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Doryman's Inn Bed & Breakfast Newport Beach
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2102 W. Ocean Front, Newport Beach, CA 92663   |  
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Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Worth the stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Having a window to relax in makes a big difference in Newport Beach. You can relax and look out at the ocean. We've been staying here for years and love it. Friendly staff, nearby ammenities, reserved parking all make it a great experience. Eat at Sol or Crab Cooker. BreaKfast is lacking, but go down the sidewalk to Mutt Lynches.

Room Tip: Room 8 is best. Away from noise of street.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saratoga, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

An ideal location for enjoying the open window beach breeze and sounds. The rooms are immaculately furnished in early US antiques. In addition the beds are well kept and very comfortable. My stay was a bit out of season so most of the hotel was empty. The Continental breakfast we decent and severed near the balcony. There is complementary WiFi and decent for business work. The value is just ok based on price, but very nice place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yorba Linda, California
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6 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

not for kids. but perfect to get away with the wife. the food downstairs and the view is amazing. we will go back here soon

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Goleta, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

My husband and I are originally from Newport Beach and are very famiiliar with the area. We had always wanted to stay at the Doryman Inn and thought my husband's birthday would be the perfect occasion to return to Newport Beach to celebrate. The hotel is in a beautiful building, and the rooms are nicely decorated. The hotel is located in an area with many great bars and restaurants which suited us perfectly. That's where the good ends. The bed was beyond awful. It was so uncomfortable. It was lumpy and sagged in the middle. Neither my husband nor I slept much at all. By 5 a.m. we gave up trying. Due to the lack of sleep I ended up with a horrible cold and I felt miserable. But it doesn't end there. The breakfast was cold cereal and bland store-bought muffins. The parking situation was so bad, that instead of leaving our car with a clueless valet in a too-small parking lot, we ended up paying for metered parking so that our car would survive the night in tack. I tried to speak with the manager prior to departure but was told that she "just left" and would be "unavailable the rest of the day". I left my phone number and asked that she call me, but she never called. I later sent a letter to the manager describing the awful accommodations, but I never received any reply, by mail or phone. For the high price that one pays for a room at the Doryman Inn, a comfortable bed, decent parking, and a tasteful breakfast shouldn't be too much to ask for in return. Take it from a former local, do not stay here.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, CA
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13 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

I loved the Inn. The lady at the front desk was so sweet and accomodating. She really cares about the guest comfort. She was there when we checked in, there when we went to bed, and there when we checked out. Our room was very nice (room 2). It looked out onto the peir and the ocean. I must admit I didn't know what a Roman tub was until we stayed at the Doryman, but I wasn't disappointed. The gas fireplace and old books were a nice touch. The bubble bath products smelt great. If you are looking to be in a convient location, this is the place to stay. We didn't have to walk more then a couple of feet out of the Inn's doors to find bars and restaurants. The restaurant 21 Oceanfront, had an amazing view and great food (there is a dress code). A couple staying at the Inn didn't bring dinner attire, so the Innkeeper arranged for the restaurant to cater to then on the large deck with the beach view. Like I said the Innkeeper bent over backwards to make people happy. This was our 10th anniversary and the Doryman's staff definetly made it special.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Los Angeles
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4 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

We have stayed here several times over the past 10 years. This time was not nearly as good as previous stays. Nobody told us that #2 had a loud rumble all afternoon and in to the night. The machinery making the rumble (AC compressor?) also interfered with the television, putting 30 oscillating vertical lines of interference on the picture. I called after the stay to try and resolve the matter, but both times the manager was out and the receptionist was unenthusiastic about taking a message. As for breakfast, I would eat at the great coffee shop across the parking lot. Eggs, oatmeal, pancakes; anything you want.
The high point of the trip would be the place up the boardwalk with gelato. Try chocolate with a shot of espresso over it.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo, NY
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

The location, on Newport Beach, is well-positioned right at the pier on the beach. The rooms are charming with a vintage victorian decor (feels a little like a brothel....in a good way). Beds are amazingly comfortable. We spent two nights at the Doryman in room 9 and room 10. The rooms are filled with flowers, beveled mirrors, sunken marble tubs, skylights, fireplaces. Room 9 has a door to the balcony where we enjoyed our coffee and breakfast. It does get loud at night. It's right on the beach and surrounded by bars...it didn't really bother us, but if you are looking for quiet and an early night, you should be prepared with earplugs.

Parking was a bonus.

Below the hotel, is the Ocean 21 Restaurant which is dubbed NB's finest/most romantic. I enjoyed the food and cocktails. Did not enjoy the service...not friendly or interested in making us feel welcomed or comfortable. We dined here twice and came for cocktails another two times....you would think they would have been more attentive. Took 10 minutes to waive over the bartender (with less then 8 people at the bar).

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2102 W. Ocean Front, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doryman's Inn Bed & Breakfast Newport Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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