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Crystal Cove Beach Cottages

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35 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Crystal Cove Beach Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tempe, Arizona
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71 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Almost miraculously, an opening popped up one sleepy Sunday afternoon on the usually unforgiving Crystal Cove Beach Cottages online board. And so we were lucky enough to make a second visit to this vintage oceanside resort. This time we stayed in the Soda Shack, cottage 45, which in earlier times was a classic soda fountain serving the beachgoers. It has... More 

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Placentia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed in Cottage # 2- The Shell Shack. Its located right next to the Beachcomber Restaurant. Its the upper park of the structure only (restaurant staff uses below) and basically 1 huge room with 2 full size Murphy beds, a day bed and a pull out sofa sleeper. The Murphy bed was very comfortable but we were glad we... More 

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Orange, California
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Since my last review we have enjoyed the cove cottages a total of four nights during 2 different stays. We have lucked out and had beautiful "winter" weather. The migrant birds we saw last week were amazing I had never seen so species at the beach. I am no bird watcher but the royal terns, oystercatchers, sanderlings,black turnstones, plovers, brown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I'm not one for "relaxing" vacations, usually I need lots of things to distract me. But, here is different. A couple of nights in a vintage beach cottage with the waves crashing is just the ticket. Slow down and enjoy taking walks on the beach, tidepooling, and watching the wildlife. Trader Joe's is less than a mile away, and has... More 

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Orange, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We loved the two nights we spent at Crystal Cove Beach Cottages. We loved being able to relax in the living room with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the cove. We loved being able to linger over breakfast on the deck as the fog lifted and to take a leisurely walk on the beach, wading... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was lucky enough to snag a reservation for a short January stay. One thing to be aware of is that there is a huge amount of variability between the different cottages since each has a unique configuration. Mine (38B) had four bunk beds and a shared bath. Since there were only two of us we were able to cuddle... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Every cottages is unique. Make sure you review the crystal cover cottages website when making reservations so you know what you are getting. We stayed in the dorm-style Paradise Lodge. Dorm-style means one cottage with three separate rooms that can be reserved. We stayed in the very small 39B with twin bunk beds. We could see the ocean from our... More 

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Buellton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

During check in it was suggested that we park near the garages to unload and load our belongings to / from Cottage 45, Soda Shack, which is near the turnaround; instead of using the cart service. The Beachcomber bus shuttles between the rear of Los Trancos parking lot and the turnaround; $1 with good period music. The Cottage rental parking... More 

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Orange, California
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86 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In the last 2 months we have re-booked 2 cancellations, one for 1 evening and one for 2.Both times we stayed in the dorm cottages. Is all I can say is the view from the bluff is awesome. Staff is helpful and friendly. Others have done excellent descriptions on what dorms are like so no need for me to repeat.... More 

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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in 38b on a cancellation that we got 2 weeks before. It's a dorm style room. Imagine a big house and everyone gets a bedroom with a lock on the door. The bathroom, deck and kitchen are all common areas. Linens and a tiny bar of soap are provided. Prepare to put your sheets on your bed. It... More 

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