Quite possibly the most relaxing time I have ever spent in a hotel was at the Fairmont Newport Beach! The building is dramatic from an architectural standpoint and is certainly not hard to miss. The hotel offers great amenities, geared more towards the business traveller than the leisure one. The fantastic fitness facility is open 24/7 and there are two lighted tennis courts available to guests as well.
The guest rooms, while not the most luxurious I've ever seen, were quite possibly the most comfortable. It felt like home. I stayed in a one bedroom suite. There was a 32" flatscreen in both the bedroom and living room, the living room had a fantastic ergonomic work station with desk and oversize chair and the decor was great - fun colors that fit with the Southern California location of the hotel. And now for the bed.... wow!! I slept so well at the Fairmont Newport Beach I never wanted to go home. 330 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, Simmons Pillow Top Mattress and a 100% Goose Down Duvet equals unrivaled comfort! There was even an in-room laptop safe (like I said, perfect for the business traveller).
I found the staff, most especially the concierge, to be extremely friendly and proud of their city. Everyone pointed me in the direction of their personal favorite Newport Beach hot-spot and I found their recommendations to be excellent. The housekeeping team was excellent - they didn't miss a beat!
My one major issue with the Fairmont Newport Beach is that nothing of interest is in walking distance. The hotel seems to be designed mainly for business travellers and as a result is dead in the middle of the business district. However, the hotel has remedied this situation by providing a daily courtesy shuttle service to and from John Wayne Airport, Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, The District and Balboa Island. This is truly a lovely touch!
The business centre is fantastic and really impressed me! (haha who would have thought I could be impressed with a business center). There are three (huge!) private offices with fax machines, color printers, black and white printers, color fax machines, black and white fax machines, internet access, and even secretarial services available upon request. And, it is open 24 hours a day!
In-Room Dining was excellent - friendly staff, great food, however the restaurant leaves a lot to be desired...good atmosphere but a chilly dining room service team (almost to the point of rude), and sub-par food.
The Fairmont Newport Beach is the ideal place for the Southern California Business traveller, but consider it if you are a leisure traveller as well. While it may not be in the center of the touristy part of Newport Beach, it provides easy access to get there and is really a comfortable, friendly, home away from home! 9.5/10 overall in my books!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairmont Newport Beach hotel 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, Fairmont Newport Beach hotel 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! Fairmont Newport Beach hotel welcomes you to the charm and allure of Southern California with its sun-drenched beaches, world-class shopping, and exciting nightlife! Fairmont Newport Beach hotel offers 440 luxury guest rooms, including 54 exquisite suites, most feature over-sized soaking tubs. Fairmont 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. Fairmont 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. "Green" Parking: Overnight guests who drive hybrid vehicles can enjoy 50% off parking at Fairmont Newport Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Newport Beach Hotel Newport Beach
- Newport Beach Fairmont