Best known for providing a place to practice interior decorating, hotels are also a calming respite from daily life and the most convenient place to hang out with your favorite bellhop. For $99, today's Groupon gets you a king or double room for one night (up to a $239 value) at Fairmont Newport Beach. This deal also includes valet parking (a $28 value) plus the 12% tax, giving this Groupon a value of up to $295.68, depending on the night. In the heart of Orange County, the Fairmont is surrounded by shopping, beaches, and other desirable destinations such as Disneyland.
All king rooms at the Fairmont are recently renovated and stocked with upscale amenities, including cozy robes, Egyptian-cotton sheets, a work desk, a flat-screen television with a DVD player, and an actual king who will visit your room once a night to give it his royal blessing. Venture outside the room for a dip in the third-floor Palms Pool or an invigorating stint in the on-site health club or spa. After a rinse in the room's marble bathroom, head down to the greenery-filled bambú Restaurant for an eclectic breakfast, lunch, or dinner, followed by a sippy cocktail from the bar at bambú Lounge.
Spend a romantic night in a luxurious bed while chatting on the phone with your sweetie, who also bought a Groupon, in his or her own spacious bed a couple doors away. You can book rooms (which range in value up to $279 during the available dates, though the most common highest price is $239) for any night until March 10, 2011. It's an ideal deal for out-of-town guests or to give as a surprise gift "vacation" to temporarily vacation someone out of your life.
Expedia users give the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel a 4.3 rating for overall satisfaction. More than sixty Yelpers give the hotel an average rating of 3.5 stars, TripAdvisors give a four-owl-eye average, four Citysearchers give a four-star average, and Gayot reviewed it:
- Ample sized rooms with nicely appointed bathroom. Nice decor, and VERY comfortable bed. – Dustin F., Yelp
- The beds are nothing short of amazing for their comfort and luxury. You hear planes flying overhead, due to the proximity of airport. The outdoor pool is beautiful and the fitness center above average for a hotel. – A traveler from Boston, Expedia
- We also love the close proximity to the airport and all other local attractions. – sdgal07, Citysearch