Hotels in Orange County
This Tuscan-inspired resort has a refined atmosphere, thanks to details like a Dale Chihuly sculpture collection, plus, at 535 square feet, the largest standard rooms in Orange County.
Stay right on the beach at the affordable hotel, whose once-shabby rooms have been nicely renovated; many still contain full kitchens.
Formerly the Four Seasons Newport Beach.
Montage aims for an experience you might find in Positano, crisp service and the smell of the surf. The location is exceptional: 240 rooms on 30 acres with a panoramic view of the Pacific.
The 29 airy rooms, decorated in neutral creams and beiges, are situated on a bluff above the harbor, and many have views of the Pacific. French doors open to the ocean air in the downstairs sunroom, where a breakfast of artichoke quiche and fluffy pancakes is served.
Disneyland's choicest digs, done in traditional Craftsman style. In addition to kid- and adult-friendly fare, California Adventure Park is just a turnstile away. Everybody wins.
On a bluff between L.A. and San Diego, the Ritz-Carlton offers surfing lessons and a Healthy Taste menu for kids. For adults, the property boasts beachy-hued rooms and a serious spa.
Opened in 2008, The Resort at Pelican Hill redefined the upscale Orange County enclave of Newport Beach as a world-class destination.
In 2010, the Spanish-inspired La Casa del Camino, in arty Laguna Beach, launched the Casa Surf Project, 10 one-of-a-kind suites dedicated to surf culture.
Mediterranean-style resort with a casual vibe and unbeatable access to the secluded 930-foot Bluebird Beach.
Room to Book: Those in the Towers Building are the largest.
A collection of Mission-style buildings with Pacific views make up this well-rounded, affordable family-friendly resort (activities include kayaking, fishing, and biking)
Many of the 28 basic rooms, set among palms and gardens, have wood-burning fireplaces and ocean views. Continental breakfast is served every morning on a pretty patio.