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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're thinking of a short stay at Newport Beach, the Balboa Bay Resort is the place to stay. Beautiful hotel complex with extremely friendly staff. We had a really relaxing few days. The location is perfect, only few minutes drive to Balboa Island or Newport Beach. The hotel offers daily shuttle service to various local areas.

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

Dear Andy F, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay and for sharing your review and great photos. We're so happy that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, the friendly hospitality of our staff, and our great location. We truly appreciate the high recommendation and excellent rating you have awarded us! We look forward to welcoming you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel sits right on the bay in Newport with gorgeous boats lined up along the dock out back. The rooms are quaint and a great size. We didn't get the room with the view but only because we knew we wouldn't be in it long enough to appreciate it. The event we attended was on site and they did... More 

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

Dear Hayley F, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We're so happy that you enjoyed our spectacular waterfront location, as well as the comfort of our newly refreshed guest rooms, our delicious cuisine, and the warm hospitality of our staff. We hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay soon. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made 2 reservations at this resort on 6/22/2016 for 2 bay view rooms for 2 couples for a 3 days stay, starting 9/26/2016. Got an e-mail confirmation. were in Los Angeles, 9/26/2016 early in the morning, one couple came from Alaska, the other from Arizona, received a message asking if we were still coming! of course, we were on our... More 

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

Dear CharlotteWanaka, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort while in Newport Beach on business. We sincerely apologize that your stay with us was disappointing. Please know that we do everything possible never to put our guests in this type of situation. Additionally, since your stay with us, we have implemented better internal communication protocols to prevent... More 

Pasadena, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Balboa bay resort spa is the place to go for a relaxing time out. I arrived early for my massage and facial treatments to take advantage of the amazing facility, especially the eucalyptus steam room. A staff member takes you to the treatment area which can not be any more serene. The massage by Margo was nothing short of blissful.... More 

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Thank teen441
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear teen441, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort for your relaxing spa day. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our spa and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our deluxe amenities and the expertise of our therapists. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and are looking forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Glendale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had reason to spend the night here a few weeks ago. We talked ourselves into splurging a bit to get a bay-view room so we could watch the sun set with our two boys. The room was amazing. The dinner at the on-site restaurant/pub was incredible. The pool was clean and wonderful (though rather cold for an apparently heated... More 

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

Dear Seanemac007, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the comfortable luxury of your guest room, along with our delicious cuisine and array of deluxe amenities. We extend our heartfelt apologies again regarding the room key incident and hope that your boys truly enjoyed the milk and cookies. It was a... More 

Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

David in Security helped me through my stressful situation where I lost my phone and ID. He was my beacon of hope! So thankful for him taking the time to help me when I'm sure he had other things to do!

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

Dear maggiekincaid, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent experience at Balboa Bay Resort. David is a valued member of our team and we are so happy to know how his commitment to providing extraordinary service had such a positive impact on your stay. We will be sure to share your comments with him!... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I checked-in after a long day of traveling, it was a last minute reservation since the hotel we were originally staying at was a nightmare. Getting to Balboa was such a relief. The staff was more than accommodating and super friendly! There were so many people that helped make our stay unforgettable, everywhere you go you are... More 

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

Dear Romy A, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We are delighted that you found your stay at our resort to be so amazing and appreciate you taking the time to share such a detailed review. It's wonderful to know how much you enjoyed our array of deluxe amenities, along with our spectacular waterfront location and... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed to visit LA, Universal Studios, Sea world and friends. A great location, nice outdoor area with fireplace to have late night drinks. Great fitness centre and swimming pool, attentive staff. Will definitely return.

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This resort was everything we'd hoped for. Beautiful, attentive staff, huge room and bathroom with lovely amenities. We got an early check in and used the time to head down to the pool. Weather wasn't as nice as it had been, but who cares, we were in California! Our room faced the highway but it was so quiet, there was... More 

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

Dear Cat H, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort while visiting California. It's a delight to know that your experience at our resort was everything you'd hoped for. We truly appreciate your high recommendation and the excellent rating you have awarded us. We hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay soon - and for a... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to conduct some business. The A&O bar has some nice food and is a great location. The rooms are clean with good technology and well provisioned. The Waterline grill is dated and a little stuffy. If you are looking for some fine dining I would pass and head to somewhere else. A&O is great, the... More 

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

Dear dlagerbo, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort and for sharing your review. We're so happy that you appreciated the luxury of our newly refreshed guest rooms, as well as the savory cuisine served at A&O and the spectacular views from our exclusive waterfront location. We truly appreciate your recommendation and the excellent rating you have awarded us and... More 

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Amenities

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
Waterline
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • 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: $388 - $781 (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 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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