5 Boutique Hotels for a Charming Seaside Escape
Full of charm and character, these small but mighty inns will have you living like a true local.
If sticking your toes in the sand is a top priority, look no further than the Newport Beach Hotel. This Balboa Peninsula property takes “beachfront” to a whole new level, sitting just steps from both the bay and beach. The hotel even offers guests an array of beach toys, ranging from boogie boards and beach chairs to beach cruiser bicycles. The second floor accommodates 15 rooms, several of which boast oceanfront views, luxurious jetted spa tubs and cozy fireplaces. Soak up the sun and the seriously amazing beach vibes at this small but mighty hotel. It’s the closest thing to beachside bliss you’ll experience!
Plan your next sun-kissed stay at Sonder Solarena—a chic (and newly revamped) boutique hotel perched on Pacific Coast Highway. The property sits just a block away from the ocean and even has a pool for an après-sea dip. Each room features modern fixtures and is equipped with a coffee maker and a comfortable bed. And possibly the best part about staying here is the selection of restaurants that surround the hotel. Stop by Vacancy for a cup of morning coffee and make a reservation at time-honored locale Cucina Alessa (just up the street) for an authentic Italian dinner.
Nestled in the heart of Newport Beach, the Balboa Inn stands as a timeless coastal retreat that blends charm, elegance and relaxation. This historic gem captures the essence of our vibrant seaside community, offering guests a place to dwell in the center of it all. With 45 guest rooms, including 20 ocean-view rooms, the Balboa Inn boasts an intimate atmosphere and a prime seaside location. Guests can indulge in delectable seafood at the on-site restaurant, take a leisurely stroll along the Balboa Pier and explore the historic shops and eateries at Balboa Village just across the street.
Step into the cozy and welcoming ambiance of Doryman’s, where every detail is designed to enhance your stay. The well-appointed rooms provide a comfortable retreat, adorned with nautical-inspired decor that pays homage to the inn’s coastal location. Wake up to the sound of crashing waves and end your day with an upscale meal of steaks and seafood at 21 Oceanfront—the hotel’s waterfront restaurant. The friendly and attentive staff at Doryman’s Oceanfront Inn are always ready to cater to your needs, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay.
If frills aren’t your thing and you plan on exploring rather than relaxing, Newport Channel Inn is the place to stay. This family-owned hotel sits near the base of the bustling Balboa Peninsula, offering easy access to the sand. When you’re ready to hit the beach, take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas. You can also chat with the front desk if you need recommendations on where to dine and what else to see and do during your stay.
Written by : Kaylin Waizinger