Southern California Hotels

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Hyatt Hotel near John Wayne Airport

You will find a number of helpful tools for finding Southern California hotels on this page, starting with our map shortcuts to various parts of SoCal. There you'll see a plethora of hotels shown on maps that also convert to aerial photographs. Click one of the links and you'll have a nice map of the hotels in that area. You can even overlay the map on the aerial.

You can also scroll down to the the search box below for a broader search. Finally, for good measure, further down on this page you'll find links to great hotel deals throughout the country and, verily, the whole galaxy.

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Here's a little insight into the world of southern California hotels. First, if you're looking for the best price and don't need to be really close to any one of the vacation destinations you can find hundreds of fine hotels in the dozens of lesser-known cities from Los Angeles to San Diego. With the freeway system so convenient (less-so during rush hour), one of the hotels in Fullerton along the Riverside Freeway (state route 91) for example, can be a great way to save some money in the summer months. Or Downey or El Cajon or Corona.

Obviously there is a big concentration of southern California hotels near the beaches and major theme parks, but we both know you'll pay more during periods of high demand. So determine your priorities and plot out all the vacation destinations planned for your southern California vacation. It might be worth paying more for a hotel that serves a decent complimentary breakfast, as that can not only save you $5-$10 or more per person on breakfast at a restaurant, but will also save time in getting out in the morning.

Speaking of beaches, one option is to camp out at one of the dozens of beach-oriented southern California hotels and resorts directly on the beach. Some are huge facilities and others are cool little hotels with the ocean being the main amenity. You'll pay quite a bit more to be on the beach vs. a block or two away. Going another few blocks inland can save even more; check a prospective hotel out on a map or even call them and ask how far from the beach they are.

Paying for a beach hotel might make more sense if you're not planning to spend much of your time at theme parks; or stay a couple days at the beach and then move inland to a cheaper place for when you're at Knott's, Disneyland and Magic Mountain. You will find beach hotels in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties with a little online research.

Are you a city person? Although you may pay more, you can find many nice hotels in thriving urban areas like downtown Los Angeles and San Diego, or Hollywood, Santa Monica or downtown Long Beach. Typically close to public transit, you can get around rather nicely by leaving your car in the parking garage at these hotels.

Another option besides the maps above is to use the following search box above to find below the area in which you're interested.

Here Is A Handy Search Box For Hundreds of Destinations:

Now,I don't know about you, but I'm not crazy about being forced to pay up front for a hotel. Some of the big travel booking websites make you do that, but I prefer to make the reservation now and take care of payment when I check out. Why should they hold my money for weeks or months?

With this in mind, we are proud to joint venture with the Travel Affiliate Pro group, a mega-source of the best hotel deals, not only for southern California hotels but for lodging around the world. They and their thugs have all the clout necessary to negotiate the best deals for us, but they also carefully monitor customer satisfaction to ensure that we end up with the lowest price at a wonderful hotel. And, you don't pay 'till you go!

Reserve one of thousands of Southern California hotels or check out the 80,000 hotels worldwide with the easy tools on this page.

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