|In Orange County, California, lavish resorts and hotels beckon discerning travelers with an array of uber amenities, attractive locales and extraordinary services|
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (February 25, 2020) Known around the world as “The OC,” Orange County, California is synonymous with laid-back luxury. With its casual sophistication and coastal locale, The OC attracts discerning travelers seeking premium comforts combined with a breezy, Southern California vibe. It’s no wonder, then, that families and other travelers in need of some extra space — or just the comforts of a fine home — look to Orange County’s resorts and hotels for a choice of the sweetest suites.
Newport Beach: Inspired by the grand villas that dot the Italian countryside,
The Resort at Pelican Hill also infuses the spirit of Southern California style by flawlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces. Boasting commanding views of the Pacific Ocean, the resort offers an array of pied-a-terre hideaways ranging from 1,600 square-feet to more than 3,500 square-feet.
Amenities, which vary depending on the suite, include multiple bedrooms, separate sitting areas and dining rooms, en suite baths with soaking tubs and walk-in showers, fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, private terraces and ocean views. In addition to suites, the resort offers two to four-bedroom fully appointed villas.
For shopping enthusiasts who want to stay in style, Fashion Island Hotel is an ideal home base as it’s located adjacent to a cache of designer shops and boutiques located at Fashion Island Shopping Center. The hotel’s luxurious suites and apartment-style flats feature stunning views of the incredible Orange County coastline. Guests can take advantage of the property’s Island Club to enhance upgraded amenities, and comfortable living room-style gathering spaces to relax and unwind.
Adding to the luxurious accommodation options in Newport Beach, Newport Beach Marriott offers suites with picturesque ocean views and private balconies with easy access to Fashion Island, Balboa Island and Pacific Coast Highway, the original long and winding road, which connects all of Orange County’s beach communities. Additionally, the Newport Marriott Bayview is an all-suite family hotel providing an array of suite options situated along Newport Beach’s Back Bay. One, two and two-bedroom connecting suites can host up to five guests, are stylishly appointed and feature amenities like a Pelton bike in the Wellness Suite.
Costa Mesa: The Costa Mesa Marriott is located in the heart of Orange County and houses only one-bedroom suites ideally suited for traveling families. Each suite features an expansive view of the city from a walkout balcony. The hotel is across the street from the largest luxury shopping center on the West Coast of the United States called South Coast Plaza. In walking distance to various restaurants, OC beaches and more importantly to the world-class Segerstrom Center of Arts home of the “Lion King Musical.”
Irvine: On the heels of a recent lobby to penthouse renovation, the Marriott Irvine Spectrum offers commanding views and several lodging options for families, including a two-bedroom suite that can accommodate up to six people with its own kitchen and living area.
Guests at this level are privy to Club M access, which includes a complimentary light breakfast with evening hors d’oeuvres and is open round-the-clock.
Hotel Irvine is conveniently located near the John Wayne Airport in Irvine. Hotel Irvine stays tech-savvy by offering a virtual Concierge. Guests can utilize Reach Me Concierge any time during their stay and need only send a text with any request. The hotel offers a variety of suites with the apartment-style Presidential Suite offering an oversized living room area and a dining table that seats up to eight.
Anaheim: Guests can stay at the happiest place on earth in luxury and elegance at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Influenced by the rustic yet majestic lodges of California’s Yosemite National Park, the Grand Californian has been recently updated and inspires Disney magic at every turn. One, two and three-bedroom suites offer expansive living spaces and large bedrooms. Guests can dine at the elegant and award-winning restaurant Napa Rose right on the property.
Flights and Ground Transportation
Getting to coastal Orange County is an easy feat for domestic travelers with flights arriving daily from all parts of the U.S. as well as nonstop international flights from Canada and Mexico. John Wayne International Airport (SNA) is located just off the 405 Freeway and is a quick jaunt in either direction of Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Connecting flights from major international airports include San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and other hubs.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), located 35 miles north of The OC, offers more than 900 nonstop daily flights from 59 cities in 30 countries, including flights from Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi, Saudi Airlines 3 weekly flights from Jeddah and Emirates Airlines, which travel also to San Francisco Airport (SFO). Upon arrival at LAX, it’s just a 45-minute drive south to The OC with Huntington Beach being the closest coastal community and Dana Point being the furthest.
A car or private driver is the most convenient and flexible way to explore Southern California. Orange County Airport offers eight on-site rental car companies and 14 more off-site with pick-ups and drop-offs at the terminal; rental cars are also widely available throughout The OC and at LAX. Those who don’t wish to drive can arrange a private car and driver or utilize Uber or Lyft, to conveniently summon a driver to any place, any time of day.