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Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

2627 Newport Blvd Newport Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Newport Pier
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free bike rentals

Newport Pier is a short stroll from Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach, and other popular attractions like Balboa Pier are within a few miles (5 km). This 18-room motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like sitting areas, refrigerators, and microwaves. It's also close to Mother’s Beach and Hoag Hospital.


Rooms

All 18 air-conditioned accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach enjoy free WiFi in public areas and free use of bicycles. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with concierge services, and answer any questions about the area.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Little Inn By The Bay Newport Beach

Everyone (5) Couples (6) Family (1)
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

4

nice place and centrally located.

Everyone

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 , from Grand Terrace, Ca on Jul 14, 2016

5

nice hotel close to the beach

Everyone

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!

By , from Jackson, Wyoming on Apr 28, 2016

1

so so at the beach

Couples

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

By on Aug 19, 2013

2

newport beach r&r

Couples

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.

By on Mar 28, 2013

2

ok for the younger set...

Couples

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.

By on Dec 12, 2010

1

the worst ever!

Couples

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!

By on Apr 19, 2010

4

great location, friendly staff

Couples

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.

By on Feb 16, 2010