California‘s diverse landscapes, vibrant cities, and iconic attractions make it a dream destination for travelers. For those seeking a more personalized and intimate accommodation experience, boutique hotels offer a blend of luxury, style, and individuality. Covet House brings you the best boutique hotels in California, each promising a unique and memorable stay.
1 Hotel West Hollywood
1 Hotel West Hollywood, located in the vibrant heart of Los Angeles, is a shining example of sustainable luxury that seamlessly blends nature-inspired design with urban sophistication. This eco-conscious oasis stands as a testament to the possibilities of sustainability and comfort coexisting in perfect harmony. From the moment you step into its serene lobby, you are enveloped by a sense of calm and connection to nature. The hotel’s commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in every detail, from the living green walls to the reclaimed wood furnishings.
Capri Hotel is a 1963 mid-century modern roadside retreat re-imagined in collaboration with makers and artists to be a destination where beauty is a positive force for tranquility and meaningful gathering. An oasis of harmonies between soft light and sunshine, space and place, comfort and experience. Completely renovated in 2020, every element was designed with intention and attention to the quality of your experience. Choose from a variety of spacious and tranquil rooms for your stay. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, plush bedding, and standard in-room amenities to enjoy during your stay.
Tucked into the Sonoma Valley hamlet of Glen Ellen, the Gaige House feels like a secret hideaway. Of course, it’s not really a secret; the Gaige House is regularly recommended by Michelin and other guides and has been listed repeatedly in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of the top hotels in the world. An elegant blend of vintage and contemporary, the inn features 23 thoughtfully appointed guestrooms with a modern, Asian flair. The verdant, secluded setting along Calabazas Creek includes an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub and is accented with calming fountains, a yoga enclave, private zen gardens and inviting outdoor spaces.
Hotel Joaquin is a refuge for the world traveler who revels in living off the beaten path, the adventurers who embrace the beauty of nature, and the lovers of life who appreciate the finest attention to detail. It was designed by Studio Robert McKinley to embody chic, playful, and layered decor. Inspiration for the decor was taken from the island of St.Barths, the 1950s Southern California beach culture, and the timeless and pristine aesthetic of the Mediterranean coast. Each room was individually designed with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces, customized furniture, and curated artwork.
Hotel June is a nod to the free-thinking spirit and soul of California and a distinctive addition to the landscape of boutique hotels in LA. Wrapped in a timeless mid-century modern building in West LA, Hotel June is imbued with inviting design, vibrant food, and thoughtful details, including a lush Baja-inspired pool deck. Just five minutes to the beach, Playa Vista, LAX and walking distance to dining, entertainment and parks. Detailed with an inviting design, a Baja-inspired pool deck and Cal-Mex restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, luxury linens, and a 24-hour fitness center.
Kimpton La Peer Hotel
Just steps from the vibrant intersection of Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, Kimpton La Peer Hotel thrives in the heart of West Hollywood’s Design District. The neighborhood’s engaging blend of art, architecture and fashion are reflected throughout this spirited, design-centric hotel, evoking the best of its tasteful surroundings. Kimpton La Peer Hotel features 105 luxury guestrooms and suites, a poolside lounge, rooftop event space and more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor dining and lounge spaces. High design and style seamlessly blend together for an inviting experience at Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood.
L’Ermitage Beverly Hills
Established in 1975 on a palm-lined residential boulevard, L’Ermitage is a discreet, luxurious getaway located a stone’s throw from the beating heart of Beverly Hills. As the longest-tenured Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond all-suite hotel in the world, L’Ermitage is committed to offering travelers excellence in hospitality. Besides the amazing bedroom options, you can also dine inside or al fresco as you enjoy an elevated dining experience highlighting signature dishes and local-first ingredients at L’ Restaurant.
London West Hollywood Hotel
Ideally located at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and central LA, the London West Hollywood is a tranquil urban oasis that epitomizes modern luxury for the most discerning guests. The spacious, all-suite accommodations combine sophisticated comfort, awe-inspiring views, and a signature sense of California cool. The best in West Hollywood luxury hotels, the impeccable service, exquisite food and drink offerings, and wide array of unparalleled amenities create a truly unforgettable experience. Experience the height of laid-back luxury, LA-style.
Nobu Hotel Palo Alto
Located in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, within walking distance of a variety of dining and shopping, the Nobu Hotel Palo Alto has recently unveiled all-new guest rooms and suites as well as fully refurbished public spaces. The hotel’s idyllic location in the center of Silicon Valley offers proximity to many VC and tech firms. The intimate feel of the hotel creates a comfortable workspace, gathering venue, or quiet space to relax and recharge. This is where modern Japanese design meets the West Coast luxury lifestyle.
Pendry West Hollywood
Where bold meets beautiful, Pendry West Hollywood shines on the famed Sunset Strip with its glamorous take on Los Angeles’ inimitable sense of life and style. With stunning interiors that frame a backdrop of collected artworks, beautifully layered design and striking views of the city, the hotel’s sophisticated take on California’s sensibilities stands out from every angle, day and night. With interiors inspired by ocean waves and dusky Southern California skies, the accommodations invite you to relax in pure luxury.
San Francisco Proper
Housed in a landmarked, Beaux-Arts era, flatiron building, San Francisco Proper adds unexpected luxury and exuberance to the heart of Mid-Market, just minutes from Union Square, SoMa, Hayes Valley and the Central Market-Civic Center. With 131 captivating rooms and suites designed by Kelly Wearstler, three inspired settings for meals or a cocktail, incredible rooftop views and impeccable service and amenities. It also has 4 restaurants and bars, including and indoor-outdoor rooftop deck-lounge bar with majestic city views.
San Luis Creek Lodge
Located in downtown San Luis Obispo, San Luis Creek Lodge has been reinterpreted with a sophisticated California aesthetic that combines a contemporary farmhouse inspiration and a Central Coast bohemian flair. Borrowing influences from the nearby wine-making region and California beaches, San Luis Creek Lodge seeks to invoke the culture and design inherent in the surrounding area and community. San Luis Creek Lodge was created by PRG Hospitality Group, in collaboration with designer Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior.
Santa Monica Proper
Designed by Kelly Wearstler, Santa Monica Proper Hotel is a beachside destination with a sophisticated sensibility. The climate, history and iconography of the city are the inspiration for the identity of the property and its inherent storytelling. Punctuated throughout with artful interpretations of iconic coastal elements, the reception features a hand-carved desk with linework reminiscent of a shell and a sand-infused gesso canvas behind it. The reclaimed oak hardwood floor has an intricate octagonal pattern inspired by a bird’s-eye view of a beach umbrella, while a bronze white-wash patina chain link sculpture pierced with a neon light stands 9ft-tall.
Silver Lake Pool & Inn
Silver Lake Pool & Inn sits on a corner just south of the Sunset Junction in the heart of Silver Lake, one of the most exciting neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. It is a short stroll from some of the best restaurants in the city and an active art and music scene with indie shops, galleries and cafés filled with locals who inspire and influence the neighborhood’s one-of-a-kind culture. The Inn features an elevated pool deck, 54 oversized guest rooms and suites as well as Marco Polo, a vibrant, heritage-driven Italian outdoor restaurant and bar.
SLS Beverly Hills
Situated at the crossroads of chic Los Angeles and iconic Beverly Hills, SLS Beverly Hills offers a tapestry of award-winning services and magical moments that transform a hotel stay into an enchanting story. Revel in custom interiors by the venerable Philippe Starck. Soak up the stunning views from the seductive Vista Pool deck or embrace the indulgent serenity of the Ciel Spa. A holistic approach to luxury living, the SLS Beverly Hills offers 297 curated rooms and suites that ensure that guests would never want, or need, to leave.
The Aster is a Hollywood hideaway that is home to 35 pied-à-terre suites, modern fitness and wellness amenities, and vibrant al fresco dining at the poolside lounge and Top of The Aster. Natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows, private patios and open floor plans invite you to relax, refresh, and entertain from the comfort of your suite. Take in stunning views of iconic landmarks and the surrounding hills, and stay a while.
The Guild San Diego
The Guild Hotel is a reimagination of the iconic, historic Armed Services Building with a rich YMCA history in the heart of downtown San Diego. Born in 1924 and reborn in 2019, The Guild, a Marriott San Diego Tribute Portfolio Hotel, seamlessly blends historic charm and modern amenities for an inspiring stay in America’s Finest City. Explore and indulge in an unforgettable taste of modern nostalgia. high ceilings, original tilework, elegant archways and exposed brick walls complement the Riviera-style courtyard and Grace Garden, an outdoor urban oasis suitable for romantic soirees.
The Hoxton Downtown LA Hotel is as much for locals as it is for out-of-towners. Serene bedrooms, two restaurants, and a rooftop pool for catching those rays, all in one very grand historic building on LA’s buzzing Broadway. Think beachy California meets old-school Hollywood glamour. The 174 hotel rooms in the hotel are comfortable and calm, with chevron wood floors, statement headboards, and House of Hackney giving a nod to our East London roots.
One of the premier Solvang hotels in the Santa Ynez Valley, The Landsby offers 51 boutique guest rooms with warm hospitality and stylish accommodations. This intimate hotel embraces a clean contemporary design with a hint of traditional Scandinavian aesthetic, inviting guests to a one-of-a-kind stay in California wine country. Newly remodeled, the inviting Solvang hotel rooms are finished with blonde woods, brushed brass accents, and elegant but comfortable hand-crafted furnishings complete with updated bathrooms, 47-inch flat-screen HDTVs, minibars, and stunning artwork commissioned by regional artists.
White Water is a sophisticated and luxurious interpretation of Cambria and the laid-back Central Coast lifestyle. Mixing vintage and modern elements, White Water uses influences from 1970s Scandinavia and California bohemian culture. Created by PRG Hospitality Group and designer Nina Freudenberger, the decor is meant to evoke an unpretentious interpretation of the local community and culture. The dramatic yet tranquil feel of the surrounding environment serves as the perfect backdrop for an inspired travel experience.