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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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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a weekend..We wanted to stay close to home, on the beach and we wanted to walk and ride bikes everywhere. We got so much more and I feel I must bragg about it. First, the staff was so warm and welcoming. Our room had a beautiful oceanview and balcony. (I am sure I saw some dolphins). The room was... More 

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Curacao
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in the evening after a full day of travel. Tired. beat. and ready for a relaxed night of sleep. On our way into the hotel there were three drunk dudes urinating in front of the hotel on the sidewalk. We entered the lobby, a bit dirty, and smelly. we had reserved a ocean view suite via amex travel.... More 

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The O.C.
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was given to us as a gift, so awkward. It's looks acceptable on the outside, but inside the rooms have the room door next to the bed, so you hear every detail going on outside in the hall way. The bathroom was small, no view. The staff was polite and provided a coffee make upon request. The area is... More 

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Newport Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Great value for price. Right on Boardwalk and beach. Good staff and great value. Decent restaurant and bar. Wonderful area for walks and pets. We had attractive view room. Upgrades fall a little short (not enough outlets, short on furniture, no hair dryer, no pictures on wall). For the price this was a great experience. We would definitely return!

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Ventura, California
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Overall this hotel is pretty poor, however I gave it 3 stars because of the great location! It is within walking distance (literally across the street) from the Balboa Island Ferry, so if Balboa Island is your destination, this is the obvious choice, as there are no hotels on the island and this one is the closest. The room was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I chose this hotel because of its proximity to the the beach and local activities. I got exactly what I wanted, but please don't expect any extras. It's an older hotel, which I have great appreciation for, but it was unkept. We checked in late and the room was not well lit. We woke to a beautiful sunrise, but quickly... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We specifically wanted to be near this pier as we have family close by so I was willing to overlook certain things. However, besides location and the hot tub I would pick another hotel. The parking is way over priced. At this price point I expect either a voucher for adjacent lot or something. We were able to park elsewhere... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very bad place to stay, would not recommend it at all. The service is below par, the rooms are not as large or nice as the photos. I asked for extra pillows and towels and they said "we do that've any", the AC and jacuzzi didn't work and it says panoramic view of the ocean which wasn't true. Worst part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed at Balboa Inn during October 2014, family of 5 - 2 adults and 3 kids. Central place to stay at Newport Beach, great bike rental next door. The location is just next to the pier and beach facilities. The place to relax, enjoying the Newport Beach enviroment and the local ferry just in walking distance to the Balboa... More 

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Calabasas, CA
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have lived in this area and thought it might be fun to go overnight just to see the Holiday Decorations. This was the Sunday after Christmas. The hotel is right smack in the middle of the Peninsula which made it very noisy. We asked for a Deluxe King and had to go through two rooms before finding a decent... More 

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