This was my first time to stay at this property. I am a Platinum Elite Marriott Rewards member but that means literally nothing to the staff here. Acceptably, this property is a time share vacation club and the fact gets mentioned and emphasized many times whenever you check out something with the front desk. So if anyone is staying here and expecting special treatment or perks because of their elite status, then they are in for a big disappointment. Even getting a villa on a higher floor is not possible as most of the best villas are only for the owners and guest have to make do with whatever is left available.
Having said that, we enjoyed ourselves nevertheless very much in this luxury upscale property. We drove from LAX and the journey takes about an hour depending upon the traffic which is bad for most of the time.
For me, the “never go lost” GPS was a real blessing and I just cannot drive without it now. There are 2 approaches to the hotel, one via a toll free road and the other to avoid it. The toll is pricey at about 5 dollars each entry.
The property is located atop a hill and the views are great. We arrived at night time and it was only after waking up in the morning did we fully appreciate the fantastic views. We had a villa on the outer section so we got a partial ocean view and view of the main building- villa 3510. We had been lucky to get a parking space every time but it can be quite difficult at times. There are luggage trolleys available near the elevators to take your bags.
The villa was tastefully decorated and has a good size living room and dining area with a full kitchen as well as a washer/ dryer in a closet- a real benefit when traveling with kids. This space is connected to a bedroom from each end and each bedroom is ensuite- the master having a Jacuzzi tub in the bedroom area- something I really don’t like very much and prefer it to be in the bathroom. There is a small balcony from the living room where you can enjoy the view – of you have one.
Housekeeping is provided free for guests and is charged for owners. Free wireless internet was handy as well as free parking. There are no convenience stores or restaurants in walking distance and you would really be foolish to stay here without a car. The area is beautiful and a short drive to Newport Beach and Laguna Beach brings you to lots of beautiful ships and restaurants.
Overall we had a great time and look forward to return to this property again.
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