The Montage Laguna Beach resort and the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast earned AAA Five Diamond awards for 2018 for top marks in appearance, amenities and service standards.
Newport Beach’s Lido House hotel, which opened in April, received a Four Diamond award in its first year of business.
The Ranch at Laguna Beach resort earned a Four Diamond award for the first time.
Other area Four Diamond winners include Costa Mesa’s Portfolio Hotel and Avenue of the Arts hotel, Huntington Beach’s Waterfront Beach Resort and Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa, Newport’s Balboa Bay Resort and Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel and Laguna’s Surf & Sand Resort.
AAA awards are based on reviews from field representatives who inspect building exteriors, grounds, rooms and bathrooms, decor, ambiance, amenities, housekeeping, maintenance, management, staff and guest services.