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30 Best California Spring Break Hotels

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Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort Slideshow
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#7 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Wonderful Spring Break stay at this great resort! We had a great room, very clean, nice finishes, very comfy beds, great view. The staff was overly friendly and extremely helpful..."
  • "We stayed at this hotel over Spring Break and had a wonderful experience. The hotel was new and I loved the decor - lots of natural wood, blown glass accents and modern ocean prints..."
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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Slideshow
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#4 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim - South Slideshow
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#7 of 17 hotels in Garden Grove
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We handed the key to the front desk and left for the Embassy Suites because it was Spring Break and no rooms available anywhere. Lucky for us, while I was searching on the internet..."
  • "I stayed during spring break and the hotel was FULL of high school bands, however it was not an issue. The full complimentary breakfast is always a nice touch at Embassy properties..."
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Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach Slideshow
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#14 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I'm glad we chose this hotel for 4 nights during our spring break vacation in CA. I was impressed by the service, the cleanliness and the quality of the breakfast (the 2 chefs do a..."
  • "We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn for Spring break in March of 2013. The was the best hotel experience we've had and we travel a lot. To give you an idea we have two boys ages..."
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Resort at Squaw Creek (Olympic Valley) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer Stay & Play Package
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#3 of 5 hotels in Olympic Valley
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Spent 3 nights at the resort for a little spring skiing spring break trip. The staff has been exceptional: friendly, attentive. The food has been very good, exceeding our..."
  • "We booked the night before over the phone. Don't book online! You can get better through hotel reservations, even during spring break!..."
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Argonaut Hotel (San Francisco) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer Get a $50 dining credit!
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#6 of 234 hotels in San Francisco
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "My nephew and I spent his spring break in San Francisco and stayed at the Argonaut Hotel on a recommendation from a colleague. It was a great location, with great décor, and more..."
  • "This is a gem of a hotel. The bedrooms are good sizes. The decor is a little bright in the bedrooms but everything i clean and the breakfast is good (albeit limited to continental if you purchase the ..."
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The Resort at Pelican Hill Slideshow
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#3 of 17 hotels in Newport Beach
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We booked a 2 bedroom villa for Spring Break and I guess they weren't full because they upgraded us to a 4 bedroom villa without even asking!!!!!!!! The hotel was very kid..."
  • "Last time (also during peak spring break season), we were upgraded to a 4 bedroom villa on the Fine Hotels and Resorts program, but this time we were told that having booked a 2..."
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#9 of 10 hotels in San Simeon
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "This motel was totally met our needs during our spring break trip. The girl who checked us in was quick and helpful. We had two queen beds and they were comfy. The room was quite..."
  • "We stopped here for one night while we were travelling along route 1 to San Francisco. The wifi did not work. A few restaurants nearby by foot, nice and quite little town . I recommend to sleep h..."
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Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Slideshow
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#4 of 8 hotels in Rancho Mirage
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Our favorite time of year is just before spring break since most of the Coachella Festival crowd love to stay at this hotel as well, and since my days of long rock concerts are gone..."
  • "Stayed there while visiting a friend nearby. This hotel is all everyone needs. The rooms are spacious, affordable, and comfortable. The casino was pretty generous and all of the staff was friendly ..."
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach - Hotel & Resort Slideshow
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#4 of 15 hotels in Oxnard
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We visited during Spring Break so the hotel was packed. Also pool towels were hard to get. We went down early and grabbed some towels in the morning. There were never any towels..."
  • "We stayed for only one night, on our way from San Francisco down to San Diego. We are a family of four with two young children - so the pool and proximity to beach were prime considerations for us. ..."
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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay Slideshow
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#7 of 54 hotels in Monterey
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We went to Monterey for our spring break this year and stayed at the lovely Portola Hotel & Spa. The thing that I loved about this hotel is its spacious and elegant lobby area to..."
  • "We got a very good deal on the web for a small room and so we didn't overpay. The hotel is in an excellent location for walking around Monterey - it's worth being aware that they charge you for parki..."
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Residence Inn San Diego La Jolla Slideshow
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#13 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I booked a room for spring break and in the middle of the reservation process, it disappeared because someone booked the same type of room faster than me. I decided to act fast and..."
  • "We stay there every time we visit our son in UCSD. Location is great and good value for the price. Rooms are spacious and clean. Awesome hiking trails nearby, plenty of restaurants, and close to downt..."
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Cal Mar Hotel Suites (Santa Monica) 3.0 of 5
#23 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We usually go to San DIego, but our new favorite So-Cal Spring Break destination is Santa Monica thanks to the Cal Mar Hotel Suites!!!!..."
  • "Booked through Opodo and was rather concerned about our booking being honoured, but everyone at the hotel couldn't have been more helpful. A great location, convenient for the beach and the Third St P..."
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Newport Channel Inn (Newport Beach) 2.0 of 5 Special Offer Book Direct and Save!!
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#4 of 17 hotels in Newport Beach
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I could totally see this as a place for teens on spring break. While it was somewhat clean, it was not cleaned every day. The furnishings are very dated. Great area as it is..."
  • "My husband and our 3 small children stayed here for Spring Break in April. The staff was very accomodating. Girl at the front desk even mapped out the "go to" spots in that area for us upon check-in...."
Hampton Inn Los Angeles/Santa Clarita Slideshow
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#1 of 15 hotels in Santa Clarita
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Thanks so much! See you again next spring break! :) p.s. they had security walking the hotel grounds.... so we always felt safe...."
  • "Stay here if you are in the area or going to Six Flags or any other function. Quiet and clean in rooms, good food and well run and friendly staff. Internet, in room connections and desk area were com..."
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JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot (Santa Monica) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer FREE Wi-Fi
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#21 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed here 3 nights during our spring break in March. The location is perfect. Beach is just a hop across a parking lot in the rear of the hotel, only a few short blocks to..."
  • "Second time of staying at this hotel. Superb staff make it a pleasure, excellent location just yards from the beach and very close to the best of Santa Monica. Quiet rooms, very clean and all the pos..."
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Galleria Park Hotel (San Francisco) 3.5 of 5
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#18 of 234 hotels in San Francisco
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Our Spring Break trip San Francisco was amazing and a big part of that was due to our fabulous hotel. The Galleria Park Hotel was perfect! The location is right next to Union..."
  • "I've never been to San Francisco before so I have nothing to compare this stay to. That said: The good - The location! It's in the Financial District just a couple blocks from China Town. - Th..."
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West Inn & Suites Carlsbad (Carlsbad) 3.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Family
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#2 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "NOT thinking about this being spring break, I booked the room through my agency for 4 days. I could not have been MORE PLEASED. When I arrived, I felt like I was standing in a..."
  • "Just finished up a three night stay at the West Inn. We stayed here with our two boys during our visit to Legoland. Everything was perfect! From the welcoming staff to the delicious breakfast to the l..."
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area Slideshow
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#8 of 17 hotels in Garden Grove
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Prior to our Disneyland Spring Break trip this April we took our time considering & comparing all local hotels & reviews. Homewood Suites stood out as the perfect place for our..."
  • "we had 6 adults in our group. we had a great stay. staff was very friendly, house keeping was great. we had to call to get extra towels a few times but we had a large group so that was fine. we will s..."
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Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina (Redondo Beach) 3.5 of 5 Special Offer Save 10-30%
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#7 of 17 hotels in Redondo Beach
One traveler mentioned "spring break hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I thought I could spot a good "Spring Break" hotel, and I had gotten the impression this was one of them. This theory was disproved at check in. The desk staff were always..."
  • "I have been fortunate to stay here every other year for a business meeting - I was motivated to write my "first review" due to the excellent service I received while checking in - when I attempted to ..."
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Hotel Erwin (Los Angeles) 3.5 of 5
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#30 of 340 hotels in Los Angeles
One traveler mentioned "spring break hotel" when describing this hotel.
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach Slideshow
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#26 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights during Spring break with our three boys. Clean, modern rooms and breakfast area. Wonderful selection for breakfast, I looooooved the muffins..."
  • "We were realy satisfied with this hotel, would have stayed longer if we knew it was this nice. The personal was pleasant and helpful. The rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds. Good bre..."
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#3 of 4 hotels in Capitola
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "1968 -- three of us college girls rented a room there for Spring Break. I too remember the room was generally "old"... but we were in a really fun place at a fun time in our lives..."
  • "Hubby booked this for our anniversary. It said it was quaint and it is. Very clean well kept up. Friendly desk gentleman. Right on the beach. Walking distance to restuarants. We were very tired whe..."
Monterey Bay Inn (Monterey) 3.5 of 5
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#4 of 54 hotels in Monterey
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I was told by the maintenance person that it was due to spring break and a lot of teenagers using the tub, still we love our morning soaks so there could be a little more attention..."
  • "An excellent hotel in a good location on Cannery Row. High standards of cleanliness and comfort and very welcoming and helpful staff. Good continental breakfast brought to your room. Good value for mo..."
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BEST WESTERN PLUS All Suites Inn Slideshow
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#12 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I went up to Northern California for Spring Break with three other friends, stayed at three hotels and this one was the best. The room was very spacious and clean. There were two..."
  • "I happened upon 1 favorable review on this place and took a leap. Traveling rather spontaneously during the week, they were able to accomodate my stay without too much notice. AAA/Corporate discount o..."
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Elan Hotel Los Angeles Slideshow
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#5 of 340 hotels in Los Angeles
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Stayed 6 nights at Elan Hotel over spring break. I read great reviews of Elan Hotel on Tripadvisor, and the Elan Hotel lives up to and exceeds the expectations. The continental..."
  • "Charming hotel with outstanding employees and excellent service. Stayed with friends who were visiting from out of town and we all loved it. It's quaint, small, not overcrowded with a nice "boutique..."
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The Garland (Los Angeles) 4.0 of 5
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#21 of 340 hotels in Los Angeles
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We just returned from spring break in California and stayed 3 nights at this hotel. Nice location within a mile from Universal and they provide a free shuttle that runs every hour..."
  • "My five year old had a great time in the kids suite with bunk beds and his own TV. It is not a separate room though, just a 3/4 wall. The hotel has a good restaurant and the friendly front desk staff ..."
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