After checking out early from a disappointing one-night stay at the Fairmont Newport Beach (which is in Irvine at the airport, not Newport Beach), I returned to a stand-by that had delivered before, the Island Hotel. Renovations of the restaurant, bar, lobby, exercise facilities, etc., were evident since my last stay here 4 months ago: Beautiful. The service is excellent, the room and beds 5-Star, and the location convenient to the Fashion Island Mall making shopping and dining options extensive. The service here is commendable and you really feel like the staff care, but most importantly, they deliver with not a problem experienced on either of two stays. This is now my preferred Newport Beach hotel property.