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Balboa Inn

2.5 of 5
105 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 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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Winchester, California
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
2 helpful votes 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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