Luxury hotel suites make a statement. What that statement is exactly may vary, but a statement nonetheless. Sometimes it says, “We deserve this vacation and have worked our butts off to get this,” others it may say “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” and still others it may say “I want my mother to know I love her, but just don’t want her staying in my actual home.” Whatever the case, a top-tier hotel suite is a fantastic way to spend time away from your abode and get above it all. We have sampled some of the best in Southern California so you can start convincing whomever you need to, that this trip is worth the expense, even if it’s yourself.
Montage, Catalina Suite
$7,500 / night- Laguna Beach
There’s nothing more spectacular that falling asleep with the sound of the ocean waves crashing against the rocks below you. Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the elegant Montage in Laguna Beach offers a seaside luxury in the heart of Laguna’s artist community. From architecture to art galleries, your stay at the Montage will give you the ultimate cultural experience. The Catalina Suite is the perfect getaway for a weekend of exploration boasting, floor to ceiling glass doors that open to a 700 sq foot balcony with ocean views that span the length of the suite. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, enjoying one of the three gourmet dining restaurants on site, or being pampered at the Montage Spa, this oasis is one getaway that’s not to be missed.
Balboa Bay Resort, Presidential Suite,
$2,800 / night – Newport Beach
If you’re looking to stay waterfront, look no further than the elegant Balboa Bay Resort, located on 15 acres of waterfront in Newport Beach. Not to mention the incredible 3,000 sq foot suite that offers views of Newport Bay from every room, including all three balconies. Can’t you just picture yourself sharing a bottle of wine while watching the sunset each evening on the bay? With the hotel being right on Pacific Coast Highway, you’re minutes from 5 star restaurants and the exciting nightlife Newport has to offer. Looking to make your experience more luxurious? Complete your Coastal Rivera stay with the use of a Maserati when you book the Presidential Suite.
Monarch Beach Resort, Presidential Ocean Suite,
$3449 / night – Dana Point
The perfect local escape, complete with celebrated resort dining, a luxury spa experience, premier golf and sandy beaches. We recommend bringing your whole family to enjoy this beachside stay. With activities from water sports, lawn games, treasure hunts and arts and crafts, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Looking for some alone time with your spouse? Sign your kids up for Caterpillar Club for the day or book a babysitter though the hotel so you can enjoy an evening out for two. If you bring your whole family, be sure to let them know when booking your stay as they provide child size robes and slippers to spoil your little ones the ultimate relaxing experience as well.
Pasea Hotel, Penthouse Suite
$1,900 / night – Huntington Beach
Located in the heart of Huntington Beach just steps from the sandy beaches, this modern coastal oasis is the epitome of laid back luxury, making it the perfect relaxation getaway for two. Relax by the salt water pool and spa that overlook the ocean, or head to the beach courtesy of the beach butlers who will give you a ped-cab ride to the sand. Looking for rejuvenation? Book an experience at the Aarna, a Balinese inspired spa – that offers both indoor and outdoor spa treatments, a eucalyptus steam room and saltwater whirlpool. We recommend the Stress Buster treatment. Sunset at the Tree House lounge is a must, while sipping on specialty craft Mai Tai followed by dinner at Tanner’s overlooking the Pacific Ocean. While we love that the Penthouse suite has 180 degrees of endless ocean views, our favorite unique flavor added to this suite is the custom hand painted guitar that you can use to serenade your love to sleep every night. Don’t wait to leave your furry friend? The Pasea is a pet friendly hotel, allowing dogs up to 50lbs to enjoy their own laid back luxurious vacation.
Hyatt Regency, Presidential Suite
$5,000 / night – Huntington Beach
The quintessential mix of contemporary design meets surfer chic, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa has three luxury suites that will be your new home away from home. Relax each evening with a glass of wine, while enjoying the sunset from the wrap around ocean front balcony or take a walk in the sand while the cool water laps at your feet as this beautiful hotel is only steps from the water. The hotel sits on a beautiful waterfront location, where you’ll find no shortage of fun and relaxing things to do. Spend the day lounging on the beach, try beach cruiser bike rentals or hit the waves with Surf City’s best surf instructors.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa has three Presidential Suites, each with a totally different design concept and each featuring panoramic Pacific Ocean views. These three luxury suites are a unique find in this quintessential beach town, also known as “Surf City,” and typifies the blending of experiences found at the resort – where flip flops and surfboards often rest next to Louboutins and Panameras.