Hotel across the street from Newport Beach features continental breakfast and updated guest rooms
Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Solarena
Formerly known as Best Western Plus Newport Beach Inn, Hotel Solarena is a part of the BW Premier Collection. This recently renovated hotel is across the street from Newport Beach and a half mile from the world-famous Huntington Beach, where one of the country’s largest annual surfing contests—the US Open of Surfing—takes place. Just 5 miles to the east, designer shops, including Louis Vuitton, line the open-air plazas and walkways of Fashion Island.
- Hop on a bike and cruise along the beach or to nearby shopping and dining spots.
- Make a splash in the hotel’s outdoor pool.
- Continental breakfast includes Belgian waffles, eggs, and seasonal fruit.
- Catalina Island is a short ferry ride away; here you’ll find unspoiled beaches and waterfront seafood restaurants.
- Park life: Sunset Park and Marina Park are both less than 2 miles from the property.
- Nearest beach is merely a 2-minute walk away.
- Recreational activities such as putting green with 5 holes and giant games are available onsite.
- Beach equipment, such as beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, and beach towels is included with the resort fee.
Newport Beach, California: Beachside Town with Harbor in Orange County
Newport Beach is a popular Orange County destination whose 10-mile stretch of Pacific coastline is a haven for surfers and swimmers. At Newport Harbor, you’ll see rowboats and sailboats moored alongside luxury yachts. If you don’t have a boat of your own, catch a ferry to manmade Balboa Island, which boasts small boutiques, ice-cream parlors, and amusement-park rides. Keep your eyes peeled for familiar sights while you’re there; the beach was prominently featured in the television series Arrested Development.
Nature lovers will want to explore the area’s tide pools and forests, such as those found at Little Corona at Corona del Mar State Beach. At Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, you might spot brown pelicans and peregrine falcons wading through wetlands. Hikers and scuba divers flock to Crystal Cove State Park for woodland trails and offshore dive sites.