Top 12 Themed Hotels In California, USA - Updated 2024

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Ranging from its renowned coastline to its broad heartland and granite Sierra peaks, California offers an experience of a lifetime. Also known as the Golden State, California’s rich and diversified cultural offerings when paired with its geographical offerings turns into the most incredible experience ever. Moreover, its vibrant cities and globally acclaimed culinary scenes prove to be a gold standard for travelers. While its unique San Diego beach and an array of museums alone can be a significant reason to visit this city, the numerous theme-based hotels in California also add to the ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience. So, while you are planning your next stay at one of these properties, do check out our list of top themed hotels in California, USA.

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 May 20, 2024.

1. Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco (from USD 420)

If you’re looking for a comfy place to stay on your next trip to San Francisco, you should consider Hotel Kabuki. It’s centrally located within the vibrant Japantown, providing guests quick and easy access to many of the city’s top restaurants, cafes, shops, and attractions.

Hotel Kabuki features a chic blend of Eastern and Western architectural design and décor. Accommodations are spacious and well furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel also features nice amenities like free WiFi, a fitness center, and a restaurant and lounge that offers international dishes and beverages.

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Hotel Kabuki, part of JdV by Hyatt

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 1625 Post Street
390.47 km (242.7 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

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

2. Laguna Beach House in Laguna Beach (from USD 297)

For the best Laguna Beach vacation experience, stay in Laguna Beach House. This hotel is your gateway to all of its namesake’s attractions including, malls, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, parks, and, of course, the beach.

This beautiful seaside retreat is also known for its Boho-style accommodations with either coastal views or pool views—all bright, airy, and features nice amenities like 49-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable, highspeed WiFi connection, gourmet coffee and coffeemakers, minibars, and more. The hotel also features a pool, a spa, and an onsite restaurant that offers tasty bites and refreshing beverages.

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Laguna Beach House

Wifi Available

Address: 475 North Coast Highway
272.47 km (169.3 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

3. Villa Delle Stelle in Los Angeles (from USD 207)

Located in the centre of Hollywood, Villa Delle Stelle is a unique theme-based hotel, famous for its rich celebrity history. This historic hotel features uniquely themed suites and exclusive services to offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience to its guests. Uniquely designed after a specific Old Hollywood celebrity, every suite inside Villa Delle Stelle features a full kitchen and a separate living room fit with flat-screen TVs and a DVD player. Famous for providing celebrity services including private in-room massages, private chefs, and hairdresser, this hotel also lays close to Sunset Gower Studios and Hollywood Boulevard.

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4. Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo (from USD 316)

A unique hotel located in San Luis Obispo, the Madonna Inn is renowned for its exquisite theme-based guest rooms which are uniquely-decorated to provide its guests with a wholesome experience. Equipped with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, this luxury hotel also features an outdoor pool, two restaurants, a bakery, and two bars for the guests. With a comforting pillow-top mattress, premium bedding, custom furnishings, and a flat-screen satellite TV, each room offers a welcoming environment. Guests can also enjoy themselves at a fitness center, tennis and basketball courts with additional options for hiking and biking, available on site.

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Madonna Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 100 Madonna Road
70.37 km (43.8 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden

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5. The Charlie West Hollywood in Los Angeles (from USD 426)

Located at a distance of less than a kilometre from Sunset Boulevard, this four-star boutique hotel was once home to Charlie Chaplin. With its unique theme rooting back in history, this hotel offers spacious suites with plush open living areas, large windows, and weekly fresh flowers. Moreover, the rooms at The Charlie West Hollywood come fully equipped with modern kitchens and a private patio. Lastly, apart from offering a cosy stay, this hotel also offers laundry facilities on-site for added convenience.

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The Charlie West Hollywood

Wifi Available

Address: 819 North Sweetzer Avenue
199.03 km (123.7 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

6. Mama Shelter in Los Angeles (from USD 264)

An old-school-themed hotel, Mama Shelter Los Angeles is 600 m (1968.5 ft) away from Capitol Records Building. Apart from serving its guests with a cosy stay and a friendly ambience, Mama Shelter is also home to an award-winning rooftop bar and restaurant, that offers the most out of the stay. With air-conditioned rooms as well as free WiFi throughout the property, visitors can also bring along their furry friends at this guest house.

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Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Wifi Available

Address: 6500 Selma Avenue
201.95 km (125.5 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

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

7. Castle Wood Theme Cottages in Big Bear Lake (from USD 238)

Offering stays limited to couples, Castle Wood Theme Cottages provide their guests with a romantic theme to enhance their lodging experience. Located near the Village of Big Bear Lake, each cabin at this hotel is uniquely themed with offerings to improve their staying experiences. With provisions for spa baths and hot tubs, couples can surely set a relaxing mood at Castle Wood Theme Cottages. Moreover, guests can also enjoy a minimalistic temperature via the fireplaces equipped inside the rooms. Lastly, guests can also utilise the heated swimming pool at the neighbouring Timberline Lodge.

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Castle Wood Theme Cottages- COUPLES ONLY

Wifi Available

Address: 547 Main Street
325.74 km (202.4 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Table tennis Hot tub/jacuzzi Heating

Other themed accommodations

8. Gingerbread Mansion in Ferndale (from USD 235)

Located at a distance of 3 km (1.9 mi) to the pacific coast, the Gingerbread Mansion offers luxury to its guests. With its room paired in Navy and gold Victorian-inspired décor, the rooms inside feature Ferndale bed, bathrobes, free Wi-Fi and a bathroom. Additionally, a free gourmet breakfast is offered daily to the guests. The list of breakfast at this abode includes buttermilk waffles, savoury sausage quiche and stuffed French toast among others. Visitors can also enjoy themselves at the on-site bar at this royal hotel.

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Gingerbread Mansion

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 400 Berding Street
738.57 km (459.0 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests

9. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites in Yucca Valley (from USD 91)

A hotel offering 100 percent non-smoking rooms, Americas Best Value Inn and Suites greets its guests with comforting ambience and free continental breakfast. Coming with standard rooms, the guests can make themselves home with cable TV with HBO film channels, a microwave and a refrigerator. Moreover, this hotel also provides ironing facilities, a coffee machine, and a hairdryer. With complimentary free wifi, it comes with two outdoor swimming pools for the visitors to enjoy themselves.

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Americas Best Value Inn and Suites -Yucca Valley

7.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 56377 29 Palms Highway
370.8 km (230.4 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Room service Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking

10. Victorian Mansion At Los Alamos (from USD 288)

Originally built in 1864, the Victorian Mansion is situated in the heart of the Santa Ynez wine country, serving its guests with great romantic experience and exceptional service. With each of its six guestrooms, individually decorated and themed, it also offers free breakfast to each guestroom. While the staff works tirelessly to ensure a memorable stay of their guests, the Victorian Mansion also provides luxurious linens and soft robes upon arrival. Guests can also relax in front of in-room fireplaces or soak themselves in their private hot tubs.

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Victorian Mansion At Los Alamos

Wifi Available

Address: 326 Bell Street
15.22 km (9.5 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Casino Breakfast in the room Free parking

11. Yosemite Cub's Cabin in Yosemite West (from USD 426)

Providing the guests with an iconic mountain views via its balcony, Yosemite Cub’s Cabin features iconic rooms with balconies in them. Situated at a distance of 25 km (15.5 mi) from Yosemite Village, this welcoming hotel greets visitors with complimentary WiFi and private parking spots on site. Featuring three bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, along with a microwave and a TV unit for entertainment, guests can easily make themselves home at this holiday home. It also gets two bathrooms with a shower and a barbecue for the visitors to enjoy their meals amidst the scenic beauty. Moreover, you can also enjoy hiking and skiing at close proximity to this holiday home.

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Yosemite Cub's Cabin

Wifi Available

Address: 7445 Henness Ridge Road
336.93 km (209.4 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Non-smoking rooms Skiing Free parking Internet services Hiking BBQ facilities Heating

12. Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino (from USD 141)

Probably the most unique theme-based non-smoking hotel in our listing, the motel features rooms that look like teepees. With each room present with an air-conditioner for improved comfort, this hotel also gets an outdoor swimming pool for the guests to enjoy. Moreover, you can also check-in at this place along with your furry friends. However, it is always advisable to understand the terms and conditions before carrying them.

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Wigwam Motel

8.7 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 2728 West Foothill Boulevard
288.62 km (179.4 mi) from La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services

Enjoy your vacations with a new twist

Planning for a vacation to enjoy the coastlines of the Golden State along with the famous sites and natural beauty? What if you get the option to enjoy your evenings at themed hotels, to double the happiness? Imagine enhancing your romantic experiences while lodging at theme-based hotels in California. To help you turn your imagination into reality, chose from the top theme-based hotels in California, USA.

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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