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The Duke Hotel Newport Beach
Ranked #9 of 18 Hotels in Newport Beach
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed here in June 2013 for a conference. Our room was a lovely and clean two-room suite (king bed, sofa bed) on the 7th floor. We slept well each night in the very comfortable beds.

The staff were all friendly and helpful. Restaurant food was pricey but delicious. There is a free shuttle from the hotel to a few places (like Balboa Island) in Newport Beach that make it convenient if you don't have a car. The fitness room was under construction but still very good; we used it every day. The pool is small but fun; water temperature is warm. The kids enjoyed the pool very much.

The hotel is conveniently located near the airport but about 5 miles from the ocean.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Arrived at 6:30 pm from Fairmont in San Francisco (excellent) and went to restaurant with family to eat. We were told we had to go to the back of the bar wih our son ( not appropriate to eat a meal at). When we asked to sit in the restaurant we were told that it was "closed" and they did not have staff. After going to the front desk to ask what was going on the Hotel Manager told us that she had not idea of this!! We went back and were told we could eat but would have to wait. The Manager, Front desk and the staff at the bar were not professional. Bottom line we had to be driven to eat at Wildfish (great). This Fairmont lacked the professionalism and quality we have grown to expect. Very disappointing.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The criticisms directed at the hotel are not consistent with our experience. The property is nicely maintained, staff very polite and helpful (ok one waitress could use some more polish, but just one), poolside is a pleasure. Far better than average fitness center--6 good treadmills, didn't count the ellipticals or recumbent bikes, but ample. We were here for a family wedding and it was fabulous and joyful--outdoor ceremony for 200, outdoor cocktails, indoor dinner and dancing. So many chances for the hotel to make standout mistakes, but instead, it was a lovely backdrop to a great event.

Room Tip: Join Fairmont's President club, converts wireless to free service and enhances he chance for an...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We needed a conveniently located room near Orange County Airport. We read the reviews and were forewarned but the price was great and the location was perfect

The bad news: yes, the place is worn and could use updated. The door to the cabinet housing the mini refrigerator (no minibar) didn't close. The walls were scuffed. The shower was nothing special. Small room, no chair other than the desk chair

However, the service was very good. The valet was sufficiently staffed and kept the cars moving at even the busiest times. The front desk staff was very pleasant and efficient. The only slight complaint is that no one could give us the name of any place in the area that served food after 10 pm - cant be an unusual request for an airport area hotel

I checked out the pool because it looked so nice on the website. It is nice but somewhat smaller than expected.

I'd stay again because of the price, location, and staff. However it can't compare to any of the other fairmont properties I've visited

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent one night here and as its a very nice hotel they were a bit short staffed. We went by the pool and they had no towels, and they were just a bit unprepared. We got a very good deal on the room but if I had to pay full price I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Spent a night here for a quick getaway from LA. Got a great rate from LMTCLUB.com. About to check out and so far it's been a great stay. check in was a breeze at 5 pm yesterday. spent an hour at the pool, which was WARM! My todder was not even cold. They ran out of towels but got some more right away. cabanas are free. We got free wifi through President's club and valet should be free. We are about to check out so we'll find out soon. The room is average, old furniture refurbished with marble tops. The bathroom sink seemed new. there was a flat screen tv and marble, which are nice. The arm chairs are kinda old and faded. The bed is comfy. They have a fitness center with free spring water and apples. and coffee/tea out in the morning in the lobby until 9am on weekends. Yeah, overall, it was a great place for the money. Would come back. It takes about 15 min to drive to the ocean.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This exquisite hotel is located close to the airport but without the usual noise. Inside you'll find a charming atmosphere and the necessary infrastructure for business traveller. The beach is too far away for tourists.
I had a huge comfortable room with a king size bed and on top a giant terrace. The piano bar and lounge offers the classic ambience to let the day fade away. Breakfast is served under umbrellas and palms in the cozy atmosphere of the atrium garden.
Huge parking area with valet parking is available as well.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Josephine P, General Manager at The Duke Hotel Newport Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to comment on your most recent visit to Fairmont Newport Beach. Your comments are helpful in determining our guest service training and development moving forward.

We are very pleased to have completed our fitness center upgrade offering a new and enlarged space outfitted with state of the art Technogym equipment and Datapulse connectivity!

Once again thank you for your time and insight. - Fairmont Newport Beach

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Additional Information about The Duke Hotel Newport Beach

Address: 4500 Macarthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660-2010 (Formerly Fairmont Newport Beach)
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#6 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#7 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range: $145 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Duke Hotel Newport Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 440
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Duke Hotel Newport Beach in Southern California radiates a dramatic feel from both an architectural and design standpoint. Each and every aspect is designed to surround you in total 'O.C.' Luxury. To complete the luxury hotel experience, The Duke Hotel Newport Beach is thrilled to also offer its full-service urban Spa, TheSpa Sante. With more than 8,000 square feet of space, the Spa features eight decadent spa treatment rooms offering the finest in spa services and using only the finest in products and techniques. Prepare to be pampered like never before! The Duke Hotel Newport Beach welcomes you to the charm and allure of Southern California with its sun-drenched beaches, world-class shopping, and exciting nightlife! The Duke Hotel Newport Beach offers 440 luxury guest rooms, including 54 exquisite suites, most feature over-sized soaking tubs. The Duke Hotel Newport Beach is also gaining favor as one of the most ideal locations for weddings. Of all the special moments of your life, there are very few that approach the importance of your wedding day. Having your wedding with us in beautiful Newport Beach means it will be filled with the class and elegance you've always dreamed of. All guests receive daily courtesy shuttle service to and from John Wayne Airport, Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, The District and Balboa Island. For rental car information, please contact on-site Hertz Rent-a-Car. The Duke Hotel Newport Beach offers wireless Internet access available in all of our meeting rooms, as well wireless high-speed Internet access in each guestroom. Year-round, guests can enjoy relaxing at the hotel's Palms Pool and Cabanas, reserve your private cabana today. The re-designed self-serviced Business Center accommodates the needs of its corporate guests. To best enjoy our Newport Beach, California hotel's amenities and the riches of Orange County, consider one of our many appealing packages available and maximize your visit to the OC. ... more   less 
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