“The OC knows Hotels”

Shown is the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel. Costa Mesa hotels topped the O.C. market for November occupancy at 76 percent, compared with 69 percent in 2012.
Orange County hotels headed into the holidays in November with two-thirds of their rooms occupied and rates up a healthy 4 percent over November 2012, reported PKF Consulting in Los Angeles.

Costa Mesa topped the market for occupancy, with 76 percent of the city’s hotels full, compared with 69 percent in November a year earlier. Countywide occupancy averaged 67.7 percent.

Three areas saw their room rates top $200 a night in November. Newport Beach hotels averaged $206.38 nightly, up from $191.36 in November 2012. South Orange County rates averaged $202.27, an increase from $194.54 the year before. Huntington Beach came in at $220.54 a night, versus an average rate of $186.90 in 2012.


“Normally, November is not the best month of the year for the hospitality industry because people don’t travel that month, but 67 percent is a good November,” said Bruce Baltin, a senior vice president at PKF. “Overall it was a very good year for Orange County, and November just continued it. Source: OC Register