Pelican Hill: one of three OC resorts to get 5 stars from Forbes

Pelican Hill: one of three OC resorts to get 5 stars from Forbes

Three Orange County resorts have earned Five Star rankings in the Forbes Travel Guide.

Montage Laguna Beach, the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, and the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point are on the group’s 2015 list.

Montage also got five stars for its Spa Montage and Studio restaurant, making it one of only seven properties on the list to be “triple five-star rated.”

The Spa at Pelican Hill and Spa Gaucin at the St. Regis also earned five stars.

Montage was praised for blending an “arts-and-crafts style with the luxury of a full-service resort,” along with having 20 treatment rooms at the spa, and fresh California cuisine at Studio.

Pelican Hill was noted for “tranquility and beauty” at the resort itself, and a eucalyptus steam room at its spa.

St. Regis’ marble floors, and a deep tissue massage at the spa, received favorable mentions.

Forbes Travel Guide said its annual rankings are based on “up to 800 objective criteria.”