California Beach Hotels - California's Beaches Hotels

 

Santa Monica beach, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel & Le Merigot- Jw Marriott Beach Hotel & Spa

 

California beach hotels include cottages, single rooms and suites with ocean views, garden or patio views and even views of a highway in some instances. 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 sometimes fall short of your hopes when they cost quite a bit but don't deliver on the room quality or amenities.  This happens most often during the travel season - May through November. July 4th weekend is one of the worst times to try to find a deal at the beach, in fact.  From  first-class AAA four-diamond hotels or five diamond resorts to AAA two-diamond budget properties, you can often find some deals, especially on week days when the hotels have rooms to fill or 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 cheap. If you want less expensive options, go inland where you may have to drive to the beach. 

 

 
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City Reservations/rates/info Photo/review comments all hotels
Anaheim Disneyland Resort Hotels   NO BEACH - 15 miles from beach
Avila Beach Inn at Avila Beach   Beach & Pier across street from
hotel, sloped hill
Avila Beach San Luis Bay Inn hotel sits high on bluff overlooking
Pacific Ocean
Bodega Bay Inn At The Tides   meeting & resort hotel with wharf on site
Coronado Hotel del Coronado historic hotel, ambience, beach on site, shops, dining, romance or family fun
Coronado Loews Coronado Bay Resort

PHOTOS

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

PHOTOS

on the bay overlooking downtown
San Diego, flamingos, family-friendly
Dana Point The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel 5 diamond quality, beach on property, pricey, upscale casual, guests love it!
Dana Point Dana Point Harbor Inn   casual hotel, on the harbor, short walk to beach on bike, walk path
Half Moon Bay Cypress Inn   at the beach a few steps down street
Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay cliffs above beach with access, golf course, stunning greens, ocean views
Hermosa Beach The Beach House    overlooking the sand at Hermosa Beach
Huntington
Beach
Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa walk-bridge over Coast Hwy to beach with bonfire pits, walk downtown 4 blocks
Laguna Beach   Capri Laguna Inn at the Beach   older hotel, beach on site, shopping, 2 Diamond
Laguna Beach   Inn at Laguna Beach   beach views, walk path to beach below
Laguna Beach Montage Resort & Spa pricey but popular! friendly staff
top quality, on the beach, great spa, luxury made for kings, queens, princesses
Laguna Beach Surf & Sand Hotel

PHOTOS

great views, on beach, not cheap, specialplace for celebrations
La Jolla Lodge At Torrey Pines perched on cliff above ocean and beach, on 18th fairway of PGA - Torrey Pines Golf Course, Craftsman style, ambience
Marina Marina Dunes Resort

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

PHOTOS

hotel has public beach, kids play area, kayak launch, marina, Hornblower Cruises, fish trips, boat rides  
Monterey Monterey Beach Resort

PHOTOS

beach & sand dunes on site, restaurant on site, near Seaside, drive downtown
Newport
Beach
Balboa Bay Club

PHOTO

small private beach on site, very nice,boats, on Pacific Coast Highway
Newport
Beach
Balboa Inn

PHOTOS

beach on site, pier, great location
Oxnard Casa Sirena Hotel & Marina

PHOTOS

hotel on the harbor, water views, park and  grass lawns
Pacifica Best Western Lighthouse Hotel hotel has ocean and small beach at your door, dining, surfing, crashing waves
Pacifica Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites   ocean and small beach at your door,dining, small shops, surfing
Pismo Beach Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge

PHOTOS

on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge

PHOTO 1 - 2

on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Cottage Inn By The Sea

PHOTOS

on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Pismo Lighthouse Suites   on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach Sandcastle Inn

PHOTOS

on the beach north of pier, great location
Pismo Beach Spyglass Inn   on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Pismo Beach The Cliffs Resort

PHOTOS

on the cliff with set of steps down to beach and pier, views!
Redondo
Beach
Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club   private peninsula in King Harbor, beach a short stroll along bike, walk path
Santa Barbara Bacara Resort beach on site, few miles from downtown shops, Sandpiper public golf next door, views, Mediterranean decor
Santa Barbara Harbor View Inn

PHOTOS

beach across the street, plus Stearns Wharf and municipal pool, very nice rooms, great artwork
Santa Monica Le Merigot- Jw Marriott
Beach Hotel & Spa
  beach, partial ocean views; pricey but nice- Britney Spears has stayed here
Santa Monica Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel   amenities, sun decks, firepits, beachdown hill, no busy street to cross
Santa Monica Shutters On The Beach   boutique hotel on sand, intimate, great location, popular
Santa Monica The Hotel California   remodeled, beach-theme casual, walk down the hill to beach and amusements
San Diego Catamaran Resort Hotel beach, boat rentals, paddle wheeler boat ride/stay, family friendly, restaurants
San Diego Paradise Point Resort & Spa   beach and bay on site, very nice
Sunset Beach Ramada Limited Ocean Front 

PHOTOS

closest hotel to beach, bonfire pits, restaurants  
Ventura Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach
(formerly Holiday Inn)

PHOTOS

great location at beach, pier, changed name recently, remodeled