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Balboa Bay Resort

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Beautiful hotel and surroundings, relaxing, perfect place to recharge

Hotel Staff was very nice and efficient. Hotel is going through a lot of construction. View is nice, location is good. Call to see if construction is complete before booking.

Excellent customer service! We got a good deal for this hotel 25% off and they still treated us amazing. The young gentleman at the front hooked us up with a water view room with no extra cost and took off our resort fee. The pool was awesome and the room quiet and clean. Can't wait to go back!

Hotel staff was great, great views of the harbour and very relaxing atmosphere! Will stay again soon!

perfect location with perfect weather. Can't get better than this!!

I was pleasantly surprised on how beautiful the room was. The bed was so comfy! And the bathroom is just perfect. I love how they had a bamboo plant in the bath tub area. I wish I had more time there to take a bath. It's very relaxing. I can't wait to come and stay again!

Excellent value here. Will return for future weekend getaways.

Great location, staff is very attentive and friendly. Rooms were nice.

The resort was lovely, but did not like the idea that it wasn't on the beach but located on the intercoastal type waterway.

Right on the harbor. Big, comfortable room. Staff very helpful.

This was our 3rd stay at Balboa Bay Club. We were there to celebrate our 25th anniversary. When we arrived in our room we had a balloon bouquet and chocolates waiting for us. We also brought along our 23 y/o daughter (her first trip to Orange County) she fell in love with it as much as we have!

[...]at the front desk was able to provide an option that I had requested. She did it happily and walked thru the hotel in order to find us and let us know it was done. Great customer service.

1221 W Coast Hwy Newport Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free wired Internet in 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. On the waterfront, the resort is also close to Hoag Hospital and Mother’s Beach.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Waterline, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the resort and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All of Balboa Bay Resort's 159 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 42-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Free newspapers, video-game consoles, and laptop-compatible safes are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Balboa Bay Resort have access to a marina, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Parking is USD 35.00 per night (USD 35.00 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle during limited hours for USD 30 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Standard Double Room, (2 Queen Beds)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, (2 Double Beds)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Courtyard Area (2 Double Beds)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

1 King Room , Courtyard Area

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Balboa Bay Resort

Everyone (3) Couples (18) Business (5) Family (11) Friends (7) Other (1)
5

amazing hotel

Everyone

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

By on Jul 17, 2017

2

ok hotel. great location

Everyone

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.

By , from Colorado on Apr 3, 2017

5

$150 for free wifi and evian bottle

Everyone

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

By on Nov 30, 2016

5

birthday celebration

Families

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!

By on May 14, 2015

5

annual girls getaway

GetawayWithFriends

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

By on Dec 30, 2014

4

balboa

Singles

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.

By on Oct 21, 2014

4

weekend getaway

Families

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!

By on Oct 20, 2014

4

stereotype much?

Couples

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.

By on Oct 16, 2014

5

fantastic couple getaway

GetawayWithFriends

Beautiful hotel and surroundings, relaxing, perfect place to recharge

By on Aug 17, 2014

2

nice staff

BusinessTravelers

Hotel Staff was very nice and efficient. Hotel is going through a lot of construction. View is nice, location is good. Call to see if construction is complete before booking.

By on Apr 15, 2014