My Fav Southern California Hotels, Resorts & Locations

Updated: May 4



Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills


The Maybourne, Beverly Hills


The Peninsula, Beverly Hills


The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills


Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills


SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills


Loews, Santa Monica


Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica


The London, West Hollywood


The West Hollywood Edition, West Hollywood


Hotel Bel Air, Bel Air


Langham, Pasadena


Four Seasons, Westlake Village


Terranea, Palos Verdes


Montage, Laguna Beach


Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel


Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point


Avalon, Palm Springs


Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage


Lido House, Newport Beach


L’Auberge, Del Mar


Fairmont, Del Mar


The Dana, Mission Bay


Kimton, San Diego


Malibu Inn, Malibu


Nobu Ryokan, Malibu


The SurfSider, Malibu


Calamigos Ranch, Malibu


Four Seasons,Santa Barbara


Ritz Carlton, Santa Barbara


El Encanto, Santa Barbara


Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai


Bellanca Hotel, Catalina Island


You can see all my trip reviews & itineraries, on my travel page here


My top SoCal locations:

If I had to narrow down top recommendation places for someone visiting, I’d recommend:


Malibu

Santa Barbara

Laguna Beach

Catalina Island

My top LA locations:

If I had to narrow down top recommendation places for someone visiting, I’d recommend (but I don’t necessarily recommend LA metropolitan city with kids, I’d recommend the above SoCal destinations instead):


Santa Monica

West Hollywood

Hollywood

Beverly Hills


My top activity recommendations in LA metropolitan area if you are visiting with kids:


Santa Monica Pier

Cayton Kids Museum

Pasadena Kids Museum

My top recommendation for family friendly amusement parks in SoCal:


California Adventure

Disneyland

Legoland

Sesame Place


Again, lots of tips and experiences on all of these amusement parks with exact itineraries on my travel page