Sitting on a 900-mile stretch along the Pacific Coast, California is a destination of many wonders.
From cliff-lined beaches to forests and mountains, and the hub of the burgeoning US entertainment industry, there’s an abundance of things to do and places to see that will indulge your senses and spark your personal interests.
Whether you’re planning to make a beeline for Universal Studios, drive through Hollywood, or sip from a refreshing glass of sparkling wine at one of Santa Barbara’s hillside vineyards, you can have the perfect Southern California vacation. Visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at sunset, hike on a path dotted with ancient sequoia trees at Yosemite, or take a tour of Alcatraz Island. Northern California is every vacationer’s dream destination.
Even better, there’s almost never a wrong time to visit. Ask any Californian and they’d say come to California at any time of the year. You’d be hard-pressed to find a dreamier getaway destination, with equally dreamy accommodation choices to boot.
Allow us to introduce you to broughtonHOTELS’ unique collection of hotels with “soul”. They will help make your great Californian escape complete. Because the best of your vacation is yet to come.
Nothing says luxury quite like Spanish Garden Inn, a tranquil retreat in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, CA.
The Spanish compound, nestled in lush surroundings complete with gardens of bougainvillea and ever-blooming flowers, is a true masterpiece as it embodies expressions of contemporary sophistication in a luxury boutique hotel.
Check-in and take a stroll around the stylish establishment. Enjoy the beautiful works of watercolor art, all hand-painted by one of the owners.
With 23 intimate deluxe rooms and suites all with either a private balcony or serene garden patio and an array of fine amenities and personalized services, guests will find that Spanish Garden Inn is a real treat for the soul, allowing you and your loved one to have all the space and privacy you need.
Savor the exquisite complimentary breakfast of fresh fruit, quiche, granola, and enjoy a cup of warm coffee or a handcrafted fruit smoothie before heading out to explore Santa Barbara. After a day full of discovery, return and unwind for the evening at the hotel’s Wine Bar.
Its ideal location means you’d also be able to explore Santa Barbara’s exceptional creative scene with artist studios, museums, music venues, and theaters. Your taste buds can delight in locally caught seafood, restaurants created by celebrity chefs, and special culinary treats all within walking distance.
If you’re in need of some me time, Spanish Garden Inn also provides in-room spa treatments and turn-down services so you can relax and be pampered. Allow yourself to decompress and destress courtesy of the hotel’s experienced professionals because after all, you’re on holiday.
More than just another Los Angeles hotel, Sportsmen’s Lodge, located at its premier Ventura Boulevard address, boasts an authentic Hollywood experience.
Having been graced by the likes of film industry royalty such as Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, and Clark Gable, the iconic hotel is one of the premier Los Angeles landmarks and one of the most sought-after event venues in all of Los Angeles.
The historic accommodation is home to 190 versatile yet comfortable guest spaces including Executive Rooms and Suites with patios and garden views, separate living areas or direct pool access, and with a variety of amenities. This includes complimentary Wi-Fi for those who want to stay connected while on vacation.
A short drive from Sportsmen’s Lodge are popular Los Angeles attractions such as Universal Studios, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and numerous shopping destinations as well as pristine sun-kissed shores.
If you’re feeling the beach bum vibe, head out, walk hand-in-hand, sink your toes in the sand and relax the day away. Otherwise, feel free to take a relaxing dip in Sportsmen’s Lodge’s oversized swimming pool, the largest in the San Fernando Valley, before enjoying dinner and a night out looking for celebrities.
Sportsmen’s Lodge houses three drinking and dining options that will cater to your every craving.
The Patio Café offers fresh breakfast and lunch options that can also be served poolside. River Rock delivers bites in all shapes and sizes in a perfect blend of classic flavors and fresh ingredients. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a handcrafted drink or two at Rocktail. A nightcap is sure to lull you to sleep as you retire after an eventful Californian day.
Last but certainly not the least, fans of the eclectic looking for personalized service will definitely appreciate broughtonHOTELS’ latest addition to Menlo Park which pays homage to the city and the Irish roots of its original founders, Park James.
At every turn is a touch of craft that has been thoughtfully added, coupled with professionally trained staff who know your name by heart – even down to how you like your coffee, black or with just the right amount of milk and sugar.
Staying true to its strategic Silicon Valley location, Park James offers teched up amenities for its rooms. Those with special needs are thoughtfully looked after as the hotel features Superior Rooms and Superior Suites that are both pet-friendly and accessible, complete with bathroom grab bars and a roll-in shower.
From your in-room tablet, at the tip of your fingertips, you can input commands from adjusting the lighting and temperature to suit your every mood, order room service or a car, make service requests, or simply pick the entertainment of your choice and in-room dining from Oak+Violet, a California craft kitchen for a quiet night in.
Get your romance on and order a craft beer for him and a refreshing glass of renowned Californian wine for her while you enjoy the city’s new outdoor living room, O+V Lounge and Courtyard. Then cozy up to a movie marathon night in your California-craft designed room as the sun sets.
By the time you’re done with your great escape at broughtonHOTELS, your California dreams will become special memories that you will share with everyone.