What a great little place this is! We stayed for 3 nights in July and this was my favourite hotel out of the 5 we stayed in on a tour of Las Vegas & California. It has a real home from home feel about it. From the home baked cookies everyday to the DVD library and the lovely helpful staff. We got parked ok in the car park and had a lovely room (305). Staff were great in ensuring we were ok and recommended some lovely nearby restaurants (The Old Spahetti House and Il Forno were our favourites). The location was fantastic and was a very short walk to the beach and also near to Newport Pier. Balboa Pier is about a 30 minute walk away but you can do this along the beach front or even rent a bike to do this if you don't like walking! The free loan of beach towels and beach equipment is perfect and if I return, this will be my hotel of choice.