The best aspect of this resort-style Newport hotel is its lushly landscaped acres: 26 of them, all overlooking the Back Bay. The casually elegant architecture, spread over the generous grounds, will appeal to travelers weary of high-rise hotels. Most rooms have patios or balconies. When booking your room, suite, or bungalow, let them know your preference of bay, golf course, garden, or pool views. There's a 9-hole golf course, 16 lighted tennis courts, and water slides by the pool. A hotel shuttle is available for John Wayne Airport rides and jaunts to nearby Balboa Island.