Places to stay in Southern California
Browse below for some of the most luxurious hotels and accommodation in Southern California. Our Southern California travel specialists regularly visit and inspect the accommodation we feature to ensure they are of an exacting standard.
Perfect for those who like to be near the action but not deafened by it, Shutters on the Beach is a stylish yet quiet hideaway in sassy Santa Monica, and a highly regarded member of The Leading Hotels of the World group.
Known as the ‘Pink Palace’, this landmark hotel is a glamorous resort-style property surrounded by 12 acres of lush tropical gardens and exotic flowers.
Repeatedly recognised by the Luxury Travel Magazine as one of the world’s best stays, the hotel resembles a sun-washed Mediterranean village, offering beach relaxation, spa treatments, an oceanfront pool and great food.
Built in 1910 by the son of President Ulysses S Grant, this grand dame of San Diego’s hotels has played host to discerning guests for more than 100 years as its Grant Grill restaurant remains one of the downtown area’s most elegant dining spaces.
Voted the third-best hotel in Southern California by readers of Condé Nast Traveller and hand-selected by Forbes Travel Guide as one of the finest 5-star resorts in the world, this Relais & Chateaux property proves there’s more to California than just beaches and sea views.