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Balboa Bay Resort

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Balboa Bay Resort is Newport Beach’s only Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond waterfront resort. The resort’s 159 recently redesigned guestrooms and suites offer casually elegant accommodations, alongside a wealth of amenities, including: pool cabanas; two waterfront restaurants, Waterline Newport Beach and A&O Kitchen+Bar; 24-hour room service and fitness studio; water sport rentals; Drybar salon; a full-service spa; waterfront wedding ceremony lawn; and 13,000 square feet of meeting space.
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Property amenities
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Bay View
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Full view
54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
16Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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This place is nice but the food and service failed me. I felt like at any point someone might come over and ask us to leave. (for talking to loud}. I get it I wasn't wearing a USC hat or a vineyard vines shirt. The bartender sighed when we asked for a second round of drinks. WTH
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Hotel's Favourite
A drive up the 101 led us to this amazing place. Luckily, they had rooms available. The staff was helpful and courteous. The rooms were beautiful and I slept like a rock! We really enjoyed the heated pool. The restaurant on-site had amazing food and service. I Highly recommend!
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Response from Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded Oct. 9, 2018
Thank you for sharing your five-star experience, marlaher! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our helpful staff, rooms and pool, and dining, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort.
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My stay at Balboa Bay was the best! Everyone is so friendly and so attentive. The Valet team, the Front Desk Staff, the Bellman, the Housekeeping Staff...I mean everyone! They all work hard to make guests feel special. My room was clean and comfortable and view of the bay was
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for sharing your five star review, TarheelTraveler89. It's great to hear that our helpful staff were able to make your stay a memorable one. We can't wait to welcome you back to Newport Beach and the Resort soon!
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This is our new favorite SoCal location! Rooms are beautiful. On site restaurants are terrific and service is IMPECCABLE!!! Every single staff member was helpful, gracious, and all smiles! We particularly love Becca at the front desk!!! She hooked us up with the room we wanted,
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for sharing your Balboa Bay Resort Experience, DcavuM. We are so glad that you had a great stay with us and loved our comfortable rooms, helpful staff and waterfront location. We can't wait to welcome you back soon!
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Wonderful Resort and Employees. Everyone was very helpful and caring. The location is picturesque. Newport Beach is a fabulous town only topped by the quality of the resort. Will come back any chance I get. You should too!
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Response from Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your five star Balboa Bay Resort experience, Fearless51110443867. We are pleased to hear that you had a great stay with us and that our helpful staff and waterfront views made it memorable. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Resort and Newport Beach!
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What is your pet policy?
I do not know it well, but i do know it is pet friendly
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Sorry I missed this. I didn't use the pool but I'm sure it is.
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When I was there, they actually had 2 pools. A new large lap pool in the back courtyard was almost done but delayed due to constant rains. Unfortunately, I don't recall if either were heated.
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Hi Farah R, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the private beach outside the resort is a private space for Balboa Bay Club members and not accessible for hotel guests and the general public. We are however located within 3 miles of some great public beaches, and our valet team provides complimentary shuttle service to Lido Island and Balboa Island. Thank you again for reaching out and please contact us should you have any additional questions. We hope you choose to stay with us very soon.
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"Bay view rooms are great"
"Pool side overlook or beach overlook rooms"
"Ask at the knowledgeable front desk for a good suggestion for a room for what experience you want....view...quiet...etc."
"Try get Bay facing room"
"I had to ask for a blow dryer and more towels. No biggie, they delivered each quickly."
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PRICE RANGE
US$289 - US$502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the balboa bay club and resortthe balboa bay club hotel newport beachthe balboa bay hotelthe balboa bay resortbalboa bay club
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaNewport Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
159
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