1343 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Newport Place Apts. Inc.
P.O. BOX 120663
San Diego, CA 92112
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To help you make an informed decision about living at Newport Place, we have categorized years of "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ's) from hundreds of prospective residents from around the world. Most of our residents have decided to live at Newport Place based on this website, and in advance of arriving in San Diego.
By using these FAQ's, you can become intimately familiar with Newport Place without having to telephone our office, visit the property, or send emails to have questions answered. It is likely that you will find the answers to your questions by visiting the following subjects:
Please follow these 3 Steps:
Submit a Housing Request Form from the Reservations page of our website. The information you provide will help us to better assist you.
Wait to receive a Confirmation by email. You should receive a reply within 48 hours of submitting a housing request. Due to the high volume of calls, we prefer that you do not call our office until you have received an email confirming your request.
After you have received a Confirmation by email, should you still have unanswered questions that cannot be handled by email, then please contact our property manager by telephone at +1.858.490.6282
Business Mailing Address
Newport Place Apartments Inc.
PO Box 120663
San Diego, CA 92112 USA
Property & Resident Mailing Address
1343 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Our website contains current photographs of Newport Place. To see the interiors of specific apartments, please visit the Floor Plans & Photos page.If you are in San Diego and would like to schedule an appointment to view the property, then we will gladly give you a personal tour. An appointment may be scheduled with the Property Manager either by telephone or email.
Note: We will be able to show you the common areas of the apartments (kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms). Out of respect for our residents' privacy, we never show occupied bedrooms.
By visiting the Directions page of our website, you can access a map identifying the location of Newport Place. You can get directions to/from Newport Place using the following websites: MapQuest.com or GoogleMaps.com
How do I get to Newport Place from the San Diego International Airport?
Hiring a taxi is the least expensive and fastest way to get from the airport to Newport Place. Fare should be $17.00 - $20.00. Be sure to print the map route located on our Directions page before you leave home.
At the airport, give the taxi driver the map route. Ask the driver to take you to 1343 C (pronounced "see") Street. Newport Place is on the corner of C Street and 14th Street. Have the driver follow this exact route.
When I arrive by car, where do I park the car to unload my luggage?
To move-in during business hours, you may unload your luggage using the Newport Place driveway in the back of the building. A Newport Place staff member must be present to unlock the gate for you to temporarily park there.
To move-in after business hours, unload your luggage using the metered public parking spaces in front of Newport Place on C Street (These meters are free before 8 am and after 6 pm). Or you can use the free street parking on 14th Street.
Residents of Newport Place can experience the best public transportation that San Diego has to offer. Two blocks from your front door is a major hub for the San Diego transit system: the Smart Corner/City College Station (corner of 12th and C Streets). Two trolley lines and over a dozen city bus lines converge at this station. For more information on bus and trolley routes and schedules, you can visit San Diego Transit System - Bus, Trolley, Train website.
How much does it cost to take a bus or trolley?
Bus and trolley fares range start at $2.50 and depend on where in the city you want to go. For information of fares and monthly passes (student passes are also available), please visit San Diego Transit System - Bus, Trolley, Train website.
Where can I buy weekly or monthly San Diego trolley & bus passes?
Go to the "Transit Store" located at 102 Broadway on the corner of Broadway & First Avenue (13 blocks from Newport Place). The telephone number is +1.619.234.1060. Other locations that sell transit passes are: the Check Cashin Place (5th& Broadway), Ralph's Supermarket (1st & G) and Longs Drugs (Horton Plaza). You may also purchase passes from the "eStore" on the San Diego Transit website: www.sdcommute.com.
Is it better to rent or buy a car?
To rent or buy a car depends on how long you will be in San Diego. To buy a reliable used car worthy of driving will cost at least $2,000 - $4,000 dollars. You could have trouble selling it when you want to leave town. Instead, you might want to consider renting a student rental car by the month. Rentals are about $450 per month with insurance.
Can you help me find a rental car agency?
For our residents, Newport Place has negotiated substantial car rental discount with Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Please go to our Benefits - Resident Discounts page.
Yes, the front doors to all apartments and studios have security deadbolt locks. All common areas and the backyard have resident-only keyed gate access. Upon moving in, you will be issued a complete set of keys.
Do the bedroom doors have secure keyed locks?
Yes, your bedroom door can only be locked and unlocked by you. (And rarely by our staff with 24-hour notice or in case of an emergency.)
I might be walking a lot in the area, how safe is the neighborhood?
Newport Place is located in an urban setting. You should always keep personal safety in mind when walking through any city, especially if you are alone.
However, San Diego is a very friendly place with little street crime. The streets are well lighted. The central headquarters for the San Diego Police Department is only one block from Newport Place. Therefore, patrol cars and police officers on bicycles pass frequently. In addition, campus police patrol San Diego City College across the street from Newport Place; and Transit Authority officers patrol the Trolley station two blocks away.
In general, it is very safe to walk around the area day and night. The routes with the most foot traffice are the main streets of C Street and Broadway.
If you are in San Diego, we encourage you to stop by Newport Place and see for yourself.
We are eager to assist our current and confirmed residents with any issue at anytime. But as a small family-owned business, we are not able to answer the huge daily volume of assistance requests from prospective residents.
Please read the answers to the following common questions before contacting Newport Place.
Can you help me find somewhere else to live?
If you want to stay at Newport Place but will be arriving one day or more before a bedroom is available, we can recommend several affordable hotels in the area.
Can you recommend a language school in San Diego?
There are many fine language schools, colleges and universities in San Diego - several of which are located near Newport Place. Many of these schools refer their students to Newport Place. To find a list of quality local schools and internships go to our Preferred Educators page.
Is Newport Place affiliated with a university or school?
No, not directly. Newport Place is a privately owned and operated business that offers shared furnished housing.
Please review our Rates page.
Does my monthly rent cover all charges for staying at Newport Place?
Rental rates are all-inclusive. Please review our Features page.
There is a one-time Rental Initiation Fee of $75 that each resident pays when he/she moves into Newport Place. This fee is to cover the costs of staff assistance to get you moved into an apartment, including the assistance with lease documents.
What is included with the rental of a studio space or private bedroom?
Please review our Features page.
Can a couple or two friends share (live in) one private bedroom?
Since our residents expect to share their apartments with a set number of roommates, Newport Place limits one resident per bedroom in any shared apartment. A couple or traveling companions may share a studio.
I do not know how long I will stay in San Diego. Can Newport Place be flexible with my move-out date?
Newport Place offers month-to-month bedroom and studio rentals. You must commit to live at Newport Place for a minimum of one month. This allows for both short-term and long-term residents. You can stay as long as you would like.
If you do not know your move-out date, your continued stay will be on a month-to-month basis. We only require that a 30-day advanced move-out notice be given to the Property Manager.
No. Your rent includes all of these utilities.
Besides utilities, what else is directly included in my rent?
Your rent also includes bi-weekly (every other week) housekeeping of common areas and free access to computer and a printer in our Computer Room. Newport Place also replaces your light bulbs when they burn out.
Our residents expect to share their living space with a set number of people. Therefore, Newport Place limits one resident per bedroom and the number of guests a resident may have staying with them in their bedroom or studio to one guest at a time. Each guest may stay up to a maximum of 1 week with not more than 2 guests allowed within a 2-month period.
A $25.00 Guest Fee per guest (per visit) will be charged to you to pay for additional utility costs. Should you require an air-bed, one can be set up with bed and bath linens by Newport Place staff for an additional fee of $25.00.
How many stories tall is Newport Place?
Newport Place is comprised of two separate buildings. Each building has two stories. All units are accessed from the outside of the building by the ground floor or by going up one flight of stairs to the second floor.
Do the apartments and studios have private entrances?
Each apartment and studio at Newport Place has its own entrance. To learn more about the entrances, please refer to the physical descriptions of all our units located on the Floor Plans & Photos web page.
Only one bedroom at Newport Place has its own private entrance: Bedroom B in Apartment 9 (9B).
What size are the bedrooms?
Newport Place offers large, medium and small bedrooms. When you submit your Housing Request Form, indicate which size bedroom you can afford. We will try our best to meet your needs upon your arrival. If the specific room you request is not available, we will place your name on the waiting list for that room. Please refer to our bedroom descriptions and their corresponding rental rates located on our Rates page.
How large are the apartments and studios?
Every apartment and studio in Newport Place is a different size with a different layout. Each apartment is unique unto itself. Please refer to our Floor Plans & Photos page.
How much closet space will I have?
Bedrooms have either built-in closets or free-standing wardrobe closets with hanging space and drawers/shelves. Studios have free standing wardrobe closets. In general, most residents at Newport Place are staying in San Diego on a temporary basis. Therefore, we offer clothes storage with large suitcase traveling in mind.
Yes. All Newport Place apartments and studios have full kitchens. Each kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, blender, rice cooker, garbage disposal, pots and pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, dishes and glassware.
Are the kitchens in the apartments and studios shared?
There is one kitchen in each apartment and studio. You share the kitchen only with the (one, two or three) roommate(s) that live in your apartment or studio.
Can I have a private kitchen?
You must rent an entire apartment (rarely possible) or rent an entire studio for yourself.
There is one bathroom in each apartment and studio. You share the bathroom only with the (one, two or three) roommate(s) that live in your apartment or studio.
Can I have a private bathroom?
You must rent an entire apartment (rarely possible) or rent an entire studio for yourself.
Newport Place provides fully furnished, contemporary styled apartments and studios. Each apartment/studio includes: utilities, local telephone service, cable TV, stereo, desktop computer, unlimited wireless Internet access, and a full kitchen with appliances & utensils.
Does Newport Place offer any unfurnished apartments or studios?
No, we do not offer any unfurnished units.
Can you tell me more about the furnishings?
Can I move my own furniture into a bedroom or studio?
In general, you cannot move furniture into a bedroom or studio. The exceptions to this policy are: small plants, desktop computers, stereos and other small personal electronics. If you need storage space for personal furnishings, there is bulk-storage space available for rent in the locked basement of the building.
Does Newport Place provide bed linens and bath towels?
Yes. One set of bed linens and one set of bath linens will be provided. A full set of bed and bath linens includes: mattress pad, bottom sheet, top sheet, pillow with protector & pillowcase, 2 blankets, 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel, 1 wash cloth. It is your responsibility to wash your bed linens and bath towels.
Newport Place has one computer with the latest software (Microsoft XP pro, Microsoft Office) and an Ethernet connection to the Internet. The computer is connected to a laser printer that may be used for free black & white printing. Residents must supply their own printer paper.
Can I use the printer with my laptop?
We ask that you do not connect your computer to the printer. To print files from your computer, you can "move" files using email or USB memory stick to transfer the files to the networked computer.
What do I do to access the Newport Place Wi-Fi system?
When you move-in, you will be provided with the instructions and access codes for the wireless network.
No, Newport Place does not have air conditioning. Instead, every bedroom and living room has a ceiling fan. This is standard practice for rental properties and private homes throughout coastal San Diego. Newport Place is inside the Pacific Coastal zone where cool ocean breezes and a marine layer typically keep temperatures very compfortable at 60-75 degrees Farenheit. This also helps us to conserve energy and keep our rental rates affordable.
Does Newport Place have heating?
Yes, during the coolest months of the year (November through April) an electric space heater will be provided to each bedroom and studio apartment.
Yes, Newort Place provides weekly cleaning to 4-bedroom apartments and bi-weekly (every other week) cleaning to all other apartments and studios. This periodic cleaning will be condcuted only in the common areas (kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms) of your apartment. The cleaning of your bedroom is your responsibility. If you are in a studio, the sleeping area is your responsibility to keep clean.
Are there cleaning supplies that I can use?
Each apartment and studio is supplied with an electric floor vacuum (that works great on wood floors), as well as a broom and dust pan. Other cleaning supplies (dish soap, multi-purpose cleaners, sponges and paper towels) are your responsibility.
Can I to request to have my bedroom and linens cleaned by the maid?
No, the maid working for Newport Place is very busy and has a set cleaning schedule to follow. You may hire your own cleaning professional to clean your bedroom.
Is washing my linens (sheets, blankets, pillow and towels) included with the weekly housekeeping?
No, residents are repsonsible for washing their bed and bath linens, including those provided to you by Newport Place.
Where can I do my laundry?
Newport Place has one laundry room located in the back of the building. The entrance is on the ground level, off the brick patio area. There are 2 washing machines and 2 dryers. The machines are coin-operated and require multiple quarters ($0.25). Newport Place does not supply laundry detergent.
No, Newport Place does not offer parking. You must park on the street. Your car will be safe parked on the surrounding streets.
There are free parking spaces on 14th Street and metered parking on C Street. The parking meters are in effect Monday - Saturday from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (except on holidays). Please take notice of signs that state when street cleaning will occur.
If you are more comfortable having a permanent off-street parking space, there are a few pay parking lots and garages nearby. The monthly rates at local parking lots range from $80 to $150 per month.
Sorry. No pets of any kind are allowed at Newport Place. No cats, dogs, reptiles, rodents, birds, fish, or any other animals or insects are allowed in Newport Place.
The only exception will be for residents who require the service of an assistive animal.
Each apartment/studio has its own mail box. You and your roommates share the mail box. You and each of your roommates has a key to this private and secure mailbox.
What is my mailing address?
Your mailing address will be:
Where is the nearest Post Office?
There is a Post Office located 8 blocks away - at the corner of 9th Avenue and G Street.