We stayed here for 1 night during our trip up PCH last September. I read the reviews on TripAdvisor and wasn't disappointed! The hotel doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside it is clean, spacious and the hotel staff are so friendly and welcoming. There were delicious (still warm!) homemade cookies in the lobby which really hit the spot on our arrival from the San Diego area and they had a good DVD library - we did end up checking out a DVD to watch that evening which was very enjoyable. Our room was lovely, 'New England' type decor, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom warm and clean. They even left a nice personalised card on the bed, welcoming us - nice touch! Breakfast was great - there was a selection of foods to choose from: cereals, bagels, fruits, pastries etc and while there were some tables in the adjoining room, you could take your breakfast anywhere in the building - so we ate ours on the roof terrace!
Parking was no problem as we found a space in their lot, but they were quick to say that if we couldn't find a space, to park in the pay lot across the street and let them know so they could take care of the charge. We walked to the beach the next morning which was a short 10 minute walk and spend 30 minutes or so walking along the beach watching some pretty good surfers before walking back and checking out.
All in all, a lovely little hotel reasonably priced in a great location in Newport. Big thank you to all the staff who make it such a great place!