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The resort is elegant without being gaudy. Great restaurant with reasonable prices. Spacious rooms.

This is an excellent well managed property. Somewhat expensive bit well worth the price.

restaurants closed earlier although it said it would close at midnight.

100% current - state of the art elegance . Clean. Sharp.

I liked everything about about the stay. The staff was very helpful

The perfect spot in the OC for a little get away. Getting a room that overlooks the waterfront and the beautiful boats is a treat. Not to mention all accomidations included.

Always a relaxing and pleasurable stay at the B.B. Club

Very nice hotel & Excellent staff. Restaurants were great too but I wish they have more in their menu. Overall, great experience

Missing amenities for the price of a resort. Not impressed wish we had gone to the Marriott Villas.

This hotel was very nice. A bit expensive for my usual taste but I booked it as a gift to my mother during her wedding weekend. It was right off PCH and the beach. The bellmen and valet were very nice. Front desk - not so much. But otherwise a great stay.

Great staff, and a quick drive to the beach. I would love to stay here again if I'm visiting Newport Beach!

Most staff was nice. Shower was uncomfortable, only warm water. Very loud being next to California 1/ pacific highway. If you don't have a lot of money not a good hotel to be at, other guests and staff turn their nose up at you. In brochure they said robes and slippers. No slippers were provided and one robe was removed and never returned.

One of the greatest resorts in newport But unfortunately the last day when we wanted to check out The employee ask us to pay around $150 hotel fees !!! FYI We did already pay everything for our stay 4 nights through orbitz so why do we have to pay additional $150?! She told us the fee is for the WIFI and the 2 complementary evian bottles of water!!!! We were shocked and surprised all this amount for a free wifi and a $10 bottle of water!!! This is the only thing we were disappointed about

This hotel was fantastic! My family Was in from NY and we decided to spend the night for my birthday! It was perfect, the staff was amazing, the location was perfect for sunset drinks, and the restaurants had quality food. They accommodated all ages from 79-30, but the best part was how wonderful they were with my dog!! There even was a gift bag with everything he would need. Wonderful experience!

We had a wonderful stay at BBR! Staff was very friendly and accommodating, we will definitely come back soon to stay!

The location is great! They need to vacuum under the beds, hasn't been done in a while. Staff is very friendly and helpful for the most part. One thing that was annoying was having to pay a service fee for every day I was there. This needs to be included in what I paid the third party company. I planned my budget ahead of time and this threw me off.

We had a lovely experience at the resort. The atmosphere is casual and not pretentious. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms, pool, and lobby were well maintained. I was there for a wedding and had my hair done in the salon. What a great hairdresser she worked with me until I was happy! Highly recommend Balboa Bay resort!

Upon checking into this lovely establishment, my spouse and I, both doctors, were approached by an elderly woman who asked, "Are you to guests of the hotel?" I'm sure it had nothing to do with my tattoos, as she simply walked off once we convinced her that we were. Wow! Talk about an awkward profiling moment. Thankfully the view from our room was amazing, so the bitter old lady became a passing thought.

W Coast Hwy Newport Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Spa

Balboa Bay Resort places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Newport Pier and Balboa Pier. This 159-room, 4.5-star resort has a marina, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Waterline, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All of Balboa Bay Resort's 159 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, iPod docks, and sofa beds. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night. Other amenities include refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers.


Property features

Guests of Balboa Bay Resort have access to a marina, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Parking is USD 32 per night (USD 38 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 50 per room one-way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, securing valuables, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

1 Bedroom, Standard Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, (1 Queen Bed)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Balboa Bay Resort

Everyone (11) Couples (20) Business (5) Family (12) Friends (7) Other (1)
5
Business Business

The resort is elegant without being gaudy. Great restaurant with reasonable prices. Spacious rooms.

By , from Buena Park, CA on Feb 16, 2020

5
Everyone

This is an excellent well managed property. Somewhat expensive bit well worth the price.

By on Dec 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2019

Thank you for sharing your five star review. We are happy to hear that you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 19, 2019

Thank you for sharing your review with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 11, 2019

Thank you for sharing your 5/5 review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the Resort and hope to welcome you back again soon!

5
Partner Couples

restaurants closed earlier although it said it would close at midnight.

By on Aug 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 15, 2019

Thank you for sharing your Balboa Bay Resort review. we are glad you had a nice stay at the Resort, and do apologize for any inconvenience with the restaurant closing earlier than anticipated. We hope to welcome you back soon!

5
Family

100% current - state of the art elegance . Clean. Sharp.

By , from Seattle on May 11, 2019

Review comment responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review Balboa Bay Resort, DJM. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our up-to-date accommodations. We can't wait to welcome you back soon!

5
Partner Couples

I liked everything about about the stay. The staff was very helpful

By on May 6, 2019

Review comment responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for sharing your five star review, Ronald. We are so happy to hear that our helpful staff helped make your stay great! We can't wait to welcome you back soon.

5
Everyone

The perfect spot in the OC for a little get away. Getting a room that overlooks the waterfront and the beautiful boats is a treat. Not to mention all accomidations included.

By on Dec 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2018

Thank you for sharing your five-star experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your getaway. We hope to welcome you back soon!

5
Everyone

Always a relaxing and pleasurable stay at the B.B. Club

By on Oct 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2018

Thank you for sharing your five-star Balboa Bay Resort experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

4
Everyone

Very nice hotel & Excellent staff. Restaurants were great too but I wish they have more in their menu. Overall, great experience

By on Sep 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 3, 2018

Thank you for sharing your Balboa Bay Resort experience! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back to Newport Beach!

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