Pelican Hill, which includes 128 villas like this one, received five stars from Forbes Travel Guide.

The Villas Clubhouse includes plush interiors for guests residing at the at the Villas, a private enclave within the Resort at Pelcan Hill Resort and Spa. (DON LEACH / DAILY PILOT / February 26, 2013)

Two Orange County resorts -- The Resort at Pelican Hill and Montage Laguna Beach -- earned new 2013 five-star ratings from the Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, Forbes announced Tuesday.

In making the Forbes five-star list, Pelican Hill's hotel and Montage joined one other Orange County property, the St. Regis Monarch Beach. 

The Resort at Pelican Hill, which opened in 2008, became the first and only in Newport Beach to garner the rating. 

Both hotels have won top honors from various trade organizations, such as AAA's Five Diamond Award.

--Jill Cowan

Twitter: @jillcowan