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“well run hotel with attentive management” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newport Channel Inn

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Newport Channel Inn
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“well run hotel with attentive management”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

A buddy and I recently stayed at this location. We felt it was a great value for the money and note the following:

-The check-in was handled by the owner of the hotel. She was very helpful and suggested rooms that would quiet/optimal (noting that my friend did warn her that I write for TripAdvisor!).
-The property is essentially an old motel, like something out of the 60's. However, the rooms are in good condition and the property is well maintained (they were having carpets cleaned and other work done when we were there).
-Normally, I do not like to be on the ground floor, but the room the manager suggested was on the end, and was very quiet. Loading and unloading were easy.
-The room itself was functional and quite spacious - with a door that could be slid closed to seal off the beds from the bathroom and a small area that had a coffee machine.
-We paid roughly $90 for the room, which for this area - very near the beach - was extremely reasonable.
-The manager saw us walking outside later and came by to see how we were doing; she is genuinely concerned about the guests and is a very pleasant person.
-Overall, I thought this was a great property for the money, especially in light of its location - near the beach and walkable to some decent restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Benson, AZ
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86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013 via mobile

we got a queen room that had a twin bed also. Room what's comfortable and clean.certainly not up scale but you're paying for location.and it is cheap for where it is located. Nearby restaurants are really good.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank DavidBryan
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Columbus, Nebraska
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

This was great find. Right off of Pacific Coast Highway and right across the beach from the ocean. Really happy with how clean the pace was. A sigh of relief when you walk in and see. Easy access to either Newport Pier area, Balboa or Huntingto Beach. Plenty of places to eat to enjoy the beach atomsphere are within walking distance. Can't wait to stay there again!!!!

Room Tip: Rooms in back our very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jennifer C
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Cathedral City, California, United States
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

My husband and I purchased new bicycles recently and decided to take them to the beach and break them in;) Since the weather was still so beautiful in Newport~ we searched for an economically agreeable stay as close to the water as we could pinch! The Newport Channel Inn is literally across PCH from the ocean. There are crosswalks to man in order to get there~ but so worth it!
First off...location. As I searched for accomodations, I was literally scared of the costs of some of the 'beach close' stays. Serious money involved. I scoured Tripadvisor for something I might be able to afford. The Newport Channel filled the bill. This is a two story hotel/motel. Our stay was on the back side of the inn~ which I think was probably quieter than the front side where most of the parking, checking in, rinsing off, and movement in general was at. We had a room with one queen bed (our bed at home is a king.....but, the queen sufficed and actually, for a getaway proved more cozy). Pretty comfy bed.....Simple run of the mill spread and decor...Table and two chairs, tv, microwave, small fridge, and corner sink area with toilet/shower behind a door. Impressively clean. Seriously white shower! No bath, but, this was not necessary. Completely safe and clean......nothing fancy....nothing to worry about. Looks like brand new windows and room air conditioner. There is a room slider that we used which is sort of a separater between the bed and bathroom~ sliding this closed caused the air and or heat to be more effective. Hair dryer....and soap/shampoo...no conditioner, but hey, very good value considering.
There is a sundeck on the second floor. It is simple....plastic tables and chairs...A place to hang out and watch the sunset. Directly behind the inn is a small kids park....took our friend's grand daughter over and she played for about an hour.....The inn keeper (watch the website video) was very friendly and informative. Pulled out the map and gave us a verbal tour of bike paths and fun stuff to do along the peninsula. Not being very familiar with the area~ his insights proved very helpful. The inn also sells discounted tickets for a variety of interests. We didn't utilize the tickets~ however the inn keeper's advice about trails and the 'wedge' were helpful and we greatly appreciated his efforts at answering our questions.
We ate one night at the neighboring 'Big Belly Deli'....chop full toppings on our pizza:)....and had breakfast our last morning at Cappy's....two doors over. Both were excellent walking distance choices.....Cappy's chili omlet was better, in my husband's opinion, than Charlie's!
If this place had a jacuzzi on the sunset deck....it would completely rock!
PS: Beach towels are offered as well:)

Room Tip: We roomed on the 'back' side of the inn......less movement.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Tracy J
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Boise, Idaho
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

This hotel was a great value. It was located on a busy street, but our room was quiet and well appointed. The hotel is a short drive from Balboa and the downtown area and just across the street from the beach.

The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. There was no breakfast available but there was a microwave and refrigerator in our room. The front desk staff were friendly and accommodating. They provided a map of the area and gave tips on points of interest, restaurants, etc. When we needed help printing out boarding passes, they were happy to help us by letting us use their personal computer.

I would recommend this hotel as an affordable, comfortable, and clean option for staying in this area.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Boise123
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Level Contributor
37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a place for the family, want to be by the beach and still work within your budget, this is a good place to stay. The hotel provides beach chairs and boggie boards to enjoy with a one block walk to the ocean. A number of places are around the hotel to eat a very good and affordable. A park is located right next door for this kids that want to burn some energy.

Stayed October 2012
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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102 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

I booked this property based on favorable reviews in TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed!

Access isn't terribly easy. As I slowed to turn into the lot, a speeder behind me leaned on his horn and flipped an obscene gesture as I was impeding him from going 75mph in the slow lane. Score one for the friendliness of Newporters! The parking lot is quite cramped; if you have anything larger than a mid-size car, this lot will be a problem! I had received from Hertz a mid-size SUV and it was uncomfortably large.

Check-in was quick and friendly, although my 2nd-floor room overlooked a beat-up, skeevy-looking apartment building next door, which was located behind the smoke and tattoo shop. Newport Channel Inn is in a gruesome neighborhood!

Room was lovely, quite large, clean and well-equipped. Drink bottled water; the tap water smells like it's reclaimed sewage.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank horizonbound
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Property: Newport Channel Inn
Address: 6030 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Newport Channel Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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