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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)

    Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

    6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles - Map
    Restaurant and bar area seems a bit small for such a big hotel (although there was no problem getting a table the night I stayed), but otherwise a very nice hotel. The staff were all exceptional.
    A Traveller
    Located on the airport area's main boulevard, this hotel is 1 block from Los Angeles International Airport via complimentary …More
    Fairfield Inn & Suites Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo - El Segundo Hotels
    Rating: 2.5 Stars

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo

    525 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo - Map
    "I was delighted with the cleanliness of this hotel"
    The staff was absolutely amazing could not have been more helpful even giving me a box of Kleenex to take to funeral service
    Traveller from US
    This hotel offers complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from Los Angeles International Airport, 1 mile north.More
    The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows - Santa Monica Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

    101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica - Map
    "Nice hotel, excellent service from staff."
    Loved the free bikes outside. great way to explore Santa Monica and Venice.
    A Traveller
    This 1921 Los Angeles-area hotel is perched above Santa Monica Beach, and sits at the end of Wilshire Boulevard, across from …More

    Hotels in San Francisco (and vicinity)

    Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Parc 55 San Francisco - A Hilton Hotel

    55 Cyril Magnin St, San Francisco - Map
    "Just above average hotel, just above average price"
    Staff members were kind and helpful. The hotel itself was clean and comfortable. The area is very walkable with many great restaurants and bars to check out. It's also a $5 Uber/Lyft to get to most other parts of SF. There's a BART (transit) station right across the street which is perfect for getting to SFO or anywhere else for that matter. I felt safe walking around at night and there were plenty of other folks doing the same. Yes, there are a lot of homeless people around but they were harmless. The cost is slightly higher than other hotels in the area but I believe the hotel is slightly nicer.
    Traveller from US
    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

    Hotel Whitcomb

    1231 Market St, San Francisco - Map
    "Convienent and charming"
    Gorgeous lobby a few steps away from the BART. Our room was probably the most quiet hotel room I've ever visited. I liked that there were many European visitors. The area was a bit dicey with homeless people and open drug use
    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
    Hotel Nikko San Francisco - San Francisco Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Hotel Nikko San Francisco

    222 Mason St, San Francisco - Map
    "Top-tier hotel at a reasonable price"
    I travel quite a bit for work and take several personal trips each year as well. I was as pleased with Hotel Nikko as I have been with any hotel I've stayed at in the last several years. My wife and I stayed here for 5 days, and we both were impressed. The staff was great- from the moment the cab dropped us off to the time we checked out. The room we were in had a separate shower and tub and plenty of space. The pool, hot tub, and outdoor deck area were AWESOME. (They also have an outdoor dog run on their balcony if you have pets.)
    Traveller from US
    The Asian-inspired Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located downtown, a 4-minute walk from Union Square and the designer shops of …More

    Hotels in San Diego (county)

    Mission Valley Resort - San Diego Hotels
    Rating: 2.5 Stars

    Mission Valley Resort

    875 Hotel Cir South, San Diego - Map
    "It was very close everything I needed to do "
    The room was clean and the beds very comfortable.
    A Traveller
    Comprising 8 buildings in a tropical setting near the foothills of Mission Valley, and convenient to I-8, this resort is 2 …More
    Paradise Point Resort & Spa - San Diego Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Paradise Point Resort & Spa

    1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego - Map
    "The room was not clean."
    The room we checked in had a stinky smell. The shower curtain had a couple of moldy spots. We asked the front desk to get us another room. The second room was clean and nice. We were happy with the staff's prompt help to change to another room. They also gave a discount of 120 dollar for the overall fee. Hopefully this hotel can keep their rooms clean and nice.
    Traveller from US
    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
    "Lots of things to do, very close by"
    Lots of water stuff, great food, wonderful location. I will most certainly return to this place.
    Traveller from Veneta, United States of America
    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