As fall arrives in the U.S., you might want to escape work for to get away from city life, and to explore another corner of the country. California is one of the most popular states to visit in the Fall. It offers a huge range of activities from forest walking to hiking to surfing to touring Disneyland. It’s a state that always has something going on. When you head to California, here are five of the coolest boutique hotels to check out, all with their own quirks and bonuses.
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1. La Quinta Inn, Berkeley
With free parking and a nice enclosed hotel patio, La Quinta Inn in Berkeley makes for a tranquil retreat in the Fall time. Unlike some Berkeley hotels, La Quinta includes a free breakfast with both hot and cold items to enjoy.There is an outdoor pool and the fitness center. You can also access downtown Berkeley using the BART train network.
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2. Best Host Inn, Buena Park, near Disneyland
The Best Host Inn at Buena Park is a perfect hotel to stay in if you plan to visit Disneyland. The rooms here are comfortable and moderately priced, which is ideal for families who are on a budget, but still want to be close to Disneyland for their children. There is a jacuzzi and swimming pool on site and the hotel is close to the downtown area of Buena Park in case you want to escape the kingdom of Mickey and Donald for the day.
3. Carmel Village Inn, Monterey Peninsula
This wonderful village inn is in Carmel Village on the Monterey Peninsula. The location is one of the main selling points of the Carmel Village Inn. The hotel’s Ocean Avenue location means you are within walking distance of Devendorf Park and Carmel Plaza. Shopping and restaurant options can be found in Carmel village. The hotel has Wi-Fi and Cable TV in every room and a full buffet breakfast is complimentary. On top of this, there are plenty more sightseeing opportunities on the Monterey Peninsula, such as Pebble Beach and the Seventeen-Mile Drive.
4. Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley
Located in the epic Carmel Valley, this is a luxurious hotel that you might never forget. Carmel Valley Ranch has been a popular getaway spot for decades and the resort has recently reimagined itself as something more than a traditional escape. Here the range of things to do is endless: you can play 18 holes of golf, attempt countless hiking trails, sip cocktails in the valleys, wander around an organic garden, learn about honey bees in an apiary, relax by the pool, enjoy mountain-top yoga and more.
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5. Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mes, Newport Beach
The Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mes is a boutique hotel with charm and character. This Costa Mesa hotel focuses on little details like cobblestone courtyards, fountains, gardens, and comfortable lounges. Complimentary features include coffee, tea, and newspapers in the lobby, as well as self-parking and three-mile radius shuttle. Guests will also love the swimming pools, spa, restaurant and bar.