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Balboa Bay Resort

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1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The moment I saw the beautifully calming, quiet, bright lobby of the Balboa Bay Resort, I felt the tension begin to leave me. The soft shades of blue which flow through the first floor of the hotel are repeated in the beautiful carpeting. Beautiful gift shops,2 great in house restaurants, a lovely outdoor patio and the proximity to the Bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay for the long weekend. The wine dinner on Friday evening featuring Jordan Winery was outstanding! Saturday's cooking classes with the chefs couldn't have been more fun and educational. Sunday's seafood festival was a beautiful event outdoors to enjoy the gorgeous view of the bay. Besides this yearly occasion, our family loves to... More 

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jmebry, We are so glad you joined us in May for our Masters and Makers dinner. Our events are always fun, and we love hearing about them in reviews. We will be sure to let the Chef's know that their cooking classes were a highlight of your visit as well as the excellent customer service. We look forward to... More 

Brentwood, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful resort, a five-star experience for sure. Stayed for a long weekend during The Masters and Makers event. Love sitting by the fire pits on the patio looking at the multi-million-dollar yachts at A&O. We'll definitely be back next year.

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wcsaaron, Thank you for sharing these wonderful comments about your long-weekend stay with us during the Masters and Makers event. Sitting by the fire watching the yachts is definitely a favorite amongst our guests, and we are so happy that you will be back again next year. Looking forward to it! Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This way an amazing experience. The newly remodeled restaurants were beautifully done. The staff was amazing. I would definitely recommend Balboa Bay Resort. The location to activities such as the beach, restaurants, and Disneyland couldn't have been better.

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jason L. We are truly honored to hear that you had an amazing experience with us at The Balboa Bay Resort. It is so cool that you were able to take advantage of the many activities the surrounding cities offer! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the BB resort a several times over the past few years and this place just keeps getting better. The lounge and restaurant were upgraded, and now the bar seems like the most popular place to hang out with the locals. The fire pits are a great way to relax with a drink after a fun day of... More 

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear DavidAlamo, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us on Yelp. We are delighted that you choose The Balboa Bay Resort when visiting Newport Beach. As a loyal guest, we love hearing that the renovations are a welcome addition to the resort. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warm... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms not dark enough and beds are too soft. Food and restaurants very good great place to stay plenty to do. Pool staff also very good. Spa also very good. For a hotel that has been around for long time it is very good. Wifi was very good speed and easy to log in.

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear tuner1950, Thank you for taking the time to share comments and concerns of your recent stay at The Balboa Bay Resort. We are truly sorry to hear that your room did not meet your expectations, but are delighted that your overall stay sounds positive. It is wonderful that you were able to take advantage of some of the great... More 

Temecula, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to get one of the standard rooms because of the high prices of this resort, but none was available, so I splurged for my husband’s birthday for a one night in a suite 354. This is a very large suite with one bedroom, a bathroom (shower, toilet cabinet, 2 sinks, spa jet tub), a powder room and extra... More 

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Suzanochka, Thank you for choosing The Balboa Bay Resort to celebrate your husband's birthday! As an experienced Tripadvisor reviewer, we appreciate the comments and concerns you left in your review. Please know that the appropriate staff has been notified. We are delighted that you and your husband were able to indulge in both the pool and spa, as these... More 

Clovis CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very attentive. They do a good job of handling the volume of people that stay and dine. Rooms near pool are very noisy. Unfortunately not relaxing with loud music and people around the new pool area. Our room was right above the pool. Management was receptive to the problems of the sound system not being turned off at... More 

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Deborah S. Thank you for taking the time to share comments and concerns of your recent stay at The Balboa Bay Resort. We are happy to hear that staff was attentive, but are sorry that your experience was not relaxing and did not live up to your expectations. We have passed your feedback on to the appropriate teams, and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our brief stay but also found some faults with this property. For the price, it just didn't have the feel of a properly managed hotel. We were promised an early check in on the phone but when we arrived were told they couldn't back up the promise. We had to wait an hour. The woman at the front... More 

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear MikeyDiedrich, We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, but are sorry that you experienced service issues with our front desk staff. Please know we have shared your comments and concerns with the team to better ensure this doesn't happen in the future. As an experienced traveler, we greatly appreciate your feedback, and we hope to... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for a weekend and were pleasantly surprised when we walked in the lobby. The staff is so warm and welcoming. The resort is beautiful inside and out. The rooms are decorated just right and the bed is very comfortable. We also enjoyed sitting on the balcony while drinking our morning coffee. We really enjoyed... More 

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear csabol, We are delighted to hear that your visit to The Balboa Bay Resort was a pleasant surprise. It is always great when guests share their comments on Tripadvisor. We are happy that the staff exceeded your expectations, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More 

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