Previously Home&Decoration introduced you to our selection of the best Beach Resort Hotels on the East Coast. If it is true that in the East Coast you have a wide range of solutions in what concerns to beautiful and relaxing places whether to have lots of fun with your family/friends or just to recharge your energies, West Coast doesn’t stay behind. Beautiful and magical sunset, fantastic weather and breathtaking landscapes, West Coast will not disappoint you, for sure. Here you have our collection of the Best Hotels on the West Coast.
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
La Jolla, California
Located in the charming community of La Jolla, just minutes from Torrey Pines Golf Course and 14 miles north of San Diego, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is a stylish retreat reminiscent of an early California ranch estate. The property – listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s coveted Gold List and Hot List – pays homage to its rich history by emulating and utilizing materials from the original 1880s equestrian compound. The business center resembles the original caretaker’s cottage, the intimate hotel lobby was created from the old farmhouse, andMustangs & Burros, the hotel’s rustic rancho-style bar, was inspired by the tack room. Even the restaurants reflect the old spirit in their design, menu concepts and gracious service.
Colony Palms Hotel
Palm Springs, California
Celebrating its inaugural opening in 1936, Palm Springs’ Colony Palms Hotel (originally the Colonial House) was a haven for old Hollywood and the international jet set. After careful restoration and renovation, the hotel reopened in 2007 with the bravado of a Prohibition-era speakeasy and the charm of a four-star luxury boutique hotel. With names likePurple Palm Restaurant and “Palme D’Or Residence” paying homage to the hotel’s historic past and VIP visitors, the old becomes new again at Colony Palms Hotel. The hotel’s 56 guestrooms and suites feature stunning mountain views, oversized bedding with custom designed Turkish Suzani headboards, and Italian linens. Plush white towels and Signature CPH bathrobes offset the cool marble countertops and oversized vanities in the bathrooms, while bath products by C.O. Bigelow create an en-suite spa atmosphere in every room. Your posh accommodations become your personal theater and entertainment center with iPod docking station, high-definition televisions and complimentary wireless Internet. At Colony Palms Hotel you are invited to pursue every pleasure with Indulgences—additional details to make your stay unique and unforgettable, including chocolate-covered strawberries, flowers, and champagne service for two upon arrival.
Kenwood Inn and Spa
Rising from the vines of Sonoma‘s lush vineyards is the intoxicating Kenwood Inn and Spa, a luxurious California wine country retreat fashioned after a Mediterranean villa. Kenwood is a relaxing 29-room sanctuary where guests are pampered beyond belief. Guest room comforts are never-ending with romantic fireplaces, plush featherbeds cloaked in Italian linens, full baths, ambient lighting and twice-daily housekeeping service. The grounds are equally splendid with lush courtyards, a pair of outdoor swimming pools, sunning terraces, and a steam room and hot tub. It is no wonder why Hollywood A-listers consider Kenwood Inn and Spa their own personal pied-à-terre.
Oceana Beach Club Hotel
Santa Monica, California
Sunny Santa Monica in Southern California is renowned for its enviable blend of world-class beaches, galleries, shopping, restaurants and entertainment – a combination that creates the perfect home for the stylishly comfortableOceana Beach Club Hotel. Designed as a place for sophisticated and creative travelers who prefer discretion and intimacy, the hotel offers exceptional cuisine, premium amenities and an outstanding level of service. Oceana Beach Club Hotel provides a perfect hideaway, with spectacular views over the Pacific, andsecluded surroundings away from the crowds. Escape to eternal sunshine, where upscale diversions are readily available and ample opportunities for utter relaxation present themselves at every turn. Oceana Beach Club Hotel is a thoroughly civilized beach retreat.
La Jolla, California
When you are looking for an otherworldly escape, but are limited to trips not requiring miles of over-ocean travel, let the brand new Pantai Inn welcome you to a different side of San Diego. Modeled and styled completely to emulate a Balinese resort – from its Indonesian décor and tranquil guest rooms, to the personalized service fit for royalty – this boutique getaway is genuinely distinctive. The inn’s fully restored bungalows, townhouses, and cottages are perched along the northern coast of San Diego, in the charming town of La Jolla, where the best of Southern California is within easy reach. The inn overlooks the glittering Pacific, so settle in to your spacious suite for a kicked back California experience. Separate dining areas and living rooms provide ample room to relax, and full kitchens offer convenience for stays short or long. Island essence will definitely find you in the Balinese tiled bathrooms, where hand-hammered copper sinks and soothing rain showers turn ordinary to exceptional. With these thoughtful details and more, you will find Pantai Inn to be wellworthy of its harmonious heralding.
Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort
Tucked away in a private canyon on 157-acres of breathtaking California sun-kissed property lies a luxury resort that captures the leisurely culture of Napa Valley: welcome to Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort. Marked by centuries-old oak trees, a sparkling stream, and verdant hills, Calistoga Ranch was designed with relaxation and rejuvenation in mind. From the warm furnishings to the wooden décor and natural textiles, every detail at Calistoga Ranch is refreshingly rustic and embraces the splendor of the surrounding setting. 48 wood-paneled lodges line hillsides and sit nestled among the treetops offering unique indoor and outdoor living spaces. Each lodge boasts plush indoor bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art entertainment centers, and bucolic outdoor living rooms with fireplace. Expansive double-vanity bathrooms feature oversized soaking tub, invigorating outdoor garden showers and supreme views of the property. Enjoy nature unspoiled and luxury unmatched at Calistoga Ranch.
Pacific Terrace Hotel
San Diego, California
Perched above the Southern California coastline sounds like the ideal place to be, does it not? At Pacific Terrace Hotel in San Diego, this optimal scenario is a reality come true, with award-winning accommodations no less. Its prime beachfront locale allows Pacific Terrace Hotel to offer an authentic experience, with a remarkably friendly staff, array of fine amenities, and proximity to myriad attractions that will make your time on the West Coast a trip to remember. Beautiful wooden bed frames, plantation shutters, and silk ceiling fans lend flawlessly to the casual chic vibe here, and every guest room has a private balcony or patio on which to enjoy the scenic splendor. The modern necessities are present and accounted for, including iPod docks, video game systems, flat-panel televisions, and – of course – in-room refreshment centers. Plus with personalized service there to ensure your individual needs are always met, Pacific Terrace Hotel always provides a truly relaxing experience.
Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara, California
The beachside city of Santa Barbara, California is known for its beautiful coastlines, gorgeous weather, and stunning Spanish architecture, but restoration of Belmond El Encanto, one of the city’s most notable and long-standing hotels will soon be the leading reason to travel out West. Belonging to the elite and eclectic collection of luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other distinctive travel experiences presented by Belmond, El Encanto is sure to delight guests as of its grand re-opening in March 2013. Built in the 1920s, the hotel has been lovingly restored with meticulous attention to detail, so guests enjoy the original charm and elegance of the space, with contemporary conveniences and preferred five-star amenities such as a boutique spa. The hotel’s airy California-style bungalows enjoy sweeping views of the property’s lush, landscaped gardens, and in the distance, the glimmering Pacific Ocean.
Ventana Inn & Spa
Big Sur, California
Imagine the cool beauty of a morning on the sea, the crisp salt-tinged air invigorating your senses as the sun rises over the lush hills of Central California, and you will picture the fabulous Ventana Inn & Spa. Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, on 213 verdant acres in Big Sur, the rustic elegance of this stunning resort allows it to blend harmoniously with its surroundings, creating a sense of true tranquility and relaxation. Bright and charming rooms are a wonderful blend of sleek modern luxury and the charm of a country cabin, with a breezy open design that allows a seamless transition from indoors to out. Gorgeous tiled or hardwood floors lead past plush beds and picture windows, out to your own private deck with sweeping views of the coast. Complete with an elegant bathroom and deep soaking tub, as well as wonderful and friendly service, your stay at Ventana Inn & Spa will leave you refreshed, rejuvenated, and at complete peace.