California's Central Coast Holidays

The stretch of coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles plays host to one of the world’s most famous self-drive routes – State Route 1 or the Pacific Coast Highway. Pass towns such as Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea before heading in to the most spectacular region of all – Big Sur. Here the twisting road hugs the hillsides and cliffs that dip down to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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California's Central Coast Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in California's Central Coast

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Elegant hotel in the hills above Santa Barbara.

Intercontinental the Clement, Monterey

A waterfront hotel at the heart of Monterey's famous Cannery Row.

Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara

In a ‘blow your own trumpet’ location in downtown Santa Barbara, hacienda-style Kimpton Canary ha...

La Playa Carmel, Carmel by Sea

Historic mansion in the heart of Carmel.

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

Luxurious retreat for nature lovers

Ventana Big Sur

Deep in the forest with spectacular ocean views.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on Del Monte Golf Course

A leisure-focussed resort with a golf course, pools, tennis court, and spa. The perfect spot for...

Monterey Bay Inn

You get the Gucci of all views at Monterey Bay Inn. The Pacific Ocean dominates this peachy littl...

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Turn off your emails and leave the glad rags at home; Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay cruises...

Carmel Valley Ranch, An Unbound Collection Hotel

Need a reason to try out ranch life? Carmel Valley Ranch will give you ten. With plenty of notewo...

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel Pismo Beach

An everything-you-need-nothing-you-don’t kind of hotel where the prime oceanfront location does a...

Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection

California beach bliss awaits at this oceanfront beauty that’s right on Pismo Beach. It has every...

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa

Just off the 101, Pismo Beach is the ideal pit stop on a California road trip. The Cliffs, perche...

Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

Get a front-row seat to the Pacific coastline at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, a modern...

Riviera Beach House

A small package it might be, but Riviera Beach House has artsy edge, swift passage to the shore a...

Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

Feast by the beach, cruise the coastline and kayak by the pier. Sprinkled with all the shades of...

Holidays in California's Central Coast

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Elegant hotel in the hills above Santa Barbara.

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A waterfront hotel at the heart of Monterey's famous Cannery Row.

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In a ‘blow your own trumpet’ location in downtown Santa Barbara, hacienda-style Kimpton Canary has a Mediterranean mood and a rooftop pool and terrace that spark a golden state of mind.

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Historic mansion in the heart of Carmel.

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Luxurious retreat for nature lovers

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Deep in the forest with spectacular ocean views.

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A leisure-focussed resort with a golf course, pools, tennis court, and spa. The perfect spot for downtime on a Californian road trip.

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You get the Gucci of all views at Monterey Bay Inn. The Pacific Ocean dominates this peachy little place where the Cali way of life is all footprints in the sand, orcas in the water and rugged coastline paths.

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Turn off your emails and leave the glad rags at home; Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay cruises the coastal way. Think stylish indoor-outdoor spaces, natural materials and feel-good maritime vibes.

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Need a reason to try out ranch life? Carmel Valley Ranch will give you ten. With plenty of noteworthy add-ons, this sultry and sustainable escape is all at once a holistic hideaway and a wild card of adventure.

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