8 Reasons to Stay at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas

My family just returned from a lovely getaway at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas in Southern California.

Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas is situated on the beautiful Newport Coast. This large resort has breathtaking views of the Pacific ocean. It has top-notch amenities and very modern and spacious 2 bedroom villas.

Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

It was our second time visiting the resort. I must admit, I loved it even more the second time around.

Here are 8 reasons why you should stay at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas the next time you’re in Southern California:

  1. > Location

You can’t beat the location of this resort. It’s only 15min from John Wayne airport, minutes from Crystal Cove National Park, 10-minute drive to Laguna Beach, 10-minute drive to Newport Beach and a 15-minute drive to Huntington Beach. The villas at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas have spectacular ocean views.

  1. > No resort fees

I did my research and every other hotel or resort I saw in Newport Beach had extra resort fees. Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas has NO resort fees. This is important to me because I hate being dinged with an extra cost when I check out.

  1. > No parking fees

Parking is included in your villa rental. This is also very refreshing since most hotels and resorts in the area charge a parking fee. Parking is available in front of all buildings and is very convenient.

  1. > Amazing pools

The pools at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas are impressive. The huge Catalina pool is by far our favourite. We were visiting in January and the pool temperature was perfect. There are two additional pools surrounding the Catalina pool (one of them set up with a volleyball net, one of them designated as a quiet pool). There are two additional pools located at the two extremities of the property. All pools have umbrellas to offer shade when needed and self-service towel stations.

Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

  1. > Free Shuttle

This Marriott resort is quite a large property. The resort has a shuttle that can drive you around the property and drop you off at the pools, basketball courts and more.

There is also a complimentary shuttle that takes guests to Crystal Cove, the Crystal Cove shopping center, Laguna Beach and Fashion Island. The shuttle runs all day (starting at 8 am). The last shuttle from Fashion Island is at 8:30 pm.

Marriott Newport Coast Villas

In my opinion, this is a HUGE perk as you’d have to pay parking fees at Crystal Cove and Laguna Beach.

  1. > Large 2 bedroom villas with full kitchen

The villas at this Marriott Vacation Club are stunning. Every villa at this resort has two bedrooms and sleep up to 8 guests. They are newly remediated and well laid out.

I especially like that the two bedrooms have good separation between each other. The large kitchen is fully stocked and you have dining options inside the villa and on the balcony.

Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

The villas have 2 full bathrooms and TVs in every room.

Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

  1. > Activities for the entire family

One thing Marriott always does right is their resort activities. They think of everything and every age group.

Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas has a fabulous selection of complimentary activities. Kids can participate in Pirate Parties and Treasure Hunts, they can make sand art, shell necklaces and much more. The entire family can enjoy a fun game of poolside bingo and adults can take in friendly games of poker and blackjack in The Cottage room.

The resort also has a complimentary fitness schedule. Adults can participate in PILATESbarre classes, YOGAflow, JIVE and more.


Premium activities are available for a small fee. Parents can sign their kids up for Kid’s Night Out for a fee, or have their kids Build a Buddy.

  • > Close to Disneyland

It’s hard to imagine, but Anaheim is only a 30-minute drive from this amazing beachfront property.

My family drove to Disneyland in less than 30 minutes on the Sunday of our stay. It was an easy drive and fun to be able to go enjoy our favourite theme park for a day. The best part was that we knew we were returning to a peaceful ocean view after our fun on the rides.


I highly recommend this resort if you’re looking for a relaxing Southern California getaway. Marriott does it right.

I was very sad to leave this resort. Our three nights there were incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. I left knowing that I will return again soon.

How to Book

There are a few ways to book your stay at Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas.

You can book your room directly on the Marriott website. You can book through sites like Expedia.ca or book a week from an owner.

Marriott's Newport Coast Villas

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Marriotts Newport Coast Villas

I’d love to know, what would you like most about Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are always my own.

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  1. I would love SO MUCH about this place… the pool with the ocean view, the fact that there is no extra fees (I hate that), the proximity to everything… it sounds like paradise! And so close to BC! Thank you!

  2. THIS looks perfect for families. We’re hoping to sneak away to Disneyland this Fall and this resort looks PERFECT for just that! Thanks for sharing!

  3. The pool and the view I think. I have stayed at a few Marriotts over the years and always find them to be just right for us. The food typically is very good at Marriott as well.

  4. Oh we always stay at a Marriott. This place looks particularly great. Sounds like a great location with tons of great amenities.

  5. Wow, we need to put this on our list. As a family of 7, it’s so hard to find accommodations for my whole family. Plus we love visiting Southern CA!

  6. First of all, this place looks stunning. Secondly, we are a Marriot Vacation Club Villa member so I can attest to how amazing they are!!

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