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Boutique California Resorts and More

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California – beaches, bridges, babes and brawn! California is a magnet for holidaymakers from all over the globe. Here are five excellent boutique resorts in the west coast real ‘Sunshine State’.

The Golf Go-Getter

Pala Mesa Golf Resort – Temecula is not just a boutique Californian resort, it is also an award-winning 18-hole golf course! Rooms have cable television, WiFi, and breakfast is available. If you don’t know your par from your put, try out the four tennis courts, the fitness suite, or the outdoor splash pool. For customers looking to mix business with leisure, the hotel has a business center, and conference space.

Family Friendly

Welk Resorts San Diego has eight swimming pools, interactive splash zones, and two water slides. Families can retire to their one, two, or three-bedroom villa, with the luxury of making their own dinner in their fully equipped kitchen. Once recharged, guests can enjoy the free entertainment at the Welk Theatre. Uniquely, the resort has a ‘drive in movie’ but leave the car at home, you watch the movie floating in the pool!

Sophisticated Seafront Views

Wow, L’Auberge Del Mar is special. Guests can sip a drink whilst watching the sunset, and then dine under the stars. L’Auberge Del Mar looks like part of a Californian movie scene, and with a variety of special offers and packages, makes its guests feel like celebrities! Send the kids off to children’s club and rejuvenate at The Spa at L’Auberge Del Mar. There is a room to please every type of guest, from the cute Cabana rooms to the suites with Pacific views.

Retro and Relative

There is no pretense with Town Motel, it is a motel and proud of it. This bright and vintage Daly City accommodation has friendly staff, free on-site parking, welcomes one cat and one dog per room, and most importantly it’s cheap! There are a variety of rooms, some have a kitchenette, and if you are in a bigger group then there are connecting rooms available.

Orange County Charm

La Quinta Inn John Wayne/Orange County Airport has newly remodelled rooms. Rooms have triple-sheeted beds, a TV, and a coffeemaker. Guests can make their own hot waffles for free at Bright Side Breakfast. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, which is perfect for cooling off in the hot O.C sun! There are many beaches just a short drive away, as well as all the amenities you would expect from the playground of the rich and famous!

Boutique California Resort CC Flickr the_tahoe_guy

Image via Flickr by the_tahoe_guy // Feature Image via Flickr by Giuseppe Milpo


This article is part of a series for Hipmunk.com. Hipmunk.com is low-cost and budget travel service, which I am thrilled to write for and hope that you find this lowdown useful. I certainly am salivating over the sunshine!

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Gemma and Craig are full-time workers with a life-long travel habit. Flirting with 30 and let loose on the world! Gemma writes, Craig looks good in the photos.

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