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Balboa Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   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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Gilbert, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'll start off first by stating, that I think if this were for couples, it might be OK. I'll start off with the first night we arrived, at about 8:30. There were no clear signs on where to park so I parked in the small beach parking lot; we arrived and the gentleman asked for a card. I gave him... More

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Brea, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel and the wedding coordinator do not work together to provide a pleasant experience. The wedding was at the hotel and it was run poorly. They were putting down the aisle runner at the same time that they were trying to seat guests. The prime rib was quite small and dry and the presentation was not appealing. They started... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My friend and I checked into the Balboa Inn after a 16 hour flight from Dubai and two hour drive from LAX (traffic). The room was fairly small and we were concerned that it faced what looked to be a busy bar (Cabo Cantina). The cleanliness wasn't great also, there were some leftover hairs in the bathroom when we checked... More

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Way overpriced for a "Suite" decorated like an episode from "The Golden Girls." Mildew and grime on the shower walls, VERY thin walls and mediocre customer service. There must have been a wedding reception directly beneath us because we were subjected to the thumping of horrible music and the boom over the mic from the DJ. I have stayed in... More

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Albany, New York, USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at the Balboa Inn in August, 2014 because it is a short walk from the Inn to the Catalina Flyer that goes to Avalon on Catalina Island. Staying at the Inn before we went to Catalina made it easy to make a 9 AM sailing time on the way to a five-night stay... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Such a disappointment! I brought my mother her for her last trip to the sea (she passed of cancer 3 months later) I chose this location because on the proximity to the water. It's in a great location but that's where it ends. The room looked like it had been furnished from a garage sale from 1980. Even the towels... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not even the beachfront location could overcome the mediocre facilities. We stayed in the remodeled section. It was poorly done, loose plumbing fixtures, missing grout in the shower, Hardly any drawer space. The continental breakfast seemed to be an afterthought, constantly running out of coffee, milk, and juices, etc. Several staff members were not helpful or very friendly. Seemed to... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We booked at the Balboa Inn, even after reading quite a lot of negative reviews. I can see why the reviews were so bad. It is not a bad hotel, but, for the price--even at this location--you really would expect more. The room is small, but comfortable. Our room was on the 2nd floor and the restaurant is also on... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Worst hotel experience of my life. Poop in toilet upon arrival bad, RAT in room horrible, customer service atrocious. My family (me, wife, 2 young daughters) had a large RAT in room 333 on late Saturday (August 2, 2014) night, early Sunday morning. Management did NOTHING to rectify the situation. In fact, I wound up cutting my vacation short by... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A friend raved about Balboa Island and suggested that we stay at the Balboa Inn on the peninsula. Perhaps one of our mistakes was going on the July 4th weekend, when the Balboa area was overrun with the Great Unwashed. But judging from the plethora of tee-shirt and tchotke shops, this area is just a tourist trap with expensive residences.... More

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Address: 105 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Balboa Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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