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Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Review: Nestled within the large, upscale Fashion Island shopping complex, and just blocks from the serenity of the Newport Back Bay and Harbor, this huge high-rise hotel offers standard amenities in a posh Orange County coastal town. Filled with business travelers during the week, it is a favorite with fitness and beach fans on the weekends. The hotel contains a great deal of ritzy panache, beginning with the stone-style floor and flourishes of color that greet you in the lobby. While the guest rooms are comfortable and serviceable for the business traveler, the suites are where this hotel really shines; these elegantly appointed digs are accented by sweeping panoramic views of the ocean and adjacent golf course. The View Lounge in the tower building offers spectacular 360-degree views of the ocean, coastline and mountains, as well as music and a sushi bar. Hungry guests will want to make their way down to Sam & Harry’s for an exemplary steakhouse experience. Adding to the resort-like atmosphere are the 14,000-square-foot Pure Blu Spa, heated pools, exercise rooms, eight lighted tennis courts and bicycle rentals.