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Newport County Inn and Suites

Reviewer's Name:

Liz McKinnon

Reviewer's Email Address:

cosette13@yahoo.com

Date(s) of Stay:

Sept 22 - 24, 2000

Disney Resort:

Disneyland (California)

Location:

Santa Ana Area

Ease of Disney Park Access:

About a 20-30 min drive.

Complimentary Park Shuttle Available?

No

Park Shuttle Comments:

No shuttle to park, but free airport shuttle and town car service for a fee to area attractions.

Address:

325 South Bristol St., Costa Mesa

Phone Number:

800-322-9992

Facility Type:

Hotel

Accommodation Used:

Suite

Accommodations Review:

The main building of the hotel houses the regular rooms, and across the driveway is the suites building. We booked a suite through Hotel Reservations Network for a fraction of the cost of making a reservation directly with the hotel. The hotel is BEAUTIFUL!! It is decorated with antiques in the halls and lobby. A beautiful courtyard with a fountain, 2 swimming pools, flower gardens everywhere. The ambience gives reminded me of a French B&B. Our suite had 2 four poster beds that were 3 feet off the floor. A stool was provided to get into bed. My daughter is 4 and thought this was really neat, but I was so afraid of her falling out of bed I called for extra pillows and had them beside her in bed. There was a large armoire with the TV inside. We had a wet bar with fridge and microwave. The bathroom had a large Jacuzzi bathtub that could easily fit 2 people. If you stay in the suites building, you get a free buffet breakfast. It was really good, hot and cold foods. I highly recommend staying here if you want to be in the airport area for a couple nights. We took the bus to Balboa Island and Newport Beach. It was one bus with no transfers and took about 20 mins. The bus stops right at the beach! They also have a free shuttle to Southcoast Plaza (a very upscale mall).

Rate/Night (for your stay):

109.95 through Hotel Reservations Network

# of Restaurants/Lounges:

2

Restaurant/Lounge Review:

I am not sure of what they were like to eat in, but they looked nice. There was a bar with outdoor patio and a restaurant. Judging by the room service menu, I think the restaurant was more upscale and pricey. There were several places within a 2 min walk (Denny's, Chinese Food, Mexican fast food, etc..). There was also a Mcd's and a BK about a 5 min drive away.

Amenities / Facilities / Activities Available:

Sundries Shop, Pool, Hot Tub, Health Club / Spa, Sauna / Steamroom, Hair Dryer, Laundry, Babysitting / Kid's Programs, Cooking Facilities, Concierge, Room Service, Complimentary Airport Shuttle, Handicapped Accessible Rooms Available, Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Smoke Detectors, Fire Sprinklers

Pool Description/Comments:

2 nice pools, one for each building. We found the water a bit too cool for swimming. Small, quiet pools.

Other Comments:

This would be a nice honeymoon spot. We did not see many children there, and the place is very quiet. If you can avoid it, do not do laundry here, it took about 45 mins for the wash and about 2 hrs to dry normal loads! We started our laundry at 8pm and it was nearly 11pm when we finished! In the suites building, request a first floor room if you want a patio. http://www.countrysuites.com/newportbeach/
 

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