Write Your OOO Response Email Now—We Found the 10 Best Resorts in California

Although it's a classic song, we can't really get behind the travel sensibilities of Hotel California. Even with the cool breeze in our hair, pulling up to an outpost off a dark desert highway isn't how we picture a relaxing getaway. In fact, that's probably why there's plenty of room at the tune's namesake destination—because these days, people know that the Golden State has more than its fair share of luxe accommodations to live it up somewhere else.

To prove our point, we've found the 10 best resorts in California that span the cliffs of Big Sur and the hills of San Francisco to the sprawl of Los Angeles and the beaches of San Diego. Thanks to the recommendations of sun-drenched travelers on TripAdvisor, Oyster, and Hotels.com, you can cruise the Pacific Coast Highway knowing that these options will welcome you with modern features and classic style. You can check out any time you'd like, but at least at these resorts, we know it'll be hard to leave.