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GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

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Orange County (CA)

Montage Laguna Beach
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort
The Resort at Pelican Hill

Balboa Bay Resort
Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Fairmont Newport Beach
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Island Hotel Newport Beach
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
Marriott's Newport Coast Villas
Surf & Sand Resort

Aliso Creek Inn
Anaheim Fairfield Inn by Marriott
Anaheim Marriott
Art Hotel Laguna Beach
Ayres Hotel Anaheim
Ayres Hotel & Suites Costa Mesa/Newport Beach
Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods
Ayres Seal Beach
Ayres Inn Orange
Ayres Suites Yorba Linda
Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Blue Lantern Inn
Capri Laguna on the Beach
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
Casa Tropicana
Courtyard Anaheim Buena Park
Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County
Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
Disneyland Hotel
Doryman's Oceanfront Inn
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County
Embassy Suites Anaheim - Orange
Embassy Suites Anaheim - South
14 West Laguna Beach
Hilton Anaheim
Holiday Inn Irvine South - Irvine Spectrum
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area
The Hotel Huntington Beach
Hotel Indigo Anaheim Maingate
Hotel Irvine
Hotel Laguna
Huntington Surf Inn
Inn at Laguna Beach
La Casa del Camino
Laguna Beach House
Laguna Hills Lodge

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