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California Luxury Resorts

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Miramonte Resort & Spa (Indian Wells) 4.0 of 5
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#3 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
15 travelers mentioned "luxury room" when describing this hotel.
  • "Here a hint to a great room: book a Superior room but ask for an upgrade to a Luxury room at check-in. The Luxury rooms are on the first floor and have a full patio. Second, ask..."
  • "Our luxury room was spacious and decoration seems fresh & updated. Ate at the Grounds Restaurant. Prices are reasonable for a resort. Brunch not grand but quite delightful..."
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#3 of 8 hotels in Big Sur
2 travelers mentioned "exclusive" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is still quite an exclusive laid back, quiet and peaceful resort and we enjoyed our short stay this go around. The rooms are clustered throughout the property and we opted for..."
  • "If guess you are paying for the exclusive nature of the place with that. It was an enjoyable trip and would recommend the place but be prepared to fork over some cash!..."
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Rosewood CordeValle (San Martin) 4.5 of 5 Special Offer Book Now & Save
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#1 of 1 hotels in San Martin
5 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is a true luxury resort. The food was very good as well as the service. There is a lovely spa, however we did not use it. We did play golf and although expensive, really enjoyed..."
  • "at Pebble Beach. That said, I highly recommend this Resort to anyone looking for a Luxury Resort to unwind with maximum bang for your buck...."
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Montage Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach) 5.0 of 5
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#1 of 22 hotels in Laguna Beach
3 travelers mentioned "exclusive resort" and "exclusive resorts" when describing this hotel.
  • "Take advantage of the beach since it is right on your doorstep. This is an exclusive resort at an exclusive price but they met my expectations. I will definitely return...."
  • "I have stayed at Montage through the hotel as well as through Exclusive Resorts. Every time I am there, I leave with the opinion that it is one of the very best hotels in the US..."
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Terranea Resort (Rancho Palos Verdes) 5.0 of 5 Special Offer Christmas in July!
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#1 of 2 hotels in Rancho Palos Verdes
33 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "It is a gorgeous site with beautiful amenities, yet without the stuffiness you would expect at a luxury resort. We'll definitely be back...."
  • "We were celebrating an anniversary and wanted the whole luxury resort experience. We found it at Terranea, only a few miles from our home. We hit the spa and although it was a..."
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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Slideshow
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#3 of 36 hotels in Carlsbad
2 travelers mentioned "exclusive" when describing this hotel.
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#1 of 7 hotels in Del Mar
3 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury boutique hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "The L'Auberge is our local luxury hotel, but it's become our second home since moving part-time to LA. The food is excellent, fresh, innovative and locally sourced. I actually can't..."
  • "late into the evening though I doubt it's quite that busy every weekend. If you enjoy staying at a luxury boutique hotel this one is a must...."
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Hotel del Coronado (Coronado) 4.0 of 5 Special Offer Ocean Escape Offer
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#9 of 17 hotels in Coronado
2 travelers mentioned "exclusive hotel" and "exclusive resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "While the rooms are expensive, we went to "the del" for the experience of being at a truly historic and exclusive hotel! It did not disappoint! We staying in a Queen room (I swear..."
  • "of useful information and contained instead, promotional blurbs about the exclusive resort membership and a page about "Historic Romance Starts Here" and lots of glossy promo..."
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Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort Slideshow
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#1 of 15 hotels in Calistoga
14 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "This is what a luxury resort is all about. It’s a spread out property and you need to walk or take a cart everywhere, but everywhere you go is all worthwhile. Great spa, great pool..."
  • "The architect did a good job on designing modules for a camp site that turned to be a luxury resort. Auberge's management add value to the beautiful environment. Well done!..."
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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Slideshow
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#2 of 8 hotels in Half Moon Bay
11 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "What a beautiful setting for a luxury hotel in an off the beaten path location! On a cliff overlooking the bay, the views are spectacular and the amenities (golf and spa and..."
  • "Not only is it better than spas at luxury hotels such as the Four Seasons, the service was unbelievable. The check-in person was very nice and she provided us with a tour of the..."
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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#4 of 8 hotels in Rancho Mirage
8 travelers mentioned "luxury accommodation" and "luxury hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "accommodation with very friendly staff, state of the art resort where luxury accommodation meets hospitality in a relaxed and easy going ambiance..."
  • "Out of curiosity, we did quickly run out to nearby 5 Star luxury hotels - La Quinta and Hyatt Championship, and decided to go back to our hotel and extend reservation through the..."
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The Carneros Inn Slideshow
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#5 of 30 hotels in Napa
14 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "The bed was nice, not too soft, as many luxury hotel beds are for my taste. The bathroom was outstanding, with our favorite feature being the outdoor shower. What a unique..."
  • "There are a lot of cool luxury hotels in the world, but very few top the Carneros Inn in Napa. Here's why: 1. The setting. The hotel is a collection of 80-something cottages..."
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The Meritage Resort and Spa Slideshow
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#14 of 30 hotels in Napa
7 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury hotels" when describing this hotel.
  • "My wife & I really enjoyed our romantic weekend at this luxury hotel on the south side of Napa. Close to the Napa Valley this hotel has its own underground wine tasting room. A..."
  • "The interactions were reminiscent of the interactions I've had at better-known luxury hotels. Very nice indeed. Queue to key, the entire registration process lasted just a few..."
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Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite Slideshow
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#1 of 2 hotels in Fish Camp
8 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "Luxury hotel in a location ideal to start your trip into yosemite national park. Very near to Mariposa Grove. Well appointed rooms that blended well intot he environment. The..."
  • "This hotel bills itself as a luxury resort and compared to everything else I found in the Yosemite area it is; however, it does have a few trouble spots. Having said that if my..."
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Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#1 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
3 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury" when describing this hotel.
  • "But this is a fabulous, luxury hotel that caters to the tennis aficionado, but even those (like me) who are not tennis buffs, can't say anything but this hotel is out-of-this-world..."
  • "My husband and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was superb! The hotel is spotless and as soon as you arrive, there is an air of luxury. Alexandra on reception was..."
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Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#2 of 4 hotels in Indian Wells
4 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" and "luxury hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "The lobby of this luxury resort was breathtaking. It had an enormous seven story atrium with a dramatic circular wood staircase that descended toward a wall of glass overlooking the..."
  • "The Renaissance has the bones (and a bit more) of a luxury hotel. We paid a little extra for a corner room which was spacious and comfortable for three people. The bathroom was big..."
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Loews Coronado Bay Resort Slideshow
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#5 of 17 hotels in Coronado
19 travelers mentioned "luxury room" when describing this hotel.
  • "When we first checked in they had run out of rooms with 2 beds, which we needed, but were upgraded to a luxury room with 2 full beds at no addtional charge. Our room had a partial..."
  • "June stay for 4 nights (luxury room) We had a wonderful and relaxing time at this hotel, yes the corridors are a little dated (reminded me of the 80’s) and we had some trouble..."
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Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#5 of 8 hotels in Rancho Mirage
8 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" and "luxury hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "For a luxury resort, they need to be on top of what vendors they contract with and keep on top of them. Several of us complained to the hotel mgr. who was very nice and went over..."
  • "Did I mention kids? This is entirely a family hotel. The hotel is pretty and has reminders of a luxury hotel, but ultimately misses the mark. For example, they pass out..."
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Silverado Resort and Spa Slideshow
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#15 of 30 hotels in Napa
5 travelers mentioned "luxury hotel" and "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
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The Saguaro Palm Springs (Palm Springs) 4.0 of 5 Special Price Stay & Save
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#27 of 70 hotels in Palm Springs
2 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" when describing this hotel.
  • "The staff made you feel like you were at a luxury resort. There is also a complimentary shuttle to downtown (about three miles away). Overall, a fun moderately priced hotel. I..."
  • "The Saguaro has the excellent service, spacious pool area and fun clean rooms of a luxury resort. The staff here is so warm, friendly and attentive you will be pleasantly surprised..."
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Colony Palms Hotel (Palm Springs) 4.0 of 5
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#28 of 70 hotels in Palm Springs
12 travelers mentioned "luxury" when describing this hotel.
  • "other locations and the configuration of the space as well as all the details and luxury of the hotel make this the perfect spot. The prices are reasonable especially for the..."
  • "wonderful , glorious days in the sun, quiet , serene, and just out of this world luxury, contemporary at it finest , second to none , stay there and you will be amazed at its..."
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines Slideshow
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#2 of 24 hotels in La Jolla
4 travelers mentioned "luxury accommodation" and "luxury" when describing this hotel.
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Marriott Coronado Island Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#8 of 17 hotels in Coronado
2 travelers mentioned "lush" and "luxury" when describing this hotel.
  • "The grounds are lush, tropical and very nicely landscaped, between the building there are waterfalls, ponds with koi fish and a small aviary with cute tropical birds. At the..."
  • "We had a wonderful stay - our (family of 4) objective was - - to relax in a resort hotel while we explored San Diego - luxury - bigger sized rooms as 2 kids in the same room..."
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The Riviera Palm Springs, A Tribute Portfolio Resort Slideshow
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#40 of 70 hotels in Palm Springs
9 travelers mentioned "luxury resorts" and "luxury hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "I've worked at several luxury resorts- including Four Seasons, Venetian Las Vegas, etc- I'm not going to put it on par with 4S but not far below. The service staff, however- I'd..."
  • "my head about...like why is the elevator so dingy? I would imagine for a luxury hotel that they would have spent time and money on all aspects of the property. I hope that in..."
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Parker Palm Springs (Palm Springs) 4.0 of 5
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#20 of 70 hotels in Palm Springs
15 travelers mentioned "luxury resort" and "luxury" when describing this hotel.
  • "Just a couple things that we'd expect to have at a luxury resort. Other than that, the property is a must see. Winding pebble paths lead from one building to another. Our "Lanai..."
  • "I've been there twice, and hope I get another chance to go back. It's a hotel obviously geared to a luxury market and luxury is the name of the game there. The service is..."
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#2 of 2 hotels in Alpine
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  • "The hotel rooms are beautifully appointed and always clean. The showers are twice the size of the normal shower/tub. Not all the rooms have bathtubs so check if you require one. If you do get a room w..."
  • "Since the hotel was so new (opened on March 21st), I assumed there would be so many bugs in the system that I didn't have high or even medium expectations. I just wanted a place to stay near my family..."
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La Quinta Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort Slideshow
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#3 of 4 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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Bacara Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#1 of 10 hotels in Goleta
One traveler mentioned "exclusive retreat" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel has gone through several owners and is no longer an exclusive retreat. There have been upgrades, but it is now a family fun resort and no longer a romantic escape. The..."
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Fairmont Grand Del Mar (San Diego) 5.0 of 5
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#1 of 281 hotels in San Diego
One traveler mentioned "exclusive" when describing this hotel.
  • "The hotel is nestled deep into an exclusive community, there was security at the entrance. The golf course and landscaping looked great, with rolling hills and valleys. I'd just..."
  • "Ok first let me start off by saying this property is beautiful and the staff fantastic! We stayed there for 3 nights when we were down to Del Mar for opening day at the track last month. The hotel..."
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Paradise Point Resort & Spa Slideshow
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#121 of 281 hotels in San Diego
2 travelers mentioned "exclusive" when describing this hotel.
  • "The bungalow-style rooms feel more private and exclusive and homey than any hotel room I've ever been in before. We stayed at Paradise Point in November and had a gorgeous room with..."
  • "The private coves are exclusive to the resort guests which makes this portion of the bay very private. The hotel staff are very friendly, we even got a welcome call from the..."
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