thestylegroup’s luxury style awards for best of california resorts, hotels and spas are based on luxury in twenty-two key style areas:
1. architecture; 2. design style; 3. service; 4. culinary arts style; 5. furniture; 6. sound; 7. bedding style; 8. bathroom style; 9. fabrics & linens; 10. landscape style; 11. activities; 12. lobby and common areas; 13. floor treatments; 14. wall treatments; 15. artwork; 16. accessories and details; 17. pool area; 18. gym; 19. robes/slippers; 20. comfort and cleanliness 21. amenities and mini-bar; 22. spa style

Best of Northern California Best of Southern California
Post Ranch Inn Big Sur   Ojai Valley Inn and Spa   Ritz Carlton Huntington
Ventana Inn Big Sur   Bacara Resort and Spa   Luxe Rodeo Beverly Hills
Mandarin Oriental San Francisco   Raffles L'ermitage Beverly Hills   Hotel del Coronado
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn Spa   Four Seasons Beverly Hills   Viceroy
Kenwood Inn Spa   San Ysidro Ranch   Givenchy Spa
The Huntington Hotel and Nob Hill Spa San Francisco   La Valencia   The Graciela
W San Francisco   Rancho Valencia   Two Bunch Palms
Hotel Rex San Francisco   St. Regis Los Angeles   The Lodge at Torrey Pines
    St. Regis Monarch Beach   Lodge at Rancho Mirage
    W Los Angeles   Amadeus Spa