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Torrance, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited during the winter months for a weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The room was spacious compared to other hotels and the bathroom was oversized with separate tub and shower units. There was a keurig coffeemaker, and a hospitality package that included a bottle of wine and bottled water. There were other small details that made the stay extra...

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NYC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Balboa Bay Resort for the weekend in February. The vibe of the hotel is luxury, warm and inviting. The minute that I walked in, I got an excellent service from Emilian, the front desk staff. He took me to see both categories of rooms as my request. I decided to upgrade from standard room to pool view...

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Hi suwanatatnina2, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort and sharing your wonderful experience. I’m delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our newly refreshed rooms, our waterfront restaurants, Waterline Newport Beach and A&O Kitchen+Bar, as well as our coffee shop, Blend. We love to hear when our guests receive great customer service, during their stays and...

Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a bad hotel, just not a great hotel. I cant quite put my finger on why I wasn't really wowed by this place. It certainly had the opportunity to be great, but just didn't quite make it past meh ok. Our room was a water view room with patio, two chairs and table. A great patio would...

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Hi wallybeary, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Balboa Bay Resort. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your room and had the chance to explore other areas of our hotel. It pleases us our Valet team provided you great service. I do apologize for the miscommunication over the tea as we don’t charge $10 for...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 5 nights with my senior parents to celebrate Lunar New Year. Our experience from check-in to check-out was terrible. I booked the two queen beds, ADA Bay Room. First of all when I travel with my parents I alway call ahead to confirm the room and needs before I book the room. My father is elderly and has...

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Hi Florence V, Thank you for comments. We deeply regret your experience didn’t meet your expectations and would like to speak with you further regarding your stay. As a valued guest of our resort, we look forward to speaking with you soon. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabba General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place must have had a significant makeover as I always have overlooked it in favour of the Island hotel when in Newport Beach because reviews weren't good . First time there last weekend , just to try it .. It is absolutely fabulous .. The rate was lower than other premium places in the area ..it's got a nice...

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Hi Tony F, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed our refreshed look, specifically our guest rooms. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balboa Bay Resort the next time you are in Newport Beach. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabba General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a business meeting at Balboa Bay resort and stayed a few extra days with my spouse. The facility is beautiful, sparkling and comfortable. The staff was exceedingly professional and warm. My room was comfortable but small, and my only complaint is not one that the property can address- my room faced the busy PCH and traffic noise was...

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Hi Marsha M, Thank you for your comments. I love how much you enjoyed our hotel and delighted to know that our staff provided professional, courteous and warm service. I’ll make certain your comments are passed along to our entire team. We look forward to seeing you again during your next visit to Newport Beach. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabba General...

Park City, Utah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had a Sales Meeting at Balboa Bay Resort, and I think the entire company had a pleasant stay. We enjoyed the location as we walked to The Winery, Billy's at The Beach, Balboa Island, etc.. Very clean rooms, nice pool area (but the pool is shaded in the early afternoon). friendly staff, and I really enjoyed the balcony...

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Hi csmac531, Thank you for the taking the time to review your experience. I’m very pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay, enjoyed our unique waterfront location and delighted that our staff provided friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabba General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was terrific right in the heart of Newport Beach off PCH. Becca checked me in who was also terrific; very natural and helpful, made me feel welcome. Hotel had nice dining and event rooms as well as balconies with views of the pool and water channel. Highly recommended all around!!

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Hi NoahNox, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. It’s a delight to know you felt so welcomed by Becca upon arrival. I’ll make sure your comment is passed along to her. We always love to hear when our guests have enjoyable dining experiences and enjoy their room and resort amenities. We look forward to hosting you...

Corona del Mar, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the new updates of the hotel .It was looking tired and now it is bright and upto date. The valet staff are really great ,which starts and ends your experience well! Good location ,centrally located ,fun just to hang by the hotel firepit.

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Hi Kathleen S, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. We’re excited to hear that you enjoyed our hotel, and our amenities, especially the new additions. I’m very pleased that the valet team provided great service and I’ll make sure your comment is passed along to the valet team. We look forward to welcoming you back to...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel, great service and access to multiple sights and activities. Right on the Bay with wonderful patio experiences. Great wine selections and great views. So many restaurants within short distance. A short drive from John Wayne Airport.

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Hi keith b, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Balboa Bay Resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hotel, the great service, and the gorgeous patios at our restaurants along the waterfront. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balboa Bay Resort. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabba General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Waterline
Waterline
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience life and style that's perfectly balanced at the Balboa Bay Resort. A boutique ambiance combined with plush accommodations, sophisticated and personalized service, gourmet dining and unparallel location close to scenic beaches, nearby world-class shopping, restaurants and award winning designed golf courses make it the perfect destination for those seeking the quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend getaway, a large-scale business function, or the wedding of your dreams, the Balboa Bay Resort offers unparalleled services and amenities to suit a variety of needs. Located on 15 waterfront acres in the heart of Newport Beach, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the four-diamond property sprawls along the bay like a meandering Mediterranean villa. **Please note that starting Friday, November 6 through Thursday, January 7, 2016, the resort will begin a very exciting and highly anticipated guest room enhancement project. Each guest room will be updated with fresh, modern and contemporary furnishings including carpet, wall coverings, furniture and fixtures, along with a select number of rooms which will receive reconfigured bathrooms. We anticipate the noise level to be slightly higher than normal during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please be assured that your guest room will be far removed from the area of work so you can fully enjoy your time with us and delight in a quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience.** ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balboa Bay Resort

Address: 1221 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-5026
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $358 - $751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balboa Bay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 159
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Also Known As:
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Club Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Club
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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“Water view room was fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles TonyF22, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Traffic noise from Pacific Coast Hwy- request a room that does not face the road.”
 of 5 bubbles marsham694, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose Bay View Rooms, the most spectacular views in Newport.”
 of 5 bubbles cathym197, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Loved the pool view.”
 of 5 bubbles 249kareng249, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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