Newport Channel Inn

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NEWPORT CHANNEL INN is the perfect base for your vacation adventure. The glistening waters of Newport Harbor, the Balboa Fun Zone, Catalina Island ferry, harbor cruises, boat rentals, Balboa Island, bicycling, kayaking, sport fishing, whale watching, golf, world-class dining, entertainment and shopping, and our famous sandy beaches are but a few of Newport Beach's many offerings!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Newport Beach Film Festival 2014

This year’s film slated to start the Newport Beach Film Festival is “Lovesick”, a comedy starring Matt LeBlanc, which premieres on the festival’s opening night, April 24, 2014.  Several hundred new films from filmmakers in over 50 countries are being shown at multiple theaters throughout Newport Beach.  Lots of movie stars and celebrities will be in town to promote their latest work, including Jason Priestly, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Jeremy Renner, Marion Cotillard, and Joaquin Phoenix rumored to attend screenings of their new films.  The Newport Beach Film Festival continues daily through May 1. 

Advance purchase tickets and show schedules are available on the Newport Beach Film Festival website. 

To book your stay at the Newport Channel Inn, you may call the Newport Channel Inn direct at 949 642-3030, or book online at

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Surf City Marathon 2014

The annual Surf City Marathon takes place Sunday, February 2, 2014, just down the street from the Newport Channel Inn.  The course is spectacular, running along the oceanfront past surfers and pounding waves.  Start and finish line are on PCH near the Huntington Beach Pier.  Start time is 6:30 a.m., and the race is an official Boston Marathon qualifier.  There is also a half-marathon and a 1-mile charity run.   


Newport Channel Inn still has a few rooms left.  Give us a call at 949 642-3030 or book on our website at


For future planning, the O C Marathon takes place on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  The start line is here in Newport Beach at the Fashion Island shopping mall.  This is a popular weekend so book your room at the Newport Channel Inn well ahead!

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Florida State and Auburn Football Teams are staying in Newport Beach for the BCS Championship

Both 2014 BCS National Championship Teams, Auburn and Florida State, are staying in Newport Beach while getting ready for the big game.  Lots of activities for the teams and their followers are planned throughout the week.
Newport Beach is proud to act as “home base” for both teams, coaching staff, fans, VIP delegates, alumni groups, band members and the national sports media.  If you would like to be near the teams and stay at the beach without the cost of the major hotels, with room reservations starting from $79, give the Newport Channel Inn a call at 949 642-3030,
give the Newport Channel Inn a call at 949 642-3030, or book online at The weather forecast looks great!  Come to Newport Beach and root for your favorite! 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2013

The 105th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade runs nightly from Wednesday December 18 through Sunday December 22, starting at 6:30 and ending about 9:00 each evening.  On the first night, there will be a finale of fireworks at the end of the parade.

Brightly decorated boats and yachts cruise the harbor past scores of houses along covered in lights.  See it up close on board one of several charter cruise boats or stake out a comfy spot (with lots of blankets and hot chocolate) on the shoreline and watch it pass.

The sidewalk around Balboa Island, allows viewing the parade coming and going multiple times and you can stroll along and view the decorated homes and listen to the carolers and performers along the way.  Be sure to arrive very early to secure parking and a prime vantage point! 

The Newport Channel Inn’s Boat Parade room rates are about the best value you can find!  Room reservations can be made by calling 949 642-3030 or you can book your room on

When you check-in at the Newport Channel Inn, the front desk staff will be happy to provide you with a map of the parade route showing the approximate times where the beginning of the parade will pass by dozens of viewing spots around the harbor. 

Happy Holidays!


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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

US Open of Surfing 2013

The US Open of Surfing begins Saturday, July 20, 2013 and qualifying rounds continue all week, with the semi-finals and finals of the Pro Men’s event and Pro Women’s event taking place on Sunday, July 28.  The world’s best surfers are expected to compete, and include big name surfing legend Kelly Slater, Dane Reynolds, and defending 2012 champion Julian Wilson in the Men’s event, and current ASP Women’s World #1 Tyler Wright, local favorite Courtney Conlogue, and defending 2012 champion Lakey Peterson in the Women’s event.  The Pro Junior semi-finals and finals take place a day earlier on Saturday, July 27.  The event is sponsored by Vans, and the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), and includes weeklong skateboarding and BMX championships in the nearby skate bowl and a huge festival on the beach.  All events are free and open to the public.

This premier surfing competition takes place next to the Huntington Beach Pier, just down the street from the Newport Channel Inn.  Stadium seating has been constructed on the beach for the event and thousands of spectators are expected to attend.  Overnight stays should be booked ASAP as availability is disappearing fast!

For room reservations, give the Newport Channel Inn a call at 949 642-3030, or book online at

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Newport Beach Fourth of July Celebration

Sun, Sand, and Fireworks!  The Fourth of July holiday week is one of the most popular times of the year.  We are almost sold out for the holiday.  Reservations should be made soon to ensure availability. 

On the Fourth, there are many special events with something for everyone, including fireworks displays at several locations in the area.  There is a kid’s “bike and dog” parade and kid’s festival starting at 9:00 a.m. on Balboa Peninsula, a celebrity parade through downtown Huntington Beach at 10:00 in the morning followed by the Pier Plaza Festival, a patriotic American Legion “Old Glory” boat parade around Newport Harbor at 1:00 in the afternoon, and a low flyover of four World War II vintage AT-6 aircraft all along the beach scheduled for 6:35 p.m..  There is a family friendly holiday program all day at the Dunes Aquatic Park, including a concert from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. headlined by the legendary classic rock band “AMERICA”, with a Fireworks finale at 9:00 p.m..  The Dunes continues the celebration with another concert from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 hosted by DJ Richard Blade with several bands including the all-girls “Cougrzz Rock” and the ultimate “JOURNEY” tribute band “Don’t Stop Believin”.  The Laguna Beach Art Festival, Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival are ongoing throughout July. 

A few rooms are still available at the Newport Channel Inn.  To reserve your room, call the Inn at 949 642-3030 or book online at
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Volcom VQS World Champs Surfing Competition, May 10 – 12, 2013

Just across from the Newport Channel Inn on the beach at 54th Street is Volcom’s VQS World Champs 3-day Volcomania surfing competition.  With over $30,000 in prize money, this stop on the Volcom Totally Crustaceous Surf Tour takes place May 10 – 12, 2013,

Incredible surfing talent from all over the world will be here.  Divisions include Pro-Am, Juniors, Groms, Girls, and Squids.

Just walk from the Newport Channel Inn to the event.  For room reservations, call the Inn at 949 642-3030 or book online at
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