Author Topic: Marriot Newport Coast Villas (Cat 8) & the New Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills!  (Read 1281 times)

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I'm not gonna write too much on this one because you all know where Southern California is and what to do there (Disneyland, all the stuff in San Diego, etc.) BUT some things I want to point out. 

There is an awesome little market and takeout place near SNA airport called OC Kosher (https://www.ockosher.com/ and although their only seating is outside they have an extensive menu and the food (try the homemade sausages) is really good.  We always stop there for lunch on the way home from the airport, get extra takeout to heat up plus whatever else my kids want.  There is also a Trader Joes right down the street from the hotel.

The Marriott Newport Coast Villas in Orange County is possibly one of the best Marriott Cert Redemptions for a family anywhere in the continental US (there are some great villas like these in Hawaii).  It's a Cat 8 and all units are 2Brm villas so a 2brm villa is the smallest unit you can book!  The nightly rate when we stayed last month was $850 a night plus tax.  Seriously, I'm hesitant to write this because I don't want the place to turn into the Westin Lagunamar and get overrun by frum families but I'm sharing anyway.  ;D

Here are some pictures of the unit and the resort:



Living room with a very comfy and large sleeper sofa:







From the living room into the dining room and kitchen (ignore my son acting silly): :)







Second Bedroom with another sleeper sofa:










Master Bedroom (excuse the mess) and the attached soaking tub and bathroom:








Views from the lobby, walking down to the pool and pool area:



















Some pictures of the grounds and activities.  Because this is a timeshare, resort property, they have SO many free activities and amenities for kids.  My youngest loved the activities room where she got to do art projects.  My older boys loved the play station.  We got to watch Start Wars in the movie theater and also went to a "Dive in Movie" at the pool one night.  The volley ball, tether ball and mini-golf courses were also fun.





























All the beaches in California are public and right below the resort is Crystal Cove State park.  Since you have to pay for parking, you are better off taking the free shuttle from the hotel, that runs hourly.  It's just a great family beach and my kids really enjoyed playing there.  The resort has beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, frisbees, footballs, etc. for either loan or rent (all very reasonable) so you don't have to pack a thing for the kids.












Hopefully the pictures are self explanatory but if you have any questions about the place or nearby I'll do my best to answer and coming up next the truly spectacular, brand new Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills!




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Looks great. I'm excited for the writeup on the WA BH  and pics of the rolls royce  :).
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Thanks for sharing this! Looks like a nice property. "Great use of Marriott cert"... although you'd first need to upgrade it to Cat 8 level. :P  What was the temp of the ocean like?

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thanks for sharing
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Seriously, I'm hesitant to write this because I don't want the place to turn into the Westin Lagunamar and get overrun by frum families but I'm sharing anyway.  ;D
HAHA! +1
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Food and minyanim in the area?
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Thanks for sharing this! Looks like a nice property. "Great use of Marriott cert"... although you'd first need to upgrade it to Cat 8 level. :P  What was the temp of the ocean like?

The ocean water is cold like all over the Pacific but it was hot out so my kids didn't seem to mind.  Yeah you'd have to either spend more points or buy one but you can get great deals buying one that still make it a killer deal.  When you get to the needing two hotel rooms and kitchen to placate your kids you'll appreciate it more!!  :P

Food and minyanim in the area?

Only the OC Kosher place I mentioned and also tons of kosher food at the Trader Joe's down the street.  Daily minyanim in Irvine.


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Only the OC Kosher place I mentioned and also tons of kosher food at the Trader Joe's down the street.  Daily minyanim in Irvine.
Got tons of food from OC kosher when I was in their neck of the woods and for the most part we werent happy with it

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Got tons of food from OC kosher when I was in their neck of the woods and for the most part we werent happy with it

Really? I'm really surprised. I've been going there for years for work and family trips and have always been happy.  I especially love their homemade sausages and Deli meats.  We love the burgers and schnitzel too.  Also, since I stopped off there, I picked up frozen pizza, Wacky Mac, ramen, etc. and didn't need to bring anything from home.

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Only the OC Kosher place I mentioned and also tons of kosher food at the Trader Joe's down the street.  Daily minyanim in Irvine.
What about the food at the nearby jcc?
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waiting for part II..... @Denverite

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Looks amazing!
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What about the food at the nearby jcc?

Never went there but now that I looked online, it's a cute dairy cafe with pizza and stuff and is so close to the resort!

Looks amazing!
It is a stunning resort and so fun for kids.

waiting for part II..... @Denverite

I'm purposely waiting for my friends @Mountain Man and his DW to have an awesome stay at the WA BH this weekend before I do my next post.  He and some others who've stayed there have pm'd me that they are worried (and not without good reason) that if I post how spectacular it is the DDF Mongol hoards will ruin it for everyone, so I figured the least I could do is wait a few weeks for them to enjoy it before doing that installment!  ;D

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I'm purposely waiting for my friends @Mountain Man and his DW to have an awesome stay at the WA BH this weekend before I do my next post.  He and some others who've stayed there have pm'd me that they are worried (and not without good reason) that if I post how spectacular it is the DDF Mongol hoards will ruin it for everyone, so I figured the least I could do is wait a few weeks for them to enjoy it before doing that installment!  ;D
Well, I'm waiting to book till you do, so if they write reports I'll accept that.
And, please don't take this the wrong way, but I don't think the (non existent) DDF hoards are making their decision based on your say so. The Marriott Newport Beach you have  power, WA  kind of has its own name recognition.
Looking forward!

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Never went there but now that I looked online, it's a cute dairy cafe with pizza and stuff and is so close to the resort!
It is a stunning resort and so fun for kids.

I'm purposely waiting for my friends @Mountain Man and his DW to have an awesome stay at the WA BH this weekend before I do my next post.  He and some others who've stayed there have pm'd me that they are worried (and not without good reason) that if I post how spectacular it is the DDF Mongol hoards will ruin it for everyone, so I figured the least I could do is wait a few weeks for them to enjoy it before doing that installment!  ;D

Oh, you can post. It's not likely the Mongol hoard is attacking by Friday. ::)
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