocks east of State Street, this 23-room inn caters to couples looking for a quiet getaway. Recent guests praised the classic Spanish architecture and spacious rooms that include either a garden patio or private balcony. Rooms are also equipped with gas fireplaces, free Wi-Fi access and marble bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs. Although there's no on-site restaurant, the inn offers amenities like complimentary breakfast daily. Guests can also take advantage of in-room spa services or relax by the pool in the inn's private garden. And while recent visitors recommended the accommodations, they cited the personable and helpful staff as a main reason for repeat stays. 

    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1433 reviewsTripAdvisor (1433)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Santa Ynez Inn
    Santa Ynez, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 461 reviewsTripAdvisor (461)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Santa Ynez Inn boasts 20 elegant rooms and suites in the heart of wine country. This Victorian-style, recently renovated boutique hotel – just 30 miles northwest of Santa Barbara – charms its guests with amenities such as antique furniture, whirlpool bathtubs and working fireplaces. You'll find high-tech features here too, such as flat-screen TVs and high-speed wireless internet, but chances are you'll be too busy to use them. Spend your days touring nearby wineries or indulging at the Santa Ynez Inn's spa – recent guests rave about the massages. And in the evening, snack on complimentary hors d'oeuvres before settling down for at the Vineyard House Restaurant, located next door. The inn is a little pricier than others in the area, but visitors found that the attention to detail and the exceptionally friendly staff members are worth the extra coin.

    Santa Ynez, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 461 reviewsTripAdvisor (461)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Gaige House, A Four Sisters Inn
    Glen Ellen, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 582 reviewsTripAdvisor (582)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Exuding Asian-inspired serenity in the already peaceful Sonoma Valley, the Gaige House is a small slice of paradise. Separated from Napa Valley by Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, the hotel's locale is within easy reach of some of the area's top vineyards. Following in the footsteps of Four Sisters Inn's 13 other California properties, the Gaige House creates a relaxing setting. Its guest rooms have Japanese accents and sleek furniture, which visitors describe as both eye-catching and comfortable. Guests say that it is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, partially due to its spa. Guests can receive massages in the Zen Suites  accommodations that face Calabaza Creek or the inn's scenic gardens  or in one of the inn's private outdoor cabanas. One downside to staying here is that the Gaige House does not feature its own restaurant. However, the property does provide complimentary breakfast and hosts an evening wine and cheese reception.

    Glen Ellen, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 582 reviewsTripAdvisor (582)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Napa Valley Lodge
    Yountville, CA
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1692 reviewsTripAdvisor (1692)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    First-time Napa Valley visitors choose this hotel in Yountville because of its convenient location – within easy reach of the area's wineries. The guest rooms feature private terraces or balconies, glass walk-in showers, Nespresso coffee machines and free Wi-Fi access. And recent guests said the staff throughout the hotel were quick to answer any service requests. When you're not out touring vineyards, relax by the pool or schedule a spa treatment. Although there isn't a restaurant on-site, Napa Valley Lodge does serve a complimentary Champagne breakfast every morning, which is an amenity recent guests especially liked. There are also freshly baked cookies available in the afternoon and a wine hour every Thursday and Friday evening featuring local wineries.

    Yountville, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1692 reviewsTripAdvisor (1692)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi