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Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Official Site- Timeless coastal elegance awaits you at Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Discover all you need for a satisfying stay at our downtown Long Beach hotel.

Santa Barbara's Inn of the Spanish Garden
The Inn Of The Spanish Garden divinely integrates into the heart of old town Santa Barbara and, although it authentically replicates the region's 18th century Spanish- colonial architecture, it is actually one of the newer kids on the block.

Since opening its doors September 8, 2001, many luxury-loving couples have been lured by the inn's exquisitely appointed interiors, impeccable service and revival of the past. Although conveniently located just steps from the bustling hub of State Street, where upscale shopping and fine dining can be found, once over the enchanting threshold, guests soon escape the modern day throngs and revel in an era gone more »

Hotel Monaco in San Francisco
When you check in at the Hotel Monaco in San Francisco, it's like boarding an intimate cruise ship of the early 1900s and stepping back to the heady days of Hemingway and Christie. Get a good look at the registration desk — it's built to look like an ocean steamer trunk.

Then take a quick stroll to the right, past the elevators into the elegant sitting room. Fanciful furnishings, high-backed sofas, and a crackling fire all make for intimate spaces for private conversations. Join your fellow guests in the other sitting room just past the old marble grand staircase for wine and cheese in the afternoons. There you can have your tarot cards read and get a neck and back massage. The decorations evoke the days of elegant travel. The art deco flavor and high ceilings made us feel like we were giant pieces in a grand Monopoly more »

Le Luxe LA - Le Meridien Hotel in Beverly Hills
e Meridien at Beverly Hills, where, according to the literature, "European luxury meets L.A. style" has 197 oversized guestrooms, including 54 suites, all designed for a wide variety of personal and business needs.

Other amenities found in all rooms include tea and coffee making items, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, minibar, satellite television, and international direct dial telephone. You can have a free nightly shoe shine and in the morning the LA Times is outside your door. There are rooms with handicapped capabilities and telephone for use by the deaf. Voicemail you check easily yourself is standard on your telephone.

Oui, this is a class hotel, but without any pretense or arrogance. Oui, the décor is first-class, the amenities abundant, the food exquisite and the ambiance relaxing, but it's the people who make Le Meridien Beverly Hills such a special more »

The Desert Hot Springs Beat Hotel
...This hotel, practically half way around the globe, came to life in Desert Hot Springs, California. The true purpose would, unfortunately, not be known for more than forty years, when it would be resurrected from the dead and its name changed from the Monte Carlo Resort Motel to The Desert Hot Springs Beat Hotel. This two story, eight unit hotel, after a sad period of dilapidation and resurrection, would become a live in retreat and study center for lovers of the arts, and in particular, the literary and visual arts of William Seward Burroughs. According to its owner, chief restorer, and curator, Steve Lowe, it is a living museum that caters to the entire article »

Ingleside Inn
Sweeping views of Mt. San Jacinto and the Santa Rosa Mountains and the surrounding desert landscape notwithstanding, The Ingleside Inn provides a tranquil spot to relax or explore Palm Springs. While the town has morphed into a sophisticated tourist destination since Hollywood discovered it in the 1930s, the quaint charm of a "village" is still intact. Staying at the Ingleside Inn is like staying at a friend's country more »

The El Drisco (Hotel) In San Francisco
The Drisco boasts 43 guest rooms, 19 suites and plush robes and slippers in every room. Each room also has a CD player, television with VCR, and snacks if you can't make it until dinner. The television probably doesn't get much attention considering the gentle sea breezes occasionally strolling in through the vintage-style windows, summoning you to go out and keep it more »

La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton Hotel
La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton Hotel in Southern California is the ultimate place to experience perfection. It is San Diego's premier destination for hospitality, dining, recreation, meetings and banquet facilities. I know, because my weekend stay at this magnificent property was absolutely, positively perfect.

The hotel is perched atop Southern California's spectacular coastline, overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines Golf more »

Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, in Dana Point, California, is a place to celebrate life! I know because I took my daughter there on her annual birthday outing. We spent three glorious days and nights at the most picturesque spot on the Southern California coastline.

The resort’s red-roofed, Victorian-style architecture overlooks the cliffs above the bay. With captivating views of the Pacific Ocean and sprawling Gatsby-esque lawns, I felt like we were in the movie “Somewhere in Time.” Even the winding driveway up to the resort was romantically lit with street lanterns. The shiny wooden lacquered decor was inviting and enchanting with all the elegance and ambiance of a coastal beach house. A large roaring fire greeted us in the more »

Mr. Mosser’s Boutique Hotel For Musicians in San Francisco
...San Francisco's newly renovated Mosser Hotel, located on 4th Street, just a half-block off Market. Historically, the South of Market neighborhood has been a warehouse district, but no more. With Yerba Buena Gardens and the Mosconi Center attracting conferences and trade shows, the area is experiencing new growth and renovation for visitors.

The Mosser's location makes it perfect for the traveler who would rather not drive - and that's a plus because parking is very difficult in San Francisco. We parked our car in valet parking and walked to Union Square, Chinatown, Macy's, SF Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and world class shopping. A half-block from the front door of the hotel is the cable car station that will take you to Ghiradelli Square and Fisherman's Wharf; fare is $3.00 each, one-way. You are also a half-block from BART, the Bay Area's subway. BART can take you to Berkeley, Oakland, and areas south of San Francisco. more »

Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
With more than 100 lifts, 500 runs and 17,000 skiable acres, few places on earth can compete with the overwhelming skiing and snowboarding experiences at Lake Tahoe. Indeed, Lake Tahoe boasts the greatest concentration of ski areas in North America. For serious winter enthusiasts, the dilemma isn’t whether or not to make a trip to Lake Tahoe – it’s where to ski or board once they get there! more »