Rate key per night (before tax):
$ = less than $124
$$= $125 to $199
$$$= $200 to $299
$$$$= $300 and up
Set right on the waterfront on 15 acres, facing the Newport Harbor. There's a private beach resort next door, but don't be confused. It's for members only, not hotel guests.
Bay Shores Peninsula
Not quite a beachfront hotel, but it's 75 paces to a sandy public beach and 50 feet to the Pacific Ocean
Crystal Cove Beach CottagesA collection of restored historic cottages right on the beach in Crystal Cove State Park. They're very popular and the state has an unusual reservation schedule. Read about how to make reservations.
Inn at Laguna Beach
Located next to Main Beach, with beach and ocean views. Close to shopping, restaurants and galleries.Not quite right on the beach, but on the cliff just above it.
Laguna Riviera Beach Resort
It's on the beach, but not all rooms here have ocean views, and only some are air conditioned. Reserve carefully.
A high-end, full service resort
Newport Beach Hotel
Built in a former railroad station, on the boardwalk of the Newport Pier
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel
Romantic location atop a cliff and just above the beach.
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
On the coast. Nature trails, accessible by resort tram only, lead to a 6.1-acre beach and exclusive access to a private beach club
Sunset Cove Villas
Not exactly a hotel, but better, Sunset Cove is a collection of villas sitting right above the beach, with a private access.