7 Best Luxury Resorts In California

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Luxury Resorts

Luxury Resorts

The following hotels are hand-picked premium resorts located in California. All of them have perfect guest ratings across multiple booking platforms and offer a first-class service. Most of these luxury resorts in California feature a full-service spa as well as sport facilities such as golf courses, bicycle rentals and hiking trails making them a perfect place for a short getaway – especially for seniors. Discover the best luxury resorts in California:

1) The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay *****

Location: Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, 94019

Amenities: Spa, Golf Course

Price range: $$$

On a cliff with a full spa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this hotel is surrounded by 2 championship golf courses. It features spacious rooms and 2 fine dining restaurants. Rooms at the The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay are decorated with coastal and beach-side accents. Views of the ocean and mountains can be seen from the guest rooms. Exclusive amenities are offered in The Club Lounge, which features all-day food and beverage services and a full-service concierge. Guests of the hotel can enjoy body and facial treatments, manicures and massages at the Ritz-Carlton Spa. A fitness center and indoor pool are also present. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel.

2) The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth Lakes ****

Location: 50 Hillside Drive, Mammoth Lakes, 93546

Amenities: Golf Course, Hiking, Skiing, Fishing, Cycling

Price range: $$

Situated in Mammoth Lakes, this resort is a gondola ride away from skiing at Mammoth Mountain. Ski passes and snowboard rentals are available on site. Boasting a fireplace and a sofa bed, all guest accommodations at Westin Monache Resort are comfortably furnished. Free WiFi and a flat-screen TV are included. A heated outdoor pool and 2 hot tubs are available at Westin Monache Resort Mammoth Lakes. A 24-hour fitness centre is located on-site. Yosemite National Park is 1 hours’ drive from this resort.

3) St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach *****

Location: One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 92629

Amenities: Tennis, Golf, Bicycle Rental, Spa

Price range: $$

In Dana Point on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this Tuscan-style resort has 6 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, a championship golf course and an on-site spa and salon. Private beach access is featured. The award-winning Spa Gaucin features massage therapy, facials and body treatments. An outdoor pool with fully-outfitted cabanas, adult lap pool, and lagoon pool are available for guest relaxation. A private balcony or terrace, premium down comforters, a flat-screen cable TV and a luxurious private bathroom with marble tile, an oversized bathtub and separate shower is also provided.

4) Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa ****

Location: 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, 95403

Amenities: Winery, Hiking, Spa, Free WiFi

Price range: $$

In Sonoma wine country, this luxury hotel is on a 2 miles vineyard trail. It offers a free bottle of wine upon arrival, a private balcony or patio in every room, and in-room massage services. Rooms feature views of the vineyards or hotel grounds and offer nightly turn-down service with freshly baked cookies. Vintners Inn offers on-site dining at John Ash & Co, serving dishes made with local produce. The Front Room bar offers an extensive regional wine list and appetizers. An outdoor hot tub and a bocce ball court are on-site. Fitness and business facilities are also available for guest convenience.

5) Montage, Beverly Hills *****

Location: 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210

Amenities: Spa, Live Entertainment

Price range: $$$

This Beverly Hills hotel has nightly live entertainment and a rooftop pool with a terrace. Free Wi-Fi is available and Turkish cotton bathrobes are provided. Staples Center is a 20-minute drive away. Montage Beverly Hills has 4 on-site dining options available, including The Rooftop Grill, Scarpetta Los Angeles, Parq Bar and 24-hour in-room dining service. An international menu featuring a Chinese breakfast is available. A luxury spa, salon, and barber shop are available for guest relaxation at the hotel. A lobby shop and exclusive boutiques are on site. On top of all this, being in Los Angeles, you’ll have access to everything LA can offer. Regular cheap flights direct to Los Angeles are easy to find.

6) Cavallo Point Lodge, Sausalito ****

Location: 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94109

Amenities: Spa, Hiking, Cycling, Canoeing, Golf

Price range: $$$

Near San Francisco Bay, this historic Sausalito, California resort is in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The resort features a full-service spa and Murray Circle Restaurant. Farley Bar, with live music on certain days, is available at Cavallo Point Lodge. Cooking classes are also available in the Cavallo Point Cooking School. This is a pet-friendly resort. Area activities at the Cavallo Lodge include hiking, tours of Fort Baker and free morning yoga classes. Local beaches and guided kayaking tours under the Golden Gate Bridge are also nearby. The Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point features a heated outdoor meditation pool. Massage, facial and body treatments, acupuncture, herbal remedies and integrative medicine are offered.

7) Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Beach *****

Location: 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Beach

Amenities: Golf Course, Bicycle Rental, Spa

Price range: $$$

This luxury resort features a Golf Course, golf lessons and a full-service spa. The guest accommodations include uniquely decorated rooms with spa-style bathrooms and white bedding. Some accommodations at the Resort at Pelican include a full kitchen and dining area. Guests can relax or swim in the Coliseum Pool area, which features an outdoor pool and a restaurant offering poolside dining. The resort also offers a fitness center in the spa. The resort has 5 restaurants include the Andrea, which serves Northern Italian cuisine.