If you’ve never traveled to or vacationed in Southern California, you’re missing out on the experience of a lifetime. Boasting beautiful, sun-soaked beaches, endless entertainment options, popular shops and vibrant nightlife, it’s hardly a surprise that SoCal draws millions of travelers year-round. The area comprises Los Angeles and San Diego – the two most populous cities in the state – as well as Anaheim, which is almost synonymous with the Disneyland Resort.
The mere mention of Los Angeles brings to mind images of movie stars and the iconic Hollywood sign perched atop Mount Lee. But L.A. is also home to such sought-after attractions as the J. Paul Getty Museum, Kodak Theater, LA Fashion District and Griffith Park. No trip to San Diego, some 120 miles from the City of Angels, is complete without a visit to Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo and the 16-block Gaslamp Quarter, whose shops, restaurants and festivals entice travelers the world over. And if you’re thinking of stealing away to Anaheim, you can take in a movie and enjoy a game of bowling with friends at The Shops at Anaheim GardenWalk before catching an Angels game at Angel Stadium. All three cities, in fact, are hotbeds for sports; professional teams with a strong fan following include the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, San Diego Chargers and Anaheim Ducks. If you’re a devoted thrill seeker, you will find a bevy of exciting theme parks in each city, from Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles to SeaWorld San Diego to Adventure City – a smaller, less crowded alternative to the Disneyland Resort – in Anaheim.
If you’re looking for Southern California hotels, whether of the five-star or budget variety, you’ll be happy to know that Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim offer scores of them to suit every budget. For one, Los Angeles has a broad range of fine hotels in or near Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and other major areas. A myriad of Anaheim hotels on Getaroom.com are within walking distance of the Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm. What’s more, we have hotels in San Diego that put you within minutes of the San Diego Zoo, PETCO Park, and the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Below are a few of our hand-picked Southern California hotels, each offering top-notch accommodations, fine service and the latest technology.
Hotels in Southern California
Los Angeles Hotels
The Standard Hotel Downtown Los Angeles – Features luxury hotel rooms, a 24-hour restaurant with outdoor patio, heated rooftop pool, poolside bar and cafe, and red astro-turf sundeck with waterbed cabanas – all just blocks away from the Staples Center, Nokia Theater and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
LA Sky Boutique Hotel – Set on Westwood Boulevard, this 28-room urban oasis offers travelers peace and tranquility while placing them near the excitement of Hollywood, Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles.
San Diego Hotels
Paradise Point Resort & Spa – A private 44-acre island tucked away on Mission Bay, this San Diego luxury resort includes California beach bungalow-style guest rooms; Baleen San Diego, a critically acclaimed restaurant; and SpaTerre, an Indonesian-themed spa.
Bahia Resort Hotel – Fun is the order of the day at this Mission Bay hotel, which has an outdoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness and exercise center, 2 tennis courts and a video arcade.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines – Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the AAA 5 Diamond resort features 170 spacious rooms and suites, two restaurants, and a 9,500 square-foot full-service spa.
Desert Palms Hotel and Suites – Boasts 189 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, heated pool and fitness center. Fuel up with a complimentary breakfast before walking next door to Disneyland Resort.
The Anabella Hotel – Located across from Disneyland’s California Adventure Park, the boutique-style property features the award-winning Tangerine Grill & Patio, plus 358 stylish guestrooms and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
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