No. of Units: 332 Best Room: Bungalows on the western edge of the peninsula (on Via Capri and on Via Dome) look across the golf course to the ocean.
This Orange County resort with its "stunning scenery" and Palladian architecture is "near perfection for golfers, spa-goers, and foodies." "The over-the-top villas have all the amenities you can imagine," Italian-limestone fireplaces, travertine flooring, wood-beam ceilings, and "truly striking vistas." Play the South Course, one of two golf courses designed by Tom Fazio, and take in oceanview holes. "The most attentive and pleasantly discreet staff you can imagine, without the stuffy arrogance." The Tuscan Andrea restaurant has a pasta room where the humidity is stringently controlled—it’s "like the best Italian restaurant in Italy—only located in the U.S." Explore Newport Beach and its environs with complimentary transportation by the resort’s Cadillac Escalades. A full-service barber shop was added to the spa in 2011.