Originally Posted by johnsmom
We are staying at the Newport Beachside Hotel in Feb. With a family of 5 for that time of year we were able to book a 2 bedroom cityview room for about $200.00. Any advice for us about the hotel and where to eat that is affordable? We've never been there and the website looks nice. Any info would be great!
Great! I think you will really enjoy your stay there. The beach is really nice and the water near the pier stays shallow for quite away out. There are a number of small fish in the area and you often see pelicans diving down into the water to feed.
Beach chairs and towel service is included in your hotel fee so be sure and take advantage. You don’t need shade from about mid afternoon on because part of the beach will be in the shadow of the highrise next door. The hotel itself is small so most of the beach has sun almost all day.
There is no self parking just like almost all the beach front hotels. I believe the valet is $10-$15 per day. We only stay on our way to or from a cruise so usually take a taxi. The entrance is a little odd since you enter the drive way on the north end and exit the drive way on the south. Opposite to the flow of traffic.
There are 2 restaurants inside the hotel, one is really pricy but good and more like a night club while the other is a bit lower in price and more casual. The best value is the Pool Bar where you can get good burgers, bar-b-q, and finger foods at a reasonable rate. The pier at the southern edge of the property has a restaurant that has pizza, seafood, burgers, and a lot more.
There is a strip mall across the street and about one half block north. We eat breakfast at the Einstein Brothers Bagels there. It also has a Chinese buffet that looks good but we haven’t tried it yet. There is a CVS pharmacy at the end of the mall that makes a good place to pick up sodas and snack foods or little things you forgot.
The rooms also usually have a flyer or two from delivery places that show up while you’re there. There are a number of really good places a short drive from the hotel. Many of them trendy with interesting ambiance.
The properties on both sides of the hotel are condos or timeshares so there isn’t much else really close