Hotel of the week
Newport Beach, Calif.
Marriott’s new Autograph Collection property in Newport Beach “flips the script of the standard Southern California beach hotel,” said Sheila Marikar in The New York Times. The 135-room hotel affects the look of a Cape Cod mansion but with a “fun, funky” interior featuring such unexpected accents as neon artwork and wicker chandeliers. Five three-story cottages, each done up by a different local designer, occupy a wing of the complex. All guests can enjoy lobster risotto at the restaurant before soaking in views of a marina from the city’s only rooftop bar.
lidohousehotel.com; doubles from $300