The Best Luxury Hotels in Orange County
Collected by Kathryn Romeyn , AFAR Contributor
30801 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA
This five-star beachfront hotel toes the line between being a hub of activity and a luxurious, only-in-southern-California hideaway. For restoration, head to the sprawling spa for a customized wellness-oriented treatment or a meditation class....
3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663, USA
Location, location, location—it’s an adage that holds true at Lido House. Opened in 2018, the boutique hotel took over Newport Beach’s former city hall complex—putting it in the center of town and, most notably, right down...
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
You know you’re in Southern California when you have your own “beach bonfire concierge” who brings you warm drinks, blankets, and fresh marshmallows under the stars. Distinctive and without pretense, the Hyatt Regency Huntington...
1600 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802, USA
The first Disney resort built inside one of its theme parks, the Grand Californian puts you in the epicenter of the happiest place on Earth. And being on the inside has its benefits: Hotel guests get extra time at Disneyland before normal visiting...
One Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA
The Monarch Beach Resort feels like one massive beach house, a place that’s mastered California’s particular brand of laid-back luxury. A tram connects the hillside hotel with its private beach club and restaurant, Monarch Bay Club,...
One Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629, USA
Total immersion is the draw of The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, which sits on a bluff 150 feet above the Pacific’s craggy coastline. The hotel delivers Ritz-Carlton’s trademark luxury—two pools with bucolic garden views, beach...
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