****Bottom line review:
We've stayed at this Comfort Inn 3x total, and the front desk staff and crew are very nice, accommodating and friendly. Two weeks ago, we drove up on Saturday morning and decided it wouldn't hurt to ask if we could check in early--they let us check in at 10 am and were very friendly about it, going out of their way to make us happy. They have the typical free breakfast in the morning (cereal, pastries, MAKE-YOUR-OWN WAFFLES!!!, and alas, crappy coffee) and on our last stay, they had sausage patties and scrambled eggs too that weren't too bad.
There is a decent sized pool and jacuzzi spa, but we've never used either since most of our time in that area is spent near the beach at Newport.
It's definitely a decent place to stay if you're on a budget or want to save your money for other things (like renting bikes or parking meters...). They do honor the AAA discount.
No restaurant or kids' activities. Just your typical, nice, soft on the budget Comfort Inn.
****If you want to read on, here's my story:
We first stayed here back in June of '08 when my husband and I decided to be spontaneous and drive "north" from San Diego, and have a weekend adventure one Friday night. We stopped in San Juan Capistrano, and as beautiful as it is there, we decided we needed a little more "excitement" (like riding bikes or eating unhealthy fair food, haha), so we got back on the 405 and ended up on the 55 South. Neither of us had ever been to Newport Beach or that area, so we drove down to the peninsula to see what the scoop was and decided it would be fun to rent bikes on Saturday. We had no clue where we were (no smart phones or nav devices on that trip), so we stopped at every hotel that looked safe to check out rates. We played a little game of setting a budget and found this gem at under the price we set. It was humble but clean and we felt safe, and it is easily accessible from the 55 freeway (it's very close to the OC Fairgrounds).
That night we walked to a strip mall a block or two away and found a semi-fancy Italian restaurant, good food, but I can't remember the name for the life of me (I swore that I saw Hugh Laurie sitting across from our table though! haha). We had such a great time on that little spontaneous trip that Newport Beach was forever burned in our memories as the place we would go to just "get out of SD" for a weekend to rest and enjoy the beach! (I know,.. why do that when SD has some GREAT beaches?... I guess sometimes you just need to be away from your town to decompress..) This Comfort Inn is a short drive from the heart of NB and it is the first place I check out when we plan to go up there.
- Also Known As:
- Comfort Hotel Costa Mesa
- Comfort Hotel
- Comfort Inn Costa Mesa
- Costa Mesa Comfort Inn
- The BLVD HOTEL Costa Mesa, CA - Orange County
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BLVD HOTEL, a Costa Mesa hotel near the John Wayne Airport.The Comfort Inn® hotel is less than three miles from John Wayne Airport and only 13 miles from Disneyland. This Costa Mesa, CA hotel is one half-mile away from the OC Fair and Event Center multipurpose venue, home of the Pacific Amphitheater, Orange County Market Place and Orange County Fairgrounds Farmers Market.Popular area attractions include Vanguard University of Southern California, Orange Coast College and the University of California, Irvine. Long Beach Airport is 14 miles away and the Los Angeles International Airport is 40 miles.Nearby Huntington Beach and Newport Beach both offer miles of pristine coastline, piers and boardwalks where you can enjoy strolling the shore for seashells, swimming or surfing in the Pacific Ocean, or taking a cruise to Catalina Island.Several shopping and entertainment venues like the Fashion Island Newport Center shopping center and South Coast Plaza Mall are close by. There are a number of restaurants, cocktail lounges, cafes and specialty stores in the vicinity; some can be found within walking distance to the hotel.Guests of this Costa Mesa, CA hotel are invited to enjoy features like:•Free wireless high-speed Internet access•Free coffee and free daily newspaper in lobby•Outdoor pool and hot tub•100% non-smoking hotel.Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors!Business travelers will appreciate modern conveniences like access to copy and fax services.In addition to standard amenities, all of our spacious and well-appointed guest rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and cable television with free movies.Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Comfort Inn hotel provides a convenient location, friendly customer service and affordable accommodations to everyone visiting the Costa Mesa area. Make a reservation with us today.Hotel is 100 percent smoke free. 200.00 cleaning fee, if smoking in the room. If paying in cash, 200 USD deposit required . Credit card may be used for deposit. Guest Rooms: 58.Check in time:2:00 PM.Check out time: 11:00 AM. ... more less
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