California Beach Hotels

The Best Beach Hotels In Southern California!

The best California beach hotels are in Southern California. I have personally stayed at all these great Southern California beachfront hotels.

I have listed some affordable cheap beach hotels for you folks who like to save money.

There are also some luxurious beach hotels and beach resorts if you like to splurge and enjoy the ultmate hotel experience.

No matter which Southern California beach hotel you choose to stay at, you will have a nice stay, because all these beach hotels in California are very special.

Here are pictures and reviews of the Best Southern California Beach Resorts and hotels.

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Santa Monica California Beach Hotels

California Beach Hotels

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a wonderful beachfront resort hotel right on the sand.

It’s a great place to stay for families and kids. The location next to the Santa Monica Pier with the amusement park and lots of Restaurants is very convenient, because you don’t have to use the car. Everything, including the beach, is just a short stroll away.

This is one of the first class California beach hotels with all the amenities you’d want. There is great in house restaurant with a killer ocean view. The swimmingpool is awesome with views of the beach and the surf. Most rooms have balconies with views.

The Loews Hotel is next door to the ultra luxurious Casa Del Mar Santa Monica Hotel.

The Loews is located at 1700 Ocean Boulevard, Santa Monica, Ca 90401. Phone:(310)458-6700.

This beach front hotel is very charming and romantic with a cape cod look to it’s exterior and interior design.

To visit the Shutters On The Beach Hotel, just click on the Highlighted underligned link above. I think you will like it.

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Hotel Del Coronado San Diego is the most fabulous and probably the best of all California beach hotels.

The Del, as the locals call it, is a historic landmark, it was built 120 years ago.

Lots of famous people have been guests at the hotel, including 11 US presidents.

I took my father to Hotel Del Coronado when he first visited Southern California over 30 years ago. I still remember the Sunday Brunch we had there, as the best Brunch I have ever had.

This is a World class beachfront resort, with a fabulous wide sandy beach, tennis courts, spa, restaurants, entertainment and wonderful boutiques.

It’s a destination hotel, the best of its kind, perfect for weddings, honeymoons, romantic getaways, family vacations and more.

Do yourself a favor and treat yorself to a stay at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.

The Del is located at 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, California 92118. Phone:(800)468-3533.

The Portofino Beach Hotel is actually a large Bed and Breakfast Inn with beautifully appointed rooms in a fabulous oceanfront location in tony Newport Beach California.

Newport Beach is the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Orange County.

People come here for their honeymoons, and come back for their anniversaries. The hotel is right on the beach, very close to the Newport Pier.

The staff is nice and very friendly and the service is great. They offer free parking in a secured area.

The Portofino is within walking distance to my favorite restaurants, the Spagetti Factory and the Crab Cooker.

You will love this place and the whole beachside atmosphere of Newport Beach.

The Portofino Beach Hotel Newport Beach is located at 2306 West Oceanfront Boulevard, Newport Beach, Ca 92663. Phone:(949)673-7030.

Venice Beach California Beach Hotels

California Beach Hotels

The Venice Beach House Bed and Breakfast Inn

This charming Bed and Breakfast Inn is a historic house built in 1911. The Venice Beach House offers beautifully decorated suites, some with private balconies.

They have nine suites and rooms in this lovely period house.

The Venice beach House is not a beachfront hotel, but it takes only 5 minutes by foot to be on the sand and enjoy the beach in Venice California.

There are several great restaurants right around the corner with ocean view dining.

The Venice Beach House is a favorite place to stay with a lot of travelers who come back again and again.

It’s located at 15 thirtieth Avenue, Venice, California, 90291. Phone:(310)823-1966.

California Beach Hotels

There are so many great Beachfront Hotels in Laguna Beach, but there are only a few that I prefer to stay at, and Hotel Laguna is one of them.

The other one of my favorite Laguna Beach hotel you can check out on my Laguna Beach page.

The room in the picture above is a room that I have actually stayed in. I enjoyed it so much. I was lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean, my favorite way.

This is the oldest hotel in Laguna Beach. It’s very beautiful and charming. One of the best things about the hotel is its private beach area.

It’s the only hotel in Southern California with its own private beach. That’s why they are allowed to serve cocktails on the beach, which they do.

Beach lounge chairs, umbrellas and beach towels are all complimentary. There is even beach food service.

I just love this place and could live there if I was able to. It’s defenitely one of the best California beach hotels.

Hotel Laguna is located next to the Main Beach at 425 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California, 92651. Phone:(949)494-1151.

Hotels Hermosa Beach California

California Beach Hotels

The Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach California

What a gem of a motel-hotel this is! I have been staying at the Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach many times over 30 plus years and so have many friends and relations.

This wonderful motel has clean as a whistle rooms with kitchens or kitchenettes.

This is a great place for a family beach vacation that’s affordable. And yes they have a great ocean view pool. Most people stay a week or two.

Some stay for a whole winter. Sea Sprite has a huge list of guests who come back year after year. Many children come back as adults having vacationed here as kids. It’s that kind of place!

They offer free parking. You actually don’t need your car when you stay here. Everything is within walking distance.

Wonderful restaurants, shops and boutiques just a short stroll away.

The famous Comedy Club where Jay Leno from the Tonight Show performs every Sunday night is only 5 minutes away by foot.

I love Hermosa Beach and the Sea Sprite Motel. I wish every beach town would have a place like this.

Sea Sprite Motel in Hermosa Beach is located at 1016 The Strand, Hermosa Beach, California 90254. Phone:(310)376-6933.

What a lovely romantic hotel this is! One of the best California beach hotels. If you like to stay in absolutely charming hotel with lots of history, The Fess parkers Double Tree beach resort is perfect.

This is a luxury beachfront resort with all the amenities you would expect.

Warm sandy beaches at your doorstep, beautiful guest rooms and suites, 24 hour room service, these are just some of the things will have here.

They even offer complimentary Airport and Amtrack pick-up. In house cafes and restaurants and a pool side grill in the summer season for your convenience.

Fess Parkers Double Tree Resort is located at 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, California 93103. Phone:(800)879-2929.

There are some more California beach hotels in Santa Barbara that I am very fond of. You can find them on my Santa Barbara California page.

Hotels In San Clemente California

Sea Horse Resort is a wonderful oceanfront hotel with whitewater views located about 200 feet from the San Clemente Pier and the San Clemente beach.

The San Clemente Pier is home to my favorite San Clemente Restaurant The Fisherman.

They have a great outside dining deck that’s built over the surf. A wonderful place to spend a few hours and the seafood is delicious.

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View From The Sea Horse Resort Balcony

The hotel has lots of amenities such as small refrigerators, microwaves, patios or balconies facing the ocean and the beach.

They have beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels, all complimentary. Pets are allowed.

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This is a great affordable motel to stay at in Del Mar right on the beach. Very modern clean rooms with all the comforts you’ll need. Coffee makers, microwaves(most rooms), refrigerators, Cable TV, non-smoking rooms, ironing boards.

The place is close to nearby restaurants and the charming town of Del Mar California.

The Del Mar Motel On The Beach is located at 1702 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, California 92014. Phone:(858)755-1534


La Jolla Shores Hotel is a great place to stay right on the beach near San Diego. Great beach service, clean rooms with a friendly attentive staff.

There is an in house restaurant for your convenience, however it’s only a short walk to local restaurants.

The La Jolla Shores Hotel is located at 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, California, 92037. Phone:(858)459-8271.

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