We stayed at The Island Hotel for one night as part of our cross country road trip. The room was spectacular and the room service (it was a veg night for us) was very good. The only draw back was that it was far from the water and located next to a mall. I wrongfully assumed that it would be closer to the water and was surprised by its location. That being said, the hotel is a little oasis in the midst of a busier area of Newport Beach.
As part of the "veg night" I went to the spa. I was hesitant at first making an appointment with a hotel spa, but I was blown away. It was absolutely beautiful, peaceful and had all the makings of an upscale spa. I had a massage with Amanda and I can honestly say that it was the best massage that I have ever gotten. I very particulart about massages, as I can't stand light rubbing. I requested that she give more of a deep tissue massage and she sure did! It was absolutely incredible! If we go back, I am definitely requesting Amanda!
FYI: The hotel is about 15 minutes from downtown Laguna.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Newport Beach in sun-kissed Southern California, Island Hotel Newport Beach is the center of coastal luxury. Offering breathtaking city and harbor views, Island Hotel features 294 guestrooms and suites, Island Club atop the 20th floor, more than 23,000 square feet of event space, the largest ballroom in Newport Beach, a full-service spa, fitness center and resort-style pool. Island Hotel is home to the new Oak Grill, a true Newport Beach original featuring California cuisine with influences from around the globe and a specifically curated wine, beer and spirits program. Guests may dine al fresco on the restaurant's wooden deck or lounge fireside. For entertainment, Aqua Lounge is the new place to play in Newport Beach. With tableside mixology, craft cocktails and vibrant DJs the lounge is always fun, flirtatious and engaging. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, guests at Island Hotel are invited to enjoy a variety of Preferred Hotel Group branded programs, including the iPrefer loyalty program. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Newport Beach