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Hotel and Accommodation Industry

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  • Commentary: It's time to improve troubled motels

    We as a city are doing everything in our power to turn our problem motels into good neighbors. For far too long, we've allowed a dozen motels along Newport and Harbor boulevards to operate in a manner at odds with the community good. The motels —...
  • 'Problem' motels drain resources

    'Problem' motels drain resources
    First story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. The letter was a desperate plea to the police chief. The owner of a Harbor Boulevard motel admitted his business attracted less-than-reputable guests. "Under such difficult...
  • Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'

    Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'
    Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
  • Warm stays at the Kon Tiki

    Warm stays at the Kon Tiki
    Third story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. In the fleeting years that the Markel family lived on Harbor Boulevard, visitors to their tropical-themed Kon Tiki Motel brought their bathing suits — not the police. Just a...
  • Planners to tackle 'problem' motels

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission will begin examining a series of measures Monday aimed at addressing problematic motels in the city. The five-member commission won't take any specific action during its 6 p.m. meeting at City Hall but will receive a...
  • Planning Commission explores problem motels

    The Costa Mesa Planning Commission on Monday heard about upcoming plans to tackle problematic motels in the city. The five commissioners also asked questions of city staff and requested further information as the problems often associated with the...
  • Problem motels could be charged for excessive police calls

    Costa Mesa city officials are considering charging problem motels per police call if they require an excessive amount of attention from law enforcement. The City Council will discuss that possibility at its Tuesday night meeting and could direct staff...
  • Old Newport City Hall site reuse report released

    A staff report released ahead of Tuesday's Newport Beach City Council meeting recommends that the council move forward with plans for a boutique hotel proposed by RD Olson Development to replace the old city hall, now vacant, on the Balboa Peninsula. The...
  • Developers vying for shot at old City Hall land

    Developers vying for shot at old City Hall land
    The morning was chilly, the marine layer still firmly blanketing the Balboa Peninsula. "This is Ground Zero for what people think about as Newport Beach," said longtime resident and developer Bob Olson. The grounds of Newport Beach's now-vacant former...
  • Council supports 130-room hotel

    Council supports 130-room hotel
    There were mostly good feelings all around as the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday took a step toward putting a 130-room hotel at the former City Hall site in Lido Village. And despite R.D. Olson Development winning the evening and the initial...
  • Investigators claim 490 violations at Motor Inn

    Investigators claim 490 violations at Motor Inn
    An investigation conducted earlier this month shows that the Costa Mesa Motor Inn had 490 alleged health and safety violations involving nearly 90% of its rooms. The more specific numbers released Wednesday also show that the Aug. 15 inspection at the...
  • Community: General plan must address affordable housing

    Anyone who pays attention to the doings of the Costa Mesa City Council knows that our city is busy updating its general plan. The press has covered the many public meetings, creative outreach efforts and road shows aimed at getting Costa Mesa residents...