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“Holiday Stop Over” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2300 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663   |  
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Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
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Rialto, California, United States
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Holiday Stop Over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My children and I stayed the night here after viewing the Harbor of Lights (Christmas boats lights). The room did not have an operating heater. When we brought this to the attention of the front desk, we were moved to another room (no problem). The hotel was right across the street from the viewing area at the Boy Scouts Sea Harbor location for the Harbor Lights. There was a free breakfast the next morning. I can't really complain about a "free" breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lebec, California
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3 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The place is nice and quiet, even tho it is on a busy street. The rooms were clean. The service was good. Continental breakfast was ok. Could have been more selection. It is nice and close to harbor. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a perfect hotel for anyone not looking for luxury but you still want a very good hotel to stay in. Me and the beautiful lady were looking to getaway from the L.A. area, where we live, for a couple days, and decided to spend some time relaxing and enjoying Newport Beach. This place is super clean, staff is great. They treat you like 5 star guests. The fresh baked cookies and candy at the front desk was a very nice touch. The pool and whirlpool were both clean, pool had pool toys for kids, and a cabana in the pool area. Breakfast in the morning wasn't the best I've ever had, but I'd still give it a 7/10. The pancake maker machine was awesome. As far as location goes, it's a close walk to a couple really good restaurants, like the Rusty Pelican, that had a view of the harbor. The front desk guy recommended it to us. But as far as the beach and all the fun stuff Newport and Balboa has to offer, you will have to drive it, but it's a quick 5-10 drive to everything. And with everywhere having free parking just about, I actually preferred this as we were able to drive our car to the thick of the area, park all day, and do what we wanted, and drive back to our hotel instead of walk back. To be honest, the hotels staying right on the beach didn't seem as clean as this one, being that they are right on the sand and beach, and a lot more busy and loud. My only gripe with this place is that while it was still cheaper than other hotels, it was still a pretty penny for a Holiday Inn. It was a value, but I've payed to stay in luxury hotels for the same price as this one. So keep in mind that you are still paying for being in Newport, and that's what you base your value off of, not a typical value hotel that's nice and clean. Still, I would 100% recommend this to anyone, and more than likely will be the only place I'd stay again when coming back to Newport.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Ideal value hotel for exploring the area but you do need a car. Only a short drive to the fantastic Balboa island with its quaint shops and millionaire residences. Go early to get a parking space though. We took the island boat tour which tells you everything you need to know. You can also walk around the outside of island and people watch and take a good look at the properties and their boats. You can get the ferry over on foot to Balboa and the beaches at the cost of 1 dollar each!

The hotel is simple with a small pool with a good breakfast and is clean. Staff are friendly and plenty of parking. Within an easy drive to the shops at Fashion Island , Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Murphysboro
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Newport Beach marked the terminus of our travels down the Pacific Coast Highway. The Holiday Inn Express is a very nice place to rest your head. It is away from nightlife, beach and tourist activities. It is right on Highway 1. The room was clean and comfortable and quiet. The staff was very nice. The complimentary breakfast was nice. There is also a laundry room with two washers and dryers that was clean with machines that operated perfectly - not always the case in motels. A very nice place to stay using it as a base for touring.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We chose this hotel due to the availability of parking and the price was more reasonable than most others in the area. We arrived well before check-in time but the room was ready which was a bonus. The room was clean and comfortable although the hotel does have a bit of a dated feel about it. The complimentary breakfast was great. The hotel is a good 15-20 minute walk to any nightlife and the start of the beach (which is entirely residential), but you will walk at least 30 minutes to get to the area where there are bars/restaurants actually on the waterfront. Ideal for an overnight stop if you are on a road trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear gftimes2,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments online. Please accept my apologies for falling short of your expectations on some aspects of your stay. However, we are thankful that you enjoyed your stay despite some issues. I appreciate your feedback as this is our best resource for improving guest services. We all hope that we will have the opportunity to host you again on a future visit.

Sincerely,

Karen G.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here, and the location, while not on the beach, but by the bay and the price is the best in Newport. It also had the cheapest parking fee. They also have free breakfast and with 2 kids that saved us a lot of money. The rooms are average, not bad not good. The staff was helpful and kind. My biggest complaint was the smell in the elevator. They must do something about it.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2300 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Distinctively different, the Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach hotel is located across from Newport Beach Harbor, on exciting Mariner's Mile, a short drive to John Wayne Airport and walking distance to a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment. Come stay with us when you are attending some of Orange County's best events. Just minutes away from the OC Fair, Toshiba Senior Classic, Pageant of the Masters, Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade, Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Boat Show, and the Taste of Newport Our professional staff is courteous, friendly, attentive and committed to making your stay fun, and memorable with first-class quality accommodations and legendary service to exceed your expectations. The Holiday Inn Express Newport Beach is also located near many top Orange County attractions such as Newport Beach Pier, Fashion Island, Balboa Island, South Coast Plaza, Disneyland, and the Orange County Fairgrounds. Newport Beach is also situated between two other exciting beach cities Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach. ... more   less 
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