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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel stay was wonderful. Staff around the hotel were extremely friendly and accommodating. Everything from inside to outside the room was clean and well kept. Standard king room was very roomy for 2, with a large bathroom and plenty of counter space. Also a great location on Highway 1, with an easy car ride into Newport Pier.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had to be in California unexpectedly and flew in and out of LAX but stayed in San Diego. Traffic being what it is, (horrible), between SD and LA we decided to travel back up to LA the day before our flight so we would be closer to the airport. I started an Internet search of places to stay, we...

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago

When my wife and I visited Newport Beach recently, we stopped in to the Balboa Bay bar for coffee, and we enjoyed a warm welcome from the staff there, along with some great, fresh coffee and a tasty dessert. Alyssa and Latavia were working in the afternoon, and they couldn't have been more welcoming and pleasant. When we are in...

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

Hi JohnJSmallwood, Thank you for sharing your comments. I’m delighted to hear you stopped into Blend while in the area and had such an enjoyable experience. It’s always great to hear when our staff makes our guests feel very welcoming and provides a high level of customer service. We look forward to having you stay with us at Balboa Bay...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply said this is a great place for a couple to get away. Wonderful place to relax and service wonderful. Try and face the bay well worth it. Close to great dining and a close drive to all the shops.

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

Hi Plasticpays, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I’m delighted you had such a relaxing time and were pleased with the location and level or service our staff provided during your getaway. We truly look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable couple’s getaway in the near future. Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a function here in February for the 3rd and last time. The hotel has gone downhill. Cost cutting and low level staff is obvious. What was a classy establishment has become a middle of the road hotel. Shame they've shifted focus away from the customer in the last 12-18 months.

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

Hello Darren K. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We value your feedback and apologize that you were not satisfied with the level of service you expected to receive during your stay. It is our primary objective to provide each and every guests with a wonderful experience. Please know that your comments will be addressed...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoy our stay at this beauty resort. Lobby is amazing and dining on the bay side will be great! However, we are so lazy just order room service. Room service is fantastic with complimentary wine and opener. Very appreciate it! Sleep quality is pretty good and I also enjoy the bathtub! Hope we will come back soon!

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

Hi Venusblue64, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort and sharing your experience. I love to hear how much you enjoyed our property and delighted that you had some wonderful dining experiences both at our waterfront restaurants and in your guest room. We appreciate the kind comments and truly look forward to welcoming you back to our resort very soon....

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a courtyard room and found it pleasant and spacious. Clean and welcoming. The only problem was people in the hallway over inebriated at 2:30, 3 and 4 AM. Kind of difficult to sleep with the noise. I normally stay on the bay side, so will go back to that next time.

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

Hi JimOB1, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I’m delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your guest room. However, I apologize for the late-night noise issues and the impact it had on your sleep. Please know your comments will be shared with our security team so we make some proactive adjustments to our monitoring. I look forward to...

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My company just held a partner event at this beautiful resort. My room was large, bright and top quality. Everything was updated in perfect working order. The facilities are great including excellent meeting rooms and a fabulous fitness center with top quality equipment. Fabulous resort for business or pleasure.

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

Hi P4298BHmarkl, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I’m very pleased to hear how much enjoyed our newly refresh guest rooms, and feel our resort offers a great experience for both business and pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balboa Bay Resort soon. Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this luxury resort at the suggestion of relatives who are members of the BBC on our recent visit to CA. I had no idea just how special this place would be. The decor from the lobby to the restaurants to the hotel rooms is exquisite: cheery, bright, sophisticated, whimsical and fresh. Loved the light fixtures and the...

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

Hi Brett L, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your wonderful experience. I’m delighted to hear how much you enjoy our resort. I’m always pleased to hear positive comments regarding our modern and contemporary décor and especially love when our guests have great experiences in our outlets and restaurants. I will make sure your kind comments...

Vancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week and got a bayview room. The room was large, clean and well-appointed with a great view, although it was overpriced. We were in the second building which is over a club which has a bar and spa that guests at the hotel can't access. The hotel amenities are very limited, consisting of a very...

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

Hi JimVancouver, Thank you for sharing your experience. We always appreciate when our guests take the time to provide feedback so we can improve as a team and provide the best experience for each and every guest. I’m hopeful you will choose to stay with us again in the near future. Sam El-Rabaa 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
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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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  • Family Rooms
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  • 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: $368 - $819 (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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“Just chose a standard king and it worked great”
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“bay side on the water”
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“Water view room was fabulous”
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“Traffic noise from Pacific Coast Hwy- request a room that does not face the road.”
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