If you’ve been daydreaming about warm weather, swaying palm trees, and lush gardens, then it sounds like you’re in need of a vacation. To inspire you to book your next getaway this Spring, today’s travel roundup features 5 dreamy hotels that exude glamour and elegance.
From Northern California resorts that are a stone’s throw away from the magnificent Pacific Ocean to a gorgeous old Hollywood-inspired boutique hotel in the heart of Beverly Hills, here are a few of the poshest places to visit.
5 Dreamy Hotels That Exude Glamour & Elegance
Dreamy Hotels in Santa Barbara, California
One of my all-time favorite places to vacation at is Santa Barbara. This charming historic beach town boasts incredible shopping (along State Street), spectacular beaches and recreational activities, and one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever stayed at – The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara.
Surrounded by a tropical oasis of blooming flowers and evergreen trees, this magnificent property is often a sought-after retreat for celebrities, musicians, and influential people. Not only does it have an on-site Jose Eber hair salon (where I was fortunate enough to meet the “mane” man himself), it also includes a relaxing swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness center & spa, and is located directly across from the beach. If you book a trip here, look to stay in one of the exclusive bungalow suites – they’re like a home away from home.
Dreamy Hotels in Pebble Beach, California
If you’ve been following Inspirations & Celebrations for a while, you’ve probably seen me talk about this next dreamy hotel a few times before (as it’s my favorite place on the planet). Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach is truly one of the most majestic hotels & spas I’ve ever seen (and believe me – I’ve visited many!). This Mediterranean-style private estate-turned-hotel is an exclusive escape for travelers (as it has only 24 rooms). This hidden gem is tucked away from the world, creating a tranquil sanctuary that beckons you to relax. During the daytime, get into the swing of things by playing a round of golf on one of the famed Pebble Beach golf courses. In the evening, unwind with a massage or facial at the picturesque spa, before getting tucked in for bed.
Dreamy Hotels in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Just a brief drive away from Pebble Beach is another dreamy hotel that is reminiscent of yesteryear’s glory days – La Playa Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This elegant historic property was built in 1905, but most recently underwent a big renovation, making it 0ne of the most desirable places to stay and play on the Monterey Peninsula.
With views of Carmel Bay, this gorgeous hotel is surrounded by lush gardens, creating an atmosphere that’s truly vacation-worthy. Plus, they offer a gourmet breakfast buffet, a fun-filled life-sized chess game, and other enjoyable activities (such as cruising along Scenic Avenue one a bicycle).
Dreamy Hotels in Laguna Niguel, California
With great year-round weather, sunny beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle, it’s easy to see why people love to vacation in Orange County. If you’re planning a getaway to this destination spot, definitely check out The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. This modern resort offers everything from fitness classes and outdoor recreation (including surf lessons) to upscale fine dining, elegant accommodations, and easy access to nearby hotspots. Even if you spend your whole vacation lounging at the pool (pictured above), you’ll surely have a wonderful time here.
Dreamy Hotels in Beverly Hills, California
I couldn’t write about glamourous travel destinations without mentioning Beverly Hills. One of the most charming hotels we’ve discovered in this celeb-studded mecca is the old Hollywood-inspired Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills. Decorated in an art deco style with flamboyant wall murals, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and unique artwork, this colorful and hip boutique hotel is a fun (and budget-friendly) place to stay in BH. Plus, they’re pet-friendly and even offer a beautiful breakfast on their private terrace, making it a glamorous place to wake up.
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