The Best Hotels to Book Near the Auto Club Speedway, California

Watch the races at the Auto Club Speedway in California
Watch the races at the Auto Club Speedway in California | © ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo
Matt Charlton

You can have fun, fun, fun ‘til your daddy takes the T-Bird away at this racetrack, which opened in 1994 and was built on the site of an old steel mill. Stay near the Auto Club Speedway at one of these hotels, now bookable with Culture Trip.

Once your need for speed is satisfied, you’ll notice that you find yourself right on the edge of the City of Angels – with all the famous sites including Long Beach, Little Venice, West Hollywood and even the original Disneyland within driving distance. Now, you just need somewhere to base yourself to explore it all – and we’ve got you covered.

1. Ayres Hotel Ontario Mills Mall


Ayres Hotel Ontario Mills Mall
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Immerse yourself in the relaxed Cali lifestyle at this well-appointed, friendly, casual and cozy offering. The suites – tastefully decked out in muted tones reminiscent of the beach – have minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, plus flat-screen TVs. The generous amenities include a beautiful courtyard with a firepit, a plush lobby with a fireplace, a complimentary full American breakfast – you know that’s going to be generous – an outdoor pool and hot tub and a 24-hour airport shuttle service.

2. Azure Hotel and Suites


Azure Hotel and Suites
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This family-owned hotel can be found just off Interstate 10, a 4-minute walk from the Ontario Convention Center – and 1mi(1.6km) from Ontario International Airport. You can also catch a hockey game or concert at Toyota Arena or pop over to Victoria Gardens mall, which offers movies and dining year-round. The welcoming, traditional rooms feature free wifi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. There’s also a complimentary breakfast, a pool, a restaurant and an airport shuttle for you to make use of during your stay here.

3. Hotel Seville Ontario


Hotel Seville Ontario
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Orange you glad you chose a hotel with a Sevillian name? Gotcha. The optimal location of this modern motel boasts all the luxuries of Los Angeles minus its traffic, hassles and expenses. Since an extensive refurbishment, the well-equipped rooms now have comfy beds, a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker and, of course, air conditioning for those California summers. There’s an outdoor pool and a generous complimentary continental breakfast here to enjoy, too.

4. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa


Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa
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Your jaw might drop slightly when you arrive at this impressive resort – perched on the edge of the beautiful and tranquil Lake Arrowhead. The luxurious rooms with warm decor offer a real taste of upscale Americana – and that theme continues in the rest of the building, adorned with wood and sumptuous finishes. Amenities include a casual restaurant, a cocktail lounge, a gym, a huge heated outdoor pool and an indulgent spa.

5. Pacific Palms Resort

Resort, Hotel

Pacific Palms Resort
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Just 25mi (40km) from downtown LA, you’ll find this imposing building nestled amongst the San Gabriel Mountains – and the resort’s extensive grounds, which include a 36-hole golf course. Everything about this place is high-end, with luxurious accommodation offering floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies and cozy bedding. Other amenities include a hilltop pool, a hot tub, a spa and a gym – plus an Asian restaurant and an upscale steak/seafood house with some serious views.

6. Hotel Casa 425 and Lounge


Hotel Casa 425 and Lounge
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This incredibly chic hotel – housed inside a mission-style building – is to be found in the heart of buzzing Claremont Village. Choose a room such as the Deluxe King, and enjoy orthopedic mattresses, oversized bathtubs, doors that open onto an atrium overlooking a picturesque courtyard – all finished in a sleek and luxurious manner, with muted tones and leather accents. The hotel’s amenities include a bike-borrowing service, a continental breakfast and the aforementioned picturesque courtyard, featuring fire pits.

7. The North Shore Inn

Boutique Hotel

The North Shore Inn
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​​If you’re looking for a luxurious alpine lodge vibe in the middle of California, you’re in the right place. With gorgeous mountain views of Lake Gregory and Crestline that will take your breath away, this boutique offering makes you feel special – with individually decorated rooms featuring plush bedding, elegant fixtures and fittings, and a home-away-from-home feel. Only moments from Arrowhead, Twin Peaks and Blue Jay, this hotel is quite the find.

8. Mission Inn Hotel & Spa


Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
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Dating from 1876 – basically the Stone Age in US terms – this glorious Spanish Mission-style is romantic, enchanting and wonderfully indulgent. They also do a pretty good line in restaurants, with six to choose from, including a Mexican cuisine and tequila bar, an Italian trattoria, an excellent steak and seafood restaurant and a plain-ol’ California offering. The rooms – traditional and tremendous – have all the luxury trimmings, and other amenities include a gym and, of course, a cupcake shop.

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