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Hotels on highway 1

Known as the Pacific Coast Highway, Highway 1 stretches along the California coastline, providing breathtaking vistas and access to iconic tourist destinations. Several hotels situated on or near this amazing route offer visitors a place to rest and recharge while taking in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. These hotels range from simple, budget-friendly options to luxurious accommodations, providing tourists with a broad selection.
One of the renowned luxury hotels that dot the route is The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur. It is a phenomenal stop-over spot for travelers seeking an isolated and tranquil retreat. This award-winning hotel, perched on the cliffs of Big Sur, offers majestic views of the mid-Pacific coast. It is encompassed by 100 acres of beautiful terrain and combines rustic elegance with modern comforts. The hotel presents various room types, ranging from Ocean View Suites, Tree Houses, to Cliff Houses, each with its own private deck and hot tubs.
At the more affordable end of the spectrum is the Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, situated in San Simeon. This hotel is mere steps away from the beach and offers basic rooms with ocean or garden views. It's also located conveniently close to the Hearst Castle, making it an ideal location for travelers looking to curb their budget yet enjoy a coastal view and visit one of California's most popular tourist attractions.
Beyond the Post Ranch Inn and Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, there are several more hotels, motels, inns, and lodges to choose from when traveling along Highway 1. These include options like the Cambria Beach Lodge, FogCatcher Inn, and the Madonna Inn, each offering their unique charm and benefits. Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, you'll find a hotel perfectly suited for you on Highway 1. From the bustling city lights of San Francisco to the serene beaches of Malibu, travelers have a plethora of lodgings to choose from that all provide a taste of the enchanting California coast.

6 properties available

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz
    Dream Inn Santa Cruz
    175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, US
    • Swimming pool
    • Free WiFi

    Experience a chic, casual beach vibe. Offers luxurious rooms with stunning ocean views, a heated pool and great dining options.


    927 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$510.11including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Beach Street Inn and Suites
    Beach Street Inn and Suites
    125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, US
    • Swimming pool
    • Free WiFi

    Offers great beachfront views along with a relaxing pool area. Rooms are cozy and modern with superb guest services. Located amidst easily accessible attractions.


    951 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$390.94including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Casablanca On The Beach
    Casablanca On The Beach
    101 Main St, Santa Cruz, US
    • Free WiFi

    Experience ultimate luxury on the beachfront. Boasts stunning ocean views and top-notch amenities, ensuring a delightful stay. Enjoy our stylishly appointed rooms.


    1,111 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$460.74including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
    Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages
    401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, US
    • Free WiFi

    A cozy beach cottage establishment. Offering comfortable cabins for a serene stay. Featured amenities include a relaxing pool and easy beach access.


    434 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$368.17including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Capitola Venetian Hotel
    Capitola Venetian Hotel
    1500 Wharf Road, Capitola, US
    • Free WiFi

    Located on a picturesque beachfront, the hotel offers cozy accommodation with world-class services. Make use of the outdoor pool and free WiFi for a heartwarming stay.


    571 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$404.19including taxes & feesCheck Availability
  • Fern River Resort
    Fern River Resort
    5250 Highway 9, Felton, US
    • Arcade/Game room

    This resort offers a rustic, riverside getaway with cozy cabins. It has superb amenities like barbeque grills and fireplaces. Ideal for a relaxing stay.


    340 reviews

    1 night, 2 adults$235.10including taxes & feesCheck Availability

Sightseeing in California along highway 1

  1. 17-Mile Drive

    17-Mile Drive

    Experience stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and explore the iconic 17-Mile Drive, where you will find the widely-photographed Lone Cypress Tree and the Pebble Beach Golf Links, one of the most famous golf courses. It's a world-renowned scenic drive that is a must-visit.

  2. Aerial Shot Of Ocean

    Big Sur

    Big Sur offers a stunning overlook of the rugged Californian coast. The sweeping views, high mountain ridges, and open coastal terrain is a breathtaking sight. Attractions include Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer Beach, and McWay Falls.

  3. Aerial View of the Hearst Castle in California, United States

    Hearst Castle

    Explore the Hearst Castle in San Simeon and step back in time. The castle offers grand rooms, beautiful gardens, and a stunning collection of art and antiques. The Neptune Pool and the Roman Pool are also not to be missed.

  4. Palm Trees on Beach

    Santa Monica Pier

    Santa Monica Pier offers a classic Californian beach experience. It is home to an amusement park, an aquarium, restaurants, shops, and a trapeze school. The iconic Ferris wheel and vintage carousel make it a beloved landmark.


wonderful places along highway 1 in California

  1. Bridge Under Blue Sky

    Bixby Creek Bridge

    Experience the awe-inspiring scenery of Bixby Creek Bridge, one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design and stunning backdrop. Located 120 miles south of San Francisco, this magnificent engineering feat serves as an emblem of the strength and determination of human ingenuity.

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    Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

    Discover the enchanting beauty of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park with its 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean, an extraordinary sight to behold. Hike through redwood, tan oak, madrone, chaparral, and an 80-foot tunnel under Highway 1. Encounter an array of wildlife and breathe in the fresh ocean air.

  3. Creative interior design of modern spacious cafe with bright yellow walls and armchairs decorated with green plants and cozy lamps with big windows against lush greenery

    Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

    Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, home to towering redwoods, rocky bluffs, and serene meadows. With camping and hiking opportunities aplenty, it's the perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers to explore and appreciate the spectacular wilderness.

  4. Playa Sonrisa


    Venture into the scenic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, a picturesque place known for its fairy-tale cottages, unique boutiques and galleries, captivating gardens, and stunning Cypress-lined white sandy beach. Carmel has been a haven for artists, writers, actors and playwrights drawn away from the hustle bustle of city life.


Beach hotels around highway 1

  1. Green Trees Near Swimming Pool

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a luxury beachfront hotel with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Offering private balconies with beach views, hot tubs, and a beach-themed decor that recreates the ultimate Santa Cruz experience.

  2. Sea Shore near Mar del Plata

    Hotels near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an oceanfront amusement park in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1907, it is California's oldest surviving amusement park and one of the few seaside parks on the West Coast of the United States.

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    Beachfront Hotels in Santa Cruz

    Dream Inn Santa Cruz, Sea & Sand Inn, Beach Street Inn and Suites, Casablanca On The Beach, and Coastview Inn Santa Cruz are all beachfront hotels offering stunning coastal views, comfortable accommodations, and close proximity to the attractions of Santa Cruz.

  4. Photo of Rock Formation Near Seashore Under Blue Sky

    Monterey Tides

    Admire the scenic ocean views from Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel. Located right on the beach with easy access to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel-by-the-Sea, this hotel provides modern accommodations and an outdoor pool for guests to enjoy.