Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

Luxury hotels in Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip

While it may seem tempting to drive straight from one bustling city to the next, there are some incredible things to do and see along Highway One, and there just so happen to be some luxury hotels dotted along the route as well. If you're not content with looking at the coastal views from your car, at the Post Ranch Inn you get to admire it from the comfort of your bed, as this hotel is located right on the cliff overlooking the Pacific. For golf lovers, Pebble Beach Resort and Carmel Valley Ranch both have world-class golf courses, which surely make them worth a stopover. Our selection of luxury hotels, inns and spas below provide the perfect pit-stops for a road trip down the Californian Coast.

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Post Ranch Inn

North America > USA > California

This cliff hanger luxury hotel - it literally does hang over the cliffs - is one of the few places to stay along the Big Sur (of this standard anyway), meaning guests can explore uninterrupted to their hearts content. Read more

Four Seasons Santa Barbara

North America > USA > California

The Four Seasons group acquired this Spanish-style 1920's hacienda during the Reagan era and restored the 22-acre property to make the most of its historic charm. Read more

Belmond El Encanto

North America > USA > California

Dating back to the 1920’s, El Encanto has been meticulously restored by Belmond, and aims to capture the romance and glamour of that era. Read more

Pebble Beach Resort

North America > USA > California

Famous for its four extraordinary golf courses (that have hosted the US Open five times) as well as incredible facilities and settings. Read more

Canary Hotel

North America > USA > California

Canary Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, complete with roof top pool and just a short bike ride from the beach. Read more

Anderson Inn

North America > USA > California

For guests looking for understated luxury, look no further - The Anderson Inn is a family run contemporary boutique hotel, and nothing says quintessential seaside home stay than the hotel’s stunning spot on the waterfront in Morro Bay. Read more

Ventana Inn & Spa

North America > USA > California

Sat atop a hill overlooking the rugged Big Sur coastline, the Ventana Inn & Spa is a luxurious adult’s only retreat set within 243 acres of forest, meadows and gardens. Read more

Carmel Valley Ranch

North America > USA > California

A short drive from Carmel-by-the-Sea and the lovely Monterey Peninsula sits the Carmel Valley Ranch, a luxurious place to stay along the California coast, surrounded by 500 acres of country estate. Read more

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