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“Inexpensive, comfortable, questionable residents” 3 of 5 stars
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Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
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“Inexpensive, comfortable, questionable residents”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

I was actually here on 2 occasions in the Fall and WInter 2008-2009. This is an inexpensive, family run motel just far enough away from Newport Beach that it is affordable.

It does have quite a few permanent residents, welfare families on assistance, some with mental health issues... but it was safe, and I spent 2 entire months here, separated by the mandatory one-day check-out, during which I went up to Hollywood for Hanukkah and Xmas.

Was thinking of visiting again this Winter, but the on-line rate seemed to have gone up, and I didn't bother calling, as I'm going back to Europe where I enjoy visiting more.

I drove then, and getting to McDonald's and Albertsons, and Fry's was pretty simple. I would walk to the excellent movie theater. Now, on foot, even the McDonald's would be a stretch.

I hope they clean the place up a bit, and reduce the number of welfare clients with mental health problems.

Costa Mesa/Newport Beach is a fun part of SoCal, and this motel deserves attention and more traveling customers.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Harbor Bay Motel
Address: 2026 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2672
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Costa Mesa
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Ranked #16 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
Number of rooms: 48
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Harbor Bay Motel Costa Mesa, CA - Orange County

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