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“The Island Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Island Hotel Newport Beach
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast, Australia
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67 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The Island Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I literally gasped when I walked into my hotel room at The Island Hotel - it was truly enormous. (Note - my usual point of reference is inner city hotels!) I can see that the decor is a little dated, but it didn't really matter to me. The room was pristine, and the bed was so comfortable. The communal areas are also enormous and well maintained.
As for location, other than retail shops there's not much else around there. But who needs anything else when you have four department stores!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 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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Thank Br1g3tt3
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Quito, Ecuador
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Stayed there for one night, excellent front desk and concierge service, the hotel is very well located, good spacious and very comfortable room. The only negative point is that i was assigned a interconnecting room and my neighbour seemed to have a severe cough that I could hear on my room, but since I was very tired I was able to sleep.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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36 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

The hotel looks exactly like it did 3-4 yrs ago whe it was managed by the Four Seasons chain. Might need a renovation but rooms and public areas are very clean, beds are incredibly comfortable and bed linens are top notch Italian quality. Pool and jacuzzi are great. And you're next to world class shopping. Can't beat the weekend nights specials. This is high class living

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dnadler
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Irvine, California
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Wonderful rooms, great restaurant and bar, staff is very friendly.

Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The Island is a nice hotel. Great for business. I've stayed here many times over the last 10 years. This was the old Four Seasons.

We stayed for a quick family vacation and looked forward to hanging out at the pool. However, the poolside food was lacking--$10 hotdog, quesadillas, etc. Disappointing. And, the pool was freezing in the nice 80 degree weather. It was the perfect setting but, our 3 year olds teeth were chattering. She actually asked to get out of the pool. What 3 year old does that?

Nevertheless, this is a very nice hotel--quiet, clean, well appointed. Excellent service--really excellent. Nice views. You really can't go wrong. Perhaps this hotel just isn't oriented for children.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Florence, Italy
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The hotel is very well appointed, staff is nice and attentive, breakfast was a sort of 'the perfect pancake' in a beautifully decorated breakfast room. Rooms are large and with a gorgeous view. The beach is close by (and a great Mall is within few minutes walking distance) Function rooms very nice with a very good quality of food and beverage offering.To recommend.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

We have stayed at this property many times and have always enjoyed the hotel.This time we were very disappointed with the lack of outdoor space...they were renovating the pool area and had closed off the entire back of the hotel so there was no place to sit outside.It is usually so nice to be by the fireplace (used in all the promo's) to sit and read and enjoy your morning cup of coffee... The noise from the large construction project ( a 20 story office building...!?!) was loud and since the work is just at the beginning stages I think we'll have to wait and see if we decide to stay there again during construction.They will need to do some work on the rooms too,they are starting to show some wear...the carpeting was coming up in our room,the ottoman was stained,the sink had a drainage problem the room felt' tired'.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Island Hotel Newport Beach
Address: 690 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6431
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Island Hotel Newport Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 294
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Newport Beach in sun-kissed Southern California, Island Hotel Newport Beach is the center of coastal luxury. Offering breathtaking city and harbor views, Island Hotel features 294 guestrooms and suites, Island Club atop the 20th floor, more than 23,000 square feet of event space, the largest ballroom in Newport Beach, a full-service spa, fitness center and resort-style pool. Island Hotel is home to the new Oak Grill, a true Newport Beach original featuring California cuisine with influences from around the globe and a specifically curated wine, beer and spirits program. Guests may dine al fresco on the restaurant's wooden deck or lounge fireside. For entertainment, Aqua Lounge is the new place to play in Newport Beach. With tableside mixology, craft cocktails and vibrant DJs the lounge is always fun, flirtatious and engaging. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, guests at Island Hotel are invited to enjoy a variety of Preferred Hotel Group branded programs, including the iPrefer loyalty program. ... more   less 
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