Best Rooms: For the best ocean views, be sure to book a room or a suite in the Ocean Surf category.
5 star hotel
Area: Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Beach
4.46 mi from Festival of Arts
Best Rooms: For the best ocean views, book an Ocean room and request to be placed in the 400s wing.
Best Rooms: Among the standard room category (non-suites), be sure to book an Ocean View room and request to be placed on floor 3 or 4 for the best ocean views. Among these, Club Level Ocean View rooms are a bit pricier, but they offer more amenities.
4.5 star hotel
Area: Newport Center, Newport Beach
7.38 mi from Festival of Arts
Best Rooms: For the best city lights view, book a Deluxe King, as they start on floor 7. Premier Kings offer coastal views, but most are limited.
Best Rooms: Nice bay views are available from Standard, Deluxe and Premier Bay View rooms. The only difference is that they're located in different buildings, but among these, the Deluxe Bay View is considered to be the best.