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Central California hotels and places to stay

Aloft Santa Clara
3 out of 5
510 America Center Ct, San Jose, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $86 per night
175.84 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (966 reviews)

"The room was very clean and the staff was welcoming and had great customer service. I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. I will be coming back (:"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Aloft Santa Clara
Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
3.5 out of 5
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is $118 per night
169.7 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (980 reviews)

"I like the view off my balcony on the 6th floor of rolling hills and the location was perfect"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
4 out of 5
1122 Highway 41, Fish Camp, CA
The price is $310 per night
81.68 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,404 reviews)

"The room was spacious, the common areas beautiful and inviting."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
3 out of 5
1000 Aguajito Rd, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $161 per night
156.87 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (948 reviews)

"Best staff I encountered on the way up the coast."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
3 out of 5
110 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $123 per night
163.86 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (1,750 reviews)

"Good location to restaurants and freeways. Clean hotel."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
Yosemite View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $236 per night
97.53 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (2,278 reviews)

"no to little cell service in the area. Wifi is not free. big rooms well kept. river view room is a must"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Yosemite View Lodge
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $246 per night
157.88 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,566 reviews)

"Nice hotel, good service, convenient location, will be back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Spyglass Inn
3 out of 5
2705 Spyglass Dr, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $209 per night
123.69 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (945 reviews)

"We upgraded to ocean view well worth it. Family friendly, clean hotel. Restaurant on site was very convenient. They had fire pits and s'mores kits for the kids to purchase. Would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Spyglass Inn
Madonna Inn
3.5 out of 5
100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $209 per night
118.48 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,306 reviews)

"Great customer service. Rooms were excellent. The areas is great for walks."…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Madonna Inn
Inn at the Pier
4 out of 5
601 Cypress Street, Pismo Beach, CA
The price is $230 per night
122.95 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,034 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel. The restaurant had very good breakfasts!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Inn at the Pier
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Visiting Central California

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Central California, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, must-see aquarium, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its sporting events, cafés, and mountain views. Top sights in the city include General Sherman Tree, Save Mart Center, and Fresno Art Museum.

  • There are 5750 hotels and other accommodations in Central California
  • The closest major airport is in Visalia, CA (VIS-Visalia Municipal), 18.7 mi (30.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.), 45.1 mi (72.5 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Central California

Cultural venues in the city include Save Mart Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Kern County Museum. Attractions like Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like General Sherman Tree, Mission San Miguel, and Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

In Central California, there are 5750 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Inn at Croad Vineyards - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to a winery and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its location and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • J Patrick House Bed and Breakfast Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms at this B&B. This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • The Casitas of Arroyo Grande - This 4-star bed & breakfast features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and pool.

Other favorite sights in Central California include Forestiere Underground Gardens, Mariposa Grove, and Mammoth Mountain.

Getting Around Central California

With so many ways to get around, exploring Central California is easy. You can take advantage of metro transit at San Martin Caltrain Station, Morgan Hill Station, and Santa Teresa Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Hanford Station, Corcoran Station, or Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Station.

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