Built as a country club in the early '60s, Meadowood still retains a gracious sense of propriety. There's an afternoon wine-tasting hour by the grand piano in...more
San Francisco's best hotel with a view, this Mandarin Oriental property occupies the top 11 floors of the city's third-tallest building. The apex of the...more
A shining example of early 20th-century California architecture, this 170-room hotel was meticulously modeled after the Gamble and Blacker houses in Pasadena, a...more
Expect a "postcard-perfect location on Carmel Bay" at this white lodge that hosted the 2010 U.S. Open golf championship. Oceanfront accommodations pair...more
With its limestone facade, wrought-iron detailing, and solid zinc dormers, Les Mars (a Relais & Châteaux property) feels like an 18th-century French...more
When it comes to location, it doesn't get much better than the venerable La Valencia. Opened in 1926, this pale-pink stucco and Spanish-tile-roofed hotel is...more
Located 19 miles southeast of downtown Palm Springs in the shadow of the Santa Rosa Mountains, this 1920s resort was a favorite of Greta Garbo, Clark Gable,...more
Built around a flower-filled brick courtyard with a fountain, this classic Carmel inn has hidden staircases, gabled windows, and a tiny dining room that's one...more
Styled after a Tuscan villa, with stucco walls, meandering gardens, and fountains and waterfalls at every turn, Kenwood Inn is by far Sonoma Valley's most...more
This red-roofed coastal inn overlooking the Pebble Beach golf course has rooms with fireplaces, decks or patios, gold fabrics, and ocean or forest views. "Staff...more
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