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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
    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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Ventura, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Balboa Inn for our anniversary. We used to live on Balboa Island (across the bay and reachable by ferry that is a very short walk from the hotel) when we first got married, so we wanted to go to some of our favorite places where we used to go. We read the reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the ideal location in the Balboa area of Newport Beach.Minutes away from the beach,the bay ,great restraunts, bars and shops.Staff was extremely friendly, rooms were small but clean.Would not hesitate to stay here again,highly recommend it especially if location us at the top of your priorities.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

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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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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Also Known As:
Balboa Hotel Newport Beach
Balboa Newport Beach
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach

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