Perfect for families, short walk to beach and town center. Welcoming friendly staff. Highly recommend if you are looking for unique, small family style hotel.
I've stayed here a few times over the last 6-8 years. As mentioined in other reviews, the staff is helpful and friendly; good complimentary breakfast.
I always read reviews before booking the hotel. Thanks to Tripadvisor that helps me to find this great hotel. When we stopped for the first time, Warren showed us everything in the hotel, he was so kind and friendly!!! He helped us to choose a restaurant for the dinner. I liked the room, it's very beautiful! The beach is so near and it's huge! Free parking and coffee all day. The breakfast included and it's free also.
My wife and I stayed at this gem of a small hotel on Balboa Blvd in Newport CA for four nights recently. It is a great find in Southern CA. Very clean and convenient to everything on the Balboa Peninsula.
I recently spent four nights here and the hotel is in a fantastic location just steps from the boardwalk between Balboa Pier and Newport Pier (the hotel is located just a couple blocks from Newport Pier). It is an easy walk to several restaurants at the pier and a longer walk, but really pleasant, to Balboa Pier and the ferry to Balboa Island.
I love this hotel. Old but well cared for. Rooms squeaky clean and super comfy. Roof deck is relaxing with a beautiful view. One block from the beach and they supply towels, boogie boards, chairs, toys. My only issue was that my room was on the road and it was very loud until 2 am, so not a good full nights sleep.
The level of attention and respect each guest receives is something very special. It is about 100 steps to the sand of the beach, counting from the entrance doors of the hotel.
Loved every minute of our quick birthday getaway. Ralph and Warren were the best. Fresh baked cookie smells. Roof top drinkin'. Beach walkin'. Can't wait to go back.
What a neat little hotel with very charming and with lots of love designed rooms. The staff is overwhelmingly friendly and helpful.