Meet the Glittering Jewel of Orange County: The Pendry Newport Beach

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If a sunny escape sounds like the perfect way to embrace summer, look no further than idyllic Newport Beach

Made up of more water than land — with 10 incredible miles of pristine coastline — Newport Beach is a swanky seaside city brimming with both high-end experiences and adrenaline-inducing activities for all. There’s world-class shopping, pampered spa treatments, and relaxing poolside hangs for everyday indulgences; plus breathtaking boats, yachts, and striking sea life (including dolphins, whales, sea otters, and more) should you book an exhilarating zodiac boat tour with Newport Coastal Adventure

Take advantage of the stunning coastline with an epic surf lesson, a charming duffy boat ride, or a leisurely sunset cruise, and unwind at any one of the city’s incredible local eateries (like SET Steak & Sushi at The Pendry Newport Beach or Blue Water Grill) serving up fresh seafood and inventive cocktails around the clock.

For a truly exquisite stay, The Pendry Newport Beach is top-notch in our book, especially since the elegant property just recently completed an impressive $83 million renovation that certainly does not disappoint. Tucked away in the coastal enclave across from Fashion Island, this dazzling hotel is both inviting yet elevated, with thoughtful attention to decor and detail at every turn. The members-only Elwood Club is a big draw for locals looking for curated experiences and private dining perks, while the well-appointed guest rooms and suites are some of the finest we’ve laid eyes on in the area. Accommodations are comfortable yet classic, with spacious vanity and counter space in the bathrooms, sparkling floor-to-ceiling windows, modern sitting areas, and plush amenities that promise a good night’s rest. 

On site, there’s Bar Pendry, the lively lobby bar that effortlessly draws in tourists and locals alike every night of the week, plus tempting restaurants, casual nooks to work and relax in, and a charming pool and fireside hot tub complete with ample lounge and sitting areas for solo travelers and large groups alike. There’s also the newly opened lawn area out front, which we’re told will play host to an array of private events and weddings, as well as a highly-anticipated beer garden come fall. 

For those traveling with little ones, take advantage of Paintbox, the property’s signature children’s club which features all-day activities and evening night out sessions designed to inspire, engage, and entertain young travelers from ages 5-12. With the kids in good hands, parents and caretakers can soak up the lavish amenities on and off-property without any worries.  

Not to be missed is Spa Pendry, a hidden gem on the lower level of the hotel, which makes for the ultimate relaxing oasis thanks to its awe-inspiring treatments for face and body and cryotherapy chamber to boot. The hotel also boasts an expansive fitness center with all of the bells and whistles for those looking to break a sweat, plus weekday morning yoga classes to rejuvenate and awaken the mind, body, and spirit — which is about as quintessentially SoCal as it gets. 

For both an invigorating and indulgent escape, there’s no place else quite like Newport Beach

The Pendry Newport Beach
The Pendry Newport Beach
The Pendry Newport Beach
The Pendry Newport Beach
The Pendry Newport Beach

Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan is a fashion and beauty editor, luxury travel journalist, and on-air host who brings over 18 years of industry experience working for leading publications including Travel + Leisure,,, Lonely Planet, E! Online, StyleCaster, TripSavvy, The Daily, WWD,, Real Simple Magazine, and more. Based in Los Angeles, Jennifer is a seasoned luxur...(Read More)

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