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Balboa Bay Resort

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Balboa Bay Resort is Newport Beach’s only Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond waterfront resort. The resort’s 159 recently redesigned guestrooms and suites offer casually elegant accommodations, alongside a wealth of amenities, including: pool cabanas; two waterfront restaurants, Waterline Newport Beach and A&O Kitchen+Bar; 24-hour room service and fitness studio; water sport rentals; Drybar salon; a full-service spa; waterfront wedding ceremony lawn; and 13,000 square feet of meeting space.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Marina View
Bay View
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54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Part business and part pleasure at the end, this place is always good with super helpful and friendly staff. The A&O is good for casual dining and I would say the only thing that lets it down is the lacklustre service in the Waterline restaurant, though I only eat breakfast
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Hotel's Favourite
A drive up the 101 led us to this amazing place. Luckily, they had rooms available. The staff was helpful and courteous. The rooms were beautiful and I slept like a rock! We really enjoyed the heated pool. The restaurant on-site had amazing food and service. I Highly recommend!
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Response from Sam_El_Rabaa, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 9 Oct 2018
Thank you for sharing your five-star experience, marlaher! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our helpful staff, rooms and pool, and dining, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Resort.
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A lovely resort and private club on iconic Pacific Coast Highway, the Balboa Bay Resort is one of the few hotels in the area that are actually ON the water, so be sure to book a Bayfront room to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the view of beautiful boats - both docked in front
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for sharing your five star experience of Balboa Bay Resort, Nelson H. We are so glad to hear that your stays at the Resort have been great, from our helpful staff to our waterfront property and views to our fun amenities. We can't wait to keep welcoming you back to Newport Beach and to the Resort!
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From the moment you drive up to check in, this resort was amazing. The valet's were fast, efficient and professional. The environment was fantastic. Checking in to the hotel was very fast. The front desk employees were very friendly. They took the time to explain everything I
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for sharing your five star Balboa Bay Resort experience with us, LoveTravel722140. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Resort and that our quick and helpful staff were able to make your check in experience great and that you loved our comfortable room accommodations. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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I was here for a weekend to visit friends between business meetings. Overall, it’s a nice resort in a great location. My room (2306) was spacious and nicely decorated. The view from the balcony was the best part about it. They have Fresh bath products which I loved and the
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for sharing your Balboa Bay Resort experience with us, beekac. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Resort and that our staff was helpful and you loved our waterfront location and views. We appreciate your feedback about the towels and pillows and will be sure to address this with housekeeping. Our Balboa Bay Club Members pool is very popular on warm weekends, and we appreciate you sharing your experience with your room on that side of the Resort & Club. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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The view from my room
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Estupenda cama
Yes, they are great and I have thick hair.
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What is your pet policy?
I do not know it well, but i do know it is pet friendly
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Sorry I missed this. I didn't use the pool but I'm sure it is.
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When I was there, they actually had 2 pools. A new large lap pool in the back courtyard was almost done but delayed due to constant rains. Unfortunately, I don't recall if either were heated.
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Is it possible to access the hotel's private beach for all guests?
Hi Farah R, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the private beach outside the resort is a private space for Balboa Bay Club members and not accessible for hotel guests and the general public. We are however located within 3 miles of some great public beaches, and our valet team provides complimentary shuttle service to Lido Island and Balboa Island. Thank you again for reaching out and please contact us should you have any additional questions. We hope you choose to stay with us very soon.
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"Bay View on the end of the building"
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"Bay view rooms are great"
"Pool side overlook or beach overlook rooms"
US$ 271 - US$ 499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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