It’s smoking hot outside! Take a breather and set your sights on Newport Beach in the pristine Orange County area. For the ultimate luxury retreat, take your pick from Valley Girl’s (an Orange County native) top three resorts and hotels in Newport!
The Resort at Pelican Hill
For pure luxury and jaw-dropping ocean vistas, we recommend The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. As part of Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” 2009, Pelican Hill Resort’s accommodations are top-notch with beautifully inspired architecture from Northern Italy. The Resort offers Bungalow guestrooms and Villas, world-class restaurants in classic alfresco settings, a luxurious spa and 36 holes of golf designed by Tom Fazio. The Resort’s location is unbeatable as it is located between the exclusive communities of Laguna Beach and Newport Beach with just a 15 minute drive from Orange County’s John Wayne airport, a 30 minute drive from Long Beach Airport and a 45 minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport.
The Island Hotel Newport Beach
The elegantly appointed Island Hotel Newport Beach is perfect for those who wish to take in the happening atmosphere that radiates in the Newport area. Located just a block from the coveted Fashion Island outdoor mall, ladies who would like to do a little coastal shopping at designer boutiques while vacationing have chosen the right abode. Guests can also take their summer days to the beach (The Newport Beach Pier is within five miles) or stay closer to their home away from home at the azure pool boasting a fireplace and a spa tub. For nightly eats, try Palm Terrace Restaurant, which serves seasonal contemporary American cuisine. For all your luxurious therapeutic needs, book an appointment at The Spa at The Island Hotel.
Balboa Bay Club & Resort
This four-star gem is situated in the heart of the Golden State’s Riviera with breathtaking waterfront surroundings. Being the only full-service hotel located directly on the waterfront, this stay-cation spot is a top choice for visitors, locals and business groups. Balboa Bay Club & Resort is set on 15 stunning bay-front acres in the heart of Newport Beach. The resort features a health club, an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a steam room, and a sauna. Enjoy elegant dining at The First Cabin Restaurant, which is reminiscent of an elegant dining room on a cruise liner and is a dining treasure in Newport Beach.