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Top 10 Hotels in Central California

The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
2.5 out of 5
Highway 190, Death Valley, CA
$179
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
3.6/5Good! (2,892 reviews)

"Beautiful place. It really is an oasis in the desert."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

The Ranch at Death Valley – Inside the Park
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Jose Airport
2.5 out of 5
2585 Seaboard Ave, San Jose, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$139
per night
Oct 18 - Oct 19
4/5Very Good! (2,215 reviews)

"Nice and clean. Staff was really friendly. I only stayed one night, but it was good for the price and the amenities"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Jose Airport
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA
Free Cancellation
$143
per night
Nov 5 - Nov 6
4/5Very Good! (6,141 reviews)

"Everything excellent. Room, staff was helpful. Parking, not so good."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Hayes Mansion
4 out of 5
200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$127
per night
Oct 18 - Oct 19
4.3/5Excellent! (2,038 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, great location, clean room, feeling great!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Hayes Mansion
Yosemite View Lodge
2.5 out of 5
11136 Highway 140, El Portal, CA
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$131
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.8/5Good! (6,709 reviews)

"Nice setting. Very convenient location just outside park."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Yosemite View Lodge
Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley
3.5 out of 5
399 Silicon Valley Boulevard, San Jose, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$94
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
3.6/5Good! (2,378 reviews)

"I like everything is excellent location the staff is very nice highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Wyndham Garden San Jose Silicon Valley
Monterey Tides
3.5 out of 5
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$110
per night
Nov 11 - Nov 12
3.8/5Good! (3,366 reviews)

"Great hotel right on the beach. The food in restaurant is pretty good and nice pool in the back. Fun place to bring your family. Just a couple exits away from downtown Monterey. I have recommended it to a couple of friends and they loved it as well."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Monterey Tides
University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
3 out of 5
110 W Fremont St, Stockton, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$109
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.2/5Very Good! (2,396 reviews)

"Property is clean and smoke free. Bar, restaurant and other facilities are acceptable. Very accommodating staff and customer service. Have visited several times and will return."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

University Plaza Waterfront Hotel
Madonna Inn
3.5 out of 5
100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$109
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.4/5Excellent! (1,695 reviews)

"Rooms v unique - great fun, excellent facilities, v good value for money"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

Madonna Inn
Monterey Beach Dunes Inn
2.5 out of 5
3280 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$69
per night
Oct 15 - Oct 16
2.9/5 (1,701 reviews)

"Walking distance to ocean. Freeway around the corner......."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Monterey Beach Dunes Inn
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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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