Please help. My family of four (two teen daughters) will be travelling to Newport Beach California over the xmas holidays. I've read good things about the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa and also Marriott's Newport Coast Villas. We know we won't be able to take advantage of all the outdoor amenities in December, and I understand the winds might impact us. Any advice on which property is preferred?
Teenage girls??? Definately the Marriott Hotel and Spa .You have fashion island right on your doorstep with all the shops restaurants entertainment etc. Get a room overlooking the pool areas if poss as the tower rooms are not so good.Donts stay at the villas there is nothing on site unless the kids are small also no restaurant/shops. I have stayed at both with teenage boys and the hotel is much better. Good luck!!
The Newport Beach Marriott is very nice. Not on the beach though. They have great shopping across the street at Fashion Island. An upbeat, trendy outdoor mall. Some very chic shops and boutiques. During December, at least last year, they have local architeches,interior designers and landscapers build 20 play houses, probly 300 sg ft. each and display them in the courtyards. Then they sell them at a charity event. Last year, some went for over $100.000. each. These are play houses that rival many homes.
The Marriott Newport Beach also has a very fine sushi bar and lounge. You will have enough to do keeping your credit cards in your pocket, after shopping all day.