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6 Amazing Hotels to Stay as You Drive Along PCH

By Eliza Krpoyan | August 3, 2018 | Lifestyle

These six coastal properties feature must-stop views and amenities along Pacific Coast Highway.

Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach

Every room at this beachfront property is ocean view, making this the perfect spot to lay your head. Break a sweat on the sand at the hotel’s fitness on the beach session, so you can later indulge guilt-free in the delectable red velvet pancakes at Splashes restaurant. Also enjoy the spa’s Aquaterra Signature Massage, which combines Swedish and acupressure point techniques. 1555 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 877-741-5908

Malibu Beach Inn

A favorite hangout spot of sisters—and former Malibu residents—Bella and Gigi Hadid, this property features 45 rooms, each complete with an ocean view and balcony. After entertainment mogul David Geffen sold the spot to The Mani Brothers for a cool $80 million, the locale underwent a makeover that saw changes made to the lobby and furniture. Dine at the revamped Carbon Beach Club restaurant, where offerings like the whole branzino, grilled peaches, and the catch of the day will make your taste buds sing. 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310-651-7777

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Chloë Sevigny, Katy Perry and Gwyneth Paltrow have all stayed at this 1927 Spanish Colonial hotel, where guests have access to the private members-only Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club. Dine alfresco at Tyde’s oceanfront terrace, where a must-have dish is the Santa Barbara spot prawns comprise of corn soubise, summer truffle, and arugula. 1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, 805-969-2261

Ventana Inn at Big Sur

This contemporary cabin-like retreat features floor to ceiling wood, perfect for unplugging from the world. Delight in one of the inn’s signature spa treatments like the caviar facial, which infuses and replenishes the skin with potent antioxidants. 48123 Hwy. One, Big Sur, 831-667-2331

Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Bask in a mountainous view at this 1917 property, where Big Sur's beauty is on full display. Treat yourself by booking an in-room spa experience like an aromatherapy massage, or enjoy activities like yoga, mountain biking, and horseback riding. 120 Highland Dr., Carmel, 831-620-1234

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Situated on a bluff, Silicon Valley locals frequent this spot for the expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, the sounds of a bagpipe player on select evenings, and libations at the Conservatory bar, like the Maker's Mark concoction dubbed San Joaquin Smash. 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, 650-712-7000

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