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Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here last weekend for their Food and Wine Festival. Saturday night's Grand Tasting was amazing! There were over 80 wineries who all gave generous pours. We enjoyed drinking our old favorites and exploring new ones. The food was just as impressive. They had a wide variety to chose from and everything we ate was delicious!...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ddaher22 - It is so wonderful to read all about your positive experience from the Newport Beach Wine Festival. I absolutely can't wait to pass along your kind words to the entire team as they will be so delighted to hear of your feedback. We absolutely can not wait to welcome you back next year! Take care, Sam El-Rabaa...

Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Pros: location is rright on the beach and peir. Rooms are all new and clean , big tvs, comfortable beds. Cons. Bad breakfast , just some coffee, juice and fruits. They can do better. It can get a little loud at night in that area. Several bars arround with open air seating ..so it can get a little noisy ....

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear GISCARD S - Thank you for sharing your experience with us on Trip Advisor. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the location of the resort. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Warm wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I had the pleasure of staying at Balboa Bay Resort in mid-May and have to say it was lovely! I had a beautiful bay view in the club building. The room was very spacious, the bathroom was over sized with double sinks, oval tub, separate glass shower and best of all, the commode was separated with a private door -...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Denise B - It is so wonderful to read all about your stay with us! I am so thankful you took the time to not only share your experience but also so many beautiful photos. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your room, dining experiences, and the customer service you received. We all had such a blast...

Coeur d Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Another perfect visit to the Balboa Bay Club. The best location, on the water, in Newport Beach. The rooms are perfect, offering views of the harbor. The pool and dining are superb. Best of all, the entire team of hotel employees is totally focused on pleasing their guests. You can tell that the management has instilled a culture of excellence....

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jim A - Thank you for sharing such wonderful 5 star feedback with us on Trip Advisor. I am so happy to read that you have consistently enjoyed our location, your dining experiences, and the customer service you have received. It is always such a pleasure welcoming you to the resort, and we absolutely can't wait to welcome you...

La Verne
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

The Balboa Bay Resort is a beautiful hotel in an ideal waterfront location of Newport Beach. The hotel is within walking distance to local restaurants and shopping. Very friendly staff. I definitely will return.

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tripsocial - Thank you for sharing you 5 star feedback with us on Trip Advisor. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the location, dining experiences, and customer service you received. It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you to the resort and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon! Take care, Sam El-Rabaa...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Excellent facilities and service. A world class hotel in all respects. Great staff. The Oceans and Anchors bar restaurant is excellent. Great outdoor area with view on Balboa Bay. The rooms are well appointment and generous in size.

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear harryhodge717 - Thank you so much for taking the time to share your 5 star feedback with us on Trip Advisor as it is certainly appreciated. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the facility, dinning experience at A&O Kitchen+Bar, and most importantly the customer service. Again it was so wonderful to read your 5 star feedback...

Reviewed 5 May 2015

I first joined the Balboa Bay Club in 1955 and sold my Gold Card membership around 1985 however, I have continued going back there for lunch every since they opened up part of it to the public! I have memories of sharing a jacuzzi with John Wayne and well as rubbing shoulders with other famous motion picture actors and actresses!...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Al E - Thank you for sharing such wonderful feedback from your experiences with us over the years. Your 5-star review is much appreciated and has already been shared with the team. We absolutely can not wait to welcome you back! All the best, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We had a wonderful long weekend at Balboa Bay Resort April 24 - 27, 2015. The purpose of our trip was a romantic get-away and - spoiler alert - our expectations were exceeded! The hotel is beautiful and the staff - without exception - attentive, professional and very courteous. It really makes a difference and you all made our stay...

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Dear R L - I am absolutely overjoyed to read that we exceeded your expectations during your stay with us! It’s so wonderful that you had the opportunity to experience so many sides of the resort, and I want to thank you for taking the time to share them on Trip Advisor. It was truly such a pleasure welcoming you...

Del Mar, California
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Thanks to John (@ the front desk) and other staff at the Balboa Bay Resort I have made this my "go to" hotel when in the area. John is extremly polite, professional and helpful with all my needs. I will be back soon!

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lauro_G_lll - I am so happy to read that we are your “go to” hotel in Newport Beach! I can’t wait to share your complements with John and the team as they will be so happy to hear of your 5 star review. It’s always such a pleasure having you stay with us, and we are already looking forward...

Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We had a wonderful one-night stay at the beautiful Balboa Bay Resort for our 15-year wedding anniversary. We live nearby in Laguna Beach and have driven past the Balboa Bay Resort hundreds of times, but this was our first stay. We would like to thank J.R. in Valet for the wonderful welcome to the property! J.R. assisted us to our...

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Dear Dive_Laguna- Happy 15th Anniversary! Thank you for choosing our resort for your special day. As a local, we are so happy to hear your feedback. I have already shared your wonderful, kind words about JR with his team! It is so important I hear feedback about our team and the exceptional service they provide our guests. I appreciate you...

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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
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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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: $352 - $794 (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 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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