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Motel 6 Newport Beach Hotel Review: Technically, this branch of the nationwide motel chain is not located in the city that's in its name. But don’t fret --- Newport Beach in all its glory is just a few blocks south. And for good measure, John Wayne Airport is only a few blocks northeast. The chain's affordable rates and basic accommodations are present here, although it should be noted that the garish use of bright orange in the rooms and in the front desk area makes the place seem hopelessly stuck in the late '70s. The bare-bones amenities are augmented with free Wi-Fi, and there is a swimming pool to splash around in. But if you want to play in the water, you should head on down to nearby Balboa Peninsula and frolic in the surf.