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Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

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Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

Where would you rather attend a wedding at and stay for the weekend, Montage or Pelican Hill?

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1. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

Both are beautiful resorts but you can't beat the location of the Montage. However, I am assuming that you are not expecting the guests to pay for their own rooms? Both are extremely expensive.

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2. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

I would rather be at the Pelican Hill Resort, I am not wild about the surroundings of the Montage. The Montage has better restaurants though.

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3. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

Year after year Montage is voted as one of the top hotels in the WORLD.

Montage!

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4. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

I still have bad memories of a family wedding in another state where my cousin

and his wife (groom's parents) directed everyone to stay at the most expensive hotel in town (at their own cost). When everyone found out what it was going to cost we all chose other places to stay. The groom's mother was very angry but I don't think she had a right to be.

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"Year after year Montage is voted as one of the top hotels in the WORLD."

Please site your references, socalbeachbum. I'd like to read them.

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6. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

According to Conde Nast, which is a reader's choice poll, the Montage is the third rated hotel in Orange County with a 91.3 rating, behind Pelican Hill at 96.0, the Ritz Carlton at 93.2 and just slightly ahead of the St Regis at 90.4.

concierge.com/tools/…orangecounty

Travel + Leisure flops them a bit, but I am not sure of T+L's methodology, Montage (92.15), Pelican Hill (90.49), Ritz-Carlton, (89.85), St. Regis (86.80).

www.travelandleisure.com/tl500/2011/region/us

AAA has all four as 5 Diamond properties, with the Ritz Carlton getting the nod 24 straight years, plus the Island Resort is there too.

www.aaanewsroom.net/main/Default.asp…

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7. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

The Montage is an amazing place to stay and the setting is spectacular there! We are staying there again in December, can't wait! :)

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8. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

Thank you everyone for your insightful feedback!

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9. Re: Montage vs. Pelican Hill? What is better for wedding guests?

No contest,

Montage hands down....and Im a golfer

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