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Over 1,000 copies sold.
Updated by the authors every year.
This brand new and fully updated 2013 edition features:
Over 150 of the best hotels along PCH
50 top hotels in Napa, Sonoma, & Paso Robles wine country
8 maps showing locations from Seattle to San Diego
Photos of all our own favorite hotels with links to longer website reviews
Full contact details for all hotels
Index of places, alphabetically and geographically
Hotels, Inns, Motels etc
There are accommodation choices in all the main towns and cities along the Pacific Coast Highway, including Seattle, San Francisco, Big Sur, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. Listings are rated in three categories: Expensive, Moderate, and Budget. Full contact details are given, along with a summary of the hotel's facilities. The authors have highlighted the accommodation they have chosen as their Personal Favorites from the hotels they have stayed in.
Eight maps show locations of places with recommended hotels from Seattle to San Diego: two for Washington, two for Oregon, and four for California.
The guide contains 30 photos of accommodation chosen as Personal Favorites by the authors.
Mike Gerrard and Donna Dailey have won several awards for their travel writing, including a Benjamin Franklin Award for a guidebook to Paris. Donna has won an award from the Visit USA association and several awards from the British Guild of Travel Writers, including runner-up as their Travel Writer of the Year. Mike is one of the Press Gazette's 50 Most Influential Travel Journalists in the UK, and was recently chosen as the AITO Online Travel Writer of the Year. They have written guidebooks for almost every major travel guide publisher, including National Geographic, Dorling Kindersley, Michelin, AA, AAA, Fodor's, New Holland, Berlitz, Insight, and many more. Mike has written guides to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District for the AA, while Donna has written driving guides to Scotland and Ireland for Thomas Cook.
Mike and Donna also publish the Beyond Travel guides, whose titles include Corfu and Beyond, Lyon and Beyond, Bordeaux and Beyond, Toulouse and Beyond, Montpellier and Beyond, and Marseille and Beyond, all available for the Kindle.
In addition to their Pacific Coast Highway Travel website, they also publish the Beyond London Travel and Greece Travel Secrets websites.
Review of the 2013 Kindle Edition
"At long last I am finally going to California in May. As this a very big ticket, bucket list trip for me all the way from Ireland I certainly do not want it to spoiled by making any wrong choices accommodation wise. Mike and his wife Donna have huge experience of all kinds of lodgings along this route and have kindly shared that knowledge in this priceless guide. I am now perfectly happy with my selection and wildly excited about my trip of a lifetime."