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“Nothing Works Here” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ali Baba Motel

Ali Baba Motel
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Ali Baba Motel
2250 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92627   |  
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Ranked #22 of 23 hotels in Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, California
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“Nothing Works Here”
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 and their children are very nice and accomodating however. Be sure to check the TV, the furniture and the hot water in the showers BEFORE you accept the room. They are rarely in good working order. Oh, from what I'm told, (no first hand knowledge), be sure to check out the county listings of the motels in Costa Mesa where they house people for various reasons. Stay away from here. Overpriced and underwhelming. Oh, one good thing: your car is safe and there is very little foot traffic cause the local police drive through on a frequent basis, if u get my drift.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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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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 in some way

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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!

  • Stayed January 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ali Baba Motel

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
Also Known As:
Ali Baba Hotel Costa Mesa
Ali Baba Motel Costa Mesa, CA - Orange County

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