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Balboa Bay Resort

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have been going to this resort now, once a month for about 6 months. The purpose has been for business meetings with the Surfrider Foundation and the nhunderwatercleanup.com. The menu offered and delivered at the Members Grill is consistently wonderful. The wait staff are pleasant, professional, and surprisingly easy going. I can honestly say I wish I was a...

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Casey C., Thank you for sharing your comments. I’m delighted how often you’ve chosen to stay with us and continue to enjoy your experiences. I’m also pleased to hear how much you’ve enjoyed your time in Balboa bay Club’s Members Grill. While not a public restaurant and open to all resort guests, I’ll make certain your comments regarding the...

Briarcliff Manor
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a bay view room, which is a must at this resort! The room was comfortable , clean, nicely decorated and the beds were very comfortable. We ate dinner at the Waterline restaurant in the hotel .The food was very good as was the service. We also enjoyed live music as we dinned. Though we did not have...

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Christine B, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I’m very pleased to hear your comments regarding our newly enhanced bay view rooms and love to hear you had enjoyable dinner at Waterline. I do hope you return this summer to relax and enjoy our new pool locale that is opening on Friday, May 26. We look forward to...

Orange County, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Wife and I absolutely love staying here, it somehow manages to always get better and better. It is in an ideal location being directly on the harbor and in the heart of Newport Beach. The rooms are very well fitted. They feel very clean and modern yet still give you that seaside vibe. Damian one of the Front Office...

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Brendan88, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort and sharing your experience. I’m delighted to not only hear how much you enjoyed the property but that each stay gets better and better. I’m most pleased to hear about the welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic level of service you received from our entire team, especially Damian. He truly...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent my daughter's 5th bday here before heading off to Disneyland, the service was excellent, the room and grounds were beautiful, and the Duffy boat rental we got was really a beautiful way to spend an afternoon. The only issue I had, which was no fault of the resort, were the really loud ferraris and other major sports cars...

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Farah R, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I’m delighted you chose to stay with us to celebrate your daughter’s 5th birthday before a magical day at Disneyland and enjoyed your room and grounds of our resort. I’m especially pleased to hear about the excellent level of service you experienced during your stay. I’ll certainly pass along your...

Keller, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, daughter and I loved our water view while eating lunch at this renowned Newport Beach resort. I had a shrimp cocktail, my daughter had a chicken wrap and my husband had a very average wedge salad. We took fish tacos to go. Venue is beautiful but the food is nothing special.

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Lulu120639, Thank you for sharing your experience at A&O Kitchen+Bar. While it’s great you and your family enjoyed the views during your lunch, however I do apologize you felt the food was average. We take great pride in exceeding all our guest experiences and are disappointed when we fall short. I will make sure your comments are shared with...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the homely, business style chain hotel decor in both the rooms and public areas, this is still a good enough resort hotel to warrant 4 stars only because of three things: the beautiful location, the room balconies which have bay view, and the staff. The staff from reception to parking attendants is very nice and really try to accommodate,...

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello trvelingtwo, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort and sharing your experience. I’m very glad you had the opportunity to enjoy our waterfront location and your bay front balcony, and especially pleased with how much you enjoyed the level of service from our staff. I’ll make certain your comments are shared with our team. I do...

Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place rocks. It's very nice. Very clean very friendly. Rooms are wonderful, beds comfy We had a great time. The restaurant named Waterline was great. Good food good service. If back in the area I would stay again. Don't pass it a little pricey but worth it

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Cindy K, Thank you for sharing your comments. I’m very delighted you enjoyed your stay and were so pleased with your guest room and your dining experience at Waterline. It’s wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the food and felt the service was very good. I’ll make sure your comments are shared with our entire team. We truly...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the harbor view room. Nice balcony to enjoy the weather and view, of course! Comfy bed and linens, friendly staff and beautiful room. We took the complimentary shuttle to fashion island even though we had a car.

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello Amy O, Thank you for the choosing to stay with us and sharing your comments. I’m very pleased to hear you how much you enjoyed your bay view room and took advantage of our complimentary shuttle to the great shopping destination Fashion Island. I also always love to hear that our staff provided friendly service during your stay. We...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bay view room was beautiful. Great comfortable bed, room recently remodeled. Large bathroom, with separate shower tub and double sink. Good quality wifi. We were over the pool area, but it wasn't noisy at all. Lovely to see the crew boats skimming by every morning. Note that this is not in a beach area, but walkable beaches are a short...

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello SR22, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Balboa Bay Resort. I love to hear you had a wonderful stay and truly enjoyed our recently enhanced guest rooms. I’m also very pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy all the resort amenities and outlets. We look forward to having you stay with us the next time you visit...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time stay at this property. It's a beautiful property. Main hotel bar/restaurant had great food and great service. Really tasty bar food -- the hamburger was huge and very good. Often a big burger doesn't necessarily mean a good burger, but damn, this was one tasty burger. They had some neat items-- like smores that you make yourself...

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Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Hello jwalker999, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. I’m delighted you had such a great time at the resort and specifically our waterfront bar and restaurant A&O Kitchen+Bar. I’m pleased to her how much you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and very happy that you received such wonderful service. I look forward to sharing your kind...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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: $371 - $826 (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 Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Club
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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“Best rooms have a bay view.”
ChristineB191, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you get a chance to enjoy the live music in the main bar.”
Brendan88, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Pay up for a bay view. Otherwise, you will feel like you are on a business trip.”
trvelingtwo, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Harbor view”
amyoP4904DI, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Bay view rooms are great but all rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. You can't go wrong with any room.”
jackief301, 6 May 2017 | Read review
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