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30 Best California Boutique Resorts

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L'Auberge Del Mar (Del Mar) 5.0 of 5 Special Offer Beach & Breakfast...
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#2 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
9 travelers mentioned "boutique" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "This hotel is quite A charming boutique hotel, THE MANAGERS AND STAFF GO WAY BEYOND ANY HOTEL I HAVE EVER VISITED. THE CHEF FOR BOTH OUTDOOR TERRACE RESTAURANT AND THE INDOOR..."
  • "complimentary shuttle service to and from the track. Overall, a fantastic stay - I would highly recommend this boutique hotel to anyone...."
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Colony Palms Hotel (Palm Springs) 4.0 of 5
#33 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
35 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Waiter service with full menu which is something you don't find at a boutique hotel. The on site restaurant is a must. Prices are cheap, but food is way above average. Actually a..."
  • "Management have pretty much nailed the boutique hotel vibe. We stayed in casita #1. Simple, Spanish style with modern bathroom. The only suggestion I have is to update the bathroom..."
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#1 of 1 hotels in Los Olivos
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotels" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Boutique hotels offer outstanding service and amenities, and everything that the big chains don't do anymore. Just food for thought! I plan on going back to the Fess Parker's..."
  • "Great Boutique hotel in the quaint town of Los Olivos! This hotel is top notch and the rooms are nicely appointed. Fireplace is a nice touch in each room and the bedding is..."
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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa (Monterey) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer Free of Fees
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#1 of 54 hotels in Monterey
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "for a better team. If your looking for a Hotel that feels like a small boutique Hotel but has all the capabilties of the large hotels - beside the georgous views - this is your..."
  • "Very special due to its ornate ness - like a boutique hotel. Everything was excellent but I thought there was a pool for the kids, and there was not. I think if they had one it..."
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Surf & Sand Resort (Laguna Beach) 4.0 of 5
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#6 of 21 hotels in Laguna Beach
7 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "The room was perfect, with little touches only boutique hotels provide. The restaurant was excellent with many more restaurants within walking distance. Located right on the beach..."
  • "It sits literally right on the beach with many amenities but the feel of a small boutique hotel. Steps to the beach for a long walk on the sand, or lounge by the pool with a view..."
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#5 of 8 hotels in Rancho Mirage
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotels" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "We've tried almost every major resort, even a few of the new artsy boutique hotels. By far, The Westin Mission Hills Resort provides the best experience overall! The classic setting..."
  • "Stayed at the Colony Palms 'boutique' hotel.....LOVED IT. But while I was there, I decided to spend ONE night at the place where I had seen pro golf tourney's played on TV for..."
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Miramonte Resort & Spa (Indian Wells) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer Free Night + $25 Credit
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#3 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
3 travelers mentioned "boutique resort" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Miramonte is an ideal choice if you're looking for a boutique resort that offers more charm than some of the larger alternatives in the area. Our room was of average size but we..."
  • "This is a large property with a small boutique hotel feel. I checked in at 1:30 am by two very pleasant gentlemen at the front desk and was escorted to my room by the security guard..."
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The Landing Resort & Spa (South Lake Tahoe) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer VIP Date Night
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#1 of 71 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
3 travelers mentioned "boutique resort" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "me was The Royal Hawaiian in Waikiki. I really hope to see this new boutique resort succeed so I can stay here every time I return to Tahoe...."
  • "This is a boutique hotel with 5* service. The location was fantastic, only a few minutes drive from heavenly ski resort. They have a free shuttle that will take you there anytime..."
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#2 of 23 hotels in Carmel
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is a large property but it also has the boutique hotel feel which I love - i'm not sure how they manage it but they do. We had a Garland suite room with a wrap around terrace..."
  • "already, in other posts, sang the praises of the Joie De Vivre brand of boutique hotels as my new "fav" and this property sure did not let us down. Everything from the service to..."
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar (San Diego) 5.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Luxury | Top Hotels Special Offer Celebration Package
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#1 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "boutique hotels" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I usually stay at B & B's or smaller boutique hotels so this was quite a different experience, one I'm sorry I put off for so long. The hotel itself is so beautiful and the service..."
  • "Despite its rather large size, the Grand Del Mar does an amazing job in making it feel like you are staying in a boutique hotel. This hotel is by far the most well staffed hotel I..."
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The Cliffs Resort (Pismo Beach) 3.5 of 5
#13 of 28 hotels in Pismo Beach
2 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
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Montage Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach) 5.0 of 5
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#1 of 21 hotels in Laguna Beach
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotels" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "To start off, I did not select The Montage for vacation myself- while I love nice things I usually tend more towards boutique hotels and places that offer more adventure and less..."
  • "It used to have the feel of an exclusive boutique hotel. At our latest stay it felt more like the Laguna Ritz, just down the road. Ritz went completely corporate a few years back..."
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3 Peaks Resort and Beach Club (South Lake Tahoe) 3.0 of 5
#13 of 71 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Its a super stylish boutique hotel walking distance to Heavenly resort, stateline, shops, etc. The staff is courteous and friendly. Derek, in particular, is kind and quite helpful..."
  • "Our "room" was actually a 1-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen, private patio/balcony and the stylish decor of a hip boutique hotel. Luxury amenities included a huge sunken..."
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#3 of 42 Specialty lodging in Palm Springs
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "A true luxury boutique hotel for man in Palm Springs! Excellent on all counts with outstanding hospitality provided by owner David and his staff. Amazing room with nice amenities..."
  • "there, tucked into the corner beside the Hacienda, that grand dame of PS boutique hotels. So they're in good company now. It's the little things, truly, and a hotel either..."
Queen of Hearts Resort (Palm Springs) Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Bargain
#10 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique motel" when describing this hotel.
  • "A lovely quiet boutique hotel for women located in a residential area of old Palm Springs, but close to the downtown area and Palm Canyon Drive. Easy access to the other nearby..."
  • "As a frequent business traveler, I truly appreciate an attentive and caring property owner and staff, whether at a 5-star hotel or a casual boutique motel like the Queen of Hearts..."
#3 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
2 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "You get the feel of camping with the modern amenities of a boutique hotel. Each room has a private firepit that is ready to go when you arrive and there is plenty of firewood..."
  • "Stayed in one of the cabins with my fiance on our 17 night roadtrip around Califronia, Arizona and Neveda. This place was a real stand out lodging, tucked away off route 1 while being in a secluded ..."
The Spring Resort & Spa (Desert Hot Springs) 3.0 of 5
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#4 of 25 hotels in Desert Hot Springs
2 travelers mentioned "boutique" and "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "Although this resort is perfect for couples, my sister and I enjoyed three lovely nights at this well done boutique inn. We started and ended our days in the fabulous mineral baths..."
  • "This is a great boutique hotel in the center of the hot springs. It is very well maintained, the spa treatments are incredible and the pools are very rejuvinating. We brought our..."
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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (Carlsbad) 5.0 of 5 Special Offer Save Up to 15%
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#5 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
2 travelers mentioned "boutique hotels" and "boutique" when describing this hotel.
  • "This isn't my favorite hotel in the world, but mainly because i normally like smaller boutique hotels, but i would stay here again and again and again. The staff is amazing, every..."
  • "rise to, but honestly, I was hoping for something a little more upscale... more boutique, or just not a franchise. Hyatt Aviara won my business due to the proximity to where I..."
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Rancho Valencia (Rancho Santa Fe) 5.0 of 5
#1 of 3 hotels in Rancho Santa Fe
2 travelers mentioned "boutique resort" and "boutique" when describing this hotel.
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#3 of 3 hotels in La Quinta
  • "What has become our annual traditional retreat to a very favourite resort never disappoints. We were very much looking forward to seeing the renovations but then the storm hit. Not really sure wha..."
  • "We had a very nice stay. The grounds are beautiful. Pools and hut tubs everywhere. So nice the hang out by the pools and watch the sun drop over the mountains in the evening then head over by the r..."
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#1 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
2 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique" when describing this hotel.
  • "The entire hotel is newly renovated and the lobby is modern and boutique hotel-like. The rooms are updated and beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms have also been updated but..."
  • "I am more into boutique less business type hotels, but i recently stayed here on business during Coachella weekends 1 and 2 and i want to say that I and my friends and I all..."
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#2 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
3 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique" when describing this hotel.
  • "I typically stay at boutique hotels or rent a house when visiting Palm Springs or Palm Desert, but was recently given an opportunity to stay at the Esmeralda. This is a very well..."
  • "It’s smaller, with a much more boutique type style even though it is a large hotel. The grounds, lobby, restaurants, bars, gym, pool areas, etc. are all pristine. The only slight..."
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#5 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
2 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique" when describing this hotel.
  • "I'm generally not in to big hotel chains (living in Las Vegas does that to you, I think), and usually try to find a B&B or boutique hotel that has great amenities on a smaller scale..."
  • "The hotel has maintained its original boutique feel and does not resemble a chain hotel. There was even a conference our first day and we did not feel any impact from it. The..."
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#14 of 27 hotels in Napa
2 travelers mentioned "boutique" and "boutique hotels" when describing this hotel.
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#8 of 22 hotels in Palm Desert
2 travelers mentioned "boutique hotels" and "boutique" when describing this hotel.
  • "I tend to stay at boutique hotels but this was a delightful surprise. There's even a Starbucks in the lobby, how can it get better than that?..."
  • "watch the Kentucky Derby. Nice staff too. Overall, this was a very nice hotel. Not a quaint boutique type hotel at all, but a large resort...."
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#1 of 3 hotels in Corte Madera
2 travelers mentioned "boutique" when describing this hotel.
  • "If you're looking for a hotel feel, or even a boutique inn experience with some cache, this is probably not going to do it for you. But if you have a car and want free parking, the..."
  • "I am taking a break from the locally owned boutique type hotels I usually stay in. This is primarily because too few represent good value; so few in fact, that I have given up..."
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7 Springs Inn & Suites (Palm Springs) 3.5 of 5
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#25 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
9 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "They actually want to pack up their X-box and move here! We can't wait to come back and highly recommend this cool, quirky boutique hotel to anybody looking for a low-key, yet..."
  • "many boutique hotels in PS are not.. This place more than qualifies as a boutique Hotel. We had a great experience. Will surely be back!..."
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Terranea Resort (Rancho Palos Verdes) 5.0 of 5 Special Offer Summer 4th Night Free!
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#1 of 2 hotels in Rancho Palos Verdes
2 travelers mentioned "boutique" when describing this hotel.
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Parker Palm Springs (Palm Springs) 4.0 of 5
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#26 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
6 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "This boutique hotel ranks up as one of my favorites! There are many amenities for whichever your pleasure, frm the pool, lemonade, bonfire, hammocks, to renting bikes and massages..."
  • "It's creative 60's decor and very welcoming staff makes this boutique resort a unique experience. As noted by another reviewer, this is a hangout for the hip crowd from LA and OC..."
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#39 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
8 travelers mentioned "boutique hotel" and "boutique hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "Loved my 3 night saty at the colour coded designer boutique hotel. Great service and decor and lovely large size pool. Food was excellent both at bar and main dining room..."
  • "I have stayed at much more expensive chain hotels and boutique hotels and have never received such a call. I thought it was a nice touch. The pool wasn't anything spectacular..."
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