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Wagging it at the Waterfront...Newport Beach

Great ideas when visiting Newport Beach, California.

Newport Beach, California
Newport Beach, California

(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) - The pet friendliest place to stay in Newport Beach when you and your pooch need some luxurious pampering is the Island Hotel, located adjacent to the Fashion Island Mall.

Pet amenities include a freshly baked fragrant and chewy dog bone made by Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens. Each bone is handcrafted from wheat and rice flour and chicken stock.

Other amenities include two dog bowls, a plush pet bed by Eloise Pet Accessories emblazoned with the hotel logo, bottled water, (plus a seasonal fruit amenity for the owner) and they also offer dog walking services for $10.

There is a huge grassy area along the side, near the front door where dogs can zoom around and sniff to their heart’s delight.

Just minutes from Newport Harbor overlooking the nearby islands of Balboa, Lido and Catalina, Island Hotel Newport Beach features amenities such as Palm Terrace Restaurant & Lounge; a 4,000-square-foot spa; a 3,000-square-foot resort-style pool; a fitness center; two outdoor; lighted tennis courts; and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space.

The hotel is owned and operated by The Irvine Company, a 110-year-old, privately held real estate investment company based in Newport Beach, CA.

The warm, friendly attitude and friendly demeanor at the Island Hotel extends to check-in, valet and every guest feels welcome. The rooms are tastefully decorated, appointed with a desk and comfy chair, king bed, and bathroom stocked with L’Occitane shampoo, shower gel and body lotion.

Throughout the year, the hotel offers various specials and packages for its guests. Check the website at or call1-888-321-4752 for more info.

The Spa at Island Hotel retails various beauty products for pets, including candles, colognes and a doggie beauty bag by Pet Aromatic; as well as shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath, a facial scrub and paw treatment by Spa Lavish Pet.

The Palm Terrace restaurant offers a delightful variety of items from seafood to lamb, organic chicken and delicious side dishes. Don’t forget to get a doggie bag filled with scrumptious leftovers for Fido.

Cocoa Lounge Dessert Buffet During The Month of February

Oh yes, there is ALWAYS room for chocolate and now there is an entireroom filled with chocolate desserts, the Cocoa Lounge. For the month of February, the Cocoa Lounge offers an artistic and decadent assortment of chocolate desserts from flourless chocolate cake, to chocolate lollipops, three chocolate cake, truffles, s’mores, mousses, and much more.

Executive Pastry Chef Michael Owens brings chocolate heaven to a whole new level. Working closely with Executive Chef Bill Bracken, Owens constantly develops inventive new desserts for Palm Terrace. Newport Beach Muttropolis Dog & Cat Boutique at the Fashion Island Mall offers adiverse variety of toys, treats, foods, collars, leashes and beds.

Russo’s Pet Experience, allows hotel guests who are missing their petsat home, to take one of the pet store dogs out for a walk around the shopping center. And the mall itself is an open place to walk your dog to meet and greet.

Fashion Island
1133 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, California

Dog Friendly Beaches

Corona Del Mar State Beach
Iris Street and Ocean Blvd.
Corona Del Mar, California
This is a popular beach for swimming, surfing and diving. The sandy beach is about a half mile long. Dogs are allowed on this beach during certain hours. They are allowed before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m., year round. Pets must be on a 6 foot or less leash. Tickets will be issued if your dog is off leash.

Newport and Balboa Beaches
Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, California
There are several smaller beaches which run along Balboa Blvd. Dogs are only allowed before 9:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. year round. Pets must be on a 6 foot or less leash and people are required to clean up after their pets. Tickets will be issued if your dog is off leash. The beaches are located along Balboa Blvd and ample parking is located near the Balboa and Newport Piers.

Upper Newport Bay Regional Park
University Dr & Irvine Ave
Newport Beach, California
This regional park borders the Newport Back Bay and consists of approximately 140 acres of open space. This coastal wetland is renowned as one of the finest bird watching sites in North America. During winter migration, there can be tens of thousands of birds at one time. It is also home to six rare or endangered bird species. The park has a 2-3 mile one-way paved path that is used by walkers, joggers and bicyclists. Additional dirt trails run along the hills. You can park at a variety of points along the road, but many people park at Irvine Ave and University Dr. Dogs must be leashed in the park.

Pet Friendly Bakery

Three Dog Bakery
924 Avocado Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949 760-3647

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CeliaSue February 27, 2009 3:45 pm (Pacific time)

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