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“Nice Resort With Some Drawbacks”

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Marriott's Newport Coast Villas
Ranked #4 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Nice Resort With Some Drawbacks”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My family and I stayed here for ten (10) days in July. We are Marriott Premier Owners, but this was our first trip to California. The resort is beautiful, located on the hills across the PCH from the beach - with multiple Spanish or Italian style villas built onto many acres on the hillside. The view from the lobby, and any villas in the building where the lobby is located, is spectacular - overlooking the three main pools, which are beautiful, and the Pacific, as well the landscaped property. The problem is that if you aren't in this building, or one near it and on a high floor, you lose the sense that you are at a resort on the Pacific coast. Our villa was on the first floor of building 1700. The villa was well appointed and clean. However, we had a view of trees off our deck and a view of a large hill in the front of the building. From our building it felt more like a mountain resort than a beach resort. We did put in our priorities for our villa immediately upon receiving the e-mail from the resort. Having a view was at the top of each of our submissions - if not of the ocean, at least of the pools. Unfortunately we got neither. We were told that the best they could do for us was to put us in a centrally located building, (which they did - building 1700 being the first center building below the main pool). The explanation was that the resort is full of owners this time of year. I accept that, but was still a bit disappointed that the best view we could get was of leaves - which I get to see plenty of at home. The kids' programs and teen club seemed to be well run and my kids enjoyed them. I was surprised the pool bar and grill closed as early as it did, and there was no entertainment on any evening as there is at some MCVI properties. One major drawback at this resort is parking. Each villa is supposed to have ONE spot in front of the building. Several nights when we got back from Disney or Universal at (;00 or a bit later, there were no spots in front of Building 1700 or any nearby building. There should be assigned parking spots for each villa, with illegally parked vehicles being towed. Another smaller drawback is the number of steps you have to walk. To get to the pool from Building 1700, we had to walk a large number of fairly steep steps due to the grade of the property. The steps were not a problem once or twice a day, but they did get tiring the third or fourth time up and down in a day, or when I had to walk some of them because I couldn't park near my Building. Don't take this as a negative review. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at this resort, and the local area is incredible. However, this was not my favorite MCVI property and I think they can do some things to improve the vacation experience.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Came here as a trial to see if we were interested in buying a timeshare. Although purchasing isn't in the cards for us at this time, we loved the resort and had a fabulous time. You can't beat the location, beauty of the resort itself, villa accommodations & activities offered. Having a washer/dryer in the villa, having 2 separate bedrooms, a full kitchen and gas grills a few steps from our door were all welcome amenities!! Great family vacation!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Seattle
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed for a few days in April with two boys (16 & 12). Our suite was perfect size. 2bdrm/2ba. One had king, other queen with pullout sofa in room. Additional pullout in living room. Had full kitchen. Main Pool area was nice with 2 good sized pools in one area. Boys played ping pong and jumbo chess in pool play area. Lots of families were enjoying it. Was full, but didn't feel too crowded as there are other pools on property. We were a bit of a hike away, and up some steep steps, so ask about that if it's important to you. We used the gas bbq grills one night that are located at each building. Close to Pelican Hill golf-hubby said was great. Easy to get to spots in Newport Beach, both to sightsee and shop including grocery stores. Made day trip to Disneyland (open to close) with minimal traffic.

Cons: no restaurant on site, just pool bar (food was decent) and not within waking distance of anything, must use car to get anywhere. They have shuttles on property, but we didn't use them as our car was more convenient. Offers to sit through presentation. Fortunately, they were not aggressive like other places can be and respected our decision. Game Lounge filled with young kids, not teens and game library was virtually non-existent, bring your own entertainment for evenings.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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TEMPE AZ
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was our third stay at this resort and by far the best. Based on our experience, villa location is key to fully enjoying your stay (villas we occupied previously had no views and small patios). The grounds are beautiful and the views are breathtaking. There are on-site activities for adults and children and without exception, each member of our family rated this a 5 star vacation. There are several pools, a fitness center, kids' activity center, great shopping nearby and of course, the ocean. We have already booked this resort for next June.

Room Tip: Request an ocean view prior to your stay.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is my favorite place to be. If you are an owner here you know what I mean. If you are looking to use this as a hotel-it's wonderful! Each and every unit has 2 bedrooms. Both rooms are beautiful. One sleeps 2, the other sleeps 4. The kitchen is stocked with all the plates,cups and utensils you need. I suggest bringing your own paper plates, ziplock baggies, aluminum foil and spices. We also like to bring a lantern for the patio at night. The best part of using this as a hotel is not having to pay exorbitant and ridiculous parking and resort fees, that nearby hotels charge. It's all included. The Crystal Cove Beach across the street makes this the perfect OC destination.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

the resort located in a good place which have a lot of activities and things you can do with your family, unfortunately the rooms has a different views and the all of them have the same rate. if you were lucky you will stay at one have the ocean view.
we enjoyed staying at the resort it was an excellent experience.
the only negative thing is that there is no resturant in the hotel, the only thing they have is pizza hut

Room Tip: we will be back
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Just arrived at the Newport Coast Marriott. Was looking forward to our 3 night stay, but the day started by checking in at 1pm, getting a property sales pitch at the front desk and at the Concierge...twice in 10 minutes. Actually felt that I could not leave the Concierge until I gave my name...."No" was not good enough. We finally received a call that our room was ready after 4:30pm...kinda late!

Overall rates are +$600 per night, our Room is 1814, first floor, patio covered with bugs, very very dark and kind of wet! We are currently owners in at Park City Mountain, so we thought trying another villa was a good idea - Wrong! This one is bad!

We did call to try to exchange for a better room. Was told that we could check out tomorrow, wait until after 4pm to see if another room became available. Not....fortunately we are not here for the hotel, rather Laguna Beach etc.

We will not return to this Marriott! And neither should you!

Room Tip: This property is to big for them to manage. Stay away
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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MVCI_Executive, Customer Care at Marriott's Newport Coast Villas, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
We are sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience at Marriott's Newport Coast Villas. This is not typical of the guest experience at our resort and we would appreciate an opportunity to personally address your concerns. Please contact us at customer.care@vacationclub.com or at 800 860 9384. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Property: Marriott's Newport Coast Villas
Address: 23000 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92657-2100
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#10 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Newport Coast Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 700
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