Luxury Resort & Spa: You've been shamefully hooked on the OC for the past two seasons—tuning in each week, even catching a re-run or two, to see what life is like for the Cohens and their enviable, yet tormented, group of friends and enemies. Now, your curiosity has got the best of you. You're going to Laguna Beach, where having to wait an extra five minutes for your iced skim-milk, double vanilla latte is the worst thing that can happen to you in a day. Montage Laguna Beach is the perfect venue for living out your OC fantasy. You'll live it up like a real West Coast primadonna at this beachfront retreat, which features 250 guestrooms, 60 of which are suites ranging from 800 to 2,800 square feet and 20 beach bungalow-style rooms.
Luxuriously appointed with elegant turn-of-the-century styled dark wood furnishings and crown molding, period light fixtures, muted color schemes, private balconies with a spectacular ocean view, and authentic artwork by noted California artists, the Montage is sure to exceed the expectations of any Orange County debutante (or a wannabe from Schenectady). As only it should be, your room comes standard with a marble bathroom with an oversized tub, separate shower with shaving mirror, lavish bath amenities and candles (for when you want to reenact a scene from the OC), 100% cotton Irish-woven towels, plush bath robes, feather-top beds with 400-threadcount bed linens and goose down pillows.
After you're done envisioning yourself wrapped in your plush robe, sipping a glass of wine while catching a soft breeze from the Pacific, you can plan the rest of your stay at Montage. Beyond the luxuries of your opulent suite, you'll enjoy star treatment while dining at Studio, one of Montage's premium restaurants, which is situated on a 50-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific and featuring Chef Boyce's trademark cuisine- a modern French-style with California influences. In addition, 1,800 wine selections are offered from around the globe, with an emphasis on benchmark and up-and-coming wineries. What California vacation is complete without an herbal or hydrotherapy treatment? The Montage spa offers comprehensive programs and a la carte services ranging from body treatments to fitness consultation and classes such as aerobics, beachside Yoga and Tai Chi.