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Latest California Hotel Deals

MOST POPULARSan Diego
3+ stars from $167
Los Angeles
3 stars from $121
4+ stars from $205
San Francisco
3 stars from $67
4+ stars from $137
Anaheim
3+ stars from $196
South Lake Tahoe
3 stars from $152
4+ stars from $208
Santa Barbara
3 stars from $148
5+ stars from $223

Best California hotels

Most recommended California hotels

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LEGOLAND California Resort And Castle Hotel - Carlsbad - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles - Living room
$215+
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
Freehand Los Angeles
7.9 Good
Central Los Angeles$187+
$187+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
8.6 Very good
Downtown$432+
$432+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
7.1 Good
Westchester$187+
$187+
Airport shuttle
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

How much is a California hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

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Good to know

Low season

October

High season

November

Average price (weeknight)

$242

Average price (weekend night)

$269
Cheapest month to stay with an average 88% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 55% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a hotel in California

Price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
Average nightly price per month
Average nightly price

Top tips for finding the perfect California hotel

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in California, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in California in January and November.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in California if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Saturday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 50 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your California accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in California found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $16, while the most expensive was $1,481.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in California for 4 days.
  • If you’re planning a beach vacation for the entire family but would like to get away from some of the hustle and bustle of larger cities in California, a great spot to visit is Pismo Beach. This town on the Pacific offers beautiful beaches in a much quieter and family-friendly setting. The Inn at the Pier is a great waterfront location for a family.
  • If you are going to be heading to the quiet town of Monterey, California in September for the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, make sure you book as far as advance as possible, as the hotel options in the area are somewhat limited and they book up quickly for this festival. You can book a hotel that fits your necessities through KAYAK.
  • A popular year-round destination in California is Lake Tahoe and the town of Salt Lake Tahoe. This area offers a combination of large-scale resorts as well as much quieter lodges and inns. The smaller properties are generally a much better choice for families or for those on romantic getaways.
  • If you are traveling to the large metropolitan area of Los Angeles, it is best to book a hotel near where you plan on doing most of your activity. Traffic in this area can be heavy at all times of the day and making trips of long distances in the city can take quite a bit of time. 

FAQs when booking a hotel in California

  • What is the most popular destination in California?

    Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is San Diego (32% of total searches to California). The next most popular destinations are Los Angeles (29%) and San Francisco (22%). Searches for hotels in Anaheim (17%) are also popular.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in California?

    KAYAK users have found double rooms in California for as cheap as $20 (San Francisco) in the last 3 days. The average price is $328.

  • How much is a hotel in California for tonight?

    In the last 72 hours, users have found California hotels for tonight for as low as $45 (San Luis Obispo). Users have also found 3-star hotels from $60 (Crescent City) and 4-star+ hotels from $149 (San Luis Obispo).

  • How much is a hotel in California for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, users have found California hotels for this weekend for as low as $43 (Crescent City) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from $43 (Crescent City) and 4-star+ hotels from $80 (Los Angeles).

  • What are some of the best luxury hotels in the San Diego area?

    Some of the nicest hotels you'll find in the San Diego area are either in the downtown area or along the Pacific Ocean. In the downtown area, a great choice for a luxury hotel is The Us Grant, and one that sits along the ocean is L'auberge Del Mar, which is just a short drive to the north of the center of San Diego.

  • Which hotels in Oakland are close to the airport and suited to business travelers?

    The Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda, The Home2Suites by Hilton Alameda Oakland Airport, and The Extended Stay America Suites - Oakland - Alameda Airport all have a location right adjacent to the Oakland-Alameda Airport (OAK) property. These hotels also offer an airport shuttle.

  • Which hotels in Fresno are close to golf courses?

    On the north side of the city are a couple of good golf course choices called Riverside Golf Course and San Joaquin Country Club. The Hampton Inn & Suites Fresno-Northwest will put you just a short drive from both of these courses. This hotel also offers a fitness center and shuttle services.

  • Which hotels in Southern California are close to popular theme parks and attractions?

    A couple of hotels that will put you right in the heart of the theme parks are in the Orange County area, including The Kings Inn Anaheim At The Park & Convention Center and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. These hotels offer fitness centers and family-friendly suites. If you’re looking to travel on specific dates with your family, it’s recommended to book your room in advance to secure the best rate.

Where to stay in California?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in California by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

What California hotel guests are talking about

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Cabrillo Inn at the Beach - Santa Barbara
$180+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Harbor View Inn - Santa Barbara - Pool
Harbor View Inn
8.8 Very good
$346+
$346+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
Inn at East Beach
7.6 Good
$225+
$225+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Palmoro House
7.3 Good
$283+
$283+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Gondola Lodge
8.6 Very good
$252+
$252+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Blue Jay Lodge
8.4 Very good
$215+
$215+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Black Jack Inn
8.4 Very good
$117+
$117+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Becket
6.7 Okay
$140+
$140+
Parking
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Tahoe Hacienda Inn
6.9 Okay
$76+
$76+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
8.1 Very good
Barrio Logan$424+
$424+
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Omni San Diego Hotel
8.7 Very good
Downtown$398+
$398+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Lucky D's Hostel
7.4 Good
Downtown$103+
$103+
Free Wi-Fi
Hilton Palm Springs
7.8 Good
Baristo$439+
$439+
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Marquis Villas Resort
7.6 Good
Baristo$117+
$117+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Palm Mountain Resort & Spa
7.8 Good
Historic Tennis Club$416+
$416+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
7 Springs Inn & Suites
8.1 Very good
Old Las Palmas$229+
$229+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Vista Mirage Resort
9.1 Wonderful
Baristo$362+
$362+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Spa
Knights Inn Palm Springs
7.5 Good
Taquitz River Estates$180+
$180+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Monterey Tides
6.6 Okay
$329+
$329+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Cannery Row Inn
7.6 Good
$214+
$214+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Monterey Bay Lodge
8 Very good
$167+
$167+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Hotel Pacific
7.6 Good
$307+
$307+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
$128+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Victorian Inn
8.5 Very good
$235+
$235+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hilton Anaheim
7.5 Good
$295+
$295+
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Alamo Inn & Suites
8.6 Very good
$168+
$168+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Anaheim Marriott
8.1 Very good
$316+
$316+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Arbor Inn Monterey
8 Very good
$116+
$116+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Anaheim Hotel
8 Very good
$293+
$293+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Ayres Hotel Anaheim
8.8 Very good
$211+
$211+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Wharf Inn
7.1 Good
North Beach$202+
$202+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Argonaut Hotel
8.7 Very good
North Beach$303+
$303+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Soma House
6.1 Okay
SoMa$121+
$121+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Hotel Stratford
7.7 Good
Union Square Area$175+
$175+
Free Wi-Fi
Herbert Hotel
6.9 Okay
Union Square Area$102+
$102+
Free Wi-Fi
Bay Bridge Inn
6.7 Okay
SoMa$157+
$157+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
The Urban
7.9 Good
Union Square Area$101+
$101+
Free Wi-Fi
The Sterling Hotel
7.5 Good
$217+
$217+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Coventry Motor Inn
8.1 Very good
Cow Hollow$142+
$142+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Nob Hill Motor Inn
6.8 Okay
Nob Hill$198+
$198+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pacific Heights Inn
7.8 Good
Cow Hollow$195+
$195+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Beck's Motor Lodge
8.4 Very good
The Castro$195+
$195+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Surf Motel
6.5 Okay
Cow Hollow$80+
$80+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
La Luna Inn
7.5 Good
Cow Hollow$140+
$140+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Beresford Arms Hotel
7.8 Good
Tenderloin$129+
$129+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Hotel Abri - Union Square
7.7 Good
Union Square Area$170+
$170+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Stanyan Park Hotel
8.3 Very good
Haight-Ashbury$253+
$253+
Free Wi-Fi
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
8.4 Very good
Downtown$324+
$324+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
8.3 Very good
North Beach$224+
$224+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Sea Blue Hotel
7.2 Good
Downtown$301+
$301+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Bayside Hotel
8 Very good
Ocean Park$335+
$335+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Ocean Park Inn
7 Good
Ocean Park$183+
$183+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Cal Mar Hotel Suites
7.6 Good
Wilshire Montana$297+
$297+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Hotel Carmel
7.1 Good
Downtown$312+
$312+
Free Wi-Fi
The Pierside Santa Monica
7.9 Good
Downtown$422+
$422+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Ocean View Hotel
8 Very good
Downtown$369+
$369+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Georgian Hotel
8.8 Very good
Downtown$543+
$543+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Shore Hotel
8.4 Very good
Downtown$505+
$505+
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Shutters on the Beach
9 Wonderful
Downtown$868+
$868+
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Viceroy Santa Monica
8.3 Very good
Downtown$472+
$472+
Pool
Pet friendly
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
7.2 Good
Downtown$807+
$807+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Jolly Roger Hotel
7.5 Good
Venice$203+
$203+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Beverly Laurel Hotel
7.9 Good
Central Los Angeles$222+
$222+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Short Stories Hotel
8.7 Very good
Central Los Angeles$356+
$356+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Park Plaza Lodge Hotel
8.6 Very good
Central Los Angeles$258+
$258+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Beverly Inn
6.1 Okay
Central Los Angeles$111+
$111+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Bevonshire Lodge Motel
6.7 Okay
Central Los Angeles$148+
$148+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Palihouse West Hollywood
8.5 Very good
Central Los Angeles$415+
$415+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Arena Hotel
5.4 Fair
Sunol-Midtown / Garden Alameda$143+
$143+
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel De Anza
7.6 Good
Downtown$241+
$241+
Pet friendly
Hotel Rose Garden
6.3 Okay
Newhall / College Park$217+
$217+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport
5.2 Fair
North San Jose$137+
$137+
Parking
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Quality Inn San Jose
1 Poor
Central San Jose$183+
$183+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Caravelle Inn & Suites
5.2 Fair
North San Jose$84+
$84+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Spa
Marina Beach Motel
9 Wonderful
$296+
$296+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Pacific Motor Inn
7 Good
Downtown$103+
$103+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
The Westin San Jose
8.2 Very good
Downtown$256+
$256+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly