The Best Hotels to Book in Redding, California

Gaia Hotel & Spa is a tranquil oasis perfect for a weekend of self-care
Gaia Hotel & Spa is a tranquil oasis perfect for a weekend of self-care | © Gaia Hotel & Spa Redding, Ascend Hotel Collection / Expedia
Rikki Ward

Outdoor adventures abound when you visit Redding, CA. Located almost smack in the middle of Mt Shasta and Lassen Peak, Redding is the perfect launching pad for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and cavern spelunking. Turtle Bay Exploration Park lets you get up close and personal with some local critters and the Sundial Bridge is an architectural marvel to behold (physics buffs welcome). Whether you’re doing a solo trip, traveling with family, want to be pampered, or just need the basics, there are accommodations to fit every type of Redding visit. To make your trip easier, here are the best hotels in Redding, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Americana Modern Hotel, for keeping it simple


Leather couch and chairs in a room with a blue wall and another wall with an American flag painted on at Americana Modern Hotel
© Americana Modern Hotel / Expedia

If you want a little local flavor with your outdoor vacation, a stay in this industrial-chic hotel puts you right in downtown Redding, close to loads of cute shops and restaurants. From the Hearth Kitchen and Pie Shop is just steps away. Try the heavenly brioche breakfast sandwich in the morning, and come back later for the seared ahi bowl. Some rooms have handy kitchenettes if you don’t feel like cooking, though. This Redding hotel is also pet friendly (canines and kitties welcome), and gives you plenty of space to bring the whole family along for the fun.

2. Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge, for a little luxury

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Cream couch in a light-filled room with a table and chair, a coffee table, a TV and a large window at Sheraton Redding Hotel
© Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge / Expedia

Just on the other side of the Sundial Bridge (yes, it actually works as a sundial), the Sheraton is an ideal place to stay for those wanting to get acquainted with this Redding icon. The rooms and wide variety of suites are decorated in a subdued but sophisticated palette that feels natural, which you’ll find calming as you sink into your pillowtop mattress. Many have leafy balconies, and better yet, some have views of the bridge. Mosaic, the on-site restaurant, offers heated outdoor seating on multiple patios. You’ll enjoy the food, too – it’s Cali cuisine with a wine country twist.

3. Hampton Inn & Suites Redding, for getting into nature

Chain Hotel, Suite Hotel

A double bed with a wooden headboard, a desk, a dresser and a TV in a room with a grey carpet at Hampton Inn & Suites Redding
© Hampton Inn & Suites Redding / Expedia

Always wanted to see a red fox, barn owl, or California Desert Tortoise up close? All of these, plus 61 other animals native to California, are on view at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, just a 5-minute drive away from this Redding hotel. You can pretend you’re a North American Beaver as you splash around in the hotel’s elegant outdoor pool, and we bet you’ll be squirrelling away snacks for later from the generous (and free) breakfast buffet.

4. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Redding, for four-legged friends

Chain Hotel, Suite Hotel

A double bed, a green chair, a writing desk and a dresser in a room at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Redding
© Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Redding / Expedia

Pet friendly, with traditionally decorated rooms and suites, this is a comfortable and reasonably priced spot to launch a trip with your four-legged buddy. Shasta Caverns is a 20-minute drive away while Iron Mountain Swim Hole, a great place for you and the pup to cool down on hot days, is just 17 minutes away. If you don’t want to go that far, the hotel’s outdoor pool has a wonderful view of the mountains, but sadly dogs aren’t allowed in. Or, hike along the Sacramento River and Keswick Reservoir starting at the Keswick Dam Trailhead, just 9 minutes away. When you’re back, check into a Garden Tub suite, and soak in the deep bath: your aching muscles will thank you for it.

5. Hilton Garden Inn Redding, for views of the Sacramento River

Chain Hotel

Two double beds with wooden headboards in a room with a patterned carpet at Hilton Garden Inn Redding
© Hilton Garden Inn Redding / Expedia

The mighty Sacramento River is a sight to behold. A stay in this Redding hotel gives you unbeatable views of this force of nature. The King Bed Guest Room on the top floor has spectacular panoramas of the river, but when you look inside the room, you’ll find a helpful microwave and mini fridge to store your snacks from the hotel mini-mart. There are also laundry facilities on site, so if you find yourself muddy from outdoor exploration, you won’t have to stay that way for long – especially if you’re taking the free shuttle to Sacramento Airport shortly after your stay.

6. Gaia Hotel & Spa Redding, for treating yourself

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Leafy grounds and pond at Gaia Hotel & Spa Redding, Ascend Hotel Collection
© Gaia Hotel & Spa Redding, Ascend Hotel Collection / Expedia

Who says rugged outdoor explorers can’t also enjoy some self-care? This spa hotel in nearby Anderson – 10m (16km) south of Redding – named after Mother Earth herself, will take good care of you. Treat yourself to a hot stone or deep tissue massage, then go for a herb-infused facial to awaken your skin. Throw in the Farm House Fresh CBD add-on to your treatment for a very NoCal twist. After a rest on your private patio overlooking the leafy grounds of the resort, head down to the Woodside Grill for some healthy farm-to-table American fare, but save room for the sinful Gaia’s Guilty Pleasure dessert. Take an after-dinner stroll around the lagoon and then turn in for a restful night, being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the nearby Sacramento River.

7. TownePlace Suites Redding, for a longer stay

Suite Hotel, Chain Hotel

A double bed in a room with a lime-green accent wall at TownePlace Suites Redding
© TownePlace Suites Redding / Expedia

If you plan to stay in Redding a little longer than a few days, bring the whole family and hunker down here. Offering pet-friendly two-bedroom suites with full kitchens stocked with all the essentials, this hotel in Redding offers a comfortable and functional place to set up camp for a spell. If you find yourself hankering for a really good cup of coffee, Stirring Coffeehouse is just 2 minutes away. There’s plenty more in the local area, too – just check the TowneMap mural in the lobby before you leave.

8. Comfort Suites Redding, for the whole family

Suite Hotel, Chain Hotel

Living space with a blue couch and orange chairs facing a fireplace and flatscreen TV at Comfort Suites Redding
© Comfort Suites Redding / Expedia

If you’re taking the fam on a trip, this Redding hotel will suit you down to the ground. The spacious suites all feature a coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator, great for refueling in between trips to the fun-filled Waterworks Park, 3 minutes away. Thrill-seekers can enjoy rides like the Dragon and the Cyclone. Less adrenaline-inclined folk can splash around in the Cowabunga Beach Wave Pool or Activity Pool. When you get back, visit the hotel’s cozy cabin-like indoor pool for one final dip, before washing off the chlorine in your suite’s bathtub.

9. Oxford Suites Redding, for a sociable stay

Chain Hotel, Suite Hotel

Outdoor couches with orange pillows and a pool behind a railing at Oxford Suites Redding
© Oxford Suites Redding / Expedia

A hotel that offers a nightly reception always brings good vibes. This Redding hotel offers a fun reception Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30-9:30. Beer, wine, appetizers, and soft drinks are available in the Bistro at no cost to Oxford Members. Take your drink outside to the poolside patio and enjoy it al fresco with your new friends – the pool is in the hotel’s central courtyard, so you won’t need to go far to get back to your room. When hunger strikes, Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant is just 3 minutes away. Enchiladas de mole plus a top-shelf margarita is a tasty end to a terrific day.

10. Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn, for a budget break

Chain Hotel

A double bed, a grey L-shaped couch, a wooden divider, a desk and a chair at Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn
© Best Western Plus Hilltop Inn / Expedia

Whiskeytown National Recreation is just 15 minutes away from this Redding hotel. After a day spent hiking to Whiskeytown Falls, or mountain-biking along the Mount Shasta Mine Loop Trail, you’re bound to be a little sleepy. Luckily, this cheerfully-colored cheap hotel offers a sweet outdoor pool (and hot tub) with plenty of room for lounging. Kick off those dusty boots and dip your toes in the water for some well-earned relaxation.

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