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    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 (and vicinity)

    Hollywood Hotel-The Hotel of Hollywood - Los Angeles Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Hollywood Hotel-The Hotel of Hollywood

    1160 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles - Map
     
     
    "Friendly staff but outdated facilities"
    The hotel condition is not great, room was clean but bathroom needs a lot of upkeep. The pictures you see everywhere are of the back of the hotel, the location is not that great.
    Traveller from Mexico
    This four-story hotel offers a convenient location 1 block from the Santa Monica/Vermont Metro station, 3 miles from …More
    The Concourse Hotel at LAX - A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel - Los Angeles Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    The Concourse Hotel at LAX - A Hyatt Affiliated Hotel

    6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles - Map
     
     
    Really beautiful remodel. Room Service was amazing with great customer service. Food was a bit costly. I live in Texas so I didn't understand why parking cost 30 per day. Here parking is free with all hotels. Other than that our visit here was great.
    A Traveller
    Located on the airport area's main boulevard, this hotel is 1 block from Los Angeles International Airport via complimentary …More
    Shore Hotel - Santa Monica Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Shore Hotel

    1515 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica - Map
     
     
    "Great location and amenities "
    Hotel was in a great location and was extremely nice. The hotel bar was pool side which was really nice as well. My only complaint would be that I do not like being forced to valet park and I do not like having to pay an additional fee to do so but there was no other option here. We had no issues with the valet otherwise. Hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms were extremely nice and the view could not be beat. Our beach view room was right above the a taco restaurant which was a bit loud on the balcony but not any more loud then traffic and other activities. We would surely stay here again.
    Traveller from Allentown PA
    Offering direct access to the beach, this Santa Monica hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Santa Monica …More

    Hotels in San Francisco (and vicinity)

    Hotel Whitcomb - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Hotel Whitcomb

    1231 Market St, San Francisco - Map
     
     
    "Classic American hotel near the Bart stop. "
    Very great hotel. All of the staff is great. I felt like I was in a "Great Gatsby" hotel or Ocean Eleven hotel. Also, it is the last hotel for the late sleeper because the Check out time is 12 (noon).
    A Traveller
    Located in the San Francisco theater district with a BART and MUNI station at its entrance, this downtown hotel is 6 blocks …More
    The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square

    335 Powell Street, San Francisco - Map
     
     
    "Great Hotel! Crazy amount of tourists"
    Everything about the hotel was great! Staff was extremely friendly and helpful! Loved the room. The view in our room wasn't ideal but I imagine the rooms facing the city have great sight lines.
    Traveller from California
    This elegant and historic 1904 hotel offers a prime location across from San Francisco's Union Square; cable cars stop right …More
    Handlery Union Square Hotel - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Handlery Union Square Hotel

    351 Geary St, San Francisco - Map
     
     
    "Quaint hotel in the heart of Union Square"
    Great location. Close to transportation and shopping. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Shower was tiny.
    A Traveller
    A half-block from cable cars, this hotel is 2 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre; the Moscone Center and the …More

    Hotels in San Diego (county)

    Paradise Point Resort & Spa - San Diego Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Paradise Point Resort & Spa

    1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego - Map
     
     
    "Nice hotel with beach view. "
    I stayed at Paradise Point for two nights. The first night is a garden view room, the room is very clean, quite, but kind of old. Air conditioning is kind of noisy. I upgrade to a beach view the second day, The view is really nice, you could see the beach on your bed, and there is a private balcony from which you can directly go to the beach. Nice place for vacation. If you have car, they will charge you $37 a night for parking, this is expensive. They didn't mention this on the website. That means you need to pay $30 resort fee plus $37 parking fee except the room fee per day.
    Traveller from San Francisco, CA
    Paradise Point Resort & Spa is on a private tropical island in San Diego’s Mission Bay. SeaWorld® is a 4-minute drive away …More
    The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection - San Diego Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection

    1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego - Map
     
     
    "65th Birthday "
    I had a beautiful room overlooking the Marina. I spent many hours in the beautiful pool with my 20 month old grandson. Had dinner at the Firefly late and it was lovely. Plenty of room for my gson to run around as we ate outside. Staff was generous with late checkout and offered me a pool key to use until I had to catch my plan. Easy to get to and from places in the city. Plenty of parking. Great experience. I would go there again.
    Traveller from Seattle
    Adjacent to San Diego's Mission Bay, this 13-acre hotel is within 2 miles of SeaWorld and Mission Beach, and 6 miles of the …More
    Hotel del Coronado - Coronado Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Hotel del Coronado

    1500 Orange Ave, Coronado - Map
     
     
    "All around A+!"
    Everything about our stay at Hotel Del Coronado was absolutely outstanding!
    Traveller from Texas
    One of the largest and oldest resorts on the Pacific Coast, Hotel del Coronado occupies 28 acres of oceanfront property at …More