Hotels in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach topped 90% occupancy in July, according to a monthly report from Los Angeles-based CBRE Hotels.
Huntington was tops at 90.6%, up from 77.5% year-over-year; Newport was down a smidge to 90.3%, from 92.8% in July 2017.
Anaheim essentially made the cut at 89.9%, down a tick from 90.7% last year.
The other four submarkets—Costa Mesa, the John Wayne Airport area, North OC and South OC—were each at least 84.8% full for the month.
80% is considered the “full occupancy” line for hotels as a whole.
Hotels boom in the summer months as travelers come to the county; the airport reported Friday that July passenger traffic was 991,000, up 8% year-over-year.
Other metrics for hotel industry health continue to climb as well: average daily rates in July were $224 countywide, up 3.2%; revenue per available room was up 2.9% to $199.
Newport Beach had the highest ADR at $390 and the highest RevPAR at $352. No. 2 Huntington Beach’s numbers were $359 for ADR and $325 for RevPAR in the month.