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“Relaxed elegance in Southern California” 5 of 5 stars
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Island Hotel Newport Beach
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   690 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Relaxed elegance in Southern California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2005

This is a great place to stay in southern California and we highly recommend it.

Despite the hotel's office park location in the midst of million-dollar homes and the Fashion Island shopping mall, the beautiful views of the ocean from the balconies in the corner suites really make you feel as though you're on vacation.

The signature Four Seasons golden yellow walls in the rooms reflect the bright SoCal skies and the sliding doors on the balconies allow you to fully enjoy the quiet ocean breezes. The comfortable beds, marble bathrooms and L'Occitane amenities add to the luxury ambience of this relaxing getaway in the heart of suburban southern California.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2004

first visit (leisure) to southern california by my wife and i. booked the four seasons due to reputation. found the service typically first-class. arrived on our anniversary after six-hour travel delay, tired, cleaned up and went out for a late bite to eat; upon return found champagne, chocolate strawberries and card from concierge. a nice touch! room and property very attractive. pool is very nice, was uncrowded in mid-august. appeared to be about 80% business, 20% tourist clientele. great food, service at gardens lounge and grill at pelican hill.
minuses: had premier king room with "preferred panoramic ocean view" - ? was mostly panoramic view of fashion island shopping center w/ocean in distance. very disappointing. hotel is situated 'sideways' to ocean, balconies face more north/south. found it odd no radio in room, only cd/dvd player. tv in bath had 1960's-style tuning knob, like old transistor radios..cheap! also, in-room coffee maker would be nice.
overall, enjoyed our stay but would likely not return.

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 690 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Island Hotel Newport Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 294
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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