The hotel was nice. My room unfortunately smelled of smoke and the carpet was damp which is always uncomfortable. May have been a fluke, but it definitely dampened my experience. I was in a room close to the ice machine so at times it was a bit noisy.
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.