A Hotel for Every Mood at California’s Four Sisters Inns Collection

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Newport Beach Hotel. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Classic, artisan, modern. Find each style within the Four Sisters Inns collection of 16 extraordinary boutique inns and hotels located in California’s most spectacular destinations. For more than 40 years, Four Sisters Inns have invited guests to retreat, indulge, and relax in settings filled with comfort and charm. Offering luxury, gracious service, and unique amenities, Four Sisters Inns are special; from town to country, each has become a haven for travelers seeking architecture, history, location, and character. 

It all began in 1976 when the Post family, at the urging of their four teen daughters, opened their home, the spectacular Green Gables Inn on the shores of Monterey Bay, to guests on a limited basis. Taken by the warmth of innkeeping, the family refined hospitality to an art, carefully selecting inns for their collection. Today, with locations in the most desirable regions of California, and architecture ranging from Victorian, to French country, to Cape Cod Beach, each Four Sisters Inn combines inviting décor with exceptional service and amenities. 

From a truly traditional bed-and-breakfast, to Tuscan-style luxury, to hip and stylish, the inns run the gamut. Many rooms feature fireplaces, jetted spa tubs, and breathtaking views. Most include a bountiful breakfast buffet and afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres. Pick a favorite or plan a California road trip and try them all. From North to South:

Green Gables Inn, Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza: Built in 1901, this classic California inn is located right on historic Healdsburg Plaza. Summer concerts, antique fairs, and holiday tree lightings all take place right outside the door. Guests are surrounded by stylish shops, galleries, wine tasting rooms and superb restaurants, and the beautiful Alexander and Russian River Valleys are just a short drive away.

Kenwood Inn & Spa: Located in Sonoma Wine Country’s fabled Valley of the Moon, this tranquil Mediterranean-style hideaway sits on more than two-and-a-half peaceful acres, surrounded by vineyards, orchards, and ancient oaks. The lush grounds are meticulously landscaped with greenery and flowers, three courtyards, a sparkling pool, two hot tubs, and fountains.

Gaige House + Ryokan: This stylish retreat in charming Glen Ellen features an Asian modernist style with separate Zen suites inspired by traditional Japanese inns. Accents include garden pagodas and Buddha art in many guestrooms, each inspired by traditional Japanese inns.

Gaige House + Ryokan Zen Suite, Glen Ellen. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Inn at Sonoma: Conveniently located just two blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza, the Inn at Sonoma features 19 well-appointed guestrooms in the main building, and 8 in the adjacent Vintners Cottage. Part of the Four Sisters Inns Modern Collection, rooms feature an updated, sophisticated take on the traditional inn.

Lavender: Lavender brings a touch of Provence to Napa. Intimate and luxuriously cozy, the inn combines the warm colors of the French countryside with contemporary design elements to create a vibrant setting that blends old and new. A lovely heritage home is the centerpiece of the inn’s four buildings; a wraparound porch and enclosed veranda provide an ideal breakfast spot.

Lavender, Napa Valley. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Maison Fleurie: Three lovely buildings situated on half an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens comprise the Maison Fleurie. Finely crafted furniture, rich fabrics, and a huge brick fireplace lend ambiance to the historic main building. Borrow bicycles for a ride through charming Yountville and the Napa Valley. The pool and oversized hot tub will welcome you back after a full day of exploration.

Maison Fleurie Dining Room, Napa Valley. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa: Hidden on three verdant acres overlooking the idyllic Napa River, Milliken Creek Inn & Spa offers five-star luxury with sophisticated service and style in a tranquil, intimate ambiance. Thoughtful touches invite pampering and romance with flickering fireplaces, canopy beds with the finest linens, rain showers, and oversized hydrotherapy tubs.

Milliken Creek Inn & Spa, Napa Valley. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

West Cliff Inn: This distinctive Santa Cruz bed and breakfast inn is situated on a bluff across from Cowell’s Beach and the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The Victorian inn features breezy, coastal-inspired decor, rattan furnishings with a mix of recycled woods, and locally found artisan accessories. Walk to the historic Beach Boardwalk, bike along the water or shop at the most eclectic stores in California.

Green Gables Inn: A perennial on just about every list of best inns in California, Green Gables Inn is a meticulously restored 1888 gem with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. Guests appreciate the inn’s one-of-a-kind good looks, and its unparalleled location adjacent to the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail–ideal for walking or biking with a Pacific view.  

Gosby House Inn: This Pacific Grove inn has been welcoming guests for more than 100 years. This cheerful yellow and white Victorian mansion features carefully tended gardens and a central patio. Restaurants, shops and a scenic shoreline walking and biking path are just a few blocks away.

Coachman’s Inn: One of the newest locations to be added to the Four Sisters Inn Collection, the Coachman’s Inn resembles a small hotel rather than a bed-and-breakfast inn. Find 30 spacious comfortable guestrooms, a friendly, knowledgeable staff, and thoughtful amenities. Step out the front door to experience all of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s varied charms: boutiques, restaurants, galleries and wine tasting rooms.

Channel Road Inn: Located in the coastal community of Santa Monica, the Channel Road Inn offers a tempting alternative to big-city accommodations in the Los Angeles area. Many rooms in this finely crafted, centrally-located historic inn offer fireplaces, balconies, or a peek of the ocean. A central living room, warmed by a flickering fireplace, is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of wine after a day of sightseeing.

Channel Road Inn Sitting Room, Santa Monica. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Channel Road Inn Superior Guest Room. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Inn at Playa del Rey: With a location convenient to Los Angeles attractions, inn guests can easily access world-class museums, shopping, restaurants and corporate offices, walk to the beach, or pedal the nearby 30-mile bicycle path on one of the inn’s bikes. This bed and breakfast has been the recipient of the Condé Nast Gold Award, voted ‘One of the Ten Best Urban Inns’ by Forbes.com, and has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the past five years.

Casa 425: This stylish boutique hotel and lounge opens onto a vibrant courtyard in the heart of the lively Claremont Village. Located on the town square, within steps of fine restaurants, cafes, nightlife, boutiques, art galleries and the prestigious Claremont Colleges, Casa 425 is the only sophisticated boutique hotel in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

Casa 425 Courtyard, Claremont Village. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns

Newport Beach Hotel: Part of the Chic Hotel Collection, this hotel is located in the heart of one of California’s most popular beach settings. Ideal for guests who enjoy being surrounded by an eclectic beach scene as well as an exciting nightlife, and just steps from the sand, the hotel features coastal-inspired décor and complimentary use of use of bicycles and beach toys.

Blue Lantern Inn: Listed as a Top U.S. Seaside Inn by Travel and Leisure Magazine and featured on the Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List, this elegant and inviting inn features fabulous views of the Pacific from just about every window. Dramatically located on a bluff above the Dana Point Yacht Harbor, the was featured on The Today Show as one of the most affordable beach resorts.

Wai’ ula’ ula: This private luxury 2100 square foot condominium in Mauna Kea, Hawaii is a three-bedroom, three bathroom wonder with beautiful views of the Kohala coastline and the Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. The spacious kitchen, living and dining areas open to an expansive deck with an outdoor kitchen.

Find more information on each, and book reservations here.

Blue Lantern Inn Breakfast, Dana Point. Photo courtesy of Four Sisters Inns