Four upscale hotels in Orange County, California have been awarded the distinction as one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top 500 World’s Best Hotels in their January 2011 issue. This is the travel magazine’s ninth year of compiling readers votes determining the best hotels around the world. Let’s take a closer look at these four Orange County gems.
Orange County Top Hotels – Montage Laguna Beach
This beautiful coastal retreat nestled along the Pacific Ocean is the perfect location to get away from it all. The Montage Laguna Beach offers stunning views of the ocean, gorgeous turn-of-the-century decor and attentive hospitality. Guests are treated to lavish accommodations that include such amenities as 100-percent Fili Casa Egyptian combed cotton luxurious terry towels, cozy bathrobes, bathrooms with marble accents and a deep soak tub, Internet access, flat-screen television and DVD player. The resort boasts a truly amazing pool area overlooking the ocean which includes poolside cabanas with flat screen televisions. Treat yourself to a getaway to remember at the Montage Laguna Beach. Doubles start at $895 per night.
30801 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Orange County Top Hotels -The Resort at Pelican Hill
Pelican Hill Resort is a new resort in Southern California that features 204 bungalow guest rooms as well as 128 villas. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this gorgeous Tuscan-inspired resort with stunning architecture is located just 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport. Guest room amenities include wood beam ceilings, 42 to 50-inch flat-screen televisions with DVD player, Internet access, plush bathrobes and slippers, tasteful Italian linens, and a granite wet bar. Make sure to take in a round of golf on one of the two championship 18-hole courses or treat yourself at the luxurious spa with 22 private treatment rooms. Doubles range from $695.
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, California 92657
Orange County Top Hotels -Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The epitome of attentive hospitality and well-appointed accommodations, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sets the bar high as a premium travel destination. Upon arrival you are immediately greeted with an elegant ambiance as you step into the lobby that carries through to your guest rooms. Amenities include goose-down comforters and pillows as well as feather beds and 400-count Egyptian cotton linens, 42-inch flat screen plasma televisions, DVD players, wireless Internet, marble bathrooms with double sinks and individual climate controls. Doubles start at $425 per night.
Orange County Top Hotels -St. Regis Monarch Beach
Another Southern California coastal resort, St. Regis Monarch Beach offers memorable views of the Pacific Ocean amidst a tranquil setting. The St. Regis is California’s only Forbes Five-Star resort and is situated in Dana Point. Guests to St. Regis will be treated to such amenities as a beautiful Tuscan-style decor with plantation shutters, 42-inch LCD television and DVD player, Remede toiletries, goose-down comforters, turndown services, comfy bathrobes and twice-daily housekeeping. The resort focuses on every detail to make your stay pleasant. Doubles range from $675 per night.
Travel + Leisure magazine, January 2011