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        Northern California Hotels

          389 Hotels Found
          1. The Landing Resort & Spa
            South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Beachfront
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            With elegant chalet decor and a host of amenities, the Landing Resort & Spa offers a luxury stay across from a private beach on Lake Tahoe and near Heavenly Village and the Stateline casinos. Its 77 stylish rooms have fireplaces, mini-fridges, Keurig coffeemakers, private balconies or patios (some a…
          2. Vincci Seleccion Rumaykiyya
          3. Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto
            Palo Alto, San Francisco Bay Area, California
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            The Four Seasons in Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto reflects the legendary service and commitment to quality of this luxury brand. Upscale touches are everywhere, from the beautifully manicured grounds to the sleek wood-paneled lobby to the spacious rooftop pool with free sunscreen. Rooms are and a…
          4. The St. Regis San Francisco
            SoMa, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Built in 2005, the St. Regis offers the best in luxury: rooms with great beds and bathrooms, 24-hour butler service (for suite rooms only), and Remede Spa and pool. Its business-heavy SoMa surroundings and modern building lack the historical grandeur of Nob Hill's grand dames, but otherwise it to…
          5. Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort
            Calistoga, California, United States
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            • Romantic
            It's no wonder royalty, A-list celebrities, and athletes keep returning to the luxury Calistoga Ranch: It's in a class all by itself. Guests rent exquisite private lodges, set on a private 157-acre park-like property complete with hiking trails and a top-of-the-line restaurant and spa. Attention to…
          6. Meadowood Napa Valley
            Napa Valley, California, United States
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Nestled among acres of hilly oak forest in the St. Helena area of Napa Valley, the Meadowood Napa Valley resort could be a destination unto itself. The luxury property has 85 rooms, including cottages and suites, with wine bars and Illy espresso-makers in some, and fireplaces, outdoor porches or and…
          7. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
            Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is a five-pearl full-service resort in the mountains above Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort. Along with luxe rooms, a huge spa, and fine dining, the Ritz-Carlton offers ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes and many other recreational activities -- including multiple outdoor…
          8. Auberge du Soleil
            Rutherford, California, United States
            • Adults-Only
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            One of the snazziest places to stay in Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil is a five-pearl boutique resort spread out over a beautiful hillside with fantastic views out over the surrounding countryside and vineyards. The 50 elegant rooms and suites are romantic, with fireplaces and deep soaking tubs with…
          9. Gaige House, A Four Sisters Inn
            Glen Ellen, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
            • Bed and Breakfast/Inn
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Gaige House is a luxury bed-and-breakfast operated by the California-based Four Sisters Inns in the quiet town of Glen Ellen. Rooms in this late 1800s Victorian house and its annex building have a contemporary wine country vibe with an Asian decorative flair. The woodsy backyard has an outdoor a…
          10. Axiom Hotel San Francisco
          11. The Westin Verasa Napa
            Napa, Napa Valley, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 180-room Westin Verasa looks more like an upscale boutique hotel than major chain. From the comfy beds to the sleek furniture and artwork, to the unique bocce ball court outside, everything feels modern and trendy. Right in the heart of downtown Napa, the hotel's rooms offer impressive views of…
          12. InterContinental San Francisco
            SoMa, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Built in 2008 near the Moscone Convention Center in the business-oriented neighborhood of SoMa, the modern, 550-room InterContinental's luxury-level service, high-tech guest rooms, lap pool, and Michelin-star restaurant make it one of the best values in San Francisco. But it's worth it to also check…
          13. The Fairmont San Francisco
            Nob Hill, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Fairmont combines the history, cachet, and decor of a turn-of-the-20th-century grand old dame with the amenities, technology, and corporate-dominated clientele of a large chain property. What separates it from its luxury competitors are its beautiful, well-appointed rooms, many with stunning and…
          14. Milliken Creek Inn and Spa
            Napa, Napa Valley, California
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Located right on the banks of the Napa River, the Milliken Creek Inn is one of the swankier hotel options in Napa. The luxury inn does have limited amenities (no restaurant, for example), but all 12 rooms are supreme, from the four-poster canopy beds, to the working fireplaces, to the 42-inch plasma…
          15. Taj Campton Place
            Union Square, San Francisco, California
            • Boutique
            • Business
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            This is one of the San Francisco's most special hotels. One block from busy Union Square, the 110-room boutique hotel is an enclave of quiet luxury and pampering service. The posh rooms come with Nespresso machines, flat-screen LED TVs, limestone bathrooms, and knitted cotton Ploh robes. The Taj is…
          16. Honor Mansion, A Wine Country Resort
            Healdsburg, California, United States
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 13-room, luxury boutique B&B Honor Mansion in Healdsburg may look like little more than a charming Victorian house from the street, but it actually sits on four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds that include tennis courts, a lap pool, a PGA putting green, and so much more. In addition to…
          17. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
            Nob Hill, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The luxury Ritz-Carlton occupies a Neoclassical mansion sandwiched between Chinatown and Union Square in Nob Hill. Elegant interiors rife with marble and chandeliers are coupled with doting service for a luxurious experience -- but a handful of quibbles prevent it from a five-pearl status, including…
          18. Carneros Resort and Spa
            Napa, Napa Valley, California
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The luxury Carneros Resort and Spa is geared toward high-budget travelers -- it's pricey -- but guests who can afford it will find a sort of homey elegance here. Hillside Adirondack chairs overlook the vineyard. Crackling fireplaces warm every room. Private gardens and tree-lined infinity pools to a…
          19. Bardessono
            Yountville, California, United States
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Swank yet eco-friendly, this 62-room resort opened in 2009 with a mission of sustainability and luxury. Proud of its LEED Platinum certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council for leadership in environmental design, the hotel is solar-powered, sources its water from geothermal wells, and…
          20. Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
            SoMa, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Four Seasons' huge, well-outfitted rooms and attentive service are among the city's best, but the 277-room property falls a bit short of expectations. Its pool and fitness center are outsourced, and its business-centric SoMa location lacks the prestige of Nob Hill, where some if its strongest…
          21. Loews Regency San Francisco
            Financial District, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Luxury
            With astounding views from elegant, spacious rooms high up in a Financial District skyscraper and the best in pampering service, the Loews San Francisco Hotel (formerly Mandarin Oriental) lives up to its luxe reputation. The downtown location makes it best for business travelers, but the spa and are…
          22. Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
            San Francisco, California, United States
            • Child-Friendly
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Luxury vacation rental meets upscale hotel at the city's best, if most expensive, residence-style lodging. The Ghirardelli Square factory setting has plenty of character, and 53 modern one-, two-, and three-bedroom units feel like designer model homes with fireplaces, full kitchens, and amenities. a…
          23. Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
            Monterey, California, United States
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The centrally located, upscale Hyatt Regency Monterey is one of the largest properties in the area, with solid amenities and outdoor activities like golf, tennis, and swimming. Its 550 rooms are spacious and contemporary but bland, despite sleek design touches and stylish contemporary art. Most have…
          24. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
            Fish Camp, Yosemite National Park, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is a 294-room, four-pearl hotel surrounded by Sierra National Forest, about two miles from the South Gate entrance of Yosemite National Park. It’s a comfortable enough place with a homey ambiance, and simple decor inspired by Native American and Southwestern patterns as…
          25. The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
            Boyes Hot Springs, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Housed in a Spanish mission-style building, this upscale 228-room hotel attracts well-heeled guests with a top-notch spa complete with its own thermal mineral spring, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Most rooms were completely renovated in April 2010, but the…
          26. Stanford Court San Francisco
            Nob Hill, San Francisco, California
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            A historic property renovated in 2008, the Renaissance Stanford Court has several of the less endearing quirks of an older building but few of its vestigial charms. Still, it's a relative bargain for the posh Nob Hill address.
          27. The Westin Palo Alto
            Palo Alto, San Francisco Bay Area, California
            • Business
            • Luxury
            The 184-room Westin Palo Alto is an upscale hotel located on El Camino Real across from Stanford University. The exterior of the hotel is Mediterranean-inspired with several outdoor courtyards and a small outdoor heated pool and whirlpool, while the inside offers sophisticated, though somewhat While…
          28. Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
            Monterey, California, United States
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            The upper-middle-range Portola is a sprawling waterfront property right in the heart of Downtown Monterey. Its 379 spacious rooms have attractive nautical-themed decor, large flat-screen TVs, and empty mini-fridges. Property highlights include a solid restaurant serving fresh California cuisine; and…
          29. Chaminade Resort & Spa
            Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Chaminade Resort & Spa is an upscale property specializing in weddings and business retreats. Its 156 rooms are in need of a refresh, with orange bathrooms and dated carpeting. The secluded mountainside resort has plenty of outdoor amenities, including wooded nature trails, lighted tennis courts, a…
          30. Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
            Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            The 319-room Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf is an upscale hotel in a central location within walking distance of major attractions such as Pier 39, North Beach, and Coit Tower. Contemporary rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, and Hyatt's signature mattresses. The -…
          31. Silverado Resort and Spa
            Napa, Napa Valley, California
            The upscale, 380-room Silverado Resort and Spa is a historic resort just under a 15-minute drive from downtown Napa and Route 29. It has modern amenities and sophisticated decor, plus extensive features including two PGA award-winning golf courses, 10 swimming pools, 13 tennis courts, and a spa. The…
          32. Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging
            Truckee, Lake Tahoe, California
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Resort
            The four-pearl Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging offers direct access to Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort, with plenty of nearby upscale shopping and dining found via cobblestone streets. Housed in separate lodges in the quaint Village at Northstar, the spacious, luxe rooms include kitchens, TV systems, A…
          33. Bungalows 313
            Sonoma, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
            • Boutique
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Value
            This quaint, small B&B in the heart of downtown Sonoma is made up of six homey and attractive bungalows. Each bungalow is different -- some have wood-burning fireplaces, others have Jacuzzi tubs, separate living areas, or full kitchens -- so guests should specify exactly what they want when booking…
          34. Timber Cove Resort
            Jenner, Sonoma County, California
            • Romantic
            The 49-room Timber Cove Resort is a rustic seaside hideaway set on cliffs overlooking the rugged Northern California coast and the Pacific Ocean. The resort has a wilderness-lodge feel, with an abundance of exposed timber, grand Sequoia trees, wild grasses, hiking trails, and a large fire pit where…
          35. Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel
            Union Square, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The Sir Francis Drake attracts both business and leisure travelers with its great location close to Union Square and public transportation (including the cable car that runs right outside the hotel). But the business traveler might be slightly disappointed with the amenities: The business center and…
          36. Vintage House
            Yountville, California, United States
            • Boutique
            • Business
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            Redesigned in late 2017, this four-pearl option (formerly known as Vintage Inn) is part of The Estate Yountville -- a 22-acre downtown development that includes a shopping/dining complex as well as another hotel with a luxe spa and fitness facilities that guests are welcome to use. Vintage House has…
          37. The Santa Cruz Dream Inn
            Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California
            • Beachfront
            • Boutique
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            This cute, stylish boutique hotel fuses modern services and retro- and surfing-inspired decor. The colorful lobby features a bright, geometric carpet and a curved pull-apart couch, flanked by a yellow-framed photograph of surfers on the beach. The rooms are contemporary (if a bit bland), and all of…
          38. Melia Sol y Nieve
          39. Andaz Napa
            Napa, Napa Valley, California
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Value
            Part of the hip and upscale Andaz chain, this hotel is a decidedly modern option amid Napa's often rustic-luxe inns and resorts. With a great downtown location, it offers 141 rooms and suites. Amenities such as balconies, deep soaking tubs, and seating areas are dependent on the room type, but all a…
          40. The Cottage Inn & Spa
            Sonoma, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
            • Boutique
            • Romantic
            Sonoma's intimate Cottage Inn & Spa has only nine rooms, giving it the feel of an intimate bed and breakfast. Only the Fountain View Cottage has TV, which may be a deal-breaker for some, but all rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, and some have extra features such as kitchens and hot tubs. A free is a…
          41. Melia Sierra Nevada
          42. Intercontinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
            Nob Hill, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            One of the city's grandest dames, the Mark Hopkins sits regally on top of Nob Hill with dazzling views and the famous 19th-floor Top of the Mark bar. Though its elegant style and grand past earn cachet, the rooms are less impressive (though usually less expensive) than its Nob Hill neighbors.
          43. The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel
            Tenderloin, San Francisco, California
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            • Party
            • Romantic
            Known for its Redwood Room bar and location a five-minute walk from Union Square, the Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel has a hip scene, particularly with digs designed by Philippe Starck and Ian Schrager (the latter of Studio 54 fame). The 372 small but comfortable rooms are short on amenities but high on…
          44. Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco
            Union Square, San Francisco, California
            • Boutique
            • Luxury
            Four-pearl Hotel Zeppelin stands out from the chain masses with funky yet carefully curated '60s-themed decor and a boutique vibe. An upscale, casual-cool atmosphere is on display everywhere, from the cozy lobby bar with exposed-brick accents to the popular restaurant Rambles to the downstairs game…
          45. Hotel Nikko San Francisco
            Union Square, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The upscale Hotel Nikko looks and feels more like a boutique hotel than the mid-size chain it actually is. Though the hotel's multiple conference rooms, stylish suites, and on-site UPS store make it an obvious draw for business travelers, the Union Square location, indoor lap pool, and sushi bar to…
          46. Parc 55 San Francisco, a Hilton Hotel
            Union Square, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Luxury
            The bustling, 1,010-room Parc 55 hotel has some great, modern touches, such as big flat-screen TVs in the (generic) guest rooms and top-notch equipment in the fitness center. With over 32 floors and 30,000 square feet of meeting space, it feels like the big, corporate hotel that it is. The lack of a…
          47. The Marker San Francisco, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
            Union Square, San Francisco, California
            • Boutique
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            This stylish boutique hotel is one of the best upscale options near Union Square. It's not the cheapest option in this pearl category (the nearby Clift and Hotel Nikko often have lower rates), but many guests will prefer it for its fun, eclectic decor and thoughtful freebies. The rooms are on the to…
          48. The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
            Union Square, San Francisco, California
            • Business
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            The St. Francis combines the history, decor, and traditions of a turn-of-the-20th-century grand old dame with the amenities, modernity, and corporate-dominated clientele of a large chain property. If you find a better deal at the similarly priced Palace or Meridien -- also business-oriented -- go of…
          49. Hyatt Regency Sacramento
            Sacramento, California, United States
            • Business
            • Child-Friendly
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The four-pearl Hyatt Regency Sacramento offers an ideal location for travelers doing business at the State Capitol or Sacramento Convention Center. The hotel is adjacent to both downtown facilities, making it a hub of business and civic activity. Other highlights are the full-service Emperia Spa, up…
          50. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
            Monterey, California, United States
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            The 290-room Monterey Plaza is as close to the ocean as it gets: Built on pillars above the water, it offers an ocean experience like few other hotels in the area do. From the gorgeous views from the spa and the fitness center, to the wonderful outdoor seating in both on-site restaurants, the blends…