I'm a native Californian, north and south. I travel widely for work and occasionally for a vacation.
I much prefer an apartment or house to a hotel, because I like to cook and enjoy the comforts of a home.
My idea of visiting-bliss is a quiet place to rest my head, natural light, wifi, a working kitchen. Oh, and a firm mattress! I'm thrilled if there's a grocery store nearby. Easy parking or public transport is a big plus, too. If you have a garden or deck, I'm really in heaven.