California Beach Hotels - Hotel Options at Beaches in California


California Beach Hotels offer a variety of amenities and services to suit many individual needs. From hotels at California beaches and beach waterfront resorts to affordable hotels and budget inns or motels smack dab on the sand,California beach hotels feature desirable locations near the Pacific Ocean. Planning a beach vacation is important when you only have limited time to enjoy a getaway. Oceanfront luxury and spectacular views will cost you. Affordable hotels at the beach are easiest to find in the fall and winter months from September through February.

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From first-class AAA four-diamond hotels or five diamond resorts to AAA two-diamond budget properties, you can also occasionally find some deals when the hotels have rooms to fill in the off season. We often scan our booking service and scour the beach cities for some specials. The chart below was a difficult chart to create because a hotel can sometimes be at the waterfront with no beach. The hotel may have a bridge that crosses a highway and lands you on the beach. Whenever possible, we've made note of these situations. The main thing to remember is that most beach hotels in California are not priced cheap. If you want less expensive options, go inland where you may have to drive to the beach.

City Photos / Information Maps, Prices Comments
Anaheim Disneyland Resort Hotels Reservations NO BEACH - 15 miles from beach
Avila Beach Inn at Avila Beach Reservations Beach & Pier across street from
hotel, sloped hill
Avila Beach Avila Lighthouse Suites Reservations fairly new hotel
Avila Beach San Luis Bay Inn
golf * tennis
Reservations hotel sits high on bluff over Pacific Ocean
Bodega Bay Inn At The Tides Reservations meeting & resort hotel with wharf on site
Bodega Bay Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa Reservations meeting & resort hotel with wharf on site
Cambria Best West. Fireside Inn Reservations across street from beach
Cambria Cambria Shores Inn Reservations across street from beach
Cambria Fogcatcher Inn Reservations across street from beach
Cambria Little Sur Inn Reservations across street from beach
Cambria Moonstone Pelican Cove

Inn & Suites

Reservations across street from beach
Cayucos Beach Bed & Breakfast Reservations Ocean views, pet friendly
Cayucos Shoreline Inn Reservations Ocean views, pet friendly
Coronado Hotel del Coronado
 spa * pets
Reservations historic hotel, beach on site, shops, dining, romance or family
Coronado Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4 Diamond * tennis * spa * pets

Reservations

on the bay, water views, walk to beach under bridge -golf cart rides to beach
Coronado Marriott Coronado
Island Resort

4 Diamond * pets * spa * tennis
Reservations on the bay overlooking downtown San Diego, flamingos, family-friendly
Dana Point Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
4 Diamond * beach * spa  
Reservations 5 diamond quality, beach on property, pricey, upscale casual, guests love it!
Dana Point Dana Point Harbor Inn Reservations casual hotel, on the harbor, short walk to beach on bike, walk path
Del Mar L'Auberge Del Mar
spa

Reservations

lovely setting on hill overlooking beaches; shops, dining across street; fair & Del Mar Racetrack nearby
Half Moon Bay Beach House Half Moon Bay

Reservations

at the beach, private gate
Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
5 Diamond * golf * spa

Reservations

cliffs above beach with access, golf course, stunning greens, ocean views
Hermosa Beach Beach House At Hermosa Beach

Reservations

overlooking the sand at Hermosa Beach
Huntington
Beach
Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
4 diamond * tennis* pets
Reservations across street from beach, 4  blocks to Main Street & Huntington Beach pier
Huntington
Beach
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa
4 diamond * tennis * spa

Reservations

walk-bridge over Coast Hwy to beach with bonfire pits, walk downtown 4 blocks
Laguna Beach Inn at Laguna Beach

Reservations

beach views, walk path to beach below
Laguna Beach Pacific Edge

Reservations

formerly Vacation Village, ocean views
Laguna Beach Montage Resort & Spa Dining
tennis * spa

Reservations

pricey but popular! friendly staff top quality, on the beach, great spa, luxury
Laguna Beach Surf & Sand Hotel

Reservations

great views, on beach, not cheap, specialplace for celebrations
La Jolla Grand Colonial

Reservations

perched on cliff above ocean and beach, on 18th fairway of PGA - Torrey Pines Golf Course, Craftsman style, ambience
La Jolla La Valencia Hotel

Reservations

great views, down street from beach 1/2 block, next to shops, a wedding favorite
La Jolla Lodge At Torrey Pines
5 Diamond * golf * spa * tennis

Reservations

perched on cliff above ocean and beach, on 18th fairway of PGA - Torrey Pines Golf Course, Craftsman style, ambience
Long Beach Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Reservations

beaches, Seaport Marina dining, convention center, Queen Mary, Catalina Island boat
Marina Marina Dunes Resort  

Reservations

sits on sandy beach next to ecologically sensitive dunes habitat, golf carts, wow!
Marina del Rey Marriott Marina Beach
 

Reservations

hotel has public beach, kids play area, kayak launch, marina, Hornblower Cruises, fish trips, boat rides
Marina del Rey Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey

Reservations

25 meter lap pool on bay, close to LAX, marina and beaches, tennis
Monterey

Monterey Beach Resort

Reservations beach & sand dunes on site, restaurant on site, near Seaside, drive downtown
Newport
Beach
Balboa Bay Club Reservations small private beach on site, very nice,boats, on Pacific Coast Highway
Newport
Beach
Balboa Inn Reservations beach on site, pier, great location
Oxnard Casa Sirena Hotel & Marina Reservations hotel on the harbor, water views, park and  grass lawns
Oxnard Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort Reservations all suites at the beach, made-to-order breakfast free
Pacifica Best Western Lighthouse
Hotel
Reservations hotel has ocean and small beach at your door, dining, surfing, crashing waves
Pacifica Holiday Inn Express
Hotel & Suites
Reservations ocean and small beach at your door, dining, small shops, surfing
Pismo Beach Best Western Shelter Cove
Lodge
Reservations on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Best Western Shore
Cliff Lodge
Reservations on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Cottage Inn By The Sea Reservations on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Dolphin Bay Hotel   Reservations on the cliff with set of steps down to beach, travertine kitchens, upscale living rooms
Pismo Beach Pismo Lighthouse Suites Reservations on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Sandcastle Inn Reservations on the beach north of pier, great location
Pismo Beach Spyglass Inn Reservations on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach The Cliffs Resort Reservations on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Redondo
Beach
Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club Reservations private peninsula in King Harbor, beach a short stroll along bike, walk path
Santa Barbara Bacara Resort
golf * spa * pets
Reservations beach on site, Sandpiper public golf next door, views, Mediterranean decor
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn Reservations beach across the street, plus Stearns Wharf and municipal pool, very nice rooms, great artwork
Santa Monica Le Merigot- Jw Marriott
Beach Hotel & Spa

4 Diamond * pets *  spa
Reservations beach, partial ocean views; pricey but nice- Britney Spears has stayed here
Santa Monica Loews Santa Monica  Beach Hotel
4 Diamond
Reservations amenities, sun decks, firepits, beachdown hill, no busy street to cross
Santa Monica Shutters On The Beach Reservations boutique hotel on sand, intimate, great location, popular
San Diego Catamaran Resort Hotel
 
Reservations beach, boat rentals, paddle wheeler boat ride/stay, family friendly, restaurants
San Diego Hilton San Diego Resort - 28
4 Diamond * spa * tennis
Reservations  fabulous on the bay entertainment and family fun vacations
San Diego Paradise Point Resort & Spa Reservations beach and bay on site, very nice
Sea Ranch Sea Ranch Lodge Reservations pristine beaches with starfish, sea lions, deer in fields
Sunset Beach Ramada Limited Ocean Front  Reservations closest hotel to beach, bonfire pits, restaurants
Ventura Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura
Beach (formerly Holiday Inn)
Reservations great location at beach, pier, changed name recently, remodeled

Santa Monica Beach, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Le Merigot - JW Marriott Beach Hotel and Spa



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