Hipmunk Hotels: Explore Incredible California in San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, South Lake Tahoe, Hawthorne and Torrance

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Hotels in San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo is located along the beautifully lush central coast of California. With perfect weather almost all year long, a wide range of options for an outdoor adventures, and many affordable hotels, this place has it all. Since San Luis Obispo is located in the mountainous terrain, but also near a long stretch of sandy beaches along the scenic route of Highway 1, the location is suitable for many exciting beach or mountain activities. Visitors from all over the world find the following city tours most fun: Adventure Tours, Wine Tours, Water Tours, History and Culture Tours, just to name a few.

Tucked between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo has 315 sunny days a year, and with that kind of climate, hotels are always running interesting promotions to attract travelers from the cold regions of the globe. Some of the most affordable options include The Budget Inn, San Luis Inn and Suites, and the Courtyard by Marriott. And don’t forget to visit the grandiose Hearst Castle, which is only a small joy ride north of San Luis Obispo.

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Hotels in Sonoma, CA

Sonoma Valley in the heart of Sonoma County, which is located in the northern California, is also known as the Wine Country. This place easily intrigues all senses with its endlessly green rolling hills of vineyards and superb wineries that produce quality wine that is exported world-wide — yes, even to France. Sonoma is one of the most popular travel destinations, with well over seven million visitors arriving annually, not only to taste the wine, but also to experience the beauty of this special place. Enjoy a glass of your favorite vino in one of the 425-plus wineries of this region, and learn about the process of wine-growth and production. But that’s not all that Sonoma has to offer. Sonoma’s 50-plus miles of the Pacific Ocean coastline, with its breathtaking scenery, is just picture perfect for romantic moments with your loved one. There is also something for outdoor, adventurous types, like canoeing along the Russian River, hiking through the regional park, enjoying the local farms’ homemade products while exploring the area on horseback, or simply soaking up the beauty of the lush surroundings by playing golf.

To find a budget friendly hotel in Sonoma, it is important to consider its location. Accommodations closer to the wineries have higher rates relative to those places that require a bit of a drive to get to the heart of the wine country. But not to worry: the majority of the hotels offer shuttle service to the wineries they recommend along with the map of each winery in their surroundings; or, if you  prefer to select your own wine estates, only 20 minutes or so drive could save you hundreds of dollars on accommodation cost.

We can recommend The Palms Inn, The Best Western Petaluma Inn, Hotel Petaluma, and The Quality Inn & Suites Wine Country in Santa Rosa from $80 to $130 per night. If you are not on a tight budget, Casa Bella Inn averages a $300 per night, and The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa where the room cost $560.

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Hotels in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe South has it all for one unforgettable and incredible holiday. The idyllic Sierra Nevada Mountains and the largest blue alpine lake in North America is the home of endless entertainment. If you come to visit Lake Tahoe, you can start your day by enjoying the slopes while skiing, snowboarding, sleigh riding, or even snowshoeing or snowmobiling during the winter months. The lake is perfect for boating or jet skiing during summer, or ice skating in the winter. And the fun doesn’t stop there. Later in the day, regardless of the season, you can continue with entertainment in one of many world-class casinos playing blackjack, or simply having a good time in clubs or restaurants. Depending on your desire or budget, you can stay in South Lake Tahoe hotels close to ski resorts, accommodations like Big Pines Mountain House, or if you prefer gambling and evening entertainment, Mont Bleu Resort Casino and Spa is a fantastic place to stay.

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Hotels in Hawthorne, CA

With its Mediterranean climate and an average of 263 sunny days, as well as its close proximity to LAX, Hawthorne is an ideal place to stay while visiting Los Angeles. Only ten minutes  from LAX, but with easy access to several major freeways, this town is one of the best options when you search for hotels near the city airport. Besides, Hawthorne accommodation options are far more affordable than the usual airport hotels. Four- and five-star accommodations in this area provide their guests with free airport shuttles, Wi-Fi, and even an in-house spa like if you stay at The Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel. For an average of $75 for a single occupancy, you can spend a night at the Hawthorne Plaza Inn or El Rancho Inn.

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Hotels in Torrance, CA

Torrance has the ultimate location close to all the major attractions and entertainment offered in Los Angeles, which makes it the optimal place to stay for your next vacation. You get to experience and see many amazing things nearby, from stunning sandy beaches, such as Torrance Beach, to theme parks like Disneyland Resort and Universal Studios. The best hotel rates can be obtained during the so-called “off season”, which starts in November and lasts through March. An important thing to consider when looking for affordable accommodation in this area is location. If a hotel is located right on the beach, the prices get very expensive, but there are fantastic hotels only a couple of miles away from the beach, such as DoubleTree Torrance-South Bay, which goes for a $129/night. And in the more affordable category of hotels/motels belongs the Torrance Travelodge, Extended Stay America Los Angeles – Torrance, and Super 8 Torrance LAX Airport Area.

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