Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 68
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BugBoo Mad Wizard
This inn is more than decent, especially for the price in Newport Beach. I had two issues, though -- the room coffee maker is one of those for one cup -- no coffee pot, and I like to mix both decaf and regular and keep adding water to blend the two, garnering two half-cafs in the process. I felt like a mad scientist trying to do that in little single cups with a tiny coffee maker. The hotel's breakfast room coffee was good, though.
The other issue was herculean: the PBS station was unavailable for a while -- on the Downton Abby night!! Enough said...
Over all, though, it was a good stay.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ursula22 Location
Your close location to Hoag Hospital was a real plus.
February 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gina07 Great for the price & location!
Overall I had a very nice stay at this hotel. The staff were friendly & check-in was a breeze! My only comment was the room - when I first arrived in my room, it was very hot & muggy. Would have been nice for the air to have been on prior to my arrival. Additionally, there was a pretty ronchy smell in the bathroom. I couldn't point my finger to what it was, but it wasn't pleasant :-/
But again, I would recommend this hotel to anyone! It's great value and a great location!
February 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tammy S. Smelt like a sewer
We travel a lot for business and pleasure and often stay at The Holiday Inn Express. This one however, was lacking the same sort of quality we're used to. Although the location is great, the hotel smelt like a sewer. Initially I thought it was because we were near the ocean but then quickly realized there must be a sewer leak somewhere in the back. It was horrible and our room smelt bad also. The rooms were ok but not clean. We found a hair on the floor in our bathroom and the bed had NO padding on the mattress. We were sleeping on the sheet up against a hard mattress. It was just so far down the scale compared to other holiday inns we've stayed at. I would categorize this more like a motel 6. Breakfast omelets were ice cold also. Right out of the refrig. You've been warned....
February 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by everyrosehasitsthorn Great service - rooms par to average
The staff at this Holiday Inn was excellent and very amenable.
The rooms (unfortunately) were not so much. We had no tv for 2 days, we had to switch rooms because of the musty smell (which we had in our second room as well) and the air conditioning units were loud/noisy. The breakfast food was sub-par as well (powdered eggs, greasy sausage, stale biscuits). The hot tub had a "film" on the surface that stuck on your body when you left.
We stayed for 6 days -- to the staff's credit, they credited us one night's stay for some of the inconveniences.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ROGSW Thank You
Thank's to all the staff and a Verry Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays
December 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lovetheroad Good but...
I have been staying here for the last month except for weekends. I end up getting a different room with each week's visit. For the most part I got rooms that were quite functional. I only need it for sleeping but I work early and late and need the WiFi. This is not high speed WIFI by any means. I am a business road warrior. I really need to have high speed internet access. Some of the rooms do okay the others were horrible. The bad ones had 2 or 3 bars. I ended up breaking out my out VZW Mifi and burned up my data plan. They said nothing was wrong but I knew better.
December 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jeeper1965 Great time but bad smell!!
We checked in a little early and the room wasnt ready but no big! We left our bags with the front desk and off we went to have some lunch. We came back by 2pm and the room was ready. As we walked into the bottom floor towards our room from the back entrance, whew...The smell of sewage was intense.
Luckily, the smell stayed in the hall way. Great room, no issues what so ever. We stayed a few nights and unfortunately so did the smell for the duration of the stay. Again no a big deal and it wont keep us from going back. We found Billy's on the Beach across PCH and that was a huge plus!!
See you soon Newport!!
December 18, 2013