I was actually here on 2 occasions in the Fall and WInter 2008-2009. This is an inexpensive, family run motel just far enough away from Newport Beach that it is affordable.
It does have quite a few permanent residents, welfare families on assistance, some with mental health issues... but it was safe, and I spent 2 entire months here, separated by the mandatory one-day check-out, during which I went up to Hollywood for Hanukkah and Xmas.
Was thinking of visiting again this Winter, but the on-line rate seemed to have gone up, and I didn't bother calling, as I'm going back to Europe where I enjoy visiting more.
I drove then, and getting to McDonald's and Albertsons, and Fry's was pretty simple. I would walk to the excellent movie theater. Now, on foot, even the McDonald's would be a stretch.
I hope they clean the place up a bit, and reduce the number of welfare clients with mental health problems.
Costa Mesa/Newport Beach is a fun part of SoCal, and this motel deserves attention and more traveling customers.
- Also Known As:
- Harbor Bay Motel Costa Mesa, Orange County