As a California local for quite a few years now, I truly believe California is the best place to live. Not only because I adore San Francisco, but also because wine country is right around the corner. There are also so many beautiful spots all around the state. As I’ve explored California, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting quite a few fabulous hotels. See some of The Top 10 California Luxury Hotels.
Alila Napa Valley
Alila Napa Valley is a Starwood Luxury Hotel that is beyond fabulous! When you visit be sure to experience their incredible Acacia House Restaurant. Read more about my fabulous visit to Alila Napa Valley here. This is the perfect place if you’re looking for some nice rest and relaxation. 1915 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
The stunning vineyard views from my patio in my room. It doesn’t get more perfect than this!
The gorgeous Las Alcabos Atrio Spa that you must check out if you visit.
Photo Courtesy of Alila Napa Valley
Biltmore Four Seasons Santa Barbara
If you’re heading to the beautiful wine region of Santa Barbara, you must visit the Biltmore Four Seasons Santa Barbara. This is another iconic hotel with a ton of history and character. The interior design has beautiful elements to it, adding to the charm of this ocean front hotel. 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Photo Courtesy of Biltmore Four Seasons Santa Barbara
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Any Wine Country Trip would not be complete without a stop in Sonoma. This is the more relaxed side to Northern California’s Wine Country in contrast to Napa. I have visited the Sonoma Fairmont Mission Inn & Spa a few times and each time has been a treat. Read more about my stay at the incredible Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa here. 100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma, CA 95476.
The gorgeous Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa lobby. It also has a complimentary wine happy hour on the weekends as guests check in.
The recently remodeled Suite I stayed in during my visit.
Claremont Hotel Berkeley
The Claremont Hotel Berkeley & Spa, is one of the most iconic, historic hotels on this list. Located in Berkeley, this hotel that recently underwent a magnificent renovation now bolstering a stunning modern lobby with bright windows showcasing The Bay views. They also have two restaurants, Limewood Restaurant and The Meritage Restaurant. In addition, they have a Spa which includes an outdoor pool and gym which many locals enjoy as members of the gym. Read more about the Claremont Hotel on my full blog post here. 41 Tunnel Rd, Berkeley, CA 94705.
The beautiful hotel lobby. This hotel was recently renovated and they did such a fabulous job. Both the lobby, restaurants and rooms are all super chic, updated and just stunning!
My heavenly room during my stay at the Claremont with views of San Francisco.
Four Seasons San Francisco
The Four Seasons San Francisco is one of the most luxurious hotels in San Francisco. It’s located on Market Street, a great downtown location. The rooms at this Four Seasons are also amazing. I had a suite with a living room, bedroom and bathroom so plenty of space to spread out and really relax in this luxurious setting. Read the full Four Seasons San Francisco post here. 757 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Cheers to my fabulous dinner at The Four Seasons’ MKT Restaurant. A glass of Pinot Noir and a chocolate dessert, heavenly!
The lovely living room of my suite. What’s not to love about a corner suite with spectacular views during a stay at The Four Seasons San Francisco!
Harbor House Inn & Restaurant
On the edge of the Pacific Ocean sits the beautiful Harbor House Inn. Located in Elk, California, this 1916 Craftsman-style Inn is the perfect reason to visit the charming town of Elk. Speaking of charming, check out my blog post, The Cutest Towns in California. 5600 CA-1, Elk, CA 95432.
Read more about my Visit to Harbor House Inn & Restaurant.
Talk about a great Luxury Hotel in California…
Winding down with a relaxing bath paired with some Sparkling Wine.
Morning yoga routine with the best view… equals a very great start to the day.
From the moment I moved to Healdsburg, located in California’s Sonoma County I had heard all the buzz about the NEW Montage opening in Healdsburg. I was so excited to visit and immediately I fell in love with the grounds, and their fabulous Hazel Hill Restaurant. Read about My Luxurious Stay at Montage Healdsburg. 100 Montage Way, Healdsburg, CA 95448
For more dog-friendly hotels… check out my blog, The Best California Dog-Friendly Hotels.
One of most relaxing, remote, yet luxurious resorts on California’s Coast is Nick’s Cove. This is about a half an hour north of San Francisco with some of the best views! What’s special about Nick’s Cove is their waterfront location and the beyond charming and unique guest cottages. During my visit we stayed in a two-bedroom cottage and enjoyed dinner at their incredible Nick’s Cove Restaurant. Read about the dinner we enjoyed at Nick’s Cove Restaurant and my full post about Nick’s Cove Resort here. 23240 CA-1, Marshall, CA 94940
The stunning dock which has a little cabin at the end where guests can go play games, relax, drink a beer. Be sure to spend some time on the dock during your visit!
The water front cottages.
The master bedroom I enjoyed overlooking the incredible water front views.
Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
For one of the most amazing luxury hotels in San Francisco, I recommend The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco. For extra luxury, read about my fabulous Club Level stay at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco here. One of the best parts about the hotel is that you don’t even have to leave. They’ve got an incredible L’Occitane Spa, Parallel 37 Restaurant, and JCB Tasting Lounge here. 600 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108
The beautiful Ritz-Carlton San Francisco lobby
The stunning Club Level room I stayed in. I love the modern decor, it’s so elegant yet not old and stuffy as some luxury hotels feel.