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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Newport Beach, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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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6 reviews
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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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