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Top Hotels in California

Pebble Beach

When golf great Jack Nicklaus called Pebble Beach's fairways along the rockyMonterey Coast ... more

1700 17 Mile Dr.
Pebble Beach , CA
Tags: luxury | golf | historic
Ventana Inn and Spa

The elegant digs at the Ventana Inn and Spa grant a lavish retreat seamlesslyintegrated into 243 ... more

48123 Highway One
Big Sur , CA
831-667-2331; 800-628-6500
Tags: hiking | kayaking | expensive | spa

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