We recently stayed at the Marriott Newport Coast Villas for a weekend wedding, and wished we could have taken advantage of the many amenities that the resort offered!
I should start by stating how accommodating the hotel staff were with us from the start. We thought the wedding was going to be cancelled three days out from the wedding, so we called and were able to get a full refund. Then, the next day we found out that the wedding was BACK ON! We had received a very nice discounted rate before, but we could not find that special rate on such short notice, so we contacted the hotel directly and they generously offered our original reservation/rate price that we had previously reserved.
We arrived very late for check in and the front desk representative was extremely welcoming and courteous. We were pleasantly surprised to have a room with a view in the 3800 building. The property was very well kept, lots of landscaping and fountains -- very attractive.
The room was enormous and very modern/updated, clean, like a very nice furnished apartment. We had plenty of room for us and our four children (ages 10-14) -- two slept on the queen bed in the spare bedroom, one slept on a sofa bed in the spare bedroom, and one slept on the sofa bed in the living room while we had the master bedroom suite. Two large bathrooms -- master bath with two-person shower, large soaking tub, definitely home-away-from-home luxury. Sheets were very comfortable ... bedding and decor updated. Roomy eating area, outdoor balcony with eat area, kitchen with full size fridge, dishwasher and even a washer/dryer.
The room was very quiet and everything in working order.
This is a vacation time-share place ... so they only provide the minimum on the travel sized lotions/soaps, etc. -- no conditioner or lotion -- just shampoo and soap -- and only one bag of decaf coffee. Just be sure to bring your own. When we called to request these items, we were told they were available for purchase in the hotel gift shop / coffee shop.
We did not have a chance to use the swimming pools, golf, putting, exercise, restaurants or any other facilities, so cannot review any of that ... but they all looked very nice.
The location was wonderful. It is not directly ON the beach ... but could be a short bike ride or walk down the street, cross Pacific Highway 1, and then into the Crystal Cove state park area and down a hill to the beach. We drove the 2 minutes it took to get there and parked and walked down to a nice little uncrowded beach area -- not a typical "public beach" with volleyball, games, lifeguard,e tc. -- just a private, quiet little beach that is more untouched by humans other than the occasionally jogger on the beach. I believe the hotel is located close to Laguna beach, which would be more public with restaurants, boardwalk, etc.
Location is also very convenient drive (maybe 10-15 minutes) to Newport Beach and Balboa Island -- which we spent 1/2 day exploring and thoroughly enjoyed the little shops, boardwalk and quaint (but very expensive) beachside homes. We enjoyed a frozen banana, some taffy candy from the candy store and then back to our hotel to go to our wedding.
I would definitely recommend this hotel/resort for large families or even as a romantic getaway for couples. I wish that we could have stayed longer!
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