Top Hotels for a Stay-Cation in Orange County

Rest, Relax and Rejuvenate

Summer may be quickly coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the occasional relaxing weekend at a resort right near your home. Stay-cations are the best way to enjoy a luxurious weekend without going too far. Coastal resorts and hotels from Huntington Beach to Laguna Beach, you are sure to find a place that will give you a break from the week.


Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel

The Huntington Beach hotel right on Pacific Coast Highway has a gorgeous view of the ocean. You can see the waves right from your room, so prepare for your day out in the water. The luxurious hotel offers fantastic amenities that any guest can appreciate, whether you’re a local or not. With surfboard storage, beach cruiser rentals and a surf ambassador available all day you’ll be sure to have everything you need to have the perfect surf experience. Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel is also pet-friendly, so the stay will feel like you never left your home at all. Another great amenity that this hotel has to offer while on your stay-cation is the Pacific Hideaway. The restaurant has a  Huntington native Chef that mixes Latin American and Asian flavors for every meal.


Island Hotel Newport Beach

Get the ultimate feel of luxury during your stay-cation at Island Hotel Newport Beach where you can enjoy all they have to offer. With a flawless view of the Newport Coast, you can wake up with some breakfast in bed feeling completely relaxed. The hotel also offers a 24-hour market where you can get your late-night snacks for any sweet or savory craving. The market in the hotel allows you to feel like you still have the comforts of your own home, while also being pampered. Another fun way to enjoy yourself while escaping your daily to-do list is the Aqua Lounge only walking distance from the pool. This lively lounge has amazing cocktails and a fun environment that is sure to make your stay enjoyable.


The Resort at Pelican Hill

The Resort at Pelican Hill, located in Newport Coast, has a perfect view that will make your stay incredible. One fun activity to enjoy while staying at this resort is a pasta making class that they offer (be sure to call and make a reservation in advance). The Andrea Ristorante Art of Making Pasta class allows you to get in the kitchen and make pasta from scratch. After making the pasta from scratch you then get to enjoy it! The Resort also offers an array of spa activities to make you feel completely rested and rejuvenated for your return back into your regular week.


Inn at Laguna Beach

Right on the Laguna cliffs over looking the beautiful coast makes for the stay-cation not far from your home. With multiple art galleries within walking distance, you are sure to get the local Laguna vibe right away. The Laguna Art Museum hosts events that the entire family can attend almost every weekend. The whole family can enjoy viewing the art just as much as making it at these events. The first Thursday Laguna Art walk will be Sept. 7th where you can get a look at some of the featured artists, and a family art studio Sept. 17th. Another great perk to this classic inn is that it is right next to all of the down town activities so you are sure to be apart of all that Laguna has to offer.


Surf and Sand Resort

Indulge yourself at this beautiful resort right on the beach. The name surf and sand is a perfect description of the resort, with the sand only steps away. You will feel completely relaxed with the sounds of the ocean. A fun way to get away from your everyday stress is to enjoy the resort’s Stay & Board package where you can learn how to stand up paddle or surf. This outing for two offers a fresh lunch prepared by the onsite restaurant, Splashes, that will help fuel you before or after your lesson. Another great advantage to this resort right on the coast is the Laguna Trollies that run every weekend. This allows you to get around much easier anywhere in town. There are multiple stops around the resort, as a well as the Trolly Tracker app that allows you to find where the stops are or if the trollies are on the way.


The Ranch at Laguna Beach

A newer luxury hotel that has come to Laguna Beach gives you an entirely different feel than the common coastal experience. The Ranch is tucked away in the Aliso Creek canyon that makes you feel like you’re in a wilderness environment. The luxury resort focuses on sustainability at their location. The golf course uses the highest-quality recycled water from irrigation by using a reverse-osmosis filtration that makes sure there is no water waste. There is also an onsite organic garden that the in-house restaurant uses for all the meals. There will soon be opportunities for the guests to get a hands-on experience in the garden to get practice for their own garden. Taking time out of your weekend to relax at this luxury resort will make your stay-cation undeniably enjoyable.


Monarch Beach Resort

The Monarch Beach Resort will make any stay-cation the best time away from home. The resort offers so much for all different ways to relax and take some time for yourself. Whether you’re golfing, relaxing in the spa or enjoying a beach hike, you will be sure to feel at ease. A great activity that this spa is offering in the spring is Indo Board classes. You practice yoga on paddle boards in the open ocean; this creates a calming place to let go of all stress. This spa is a perfect place to completely unwind and enjoy all the luxurious life has to offer.


 

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