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30 Best California Spring Break Resorts

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La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Slideshow
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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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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#3 of 8 hotels in Rancho Mirage
5 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "What a well run facility and I love the ambience of the resort. even during Spring Break. I cannot criticise any aspect of my stay. Our family is from Australia and we will..."
  • "We were there before the spring break rush so the hotel was not busy and we had lots of chairs to choose from. It was disappointing that they closed the lazy river at 3pm however..."
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Hotel del Coronado Slideshow
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#12 of 18 hotels in Coronado
5 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Despite a busy convention and Spring break vacations, they upgraded my accommodations without any requests or charge and made us feel as important as any guest there. I was very..."
  • "We came to San Diego for spring break and stayed at the Glorietta Bay Inn for the first 4 nights and the Hotel Del for the last 2 nights. The Glorietta Bay Inn was also nice and..."
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Desert Springs JW Marriott Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#8 of 22 hotels in Palm Desert
4 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I would say the only two negatives were a few late night spring break partiers in the hall ways on Friday and Saturday nights and the lengthy walk from the elevator to our room..."
  • "This is a perfect place for a winter or spring break. Charming helpful staff, suites are huge, views just lovely. 8 floors and depending on room location you might think you are..."
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Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area (Garden Grove) 3.0 of 5 Travelers' Choice® 2015 Winner Family Special Offer Stay 2+ Nights & Save...
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#1 of 17 hotels in Garden Grove
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were here over spring break, and the hotel was packed. The staff is very friendly. We were only able to attend the evening reception once, and it was great. BBQ by the pool..."
  • "Being spring break, most places were sold out or charging outrageous prices. Then I found Residence Inn. It was right in the location we wanted to be and a price I could live with..."
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Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#5 of 8 hotels in Rancho Mirage
3 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "While very busy during Spring Break, the hotel staff does everything possible to make your stay comfortable. The hotel has added an enormous game room for kids with not only video..."
  • "It was very much like being in a Motel 8 over Spring break in college -- but this group was well into its 30s. The worst part? At no time did the Westin staff talk with them about..."
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Blue Sea Beach Hotel Slideshow
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#22 of 273 hotels in San Diego
5 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Stayed here for Spring Break 2013 and really enjoyed the hotel. I can say - location, location and location. It was great to park and walk everywhere we needed. Had my daughter..."
  • "we would have thought we were the only ones in the hotel and this was during Spring Break. Balboa park was beautiful and only a short 15 min drive, in busy traffic, away. We didn..."
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort Slideshow
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#7 of 18 hotels in Coronado
4 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed at this resort during our spring break for 7 days. This high-end resort has everything you need from a vacation in Coronado Island, although EVERYTHING is subject to extra..."
  • "Really quiet resort even though it was spring break. Marina is a great add on as i rented a sailboat...."
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Marriott's Shadow Ridge (Palm Desert) 3.5 of 5 Special Offer FREE Wi-Fi
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#10 of 22 hotels in Palm Desert
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed here for a week over Spring Break, which is the peak season for this hotel. Check-in was smooth. We arrived at 5:30 pm and our room was ready. We requested a room as..."
  • "We stayed in a 2 bedroom villa over spring break and had an absolutely fabulous time at this resort. I am rather surprised at some of the other reviews during this same time period..."
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Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#2 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
5 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "This was our second trip there after enjoying the resort for spring break one year before. Here are some of the highlights of our trip: - Beautiful, large rooms - Gorgeous..."
  • "If you go to a place like this during spring break or a holiday of course it's going to be packed. I guess our only gripe is it's a little pricey in the restaurants and bar area..."
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Parker Palm Springs (Palm Springs) 4.0 of 5
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#26 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
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Ace Hotel and Swim Club (Palm Springs) 3.5 of 5
#46 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "It turned out to be the perfect place for our spring break. We booked 5 nights and got the fourth night free, so I sprang for the king lounge. We brought one of my son's friend..."
  • "We clearly hit the hotel at the peak of spring break frenzy, testing its limits. But having loved our stay at the Ace in NYC, and as people who appreciate the Ace aesthetic and..."
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Bahia Resort Hotel (San Diego) 3.5 of 5 Special Price Up to 15% Off Room Rate
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#46 of 273 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
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Riviera Palm Springs, A Noble House Resort Slideshow
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#47 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
4 travelers mentioned "spring break" and "spring-break" when describing this hotel.
  • "This hotel was great in my early twenties when we used to go to Palm Springs from L.A. for spring break. After a 70 million dollar make over and a new hairstyle it is now the..."
  • "If you want the gay spring-break crowd (loud DJ on weekends) then it might be the place for you. Very swank, fun but HORRIBLE service. A drink at the pool took 45 minutes...."
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#24 of 72 hotels in Palm Springs
2 travelers mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Slideshow
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#2 of 16 hotels in Indio
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel was sold out because of Spring Break but we never head any noise from the other rooms. The casino is down the block so you can either walk the very short distance or take..."
  • "I called them as a Black card member however not making the trips as I used to asking if they would comp my rooms months in advance for my birthday and my husband to attend a nearby yearly AA confere..."
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#4 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
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Red Wolf Lodge at Squaw Valley Slideshow
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#1 of 5 hotels in Olympic Valley
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "and open space to hang out. TJ was extremely helpful, friendly and overall cool guy. We already have our room booked for Spring Break...."
  • "I was there with my daughter and we had a great time...the Studio room, spa, hot tub were great, room was clean and cozy. Warm and with everything we needed. Easy walk to Olympic Village :) Great dea..."
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#23 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We stayed at the Grand Pacific MarBrisa Resort in Carlsbad for spring break this year and had a wonderful time. We are a family of 5 with children being 17, 14 and 10. I could..."
  • "My family and I stay here quite a bit. We love this resort. The rooms are always clean, pool is nice and warm, and the location is perfect. The staff is very attentive and the kids love the activity ..."
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#1 of 10 hotels in San Simeon
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were in luck - they had 1 room left that night - since it was the start of spring break season there. We didn't spend a lot of time with the front desk staff, but they seemed..."
  • "Very nice large room with fireplace. Beautiful view and access to beach is easy. Outdoor fireplaces, down by the water, are ignited every evening and provide a scenic cozy atmosphere. Restrauant ne..."
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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa Slideshow
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#5 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We enjoyed our stay for 2 nights at the Laguna Cliffs Resort and spa over spring break. The service was excellent and the hotel appears to be new and very clean. The rooms were well..."
  • "I came here for a bachelorette party with 4 other girls. We stayed in two adjoining rooms and added a rollaway bed. It took quite a bit of tetris to fit the rollaway bed in the room, which already had..."
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines Slideshow
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#1 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Now, we stayed on the Sunday night at the end of Spring break and it seemed as it we had the whole place to ourselves, but still. We had a good time, ate at the lounge and made the..."
  • "Stayed here with my husband for a short vacation while house hunting. The property is unparalleled, just stunning. Very good service, the staff is very attentive and accommodating. The valet guys w..."
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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel Slideshow
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#19 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We visited during spring break and were nervous that the hotel would be overcrowded and the staff too busy to provide service. We were very pleasantly surprised to find LOTS of..."
  • "the grand Pacific Palisades is the best ever! I'm going to tell all my friends abou it here. there is so much to do! they have this Luau every thur from 5:30-7:30pm out by their pool w/ live entertai..."
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Desert Breezes Resort (Palm Desert) 3.0 of 5
#16 of 22 hotels in Palm Desert
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "The resort was great for spring break, the week prior to Easter. Even though the resort was completely full, the pools always had plenty of open lounge chairs and it wasn't a..."
  • "We had a one bedroom suite. Newly painted and new carpet. Nice kitchen area. We were on first floor and it was very quiet. Great swimming pool and several spas. Several locations to Bar-B-Que. O..."
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Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort (Oceanside) 3.5 of 5 Special Offer 15% Off
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#8 of 28 hotels in Oceanside
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Oceanside is the perfect place for a Spring Break from grey Portland. The palm trees and bougainvilla bushes were so beautiful. The Wyndham has about everything you need to..."
  • "Spent 3 nights in a 2 bedroom condo. Unit was very comfortable and full of upgrades. The resort is just across the street from the Pacific Ocean, so you can request a nice ocean view room. Lots to ..."
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BEST WESTERN Seacliff Inn Slideshow
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#1 of 6 hotels in Aptos
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "All the hotels in Santa Cruz were booked for Spring Break, so I checked the town nearby. This place exceeded our expectations. It is very well kept, the rooms were great (we booked..."
  • "The website of this property lacks the photos and other information to do the property justice. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we took a gamble and paid off. I swore I would never stay at a Best W..."
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Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort Slideshow
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#8 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "We were at the Carlsbad Inn to present a workshop, so at first we were a little thrown off by beach resort spring break feel of it, but it is a very nice place. The rooms are..."
  • "The location is particularly great, as it is right dowtown and also has easy walking distance to their beautiful beach! We shopped, ate, walked, got massages & pedicures, played Bingo at the resort,..."
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St. Regis, Monarch Beach Slideshow
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#4 of 9 hotels in Dana Point
One traveler mentioned "spring-break" when describing this hotel.
  • "Upon check-in, we were given spring-break-style wrist bands to grant us access to the pool the next day -- this was a very odd second impression (particularly because we had 4 days..."
  • "I've wanted to stay at this property for years, and recently had an opportunity to attend a conference here. The hotel definitely did not disappoint. It is an unbelievably beautiful hotel; the groun..."
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#16 of 37 hotels in Carlsbad
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I am back from spring break in Carlsbad and have been busy online making sure I secure another stay at Tamarack Beach Resort. We loved everything! Garage parking under the hotel was..."
  • "Small, dark (but nice) room off courtyard. Sheer curtains did not provide the privacy I would have liked. AC rather loud (but efficient). The bed was comfortable. Loved the location near the beach ..."
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Granlibakken Tahoe (Tahoe City) 3.0 of 5
#1 of 7 hotels in Tahoe City
One traveler mentioned "spring break" when describing this hotel.
  • "I and my two sons stayed at Granlibakken Resort over Spring Break. We had a great time and enjoyed our time at Granlibakken. The breakfast buffet was awesome, the rooms were large..."
  • "Great location, good food, good service. Except the ski hill. Made reservations a week in advance for lessons for 3 7 year-olds for snow boarding. Confirmed the reservation on the morning and arrived..."
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