PineKnot Motel

★★★★☆
  • 6302 West Coast Hwy

    Newport Beach, CA 92663

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  • 949-645-0440

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WOW! We had a beautiful anniversary weekend in Newport Beach and stayed at the Pine Knot Motel. The owners were very sweet and the hospitality was warm. The price was perfect and if you aren't fussy about having T.V, wireless and all of

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WOW! We had a beautiful anniversary weekend in Newport Beach and stayed at the Pine Knot Motel. The owners were very sweet and the hospitality was warm. The price was perfect and if you aren't fussy about having T.V, wireless and all of

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I agree with all of the BAD reviews, this place is so dumpy it really is funny and I have pictures to prove it. The sheets were filthy with dark matter and blood stains, and those were the clean ones. The towels looked like someone used them to remove road grime from their vehicles, all three towels were grey and should be white. My water bottle was taller than the miniture television and it only worked occasionally with the rabbit ears nailed to the wall and had aluminum wrap for added effectiness I guess. The beds were just freakin nasty along with the shower and the whold bathroom. It is close to the beach and I don't know where the continental breakfast came from but I did see a broken down toaster and coffee maker outside. The one employee we did see was friendly, but friendly don't come close to making up for what that room looked like. If you value your health or like cleanliness DO NOT stay at this hole. I wish I owned it, I could turn it into a nice place where people would want to come back and for not that much money. For God sakes spend a little money and fix the rooms up. I saw the owner's comments and wanted phone number and email, here is my email lasvegas4me2007@yahoo.com. Like I said I have pictures to back up my review, but be warned you won't like what you see.

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I agree with all of the BAD reviews, this place is so dumpy it really is funny and I have pictures to prove it. The sheets were filthy with dark matter and blood stains, and those were the clean ones. The towels looked like someone used them to remove road grime from their vehicles, all three towels were grey and should be white. My water bottle was taller than the miniture television and it only worked occasionally with the rabbit ears nailed to the wall and had aluminum wrap for added effectiness I guess. The beds were just freakin nasty along with the shower and the whold bathroom. It is close to the beach and I don't know where the continental breakfast came from but I did see a broken down toaster and coffee maker outside. The one employee we did see was friendly, but friendly don't come close to making up for what that room looked like. If you value your health or like cleanliness DO NOT stay at this hole. I wish I owned it, I could turn it into a nice place where people would want to come back and for not that much money. For God sakes spend a little money and fix the rooms up. I saw the owner's comments and wanted phone number and email, here is my email lasvegas4me2007@yahoo.com. Like I said I have pictures to back up my review, but be warned you won't like what you see.

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SERIOUSLY? Please don't take my word for it, just go there and stay a night, if you dare! If the blood stained sheets (and those were the clean ones) don't scare you, maybe the black and grey streaked towels, that are supposed to be

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SERIOUSLY? Please don't take my word for it, just go there and stay a night, if you dare! If the blood stained sheets (and those were the clean ones) don't scare you, maybe the black and grey streaked towels, that are supposed to be

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I cannot believe my eyes or ears.
RUDE RUDE RUDE RUDE.
I don't even know where to start. This place is filthy, the service is RUDE RUDE RUDE RUDE.
The TV has rabbit ears and 3 channels TOPS and there "Continental breakfast" is random

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I cannot believe my eyes or ears.
RUDE RUDE RUDE RUDE.
I don't even know where to start. This place is filthy, the service is RUDE RUDE RUDE RUDE.
The TV has rabbit ears and 3 channels TOPS and there "Continental breakfast" is random

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I can't understand the glowing reviews. I took them to heart and checked in. I was in shock when I got inside.

The room was jammed with a full sized and a twin bed and some broken, mismatched ikea type bookcases. The twin didn't even have a spread on it and looked more like a cot. Neither bed had a washable mattress pad and were made with flimsy sheets placed right on top of the mattress itself. Creepy.

The ancient gas wall heater had decomposed and looked dangerous. There was a tiny lcd tv with a built in dvd player atop a non operational mini fridge but as there was no remote it was pretty much useless. TV reception was provided by a set of rabbit ears nailed to the wall near the ceiling.

The grey industrial carpeting was absolutely filthy with huge black stains everywhere. It quickly turned my white socks black. I couldn't understand why the owners wouldn't replace it. I mean you can't buy cheaper carpet and for the size of the room it would cost around $50.

I was not able to bring myself to get into the tiny shower. There was "something" visibly embedded in the green tile that gave it an odd texture. The fact that the toilet paper dispenser was broken and rather than fixing it the housekeeper had just taken to placing the roll on the floor, or that a plunger handle was provided to prop up the broken bathroom window did not boost my confidence.

Now I am not pretentious and for $300 a week for a room right on (noisy) Pacific Coast Highway I was prepared for a dive. This, however, was beyond any dive I have ever encountered, and there have been many in 30 years of budget travel. Honestly it was uninhabitable even for me. I was unable to make it through the week and checked out after 2 days.

It's a pity really. The place is in an ideal spot and offers such potential. If they would have spent just $500 bucks improving my room this would have been a very different review. If they gave the other 15 rooms the same treatment and cleaned up the trashy courtyard I would probably be raving about the place.

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I can't understand the glowing reviews. I took them to heart and checked in. I was in shock when I got inside.

The room was jammed with a full sized and a twin bed and some broken, mismatched ikea type bookcases. The twin didn't even have a spread on it and looked more like a cot. Neither bed had a washable mattress pad and were made with flimsy sheets placed right on top of the mattress itself. Creepy.

The ancient gas wall heater had decomposed and looked dangerous. There was a tiny lcd tv with a built in dvd player atop a non operational mini fridge but as there was no remote it was pretty much useless. TV reception was provided by a set of rabbit ears nailed to the wall near the ceiling.

The grey industrial carpeting was absolutely filthy with huge black stains everywhere. It quickly turned my white socks black. I couldn't understand why the owners wouldn't replace it. I mean you can't buy cheaper carpet and for the size of the room it would cost around $50.

I was not able to bring myself to get into the tiny shower. There was "something" visibly embedded in the green tile that gave it an odd texture. The fact that the toilet paper dispenser was broken and rather than fixing it the housekeeper had just taken to placing the roll on the floor, or that a plunger handle was provided to prop up the broken bathroom window did not boost my confidence.

Now I am not pretentious and for $300 a week for a room right on (noisy) Pacific Coast Highway I was prepared for a dive. This, however, was beyond any dive I have ever encountered, and there have been many in 30 years of budget travel. Honestly it was uninhabitable even for me. I was unable to make it through the week and checked out after 2 days.

It's a pity really. The place is in an ideal spot and offers such potential. If they would have spent just $500 bucks improving my room this would have been a very different review. If they gave the other 15 rooms the same treatment and cleaned up the trashy courtyard I would probably be raving about the place.

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I can't understand the glowing reviews. I took them to heart and checked in. I was in shock when I got inside.

The room was jammed with a full sized and a twin bed and some broken, mismatched ikea type bookcases. The twin didn't even

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★★★★★

I can't understand the glowing reviews. I took them to heart and checked in. I was in shock when I got inside.

The room was jammed with a full sized and a twin bed and some broken, mismatched ikea type bookcases. The twin didn't even

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We just tried to book a couple of weeks at this motel, which has a listing in Craig's List that says "$250 per week." But the person we spoke to said they do NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS, and that rooms are available only on a daily basis.

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We just tried to book a couple of weeks at this motel, which has a listing in Craig's List that says "$250 per week." But the person we spoke to said they do NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS, and that rooms are available only on a daily basis.

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The owners are FANTASTIC! Great people that care about their guests. They offer a continental breakfast/lunch, across the street from the beach, walking distance from many restaurants and very safe. It's a family oriented place that brings back nostalgia of great surfing days! The rooms are clean and the Motel has a homey, warm feel and very friendly owners! We've been coming from AZ to the Pine Knot for over 6 years and are thrilled we live 1 hour away now. It's great to pack the bikes, sit around with great people and enjoy the atmosphere.

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The owners are FANTASTIC! Great people that care about their guests. They offer a continental breakfast/lunch, across the street from the beach, walking distance from many restaurants and very safe. It's a family oriented place that brings back nostalgia of great surfing days! The rooms are clean and the Motel has a homey, warm feel and very friendly owners! We've been coming from AZ to the Pine Knot for over 6 years and are thrilled we live 1 hour away now. It's great to pack the bikes, sit around with great people and enjoy the atmosphere.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit the Pine Knot. We drive up a few times a year and look forward to relaxing by the beach, Big Belly Deli next door, bike paths across the street and GREAT prices! Now a days, most places overcharge for crappy

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LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit the Pine Knot. We drive up a few times a year and look forward to relaxing by the beach, Big Belly Deli next door, bike paths across the street and GREAT prices! Now a days, most places overcharge for crappy

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We have been going every summer, or more, from AZ to the Pine Knot for over 6 years. We've moved to Carlsbad and still pack the bikes and boards and stay at the Pine Knot. Right across the street from the beach, very economical, walking

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We have been going every summer, or more, from AZ to the Pine Knot for over 6 years. We've moved to Carlsbad and still pack the bikes and boards and stay at the Pine Knot. Right across the street from the beach, very economical, walking

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Dive, Yes. Awesome locale, Yes. Where else can you find a room for the price. You get what you pay for. I basically lived there for a month back in '92. For a 18yr old with 0 dollars just wanting to surf it was perfect. Grill in the courtyard, waves across the street. Walk or skate to Huntington. It was perfect. The owners were a great couple. Im 36 now and I will always remember the pine knot. And they are fond memories.

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Dive, Yes. Awesome locale, Yes. Where else can you find a room for the price. You get what you pay for. I basically lived there for a month back in '92. For a 18yr old with 0 dollars just wanting to surf it was perfect. Grill in the courtyard, waves across the street. Walk or skate to Huntington. It was perfect. The owners were a great couple. Im 36 now and I will always remember the pine knot. And they are fond memories.

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This dump is not worth $80 a night . what it needs is to be torn down. everything is old from the carpet to the sheets.

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This dump is not worth $80 a night . what it needs is to be torn down. everything is old from the carpet to the sheets.

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We come to the beach once or twice a year. This motel is close to the beach with friendly owners. There are a couple great places to eat within a short walk. I would recommend the Pine Knot Motel to anyone wanting a more at home feeling while on vacation.

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We come to the beach once or twice a year. This motel is close to the beach with friendly owners. There are a couple great places to eat within a short walk. I would recommend the Pine Knot Motel to anyone wanting a more at home feeling while on vacation.

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You'd think that with the location - steps to the beach - this would be a nifty place to stay. And you'd be wrong. This is a run down dive full of questionable characters.

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You'd think that with the location - steps to the beach - this would be a nifty place to stay. And you'd be wrong. This is a run down dive full of questionable characters.

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