Independent hotels have made a big comeback in the last few years. Many customers are choosing boutique hotels over the chain varieties, for a more unique stay. The United States’ boutique accommodation market is currently booming. Here are California’s five best independent hotels — the most luxurious stays from across the state.
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Carter House Inns
Located in Old Town Eureka in Northern California, Carter House Inns is comprised of two beautiful Victorian-style residences and three cottages. The property is close to Eureka’s harbour and has a full-service restaurant and bar. Carter House Inns ensures all guests enjoy their stay, with complimentary wine, cheese, and hors d’oeuvres each evening. There is also complimentary breakfast for guests, if they can be torn away from their luxurious and unique room.
Cupertino Inn in Cupertino, California is all about the extras. Its list of amenities include free breakfast, outdoor pool, fitness centre, and room service available 24/7. The inn’s luxury SUV will happily transport guests anywhere within a three mile radius too. Inside, guests will find quality mattresses, iHome clock radios, fully stocked mini-bars, and flat-screen TVs. Cupertino Inn is located close to the Apple Campus, Cupertino Memorial Park, and Euphrat Museum of Art.
Ayres Hotel Chino Hills
Snuggled in the hills east of Los Angeles is Ayres Hotel Chino Hills. This hotel is made for outdoor enthusiasts as Chino Hills is a nature lover’s dream. The Chino Hills State Park is only three miles from the hotel. Ayers Hotel Chino Hills also has a business centre, which is open 24 hours a day. There are two meeting rooms and a professional event planner onsite to organise functions and social gatherings. With a fitness centre, outdoor pool, complimentary breakfast, and gorgeous gardens, this independent hotel has it all.
The Padre Hotel
The Padre Hotel is definitely the most unique hotel in Bakersfield, California. Each room has its own name and theme, including the Farmer’s Daughter’s suite. The hotel boasts three restaurants, a café, a lounge, and even a nightclub. Guests will instantly feel like VIPs when they receive bottle service, private dining, and access to rooftop cabanas. After a fun night, guests can unwind with an onsite spa treatment. The Fox Theatre and Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science are close by as well.
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Hi View Inn & Suites
If guests are looking for an inn close to Manhattan Beach, Hi View Inn & Suites is the place to be. Within walking distance is the beach, Manhattan Beach Pier, Polliwog Park, and Hermosa Beach Pier. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, tours and ticket assistance, free self-parking, and free WiFi. The rooms at Hi View Inn & Suites have microwaves, coffee and tea facilities, desks, and flat-screen TVs.
Independent hotels in California offer travellers something different. Whether that is a nightclub, luxurious transport options, or an onsite event planner, guests never know what they might find at a boutique hotel. That is just part of the unique accommodation experience.
This post is part of Hipmunk’s Boutique Hotels Campaign.