Marriott's Newport Coast Villas
Newport Coast, California
Marriott's Newport Coast Villas
Newport Coast, California
Marriott Newport Coast Villas is set on a majestic, soaring bluff overlooking the pristine stretch of Laguna Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Amenities are plentiful, and include five outdoor pools, tennis, golf, a fitness center with a sauna and a steam room, five outdoor whirlpool hot tubs, walking and biking trails, barbecue areas, restaurant, convenience store and more. The on-site Pacifica Spa offers a variety of spa treatments by appointment.
Each two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa has a fully-equipped kitchen as well separated living and dining areas. Master suites boast king-size beds, oversized soaking tubs and separate showers while the guest room includes its own full bathroom as well as a queen-size bed, double sleeper sofa and television. In- room washer and dryer as well as complimentary Wi-Fi access offer the ultimate in convenience, and the private balcony is perfect for catching those California sunsets!
Striking bluffs, rolling hills, coastal vistas and Mediterranean architecture make Newport Coast an undeniably beautiful destination. While the beaches are the main attraction, don't think the fun ends there - this particular region is home to countless other attractions like Balboa Island, Hollywood, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the San Diego Zoo. Golfers have their pick of several area courses, including those at the Strawberry Farm Golf Club and Pelican Hill Golf Club.
Please note that Marriott Newport Coast does not guarantee any owner or guest a specific unit view. Units and views are assigned at check-in.
Marriott seems to learn more from the owners with each new resort. Most units have nice view of the Pacific. The villas and grounds are well maintained.
As with all resorts, an automobile is a necessity. For the adventerous, driving to Big Sur to the North and San Diego to the South are nice day trips.
Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills are easy drives. Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and San Juan Capristino are also easy drives.
The neary-by beaches and hills provide an abundance of nature.
We are fans of the many restaurant options; and one of our favorites is the Landry's at Dana Point.
This is THE place to stay in Southern California. Beautiful views, Exceptionally Clean, well appointed Rooms, Great Facilities (Pools, Hot Tubs, BBQ, Fire Pit, Basketball Courts, etc etc). Enjoy life amongst some of the most sought after real estate in SoCal. Far enough south to avoid the big city life of LA, but great access to both LA and San Diego. Shuttle service is really convenient. We have been going here since 2008, and it is now our #1 summer destination.
This was one of the worst timeshares I've ever been to. We had a 2bedroom villa that was dirty, needed total renovation and when we opened the dishwasher there were no prongs left on top to hold glasses and such. The kitchen faucet was broken and every seam in the carpeting had seam lines coming apart. Probably the biggest problem for me was the moldy smell within the unit. I left an extremely negative review on Trip Advisor as well as letting the management and Marriott know what we found. This resort should be an embarrassment to Marriott.
This is a beautiful location overlooking the pacific. It's a 20 minute walk to the beach, downhill. The resort is isolated from the town, but there's free shuttles (advised since parking is an issue in many areas. A great mall is within a 10 minute drive, just avoid the rush hour which is tedious when on vacation.
There are no restaurants on site other beach stuff. A few minutes towards Laguna Beach is an old hamburger joint overlooking he Ocean, but you'll need a nice day to enjoy and there are plenty of those at NewPort.
There are over 150 units. Ask for a quiet area, which are often available, and face the ocean, for early morning sun and breakfast on the balcony!
We're not an owner here, but elsewhere. This is in my top 5 for overall experience. The only thing to improve on is having a Marriott Resort near...no chance of that happening.
It doesn't get any better than this resort. Great So Cal beaches, and lots of things to do around town. My kids had a blast in the pools.
This to me is a 4.5 star resort. The location on the bluff and the ocean views are hard to beat. My main complaints are the fact that the "Grill" and "marketplace" , onsite eateries are small and not like other Marriott's vacation Club resorts. A restaurant would be nice to sit down and unwind at the end of the day. The "Grill" is a pool bar. For the most part the grounds are clean and well kept, but the trash cans in the units are small and the trash dumpsters are not necessarily in convienant places. The trash cans outside the condos have a tendency to fill up with people's trash from their kitchen because they dont know what to do with it. Overall I would recommend the Newport Coast to anybody. It is peaceful, has plenty to offer, and the views are amazing. Just make sure you rent a car because you will drive to most places.
This place is amazing! We have been owners for 10 years, and have come to this resort every year! So excited to come, and NEVER want to go home. We usually bring our kids and grands, but now they are owners too. Peaceful location, but near things if you want, beach, Disney, San Diego even Hollywood. Place is usually very clean, and workers friendly and accommodating. If at all possible yes, avoid the month of July......very over crowded. Market place is small, needs to be updated and expanded. A restaurant would be fabulous, besides the snack bar, but guess not going to happen. The Pelican Hill resort across the street has wonderful restaurants, and the BEST homemade gelato. We return year after year and enjoy every moment. We have gone to many Marriotts and this is one of the best. Enjoy your vacation!
I visited Newport Coast two years in a row. The timeshare property has just spectacular views and lovely large well decorated suites. The Marriott staff goes a step beyond with their impeccable service. I loved the location so much that I bought a timeshare every other year. I travel with the Marriott organization a great deal. I find Newport Coast Villas to be a very special place in my heart amongst those travels. A great location to gather with family and friends!
I arranged for 3 concurrent weeks for a family reunion for our children and grandchildren and we had a great vacation last summer. While we had transportation to leave the resort, I was surprised that family members found so much to do on the premises and at the nearby ocean.
The resort is very well maintained and the units are very comfortable. We have also been very pleased with the cleanliness and condition of the units during each of the 6 weeks we have stayed there. The personnel have also been responsive to any requests to make our stay more enjoyable.
We're now planning the next family reunion, again at Newport Villas.
Great location and great amenities. Near Laguna Beach as well as Newport Beach.
I have been coming here for the last 6 years for the 4th of July week. My family always has a great time, the staff is very friendly and the location is beautiful.
fantastic location with tons of things to do nearby! Beautiful surroundings; ocean, golf , tennis, shopping, amusements parks, great restaurants, everything you could ask for and more! Beautiful resort and grounds and accomodations! if you like to watch sunsets from your resorts, this is a great place to enjoy that too.
This place is awesome! We love coming here, and look forward to our next stay!
Very lovely property in a great location.
Absolutely beautiful resort. The availability of activities in the area is a big selling feature. Wish I had brought our bikes on this trip, the biking trails are awesome. The marketplace needs an upgrade, its small and doesn't offer a lot, however, we found ourselves right at home shopping at the Trader Joe's right up the road. The unit we were in was not updated either, it was showing a lot of wear, however we were told upgrades already happened in the units higer up and the lower units closer to the PCH were upcoming. This is THE PERFECT vacation spot for families. We will definatley be returning as soon as we can!!
Outstanding location and top notch service staff. I've owned for 7 years and have never been dissappointed with our stay.
My family and I stayed at this resort for spring break April 16-23 the facilities are nice but the are lacking a better costumer service there are no restaurant on site except for the grill by the pool, and since I was renting for the whole week I didn't get any type of cleaning services in our unit apparently if you want them to clean it's extra. Beds were not comfortable and you can hear everything your neighbors above you do! resort is nice but I feel that is totally overprice m sandoval
I generally stick to Marriott properties for their consistently well kept resorts. This resort was one of the best with the most beautiful grounds. A pleasure just to take a walk to the pool, spelling fresh rosemary and fragrant flowers and shrubs planted along the walkways. A truly beautiful resort. A spectacular view from our villa, spacious and luxurious accommodations. The resort is not on the beach, you need a car or take the Marriott shuttle. The resort is spread out , but there is a shuttle to take you from the spa or main pool to your villa. There are smaller pools scattered so we had a pool close to the villa, but an option for the main pool where there is music, grill and bar etc. Its close to Laguna beach which our teens wanted to visit. Great to have a washer dryer after a day at the beach. A few coastal towns nearby for shopping and meals, a large mall nearby if you must shop. Trip to Hollywood was about an hour, depending on traffic. We traveled in August taking a trip down the coast and ending with a week at Newport Beach. It turned out to be a great plan.
First visited in January 06. Returned in December 2009.
Beautiful resort! You can walk to the beach and see awesome sunsets. Close to Anaheim (Disneyland), Balboa Island and Catalina Island. And Laguna Beach is right next door! The best that Southern California has to offer!
The staff was exceptional. During our stay in 2009, we requested a change to a newer building with a better view and we were wonderfully accomodated.
Marriott is always our preferred place to stay because of the helpful and friendly staff as well as the amenities, and Newport Coast Villas is no exception.
Can't wait to return!
Beautiful property but the beds are awful. Expect a backache for about a week after your visit. Also, their housekeeping is not very sanitary. Last two times that we went the counters were not wiped down (water marks and crumbs), dirt and fingernail clippings! in the carpet and food crumbs on the floor. Make sure that you request that you unit be cleaned before you check in. They always tell you that it was already cleaned, but we know from experience that they don't do a good job of cleaning. How can they with almost 1000 units?
Outstanding Marriott property with ocean views from every suite we've stayed in. The grounds are impeccable and the facilities as good as they get.
Beautiful resort but not on the beach. Need to drive there. Summer months are way too crowded and extremely noisy. Definitely able to find something better for that high rental price.
Magnificent resort in a wonderful area. Orange County is "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and I saw more Bentleys in one week than I have in my previous 61 years! Went with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and their 21 month old twins.
Asked for the couch to be removed in the extra bedroom and for two cribs to be placed. All was set up and ready when we checked in. Also asked to be as close to the pool as possible. We were in building 3700, right next to the office and pools. No view but the location was perfect for us.
The only down side was the totally bad experience with two concierges. Once we told them we had no interest in attending the Owner's Update, they showed total lack of interest in helping us in any way. It was truly mind-boggling and actually offensive - the only thing that marred a perfect vacation. What a shame.
We just spent 1 week in June at this resort. it has been recommended by friends so we decided to try it. We stayed in building 4200 and had an ocean view second floor unit ( asked for upper floor based on previous reviews posted). The unit was very large for just the 4 of us (2 adults and 2 children ages 2 and 4). Plenty of things to do between nearby beaches and all the other activities at the resort (pool, crafts, play areas). We were planning to visit Legoland and Seaworld but had so much fun at the resort that we stayed local. We live in San Francisco area and go south at least once a year. Overall a great experience and we will definitely go back. A few things that I would like to point out: the beach is not really in walking distance from the resort when you have very young children. We did the trip on our first day and it was long (we have a double stroller); on the way back it took us 1h (also had to carry my 2 years old in my arms). The road to beach is very steep in the state park, so need to be carefull. If you do it though, the kids will ahve a blast chassing the waves, tidepool and blue crabs. We decided to drive to Corona del Mar beach and we had a great time. If you stay on the balcony or open the windows you will hear noise from Hwy1 but not with door/windows close. Finally, having on-site pizza is very convenient and we took advantage, but the quality of the pizza was low and will order from local places next time.
The resort is suppose to be pet free but I saw my next door neighbor walking a dog and bringing inside their villa. I reported to the front desk and they said they will tell whoever is in charge and up until we were on our way home after 4 days that we got a call from the asset protection. Poor Customer service. No pets should mean no pets. We were there mid December '07 and it is suppose to be light season so no excuse for paying attention to customers complaint.
Wonderful place to visit, central to all of orange county coast. People are very friendly, rooms clean, pools clean, etc. We had a great time staying here last year! Highly recommended!
We have stayed at Newport Coast twice (Sept 06 and June 07). We had a great time each vist and are looking to go back this summer and are even considering purchasing a week so we can go back every year.
This is a great location, we have done day trips to Sea World and Disney and of course in to Laguna Beach! Both times we went were kind of off season and the resort was pretty quiet. Our next trip will be in the summer months to take better advantage of the weather. If you don't have school age kids, a great time to visit is after labor day, as most kids are back in school and the resort is less crowded but the weather is still great.
We are staying at the villas as we are writing this review - we have two weeks here from December 21 to January 3 (we got the first week as an Interval International exchange and rented the second week from an owner at a great last minute price).
I will summarize the good and the bad. First, there were differences between the two units - the first week we had an older unit (unit #2813), first floor, with parking lot view, no flat screen TVs, some outdated furnishings, etc. Unless you are an owner and you book 12-13 months in advance, it is hard to get a view. In the first unit we had no cell phone reception, and we do have two cells - one with Nextel and the other is T-Mobile; we had to walk on the patio or out on the parking lot to catch a few lines of signal and be able to talk - and it costs $6.99 a minute for domestic calls if you want to use the landline phone in the room! The second week we were able to get a second floor unit in room 4326, with a nice ocean view - and you can tell the difference - this unit has flat screen TVs, newer furnitures, fixtures, everything is better. We were told they could give us a better view/unit because the owner did book six months in advance the unit. I believe that the lower number buildings (the one and two thousands) are older and the higher you go in numbers, the newer the units are.
On the good side: nice size apartments, with all amenities you will need, nice location in Newport Beach up on the hills by Pacific Highway, although still far the beach; within driving distance from restaurants, Fashion Island Mall, etc, but you do need a car, distances are huge; there is a shuttle that you can book for a free ride to Fashion Island Mall, and they even took us to the airport (Santa Ana) to pick up our rental car (we did tip the driver generously); nice landscaping on the property, with a luxury feel to the apartments; as long as you get a view, there are beautiful sunsets. We did not use the pool since it is December/January, but it seemed nice. The apartment has dishwasher detergent packets, a sponge for washing dishes, and dishwasher soap for dishes; only sufficient detergent for one load of laundry so you may want to get some extra if you wash more than one load; kitchen has towels, paper towels; also salt and pepper packets are available in the unit. Otherwise all cuttlery, pots and pans that you will need are there. The appliances are not too new and not too old - they are ok.
On the bad side: unit walls/ceilings are not at all well isolated, I can hear all the neighbours walking upstairs, when doors are closed the floors are shaking, I can hear the water from the next door unit running in the morning; the internet connection is slower than average (it is free however); again domestic calls are $6.99 a minute and if you plan to use your cell, check that your connection works in the unit especially if you get a first floor in building 2800 where we stayed. Also, there is something about the whole place that makes me feel like I am renting a decent more upscale apartment rather than being at a resort on vacation. Because the buildings are spread out, with parking lots in between and drivable roads, it all feels less like a resort or vacation experience and more like you are staying in a nice apartment complex. Also the beach is a good distance down the hill, we did not venture walking, but the distance, even when you do have a view, ruins that "oceanview" feel. Safe is too small to fit a laptop which we found really annoying.
There is only one parking spot per apartment available in front of your apartment, you can get a second spot in the parking garage if you need to, but it may be good walking distance from the garage to the unit.
This depends on your taste, but we like hard beds and these are on the soft side.
Overall, I would only stay here if I needed the extra space and the price was great (like a last minute rental or exchange), or perhaps stay here in the summer when you can use the pool facilities. Otherwise it's a long way to the beach, you need to drive, find parking, etc.
If you have any questions we can answer, let us know.
Absolutely incredible week!
We just returned from a weekend stay - not many people know that it is possible to book a room here as you would with any other hotel.
It's a great location, with a terrific view. This is one of the nicest spots in Orange County. If you're looking to cook meals in the room, or to use the barbecues, it's great for saving a little money. There is an upscale supermarket just up Newport Coast Drive, within 5 minutes of the resort. Another specialty supermarket is down Pacific Coast Highway.
We liked the pool area, the availability of an adult-only pool/spa, as well as nice facilities for kiddies. It looks like adults and families can find attractions at this location. The snack bar at the pool is handy, and there is a well-stocked convenience store in the main building.
We'd go back anytime - we live only an hour-and-a-half away, but it's one of our favorite vacation destinations.
We've stayed at Marriott's Newport Coast villas since 2004, when we exchanged to stay there. We bought immediately, and added another week last year. We just finished our fourth summer at Newport Coast, and we have very few complaints. Although the number of guests has definitely increased, and the main pool is more crowded during the peak hours of the day, there are many other options that make this a premier vacation experience. We hung out at the secondary "Oasis Pool" this visit, and it was very quiet and pleasant. They will be opening a third pool next season. Views from the villas are spectacular, and nothing beats morning coffee or evening cocktails overlooking a Pacific Ocean vista. Crystal Cove State Park (beach) is just at the bottom of the hill, and Laguna, Dana Point and Newport Beach are a short drive away. You won't regret staying at Newport Coast Villas!!
Stayed in this resort year 2005, year 2006, year 2007....all 3 years were great!!! Resort is very beautiful, well kept....Housing markets around this area is in the millions!!!! Resort is coveniently located within walking distance to Newport Beach, minutes from Laguna Beach....Very nice place to stroll and enjoy the scenery. Minutes from Fashion Island Mall, and one of the largest mall in Southern California- South Coast Plaza. Great restaurants all around us. Only 22 miles from Disneyland...we go to disney land every year. We love this resort!!!! A++++++ all the way.
It's new and it's beautiful!
We have stayed here twice now and will be going back this coming september. Its great if you have a family with kids. Everytime we went it was during the of peak season, so it was never crowded. A great time to go is right after Labor Day weekend cause its still warm and all the kids are going back to school. My kids are still very young (ages 3 and 1.5) so we didn't have to worry about school.
The swimming pools are great. The also have a nice kids club with lots to do. On site putting green, sand box, and basketball court. Small mini-mart on site and free internet access. Great koi ponds which our kids loved.
I wish it were right on the beach. Its a short drive aways. You can take a shuttle from the resort to the beach. We usually drove everywhere.
The rooms are very nice, clean, and well furnished. Very spacious 2 BR villa with full kitchen. Location is also good. We drove to Disneyland, San Diego, Sea World from this place. Lots of good local restaurants. Wish the resort had an on-site restaurant.
Overall a great place to stay for families with young kids. I highly recommend it.
We just got back from Newport Coast on Feb. 1st. We had not been to the resort since we purchased it about five years ago. The resort has grown considerably and we were more impressed with it this year. They have added another exercise facility, tennis courts and a new swimming pool. The front desk service was excellent and the phone now has an "at your service" button and all of our requests were handled promptly. The free wireless internet service was also a plus that has been added since our last visit. Parking was ample, even though the property was full. They now have a van that takes residents to the Fashion Center mall and Laguna Beach and upon request will take you to other areas for free. I called the front desk to get directions to the airport and the van driver was not busy so he offered to take me. There was no charge for this service. Of course, I felt a tip was in order. This is a first class resort!
Just got back form Newport Beach Villa's.I have been there previously and love the property and the location but... ---It is lacking the attention to small details in regard to cleanliness and upkeep that you expect from Marriott. ---Their exercise center is way too small (low ceiling,no room) It was missing a t.v. (they should have at least 2!) and the spot where it was supposed to be was beat up and in need of paint! ---Garbage was piled up in the morning outside everyone's door because unlike some other Marriott's I have been to there is no where to throw it. (The trash rooms were locked!) Not exactly what you want to see on the way to the pool in the morning! ---a lot of area's seemed to need paint or minor repairs or cleaning. Granted -small issues right now but could get alot worse.
I would really give this place about 4.5 stars...however, the only place I might prefer is in Carmel. Other than that this is the NICEST property we've seen! We do not have kids with us, but we did travel with grown family/relatives. It was super and we found plenty to do: San Juan Capistrano mission, Cove Point State Park, Laguna Beach & Catalina Island, Getty Museum in LA; Duffy boats, plenty of shopping & restaurants in the area (if you like to eat out some). We liked it enough to re-sell another property and even add on so we could come here...it's lovely if only to relax (although that doesn't sound as likely in summer, when parking may be difficult too). We look forward to returning. Fabulous views (if you can get one)!
P.S. Weak 'free' Wi-Fi drove me crazee (even with provided booster), so try not to stay on bottom floors if needed.
We agree with Kimm112 above. It IS a wonderful place and own two weeks. BUT we too were unable to get the time we wanted. I'm sure there is a logical explanation but it is frustrating to pay good money only to find you can't use your home resort every year.
This is our home resort that we purchased in 2002 and have stayed here quite a few times. We are very disappointed that we were not able to get in at the time we want for 2008. We own another timeshare in Hawaii and have stayed at many locations around the country. I am baffled as to some of the complaints I have read. This is by far one of the nicest locations, spacious living areas, and has accomodated our family with exceptional service for the years we have owned. There is no place like a Marriott villa. We have already made wonderful memories with our two teen sons and look forward to coming here with our grandchildren. There is so much to see and do including Disneyland, Fashion Island, Crystal Cove beach, Irvine spectrum, and just relaxing by the pool. Again, we unfortunatly won't be able to visit until 2009. We love this place!
We stayed the first week of August 2007. Very clean with lots of anemties a real first class experience. We had teenagers son (18) and a daughter (15) who weren't really into the pool so we drove to Huntington Beach a couple of times and rented Boogie boards there. They run shuttles to Crystal cove beach but that is more of a tourist area in my opinion and no rentals of equipment there and there was seaweed on the seashore.
Of course Newport Beach is close to Disneyland (about 30 minutes I think) and reasonable close to Universal studio (about an 1:15), though the LA traffic makes that more problematic. The toll roads made me crazy so have alot of quarters.
Units were very nice but the layout of the 2nd bedroom is awkward as you really have to close up the sofabed in that room to be able to move around at all.
There were 45 million people at the pool and that would have got to me if they didn't have an adult pool to go to. So adults, enjoy the adult pool and hot tub.
Second stay for us.... We love it! We'll be back soon. With two teenage boys this is by far my favorite place to stay. The units are very spacious, ours was clean.. no complaints. The second room large enough for my oldest son to bring along a friend next time with plenty of room and privacy for them. The boys liked the arcade and the pool.
One of the best parts about this property is that nobody bothered us to view timeshare info. If we wanted to learn more we knew where to go. I love that. There is nothing worse than going on vacation and being stalked by employees on commission selling timeshares. (Cancun was a nightmare!) I appreciated this tremendously.
Leave the resort, north or south & there is a ton to see. Laguna & CDM 5-10 minutes or less and Newport a short 15. Our focus was Huntington Beach, a 1/2 hour in traffic...still worth it.
My only advice, bring a roll of quarters for the toll roads, you'll find yourself on one before you know it wishing you had.
Resort if beautiful. But if you buy, it's almost impossible to get in during summer vacation. their solution to the problem? Buy another week.
they could use a few more swimming pools for the size of the resort. Despite the crowding at the pools, they are still building! Snack bar had limited hours. A few of us wanted to have a glass of wine and overlook the sunsetting over the Pacific. No such animal around. Bring your own bottle after snack bar hours.
Stayed week of June 23. The buildings and its landscape are beautiful. The service from check in to check out was not great. I also thought Marriott really over built the place. It felt like an upscale, over crowded college dorm. The pool's temp. was warm, but VERY crowded!! It was very difficult to find parking near our villa, again, way over built the place. Not nearly enough BBQ Grills for the heavily populated Villas. The villas itself was pretty nice, I thought the 2nd bedroom was VERY small. With the sofa bed out, you can't even walk to the closet. Watch out. The location is not bad, near Laguna Beach, and a beautiful outdoor mall, Fashion Island. You must have a car to get around! I just don't know about staying here for the entire week. PS. They are still building a lot more villas!!!
Absolutely awesome resort. Seems to be designed for those not seeking a ton of hoopla and constant activity. If you're able to sit back, read a good book, take in breathtaking vistas and appreciate the grandness of the ocean--go!
Great location. BUT....
Masterbed was dirty, pillowcase dirty and rocks in the bed? Asked for a change and to exchange the towels, but they only did the bed. Toilet kept clogging. Called and they said that is why there is a plunger in the room. The batterey in the smoke alarm went off at 1:30am. Called and they sent someone over, but no follow up, like a sorry. Check out time is 10am. When we were traying to leave, the maids knocked on our door at 9:45 wanting to clean our rooms. We said we would be out very soon, they just rolled their eyes.
Our room was on the ground floor near the snack shack. Very noisey at 7am. the supply truck backs in so there is a loud beeping as the truck backs. Also the workers like to listen to their music at 7am loudly while in the truck. I did not want to hear the music!
Fantastic location, beautiful property, wonderful weather...what more can you ask for?
We had a wonderful time at this resort! Exellent room with a great view, beautiful well kept grounds and pool area and a very friendly staff. We recommend to anyone wishing to visit.
Beautiful resort and location. The poor construction is its downfall. We had a second floor unit. The stampeeeed above us was a daily and nightly occurance dispite repeated calls to the front desk. Put a real damper on our 12th Anniversary. Get a top floor and the rating goes to a four.
We had a wonderful time at this resort! Exellent room with a great view, beautiful well kept grounds and pool area and a very friendly staff. Can't wait to go back!
We stayed 2 weeks -- and it was awesome. Great resort, activities for all ages, close to a lot of great & fun things, and we loved that all rooms are 2 bedrooms. We had a corner unit - ocean view: and it was great to see the ocean all the time!
The new units (under construction) will even have a better view than the units available now!
I usually look for things wrong with a resort, and couldn't find a thing wrong with this one! Don't pass this resort up!
Best vacation spot ever.
Great resort and location, but our upstairs neighbors made a racket from Midnight to 2am each night (sounded like kids jumping off the beds). Repeated calls to the front desk and two visits to the upstairs neighbors - still took two sleepless nights (and days) to resolve. That could happen anywhere, but was dissapointed by the length of time to resolve.
I have travelled all over the world, and this place is sheer heaven. Every amenity you could ask for and more. The so. California Coast is uncomparable! Breathtaking views and sunsets for a romantic, relaxing getaway. A must see!
Beautiful setting, overlooking ocean. When you arrive on property, greeted by fountain, you feel like your in Europe.
This was our second stay and it was better this time than the first. Didn't see how that could be possible after the first, but it was. The Santa Anna winds blew out all the air to the west and we had beautiful view of Catilina Island and remarkable sunsets all week. The surrounding area if full of great attactions or you can just walk on the beach. We were there for Thanksgiving and the temps were in the 80's. We have scheduled next Thanksgiving at Newport Beach Villias again. Looks like it will be a family tradition!
One resturant you won't want to miss is Sopranio's. Call ahead and make a reservation as it is small, but the service is excellent and the food even better.
just got back from this villa (10/05)
Staff was super friendly. Beautiful location. This was not my 1st stay at a condo so I am a little picky
Master bedroom had a big tub but not a hottub or jacuzzi. 2nd bedroom had a queen bed and pull out couch. Normally I have had 2 queen beds and one pull out couch in the living area. The living area also had a pull out couch neither pull out would be described as comfortable.
Cell phones worked fine at the resort. Their is a dead zone down the road where all of our phones died and we have 3 different carriers (Cingular, T-Mobile, Nextel) Kind of far from Universal. Get ready for the toll road.
Find a Ralphs grocery store as the local grocery stores are super expensive.
Nice resort but I this was my first trip to California / Los Angeles / San Diego .. and will probably be my last . Florida is a much better way to go in every aspect unless you are star hunting in Hollywood.
Bldg 3500 top floor has great views (ocean view rooms are very limited) and is in excellent cond. Did not care for floor plan, but did like washer/dryer in room. If you would like to have food/beverage in room upon arrival coordinate w/local store on line and front desk for delivery. Great central location for Parks and San Diego. Did not find location remote and had no problem with cell coverage w/verizon. Highly recommend Capt Daves Dolphin Adventure and Orange County Fair Grounds (swap meet for new items)
We just spent a fabulous Memorial Day weekend at this resort. We rented it for a week and will be going back again this coming week. Unfortunately, we had to work a couple of our days during our rental week. :o( The resort is very nice and modern. The rooms have been recently remodeled so they look like new. After reading previous reviews I was concerned about cell phone reception. We have Verizon and were able to both send & receive calls w/ no problem. My teenage kids (16, 14, 12) loved the pools, ping pong, and arcade. We only had a partial ocean view, would be nice to have a full ocean view. As for being isolated, it's not really as previous reviews suggest. (I live in Southern California and am use to driving everywhere so I don't think a 5 to 15 minute drive is very far). There's an Albertson's grocery store just down the Pacific Coast Highway (a couple of miles). There are no restaurants on site but Newport Beach & Dana Point has some nice ones and they're not that far. My husband took me to the Charthouse in Newport and it was fantastic. The staff we dealt with at Marriott were pleasant and accommodating. Very nice resort, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
We just got back! great!! it is isolated, but still very convenient! great to stay somewhere with a equipped kitchen when you have young kids only thing i didn't like was that I didn't have any cell reception anywhere on the grounds,..which was annoying when i was trying to coordinate plans with family/friends since they could never call me. small concern, until you break down and use the hotel phone out of desperation ( at $5.65 per call!) oh, and i thought it was strange that such a large resort that was isolated didn't have a restuarant or even a bar onsite. they advertise a pool lounge, but that has very limited hours and that is really just a burger shack open during lunch hours....so unless you have food in your condo, you have to leave to get food
Great view.......nice accomodations.......lack of parking.........ok but I would only visit once
Wow! This was our introduction to timeshare. I was visiting family in Newport Beach and Laguna Niguel while staying at the Newport Beach Marriott Tennis Club. The nice gal up at the front office gave us an invitation to see the Marriott Vacation Club that was being built. We didn't have time so we went back several months later when they had just begun construction. We liked the idea of having a place to stay near all our family that made us feel like we had our own home when visiting them. They can come see us and we can do things together without staying at a hotel with the lack of space for our family of six. It hadn't been a full year and we decided we had to have a second week. That way if my parents or inlaws come along we have room for everyone. Or, if we decide to stay two weeks we can enjoy our vacation without having to risk not being able to rent the extra days. Whenever we don't use both weeks, we trade, rent or deposit the extra week. But, we sure enjoy at least one week a year at this superb resort. As we mentioned, convenience of location plus Legoland and Disney and Universal for the kids. We love all the beaches from LaJolla to Malibu all within easy drive from Newport Coast Villas. Golf is not a big deal for us since we live on a course but there are many wonderful venues nearby. Anyhow, sun, surf and sand and perfect weather year round tops it all. Hope to see you there. Walter and the gang. Yep I'm the one with all the noisy kids and cousins running around the pool. p.s. We ended up doing the same thing at the Marriott Mountainside in Park City. We are glad we did both. Hope to see you there too.
Owner review- Christmas '04 Resort still as beautiful as always, with ideal access to many parts of SoCal. Stayed in 2400 building (one of first built). Noted wear issues which should be addressed in 2005 refurbishment planned. Had an issue with noisy upstairs neighbor which staff handled well, after some prompting. Tennis courts incomplete. Marketplace closed for rennovation. Ongoing construction of new units below and to left of main pool area. Did not notice any noise from construction, but it rained most of the week. Last few days in 3500 building (top floor) were much more pleasant.
Overall, still pleased with our purchase and love the location. Recommend top floor units for those wishing peace and quiet during their stay. Did slightly downgrade for noticeable wear and less than customary staff performance. I'm sure things will be better in 2005.
We just returned from Newport Coast.
Absolutely Beautiful! When we drove around the Newport Coast Hwy., and saw the ocean in the background, and these beautiful Meditteranean-Style villas in the foreground we all could not believe this was the place!
The main building and lawn area with Titan's fountain with the Pacific Ocean in the background was a million dollar view!
We were in the 1600 building, which had it's own secluded quiet pool area. This pool was warmer than the pools off the main building-- at least the kids thought so--they are all supposed to maintain a temp. of 82.
The rooms were very nice, with granite and marble. They are very clean, and plenty of room for the 4 of us!
The sunset on the beach was breath-taking.
We visited Disneyland, Calif. Adventure, Hollywood, Long Beach, Dana Point (Dave's dolphin/whale adventure was great -- we saw a blue whale), Laguna beach, and newport beach off balboa penninsela. balboa island is very crowded. All were just a quick drive from the Newport Coast Villas.
Ask when low tide is at the front desk, and look for sea life in the ocean...the kids loved it.
WOW!!!! It really is a great place, loved the pool, loved the RR, and all the other amenities. The only drawbacks are that the BBQ are little far from the room so its a bit of an inconvenience. And during the weekdays there is a bit of noise from the expansion but other that thats it really is an excellent place, and the pros are way more than the cons. I couldnt see my self-giving it an less than 5 stars. Cant wait to go back
Stayed in 2002, staying again Jun 2004. Beautiful styling throughout resort. The pools are amazing with bar and grill pool side. The rooms are plush, with balcony, and tuscan styling. The hills can offer a little workout getting around the property.
Across PCH is an amazing set of beaches. The tidal pools provide hours of fun for kids of all ages. Beaches are laiden with shells, but they are protected so look and don't take. Rent a bike and ride the grass lined trails throughout Crystal Cove Beach Park. The kids will also love Laguna Beach (4 mi) and especially Corona Del Mar Beach (1 mi). This is the secret gem beach. It used to be the secret beach of the stars. Ask about surf lessons at Seal Beach.
Excelent park playground and courts (1mi). More Shops about 1 mile inland on Newport Coast Drive. Albertsens 2mi n. PCH.
Don't forget the Captain Daves Dolphine Safari out of DanaPoint this is 6 star event.
Finally, the Balboa Island Shops and NewPort Boardwalk Funzone.
The Pools here are wonderful, the view from the pool is breathtaking over the whole city of Newport Beach and the ocean. The Starbucks just inside from the pool was very convenient as well as having a store for quick pick up of food items to either make dinner or buy a quick sandwich or salad.
Our room and the resort excellent, 5 star. Our view 2 star. Two other buildings blocked view. If you are in a good building with a view or close to pool you will love.
- Babysitting Referral
- BBQ Area
- Child Care
- Children's Pool
- Conference Facilities
- Game Room
- Grocery Store
- Handicap Accessible Units
- Health Club
- Internet Access
- Kid Friendly
- Laundry Room
- Maid Service
- Outdoor Pool
- Shopping Area
- Snack Bar
- Spa Services
- Video Rentals
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Car Rental
- Horseback Riding
- Live Entertainment
- Scuba Diving
- Water Skiing
23000 Newport Coast Drive
Newport Coast, California 92657
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