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    California Hotel Guide

    California's nickname "The Golden State" hails back to the 1849 discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, just outside of what is now the state capital of Sacramento. The moniker, though, could just as easily refer to the colour of the sun beating down on California's glorious beaches or the colour of the Oscars given out in Los Angeles every year in a televised ceremony watched by a billion people around the globe.

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    To people who know and love it, California isn't one state but almost two: Northern California and Southern California. Finding the best California hotel deals in each takes some legwork.

    The misty groves of Northern California are home to the giant Sequoia redwoods, the oldest and tallest living creatures on earth. Napa Valley is one of the premiere wine-making regions in the world.

    Monarch butterflies migrate by the tens of thousands every year at Santa Cruz's Natural Bridges State. John Steinbeck's favourite city, Monterey, features a world-class aquarium, playful otters swimming in the harbour, and Ed (Doc) Ricketts' original laboratory.

    Iconic San Francisco tourist destinations like Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Embarcadero, and Fisherman's Wharf are thrilling to behold. Explore the twisting paths, arboretums, and flowers of the city's Golden Gate Park, or ride a cable car to view Alcatraz Island from the top of Nob Hill.

    Southern California is known for its gorgeous weather, its white-sand beaches, and Los Angeles. LA has first-class museums like the Getty Center, the California Science Center, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    LA is first and foremost a film industry town. Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, and Universal all host studio tours where you can view the sound stages where your favourite TV shows are filmed, and maybe even get to talk to a star!

    Closer to the shared border with Mexico, San Diego has a world-class zoo with giant pandas, the SeaWorld theme park, and LEGOLAND for your little engineers.

    How will you fit everything California has to offer into one trip? The secret is to narrow down the must-do attractions and select nearby California hotels. Expedia can help you find California hotel packages and other cheap hotel deals in California close to the centres of action. Go online, enter your criteria, find comfortable rooms at special discount rates and prices, and book your reservations. Whether you're looking for a cheap California hotel deal or a lavish resort where the sky is the limit, Expedia has hotels in California you'll want to stay in.

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    Hotels in Los Angeles

    O Hotel - Los Angeles Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars
    $185

    O Hotel

    819 S Flower St, Los Angeles - Map
     
     
    amazing hotel, friendly staff can't wait to visit again and stay at same hotel!
    A Traveller
    Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Macy's Plaza, Nokia Theater, and Staples Center. Also nearby are Los …More
    Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza - Los Angeles Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars
    $208

    Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

    251 S Olive St, Los Angeles - Map
     
     
    "The most accommodating place you can stay in L.A."
    We came to attend a concert at the NOKIA and appreciated the shuttle service so much. All staff were so friendly and personable. So convenient to MOCA, Disney, Music Center and nearby restaurants. Enjoyed our breakfast the next day. couldn't have been better.
    Taffy from Palm Desert ca.
    Adjacent to California Plaza's corporate towers and the Museum of Contemporary Art, this 17-story hotel is one block from the …More
    Ritz Milner Hotel - Los Angeles Hotels
    Rating: 2.0 Stars

    Ritz Milner Hotel

    813 S Flower St, Los Angeles - Map
     
     
    It was nice. I e stayed there before. I'm content with the hotel & staff.
    A Traveller
    The budget-friendly Ritz Milner is in downtown Los Angeles, a half-mile from the Staples Center and the Nokia Theater. The …More

    Hotels in San Francisco

    Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco - Union Square

    55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco - Map
     
     
    "Updated. Clean."
    Updated. Clean. And free due to an Expedia free night. The Expedia Gold "upgrade" was a "move to a higher floor".
    Great Location! from Dallas, TX
    Just off Market Street, downtown San Francisco's major thoroughfare, this contemporary 32-story hotel is 1 block from San …More
    Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars
    $244

    Hotel Whitcomb

    1231 Market St, San Francisco - Map
     
     
    "A moment in time"
    Stylish old world charm, quiet and comfortable with a range of interiors in which to relax. Enjoying a drink at the bar or lounge at days end was a treat. fabulous location and terrific staff,courteous and helpful.
    Miriam from Sydney
    Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks …More
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars
    $340

    Hotel Nikko San Francisco

    222 Mason St, San Francisco - Map
     
     
    "Return visit"
    We have stayed here several times. Our rooms are always clean and quiet. The staff is gracious and prompt. My daughter is a big fan of the Sunday morning breakfast buffet
    A Traveller
    This romantic hotel is located in the heart of San Francisco, walking distance from American Conservatory Theater, Union …More

    Hotels in San Diego

    500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown - San Diego Hotels
    Rating: 1.5 Stars
    $48

    500 West Hotel San Diego Downtown

    500 W Broadway, San Diego - Map
     
     
    "Super friendly staff and cleaning ladies!"
    Some toilets were plugged but there are lots of stalls on every floor. Room is small but it's a great deal for $40/ night! Yes... BRING EAR PLUGS AND SLEEPER COVERS! Construction at night was loud and blinds don't cover much of the awesome San diego sun! Hotel location was amazing! Close to everything I wanted to see and do! Train and bus was easy to use and only took me 20-30 min ride to Mission Beach! Bring your own slippers
    A Traveller
    The 6-story 500 West Hotel, located in a renovated 1920's landmark building, is near the Embarcadero and within 5 blocks of …More
    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego - San Diego Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

    1 Market Pl, San Diego - Map
     
     
    Great stay in every way...will be back! Love, Love, Love!!
    A Traveller
    This expansive highrise hotel towers over San Diego Bay next to the Seaport Village retail complex, 1 block from the …More
    The Sofia Hotel - San Diego Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars
    $232

    The Sofia Hotel

    150 W Broadway, San Diego - Map
     
     
    "Very nice and convenient"
    Excellent rooms with all the comforts needed. The bed was very soft and comfy. Small for sure but well appointed otherwise.
    A Traveller
    In the heart of downtown San Diego, this historic boutique hotel is 2 blocks from Horton Plaza, 4 blocks from the Gaslamp …More