25 Luxury Weekend Staycations in California

  • By: Nikita
  • Date: August 6, 2021
  • Time to read: 13 min.

California is an ideal place to be if you often find yourself living for the weekends. This is a massive state that’s so diverse in terms of landscapes and what you can see and do. But it’s also a great state for road trips because you can experience different sides of California in just a two- or three-day trip. 

Here is a list and details of 25 luxury hotels in California for you to enjoy your weekend staycation:

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham San Diego – Miramar

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Located off Interstate 15, this hotel is 29 km northeast of Central San Diego. It features an outdoor pool and guest rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi. A hot breakfast featuring waffles, muffins, fresh fruit, and all-you-can-drink juice and coffee is served daily. Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is a 10-minute drive away from San Diego Miramar La Quinta Inn. San Diego Zoo Safari Park is 24.1 km away from this hotel. Sea World San Diego is a 26-minute drive away. 

Top attraction near by- La Jolla Cove  (19.2 km), San Diego Zoo Safari Park (19.1 km) 

Nearest Airport- McClellan-Palomar Airport ( 25.3km)

Cost- $8418 for 2 adults + Taxes, 1 Night

Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo Scripps Poway

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This hotel is only a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego. The completely non-smoking hotel offers spacious suites with full kitchens and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or the hot tub at the San Diego Residence Inn. A gym and business center are also available.

Breakfast is served daily at the Residence Inn in San Diego. A free light dinner and beverages are offered Monday through Thursday.

Top attraction near by- La Jolla Cove ( 18.2km), San Diego State University (19.3km)

Nearest Airport-San Diego International Airport (24.3km)

Cost- $19,030 for 2 adults + taxes ,1 Night

Holiday Inn Express San Diego – Rancho

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This San Diego hotel offers a microwave and refrigerator in every room, a gym, and an outdoor pool. The hotel is 15 minutes from the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Holiday Inn San Diego features a business center and a weekday shuttle to offices within an 8 km radius is also offered. A variety of wineries, including Ferrara Winery, are within a 10-minute drive of the Rancho Bernardo Holiday Inn. The Plaza Shopping Center is a 5-minute drive away. Aeron Creative office is next to the hotel.

Top attraction near by- Torrey Pines State Reserve (19.7 km)

Nearest Airport- McClellan-Palomar Airport (21.6km) 

Cost- $10,351 for 1 adult + taxes , 1 day 

Extended Stay America Suites – San Diego

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This Extended Stay America – San Diego – Sorrento Mesa is located in Sorrento Mesa and is specially designed for longer stays, with all rooms featuring a kitchenette. The hotel offers free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk. Every kitchen at Extended Stay America – San Diego is equipped with a stove-top, microwave, and a fridge. The hotel also provides guests with laundry and ironing facilities and upgraded bedding with extra pillows. Weekly housekeeping services are provided for free and daily services are provided for a fee. 

Top attraction near by- The University of San Diego (14.2km), SeaWorld San Diego (15.3km)

Nearest Airport- San Diego International Airport (18.5km) 

Cost- $12,379 for 2 adults + taxes for 1Night

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium

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Featuring free WiFi and an on-site bar and restaurant, Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium offers accommodation in San Diego. It features a swimming pool. The hotel is 9 km away from the University of San Diego. Guests can relax in the hot tub or work out in the fitness center at Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. 

The top attraction near by- Balboa Park is 9 km from Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Mission Valley/Stadium, while Old Town San Diego State Historic Park is 10 km away.

Nearest Airport- San Diego International Airport (11.7 km)

Cost- $11,900 for 1 adult, 1 Night

Motel 6-San Diego, CA – North

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Sea World is 15 minutes drive from this San Diego motel. Guest rooms feature a seating area with cable TV. A 24-hour front desk is featured for guest convenience. Vending machines are also available, offering snacks and drinks. Miramar Naval Air station is less than 15 minutes drive from the San Diego North Motel 6. Qualcomm Stadium and the University of California San Diego are both 10 minutes drive away. 

Top attraction near by- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park (19.3km), SeaWorld San Diego (9.3km)

Nearest Airport- San Diego International Airport (11.7km) 

Cost- $8,395 for 1 adult + Taxes, 1 Night

SpringHill Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway

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Situated in North San Diego County, this hotel features an outdoor pool. All suites provide cable TV with film channels. A free weekday shuttle service within an 11.3 km radius is offered to guests. Each suite at SpringHill Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway is furnished with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee machine. Suites also include a seating area. A hot tub and a gym are available at SpringHill Suites San Diego Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway. Guests can also use the on-site laundry facilities. 

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Top attraction near by- La Jolla Cove (18.1km), San Diego State University (18.3km)

Nearest Airport- San Diego International Airport (24.3km) 

Cost- $15,563 for 2 Adults, 1Night

Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection

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Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection offers guest rooms with free WiFi and cable TV with HBO film channels. Knott’s Berry Farm Adventure Park is 40 km away. Every room at Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel Collection is furnished with a microwave and a refrigerator. Each room also provides a seating area. Disneyland is 48 km from Bluestem Hotel Torrance-Los Angeles, Ascend Hotel. 

Top attraction near by- Queen Mary- (14.3km)

Nearest Airport- Los Angeles International Airport (15.3 km)

Cost- $11,004 for 1 adult + taxes, for 1 Night

Welk Resorts San Diego

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Located on 600 acres, surrounded by beautiful mountains in the valley of Escondido, California, this resort offers swimming pools, whirlpools, golf courses, and tennis courts just minutes from many San Diego attractions. Welk features two 18-hole public golf courses that are scenic masterpieces designed by David Rainville and Jim Brown. In the evening, see a Broadway production at the intimate 339-seat Actors’ Equity Theatre. 

Top attractions near by- Points of interest such as SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park are just a short drive from Welk San Diego. Beachgoers will love the miles of beach that stretch along the Southern California coast. 

Nearest Airport- McClellan-Palomar Airport (19.3km)

Cost- $24,449 for 2 adults, 1 Night

 Hotel Nikko San Francisco

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Hotel Nikko San Francisco features air-conditioned rooms with cable flat-screen TV in the Union Square district of San Francisco. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site. 

Top attraction near by- Popular points of interest near Hotel Nikko San Francisco include Union Square, Moscone Center, and San Francisco City Hall. 

The nearest airport is Oakland International Airport, 18 km from the hotel.

Cost- $14,670+ taxes for 1 adult, 1Night

 Huntley Santa Monica Beach

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Located less than a 5-minute walk to 3rd Street Promenade and the Santa Monica State Beach path, this Santa Monica modern beach-side luxury hotel features a restaurant, bar, and lounge. Select rooms provide ocean views. Featuring a rooftop view of the ocean and coastline, The Penthouse restaurant, bar, and lounge is styled in elegant white drapes, lavish white chairs, and white-on-white linens. Dinner is served daily and brunch is served on the weekend. A happy hour menu is offered Monday-Friday at the Huntley. 

The top attraction near Venice Beach is a 10-minute drive away from Huntley Santa Monica Beach. Hollywood, California is just 19.3 km away from Huntley Santa Monica Beach. 

Nearest Airport- Los Angeles International Airport (12.3km), Getty Center (7km), Petersen Automotive Museum ( 13.8km) 

Cost- $27,498 for 2 adults + Taxes for 1Night

 Hotel Angeleno LA

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Minutes from the Getty Center museum and the University of California – Los Angeles, this hotel offers a gym and outdoor pool. Free WiFi is provided. Free shuttle service and wine hour are also offered. Hotel Angeleno features an outdoor fireplace in a nice area to relax. Guests can enjoy Bluetooth media streaming and the ability to call an Uber at the property’s front desk to have the charges billed directly to their room. This is also a gratuity-free hotel, meaning tips are not expected for services. Angeleno Hotel is located between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Public buses stop directly outside the property. The hotel is located on a busy street and area attractions are not within walking distance. 

Top attraction near by- Third Street Promenade (6.8 km), Santa Monica Pier (7.7km) 

Nearest Airport- Los Angeles International Airport (15.6 km) 

Cost- $13,704 + Taxes for 2 Adult, 1 Night

 Alamo Inn and Suites – Convention Center

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Located less than 1.6 km from Disneyland, California Adventure, and the Anaheim Convention Center, this hotel features an outdoor pool and hot tub. Free WiFi and free guest parking are available. Angel Stadium of Anaheim is 5 km away from Alamo Inn and Suites. Knott’s Berry Farm is 12 minutes drive away. Shopping at Outlets at Orange is a 7-minute drive away. 

Top attraction near by- Knotts Berry Farm (8.1km), South Coast Plaza (13.1km)

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Nearest Airport- John Wayne Airport – 15.2 km

Cost-$9.583 for 1 Adult + Taxes for 1Night

 Kimpton Goodland, an IHG Hotel

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Featuring an outdoor pool, this hotel offers an on-site restaurant. A flat-screen TV and free WiFi are offered in each contemporary room. Over 150 shops and restaurants on State Street are just 10-minute drives away. The University of California, Santa Barbara is 3.2 km away. Featuring outdoor seating overlooking a fire pit, guests can enjoy cocktails, local beer, and wine at Patio Bar, while onsite restaurant The Outpost features American cuisine. Enjoy a cocktail at The Good Bar in the lobby or shop for vinyl at the on-site record store. 

The top attraction near by- Goleta Beach is 5 minutes bike ride away. Wine country is 30 minutes drive away. Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail and Sand Piper Golf Club are 10-minute drives away. Twin Lakes Golf Course is 3.2 km away. Santa Barbara Zoo is 16.1 km away from Kimpton Goodland. 

Nearest Airport- Santa Barbara Airport- 2.4 km

Cost-$20,206 for 2 Adults + Taxes for 1 Night

 Magnolia Tree Hotel-Maingate/Anaheim Convention Center

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Ideally situated 4.2 km from the main entrance of Disneyland, the Magnolia Tree Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and friendly services in Anaheim. A continental breakfast is served every morning and free parking is available for guests. Magnolia Tree Hotel is surrounded by attractions, dining, and shopping. The Anaheim Convention Center is 2 blocks away, while California State University and UCI Medical Center are nearby.

Top attraction near by- Knotts Berry Farm (9.6 km), South Coast Plaza ( 11.8 km)

Nearest Airport- John Wayne Airport- 13.8 km

Cost-$7,849 for 1 adult +Taxes for 1 Night

 Hotel 32One, San Fransisco 

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Adjacent to the landmark Dragon Gate in San Francisco’s historic Chinatown, this hotel offers guest rooms with free WiFi and a 24-hour reception. Shopping and dining opportunities in Union Square are just 4 minutes walk away. 

Top attraction near by- Coit Tower (1.4 km), San Francisco City Hall ( 1.6km), Lombard Street (1.8 km) 

Nearest Airport- Oakland International Airport- 17.9 km 

Cost-$11,098 for 2 adult + Taxes for 1Night

 Ramada by Wyndham Barstow, CA

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The Ramada Inn Barstow is located on the historic Route 66 at the intersection of I-15 and I-40 and offers easy access to Vegas, Los Angeles, and more. Free WiFi and cable TV are included in every air-conditioned room at Ramada Inn Barstow. A refrigerator, microwave, and tea and coffee-making facilities are included. Guests can relax in the provided seating area. 

Top attractions near by- Local attractions include the Barstow Amtrak station and Route 66 Museum, which are 3.2 km from the property. Guests can ask the reception for discounts to the Tanger Outlet Mall that is 9 minute drive away. 

Cost-$5,760 for 1 Adult + Taxes for 1 Night

 Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego, an IHG Hotel

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Boasting a rooftop pool and bar and an on-site restaurant, this luxury design hotel features stylish guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. A fitness center is located on-site. Nightlife in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp District is a 1-minute walk away. Curandero restaurant offers Mexican street-style food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Check out the upstairs Arriba Room, filled with vintage arcade games and table football. Guests are invited to attend a hosted evening Social Hour from 17:00 until 18:00. 

The top attractions near by- Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo are 1.6 km from this hotel. Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres professional baseball team, is 15 minutes’ walk from Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego. 

Nearest Airport- San Diego International Airport- 4km 

Cost-$15,166 for 2 adult + taxes, 1 Night

 Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Walk of Fame, an IHG Hotel

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Just an 8-minute walk from Hollywood Boulevard and Dolby Theatre, this Los Angeles hotel offers spacious guestrooms furnished with free WiFi. It serves a daily hot breakfast and offers an on-site swimming pool. Guests of Hollywood Walk of Fame Holiday Inn Express have access to the on-site fitness center as well as an on-site business center. The property is disability-accessible.

The top attractions near by- TCL Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Wax Museum are all located close to Holiday Inn Express. The shops of Rodeo Drive along with Universal Studios are also easily accessible.

Nearest Airport- Hollywood Burbank Airport- 10.7km

Cost-$16,017 for 2 Adults + Taxes for 1 Night

 Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley North – Union City, an IHG Hotel 

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Located off Freeway 880 in San Francisco’s East Bay, this Union City hotel offers convenient amenities such as free WiFi access and an on-site restaurant. The on-site Royale Cafe Restaurant serves a full a la carte breakfast with made-to-order omelets. For lunch and dinner, guests can choose menu items from hamburgers to fresh seafood. Guests of Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley North – Union City can relax in the outdoor pool. If they prefer, guests can work out in the fitness center or play a game of tennis on the sports court.

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Top attraction near by- California State University East Bay (6.7km), Aqua Adventure Water Park (10.4 km) 

Nearest Airport- Oakland International Airport- 20 km

Cost-$7,975 for 1 Adult + taxes, 1Night

 Residence Inn San Diego Rancho Bernardo Scripps Poway

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This hotel is only a 20-minute drive from downtown San Diego. The completely non-smoking hotel offers spacious suites with full kitchens and free Wi-Fi. Residence Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo/Scripps Poway features a 27-inch cable TV and a separate living area in each suite. Every suite also provides soundproofed windows. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or the hot tub at the San Diego Residence Inn. A gym and business center are also available.

Top attraction near by- La Jolla Cove (18.2 km), San Diego State University (18.3 km)

Nearest Airport- San Diego International Airport- 24.3 km 

Cost-$20,031 for 2 Adults + Taxes for 1 Night

 Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina

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  • Featuring a recreational deck with ocean views, Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina is only a short drive from Los Angeles International Airport. Guests can enjoy the heated pool, hot tub, and tennis courts. The majority of guestrooms offer views of the ocean or marina. Free WiFi is conveniently provided as well as cable TV. A refrigerator, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, are included in-room amenities. Select rooms offer a private balcony. SOL Restaurant at the Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina serves breakfast and offers patio seating. Located in the lobby, Harbor Bar & Bistro offers American cuisine for lunch and dinner.

    Top attraction near by- Battleship Iowa Museum ( 15.6km), Venice Beach Boardwalk (17.4 km) 

    Nearest Airport- Los Angeles International Airport- 11.3 km

    Cost$18,703 for 2 Adults + taxes for 1 Night

     Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing/Marin County

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    This Larkspur hotel is within a 30-minute drive of downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, and an on-site bistro. At the Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing/Marin County, guest rooms feature a coffee maker and refrigerator. A cable TV and a work desk are also provided. The Bistro at the Courtyard Larkspur Landing serves American cuisine for breakfast and dinner, along with bar service in the evening. A Starbucks coffee house is available on site. Open 24-hours a day, the market offers various food and drink items.

    Top attraction near by- Golden Gate Bridge (15.5 km), Alcatraz ( 15.5 km) , Pier 39 ( 17.7 km) 

    Nearest Airport- Oakland International Airport- 35.7 km

    Cost- $ 16,308 for 2 Adults + taxes for 1 Night

     Comfort Inn Castro Valley

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    Ideally located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Comfort Inn Castro Valley hotel is 12 km from the Oakland International Airport. Local points of interest like the Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, California State University East Bay, the Oakland Zoo. Guests can take advantage of the seasonal outdoor pool or unwind at the fitness center. Corporate travelers will appreciate the on-site business center that features a public computer with Internet access, and copy and fax services. Ample free parking is available and can accommodate most cars, trucks, and buses. 

    Top attraction near by- The nearby charming coastal town of San Leandro is a lively area, offers boating, sailing, fishing, beachcombing, and sightseeing opportunities. Downtown San Francisco and attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Fisherman’s Wharf are only 30 minutes drive away.

    Nearest Airport- Oakland International Airport- 12 km

    Cost- $8165 for 1 Adult for 1 Night

     Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach

    Situated in Aliso Viejo, 4 km from the Soka University of America, Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo Laguna Beach features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a shared lounge, and a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi is available throughout the property. 

    Top attraction near by- University of California, Irvine (12.5 km), Fashion Island (13.8 km) 

    Nearest Airport- John Wayne Airport- 16.6km 

    Cost- $15,565 for 2 adult + taxes for 1 Night

    At the end of the day, life is all about your experiences. You can talk the talk about a lot of stuff, but when you’re grey and old, you’ll want to look back and say you enjoyed your life. To be able to say that you lived a life of luxury for some parts will fill you with utter joy. So if we have enough money to spend, next time on your weekend staycation choose one of above mentioned best hotels in California. 


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