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Ali Baba Motel

2250 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Ali Baba Motel
Ranked #22 of 23 hotels in Costa Mesa
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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181 reviews 181 reviews
65 hotel reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Irvine, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Costa Mesa, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Also Known As:
Ali Baba Hotel Costa Mesa
Ali Baba Motel Costa Mesa, CA - Orange County
Address: 2250 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Costa Mesa
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Ranked #22 of 23 hotels in Costa Mesa

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