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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We stayed in a Bay View Suite and it was incredible, so spacious and beautifully appointed, the new interior enhancements are GORGEOUS, staff is amazing and so accommodating. Love this resort and will definitely returning!

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

Dear Sharon G, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort and for sharing this wonderful review! It is truly a delight to know that you had such a wonderful experience here, enjoying the beautiful and luxurious accommodations and the spectacular hospitality of our staff. We appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and look forward to welcoming you back...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We stayed here on July 4th weekend every year since 2013, and we came back with family members visiting from outside of CA in August and Thanksgiving weekend again. The resort is beautiful with great view of the bay. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. Damian at front desk is on top of all. My daughter loved this place....

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

Dear Michelle L, Thank you for being such a loyal and frequent guest of Balboa Bay Resort! We truly appreciate your choice to return again and again. It’s a delight to know how much you enjoy the beauty of our resort and the friendly hospitality of our staff and it’s truly heartwarming to learn how much your daughter enjoys staying...

Seal Beach, California
Reviewed 9 November 2015

It all starts with a great view when you pull up to Valet Parking, its an amazing view of the entire Bay, and your first interaction with the Valet and Bell Desk employees is top shelf, cordial, engaging and very helpful... the entry into the property Lobby is pristene and bright and has a Front Desk Check In area with...

Thank Pete P
Temecula, California
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

This resort is beautiful, and the staff is amazing. Zach in the sandwich cafe went above and beyond! He was extremely nice, and helpful. Thanks for the great service! I definitely recommend this place!

1Thank Angela C
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This was our second visit to Balboa Bay Resort. We stayed two nights this visit and had a room on 3rd floor on waterfront. I definitely think it is worth springing for the room on the waterfront. Sitting on the balcony and admiring the beautiful yachts in front and the amazing sunsets is spectacular. The rooms are decorated beautifully and...

Thank AnnieP7
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear AnnieP7, Thank you for once again choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. It was our pleasure to welcome you back and we are delighted to know how much you enjoy the spectacular views and the beauty of the accommodations here at Balboa Bay. Thank you for sharing your comments and for your excellent rating. We are excited about...

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 29 October 2015

the only place my boyfriend and I will stay in cali... its perfect in every way. the rooms are quiet and clean, the bay views were relaxing and there is shopping right down the street. as well as the pier...

2Thank andie p
New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Best thing about this hotel is the always available friendly valet service and large suite and great breakfast. Where the hotel lacks is service. We recently stayed at the hotel for four nights. Rooms are nice but really needed of a renovation. The lobby was recently renovated. For example we were out all day and returned to our room at...

1Thank travelagent020
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear travelagent020, Thank you for staying at Balboa Bay Resort and for taking the time to share your comments. It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest and we are delighted that you enjoyed your spacious accommodations, our delicious breakfast, and the exemplary service provided by our valet staff. We do apologize, however, that you experienced some challenges...

El Dorado Hills, California
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Stayed 2 nights for work meetings. Didn't get to use many of the 'resort' amenities but did find the room very accommodating. Had lunch at the hotel restaurant (A&O, I think it is?). Good food. Great drinks. Great location right on the water. I would certainly return.

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

Dear PEHOWARD, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort. It was our pleasure to welcome you as our guest. We’re so happy you enjoyed your accommodations and your experience at A&O. We do hope to welcome you again soon and for a longer stay, enabling you to enjoy all the great amenities we provide for our guests. Warmest Regards, Sam...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Well, I don't know how they give these stars but only the price reflects this rating. Besides the size of the room and bathroom, nothing suggest that you are in a luxury lodging. Now about my personal experience: I got a room probably next to the compressor (or some other motor room) - you could feel the vibration not only...

7Thank adimusic
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear adimusic, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort and for sharing your comments. We sincerely apologize that your experience at our resort did not meet your expectations. Providing our guests with the best possible experience is of the utmost importance to us. We’d like to discuss your experience at our resort with you further and have sent you a...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The location they tout is on the water, and that is true, but it is a canal. The amenities were not what you would expect. The rooms were small, the bathrooms were nice size, but the linens were below average. They have a big sunk in tub with no bath mat for the tubs (accident waiting to happen). Housekeeping was...

3Thank SophieSue55
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear SophieSue55, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort and for sharing your comments. We sincerely apologize that your experience at our resort did not meet your expectations. Providing our guests with the best possible experience is of the utmost importance to us and your comments have been shared with the appropriate managers at the resort. We do hope you...

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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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
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  • 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: ₹ 17,036 - ₹ 45,343 (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 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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“Pay a little extra for the bay view!!!”
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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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