Fabulous hotel (more like guest house really) between the inlet and the sea on the Balboa peninsula, Newport Beach. Took my teenage daughter for 8 day trip, and really cannot speak too highly of the hotel. The staff are welcoming and just so helpful all the time. On checking in, my daughter said to me 'there's an ambience about this place I am going to love' & it did not disappoint! No need for a pool, the beach is just over the road and the hotel provides beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards.
Free wifi (essential for teenagers) and comprehensive selection of dvds should you wish to watch one. Love the informality of the place, even though efficient. The light breakfast was perfect & we ate ours on the sun terrace every day. All day coffee, fruit and afternoon cookies, just added to the warmth of the atmosphere