10 Best Hotels To Stay In Southern California - Updated 2024

Tenissa
Tenissa 
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Sunny, pleasant weather and the majestic coastline of the Pacific Ocean are two of the many things to enjoy in Southern California. The region is also known for its top-notch attractions that are suitable for people of all ages. You can spend a whole day of fun at Disneyland Park, which features nine themed lands with fun attractions and rides. A collection of unusual rock formations will blow your mind away when you visit Joshua Tree National Park. Do not forget to take a picture in front of the iconic Hollywood Sign atop Mount Lee. Keep reading to learn about the best hotels to stay in Southern California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

1. Dana Point Marina Inn (from USD 205)

You will have a pleasant stay at this modern hotel, which is not far from Capistrano Beach. A continental or a buffet breakfast is served every morning to help you get started before doing anything else. You can plunge into an outdoor swimming pool any time you feel like it. You can burn some calories at the on-site fitness center. Free parking and free wireless internet access are also available. For the best experience, you can choose a room that offers views of the harbor or pool.

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Dana Point Marina Inn This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

7.6 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 24800 Dana Point Harbor Drive
28.83 km (18.0 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

2. The Surfrider Malibu (from USD 1219)

There is nothing you will not love about this hotel. First is its strategic location. The hotel is directly opposite the beach. You can fall asleep and wake up to the sound of waves. Second is the amenities. The room comes with a flat-screen television and a private bathroom with free toiletries. You can book a room with a sitting area where you can relax and enjoy the sea views. Finally, the hotel offers plenty of free things that include surf boards, paddle boards, morning coffee, and wireless internet connection.

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The Surfrider Malibu

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 23033 Pacific Coast Highway
86.26 km (53.6 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

3. Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach (from USD 771)

Every day will feel wonderful at this incredible hotel. You can take a leisure walk around the garden in the morning. Then you can relish a full complimentary breakfast to satisfy your appetite. After exploring the city’s attractions, you can take a dip in an outdoor swimming pool. Before going to bed, you can drop by the on-site bar for a drink. In your room, you will find amenities that include a coffee machine and free toiletries.

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Hotel Joaquin - Adults Only

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 985 North Coast Highway
16.51 km (10.3 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning

4. The Westin Pasadena (from USD 288)

This four-star hotel is a short walk to Pasadena Museum of California Art. It promises an unforgettable stay. When you are too lazy to go out, you can just stay in your room and stream your favorite movies because the room comes with a large television with movies. In addition, the room includes a refrigerator and coffee maker. As for recreational facilities, the hotel features an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, and a well-equipped fitness center.

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The Westin Pasadena

Wifi Available

Address: 191 North Los Robles
57.96 km (36.1 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

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5. The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection in Los Angeles (from USD 1381)

This modern hotel is set on Sunset Boulevard and is known as “The Pink Palace.” It offers a bright and elegant room where you will have an enjoyable stay. Inside your room, you can refresh yourself by taking a shower in a marble bathroom. Two televisions are provided for entertainment, along with a mini bar and a coffee maker. There is a beautiful outdoor pool where you can take a dip whenever you feel like relaxing. You are also welcome to make use of the fitness center, which provides complete equipment, free fruits, juice, and water.

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The Beverly Hills Hotel - Dorchester Collection

Wifi Available

Address: 9641 Sunset Boulevard
68.36 km (42.5 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

6. Pendry San Diego (from USD 438)

Stay in the heart of San Diego by booking a room at this hotel. As a guest here, you will have a good night’s sleep in a spacious room that features a private bathroom with a shower, a flat-screen television, and an air conditioner. Moreover, you have access to an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. A hot tub is available for those who want to soothe their aching muscles after a day of adventure. In the morning, you can indulge in an American breakfast before setting out.

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Pendry San Diego

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 550 J Street
126.28 km (78.5 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

7. Little Paradise Hotel in Palm Springs (from USD 178)

You will have a memorable stay in Palm Springs by spending a couple of days at this hotel. The hotel boasts modern rooms with televisions, microwaves, jetted massage showers, and fireplaces. Premium movie channels can keep you entertained at this adult-only hotel. For relaxation, you can go to the terrace or shared lounge. There is also an outdoor pool with amazing views.

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Little Paradise Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 435 East Avenida Olancha
120.77 km (75.1 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Terrace Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Heating WiFi Available Outdoor pool

8. Residence Inn by Marriott at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center (from USD 283)

What a splendid stay you will experience at this contemporary hotel. You will rest well in a warmly decorated room that features a cable television and a sitting area. If you travel with kids, you can choose to stay in a Disney-themed suite, which comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Free access to the fitness center is granted. Moreover, you can relax in the rooftop pool with cabanas.

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Residence Inn by Marriott at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center

Wifi Available

Address: 640 West Katella Avenue
14.26 km (8.9 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

9. Best Western Plus Meridian Inn & Suites, Anaheim-Orange (from USD 185)

You will have a relaxing and pleasant stay at this hotel, which is a quick drive to Disneyland Park. The hotel features an outdoor pool and a sun terrace where you can have a good time unwinding. Guests have access to the fitness center and courtyard. You can grab a breakfast bag filled with a granola bar and water before visiting any of the attractions. King and queen suites are available to ensure quality sleep.

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Best Western Plus Meridian Inn & Suites, Anaheim-Orange

Wifi Available

Address: 720 The City Dr S
10.47 km (6.5 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre Family rooms

10. Hampton Inn & Suites Irvine/Orange County Airport in Irvine (from USD 197)

This comfortable hotel is near University of California Irvine. It features a bar and a shared lounge for guests to mingle with one another and relax with a drink. Every morning, a continental breakfast is served. You can dive into a swimming pool to recharge your body. You can also stay in shape by having a quick workout at the gym. Your room comes with a television with cable channels and a private bathroom.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Irvine/Orange County Airport

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 2192 Dupont Drive
2.36 km (1.5 mi) from K1 Speed - Indoor Go Karts, Corporate Event Venue, Team Building Activities

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

There is a lot to explore in Southern California

With so many attractions to explore in Southern California, you might have to spend a week-long vacation. You can make as many beautiful memories as you can with your loved ones while touring this beautiful region. For the ultimate stay, unwind and recharge at the best hotels and holiday rentals in the area.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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