When it comes to rest and relaxation, Orange County is a favorite at Conde Nast Traveler, capturing first and second place in the magazine’s Reader’s Choice list of 2013 Best Southern California Resort Hotels.

The magazine’s readers ranked The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast first on the favorite resorts list followed by the Montage Laguna Beach.

Article Tab: The Resort at Pelican Hill took the top spot in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Reader's Choice list of 2013 Best Southern California Resort Hotels.
The Resort at Pelican Hill took the top spot in Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Reader’s Choice list of 2013 Best Southern California Resort Hotels.
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Four other Orange County luxury hotels also made the top 20 Southern California list including:

• The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel (No. 7)

• The St. Regis Monarch Beach (No. 9)

• Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa (No. 12)

• Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (No. 17)

Orange County also had two hotels on Conde Nast Traveler’s separate list of best overall Southern California hotels.Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach placed 10th and the Blue Lantern Inn in Dana Point ranked 14th.