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The Southern California beach hotels listed on this website include beachfront hotels, boutique inns, luxury resorts and everything in between, with or without an ocean view. You can also find hotels a little further from the beach: some within walking distance and others a short drive away. 

We have divided up the listings by beach town, so if you want, jump ahead by clicking one of the links below:

The listings include overviews of distinguishing features to help you choose between hotels, such as:

  • if there is a pool
  • if it is an oceanfront hotel
  • if there is a particular style or design
  • if it is in walking distance to shops or other attraction
  • if it has activities such as tennis, or boat rentals

After each listing you will find a useful link to get current rates and read reviews on TripAdvisor for that specific hotel.

See also:  Southern California beach front hotels if you want to be right at the beach.

Or go to a page dedicated to several of the best beach resorts in California. 

For a longer stay, check out our beach vacation rentals page.

Ready to start planning your next So Cal beach vacation? Choose a beach town below to get started:

 Hotels In Santa Barbara County 

 Hotels In Ventura County 

Southern California Beach Hotels In Los Angeles County 

Southern California Beach Hotels In Orange County

A hotel in Huntington Beach across from the beach
A hotel in Laguna seen through the arches
  • Laguna Beach hotels -- Laguna has a beautiful view everywhere you look. Lots of waterfront hotels and others across Pacific Coast Highway. 
A Newport Beach hotel at Fashion Island
  • Newport Beach hotels -- Though there are many big hotels inland, the ones near the beach tend to be smaller and great if you're within walking distance of the surf. 
fountain at a Newport Beach resort
  • Newport Beach resorts -- Newport Beach has something for everyone, sailboats, waves to surf, bike paths on the beach, and a bay to kayak on.
hilltop resort in Dana Point
San Clemente hotel and palm trees
  • San Clemente hotels --  a small town with Mediterranean architecture. A train station makes it convenient for traveling down the coast.

 Hotels In San Diego North County Beach Towns

  • Oceanside hotels - near the harbor or beach
  • Carlsbad hotels - beaches and Legoland
  • Encinitas hotels -  another nice coastal town 
  • La Jolla resorts - gorgeous village with beautiful beaches and coves
  • Del Mar - town of the horse races and San Diego County Fair, and also beaches

Hotels in San Diego


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