5 Unique Beach Hotels in Southern California

Beach Hotels

If you’ve ever thought about doing a road trip up the California coast, then you’re probably a lover of all things ocean waves and sunshine. However, what can really take your coastal adventure to the next level is where you decide to stay. Whether you find yourself in Los Angeles or San Diego, Southern California is stocked with quirky beachside hotels to spend a night or two at while you’re on the road. However, there are a few hotels that, in my opinion, stand out among the rest.

If you’re ready to make your California dreamin’ a reality, check out my top five unique beach hotels in Southern California.

 
 
 
 
 
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Surfhouse Boutique Hotel

This unique boutique hotel in Encinitas, California gives you the ultimate laidback SoCal lifestyle experience. It offers individually designed beach-inspired rooms, surf lessons, beachside yoga classes, and free beach cruiser bikes you can ride around the surrounding neighborhood. It’s conveniently located next to a plethora of coffee shops, delicious restaurants, and bars. The best part is that Surfhouse is only a 5-minute walk or less to a beautiful cliffside and beach, so you’re sure to get some breathtaking sunset views.

 
 
 
 
 
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Hotel Erwin

Hotel Erwin totally embodies the quirky and unique character of its surrounding area in Venice Beach, CA. Located at the center of the famous Venice Boardwalk, where vibrant artists and street vendors set up shop, Hotel Ewrin offers scenic rooftop views (complete with a classy take on bar food and one of a kind drinks), colorful hotel rooms, and the friendliest hotel staff. Plus, it also offers beach cruiser bike rentals that you can ride down the boardwalk.

 
 
 
 
 
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Pelican Cove Inn

If you’re looking for a bed and breakfast experience, the Pelican Cove Inn in Carlsbad, CA should be your first stop. The family-owned Inn consists of 10 uniquely designed, vintage style rooms that are cozy and quaint yet spacious and comfortable. The Pelican Inn is only a few blocks from the beach and the Carlsbad Village where you’ll find boutique shops and restaurants. The best part, however, is the welcoming owner and host, Nancy, who personally makes breakfast for her guests each morning.

 
 
 
 
 
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Surfrider Hotel Malibu

Exclusivity and relaxation are what you’ll get when you stay at the Surfrider Hotel in Malibu. The sought-after California beach house is made up of 20 rooms located right on the beautiful and secluded beaches of Malibu, which is clearly embodied in the boho decor of the rooms. The amenities of the Surfrider are unbeatable – complimentary mini coopers, a rooftop deck, and heated outdoor showers? You’ve got to be kidding me.

 
 
 
 
 
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Tower23 Hotel

Pacific Beach is basically the party epicenter of San Diego. So if you’re looking for a bit of fun along your coastal trip, reserve a room at Tower23 Hotel. You’ll be close to the young bar scene while maintaining a luxurious lifestyle experience at the hotel. The sophisticated boutique hotel includes an outdoor, oceanfront patio dining experience in addition to its modern and chic rooms.

Where’s your favorite place in Southern California that you’ve visited? Let me know in the comments below!

Xo, Chloe

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