What are the Newest Luxury Hotels in
California in 2024?

If you’re planning to travel to California, then you’ll want to check out these top 10 brand-new luxury hotels for an extraordinary stay while you travel in this beautiful state.

Traveling to a new location and exploring new cities and landscapes is always an incredible experience. California has everything you could want to see, from ocean views to majestic mountains to captivating forests. Not to mention its iconic cities with endless attractions.  

Choosing to stay at a new and extravagantly designed hotel provides a luxury experience all its own. With stunning architecture, world-class dining, and incredible amenities, staying at a luxury hotel is an experience like no other.

1. The "1" Hotel

Hotel  |  San Francisco

With it’s extraordinary views of the Golden Gate bridge, 1 Hotel San Francisco is a 5-star hotel that recently opened in June 2022 and is completely carbon neutral. This resort focuses on using sustainable practices to deliver superb hospitality while still being eco-friendly. 

The interior design is a combination of rustic and modern. Inspired by nature, this hotel uses natural elements like reclaimed wood and lush plants in its design.  

1 Hotel has an incredible on-site restaurant and offers in-room dining as well. Meals at this resort change seasonally and use locally sourced ingredients to cook its delicious farm-to-table dishes. 

Rooms in this hotel have a perfect skyline view of San Francisco and the Bay, so you can lounge in bed and take in the sight of this gorgeous city.  You can also enjoy a day at their high-class spa which focuses on holistic treatments to nourish the body, mind, and spirit.

2. Conrad Los Angeles

Hotel  |  Los Angeles

Having its grand opening in January 2022, this 5-star hotel in downtown LA is an exceptional piece of modern architecture. 

Spend an afternoon in their luxury spa enjoying a rejuvenating massage and their hot sauna. A large pool on their rooftop terrace allows you to soak up the sun as well as the incredible city views.

The rooftop pool is accompanied by a high-class bar so you can enjoy a cocktail as you look over the buzzing city. Choose between two beautifully designed restaurants and enjoy signature dishes inspired by the fresh ingredients in LA. 

The Conrad is located in the cultural center of the city with theaters, museums, and plenty of places to shop right outside the hotel.

3. Stanly Ranch

Hotel  |  Napa Valey

Located in the idyllic landscapes of Napa Valley, the Stanly Ranch had its grand opening in April of 2022. This hotel combines rustic settings and warm decor to create an intimate setting where you can relax and escape reality. 

Being in California Wine Country, this hotel makes wine on its own property. The Stanly Ranch also has a cattle ranch and an incredible restaurant that cooks up dishes so delicious that you may not want to eat anywhere else. 

Outside you get a stunning view of the Mayacama Mountains, visible from the luxurious pool. Take a dive into the cool water or just lounge poolside and take in the fresh air and gorgeous nature surrounding this resort. 

You can also treat yourself to their spa experience with a full-body massage or facial. No matter how you spend your time here, you’ll leave the Stanly Ranch renewed and refreshed. 


4. Desolation Hotel

Hotel  |  Stateline, Lake Tahoe

Opened in August 2022, the Desolation Hotel takes inspiration from the alpine waters of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding woods. This eco-luxury resort is surrounded by serene outdoors and has designed an interior that is just as tranquil. 

Desolation Hotel has all the modern conveniences you want in a luxury hotel, such as room service, a fitness center and pool, and even a sauna. 

This top resort is a nature lover’s dream. It is a short 3-minute walk to Lake Tahoe and there are state parks, ski resorts, and hiking trails located nearby. 

Inside the hotel is an incredible restaurant and bar. They serve elevated meals and drinks, inspired by the seasons, and crafted with excellence.

5. The Line

Hotel  |  San Fransisco

The Line in San Francisco had its grand opening in September of 2022. This top resort has an upscale contemporary design, on the interior and exterior. 

This hotel offers bike rentals so you can easily explore the surrounding areas, which include San Francisco City Hall and Union Square, as well as dozens of clubs, cafes, and museums. 

The Line is also a pet-friendly hotel so your furry friends can stay with you for free at this resort. A 24-hour gym, room service, and valet parking are some of the other amenities included in your stay.

Rooms here are thoughtfully designed and full of natural light. And you’ll have an amazing view of the city right from your bed.

6 Stay Open

Hotel  |  Venice

Newly opened in the spring of 2022, Stay Open is a top luxury resort that has incredible reviews. 

Located in the free-spirited beach town of Venice, Stay Open sits right along the shoreline. You can walk to Venice Beach in a matter of minutes with Santa Monica Beach and Marina Del Rey Beach just a 10-minute drive away. 

The rooms here have colorful bohemian décor and furnishings, giving this space a fun and playful feel. This resort has a different and unique setup compared to other hotels. The beds are inside private sleeping pods, and there are shared living, kitchen, and bathroom spaces. 

Relax and enjoy the ocean views on their rooftop patio or take a beach cruiser out to explore. This amazing hotel will make your visit to Los Angeles unforgettable.

7. Paloma Resort

Hotel  |  Palm Springs

Opened in June 2022, this luxury resort is inspired by Joshua Tree and filled with vibrant colors and funky décor. The walls in each room are painted with brightly colored cacti and succulents, bringing the spirit of Palm Springs indoors. 

The property has a stunning mountain backdrop and towering palm trees that set the mood for your tropical vacation. The interior has Spanish influences and eclectic art and décor in every room. 

The pool deck is spotted with bright pink umbrellas that cover pool chairs and cozy daybeds, perfect for all-day relaxation. Grab a drink at the poolside bar and spend the afternoon enjoying the warm sun and cool breeze. Their restaurant serves delectable tapas-style dinners made from local ingredients. 

There is no shortage of activities here, from the in-house spa to the putt-putt golf course. This location is also close to mountain trails, waterfalls, canyons, and desert dunes. The Paloma Resort is truly an experience all on its own.

8. Azure Sky Hotel

Hotel  |  Palm Springs

Also located in Palm Springs, the Azure Sky Hotel opened in the spring of 2022. This resort has a classy and minimalist design. Filled with warm tones and natural elements, the interior is designed with a subtle boho style. 

This incredible resort is designed to be a relaxing retreat away from busy lives. Take a dip in the lavish pool, unwind in the hot tub, or spend some time relaxing in the hammock on your private patio. 

This hotel doesn’t even have a TV in the rooms, so you can easily escape the routine of everyday life and enjoy each moment spent on this beautiful property.

9. Fleur Noire Hotel

Hotel  |  Palm Springs

In the desert of Palm Springs is the Fleur Noire Hotel, a small hotel with stunning floral designs decorating the building. This resort houses 21 uniquely designed rooms, each decorated with more of those beautiful floral murals, created by legendary artist Louise Jones. 

The hotel has a dreamy and romantic vibe, both inside and out. Gorgeous colors and thoughtful décor is used inside to create a charming and inviting space. 

The outdoor pool is heated and feels just as whimsical as the rest of this hotel. Pastel pink chairs sit under floral pool umbrellas. The hotel has a fire pit as well, to enjoy in the evenings. 

A clubhouse is open daily as a communal space for guests. Inside is a pantry and there are areas to lounge in, as well as a dining space. There is also a hidden speakeasy behind pink doors in the clubhouse. Go inside to enjoy bubbly champagne and rosé.

10. Kissel Uptown Oakland

Hotel  |  Oakland

This new luxury hotel in Oakland is the perfect place to get away for a weekend or two. 

The Kissel is in the heart of Downtown Oakland. Nearby attractions seem endless and include local theaters, museums, the Oakland Zoo, as well as one-of-a-kind restaurants and cafes. This resort is also located in what is known as “The Hive”, overflowing with bakeries, boutiques, markets, and music venues. 

Enjoy fine dining and inspired cocktails on the rooftop bar as you take in the sight of this stunning city. The interior and the rooms are crafted with an eclectic yet chic style. Paintings from local artists decorate the walls and touches of marble, wood, and unique furnishings create a stunning scene. 

Final Words

These newly opened California hotels are the definition of luxury. From the breathtaking and unique architecture and interior design to the extraordinary bars, restaurants, and pools inside, spending time at these resorts could be a vacation all on their own.