California’s Most Awesome Boutique Hotels

California is arguably the most famous and well-known state in the US. It attracts a generous amount of tourists each year, with many of them heading to cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. Because of its popularity, California’s cities have a range of awesome hotels for tourists to stay in. Here are five of the absolute best.

Best Boutique Hotels in California

The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas

Situated in the stunning Palm Springs Valley, the Westin is nearby the area’s best attractions, restaurants, and shopping options. Rooms at the hotel are incredibly spacious and include Heavenly Beds, desks, cable televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi access, spa-style showers, and a patio or balcony. There are nine types of guests rooms, and prices start at $100 and end at $700 per night depending on the room type. There are plenty of amenities on site, and guests can take a dip in one of the three pools before relaxing in the Oasis Den or Hideaway.

Palm Springs
Palm Springs by Patrick Nouhailler on Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Hotel Zelos San Francisco

One of San Francisco’s most luxurious accommodation options, the Hotel Zelos is located conveniently downtown nearby many of the state’s famous attractions. Rooms begin on the fifth floor, giving guests amazing views of the city. They include complimentary Wi-Fi for three devices, a mini-bar, luxury bed linen, and plenty of in-room entertainment options. Guests can take advantage of the on-site fitness center and dine at the newly opened Dirty Habit restaurant.

Best Boutique Hotels in California: Downtown, San Francisco
Downtown, San Francisco by Davide D’Amico on Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

This lavish hotel is one of the more reasonably priced ones in San Francisco, with prices starting at $374 per night. Rooms include a Hyatt Grand bed with luxury linen and plush pillows, a spacious work desk, free Wi-Fi, a 47-inch flat screen LCD TV, designer bath products, and a separate living area in the suites. Guests can dine at the on-site Eclipse Restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The fitness center is open 24 hours, giving guests the flexibility to work out when they please. Business travelers will love the business center that offers printing, copying, and faxing services and the 35 meeting rooms.

San Francisco Hyatt Regency Lobby
San Francisco Hyatt Regency Lobby by Christopher Neugebauer on Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

CitiGarden Hotel

Perfect for those traveling on a budget, the CitiGarden Hotel is situated in south San Francisco next to the San Francisco Convention Center. Rooms include a king-size or queen bed, a writing desk, a television, a telephone, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Microwaves and refrigerators can be provided for an extra charge. The hotel offers a free shuttle service for all guests as well as free parking, a 24-hour reception desk, an outdoor pool, and a continental breakfast each morning. The on-site buffet restaurant also has a menu with over 150 dishes.

Oyster Point
Oyster Point, South San Francisco by codeagraphic on Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Hyatt Place San Jose

Situated close to San Jose’s attractions, Hyatt Place is one of the more affordable luxury hotels. Guests can make the most of the free Wi-Fi, pet-friendly policy, 24-hour on-site fitness center, and the on-site restaurant, which provides a complimentary breakfast each morning. Rooms feature a comfortable Hyatt Grand bed, a 42-inch HD television, complimentary skin and hair care products, and innovative work stations.

Best Boutique Hotels in California: San Jose, California
San Jose, California by the_tahoe_guy on Flickr / CC BY 2.0

About Lauren Davidson

Since 2013, Lauren has been writing for various travel and lifestyle websites. Her first piece of writing was a travel guide on the Algarve region of Portugal, where she lived for over a year. Currently residing in Sheffield, England, she is studying Journalism and has a blog at You can follow her on Twitter at @Lozikinz.

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