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New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This outdated property needs a lot of work . I stayed in the Governors Suite it was very dirty . I'm talking about carpet stains, broken glass, industrial staples and not being able to walk barefoot . The debris and dirt topped the broken lamps and every nook and cranny .The cheap cracked glass picture frames added to the creepiness...

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5Thank Amy S
San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I really enjoyed my time at the Balboa Bay resort. This is an older hotel, but the staff is phenomenal the restaurant is exceptional and the views of the bay are amazing. There was a complimentary bottle of wine in the room's mini fridge... What a nice touch! I was not surprised to have to pay for parking, almost every...

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

Dear Valerie R, We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Balboa Bay Resort. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. It is always a joy to hear our staff made such a memorable experience. We hope to welcome you back to the bay soon! Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa...

Reviewed 3 July 2015

First morning at 6:45 am their fire alarm goes off, everyone had to evacuate! Our room had no cold water in shower, you couldn't even take a shower! Said they would fix it never did, light above makeup mirror was out, they charge you to park your car. They make their guests pay to park! Ridiculous! $18 bucks a night....

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

Dear Deb N, We are very sorry to hear that your stay at Balboa Bay Resort was less than stellar. We truly appreciate your honest feedback and will take your concerns to the appropriate team. In the future if we have the pleasure of welcoming you back, please bring your concerns to management as we do not want any guest...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We rented a boat slip at the Balboa Bay Resort in March and then rented a room for the night on the 27th of June. In both instances we had a great time and the hotel staff and dockmaster were very friendly. The hotel was nicely decorated and it was great that a few of the outdoor sitting areas were...

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

Dear Mikezgall. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you had good service when docking your boat for the night. I will be sure to pass your suggestion along to the A+O team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care, Sam...

Fayetteville, AR
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed two nights at the Balboa Bay Resort recently and loved it. The staff was very friendly and the accommodations were clean. Since we were in town to visit family, we only reserved a standard king room on the first floor but it was all that we needed. The beds are super comfortable (I heard they are known for...

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

Dear RazorBass. It is always such a joy to read a 5 star review from a guest, and I am so thankful you took the time to share your feedback with us. I hope that you enjoyed the time with your family, and we certainly hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! Warm wishes, Sam...

California
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

What a treat it was to stay at the Bay Club, nestled right up to the boat slips, magnificently filled with yacht after yacht. The ros are absolutely beautiful and the balconies welcoming as you look out on the pool or ocean. Love the touches like fresh lemon/lime water all around, live music and kind attendants. Beds are fabulous and...

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

Dear Jenae7, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am so glad you had a wonderful stay in our Club and were able to enjoy the yachts and had a relaxing nights sleep. I look forward to your next visit. Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We were desperately looking for a weekend getaway / stay-cation and we were lucky to find and stay at this hotel. The location is great, close to local attractions. The hotel itself was very grand. The service was top notch. We got a great package that included parking and breakfast credit. Our kids really enjoyed room service.

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

Dear Edriss M. I am so thankful you took the time to share your stay with us. It’s wonderful to read that you enjoyed your room, location, and most importantly the customer service. It was truly such a pleasure having you at Balboa with the kids. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care, Sam El-Rabaa General...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 27 June 2015

We stayed at the Balboa Bay Resort June 12-14. The hotel is beautiful, modern, and very well maintained. It's also on the water, with a fleet of yachts tied up right outside the restaurants and bars. But what really impressed us was how friendly, helpful, and gracious the staff were. We wanted to go to the beach but had been...

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

Dear SalumiMan, It is always such a joy to read a 5 star review from a guest, and I am so thankful you took the time to share your feedback with us. Your kind words will certainly be shared with the appropriate teams! And I will be sure to pass along your sentiments to Emily. Again, thank you so much...

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 June 2015

My Hubby surprised me with a getaway weekend since I have been working so HARD at work and very busy with our 2 kids which was way over due. Since last time we had some "alone" time with no kids, no interruptions was 3 years ago. Imagine my utter disbelief/disgust when we got there to check in (might I had...

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6Thank Alexandra O
New Jersey
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This hotel is very clean, comfortable and the service is outstanding. The bay front rooms are really nice with comfortable beds, large marble bathroom and balcony for relaxing. The food is very good as well. They could use some heaters for events on their front lawns as it does get chilly at night. The bay is lined with amazing homes...

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

Dear BGTGNewJersey, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay in our Bay Front room, and enjoyed the food. Please come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, 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
Waterline
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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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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: ₹ 20,678 - ₹ 40,674 (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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