3 sumptuous California hotel suites for celebrating a magical wedding night.
1-Bedroom Apartment at James Hotel
The Vibe: Set amid the fashion boutiques, hot music clubs, and celeb-favored restaurants of the scene-y Sunset Strip, this chic mid-rise opened in early 2017 on a prime lot with panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and the vast LA basin. The 840-square-foot corner apartments have dining areas with curated pantries, but you can also order a fantastic meal from the 24–7 room service menu. When and if you decide to emerge from your blissful digs, head for the sleek rooftop pool and sundeck to soak up some rays.
Favorite Features: Floor-to-ceiling windows with electric window screens, in-room mixology supplies for preparing your very own craft cocktails
From: $799 nightly
Tower Suite at Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
The Vibe: Enjoy stupendous San Francisco skyline and bay views from this suite’s private roof-deck. It crowns a dramatic tower that rises above a grand dame 1915 hotel in the Claremont Hills, on the Berkeley–Oakland border. It’s an amazing perch for sipping Champagne, watching the sunset, and savoring some of your first kisses as newlyweds. The Fairmont is ideal for active honeymooners, too: there are three heated pools, state-of-the-art tennis courts, a 20,000-square-foot spa, and 22 acres of manicured gardens.
Favorite Features: Expansive 600-square-foot main bedroom and parlor, Le Labo Rose 31 bath products, high-tech media hub and 47-inch LCD TV
From: $869 nightly
Vista Suite at Surf & Sand Resort
The Vibe: Set on a stunning 500-foot stretch of shoreline in artsy Laguna Beach, this mid-century-modern resort tumbles down a hillside, its sunny rooms overlooking the central pool. Have brunch in the acclaimed Splashes restaurant (the smoked-salmon Benedict is delicious) before taking in a couple’s mineral wellness soak and massage in the Aquaterra Spa. The refined Vista Suite has a whirlpool bath and a spacious sundeck with brilliant Pacific Ocean views.
Favorite Features: Dining table and sofa, and on a massive sundeck, goose-down bedding and downy cotton robes, iPod-ready in-room stereos
From: $692 nightly