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What was unique about the property was their total lack of customer service

Small, but clean. Staff very helpful. Very close to the beach and near lots of eating establishments.

Ni e ambiance , location ,price ok ,clean yyyyyyyyyyyu

CLEAN AND GREAT LOCATION. wE WILL BE BACK AGAIN SOON

This little inn is very clean. It’s location is very convenient to all things Newport/Balboa, but that also makes it very noisy (especially late at night). Our room was small, but more than adequate for our overnight stay. We will go back.

The name is cute, but badically it is a motel. Clse yo the beach, and good for surfers.

The rooms were very nice and clean and staff was friendly. They have bikes you can use to ride along the beach. They let me put 100 dollars in cash for the deposit and gave it right back at checkout. Nice Mexican food restaurant across the street! The bike use is complimentary!

I picked this hotel based on my evening plans so I could walk alone. I felt safe at night and the streets were well lit. The rooms were clean. My only complaint was that the shower wasn't that nice and the complimentary shampoo and body wash was not nice. I would recommend bringing your own.

Hotel staff was awesome. Very good people. The bed was a bit uncomfortable but loved the place.

The inn is nestled in the heart of NewportBeach with walking distance to many restaurants and amenities.

We arrived somewhat early, and they didn't mind it... We brought our bikes and found it difficult to find a place to store them because there were many (out of commission) bikes there. Some bikes had flats, others with broken seat. This is the third time we have stayed, and the same bikes are still there. One other critique is the Inn's proximity to the streets surrounding it... The cars driving through is a constant sound and But, thankfully each room is equipped with soundproof windows for a pleasant stay.... The staff is kind, respectful and happy to see guests. The time spent at Little In by the Bay was restful and recharging.

By far, the best place I stayed all week! And it was the cheapest! Loved it! Whenever I'm in Newport again, this is the ONLY place I'll stay!

It is a VERY BASIC room with not much inside. The air conditioning did not work.

I picked this hotel for its location and price - and those needs were met. That being said, the room we had was very small - about 2 ft around the queen bed was it, plus the bathroom and a small closet. But, all the room amenities promised were there - fridge, microwave, nice flat panel TV, etc. The decor was was very nice - recently remodeled. The location was great. Beach, harbor, and restaurants nearby, and an easy route off the Newport Peninsula. The main issue was noise. The hotel sits between the north and south-bound sections of Newport Blvd, the main street of town. Our room was 12 ft from traffic lanes. Our visit had us in town for Spring Break - lots of partys and loud talking late into the night. A good nights sleep was difficult. Recommendation with caveats.

They are going through a major renovation. The place is NOT where like a Hilton, it is basic a very soft bed, nice bathroom, without hanging facilities for clothes! They went out of their way to helpake the trip comfortable for us. Forget the newspaper or breakfast, it might as well have been non existant.I would place this hotel a step above a motel 6 but not by much. Close to everything and the room we had was quiet. If you are looking for a place with the basics, then this is for you.

It was awful. The staff was unfriendly. We stayed in a first floor unit. The person who checked us in came to our room just as we were going to get dinner to try and fix tubing for the freestanding HVAC Unit in the room. He was using cheap tape and asked me to help him. I asked if we could just be moved upstairs and was denied. He then said he would move us up the next day which he didn't. The whole Inn was noise every night until 3am. The person upstairs sounded like they were moving furniture and kept the TV up as loud as possible. Also, the the second night there was some sort of fight in which I was almost compelled to call the police. There was no parking the 2nd night on the property and after searching for street parking at 11 pm, I just parked in a metered spot which I later got at $53 ticket for. The experience was awful and I would never stay here again!

We had a fantastic time in Newport Beach riding our bikes along the boardwalk and sportsfishing. We loved this hotel because of its great location mainly and the service was also friendly with a nice continental breakfast. The rooms were a little outdated but we like the fact that it had some character and didn't look every place we've stayed in. We do recommend staying here but not if your looking for a five star resort.

It was so dirty that we did not stay. [...] It doeshave a very good location.

We had difficulty sleeping Thurs. night when we were in a tiny room near the stairs, traffic, etc. We could hear people talking outside our door way past 10 p.m. and traffic sounds. The room looked worn out and dingy. Better on Friday night. Moved by nice staff to bigger room. Saturday night was horrible, as far as sound. There is a liquor store next door and people yelling until 2a.m. The walls are so thin we could hear too much.

Newport Blvd Newport Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Newport Pier
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 10 beach bars

Located in Balboa Peninsula within a short walk of Newport Pier, Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Hoag Hospital. This motel has 18 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like 10 beach bars, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

All 18 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. 50-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles, and a terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach

Everyone (7) Couples (8) Family (5)
1
Family

What was unique about the property was their total lack of customer service

By on Mar 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 24, 2020

sorry to hear that our staff was unable to make your stay pleasant.

5
Family

Small, but clean. Staff very helpful. Very close to the beach and near lots of eating establishments.

By , from Minneapolis on Feb 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 2, 2020

Thank you Jill for the positive feedback!

4
Partner Couples

Ni e ambiance , location ,price ok ,clean yyyyyyyyyyyu

By on Feb 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 7, 2020

Thank you for your feedback.

5
Family

CLEAN AND GREAT LOCATION. wE WILL BE BACK AGAIN SOON

By on Jan 6, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2020

Thank you for your awesome rating!

4
Partner Couples Family

This little inn is very clean. It’s location is very convenient to all things Newport/Balboa, but that also makes it very noisy (especially late at night). Our room was small, but more than adequate for our overnight stay. We will go back.

By on Dec 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 23, 2019

Thank you for your comments. We look forward in having you return to our Inn.

3
Everyone

The name is cute, but badically it is a motel. Clse yo the beach, and good for surfers.

By on Apr 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

5

short little walk to the beach!

Everyone

The rooms were very nice and clean and staff was friendly. They have bikes you can use to ride along the beach. They let me put 100 dollars in cash for the deposit and gave it right back at checkout. Nice Mexican food restaurant across the street! The bike use is complimentary!

By , from Phoenix, AZ on Feb 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2018

Thank you Penny for your awesome review. Hope you visit us again next time your in town. :)

4

clean room close to the pier and good restaurants

Everyone

I picked this hotel based on my evening plans so I could walk alone. I felt safe at night and the streets were well lit. The rooms were clean. My only complaint was that the shower wasn't that nice and the complimentary shampoo and body wash was not nice. I would recommend bringing your own.

By on Dec 12, 2016

4
Everyone

Hotel staff was awesome. Very good people. The bed was a bit uncomfortable but loved the place.

By on Oct 22, 2016

4
Everyone

The inn is nestled in the heart of NewportBeach with walking distance to many restaurants and amenities.

By on Oct 15, 2016

Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach

2627 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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