$242 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 19, 2014 Check-out: Sep 21, 2014

The Island Hotel Newport Beach

5 stars
690 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
67 reviews
Very nice stay

Great furnishings, large room, incredibly comfortable bed and pillows. See full review

  • Star Manifest
  • Jun 7, 2014
Fantastic Location

Fantastic location, comfortable and clean rooms. Good quality beds. Polite and helpful personnel See full review

  • Visitor Too
  • Jan 14, 2014
Elegance in a prime location at this Newport Beach luxury hotel
The Island Hotel Newport Beach delivers a sumptuous guest experience, complete with lavish amenities, a prime location and stunning views. Many of the spacious guest rooms in this AAA Five Diamond hotel offer panoramic views of Newport Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, the pool terrace or Newport Back Bay.
Highlights
  • Located close to Newport Harbor, Fashion Island and Balboa Island
  • Spacious guest rooms with stunning views
  • In the center of the "California Riviera" area
Rooms

The Island Hotel Newport Beach features 64 executive suites, 19 luxury suites, and nearly 300 guest rooms. Every room is appointed with oversized bath towels, uniquely designed mattresses, Italian linens and goose down duvets. Lavish bath amenities, thick bathrobes and free Wi-Fi help guests feel pampered.

Features

From casual to elegant, The Island Hotel Newport Beach serves tantalizing dishes for every taste.

The Island Hotel Newport Beach is situated close to Fashion Island, a renowned shopping area filled with luxury shops and specialty stores. Visual and performing arts in the area include the Laguna Art Museum, the Pacific Symphony and the Irvine Barclay Theater.

The Island Hotel Newport Beach offers a "stay and play" golf package that includes two rounds of golf at Pelican Hill Golf Club, on courses designed by Tom Fazio. Also available (fees apply) are day trips that feature whale watching, fishing and wildlife tours.

Guests play tennis, unwind in whirlpools and jog through surrounding tropical gardens. The Island Hotel Newport Beach's fitness center includes Lifecycles, Stairmasters and Life Fitness strength equipment.

After all that activity, guests can find blissful relaxation at The Island Hotel Newport Beach's spa, which offers massages, body treatments and facials.

Transportation
  • John Wayne International Airport (5 mi/8 km)
  • Limousine available for airport pickups and drop-offs (fees apply
Attractions
  • Anaheim Convention Center (12 mi/20 km)
  • Anaheim Hills Golf Course (16 mi/26 km)
  • Dad Miller Golf Course (15 mi/25 km)
  • Disneyland (13 mi/21 km)
  • Honda Center (12 mi/20 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (17 mi/27 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting space of up to to 30,000 square feet
  • Free Wi-Fi
Policies & fees
  • Dogs under 50 pounds are welcome for a non-refundable pet fee of $150.00, payable upon check-in.
  • A $32 USD valet fee will be added for parking per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

33.62 -117.875
Area served
Newport Beach, CA
Nearby airports
(SNA)John Wayne International Airport is 5 miles away.
Area description
Newport Beach, founded in 1892, is located in the heart of the "California Riviera" in Orange County, California. It is home to the largest pleasure craft harbor in the United States, with over 12,000 yachts and boats. Newport Beach offers miles of uninterrupted sand and surf, with a climate similar to its sister city of Antibes, France, located on the Mediterranean in the French Riviera. The Hotel is located in the heart of Newport Center/Fashion Island.

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The Island Hotel Newport Beach Rooms

Island King Includes
435 sq. ft room offers 1 King bed along with marble bathroom with lighted makeup mirrors, custom Lather bath amenities, 100% cotton oversized towels, thick terry bath robes, luxurious bed linens and goose down pillows, Bose alarm clock radio, in-room safes, dual line telephones with voice mail, Remote control television with movie channels, On Command movies, Playstation, and video cassette and DVD players, private refrigerated mini bar, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
Island Corner Suite
600 sq. ft suite offers bedroom with 1 King bed separated from living room by French double doors, oversized marble bathroom with separate tub and glass enclosed shower, dressing area with vanity, step-out balcony and furnished patio; Queen sized sofa sleeper, custom Lather bath amenities, 100% cotton oversized towels, thick terry bath robes, luxurious bed linens and goose down pillows, Bose alarm clock radio, In-room safes, Dual line telephones with voice mail, remote control television with movie channels, On Command movies, Playstation, and video cassette and DVD players, private refrigerated mini bar, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.
Luxury Double Queen
Spacious 600 sq. ft. room offers 2 Double beds along with marble bathroom with lighted makeup mirrors, custom Lather bath amenities, 100% cotton oversized towels, thick terry bath robes, luxurious bed linens and goose down pillows, Bose alarm clock radio, in-room safes, dual line telephones with voice mail, remote control television with movie channels, On Command movies, Playstation, and video cassette and DVD players, Private refrigerated mini bar, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Dining

Oak Grill
Oak Grill is a true Newport Beach original. This exciting new dining destination combines California cuisine with influences from around the globe and the American south. Specifically curated wine, beer and spirits programs, along with a polished and knowledgeable service teams attention to detail make Oak Grill the center of relaxed coastal luxury. Guests and locales may dine alfresco on the restaurants wooden deck where sleek lanterns, heaters and mature trees create an alluring ambiance on one of the largest decks in the area. Or lounge fireside under the stars, sharing small bites and cocktails as the evening lingers. For more intimate group occasions, one of two private dining rooms are available to reserve for a more personal dining experience for groups from 4 to 16 people. Indulge in this true, homegrown original, full of casual elegance and modern flair for an inspired taste you cannot miss.
Aqua Lounge
Aqua Lounge is the newest way to play in Newport Beach. Tableside mixology, a unique ice program, freshly squeezed juices and an imaginative approach to craft cocktails, make each sip memorable. While shareable bits, a trendy late night menu and attentive service whet your appetite for a leisurely afternoon, an evening out or a late night rendezvous. The entertainment scene is vibrant with live DJs, pop-up performances and special events making the lounge a sophisticated yet unpretentious social scene that's always fun, flirtatious and engaging. Tuck your entourage into a large booth for cocktails or snag an open table for two and watch the new see and be scene unfold.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
With 30,000 square feet of meeting facilities on-site and spectacular venues nearby - it is one of the most versatile and most desirable settings for business and social gatherings.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (67)

Ratings and reviews for The Island Hotel Newport Beach

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Flyingman
Business
Denver
Aug 28, 2009

Excellent Choice

I was between the Island and the nearby Marriott. For the same price I chose this hotel mainly because it offered free internet as opposed to the Marriott's typical nickle and dimeing everything. I'm glad I did. It was a first class experience, the rooms were comfortable and quiet and the staff was very friendly. Perfect Choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Save the $29 Valet Fee and park in the nearby mall lot after checking in. It's literally at the end of the entrance to the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Diego
Aug 14, 2009

resort style

I was very pleased with Island Hotel's very plush stylish rooms. The staff was pleasant and efficent, our room was quiet and overall we had a great stay. I usually wouldn't select a large resort style hotel for my personal vacation, but the smaller boutique hotels in Newport Beach were all booked this weekend. This hotel is in a quite suburban area next to the mall and not super close to the main Newport Beach tourist areas. However, if I was staying on business I'd give it an A+. It's walking distance to a few nice restaurants like Roy's at the mall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shopaholic couple
Detroit, MI
Aug 12, 2009

Excellent quiet location

Excellent accomodations. There was easy access to shopping, beaches and other scenic locations. We found a lot of options for dining from our location whether it was within walking distance or a simple 10 minute drive. The customer service was excellent and very attentive to our needs. The entire staff was welcoming and very friendly. I would definitely stay there again. Overall, a very pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Fashion Island was just across the street! This outdoor mall had everything. You had a lot of options for dining as well. If you are shoppers like us you will love this hotel location.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mommy I want you
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 5, 2009

St. Regis blows them away

If you love to shop this is a good spot for you. This hotel is located amidst various highways, so there's traffic noise; try to get level ten or higher (and not above the lounge). All doubles are directly across from the elevators. There are tons of stores and great restaurants within walking distance. At "Fashion Island" there's probably 200 stores and twenty restaurants. No programs/activities for children. At F.I. the kids can enjoy the koi pond, carousel ($2.00 a ride, get tickets before getting in line) and "dancing fountains." This is a lovely place with views of the ocean. The food court has about a dozen fast food places and you can dine outdoors by a wall of falling water or by the koi pond. For fine dining you have Canaletto (so good), Fleming's and Roy's. Considering all the dining experiences within a ten- minute walk, after dining at the hotel restaurant once, we always left the hotel to eat. The hotel food is very average and pricey. The restaurant's outdoor dining would be nicer without the maintenance truck traffic and gas fumes. Some staff are exceptional - That means you [...]! -(bellmen, valets), but overall I don't think this hotel merits a 4.5 star rating (except for lobby bathrooms - very nice!). I'm jaded, because our last stay in the area was at the St. Regis, so coming from that perspective on service, amenities, restaurants, etc., this hotel is nowhere near those standards. One day leaving the hotel at 10:00am, and returning at 10:30pm, we found our room still hadn't been made-up. Getting Disneyland tickets from the concierge was laborious and time-consuming. I suggest buying tickets on-line (same price, and you can't "lose" them). We felt we made a poor choice on this hotel. For a few more pennies you can experience nirvana at the St. Regis. p.s. Near "The Montage Resort" in Laguna Beach, you'll find the most lovely ocean walkway and beach - stunning! This beach is good for children as the bay is fairly calm and has great tide pools. You can park (for a fee) in front of the resort rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

There's a restaurant called "The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove" right on the beach, that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is very good, casual atmosphere and of course, such a lovely view. You can park across from the PCH and either take a shuttle ($1.00) or enjoy the walk to the restaurant.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Parker Jim
Parker , CO
Jul 20, 2009

Great weekend get away

Outstanding and friendly staff at the front desk, concierge desk, valet, etc. Very nice rooms that were clean and comfortable. Shoe shine service and laundry/dry cleaning were prompt and outstanding. Staff attentiveness was excellent! Great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

For something a little different, I would recommend La Habana for dinner or lunch. Great Cuban traditional dishes. A little closer is the Tommy Bahama restaurant, which I would highly recommend for a great lunch!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
High desert
Jul 18, 2009

great for anniverseries

was great anniversary we enjoyed shopping and went on Gondola ride through the harbor over all was great experience

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

all meals can either be provided via room service or many restaurants within walking distance!!!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Birmingham, AL
Jun 30, 2009

Newport Beach, my new home (I wish!)

From the entrance to the hotel (a majestic long walk to the front doors that are consistently held open by the bellhops) to the gorgeous lobby to the beautiful rooms, this stay was fabulous! I can't speak well enough of the staff and the property! Best stay I've had!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Talk a walk to Fashion Island (a couple of blocks away). There are several dining and shopping opportunities in that area! The in-house dining is a bit pricey, but only a few blocks away is some very reasonable and delicious food!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Fresno, CA
Jun 25, 2009

First Class All The Way!

We've stayed at this hotel years ago when it was The 4 Seasons. It is a classy, clean and friendly facility then and even more so now. Pool side service is unbelievable. Weekend entertainment was fab! The grounds are wonderful, our car was always there when we called for it, dinner reservations were always made as requested. This is the only place to stay when visiting Newport Beach, CA.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Mastros; The Ritz; Wild Fish; Javiars; the Hotel

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mrs. Jorgensen
Newport Beach, CA
Jun 17, 2009

The Island Hotel Newport Beach

Staff were exteremely friendly, and hotel was beautiful. Very romantic setting, and nice turn-down service. A short drive to Newport Beach! Great location-close to a large mall.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Plan on paying about $29 a night for valet parking. There are no other parking options for this hotel.

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Review of The Island Hotel Newport Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Two for the travel
Arizona
Jun 9, 2009

Nice setting

Very nice, employess very professional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
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