On the boardwalk of the historic Newport Pier, just steps from the sand and surf, stands the Newport Beach Hotel, a charming and newly renovated hotel. As "Newport's Closest Hotel to the Beach," guests enjoy one of California's premier beaches and retreat to the comfort of their guestroom, just a seashell's throw away from the sand. Guests are invited to relax, mingle and enjoy a glass of wine with cool ocean breezes in the hotel's oceanfront Sunset Room or walk to some of Orange County's best nightlife. The Newport Beach Hotel provides the amenities of a hotel with a unique beachside cottage ambiance and comfort. Each guest room offers hardwood floors, pillow-top beds, fine linens and wall-mounted flat panel televisions with live closed-circuit views of the ocean.
4.0 on December 24, 2012
Location is excellent...right on the beach with a great view. Room was ample and nicely designed. No window but ample light provided by a skylight. The lobby was set up nicely with a cozy fireplace and afternoon refreshments and a modest continental breakfast. The restaurant next door had good food and a fun ambience. Would have like to have known that the bikes in front were for guest use.
5 on May 18, 2011
This location sits on the sand. The rooms are serene. The staff is kind and curteous from checkin to check out. The perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunsets.
3.6 on August 11, 2010
I liked the location of the hotel and staff was very helpful and friendly, but was a little taken back by the fact that there was not even a window in my room and the walls were very thin- as soon as housekeeping started cleaning other rooms, it was so loud there was no way to sleep in.
3.2 on August 02, 2010
The bathroom was one of the smallest bathrooms I have ever seen. It was not very comfortable getting in and out of the shower with the sink and toilet 1 step away.
1.6 on August 01, 2010
When I got to the hotel room and walked in, it was stiffling hot in the room. When I called the front desk to ask how to turn the air conditioning on, the clerk told me, "Oh, the air conditioning is out. We've been calling all day to have it serviced. Someone is supposed to call back withint the hour." I asked her if she could move us, she said the hotel was full. I asked if she could let us know if the air would be fixed, she said yes. She never did call to let us know. Keep in mind, I booked this room because there was a jucuzzi tub and fireplace. We were unable to use either. No one bothered to call me ahead of time (before I got to the hotel) to tell me that the central air was out - to give me the option to find another hotel room while it was still early. While the front desk brought fans to us, the room never dipped below 85 degrees. The sun had been beating on the room all day with no air conditioning. Everytime I called the front desk, because she never called to update me, she assured me someone would be coming. Needles to say, by the time I realized that no one was coming to fix the central air, the hotels around us had no vacancy. We ended up just staying. It was uncomfortable, hot and we absolutely got no sleep. The next day upon check out, I was informed that they were going to discount the rate...to $200!?!?!? I was expecting much more since the room was prett much uninhabitable. Te amenities for which I booked the room where unusable. To top it off, the gentleman at the desk mentioned that they had ben having problems with the air for, "...at least 6 months." I was infuriated!! I won't be returning.
4.0 on July 21, 2010
The hotel was very nice and the staff was kind and responsive. The only problem is that the hotel is next to a bar that played HORRIBLE LOUD music until 2AM. There was no way to escape the noise, closing the windows only stopped us from enjoying the ocean sounds. Even ear plugs did not work. We tried calling the front desk one night but no one answered. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you want to stay up and party until the bar closes.
3.8 on July 13, 2010
Right on the boardwalk near the shops and food. They had beach chairs and bikes to loan, however didnt offer to us. I saw other guest ask for them on our last day. Parking is tight for large suvs, but secure. Great coffee and continental breakfast. Rooms clean and cute. Employee even let us choose between some rooms to our likings. Computer to use or wireless internet. Also a cool little sitting area on the second floor that you can open the window and relax as well as a TV in the lobby with some sofas. Maids were awesome! Very friendly and giving. Would definitely stay there again.
3.2 on July 08, 2010
A great place to stay if you want to be right on the beach and close to shopping, restaurants, etc. The rooms are smallish but very cute and clean with a comfortable bed. The walls are extremely thin and you can easily hear conversation in adjoining rooms or in the hall. The staff that I spoke with were very helpful with the exception of the owner/manager who seemed to be in a bad mood the entire time.
4.0 on February 21, 2010
The hotel was gorgeous, right off the beach. Parking was provided in a private gated lot, but cost extra, that was the only downside. Very comfortable bed and the room was exceptionally bright and airy.
Beachside, Oceanside, Small town
Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne Intl.)
Amusement Park, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean
Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wet bar
Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports