My wife and I stayed two nights at this little hotel near Bolsa Chica State Beach. I was attending a conference in Huntington Beach, but we didn’t want to pay extra (especially for overnight valet parking) at the Hyatt Regency. My wife simply wanted to relax away from home, knit, read, and snooze.
This hotel was perfect for all that. We had a room on the north side of the third floor with a small balcony overlooking a quiet cove in Huntington Harbour. The hotel is on Pacific Coast Highway (State Highway 1), a busy thoroughfare during the afternoon hours, so our room picked up some of the noise. Consequently, I would not recommend having a room on the south side facing the highway. However, other than for the afternoon hours, PCH gets pretty quiet.
Our room was nicely appointed, with a comfortable king-sized bed, end tables, a writing desk, a large flatscreen TV (with cable), and a loveseat. Since the bathroom is fairly small, the sink is in the main room. The bathtub/shower worked well, with plenty of hot water.
The room and bathroom were immaculately clean. A thermostat controls the HVAC system. We did not need to use the heater, but the A/C worked fine. The room had windows that open, as well as a screen door to the patio.
The layout of the hotel is rather unusual. The first floor is a small parking structure for about a dozen vehicles. Large trucks, SUVs, RV, and high clearance vehicles have to park on PCH, which is free. The office, reception area, and the breakfast nook are located on the second floor, along with some guest rooms. The third floor is all guest rooms. There is a handy elevator that services all three floors.
The free breakfast is serviceable, with standard fare. Fortunately, the hotel is located near several good restaurants. We particularly enjoyed the “Super Mex”, “Secret Spot”, and the tiny “Pocket Burger Shack” restaurants, all well within walking distance. Next time we are in the area, we may try “Sealegs” on Bolsa Chica State Beach or Romano Cucina north of the hotel. Both were highly recommended to us.
We enjoyed our little stay at the Best Western Harbour Inn & Suites and we were reluctant to leave for home. less