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California 5 Star Hotels

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Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara (Carlsbad) 5.0 of 5
$269 and up *
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#3 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
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  • "Great location. Close to beach and sightseeing. The staff is very helpful and accommodating...."
  • "We own 6 timeshares and have visited over 40 timeshares around the world. Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara is by far the finest we have ever visited. Staff is attentive, accommodations luxurious, pl..."
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Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square (San Francisco) 5.0 of 5
$728 and up *
#4 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • "It's a luxury apartment at fisherman's wharf. This is not a hotel room. It was great for our family of four (one bedroom apartment) as a central location to explore san fran and the surrounding area..."
  • "I loved this city hotel! We stayed here for 2 nights visiting family in San Francisco and traveled with our 21 month old son. Fabulous rooms: a full kitchen and washer and dryer, tall ceilings, brick ..."
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The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (Truckee) 5.0 of 5
$342 and up *
Special Offer High Sierra Golf Package
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#1 of 14 hotels in Truckee
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  • "My wife and I stayed at this hotel on January 2012 for a week end. If you sky, this is the hotel for you!! Renting sky equipments is very easy and you will find your skis waiting for you outside the h..."
  • "We have stayed at this property numerous times with our German Shepard, Gabe. The entire staff, from the front door to Manzanita to houskeeping to management is the BEST in California. We highly reco..."
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The Peninsula Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills) 5.0 of 5
$582 and up *
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#1 of 14 hotels in Beverly Hills
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  • "I had booked the Mosaic Hotel, behind the Peninsula, when I had a medical appointment in that vicinity. The Mosaic claimed ignorance when I arrived at their property, leaving me pressed for time. It..."
  • "My stay was short, only one day on business, and overall had a pleasant stay. Room: stayed on the first floor, which was one level below the lobby. There was a very small outdoor porch, but it seem..."
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L'Ermitage Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills) 5.0 of 5
$425 and up *
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#3 of 14 hotels in Beverly Hills
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  • "We had an excellent stay. This hotel is really beautiful and attention to detail is fab. Staff were always really friendly and happy to help with everything from car hire to restaurant recommendations..."
  • "We were debating both location and style of hotel for a first visit to the LA area. We learned that there is really no such thing as a central hotel, where everything in LA is so spread out. L'Ermit..."
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The Beverly Hills Hotel (Beverly Hills) 5.0 of 5
$543 and up *
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#2 of 14 hotels in Beverly Hills
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  • "I joined my husband on a business trip out to L.A. He was staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel and insisted I come. So I figured, why not, I love California. I arrived fairly late, and when I went to c..."
  • "I always finish of my trips to LA with a slurge on 5* hotel with no expense spared in the Beverly Hills area. I have tended to stay in the Beverly Wilshire but have also stayed in the Beverly Hilton. ..."
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Montage Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills) 5.0 of 5
$516 and up *
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#4 of 14 hotels in Beverly Hills
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  • "Me and my husband stayed recently at Montage. Concierge and reception was really helpful as we requested to be at a lower fooor. room was big and we enjoed comfy pillows, that is rare ocasion these da..."
  • "I have stayed at this hotel at least a dozen times or more and I felt it was high time to write a review. Everything about the physical plant of the hotel is superb, but frankly, it is the service quo..."
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#5 of 14 hotels in Beverly Hills
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  • "We had four nights in Los Angeles and the Beverly Wilshire was the ideal place from which to explore - probably the best location in the city amongst safe streets with fabulous shops and restaurants. ..."
  • "Very good hotel in a great location in the center of Beverly Hills on Rodeo. Great for shopping, restaurants, nightlife in the area. Pricing not exhorbitant. Rooms of good quality. Food top class. Can..."
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Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) 5.0 of 5
$465 and up *
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#3 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
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  • "Recently, I stayed at the Four Seasons at Beverly Hills and it could not have been a better experience. The service was great, the food was delicious, and I got everything I needed for a great price. ..."
  • "The bad: The hotel was tucked in a weird neighborhood, but close to Robertson Street (about 4 blocks away). The house car was nice, but we never got a limo or the Rolls Royce offered to us. Drinks a..."
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Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles) 5.0 of 5
$538 and up *
Special Offer Deluxe Breakfast Getaway
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#2 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
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  • "I know there are some who are not fans of the new refurbishment, but I say it works. The bedrooms and bathrooms at this hotel are an object lesson in how to get it right. This is a pretty blissful pla..."
  • "If you want to stay in a jumping, action filled hotel in the middle of Beverly Hills, this is NOT for you. If you want an elegant, fantastic, quiet hotel with great service in the middle of beautiful ..."
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The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles (Los Angeles) 5.0 of 5
$422 and up *
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#9 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
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  • "My wife and I have only good things to say about the new Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles. Our experience started with prompt and professional valet service. We arrived somewhat early and we were immediate..."
  • "We spent our wedding night here and were treated to a complimentary upgrade to our room, a handwritten welcome letter and chocolate-dipped fruit treats. In spite of the fact that this hotel is way ove..."
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Mr. C Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) 5.0 of 5
$324 and up *
#26 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
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  • "Mr C sets an unusual tone for a stay by checking guests in at the bar (ie the lobby) with an offer of a free Bellini. Its a nice touch. Our room was white, very white and appointed with everything you..."
  • "Welcoming, stylish, and very well run. Would thoroughly recommend this excellent hotel where management seem to have trained their staff to perfection and have got the ambience just right. Perhaps J ..."
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The US Grant (San Diego) 5.0 of 5
$199 and up *
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#27 of 268 hotels in San Diego
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  • "I always wanted to stay at the US Grant in San Diego and I finally got the change (Thank you Priceline). I had very high expectations on this historical landmark hotel and they were truly surpassed. T..."
  • "My girlfriend and I were getting away for a little R&R. We took advantage of a travelzoo.com deal that gave us a deluxe room for $169. a night and since this hotel was situated in the Gas lamp quarter..."
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The Langham Huntington, Pasadena (Pasadena) 5.0 of 5
$263 and up *
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#1 of 28 hotels in Pasadena
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  • "The Langham Huntington boasts a great setting. The grounds are spectacular. The rooms are nicely furnished and clean. The pool is large and busy. Hotel guests and spa members all have access to th..."
  • "The Langham is a beautiful property! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there about a year ago last August. We enjoyed many days lounging by the pool (service was great as were the smoothies!) which fel..."
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Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village (Westlake Village) 5.0 of 5
$260 and up *
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#1 of 4 hotels in Westlake Village
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  • "Stayed for one night and the experience was lovely. The hotel is very calm but cheery with pink and green décor that is inviting though not over the top. The room was spacious and very clean with a ..."
  • "I decided to splurge and treat myself to a night away from work, friends, everything. I booked a room at the Four Seasons and although it's more than I would normally spend, I'm glad I did it! The h..."
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The London West Hollywood (West Hollywood) 5.0 of 5
$395 and up *
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#2 of 17 hotels in West Hollywood
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  • "Very well located hotel in West Hollywood with large rooms and bathrooms. Impecible taste in design - takes a bit to look behind the posh and stylish decor to realise this was an old hotel. A lot of..."
  • "Flew into LA, from NYC, to spend Father's Day weekend with my son, who lives in LA and my first stay at The London West Hollywood was superior. The staff does all they can to make your stay an enjoyab..."
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Rosewood Sand Hill (Menlo Park) 5.0 of 5
$428 and up *
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#2 of 8 hotels in Menlo Park
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  • "The Rosewood Sand Hill hotel is one of the best that I've stayed at. It feels like an up-market Asian five star hotel but in the US. The rooms are extremely large with beautiful bathrooms. There is..."
  • "My wife and I recently stayed here while we were in the area. I was there for business, she was there to see old friends in the area. Before we arrived, they sent a quick note asking if there was an..."
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Auberge du Soleil (Rutherford) 5.0 of 5
$913 and up *
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#1 of 1 hotels in Rutherford
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  • "We recently had our wedding at Auberge and it was soooooooo good. The service was excellent and the banquet team did a very good job. Thanks to Brittany and her service team. The Executive Chef did a ..."
  • "I travel a great deal. This place ranks at the top of most of my lists for hotel experiences. Amazing setting, great rooms, great service, amazing location. You feel like you are in the south of Franc..."
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (Dana Point) 5.0 of 5
$540 and up *
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#1 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
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  • "Stayed here Sept. 7-10. Midweek seems to be a great time to visit this property. It was quiet and serene. The ocean views were incredible. The room was very comfortable and luxurious. The bed linens a..."
  • "We stayed last week on Wednesday night at The Ritz and I have nothing but great things to say. First off, I got a great package from AAA which I normally never book through. I got a package for a gard..."
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Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco (San Francisco) 5.0 of 5
$508 and up *
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#6 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • "We always stay one to two night on the front and back of visiting family here in California on the from and returning to Europe. The last time we were in SF we had to stay elsewhere due to a remodel ..."
  • "What a wonderful experience! My husband and I stayed at the Mandarin in the beginning of January, and there just aren't enough good things to say about it! The rooms were spacious (closet(s), large ..."
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The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco (San Francisco) 5.0 of 5
$442 and up *
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#28 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • "Excellent location if you are a tourist, as it is just off all major cable car lines. The California line is adjacent to the hotel; the California line can be taken into the main shopping areas along..."
  • "This is the second time we have stayed here - the last time was 3 years ago when we just booked standard rooms (which were fantastic). This time we decided to treat ourselves to 2 club level rooms. ..."
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Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco (San Francisco) 5.0 of 5
$474 and up *
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#11 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • "We spent three nights with family (including kids) and had a wonderful time. The hotel is well located in the Union Station area and Chinatown, SOMA, the AT&T Ballpark, etc. are all easily accessable..."
  • "My wife and I stayed here in Oct. for a few days. We have stayed at many FS and it was great. The location is great, rooms comfortable, quiet, etc. We only had breakfast at the hotel and the oatmeal a..."
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The St. Regis San Francisco (San Francisco) 5.0 of 5
$543 and up *
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#15 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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  • "We have stayed at this hotel several times, this tends to be our preferred hotel when visiting SF. However, we have had various experiences. Whenever we get an upgrade to a suite (most of the time),..."
  • "My wife and I spent the weekend in San Francisco and stayed at the St. Regis hotel. From the moment we arrived there until we left the service and attention to detail was impeccable. They upgraded u..."
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Belmond El Encanto (Santa Barbara) 5.0 of 5
$477 and up *
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#3 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
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  • "As a well seasoned traveller ~ I have finally found that true oasis close to home - El Encanto in Santa Barbara was truly a getaway ~ light years away from Hollywood hustle and the traffic and noise a..."
  • "So my husband brought me here for 2 days to celebrate my Birthday, and I absolutely loved it. You can't go wrong at this place. I can honestly say the service was one of the best! Outstanding. Howev..."
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#1 of 1 hotels in East Palo Alto
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  • "I booked a room to celebrate wedding anniversary. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the room was upgraded to a suite, with Champagne and cake waiting in the room. Great location, very quite..."
  • "The Four Seasons Palo Alto is a gorgeous hotel. Everything was luxurious and there was fine modern art everywhere. We ordered flowers (for Valentine's) and the arrangement was in the room when we arri..."
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The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach) 5.0 of 5
$424 and up *
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#3 of 17 hotels in Newport Beach
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The Inn at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach) 5.0 of 5
$583 and up *
#1 of 10 hotels in Pebble Beach
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  • "I took my husband to play Pebble Beach for his 40th birthday. We are both avid golfers and thought this would be a great "once in a lifetime" experience. Was it ever- except it will not be once in m..."
  • "richly appointed rooms, wonderful service, and the bagpiper at dusk every night. what could be better?..."
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The Lodge at Pebble Beach (Pebble Beach) 5.0 of 5
$836 and up *
#2 of 10 hotels in Pebble Beach
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  • "We had the pleasure of staying at The Lodge during March 05. This must be the leader for quality and attention to detail. The location, paradise. If in the area, do not give it a miss! Ernie Roberts..."
  • "We stumbled upon this gorgeous gem in Pebble Beach when we had to evacuate Yosemite National Park due to heavy smoke over Labor Day Weekend. This is a beautiful property that sits on the coastline onl..."
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Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur) 5.0 of 5
$713 and up *
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#1 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
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  • "My husband and I stayed at the Ripplewood Resort north of the Post Ranch, and ate all of our meals out. We decided that the PR was a little steep for our meal, so we did a "progressive dinner" ending ..."
  • "I have stayed at the Post Ranch during visits to California for many years and continue to be amazed by the beauty and tranquility of this property. I have never found a place to top this one in most ..."
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SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) 5.0 of 5
$386 and up *
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#60 of 322 hotels in Los Angeles
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