The Quintessential California Road Trip
Travel for Travel’s Sake
Forget Kerouac and Steinbeck - this is your adventure on the road. When planning a California road trip, consider the exquisite locations encompassing the Pacifica Hotels collection.
From San Francisco to San Diego, the Pacific Coast is yours. Each of our hotels presents easy access to iconic California attractions and activities, like the Hearst Castle, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Luis Obispo Wine Country, Hollywood, the Santa Monica Pier, the San Diego Zoo, and much more. Experience deep-sea fishing. Surf epic waves at Mavericks. Marvel at redwoods. Watch whales and elephant seals in their natural habitats. Taste local wines. Vacation like a champion. Rated one of the World's Best Road Trips by Huffington Post Travel, California's Route 1 has it all. Here’s to Pacific Coast road tripping with the best of them.
Plan your California Coast road trip with Pacifica Hotels and choose from the following locations:
San Francisco Coast
An essential stop on a Pacific Coast Highway road trip, Half Moon Bay Lodge offers a resort-like experience in a quiet retreat setting complete with an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. Relax by the fireplace by the pool where a glass of wine simply tastes better or play a round of golf at nearby Half Moon Bay Golf Links.
Just off Highway 1, Fireside Inn on Moonstone Beach is situated in the charming seaside town of Cambria, where road trippers can explore diverse culinary offerings, antique shops and an assortment of unique galleries. Other nearby attractions include the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery and the legendary Hearst Castle.
Cambria Landing Inn & Suites, also located just steps from Moonstone Beach, offers a collection of ocean view bungalows with jetted tubs and lavish fireplaces for romantic road trippers.
Also on Moonstone Beach, Pelican Inn & Suites invites guests to practice the California art of relaxation. Every day, guests wake up to expanded hot breakfast with waffles, eggs, pastries, and fruit. And every evening, they’re welcomed to a local wine, cheese, and dessert reception.
Cambria's FogCatcher Inn offers the best traits of a Central Coast beach cottage with 48” HD TVs, cozy fireplaces, and access to a year-round heated pool and soothing oversized Jacuzzi tub with spectacular views of Moonstone Beach sunsets. Newly renovated, this Cambria beach hotel offers plenty of charm and complimentary hotel amenities.
Situated in the heart of San Luis Obispo, Holiday Inn Express San Luis Obispo invites road trippers to experience wine tasting at local wineries, mingle with the locals at the San Luis Obispo Farmers Market and explore the downtown area, home to excellent shopping and unique art galleries.
Be sure to make a stop in Pismo Beach on your California Coast road trip. The newly renovated Cottage Inn is an oceanfront stunner inspired by the English countryside set against the dramatic backdrop of the lapping waves and golden bluffs of the great Pacific Ocean.
Sandcastle Inn, also located in Pismo Beach, offers direct beach access, a family-friendly atmosphere, and bright, airy accommodations near the famous Oceano Dunes. Nestled right on the beach, guests love its oceanfront location and easy access to downtown Pismo Beach.
Located on Shell Beach just off Highway 1, Spyglass Inn offers guests a year-round heated pool and spa, easy access to sparkling beaches and the lively downtown area of Pismo, and newly remodeled guest rooms - full of new amenities and chic décor.
Perched on the bluffs of Pismo Beach, Tides Oceanview Inn & Suites offers guests affordable rates on ocean view cottages, complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with cable.
Pacifica Suites in the beautiful Santa Barbara area is located adjacent to the Sexton House, a registered historical residence built in the 1880s. This relaxing stop on your road trip is a scenic one. The hotel is surrounded by a variety of exotic plants and trees from around the world, including Chilean wine palms, Heritage trees, bunya bunya, and one of the oldest birds-of-paradise in the state.
The Wayfarer in Santa Barbara sits on the Urban Wine Trail, home to over 20 wine tasting rooms, delicious dining options, incredible galleries, and more. One block from State Street in Santa Barbara's trendy Funk Zone, this property also offers easy access to some of the best shopping in the city.
Los Angeles Area
Amplify the style of your California road trip with the newly renovated Carlyle Inn in Beverly Hills, featuring an inner courtyard for outdoor lounging and an upper-level sundeck with chaise-lounges and a soothing hot tub. While here, enjoy easy access to Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Center, and the shops and eateries of Robertson Boulevard.
Overlooking the Pacific Coast Highway, Hotel Hermosa showcases romantic ocean views and charming amenities, such as an award-winning Japanese garden, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub.
Situated in the heart of King Harbor across the street from sparkling blue waters, The Redondo Beach Hotel invites road trippers to experience ocean-facing rooms, a rooftop terrace with spectacular marina views, and the local area, which is perfect for walking or biking in the sunshine.
Take a break with The Belamar hotel in Manhattan Beach, a hip hideaway with retro swag and A-list amenities like a sunny courtyard, a pool and spa, acclaimed dining at Second Story Restaurant, Adrenaline Fitness Center, and valet parking.
Located on peaceful Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey, Jamaica Bay Inn is a West Indies-inspired oasis with sweeping marina views, a year-round heated pool, daily bike rentals, and easy access to Venice Beach and Santa Monica.
The beachy haven of the The Kinney boasts an open-air inner courtyard with comfortable chaise-lounges and a year-round heated pool and spa nearby Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Fisherman’s Village, and the Ballona Wetlands.
The historic Marina del Rey Hotel has been extensively renovated for an upscale experience on the waterfront with an outdoor, marina-facing infinity pool and sundeck, an onsite restaurant SALT, and revitalized luxury accommodations.
Reflecting the eclectic vibe of the nearby Boardwalk, the Inn at Venice Beach is modern and full of surprises. Guests can enjoy walking distance access to the famous Boardwalk with its cafes, shops, and live music venues, as well as famous surf spots and pier fishing.
San Diego Area
Head south to San Diego on your California road trip and stay in Pacific Beach with Blue Sea Beach Hotel, offering guests easy access to the a Strand, a world-famous beach, ideal for both surfing and sunbathing, as well as Pacific Beach’s only oceanfront pool and spa.
Experience the charm and tranquil beauty of La Jolla with La Jolla Cove Suites, featuring spacious two-bedroom suites with stunning ocean views and instant access to pristine sandy beaches, chic bistros, renowned art galleries, and elegant boutiques.