California Hotels to Look Out For

When it comes to California Hotels, some of the best can be found in Palm Desert ... photo by CC user kenlund on Flickr

Whether you’re traveling to California for the adventure of a lifetime or a relaxing getaway, there are plenty of hotel options that will meet your needs. From luxurious resorts to quaint and cozy hotels, you’ll be taken care of in the Golden State. Here are some tips on which hotels to look out for on your California vacation when you visit these five cities.

Los Angeles

There are plenty of reasons to visit Los Angeles, including the fashion-forward shopping scene, delectable restaurants, vibrant nightlife, cultural diversity, and hotels that will allow you to make the most of your time here. Budget-weary travelers should book a room at Vagabond Inn near the University of Southern California, Ramada Downtown West, SandPiper Motel, or The Dixie Hollywood. If you are willing to spend a few extra bucks, check out The Orlando, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Hotel Angeleno, or Hotel Palomar in Beverly Hills.

Palm Desert

The best time to visit Palm Desert is in the summer months – this is when you’ll find some great deals on hotels in the area. Even luxurious 5-star resorts drop their prices dramatically during these months. An example of this is JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. You’ll get the chance to play some golf, receive relaxing spa treatments, lounge at one of the resort’s pools, and indulge in rich meals and refreshing drinks when you book a room here. Other affordable options are Best Western Plus Palm Desert Resort, Desert Breezes Resort, and Marriott Courtyard.

Mountain View

You won’t find the traditional California experience when you travel to Mountain View. Instead of sandy beaches, you’ll find snowcapped mountains. This is a refreshing change from the typical Cali scene, and the best part is you’ll find some great Mountain View hotels for cheap. Mountain View is a popular town for business travelers, as you can find headquarters for companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft here. Some affordable accommodations for business men and women are Best Western Plus Mountain View Inn, The Hotel Aria, Crestview Hotel, County Inn, and Hotel Zico.


A perfect destination for travelers looking for a luxurious beach getaway, Coronado is filled with resorts and hotels that will enhance your experience immensely. Some Coronado hotels that won’t leave you penniless are Coronado Beach Resort, Oakwood Coronado, and El Cordova Hotel on Coronado Island. If you are willing to dish some extra cash, reserve a room at 1906 Lodge Coronado Beach, Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa, or the famous Hotel del Coronado.


Just because Ontario is a less-traveled California hotel, this does not mean it is lacking in options for affordable accommodations. For a fun stay without breaking the bank, book a room at Hyatt Place Ontario, Radisson Hotel Ontario Airport, Ontario Grand Inn and Suites, or Economy Inn. If you would like access to a kitchen during your stay, make a reservation at Residence Inn Ontario. Holiday Inn Express is always a great option for travelers looking for a comfortable stay and free breakfast each morning.