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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
3.5 out of 5
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $118 per night
99.19 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (2,245 reviews)

"I liked how close to the marina it ws and the walking trail near the hotel. They had extremely clean water that i was able to use to fill my hydroflask."…"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
3 out of 5
1000 Aguajito Rd, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night
184.46 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"It was great, very clean property and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Monterey
HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
3 out of 5
400 Concourse Dr, Belmont, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $119 per night
121.51 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"Love this quaint home away from home!! i try to stay here any time i am in the area for business. LOVE!"…"

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

HYATT house Belmont/Redwood Shores
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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento
2.5 out of 5
321 Bercut Dr, Sacramento, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $65 per night
50.1 mi from city center
3.4/5 (3,686 reviews)

"Close to everything loved the room size and loved the fact it was like a homie geelinh"…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento
Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
2 out of 5
326 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $52 per night
115.4 mi from city center
2.7/5 (10,098 reviews)

"Great services everything was awesome I enjoyed the services provided"…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Airport North
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
4 out of 5
750 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night
105.4 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (3,385 reviews)

"I really liked the air freshener dispenser in the room."…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
3.5 out of 5
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $114 per night
118.3 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (3,288 reviews)

"This hotel is a gem and is located on most beautiful waterfront property"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
4 out of 5
600 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night
118.33 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (4,831 reviews)

"Remote control buttons and bathroom sink not working. Also window was extremely difficult to close/open."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
3 out of 5
110 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $112 per night
95.46 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (2,717 reviews)

"Been there before. It was disappointing but not unexpected that the lack of amenities due to Covid19 shut everything down."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $154 per night
183.17 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (3,726 reviews)

"Nice location. Beachfront. My husband and I did a picnic on the beach and then went to our room. Room was clean, staff was nice,"…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Monterey Tides
Hotel Pacific
3.5 out of 5
300 Pacific St, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night
183.78 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,153 reviews)

"THe General Manager Faddi made me feel welcome even prior to my arrival. I called and spoke with him to ask a few questions about the hotel. Faddi has a warm and caring and professional and genuine demeanor that cannot be taught. He was just as welcoming in person and that put me so much at ease. ..."…"

Reviewed on May 31, 2020

Hotel Pacific
Casablanca On The Beach
3.5 out of 5
101 Main St, Santa Cruz, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $171 per night
159.02 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (1,090 reviews)

"Prime location and views. Close to shops, restaurants and beach."…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Casablanca On The Beach
Edgewood Tahoe Resort
5 out of 5
180 Lake Parkway, Stateline, NV
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $329 per night
105.36 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (542 reviews)

"Everything was perfect including the weather! I wont stay anywhere else but here! Absolutely perfect."…"

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Edgewood Tahoe Resort
Grand Hyatt at SFO
4 out of 5
55 S McDonnell Rd, San Francisco, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $159 per night
117.4 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (329 reviews)

"Hotel was clean. Staff was friendly and very nice. We where taken care off from the car to the room."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Grand Hyatt at SFO
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
3.5 out of 5
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $129 per night
106 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (2,225 reviews)

"The service desk was so rude and denied to give us the free"…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
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Where to stay in Northern California

Find the best Northern California areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Northern California

Visiting Northern California

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Northern California, and visitors give high marks for the array of wineries, fun sporting events, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés, shopping, and live music. Top sights in the city include Golden1Center, California State Capitol, and Fort Sutter State Historical Park.

  • There are 12715 hotels and other accommodations in Northern California
  • The closest major airport is in Marysville, CA (MYV-Yuba County), 20.1 mi (32.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Willows, CA (WLW-Willows-Glenn County), 25.6 mi (41.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Northern California

Well-known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Greek Theater, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Chabot Space and Science Center. Attractions like Sacramento Zoo, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like Fort Sutter State Historical Park, Jelly Belly Factory, and Jack London State Historic Park.

In Northern California, you'll be able to select from 12715 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. These are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Inn On First - Amenities at this bed & breakfast include free breakfast and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and central location.
  • The River Belle Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and helpful staff at this B&B. With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Mansion on Sutter - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Western Addition can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its bar and breakfast.

Other favorite sights in Northern California include Golden1Center, California State Capitol, and Sterling Vineyards.

Getting Around Northern California

With so many choices for transportation, seeing all of Northern California is easy. You can access metro transit at Watt-I-80 West Station, Roseville Road Station, and Watt-I-80 Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Chico Station, Rocklin Station, or Roseville Station.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Northern California?
The Inn On First is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other favorite options based on reviews include The Setting Inn Napa Valley and Bordeaux Inn Lodi.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Northern California, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Northern California.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Northern California?
For more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Northern California, head over to our customer service page.
What are some hotels with pools in Northern California?
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront: Features free cooked-to-order breakfast, an indoor pool, and a restaurant. Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Sacramento are two additional hotels with an onsite pool.
What is staying in Northern California like?
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Northern California, and visitors give high marks for the array of wineries, fun sporting events, and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its cafés, shopping, and live music. Top sights in the city include Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge, and Monterey Bay Aquarium. In Northern California, there are 15293 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Northern California?
Known for its live music scene, cultural venues include Exploratorium, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and California Academy of Sciences. Attractions like Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Pier 39, and San Francisco Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. Landmarks like Alcatraz Island, Jack London Square, and Golden Gate Bridge might be worth a visit.

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