I've stayed at nicer places for the price of this resort.
On the down side:
The furniture in the rooms has been well loved. During the day the floor on which we stayed was filled with the smell of sewage. The service in the lounge was extremely slow. We ended up leaving to eat outside of the resort and when we returned, the couple who we had been sitting beside was still on the appetizer round...yikes.
On the plus side:
The bed was very comfortable, and for being so near the airport we couldn't hear a thing and slept well.
When we called for requests, the staff was very prompt and kind; the in room breakfast was pricey but tasty.
Traveller from Sherman Oaks
Just 1 mile from John Wayne Airport via complimentary Town Car shuttle and 5 miles from Newport Beach harbor, this Fairmont …More
This hotel is about 20 steps from the beach and the bay! Rooms are well-sized and meticulously cleaned. Staff is very helpful and friendly.
They've thought of all of the little things that make up a good hotel stay: if you need supplies for the beach (towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc) they have it. They have a roof deck (hardly used! with unobstructed beach views. If their parking lot is full, they will make sure that they feed your meter for you when you park in the nearby lots. There's a huge DVD collection for you to borrow from, though you probably won't spend much time in your room. You'll find fresh fruit in your room upon arrival.
Personal touches made all of the difference. Great little hotel by the beach!
Traveller from Brooklyn, NY
Situated by the ocean, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Newport Pier and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Balboa Pier. Newport Harbor …More
Got a deal through Expedia for the rate on this hotel which was about 1/2 of the regular priced summer. I am please that I paid the discounted rate for the close proximity to the beach which was appropriate but I would never pay full price for this hotel. It is an older hotel which needs updating. The rooms however are big so if you are traveling with a large family or friends, sharing a room would be a great option.
Traveller from Palm Springs, CA
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is steps from Balboa Pavilion and Balboa Pier. Newport Pier is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.More
We stayed in room 6 which was nice and quiet. We read reviews for other rooms which may be louder as they face the beach/sidewalk. Thee only down side was the stairs at the entry to the room which were a cause of concern for our two year old who was constantly viewing them as a source of entertainment and fell down once. Perfect place for a couple to stay in, nice, romantic but not the best for small children.
Traveller from Arizona
Offering direct access to the beach, this Newport Beach inn is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Newport Pier and 1.8 mi (3 km) from …More
Great place to stay. Short walking distance to the beach and restaurants. The room was very nice. My only complaint is the AC was noisy. Everything else was great. Complimentary use of bikes was a nice surprise!
Situated near the bay, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Newport Pier and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Balboa Pier. Hoag Hospital …More
Newport Beach's affluent population frequents the three-mile-long Balboa Peninsula, home to a picturesque waterfront pavilion and the Balboa Fun Zone, an arcade with carnival rides, shops, restaurants, and the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum. Nearby Newport Pier includes the Dory Fishing Fleet and Fish Market, where fishermen sell their daily catch to the public each morning on the shore.