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Balboa Inn

105 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Roseburg Oregon
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved our room in April 2015 through TripAdvisor.com, had our 5-day stay comfirmation in hand on July 11th when we checked in. Very rude man at front desk said we still owed $110.00 per day...said our TripAdvisor.com charge of $189.00 per day UNDER CHARGED US $110.00 per day, that our room was ACTUALLY $289.00 per day. We refused to... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the hotel. Right in the middle of it all. Step out the door, to the left for the harbor, to the right for the pier and beach. what more could you ask for. staff was attentive and friendly and professional. room was everything we needed. wifi was week but who would be trying to "connect" during vacation?!!! not... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

our first time at this hotel and there was a lot of traffic due to the holiday week end, we had passed by the valet, circled around the block and pulled up in their driveway and my husband walked around to the front he didn't see it but found the garage/valet came to the gate in front of where I... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the ONLY good part about this hotel was that it was right on the beach but other than that there was no parking provided, rude staff, and they gave me a way smaller room than I booked and charged me the same amount for it. Also, being that the hotel was located right next to bars it was very loud... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Balboa Inn is located across the street from the Balboa pier and public parking, and just a block away from the Catalina Flyer terminal. It's location is convenient to local restaurants and the Balboa biking trail as well as being steps from the sand. Parking was found at the beach. $15/day and it can get very crowded (especially weekend... More 

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I stayed at Balboa Inn with a friend for a relaxing spring break. The room seemed clean, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. We loved being so close to the beach, and right in the middle of dining and shopping (especially the cantina across the road). Quite the beachy experience! Our toilet clogged late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the balboa inn for two nights, April 28-30. I liked everything about the hotel. It was quiet and pretty. The room was nice and the staff was very polite. I work at a hotel on the strip in Las Vegas and know a thing or two about customer service and the hospitality industry. I... More 

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Winchester, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had reservations to go to Catalina on the Flyer out of Newport Beach. Not wanting to drive from the Temecula area at o'dark early we decided to go the day before and find lodging nearby. Have wanted to stay at this property because it is close to the beach, the pier, the area of the Balboa Fun zone where the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The worst stay. Came here with my boyfriend and his daughter. They gave us a room right next to the loud restaurant called sienna that's located in the hotel. No privacy outside the window. Had to keep them closed. When we called the front desk to ask if we could switch to a more quiet room due to the loud... More 

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Corona California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Room was very small, had no pictures or even a chair to sit in. The bathroom was modern but the sink was so small you couldn't set you bag on it. No free parking and at times you were locked out of the area to get to your car to feed the meter. Very noisy staff so you better be... More 

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