Spent this past weekend at The Islan – Newport Beach (the lights on the lit sign on top of the building facing Fashion Island has a lot of letters in the dark, so it reads "The Islan Newport Beach," looks tacky) for the second time and awesome service was the order of the weekend. Bellman, Doormen, Engineers, etc… all running to open a door for you, dropping what they were doing and wishing you a good day.
There was a previous poster who made a big deal about parking. It’s clear as day down below – 2 hour max Monday through Friday from 9am till 6pm. So, obviously, parking is free down on the street below after 6pm and all weekend long.
There are no vending machines, this is correct. This is a 5 Diamond hotel, you have a mini bar and you call room service when you need ice or some water.
Bed was super comfortable and the linens were crisp and clean. Bose system is an awesome touch, both radio and TV. Good water pressure in the shower and the sounds of the construction next door minimal.
Do yourself a favor and visit this awesome hotel, they run a top-notch operation.