California's first Holiday Inn, later owned by Gene Autry (who called it Melody Ranch) and Merv Griffin (Givenchy), the Parker Palm Springs has a new lease on...more
The Palace is San Francisco's most storied hotel. The original opened in 1875, then burned in the fire following the 1906 earthquake. In 1909, the hotel...more
From an in-room key card system that controls lighting and temperature (reducing energy consumption by 20 percent) to whimsical drapes and carpets fashioned...more
Designed by Herbert Burns in 1947 as an "ultramodern motor court," the Orbit In is really two hotels in onethe Hideaway, a private complex...more
The best place to stay in Monterey issurprise!not the Monterey Plaza. In fact, it's this ten-bedroom Scottish Tudor mansion, built in 1929 for...more
Snuck in among the posh apartment buildings on the north end of Santa Monica's beachfront boulevard, the revamped Oceana looks and feels more like a home. This...more
Just down the street from busy Wilshire Boulevard, the 49-room Mosaic is a refreshingly relaxed, low-key oasis in a neighborhood of trendy self-consciousness....more
The Plaza is the only large-scale full-service hotel right on the water in Monterey. The decor of the Mediterranean villastyle buildings is tasteful but...more
"Everything is focused on the scenery" at this 30-acre oceanfront Craftsman resort between Los Angeles and San Diego. All rooms face the water and have "elegant...more
A small fortune was spent trying to give Beverly Hills' newest luxury hotel a stately, Old Hollywood luster—but the terra-cotta roof and Mediterranean...more
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