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Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Costa Mesa
Norfolk, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“Great location for beach getaway on a budget”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We planned an impromptu trek to the beach with our toddler and booked this on the same night we stayed. Originally I was a big disappointed as I really wanted to stay much closer to the beach but this was the only thing available. In all actuality, it was not very far from the beach - about a 20 minute drive with traffic. The hotel had friendly staff, was clean, and quiet and being a Residence Inn, provided a comfortable room and enough space for 3 people to stay comfortably. We would definitely stay here again, if we plan on going back to spend more time in the Newport Beach area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Thank your for choosing our hotel for your last minute getaway! We are so happy you were able to take advantage of our close proximity to the beach and enjoy some relaxing time. We hope to see you this summer for another fun weekend in Newport Beach!
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Murrieta, California, United States
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Everything about this hotel and our trip was wonderful. My husband was in Newport beach on business so we requested a quiet room on the top floor. Our request was granted, Our room was perfect. ALL the staff here are friendly and helpful. The rooms are cleaned everyday, Housekeeping does a great job. Breakfast was delicious with so much choice, A great way to start your day without having to hunt down a place to eat. The social hour provided dinner three nights for us. It was a great bonus when working all day to be able to eat onsite and then relax for the evening. The rooms are big and comfortable, Especially the bed and we loved having a full kitchen. I would highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
We are so happy you took advantage of our delicious breakfast buffet and enjoyed the spacious rooms. I have passed on your comments to our Front Office Staff and Housekepeers and our entire staff is thrilled your stay was so enjoyable! Thank you for choosing our hotel and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Very nice property with just two stories. Located in a quiet neighborhood a short drive from Newport Beach/Balboa in SoCal. The morning fog breaks early here and there's a pool on the property to relax beside during the warm afternoons. Good access to the beaches (Newport or Laguna) or Disneyland. A good choice if flying into Orange County Airport or doing business in nearby Irvine Tech Zone/Univ. of Calif Irvine.

Room Tip: No views from the second floor rooms (low-rise residential neighborhood surrounds the complex) so ta...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Dennis S
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and our close proximity to so many attractions including Balboa Island which is a favorite. Remember, our complementary shuttle goes within 5 miles of the hotel so we can gladly pick you up from John Wayne Airport next time! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Orange County.
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Roswell, New Mexico, United States
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117 reviews
50 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Stayed in this hotel for a conference and absolutely loved it. Location is easy to get in and out of and a lot of help from the front desk to find stuff. The breakfast is nice, the courtyard is quiet. It is close to some amazing shopping and not far from the beach. I will definitely stay here again

  • Stayed May 2013
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our location. Next time, enjoy a trip to nearby South Coast Plaza. We look forward to seeing you again when you visit Costa Mesa!
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stayed here while dealing with local elderly parent issues. Not a fun trip, but this hotel really helped us stay upbeat. The facility is not brand new, but very comfortable, well laid out, and has everything we needed including washing machines/dryers, great breakfasts, newspapers, full kitchen, wine by the bottle, happy hour, etc. etc. Our room was crisp and clean. Sue, the Manager made us feel like old friends and glad to see us. We will undoubtedly need to return to Costa Mesa, and we will certainly stay here and maybe even get to take a dip in the nice pool!

Room Tip: If you have lot of luggage, the stairs to the second floor may be difficult.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of all of the wonderful amenities we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you again when you travel to Costa Mesa and certainly reccomend a dip in the pool!
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2013

This was the best hotel i have ever stayed in! the staff was amazing!! They were so friendly i really felt like i was with family. The bed was AMAZING!! I am going to buy the Sterns and Foster for my next bed!! Breakfast was good and i was amazed they had dinner too! The Inn is only a 20 min walk to the mall and has a plaza with a restaurant right next door. I will stay here anytime.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff helped make it even more memorable. We hope to have you stay with us again soon and do some more shopping at South Coast Plaza or enjoy our breakfast.
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

I spent three plus months at this location, the food was typically very good, actually the best of any Marriott Residence Inn I have stayed at, with the exception of the evening fare at the Pensacola FL location. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. The Manager (Sue) runs a good crew. Good breakfast, great variety.

Room Tip: They are all good rooms, I prefer the first floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Sue_Cooke, General Manager at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Thank you so much for being a part of our family for three months and we enjoyed getting to spend time with you. We hope you come and visit us 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):
Settle into a suite at Residence Inn Costa Mesa Newport Beach for short or extended stays. Our hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast in the Gatehouse and easy access to popular attractions including Newport Beach. We also boast complimentary transportation to and from John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is less than 4 miles from our front doors, and South Coast Plaza shopping center. After a day of swimming, shopping or sightseeing, decompress in spacious suites featuring free Wi-Fi, full kitchens and distinct areas in which to live, work, dine and dream. Active travelers can take advantage of our well-equipped fitness center or play a game of tennis, volleyball or basketball on the Sport Court®. A refreshing dip in the outdoor pool will help beat the heat. When looking to convene with colleagues away from the office, reserve our meeting room for events 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. ... more   less 
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