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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Balboa and because of its close proximity to the Catalina Flyer so that we could go to Catalina for the day for that purpose this hotel is perfect you can get a two day parking pass for $24 at Balboa beach. And it's an easy walk to both Balboa inn and the Catalina Flyer. The inn at best is 2 Star the mattress was old and saggy the room look like it'd been painted by children the bathroom although spacious had no counter space and poor lighting at the sink. the staff was very friendly don't even bother with the free breakfast but the rooms were quiet and we got a good nights rest before our trip.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Fred B
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We have stayed here a couple of times. It's all about the location! They will park your car and you are within a short walk to beach, fun zone and the Balboa Island ferry. Restaurants are close too. The pier is right in front of the hotel too. The rooms are just ok but the staff make up for it. A continental breakfast is also included. No pool, 2 very small jacuzzis. Take your bicycle with you, the hotel is also on the bike path!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Janmaweber
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

For my wife's birthday she wanted to escape SLC and get to the beach. The Balboa Inn was perfect for us. Located right in front of the pier, it was only a minute from the beach and water. The staff here was VERY friendly and helpful. The timing may have played into our favor, but the hotel was very quiet and private. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Jeff J
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

This hotel was so close to the beach, 3 star for the amazing staff, especially in housekeeping, very honest. Left my Iphone by the jacuzzi and staff turned it in.

I would recommend this hotel only if you want a get away to the beach, a few steps away to bars, restaurants, shops pier and to the balboa pavilion.

Room too small, too pricey but i guess we paid for being right in the beach. We didn't like the half wall shower coz floor gets so wet with water after shower.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank gladys v
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This hotel is overpriced & rundown. With the valet parking and Resort fee, it cost us $525 per night. The exterior of the hotel looks nice, however, the rooms are old, rundown, and in dire need of repair. The air conditioning in our room did not work, the thermostat was broken, the bathroom was extremely dark, the main room was extremely dark, the walls were nicked and scraped, the baseboards were coming apart, the carpet and furniture was stained, excetera. I have done extensive traveling and I have never been in a hotel that was this expensive yet this dumpy. To make matters worse, the hotel is on Main Street, which is across from several bars, and there is a lot of noise at night coming from the bars and from people on the street. I would absolutely NOT recommend staying at this hotel for anyone looking for a hotel in Newport Beach. Moreover, although they call it a "resort", there is nothing resort-like about this hotel. It is more like a motel near the beac,h but it is not a resort in the sense of the word that you would imagine, such as Aulani in Hawaii.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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2  Thank Marlene H
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