Where to Stay This Thanksgiving in Newport Beach
There’s something magical about being home for the holidays, but if it’s sunshine and a sea breeze you crave, there’s no better place to get away than Newport Beach. Spend your Thanksgiving break with us, and get a taste of the SoCal lifestyle this fall! Our leaves may not change colors, but we sure know how to make you feel right at home. Check out this list of suites and vacation rentals in Newport Beach—your Thanksgiving escape awaits!
For a “suite” escape, consider booking your stay at the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview. This all-suite hotel sits on the water’s edge of the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, offering families a peaceful place to spend the holidays. Each suite features plush bedding, fresh linens, stylish decor, marble bathrooms and private balconies. You can also upgrade to a spacious family suite that sleeps five or a wellness suite equipped with a Peloton bike. During your stay, spend time exploring the Back Bay’s nature trails, lounging by the pool and cozying up around the hotel’s fire pits.
The Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel is conveniently located near John Wayne Airport and features 56 coastal-chic suites—perfect for a family getaway. Book a Deluxe Suite (one king bed, one sofa bed and a living room), an Executive Suite (one king bed, one sofa bed and a balcony) or the Presidential Suite for even more living space. Guests can also enjoy perks and amenities like a rooftop pool, an outdoor patio with a fireplace, an on-site restaurant, shuttle service to and from the airport, a fitness center, and basketball and tennis courts.
New to the Newport Beach scene is VEA Newport Beach—a “social sanctuary” situated in the center of it all. This beautiful, newly redesigned hotel is just minutes from Fashion Island, so you can get some holiday shopping done during your Thanksgiving vacation. If you’re traveling with more than one person, reserve one of VEA’s sumptuous suites, like the Cosmopolitan Retreat—a two- to four-bedroom suite with a fully equipped kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of living space. We also love the residential bi-level Spyglass Suite for its sweeping ocean views, private balcony, kitchenette, dining room and powder room.
Traveling with kids? Look no further than the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach! This sprawling property is perched on the beautiful Back Bay and is prized for its three pools, lush grounds, outdoor fire pits and an array of family-friendly activities. Get cozy with your kiddos in a three-bedroom villa suite, which comes with a private pool, or opt for the Courtyard Premier Suite, which features French doors that open to a sun-drenched patio with golf course views.
Scenic spaces, Roman architecture and beautiful villas and bungalows make The Resort at Pelican Hill a dream (vacation) come true. Inspired by the warmth and charm of a Tuscan village, this stunning five-star resort is the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving this year. Guests can choose between residential-style bungalows and spacious villas, both with sweeping ocean views. The Resort at Pelican Hill will also be serving Thanksgiving brunch and dinner, so be sure to make your reservations!
For a unique beach house experience, book your stay in one of Lido House’s luxury coastal cottages. Each of the five cottages was expertly designed to capture the essence of the local Newport Beach lifestyle. Enjoy everything from in-cottage spa services and curated shopping sprees to hotel amenities like pool access, on-site dining, Lido Limo shuttle service, beach rentals and more. Warning: you may never want to leave!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger