While the spa services and pools are excellent, there are few things better than going back to a hotel room with a stunning view. In California, that view often means getting a view of the Pacific Ocean from a coastal hotel, but there are also views with breathtaking mountain, desert, and city views.
Majestic Yosemite Hotel, formerly Akhavni, Yosemite National Park
The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, formerly known as the historic Ahwani, is located in one of the country’s most scenic national parks, Yosemite. Tucked among Yosemite Valley’s spectacular cliffs and cascading waterfalls, some rooms offer magical views, including the Half Dome. Under a dusting of snow or in the fall, the view is even more stunning. Staying here, you’ll be close to hiking trails leading to El Capitan and Half Dome, or you can just relax and view the iconic landmark right from your window.
Gulch Inn Brewery, Mendocino
The Brewery Gulch Inn is located on one of the most picturesque stretches of the California coast in Mendocino. It is particularly charming. There are only 10 rooms for a special intimate setting, and they all feature featherbeds, gas fireplaces, and incredible ocean views. Guests can also expect custom breakfasts, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, and explore the Victorian village with its historic saltbox cottages. Art galleries, antique stores, unique boutiques and fine dining restaurants are in between,
Terranea Resort is one of Southern California’s rare mega-resorts. Guests here enjoy a Mediterranean-style escape with rooms overlooking the ocean. There are also four pools, including one for kids with a giant water slide and an adults-only saltwater Cielo pool, where you can enjoy bar food and alcoholic beverages as well as ocean views. The luxurious spa defines luxury with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and a wide range of treatments that go beyond facials, wraps and massages. There are also steam rooms, saunas, a private pool, bonfires and a cafe.
Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa
The Marriott Desert Springs Spa Resort offers an idyllic oasis in the heart of the desert with 450 acres of lush greenery. Guests will be spoiled with magnificent scenery that includes golf greens, sparkling pools and lakes against a backdrop of towering mountains. In addition to spectacular views from spacious suites with private balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can look forward to gourmet cuisine, a state-of-the-art spa and gondolas for cruising the hotel’s waterways.
Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego
This hotel offers a tranquil oasis in Mission Bay with rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies that offer stunning views. It’s also in the perfect location to enjoy the calm waters and sandy beach. Guests can expect to relax on the sand, swim in the Olympic-sized pool, visit rescued seals at a nearby sanctuary, and even take a free cruise. Its beautifully restored boat offers guests free cruises around the bay.
The Landing Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe
The Landing Resort & Spa is located right on the shore of South Lake Tahoe. It offers luxurious rooms with breathtaking lake views, granite stone fireplaces, private patios or balconies, and marble bathrooms with heated toilet seats and floors. One of the most luxurious hotels in Tahoe, some rooms have light therapy, aromatherapy, steam showers and towel warmers. The award-winning spa offers a range of treatments from hot-stone massages and reflexology to olive oil wraps and exfoliating cinnamon and vanilla brown sugar scrubs, while Jimmy’s Restaurant serves mouthwatering contemporary California and Greek cuisine.