Need to know
23, including six suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible subject to availability; if a room is not ready, guests can make use of the pool and public areas.
Double rooms from $181.30, excluding tax at 14.195 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $16.00 per room per night on check-out and an additional local city tax of $2.50 per room per night on check-out.
Rates usually include Continental breakfast with home-made breads and pastries, muffins, quiches, fresh fruit, cereals, Equator Coffee, and freshly-squeezed juices.
Built in the early 1900s, the property was designed by two of California’s top architects of the time, Frank Miller and Arthur Benton, for Frank’s wife Marion. The hotel was revamped in the 2016 with the help of British interior designer, Martyn Lawrence-Bullard.
At the hotel
Spa, gardens, and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Samsung TV, air-conditioning, a minibar filled with free iced tea and orange juice, and Cowshed bath products.
Our favourite rooms
The hotel’s most exclusive room, the Bungalow is a private villa-style property, set in a its own secluded section of the hotel’s gardens. Within, the 700sq ft suite is decorated in Martyn Lawrence-Bullard’s colourful fabrics and wallpapers; and outside, there’s a comfy hammock on the balcony for swinging (no, not that kind) and sea views.
Set amid potted-plants and palm trees, the heated outdoor pool overlooks the Pacific and is surrounded by cushion-lined stone loungers.
Before selecting your pampering package, choose between the intimate indoor spa and the outdoor treatment area which overlooks the ocean and has a private bath tub. A Swedish or hot-stone massage will knead away any knots and the papaya-salt scrub will invigorate your skin; or, grab your beloved and book a couples treatment: a relaxing massage for two followed by a long soak in an ocean-facing jetted tub.
The more swimwear you can stash into your bag the better, but save some space for local artwork picked up in town.
Although none of the rooms are specially adapted, the public areas of the hotel are wheelchair accessible, and there’s a lift to help guests with mobility issues access the pool.
Petite pooches weighing less than 40 pounds are welcome fory for US$100 a stay. There are special outdoor spaces for pets and the hotel can provide bowls and water, treats and waste bags. Your dog must be kept on a leash outside your room. See more pet-friendly hotels in Orange County.
This is a grown-up getaway for guests aged 18 and over.