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Upscale OC has Disneyland, beaches and glitz
Just south of Los Angeles is a land that, not all that long ago, was filled with orchards and small towns, a kind of rural America just minutes from one of the nation's largest cities. Today all of that has changed. The agricultural lands have given way to amusement parks like Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, to upscale beach communities like Newport, Laguna and Balboa Island. There are gleaming new cities like Irvine and some of the nation's top shopping centers like South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.

It all makes for a fascinating place to vacation. Sure, there's a lot of the glitz that you see on TV shows like The OC and Laguna, but there are also the remnants of picturesque small towns -- now more or less neighborhoods lost in a sea of population growth -- and, of course a whole host of famous attractions the whole family will enjoy. High-quality lodgings are available in all parts of the county and, since Orange County is right next door to Los Angeles, The OC is a great choice for your Los Angeles vacation base camp.
Orange County Lodging
(For recommended restaurants and activities, please see below)
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Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA  92629
Ph: 949-661-5000   Fx: 949-661-5358
Email: information@lagunacliffs.com
Perched atop the cliffs of Dana Point, along the beautiful Southern California coast, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, provides an oceanside escape like no other. From deeply romantic retreats to highly-successful business conferences, you'll discover rare luxuries and services to suit all of your needs. Enjoy exquisite dining, first-class accommodations, and a myriad of ocean activities at this exclusive AAA four-diamond resort. Relax in absolute comfort at our premier spa, or spend an afternoon enjoying world-class golf, tennis, swimming/jacuzzi, and we're only a short walk to the harbor's quaint restaurants, and shops.
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The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
686 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
Ph: 714-540-2500   Fx: 714-662-6695
Email: WestinScp.Promotions@westin.com
A stay at the Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa allows you to discover the culture, glamour and excitement of Orange County. Our hotel offers a host of instinctive, personal sensory experiences including music, lighting, even aromatic and botanicals - all intended to soothe and stimulate. Our Costa Mesa hotel is only a short walk to the heart of the Orange County theatre district and South Coast Plaza, with over 280 of the world's great retail stores. The kids will delight in nearby Disneyland Resort®, Knott's Berry Farm and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Enjoy on-site tennis, pool and gym.
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Holiday Inn Express San Clemente
35 Via Pico Plaza
San Clemente, CA  92672
Ph: 800-315-2621   Fx: 949-498-4840
Email: res.hiesc@dknhotels.com
The newly renovated Holiday Inn Express San Clemente beautifully combines modern comforts and friendly service with historic Spanish Mission-style architecture and surroundings. The charming hotel offers a convenient location, close proximity to the famous San Clemente beaches, pier and Downtown, and modern amenities at an unbeatable value. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free WiFi internet access, an outdoor heated pool, a modern fitness room, a business center, and spacious guest rooms. The hotel also offers a modern boardroom and 2400 square foot of banquet space, perfectly equipped for your next event!
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Hampton Inn & Suites San Clemente
2481 S. El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA  92672
Ph: 800-308-5306   Fx: 949-366-1030
Email: Res.HISC@dknhotels.com
Welcome to the San Clemente Hampton Inn & Suites, an all-suite boutique hotel located in the quaint coastal town of San Clemente, California. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless internet access, spacious rooms, and friendly service in our charming boutique-style hotel. Jacuzzi-Suites, and suites with views of the ocean or the adjacent golf course are available. We're conveniently located within close proximity to the San Clemente beaches, pier, and downtown area. Experience the charm of coastal Southern California at the Hampton Inn & Suites California!
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Holiday Inn - Anaheim
1240 S. Walnut
Anaheim, CA  92802
Ph: 714-535-0300   Fx: 714-491-8953
Located adjacent to the world famous Disneyland® Park, Disney's California Adventure® and Downtown Disney®, our hotel's front doors open to a world of endless fun. Walk to Disneyland® Resort or ride the Anaheim Resort Transit shuttle. Enjoy sunny beaches; shopping; Universal Studios; Anaheim Ducks' NHL hockey; Discovery Science Center and Knott's Berry Farm, with thrilling roller coaster rides. Don't forget to treat your taste buds to delectable meals and cocktails at our trendy, full-service Onyx Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy our fitness center; outdoor pool and hot tub; free Internet access; Business Center and 3,400-square-feet of meeting space.
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Ayres Hotel - Anaheim
2550 E. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA  92806
Ph: 714-634-2106   Fx: 714-634-2108
Experience a unique boutique hotel in Anaheim, California. Designed with European stone, climbing ivy and gas lanterns, our distinctive Anaheim hotel exudes a warm ambience surrounded by the action of Anaheim. Ayres Hotel Anaheim is steps from the Honda Center, Angel Stadium, and The Grove of Anaheim, and 2 miles from Disneyland Resort, California's Adventure and Anaheim Convention Center. Whether visiting for a family vacation or a business meeting, our beautiful Anaheim hotel offers a mix of classic and cool.
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Carousel Inn and Suites
1530 S. Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA  92802
Ph: 800-854-6767   Fx: 714-772-9960
Email: Reservations@CarouselInnandSuites.com
Carousel Inn and Suites is a premier boutique hotel, conveniently located in the heart of the Anaheim Resort and just 100 yards away from the footbridge to Disneyland and Disneys California Adventure Park. Carousel Inn and Suites offers a variety of exquisitely furnished Guest Rooms and Guest Suites, some with Bunk Beds, to accommodate up to 8-10 Guests. Enjoy leisurely afternoons by our unique Rooftop Pool with panoramic skyline views and magnificent fireworks display at night. With its breathtaking views of the parks, luxurious amenities and superior hospitality you will enjoy an easy and unforgettable getaway in Anaheim.
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Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim
Resort/Convention Center
2085 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA  92802
Ph: 714-750-3000   Fx: 714-750-3002
Whether you're visiting Orange County, California for business or pleasure, you'll find luxurious accommodations at the Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim Resort / Convention Center hotel located adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center and 1½ blocks from Disneyland® Resort and Disney's California Adventure® Park. Opened in March 2006, the premium, full-service Doubletree Guest Suites hotel features Tuscan-inspired décor with contemporary flair, elegantly appointed suites, 7,500 square feet of event space, and high tech amenities and services.
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Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA  92840
Ph: 714-750-1234   Fx: 714-740-0465
Reward yourself with luxurious lodging at Hyatt Regency Orange County. Whether for business or vacation, our inviting hotel makes any visit a success. Enjoy a free shuttle to/from Disneyland® Resort, and easy access to the Anaheim Convention Center, Honda Center and Angel Stadium. Just a short drive away, area beaches, shopping outlets and attractions offer hours of leisure fun. Easily accessible from all four airports, this Anaheim convention center hotel features spacious suites with beautiful views. Take advantage of amenities, including pools, tennis and unique Kids Suites - where children get their own sleep/play space.
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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA  92648

Shimmering views of the Pacific and luxurious amenities await you at the oceanfront Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. This stunning, Spanish-inspired hotel in Huntington Beach will delight your every sense, with pampering spa treatments, irresistible restaurants, ocean adventures and superior service. Enjoy the endless activities you will find at our resort - including a heated pool, direct access to the beach, surf pros, biking, Camp Hyatt and more. Explore Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and the Aquarium, all within easy reach of this most remarkable of Huntington Beach hotels.
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Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA  92614
Ph: 949-975-1234   Fx: 949-852-1574
Reward yourself and discover the outstanding service and amenities that have made us the only Irvine hotel to earn the AAA Four-Diamond award - from impeccable attention to detail to impressive facilities for our business and vacationing guests. The prime setting of our stylish hotel lets you easily explore all this area offers - tour Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, cheer on the Angels or Ducks, boutique-hop through some of the countrys most upscale retail shops or relax on nearby beaches. Enjoy everything from our 24-hour StayFit gym, to the outdoor pool and jacuzzi, complimentary bikes and lighted tennis court.
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Laguna Beach House
475 N. Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
Ph: 800-297-0007   
Following a $1.5 million reinvention of all guest rooms and public spaces, an expanded pool deck and brand new meeting space - guests of Laguna Beach House will be immediately immersed into Southern California Surf Culture. Chic coastal décor and vintage furniture create the look and feel of an open, airy beach cottage. Our convenient location is within a short walking distance to Main Beach and downtown Laguna Beach. Enjoy complimentary coffee at daybreak, nightly wine hour at sunset and cookies and milk before bedtime. All the comforts of home amidst the calming breeze of the Pacific Ocean.
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The Inn at Laguna Beach
211 N Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA  92651
Ph: 949-497-9722   Fx: 949-497-9972
Experience a luxury boutique escape in the heart of Laguna Beach, with the finest art galleries, shopping, dining and nightlife just steps from your door. Blending the style of a timeless beach bungalow with the modern comforts of today, 70 newly-appointed guest rooms and suites await you. Plus, no Resort Fee! Wake up to a variety of European artisan pastries and traditional favorites. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner from legendary Las Brisas, a Southern California landmark. Offering intimate spaces, personalized service and one of the only meeting rooms in Laguna Beach with a breathtaking ocean view and open terrace.
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Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Hotel
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA  92660
Ph: 949-729-1234   Fx: 949-644-1552
Our resort hotel boasts spacious guestrooms with plush Grand beds and European linens, state-of-the art meeting rooms, superior dining and unparalleled service. Entertain clients on our onsite golf course. Swim in one of our sparkling pools. Explore Disneyland with the family. Make memories that will last a lifetime at our luxurious hotel, uniquely set to afford magnificent views of Californias sparkling coastline. Whether your passion is world-class shopping, dining, or the performing arts - you will find it here, onsite or just moments from our hotel. For work or play, we invite you to experience uncompromising hospitality.
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Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach
2300 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA  92663
Ph: 800-308-5401   Fx: 949-631-5659
Email: Res.HINB@dknhotels.com
Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, and an unbeatable location on world-famous Pacific Coast Highway at the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach! Conveniently located right across the Newport Beach harbor, you are close to local attractions like Balboa Island, Fashion Island, beaches, and all the excitement that Newport Beach has to offer. Our spacious guest rooms feature a well-lit work area with desk, cable TV with premium channels, coffee maker, and free WiFi internet access. Stay in shape in our fitness room, or take a splash in our newly renovated pool! Our friendly staff hopes to welcome you soon!
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Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA  92660
Ph: 866-440-3375   Fx: 949-640-5055
Discover unparalleled beauty and relaxing luxury at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa. Retreat to an elegant guest room, and enjoy sweeping Pacific views, a vibrant decor, and plush furnishings. Bring to life your most ambitious visions with sophisticated technology and our extraordinary catering services. Then escape to the tranquility of Pure Blu our all-new spa which soothes the soul with exclusive treatments, private cabanas, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. And if you can bear to leave our luxurious Newport Beach hotel, discover championship golf, colorful attractions, and world-class shopping nearby.
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Casa Tropicana Boutique Beachfront Inn
610 Avenida Victoria
San Clemente, CA  92672
Ph: 800-492-1245   
Email: info@casatropicana.com
Casa Tropicana - Your romantic California beach getaway in San Clemente, Orange County. Well-appointed rooms are steps from the beach and pier in historic San Clemente California. Discover our smart little Orange County beach hotel, featuring comfortable bed and breakfast guestrooms, beautiful ocean view inn accommodations and just a short drive from any Southern California location. Located in Orange County, CA, Casa Tropicana Boutique Beach Front Inn is the ideal, laid-back-beachy ocean view hotel -- spend a romantic weekend, grab a quick coastal getaway or stay local with a beach staycation.
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Hampton Inn and Suites Santa Ana/Orange
County Airport
2720 Hotel Terrace Drive
Santa Ana, CA  92705
Ph: 714-556-3838   Fx: 714-241-1008
Newly renovated Hampton Inn and Suites is conveniently located in Santa Ana, California, in the heart of Orange County business area. It is just minutes away from Orange County's John Wayne Airport, corporate offices, Disneyland, beaches and the many attractions of Orange County famous coastline. All of our 122 rooms are Deluxe Suites providing full amenities such as microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, free wireless high speed internet access, flat screen TV and in-room movies. Enjoy our complimentary hot buffet breakfast.
Recommended Activities
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South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
Ph: 800-782-8888   
South Coast Plaza is more than just a shopping center. It is a luxury destination filled with exclusive shopping and events and surrounded by art, shows, music, and other entertainment, which include: The Orange County Performing Arts Center; Segerstrom Center For the Arts; South Coast Repertory; California Scenario; Sculpture Garden; Orange County Museum of Art satellite store and South Coast Plaza Village. South Coast Plaza is the "Ultimate Shopping Resort" and is located within minutes of many of Southern California's finest beaches, museums, and theme parks.
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Knotts Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard.
Buena Park, CA  90620
Ph: 714-220-5200   
What was once an actual berry farm is now 160 acres of world class rides, unique family shows and one of a kind attractions. At America's favorite theme park, experience GhostRider the world's best wooden roller coaster, Supreme Scream, 30-stories up, 3 seconds down and the high-octane thrill of Xcelerator, rated the world's best launch coaster, sending riders 0-80 in 2.3 seconds. For a different type of thrill, stroll on over to Camp Snoopy, home to the beloved PEANUTS gang. Camp Snoopy is an interactive, participatory experience.
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