All Inclusive Resorts in California

California is one of the most amazing destinations in the world, and all-inclusive resorts are a great way to experience everything that the state has to offer without the hassle of planning. Whether you're a romantic couple looking for a cozy getaway or a family looking for some fun in the sun, California's all-inclusive resorts have something for everyone. Imagine relaxing on a beautiful beach, sipping a cold drink, or exploring the stunning coastline, all while being pampered with world-class amenities and services.

From the breathtaking views of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara to the luxurious island escape at Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego, California's all-inclusive resorts offer an unforgettable experience. 

A request we get quite often is to review the best all-inclusive resorts in California. And we have been hesitant to do this because there really have been very few authentic Californian all-inclusive resorts to speak of.

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When I say authentic I mean in the inclusive style  you know, with all drinks, beach activities, entertainment and the like we often associate with the Caribbean, Mexican and European All Inclusive resorts. 

Best All Inclusive Resorts in California

There are many resorts California all-inclusive resort equivalents, which offer something close to the Caribbean version.  They are definitely varied here - on the beach, in the desert, great golf, great spas, Disney, SeaWorld and more.

Below are some of our favorite resorts. Some are luxury, some are great for family vacations, and some are very good while not breaking the bank.

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe (five-star Lake Tahoe ski and lake all Inclusive Resort)
  2. Terranea Resort ( Palos Verdes all-inclusive resort)
  3. Hyland Inn Near Legoland (Best affordable-all inclusive)
  4. The Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa (family friendly-all-inclusive golf resort)
  5. Hotel Drisco Pacific Heights (family friendly-all-inclusive)
  6. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa (family friendly-all-inclusive)
  7. The Clement Palo Alto (Top Ranked five star all-inclusive)
  8. Montage Laguna Beach (Best Laguna Beach All-inclusive)

Of course not all these resorts provide all-you-can-eat food beverages, spa treatments activities, beach club etc. unless they are included in the packages they offer. This is California! Check out the full reviews here to find out more:

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All Inclusive Beach Resorts In California

If it is an all-inclusive beach resort you are looking for in California, check out these great options. Many of these have all-inclusive packages available you can find by following the links below each review.  The list includes  all-inclusive resorts from  Southern California to all-inclusive resorts in and around Francisco.

California Resorts

Malibu, California All Inclusive Resorts

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Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, with the salty ocean breeze blowing through your hair as you step out onto your private balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. That's just one of the many perks of staying at an all-inclusive resort in Malibu, California. With top-notch amenities like beach access, luxurious spas, and mouth-watering dining options, these resorts offer the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence. And let's not forget the stunning views of Malibu's breathtaking coastline, which are sure to take your breath away. So why settle for an ordinary vacation when you can experience the ultimate in luxury at one of Malibu's unique all-inclusive resorts?

Family All Inclusive Resorts in California

Legoland Hotel at Legoland California Resort

This may not have been the first place to come to mind, but the all-inclusive credentials are there (in a relative sense)  Packages include free 2nd Day  Hopper Tickets. What a great inclusion for your next Southern California vacation! Also get 2nd Day free at Lego land tickets, Your choice of LEGO-themed room, full breakfast daily, Special welcome gift for the kids, nightly shows, dance parties and much more!

Legoland Hotel at Legoland California Resort, Carlsbad California

Legoland Resort is all family and all Lego. You are definitely fully immersed here in the Lego theme and what a blast for the kids!

The Legoland Hotel is a destination in itself. It's right at the entrance of Legoland and all the rooms are Lego themed. You can choose your theme - Pirate, Kingdom or Adventure. The rooms have 2 separate sleeping areas with the child area having bunk beds and more. 

Staying here gives you early access into Legoland. There's also children's entertainment every night, interactive lego features like a Castle Play Area, a family restaurant and buffet. There's actually a buffet just for kids. 

It looks like an amazing place and we've never come across anything so child focused in all the resorts we've reviewed around the world.

Get more information and see the latest reviews for Legoland Hotel.

VIDEO: LEGOLAND California Resort


Inclusive Luxury in Santa Barbara

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Are you dreaming of a vacation filled with sun, sand, and sea? Look no further than the stunning destination of Santa Barbara, California. Nestled on the Southern California coast, this vibrant city offers everything from breathtaking cliffs and beaches to a thriving arts scene and rich history and culture. 

In this article, I'll be taking a closer look at two of Santa Barbara's top resorts: The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and The Fess Parker - A Doubletree by Hilton Resort Santa Barbara. I'll be highlighting their unique features, pros and cons, and providing some alternative destinations to consider. So sit back, relax, and let's dive into the world of luxury travel in Santa Barbara.

California Adults only all-inclusive resorts 

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California offers a diverse range of travel experiences, from the beaches of San Diego to the wine country of Napa Valley. For those seeking a relaxing and luxurious getaway, California's adult-only, all-inclusive resorts provide the perfect escape.

These resorts offer a variety of activities and amenities, including spa treatments, farm-to-table dining, and eco-friendly practices, all designed with adults in mind. Among these top-tier resorts is the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, known for its breathtaking views and unparalleled culinary excellence. Whether you're looking for a romantic retreat or a weekend getaway with friends, California's adult-only all-inclusive resorts offer the perfect blend of relaxation and luxury.

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Palm Springs All Inclusive Resorts

If you are looking for an all-inclusive resort in Palm Springs, check out our reviews in of Palm Springs resorts. You can always put together an all-inclusive package using the tools on our deals page.

Palm Springs is a great spot if you're looking for a great family vacation, or a spa and golf resort. It's another hot spot for resorts in California. Here is one of the great 4-star resorts:

Miramonte Resort & Spa 

Nestled in the heart of the Palm Springs valley, the Miramonte Resort & Spa Indian Wells offers a luxury getaway that is both relaxing and invigorating. This four-star resort boasts 36 holes of golf, two outdoor pools, an on-site spa, and exceptional dining options. Whether you're looking to hit the links or indulge in a spa treatment, the Miramonte Resort & Spa has something for everyone. With spacious rooms and an array of amenities, this resort is the ideal destination for those seeking a luxurious and rejuvenating escape in Southern California.


California's all-inclusive spa resorts 

Welcome to the world of California's all-inclusive spa resorts! These luxurious retreats offer a range of spa treatments, wellness activities, and outdoor adventures, all in one convenient package. Whether you're seeking a peaceful garden setting, a desert oasis, or an oceanfront retreat, California's all-inclusive spa resorts provide the ultimate indulgence.

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From world-class resorts nestled in the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains to oceanfront retreats on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California's all-inclusive spa resorts are a dream come true for anyone seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. With everything taken care of, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ultimate indulgence. So, join us on a journey through California's top all-inclusive spa resorts, and let yourself be pampered like never before.

All-Inclusive Resorts In Northern California

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Looking for an escape to nature with all the luxury and relaxation you could ask for? Look no further than Northern California's all-inclusive resorts. With stunning natural beauty, rich cultural attractions, and top-of-the-line amenities, these resorts offer the perfect balance of adventure and pampering. From the lush vineyards of Napa to the rugged coastlines of Mendocino, there's a resort to suit every taste. Join us as we explore some of the best all-inclusive resorts Northern California has to offer.


Lake Tahoe All Inclusive Resorts

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Lake Tahoe is a versatile destination offering great skiing in the winter and beautiful nature activities in the summer. It definitely has some of the great resorts in California. 

Summer: Lake Tahoe Resorts

Winter: Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

The Landing Resort & Spa

The Landing Resort and Spa is a great resort choice for both the warm season and the ski season. It's right on Lake Tahoe and also has a shuttle to Heavenly Ski Resort. Many have called it the best resort in Lake Tahoe. 

More on The Landing Resort (general review).

More on The Landing Resort - ski resort review


To view more resorts in California, see the menu on the right or visit luxury resorts in California to see the really special ones. 


All Inclusive Honeymoon in California

California offers a wide variety of all-inclusive honeymoon destinations that cater to every type of couple. In this article, we'll join Sarah, a freelance writer from New York, on her all-inclusive honeymoon adventure in California. Sarah and her best friend explored some of the top places in California, discovering luxurious resorts, breathtaking landscapes, and exciting outdoor adventures. So, whether you're looking for a romantic beach escape, a mountain getaway, or a wine-tasting tour, Sarah has you covered with her first-hand experiences and insights. Get ready to be transported to the most stunning all-inclusive honeymoon destinations in California.

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If you are specifically looking for a destination Californian wedding and looking to contain the expenses with some sort of all-inclusive format than many of the resorts on this page and linked to this page will do that for you.  Or you may like to check out some of these all-inclusive honeymoon resort destinations. 

Disneyland Resorts in Anaheim

If you're going on vacation with your family and would like to visit Disneyland, there are some great resorts right on the Disneyland property. Along with the resort, you get special early entry, great pools with waterslides, meals with characters and more. 

Have a look at the 3 different Disneyland Resort options. 


We have recently come to see all-inclusive as more of a marketing tool. All resorts have inclusions and exclusions and come in different shapes and sizes depending on the economic conditions and desires of the desires of the visitors, which is often shaped by advertising. That said there are definitely some resorts in California which are more authentically all-inclusive than others. Those resorts that meet with traditional expectations are the ones we will focus on in this review. 

About the Authors—Sarah, Mark and Ricky

Sarah loves to check out all-inclusive resorts and find great packages and report about what real travelers are saying, Sarah is an indicative character created for the purpose of providing insights uncovered during our research.  These reviews are indicative of others first-hand experiences using our research methodology designed to uncover the best  (as opposed to those that are simply marketed as the best).

While our reviews are founded on real accounts and stories and thoroughly researched do your own research and exercise your best judgment when making travel decisions. And keep in mind all-inclusive packages are always changing.