First time at the Marriott Villas in Newport.
Nice enough resort. We had the large, 2 bedroom suite which was great. We used one room just to throw all our luggage and travel junk in. That room was nicer than most master suites we've been in at other resorts. Had a couch, large TV, and a nice size bed. The master suite was huge; with a large tub, separate shower room, etc... Gorgeous renovations taking place.
They seem to be re-carpeting the place, repainting, and adding new base and headboards.
Room we received had an ocean view... which we enjoyed tremendously in the chilly, December mornings.
The furniture is what's dated. Looks like they purchased furniture en-mass from some Florida retirement home. But the fixtures balance it out. Nice granite counter-tops, nice table chandeliers, brushed-nickle plated door knobs, etc...
The reason we're giving it a 4-star review is not because the resort isn't nice... it is. But it's the small things that 5 star resorts do that put them in those categories. I would give it a 3.5, but that isn't an option.
We stay at a lot of resorts, because we travel a lot. Fireplaces, dinner table pre-set upon arrival, jetted tubs in the nicer rooms, breakfast, etc... For instance... to save a few bucks, the management has decided to set all the LG, flat-screen TV's to the most energy efficient setting. I have an LG TV just like theirs at home. The setting they use makes the TV so dark, it's almost impossible to watch unless you turn off every light in the villa. And they "lock" the TV, so you can't change the adjustment. Small annoyance. At the front desk they charge for DVD rental, at the kid-zone station in our complex, they were free.
The worst part was the sleep quality. We were in a 3rd level room, and apparently there's a 4th. We must have stayed in a room under the Ugandan Olympic Track & Field team's room, because there was non-stop banging and booming all night... every night, for a week.
We stayed because we were the recipients of a great deal. We liked the resort well enough to return, but probably would check out other places first. Nice enough staff. Grounds are clean and nice. Pool area is great, although a little busy, and the gym is great.
Great location, just a few miles from Laguna beach, which we love, and a few miles to Newport downtown.
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