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Ali Baba Motel

2250 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Ali Baba Motel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

First of all, the people at the front desk are rude as hell! The rooms are disgusting! Nothing works! Door bearly locks! The shower was full of trash! I cant believe this place is even opened. When I asked for the main owners phone number, the chinese guy refused, which is illegal! Dont go there! !!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My title might seem like an oxymoron. How can this be a great place to stay if it is such a terrible motel? Because it is VERY cheap! I arrived in town at about 3:00 AM, and just needed a place to sleep for a few hours. I wasn’t interested in paying the $100-$150 that other nearby places wanted. So,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Such an awful place. Paid 320 for 7 days then called in the morning on the 7th day to inform them I was checking out late. They told me I had to pay for another day. I said fine. After arriving at my room it was locked and I couldn't get in. The shady business owner was standing nearby just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Run down, shabby looking, a place where you would expect to feel things crawling across your feet. We were there just to visit someone when the manager called demanding $5 a head for having visitors. He then had the gall to knock on the door & demand the money! I'd rather sleep in the car than rent a room at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I saw this "mosque shaped" hotel for years and years, and figured it was a landmark and therefore expensive. It turned out NOT to be expensive, to be clean and comfortable, with over-sized rooms with plenty of space, microwave and small fridge--a good place to dig in affordably for a couple weeks, which is what I needed. It's a bit... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

I've stayed here a number of times until I found the Fantastic Super 8 on Harbor Blvd. Nothing works in the room. The showers are terrible; furniture is usually broken, hot water intentionally hides from you, pool is off color; and the older man who helps run the place is like the motel gestapo. He gripes about everything. His wife... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2004

Very run down and unfriendly atmosphere, I was outraged when my family and friends would drive in to visit and the owners were prompt to phone and request a 5$ fee for each visitor, after I had already paid too much (280$)for one weeks rent. I have never heard of such a thing, I somhow feel it should be illegal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2003

A non-smoking room with a king size bed, double occupancy ran about $58. The room was clean, had a 'fridge I didn't use. Sparcely apointed, no remote control for the TV set.The upside of the place is that the 2 rooms I saw there have mirrors in back of the bed - that is great fun for tristes!

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