My husband and I stayed at the Island Hotel while visiting Newport Beach. We drove up from San Diego for a little "staycation". The hotel recently completed a renovation and it is much nicer than it used to be. It has a luxurious Miami meets Newport kind of feel.
Everything from start to finish was flawless. The staff was amazing...friendly, professional, welcoming and accommodating. Everything travelers hope for and very often don't get. We were offered an upgrade upon checkin which really impressed us. The hotel and our room was spacious, clean, comfortable, modern, upscale and decorated with quality bedding/furnishings. Our room even had a lovely ocean view.
The hotel is walking distance to the best shopping and dining in Newport Beach. The hotel lounge has a clubby vibe and a DJ on the weekends. We had a couple drinks and people watched which was pretty fun and interesting. The onsite restaurant is lovely with a stunning outdoor patio area. We also enjoyed the hot tub and pool which were upscale and relaxing.
We definitely plan to return and loved everything about the hotel. It's a great value and has a more intimate feel than the mega resorts in the area.More