The Best Hotels to Book in Fresno, California

Deep in the San Joaquin Valley, between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you’ll find the charming city of Fresno
Deep in the San Joaquin Valley, between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you’ll find the charming city of Fresno | © Gary Crabbe / Enlightened Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Judy Cogan

Life in Fresno centers around a vibrant arts scene, the local student population, and agriculture. In the spring, stroll along the beautiful 62mi (100km) Blossom Trail. Come summer, head to the town’s fruit stands – overflowing with strawberries, peaches, and oranges – known as the Fresno County Fruit Trail. Beyond, you’ll find contemporary American and Mexican works at the renowned Fresno Art Museum, as well as the famed nearby Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. We’ve put together a rundown of the best places to stay in Fresno for an unforgettable trip.

1. Hotel Piccadilly

Boutique Hotel

The outdoor pool area at the Hotel Piccadilly is fringed by red-leafed hedges and includes rattan sun loungers and other seating areas
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The original, award-winning boutique hotel in Fresno sits in 7.5 acres (3ha) of landscaped gardens and has a lot going for it: a nine-hole putting green, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa for starters. The 184 guest rooms include pet-friendly king doubles with an outdoor dog relief area and Keurig coffee makers for early walkies. The on-site Mochuelo restaurant is a real gem serving authentic Spanish tapas, craft cocktails, and local tap beers. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is 10mi (16km) away.

2. DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center

Chain Hotel

A simple beige-toned hotel room with a double bed, a dresser, a flat screen TV, a writing desk, an armchair and city views at the DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center.
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Comfortable rooms center on a cavernous light-flooded lobby at the Fresno Convention Center. Perks include 24-hour reception, an on-site Pizza Hut (handy after a day of exploring) and a Java Stop serving Starbucks coffee for grab-and-go mornings. Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a 15-minute drive, plus there’s an airport shuttle. Don’t forget to take a dip in the outdoor pool.

3. Sonesta ES Suites Fresno

Suite Hotel

The fenced outdoor pool area with its bright blue sun loungers at the Sonesta ES Suites Fresno.
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This all-suite hotel in the middle of Fresno somehow makes you feel like you’re housesitting for a wealthy relative in a quiet Californian neighborhood. Outside, you’ll find a glorious pool flanked by turquoise sun loungers, and inside, there’s a decent gym. Hang out in the Nest, Sonesta’s version of a communal living room with a TV and comfy sofas. The hotel is also wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly. From here, you can easily visit California State University – Fresno (CSU Fresno) and Kings River, or go hiking in Sequoia National Park.

4. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fresno Riverpark

Suite Hotel

A simple hotel room with a gray patterned accent wall, cherry wood furniture, a king bed and a lime-green armchair at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fresno Riverpark.
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You’ll find this dog-friendly Fresno hotel located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, just a short drive from CSU Fresno and Fresno Chaffee Zoo. The hotel strikes the perfect balance between value and creature comforts. Rooms are clean and modern with ample space, while suites come with deep-soak tubs. Breakfast is included and varies from bagels to eggs and bacon, plus fresh fruit juice and cereal. Enjoy the outdoor pool, gym, and restaurant when you’re not out sightseeing.

5. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fresno

Suite Hotel

The outdoor pool patio at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fresno as the sun sets in the distance.
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The huge outdoor pool here is a peaceful place to spend a day sunbathing. Inside, this Fresno hotel sparkles from top to bottom. King rooms and suites are both plush and functional, complete with living room space and a kitchenette. Hit the 24-hour gym before enjoying the complimentary hot breakfast. The location gives easy access to Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks.

6. Sequoia View Vineyard on Cedar View Winery

Suite Hotel

Winter sun over vineyard in Central California United States
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You’ve got to spend at least one night at a California winery. Wake up at the Sequoia View Vineyard, overlooking the 20-acre (8ha) estate. Three beautifully decorated suites with private entrances and baths make up the accommodation at one of the best hotels near Fresno. Each one boasts incredible views of Sequoia National Park. Stop by the winery for a complimentary tasting session on weekends; their Alicante Bouschet is the one to try.

7. Hyatt Place Fresno

Chain Hotel

A simple, contemporary hotel suite with a king bed, hardwood floors, a writing desk and a lounge area with a comfortable couch at Hyatt Place Fresno.
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With a Hyatt hotel, you know your stay is going to be a cut above functional. The lobby paves the way for the stylish interiors – with its exposed stone walls and Scandi-esque furniture. The 126 rooms come with high-quality bedding and a “cozy corner” living area, plus there’s a large, light-flooded indoor pool downstairs. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, served in a homey kitchen each morning, before setting off on day trips to nearby Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

8. Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno

Suite Hotel

The entrance and car pool at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno lit up after dusk.
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If a basketball court and billiards room top your Fresno hotel checklist, you’re in luck at Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno. Add an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a gym – and you’re in an amenities paradise. This all-suite hotel sits in a quiet neighborhood in north Fresno, close to the Yosemite Freeway and downtown. Rooms boast full-sized kitchens, ideal for families and extended stays, as well as extremely comfortable signature bedding. Breakfast is included, pet-friendly rooms are available and the airport is only 10mi (16km) away.

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