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Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach
Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
Pasadena, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent stay! Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 15 December 2012

I love Residence Inn by Marriott. This particular location makes you feel like your stay is very “homey.” The hotel rooms are basically apartment style complexes. Literally, they look like apartment units. I stayed in a King so my hotel room felt like a studio. The hotel room was complete with a kitchen and a refrigerator. They also provide plates, utensils, coffee maker, and toaster. Just don’t leave anything dirty in the sink, otherwise it’ll be tossed. They provide a sofa and TV set in the living room area. The AC/heater unit works excellent. The bathroom is clean. They also have closets. The hotel room also provides free wi-fi. The hotel room was nice and quiet the entire time.
One unique reason why I love the Residence Inn by Marriott chain is that they provide a free buffet breakfast every morning. They give you a FULL breakfast. They serve hot food such as eggs, sausage, and waffle. They have cereal, bagels, hot coffee, and fresh juice. This particular hotel provides rice and miso soup packets. They also slightly change the hot breakfast menu every morning. I had potato pancakes, potato wedges, and breakfast biscuits over the course of a few days. They also serve free complimentary dinners on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Depending on where your hotel room is, it might be a bit of a walk to the lobby.
The hotel service is friendly. I would totally recommend it to anyone who is planning to stay in south Orange County.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Angela M
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 22 December 2012
We appreciate your comments and so glad you were able to enjoy the breakfast each day and the Social Hours Monday through Wednesday. We will be happy to welcome you "home" whenever you are in the area again.

Thank you again!
Sue Cooke
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Just had a group meeting at this hotel this past weekend. The staff went out of their way to help us and anticipated our needs before we asked them in some instances. Everyone from the front desk staff to the airport shuttle driver were very pleasant and easy to work with. The breakfast was good and plentiful with a fresh variety of foods. Would definately recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Tom C
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 11 December 2012
We are so happy you enjoyed your meeting with us. I will pass your great comments to our staff and we hope we get to see you again soon.

Sue Cooke
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012

I really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms were very large and comfortable. The staff was great. The location is fair,but the hotel does offer a shuttle within the local area which makes it very convenient. I truly look forward to my next visit to this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank Vincent M
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 22 December 2012
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and I will pass your comments on to our staff. The shuttle is great to get you anywhere within 5 miles which includes South Coast Plaza, the Fairgrounds, and John Wayne Airport. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Booked a 2 bedroom suite for my fiancé 2 weeks before our wedding so she could get away with friends. I reserved the room through their reservation service on the phone and was told the room would come out to 239.00 for the night. At no time did the reservation specialist inform me of the 850$ weekend party fee. Once my fiancé checked in the staff ( who was very rude and unhelpful) informed her of the charge but since it was already the day for the reservation the room could not be cancelled without a penalty. The 850$ fee was charged to my credit card WITHOUT authorization! Thanks Residence Inn from taking $ 850 out of our wedding savings fund! Great way to treat a frequent Marriott customer and rewards member!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 2 October 2012
I am so sorry about the miscommunication regarding the charges we put on your credit card. The authorization hold was released the day of check out and funds should of been available that week. Again, I apologize for the lack of communication

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

I wanted to spend the weekend in Newport Beach but didn't want to spend a lot of money on a hotel since technically it's not too far from my house (I live in LA) and I could drive to and from OC in a day. I had my dog with me as well. I found this hotel that is dog friendly and because it's a little off the beaten path it's not as pricy as the other hotels in the area. I had a studio room that was so spacious by studio standards. It was very welcoming, clean and incredibly cozy. I actually remember thinking I wished I was staying an extra day or 2. The bed was so comfortable and it just felt like home away from home. I also liked how each room had it's own entrance from outside as if you were entering an apartment directly from the parking lot. The hotel is set up like an apartment building complex. The breakfast in the morning was the typical hot Residence Inn breakfast, no complaints. There way also a few food places in the area for dinner (delivery and sit down).

The location really wasn't far from where I wanted to be at all - a 10-15 minute drive to Balboa Island (which is a gorgeous area to spend the day). I honestly had set my standards low just because it was off of the beaten path but I was thoroughly impressed with the hotel, from quality to price to location to service. A nice budget friendly find if you want to spend the weekend in the Newport Beach area without feeling too guilty about spending money. I'm a huge fan of Marriott but I really wasn't expecting much from them on this trip... nice surprise Marriott.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank NJGirlvTheWorld
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 20 August 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us. I am excited to hear you were pleasantly surprised and glad to hear you felt right at home here. Please come back and visit us next time you are in Costa Mesa.

Sue Cooke
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Fairhope, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I have stayed at this location on several occasions and it is always consistent. The property is an average Residence Inn but the staff was extra friendly on my last visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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2 Thank Mike C
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Suecooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
Thank you for your loyalty to Marriott and our property. Will pass your comments onto our staff. Hope to see you very soon!

Sue Cooke
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Long Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

My wife and I were happy to use a free night for our Marriott rewards account, and enjoyed a "parents night out" along with a nice gourmet dinner. This property is nicely located close to the Costa Mesa mall or the Orange County fairgrounds. When we were there it was crowded with families taking advantage of the large rooms, and included meals....the breakfast was quite adequate for our needs, with hot foods, make yourself waffles, cerials, oatmeal etc.. Our room was a "studio" which included a sitting area, full kitchen and king bed/bath. The pool area is a bit small we thought for the size of the hotel, not too many lounges, but it had a firepit with sofa/chairs around it there as well, along with some outdoor tables. During the week they provide a hosted happy hour and dinner, nice for business folks and also the families can save some money. This type of hotel is very nice having your own kitchen facilities to use if you need to. The room was quiet enough and we would return if the need arises.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Kenneth Q
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Suecooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The suites are spacious and so glad you enjoyed having a kitchen in the suite. Will share your comments with our staff and we hope to see you again soon.

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Property: Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach
Address: 881 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4315
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Costa Mesa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Costa Mesa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the beauty and charm of Orange County when you book a stay at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach. Our hotel in Costa Mesa offers easy access to a variety of popular attractions, including the luxurious South Coast Plaza shopping center, Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange Coast College, Disneyland(R) and an array of pristine Orange County beaches. We offer complimentary transportation to John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is less than 4 miles from our front doors. After a day of swimming, shopping or sightseeing, decompress in our brand new spacious suites featuring free Wi-Fi, full kitchens and distinct areas for working, sleeping, living and eating. Or take advantage of our well-equipped fitness center or heated outdoor swimming pool. Our Orange County beach hotel also offers a stylish meeting room for corporate and social gatherings of up to 40 guests. For a memorable stay in Costa Mesa that is as comfortable as it is convenient, book a stay at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach today! ... more   less 
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