From majestic redwood forests, to perfect surf beaches, to snowy peaks, and exciting cities; California seems to have it all. If you are planning a trip to the Golden State, then you should consider visiting the area around Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; experience the rich history of Monterey; enjoy the interesting nature of the Box Springs Mountains; or relax in charming Morro Bay. If you do so, these are some of the best independent boutique hotels in California to enjoy the best of these spots.
Resort at Squaw Creek Penthouse 808
Located beneath the peaks of Squaw Valley and just minutes away from Lake Tahoe, this luxurious boutique hotel is the perfect place to relax after a day of outdoor fun. Offering 405 deluxe mountain lodge-style guest rooms, the Resort at Squaw Creek Penthouse 808 combines top-notch hospitality with high-end amenities to please guests. All rooms feature scenic views, flat screen TVs, dual shower heads, and mini-fridge. Hotel amenities include a ski lift, a championship golf course, three swimming pools, a full service spa, and exceptional dining options.
Inn By the Bay Monterey
Centrally located in Monterey Bay, this homey hotel offers friendly service and an unpretentious ambiance. All guest rooms at the Inn By the Bay Monterey include air conditioning, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, coffee maker, mini-fridge and microwave. The hotel also offers free self-parking.
Another great option to stay in Monterey, the Hotel 1110 is a stylish boutique hotel that mixes sophisticated modern design with vintage accents. Each of its 22 rooms is individually decorated and they all feature luxurious bedding, complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV, electronic fireplace, and plush bathrobes. Guests can also enjoy a free freshly made breakfast for every night they stay; as well as a complimentary glass of wine or beer and appetizer each evening. There is also a wonderful rooftop lounge where you can drink artisan cocktails while admiring the panoramic views over Monterey Bay.
Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley
Set against the backdrop of the striking Box Springs Mountains, the Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley is a family owned all-suites boutique hotel. With its modern decor, luxurious accommodations, and a beautiful outdoor courtyard; this inviting hotel is the ideal spot to explore this area. Each room features deluxe bedding, flat screen TV, iHome docking stations, complimentary WiFi, fridge, and microwave. Other amenities include complimentary full American breakfast, solar heated swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a lounge, outdoor hot tub, and complimentary parking.
Ascot Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member
Located in the heart of Morro Bay, a working fishing harbour on the California Coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this classic boutique hotel offers great service in beautiful nature setting. The Ascot Suites, an Ascent Hotel Collection Member, features spacious guest rooms and suites with a classic decor. Each room includes canopy beds, fireplace, whirlpool jet tub, complimentary WiFi, 27-inch TV, and mini-fridge. Some rooms also feature balconies, a separate living space, and in-room safe. Other hotel amenities include complimentary continental breakfast, a rooftop garden, and evening wine tasting.
This post is part of Hipmunk’s Boutique Hotels series.