"Convenient to Balboa Pier/Catalina Ferry & Clean ."
We had a very short stay here due to the airline delays. However, our room was very clean and comfortable and we would stay here again. Young woman at the front counter was helpful. Grocery store and beach very close too. We wanted time to see Newport Beach, Balboa Pier & Island before our several night stay on Catalina Island via the Ferry. Very close to catch Catalina Flyer Ferry.
Came for a quick 5 day vacation. 2 minute walk to the beach. Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. Rooms super clean. They had beach chairs, umbrellas and toys for guest use at the beach for NO additional charge. Such a great perk!! Breakfast was adequate, not great but with younger kids doable. I didn't read fine print that they charge $7.00 per night for parking, but not many other places around there to park for free, so what do you do? I'd go back even with the parking fee.
We stayed here three nights for a wedding. My sister arrived first and was given a room in the Lido building. She complained that it was dated and suggested when I arrived that I request a room in the main (newer) part of the hotel. We did and the room was great — updated and spacious with a mini-fridge and partial view of the bay (I wouldn't pay extra for a bay view; the bay is a distance away and the view isn't that great). The only thing missing was a coffeemaker; I really hated having to make myself presentable first thing in the morning to go to the Starbucks counter in the hotel.
The pools were great. We only had time to go to the hot tub at the Balboa pool, but it was wonderful. We also rented bicycles and rode over to Balboa Island for lunch, then took the ferry over to the peninsula. Checked out the pier, the Wedge (famous for surfing) and had a drink at Newport Landing restaurant and watched the sailboats drift by. There is also a giant chess set on the hotel property which looked like fun.
The lobby bar and patio were lovely (although the drinks were pricey.) There are comfortable couches, a fire feature and heaters on the patio.
All in all a great experience and I would stay there again.
I have to say the staff went out of their way whenever we had a request.
From the moment I arrived at the hotel to the moment I checked out, I had a wonderful experience at the Newport Beach Marriott. The room was great and the bed was super comfortable. This trip was for business, but I would absolutely bring my family to this property! Only downside was having to pay for internet service.
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