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“Our second stay here - enjoyable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   23000 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92657   |  
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“Our second stay here - enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We recently spent a week at the Marriott Newport Coast. This was our second time there and we had an enjoyable stay.

We were in building 4400 on the second floor. We had requested a higher floor but with the second floor, we could still see a decent view of the ocean. Being on the 2nd floor, we could hear to people above us walking (or clomping) around and could hear their somewhat muffled voices. They were usually speaking in the “outdoor” voices (that is, fairly loudly). Of the 6 different Marriott locations that I’ve stayed at, this one seems to have the least amount of sound deadening. Unfortunate….

BTW, the units on the upper floors have the best views. The units from 3800 on up to 5000 are a bit newer, are higher on the property and probably have the better views.

We were celebrating an anniversary and I had mentioned that when I turned in my unit preferences (at this place you can request particular units and views). We were pleasantly surprised when we heard a knock on the door and someone delivered a congratulatory bottle of Pinot Noir (wine). That was a very nice touch.

The pools were nice and warm and being September, there weren’t a lot of kids. Most of the kids who were there were well behaved. The pools are salt-water pools and they were crystal clear. We tried swimming in the ocean one day and it was nippy - - perhaps 68 degrees F. But the Pacific ocean rarely gets much warmer in southern Ca.

The unit was is very good shape and everything was generally clean and functional.
During check in on Friday and Saturday, they have complimentary snacks and beverages. Another nice touch! In addition, the wine/cheese event is even better. Of the various Marriott’s that I’ve been at, this particular wine/cheese event is probably the nicest. It included live background music, a nice variety of good bottle-wines, fresh fruit, and a variety of cheeses. All of the senior management staff attends and talks to the guests individually.

One day we heard loud whistling and yelling “Here Boxer, Here boy!!” I could also hear barking. It turns out that someone’s dog was on the loose. It headed down the canyon and then across the golf course. It was ignoring the owner’s commands. Eventually it came back on its own perhaps 15 minutes later. It was a young high-strung little yippy dog (probably under a year) and was poorly trained. It wasn’t even leash-trained (It was pulling the 3 or 4 year old child to whom they eventually gave the leash. I asked the owner how he was able to get the dog in, as the place has a “no pets” policy. He lied and told me that the yippy out-of-control adolescent dog was a “service dog”. That’s a shame for pet owners to do something like this, because some people do need service dogs and people who abuse the system do them and others a disservice. Apparently the loud shenanigans raised the attention of other guests and security came. I think that they were hit with a $250 deep cleaning bill. I think that is the same amount they charge if they catch you smoking.

The free wireless internet worked fine and was perfectly fast enough to get emails and watch a couple of Youtube videos without a problem.

When you check in, they give you a “Marriott Card” that entitles you to discounts at about 15 different local restaurants. It is worth using the ten to fifteen percent discount, especially if you would be going there anyway. We had a couple of lunches at the on-site pool grill. Reasonable prices. If you bought more the $25, they would give you a free cookie or brownie. They were out, but the bartender honored the dessert a few days later when we were back. We went to Ruby's at the end of Balboa pier. The prices were reasonable and the view was gorgeous. We also drove up to Huntington Beach and had lunch on the beach at a place called Duke's. The fish was excellent and the prices were high but fairly reasonable. (Dukes is owned by the same people who own Dukes of Oahu, Kimo's (Maui), Leilani's (Maui), and Jakes (Del Mar, Ca.) and some other restaurants. We mentioned that we were celebrating an anniversary and they gave us a free "Hula Pie" (icecream, whipping cream, chocolate, and crushed oreo cookies).

We took the free shuttle down to Crystal Cove and had a beverage at the restaurant. It is a great site. The shuttle runs every hour until 6 pm and then there is a last-call at 7:30 pm. That is new and is nice for people who want to experience a sun-down dinner on the beach.

We are looking forward to going again.

If you have specific questions feel free to email me. If you found anything helpful in my review, let me know by clicking on the "helpful" link below.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We own a week timeshare with Marriott, so we exchange to different locations. This location is great! There is so many things to do in the vicinity of the place. Restaurants choices are many...all different prices and varieties. The ocean is across the street. They have a ton of shopping nearby. I liked that we could drive an hour to be in San Diego or an hour the other way to L.A....more options for fun. The rooms are all two bedroom and very spacious. The weather is usually 70-80 range which is nice. Fly into LAX instead of John Wayne...more flights and much cheaper.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My family and I stayed at the Marriott Newport Coast Villas the week of Sept 1-6 and were very impressed with the BEAUTIFUL grounds and fantastic Villas that are offered. No room would be a bad location in this place!! The housekeeping is impeccable and the appliances were top of the line. I want to personally thank Ms. Berit Stingley, for accommodating my request! We loved the room! Can't wait to come back!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed September 7th for one week in a top floor 2 bedroom villa (suite/apartment) in the 4700 building. Arrived at 6.00pm and check in was very quick and smoothly handled by Adam. Had requested a top floor villa/room with ocean view, and was offered top floor, canyon view prior to my arrival. There were no ocean views available. This was perfect. There are a lot of negative comments on TripAdvisor about NOT getting an ocean view. I think there are so few of the rooms built high enough to actually get an ocean view, it really isn't worth fretting over whether you get one or not. The gardens and landscaping are amazing, and absolutely beautiful. The lush trees are tall enough to 'block' ocean views from lower rooms. The resort is built on a hillside NEAR the ocean, and is not ocean front, so if you do manage to get an ocean view room, the ocean is way off in the distance anyways.
Typical Marriott Timeshare Vacation Club Resort with plenty of activities for children and teens and adults, if you want to participate in them.
The resort was fully booked when we stayed and the 3 pools were busy. However you are a few minutes walk or drive to some of SoCal best beaches.
Excellent location on the Newport Coast, literally 5 minutes drive from Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, Fashion Island Mall, 15 minutes to Aliso Viejo shops and 25 minutes to The District at Tustin Mall.
The 2 bed, 2 bath villa/apartments are fully furnished to a very high standard, with washer and dryer, dishwasher, fully equipped kitchen and large balcony with table and 4 chairs.
Top floor room was very quiet, heard no noise during our stay.
Housekeeping staff helpful and pleasant.
Front Office and Concierge staff very friendly and helpful.
No high pressure selling techniques.
Overall a wonderful upmarket resort in a beautiful location. The style, architecture, grounds, landscaping, location and staff can not be faulted.
Highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxing, apartment style accommodation on the Newport Coast area.

Room Tip: Don't bother requesting an ocean view room. Simply decide if you want to be close to the main bu...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

First of all this is a very large and expansive resort. The Villas feel like a community more than a hotel. If you are very heavy-set or physically unable to walk you will want to ensure your rooms are near the area of the resort you want to stay.

We enjoyed everything about this resort. They have daily activities for kiddos—fish feeding, root beer floats at the pool, s'mores at one of the many fire pits, ect. There are daily welcome drinks for the adults and they have a free shuttle that takes you to Crystal Cove and Laguna beach on the hour. Service was top notch and were treated very well.

We requested a room on the first floor near the Tide pool. The Tide pool has the kids pool. No problems at check-in and our room was ready when we got there. Great rooms—top of the line bedding, very comfortable living spaces and large bathrooms. The rooms are all 2 bedroom villas that sleep 6-8. We found the room updated and in very good shape. We read some reviews about the property being dated but we did not see that with any of the finishings in our villa. The appliances were all newer, stainless steel and the beds and carpet looked very new.

We enjoyed the size of the property. We walked all over the grounds and highly recommend doing this a few times when staying here. The views are outstanding and the hills give you good exercise. We also took advantage of the location and walked to Crystal Cove State Park. This will take you about 10 minutes-- 20 minutes if you have a 2 year-old :) Southern California is an overpopulated mess-- Crystal Cove is a nice break from that! The beach is a state park and there are no homes other than a few at the very southern point that are historic (1970s ish.) The water right off the beach can be rocky so swimming is not the best, but there are areas where you can get into the water. The walk down to the beach from the to of the cliffs can be intense and steep, so again, if you have mobility issues you may want to use the shuttle service.

The resort has an amazing main pool with a small food and drink bar. The main pool has amazing views of the pacific and many activities for families-- billiards, Ping-Pong, human sized chess and some days pool activities as well. Lounge chairs can be a premium so get there early. Daily Happy hour with great specials are nightly at the bar, but regular prices are very steep... Blender in the room :)

The villas all have kitchens and there is no restaurant on the property for dinner. Make sure to shoot up the hill to the Vons or to the Trader Joes (towards Laguna Beach) before arrival. There are tons of BBQ grills on property as well. There is a marketplace store that is open late that has pizza, breakfast, deserts, beer, movie rentals and snacks as well. The pools are open fairly late but the spas get crowded fast!

This property may be the best value in Southern California-- no parking fees, no cost for WiFi and no Resort fees. Compare that with anything from Huntington to San Clemente—it can’t be beat. We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This is the best family resort I have ever stayed in.
The location is nice in Newport area, which is a nice and upscale area in southern Los Angeles, although it is quite far from the tourist attractions, but if you have a car, this will not be a real issue.
The villas (apartments) are nice and spacious, all the apartments are the same, it have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen with washing machine, and a living room.
There are a lot of activities, like some sports (mini golf, basketball, table tennis, tennis, and much more).
The kids will really like it, specially with the kids playground, the arcade room, and the swimming pools.
The only disadvantage is the all the rooms have a king size bed, no twin beds.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Really great resort. Very convenient, with all the facilities. Huge condos, fully equipped. Very clean, handled by an efficient and courteous staff. Perfect location, minutes from beach cities. Easily reachable with the PCH. Without any hesitations we will come back here.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23000 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92657
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Newport Coast Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 700
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