Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach was my base whilst exploring LA. An hour’s drive from the city, it is more often popular with guests wanting to get away from the hectic city life and relax, or to explore Newport Harbour and the nature reserve around the Back Bay of Newport Beach.

This hotel successfully caters for business, leisure and families. With this in mind, there are three pools onsite including a family-friendly pool complete with a waterslide and sun loungers. There are a variety of rooms to suit all visitors. Our balcony room in the Catalina building looked out to the marina. The spacious and bright room had a luxurious king-size bed and was kitted out with dark wood furniture including a large desk and a flatscreen TV, minibar and fridge. The art canvases on the walls add a splash of colour to the otherwise subtle decorated grey and cream room.

The onsite restaurant, SHOR, specialises in fresh, seasonal produce and is popular with hotel guests and locals. There is also a lounge where you can get your morning coffee fix or an evening cocktail. On turndown service, a charcuterie board with housemade goat ricotta was placed in our room.

For sports enthusiasts, there is a 9-hole golf course, a modern fitness centre, and a number of nearby running routes that the hotel can provide maps for. Giant chess set and giant shuffleboard are popular with young and older guests!

When you want to venture outside the hotel, there is a free shuttle that takes you to nearby Fashion Island with its array of shops, cafes and restaurants, and to Balboa Island. For travelling further afield you can hire a car and onsite with Hertz rental car. Those with their own car will enjoy the hotel’s efficient and useful valet service.

Reliable and comfortable, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is a good option for those exploring Orange County and LA.

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