Fairmont Newport Beach

For my last interview in OC, I was given the opportunity to stay in a hotel and I picked the Fairmont Newport Beach, which is a hop, skip, and a jump away from the John Wayne Airport.  The hotel is what you would expect from a 4-star hotel in CA: comfortable bed (though J and I both thought it was too soft), beautiful decor throughout the hotel, and personalized service.  My favorite was when I called down to have my car brought around:

Receptionist: Good morning, what can I do for you Ms. Y?

She addressed me by my name without me having to speak a word!  The next morning when J and I came back to the hotel from our run, the valet guys offered us bottles of water and towel.  That’s what I call good service.

Mom and dad stayed in a double the week before. They also complained the bed was too soft.

J & I stayed in a king, which is smaller (room wise) than the double.


Internet costs $13.95 for 24 hours. I really don't understand why we are stilled charged for internet access in this day and age. If healthcare is considered a right, then so should free internet access.

Reason No. 286 'Why NOT to have kids'.

OK, I don't know what's more outrageous, $13.95 for internet or $7.00 for water. Though you can get a free bottle of water down at the valet. Go figure...

Lobby and reception area.

One of the lounge areas

Fitness center was a bit dark. J & I opted to run outdoors as 5 miles on the treadmill is just pure torture.

Weight machines

Breakfast in the hotel (Bambu) restaurant.

Pool and cabanas

View of the pool area from our room

Picture taken from a moving vehicle

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2 Responses to Fairmont Newport Beach

  1. Thank you kindly for taking the time to review our hotel and post on your blog. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our personalized customer service. We strive to provide engaging service to each of our guests and enrich our guest’s experience. I am working with our Housekeeping department in replacing the 2 pages out of your room’s guest directory. Also, next time you visit, please take advantage of our complimentary customer loyalty program “Fairmont President’s Club”- guests receive complimentary high speed internet as well as other loyalty benefits. On behalf of the hotel, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Fairmont Newport Beach soon!

    Warm regards,
    Rei Strand
    Public Relations Manager
    Fairmont Newport Beach

  2. eliseo d. roque jr. says:

    My name is Jun Roque,working in the engineering dept, of Fairmont Royal York Hotel. My brother -in-law ,would like to spend an R & R, in california, where his youngest brother is based .He planned to visit them on christmas holidays, so i recommended your fairmont newport beach,in which one of our colleague mention to me ,that it was beautiful and close to orange county. I shall be looking for the availability of days before the month of december. Fairmontly yours….jun roque

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