Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel Gold Level
Fashion Island, Newport Beach
When your responsibilities are long and you want to get away for the weekend, Orange County offers a true "Desperate Housewives" getaway: upscale shopping, indulgent spa treatments, and a super-plush retreat.
Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau
WHERE TO STAY
Fairmont Newport Beach
$$$ / $$$$
Room rate plus parking
A $32 million dollar renovation has resulted in a sparkling retreat convenient to all the goodies Orange County has to offer. Book on the Fairmont Gold Floor and your experience begins with a private check-in, continuing with complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, all day honor bar and complimentary evening hors d'oeuvres.
In April 2007, the full-service Willow Stream Spa is scheduled to open, so plan to spend some time napping during a massage or facial. Following an evening of cocktails in the Gold Lounge or the hotel's restaurant and lounge, bambu, slip between the Egyptian cotton sheets, goose down duvet and pillow-top mattress for a deep, restorative sleep.
SHOPPING, SHOPPING, SHOPPING
When staying at the Fairmont Newport Beach, you're only ten minutes from the renowned Fashion Island. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Bloomingdale's, stunning architecture and fabulous restaurants set this center apart.
South Coast Plaza
Saks, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales are the anchors here, which is less than ten minutes from the Fairmont. The Rodeo Drive of Orange County, names like Chanel, Hermes, Valentino, Lauren and Armani are all here. A great place to catch a bite to eat whether you're hungry for something like San Francisco's Boudin or Champagne French Bakery Cafe. (If you are here with the kids, you'll also find McDonald's, California Pizza Kitchen and Claim Jumper.)
Corono del Mar
If it's strolling a flower-filled sunny street chock full of boutiques and antique stores, then this is the place you want to head. About fifteen minutes from the Fairmont and dotted with excellent eateries.
If sun worshipping is what you have in mind, you're in luck. Orange County is well known for their fabulous beaches.
Room Rate Key
Rooms Begin At / Room Described
$ - under $199
$$ - $200 - 299
$$$ - $300 - 399
$$$$ - $400 - 499
$$$$$ - $500 and up