While California boasts some of the world’s best luxury hotels, there is nothing a like a romantic weekend in a small bed and breakfast. If you are planning a getaway here in California, I have compiled a list of some of the best bed and breakfast destinations in California. Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic inn or a kitchy boutique hotel, I have you covered!
Four blocks from the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the Cheshire Cat Inn is a beautiful Santa Barbara Inn that’s perfect for a romantic getaway. Our Southern California bed and breakfast offers travelers from all over the world an opportunity to enjoy beautifully appointed Santa Barbara accommodations and furnishings in two Victorian Queen Ann houses and Craftsman cottages which have been updated with all the modern conveniences.
If you are looking for a gorgeous bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara, I suggest booking a room at the Cheshire Cat Inn. The Dunstan family has been running the inn for more than three decades, and they take pride in providing top-notch accommodations in the heart of Santa Barbara. The rooms of the Cheshire Cat feature a whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” theme; each room having a different themed name.
Set in the heart of beautiful Monterey, California, our Monterey bed and breakfast is a special retreat for couples that embodies the spirit of Old World romance. Let our elegant estate transport you to another time and place, surrounded by lush English gardens and the soothing melody of water features under majestic live oak trees. This is Monterey lodging at its very best.
You will have a difficult time tearing yourself away from the award-winning Old Monterey Inn at the end of the stay. Guests at this bed and breakfast can stroll through the grounds, enjoying the English rose trees and manicured gardens. Even though the inn is in close proximity to the best attractions of Monterey, you may find yourself wanting to stay on-site for your whole vacation!
Our retro boutique hotel has uniquely decorated rooms that include all the modern comforts you would expect in a Palm Springs Hotel. The 10 rooms surround a central pool with a hot tub and fire pit for relaxing evenings. From the moment you step behind the glass doors into the sanctuary of Palm Springs Rendezvous you are transported back in time from the music played around the pool to the retro décor and furnishings throughout the property.
For a non-traditional bed and breakfast getaway, head to Palm Springs Rendezvous. This boutique hotel capitalizes on the bright, retro feel of Palm Springs with kitchy rooms decorated in themes like “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Route 66.” The hotel earned the distinction of being named one of the top 25 small hotels in the US by TripAdvisor.
If you’re looking for lodging that is out of the ordinary and beyond your expectations in Napa Valley, you’ve found it. The Candlelight Inn Bed and Breakfast, known for its welcoming atmosphere and romantic ambiance, is the perfect compliment to any getaway in the picturesque Napa Valley.
When you imagine the quintessential California weekend getaway, your mind likely turns to Napa Valley. Napa is popular with tourists who seek out the gorgeous countryside and many opportunities to taste the region’s delicious wines. Candlelight Inn in Napa provides weekenders with absolutely breathtaking accommodations. While most bed and breakfasts provide guests with a meal in the morning, guests at the Candlelight are treated to a three-course breakfast each morning of their stay. Escape to your elegantly designed room or tour the grounds of this spectacular bed and breakfast.
Enter through hand-carved stone pillars, under a canopy of live oak, sycamore and pepper trees, into a peaceful garden oasis. A cascade of soothing water trickles from the mouth of a magnificently tiled Emerald Iguana fountain, welcoming visitors to Ojai’s most enchanting hotel hideaway.
If you are traveling to Ojai to do some golfing or to scope out the artisan markets, book a room at the Emerald Iguana Inn. This boutique hotel not only features spacious and tranquil rooms, the hotel serves as a gallery for local artists. A stroll around the inn will introduce you to talented artists from the area whose works hang on nearly every wall!
Which of these bed and breakfast destinations is the most your style? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments or on social media.