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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

#TravelTuesday: My Stay at Lido House Hotel, Newport Beach's Newest Digs

A new member of the Marriott dynasty, Lido House defines luxe beach house vibes with a timeless, nautical twist.
Lido House Hotel, picture courtesy of Marriott Hotels

Back in September, Calvin and I ventured off to our favorite state for a four-day vacation. Our visits to the Golden State are always memorable; fun-filled and jam-packed with adventure. This particular visit was no different- we enjoyed every single moment of this trip. While we sometimes stay in San Diego or Newport Beach when we visit California, and drive back and forth to Los Angeles, for this particular trip, we split our time between the  W West Beverly Hills, (which I loved, btw) and for the last leg of our stay, we migrated to Newport Beaches' newest hotel, Lido House. Our stay here felt like a dream! Cue the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations!"

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Lido House is a luxury boutique hotel, recognized as one of the Marriot's exclusive Autograph Collection; selected for its exceptional design and overall beauty of the property. The resort's nautical theme is reminiscent of Martha's Vineyard, with hardwood flooring and an overall coastal, beach house vibe. The property is relatively small, (which I prefer when it comes to hotels) with only 130 guestrooms, eight suites, and five private cottages. The hotel staff was extraordinarily hospitable for the entirety of our stay. Unfortunately, our room was not ready when we arrived, but the hotel manager made up for it by gifting us an allowance for the rooftop bar, Topside.

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Lido House Guest Room, photo courtesy of Marriott Hotels


We kicked off our stay on the Lido House Roof Deck, Top Side. Top Side, a sophisticated space with a breath-taking view of the entire property is Newport Beach's only rooftop bar. Upon exiting the elevator to Top Side, I was immediately smitten by the beauty and the coastal ambiance; from the upbeat music, well-dressed patrons, and exceptionally friendly and accommodating bartenders. It was pretty packed, but we were still able to find seats with a bird's eye view of the saltwater pool. We considered dining at Lido House's signature restaurant,  Mayor's Table Pacific Pub & Kitchen, but we later decided to eat at Nobu. The next morning, we grabbed lattes from Crew Coffee + Creamerie 

There is a resort fee, included in the price of the room, which allows for the use of bikes (so fun), the beach shuttle, surfboard rental, internet/wi-fi and more. 

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You had me at liquored-up popsicle + spiced rim

Our Room

 Our guestroom, located on the second floor, boasted a view of the front drive, with large balcony windows, that allowed for direct sunlight. The room, equip with crisp, white built-in shelving had ample space for our luggage and was a continuation the nautical, beach house vibes throughout the rest of the property. The queen-size bed was ultra-cushiony; decorated with striped pillows and a super soft comforter. The restroom was large, with picturesque tile throughout and a sumptuous, glass-framed shower.

Lido House's Nautical Room Decor
Lido House's room decor maintains the nautical theme.

Treat Yourself

If you're planning a visit to Newport Beach, California, you should totally stay at Lido House. The property is stunning; teeming with awe-inspiring views and Instagrammable photo ops.The timeless, nautical concept corresponds with the coastal wave that defines Newport Beach.The staff is inviting, pleasantly conversational and their friendly disposition defines hospitality! I'll return again and again on the hospitality, alone.

Actually, if you aren't planning a visit to Newport Beach, California, I'd recommend that you go, ASAP! Calvin and I LOVE Newport Beach, so much so that we treated our children to a Christmas vacation there, in 2017. Calvin and I visited Newport Beach four times in 2018 and we're returning again in two weeks. It's safe to say that I'm secretly plotting a move to Newport Beach.

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Throwback: Our family Christmas Vacay 2017 in Newport Beach, Califronia 

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View from the Top Side Bar

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#wiw: Free People's Just Float On Flares & The Bohemnian's Closet Custom Camo Jacket


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