"Quaint hotel close to the beach and Balboa Pier. "
It was a perfect spot for me since I was visiting friends on Balboa Island and could easily take the ferry back and forth. Plus, being on Main Street I could walk around and check out the shops and restaurants. Excellent location.
Great location. Near Fashion Island shopping, restaurants, beach. Very nice staff. Room service great along with great service from housekeeping. rooms clean :-) The restaurant at the Hyatt has the best calamari I have ever eaten :-) Yummy and spicy :-)
The building dates from 1891, and the décor is pure 1890s (with modern conveniences added, of course). Charming, romantic, evocative. The furniture and fixtures seemed authentic antiques, though the kitschy half-nude paintings were 1970s/80s schlock. If you're looking for a delightfully quirky and atmospheric hideaway right on the beach, this is the place. The breakfast was sumptuous and superb for a so-called "continental" breakfast: there was quiche, hard-boiled eggs, bagels, fruit, delicious coffee, and more. Staff were uniformly friendly and accommodating. The only downside was the noise: off-season construction, street-sweeping, traffic, diners and drinkers right below us -- a constant din (even with closed windows) that kept me awake most of the night. Our room was right on the beach parking lot, so book one in the heart of the building, away from the seaside windows.
Good location and all the conveniences for a practical or family stay: pool, wifi, cable TV, ample continental breakfast, and nice that they leave out apples and oranges for snacks. At a reasonable rate don't worry about the parking charge.
Traveller from Seattle
Across from Newport Beach Harbor and 2 miles from the beach, this Orange County-area Holiday Inn Express hotel is also 5 …More
We only stayed one night, so we didn't use the amenities of the hotel. The room was clean and had a nice partial view of the harbor. The décor is from the 80's and ready for a renovation, which I was told by the front desk that room renovations were scheduled to begin this month. The staff was polite and friendly. We had dinner at the hotel gastro pub,Tara was our server/bartender and she was very pleasant and nice to talk to. The food was good and the fries were excellent. I would stay there again after the renovations are complete.
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.
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