The Apple Farm!
This is technically not in SoCal but I'm sharing it anyway because it's a cute place to visit if you are in the area!
So, in December, my mom, god-mom and I visited San Luis Obispo to visit my brother and support him at his basketball game! We are always like trying new hotels(especially the ones that are nice but with great deals)! We found this hotel called the Apple Farm and instantly fell in love! It basically feels like a little home away from home! Our room was located in the main building which I really loved because since it was December, it was completely decorated with all sorts of Christmas decorations(Btw, I LOVE Christmas)! Also, being in the main building just gave a more homey feel.
It was so close to Cal Poly SLO, which was perfect since that's where my brother plays and right down the street the other way, is downtown SLO, which is my favorite!! There are so many cute shops, food places, the cutest ice cream emporium and so many unique and adorable boutiques.
Another thing about the Apple Farm, they give you cookies at check-in, you can get free apple cider in the lobby and they have a restaurant and bakery on the grounds! I can literally go on and on but the last thing I am going to say is if you ever take a getaway to SLO(which you totally should!), make sure to make this hotel one that you try! Btw, I definitely have more hotels in SLO to tell you about!
For great hotel deals check:
1. Groupon(my fave)