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Rochester, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short drive (5 mins) to Newport Beach, and 15 min drive to John Wayne airport. The staff is extremely friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel is very clean/well-kept with reasonably sized rooms. With 2 restaurants and a cafe on the premise, eating is convenient. I ate at the bar-grill one night that opens up to the marina, and it was...

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

Hello Darrin N, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort and sharing your experience. I’m delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our resort and the city of Newport Beach. It’s always very nice to hear when our guests get the opportunity to experience and enjoy all our resort offers and our team delivers on providing top-level...

Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here on part of our honeymoon trip. They hotel and room was very clean and beautiful. When we checked in we were offered assistance with the luggage, but we said we were fine and brought the bell cart to the room and returned it to the lobby immediately after. On our check out day, I went to the lobby...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Balboa Bay Resort while mourning the loss of our dear friends who passed tragically. A big thank you to Lauren who assisted with reservations, Damian upon arrival was fantastic! He even noticed it was my husbands birthday and gave us a cheers to celebrate. Tara in the bar kept up with the requests. The Tuna poke and...

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

Hello Irishan317, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Balboa Bay Resort. While I’m incredibly sorry to hear about your loss, I’m pleased to hear our resort and team helped provided the atmosphere and service you needed during this tough time. Your comments are very much appreciated and I’ll make sure to pass them along to...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a treat for a little staycation-getaway from LA! Superb staff, amazing views, incredible accommodations, and delicious food! Let's start with the most incredible and accommodating staff! From Collin at check-in, to Dianne at A&O, to Mollie at Waterline! Everyone was excellent and went above and beyond our expectations! The views at this hotel are just amazing! Having brunch by...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Facilities were nice and comfortable. Staff very nice and professional except for the suits that refused to acknowledge me at the gym facility. They apparently didn't like that I had propped open the gym doors to the outside patio with weights because there was no fan available and the room stunk. As they removed the weights to close the doors,...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful service from valet, bell staff, front desk, restaurant and room service! Excellent hospitality! Rooms are large, well appointed, wonderfully maintained and very clean! Highly recommend! We only stayed one night, but this place is a gem! Food & beverage were excellent! From a snack in the lounge to room service for breakfast! Well done Balboa team!

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

Hello Mdyenoham., Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Balboa Bay Resort. While limited, I’m delighted you had such a wonderful stay. I always love to hear when our guests enjoy our refreshed guestrooms and dining experiences and even more pleased when our guests comment positively on our service level. I’ll be sure to share your kind remarks with...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable stay. From the moment we arrived we were looked after and greeted with enthusiasm. The hotel is located on the marina and only a short distance to the beach. The rooms were spacious and extremely comfortable. The staff and service was exceptional. We only ate in the bar but had no complaints the food was delicious. The pool...

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

Hello krds123, Thank you for sharing your recent experience. I couldn’t be more pleased with the high level of enthusiastic service you received from our team upon arrival and throughout your stay. I’m also delighted that you enjoyed our spacious and recently refreshed guestrooms and had the opportunity to enjoy some of the resort’s amenities. I’ll make certain to pass...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large family gathering staying at the Balboa Bay Resort for two nights. The service, particularly at the Waterline Restaurant, was outstanding. We had several meals there with multiple tables, many people sometimes coming and going, sometimes changing seats, and the staff was exceptional in their superb service for our large party.

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Hello traveler60820, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. I’m delighted you chose to stay with us at Balboa Bay Resort for your recent family gathering and love to hear how much you enjoyed multiple meals at Waterline. I’m especially pleased at the superb level of service you experienced from our team and will certainly share your...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did a lot of research for this trip because I wanted to make spring break really really special for my two boys. The whole staff was amazing! Becca at the front desk was so accommodating and helpful in every way!! Everyone is so friendly there made our trip amazing. From the front desk to the maid service to the...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. It’s a delight to know you chose and had such a wonderful spring break experience with your family at Balboa Bay Resort. I’m very pleased to hear about the accommodating and helpful level of service you received from Becca, as well as our front desk, housekeeping and valet teams. I’ll...

Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location. Staff were friendly and quick to accommodate. Quality bedding, pillows that made for a good nights rest. Good coffee in room as well as in lobby!! That is always a plus to me when traveling. Just a warm feel with all the amenities to make it a very enjoyable stay.

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

Hello mleca, Thank you for sharing your comments. I love hearing that you had a pleasant stay and enjoyed a great night’s rest and some of the resort amenities. I’m always pleased when our guest comment positively on the friendliness and accommodating service our staff provides. I’ll make certain to pass along your kind comments and review to our team....

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Waterline
Waterline
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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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: RM1,166 - RM3,019 (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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