Close to Fashion Island for some great shopping and not to far from the ocean. We had an issue with the room but they quickly rectified the situation graciously and generously. If we need to visit the Newport Beach area again we would definitely stay there.
Did nike the way the room was set up. Walk into room where one of the beds where and then into the other half of the room to the other bed and bathroom and aĺ the room amenities so if you needed to go to tje bathroom in the middle of the night you had to walk down a hall to get to it in the dark.
I expect a certain level from a Fairmont and they didn't disappoint on my 3 day stay. The room was quiet, clean and lovely. I had late night dinner at the bar each night and, as picky as I am, would rate the food a 9! The staff, overall, were as good as it gets from the valet to the bartenders. They have a morning coffee bar that is free and convenient. Too early for breakfast but a cup to go put me on my way in no time!
Hotel entrance and lobby was great. Valet was very professional, along with Bellman service. However, our room was not anywhere as nice as what the pictures showed. We opted for a Bay View room and it was barely that. It was a parking lot, bulidings and then the bay... way off in the distance. We definitely got put in the "old" part of the hotel. There were no elevators to the 2nd floor. All rooms were outdoors. Pools were less than what I expected as well. We were hoping for bar service, along with food service - but nothing. The bed and pillows were comfortable, but everything else was just OK. Plus, our TV kept losing it's signal, but they did comp us for our two movie rentals.
"Very Nice location, about 100 yards from the beach"
Checking in was a breeze. Staff was pleasant and eager to assist. Stayed on the 3rd floor balcony room, with views of the ocean. Room was extremely clean, spacious and comfortable. Nice refrigerator, great cable TV, air conditioner worked great and had a fireplace. Breakfast was average, nothing special but it was free and it was hot. The beach was right across the street.
Traffic noise from the street is so loud when the sliding glass doors are open, you can’t hear the TV. Parking was cramped and costs an additional 7 dollars a day. We could hear the people in the room above us running and jumping or something.
Overall a very nice place to stay if you plan on going to the beach.
We stayed here just one night before going whale watching at Newport Beach the room staff were very nice but room could of been cleaner I dropped something behind bed side cabinet so I had to move it and it wasn't nice behind their which was disappointing as the room looked so nice on first impressions
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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.