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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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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed my time at the Balboa Bay resort. This is an older hotel, but the staff is phenomenal the restaurant is exceptional and the views of the bay are amazing. There was a complimentary bottle of wine in the room's mini fridge... What a nice touch! I was not surprised to have to pay for parking, almost every... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First morning at 6:45 am their fire alarm goes off, everyone had to evacuate! Our room had no cold water in shower, you couldn't even take a shower! Said they would fix it never did, light above makeup mirror was out, they charge you to park your car. They make their guests pay to park! Ridiculous! $18 bucks a night.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented a boat slip at the Balboa Bay Resort in March and then rented a room for the night on the 27th of June. In both instances we had a great time and the hotel staff and dockmaster were very friendly. The hotel was nicely decorated and it was great that a few of the outdoor sitting areas were... More 

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

Dear Mikezgall. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you had good service when docking your boat for the night. I will be sure to pass your suggestion along to the A+O team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care, Sam... More 

Fayetteville, AR
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights at the Balboa Bay Resort recently and loved it. The staff was very friendly and the accommodations were clean. Since we were in town to visit family, we only reserved a standard king room on the first floor but it was all that we needed. The beds are super comfortable (I heard they are known for... More 

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

Dear RazorBass. It is always such a joy to read a 5 star review from a guest, and I am so thankful you took the time to share your feedback with us. I hope that you enjoyed the time with your family, and we certainly hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! Warm wishes, Sam... More 

California
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90 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat it was to stay at the Bay Club, nestled right up to the boat slips, magnificently filled with yacht after yacht. The ros are absolutely beautiful and the balconies welcoming as you look out on the pool or ocean. Love the touches like fresh lemon/lime water all around, live music and kind attendants. Beds are fabulous and... More 

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

Dear Jenae7, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am so glad you had a wonderful stay in our Club and were able to enjoy the yachts and had a relaxing nights sleep. I look forward to your next visit. Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were desperately looking for a weekend getaway / stay-cation and we were lucky to find and stay at this hotel. The location is great, close to local attractions. The hotel itself was very grand. The service was top notch. We got a great package that included parking and breakfast credit. Our kids really enjoyed room service.

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

Dear Edriss M. I am so thankful you took the time to share your stay with us. It’s wonderful to read that you enjoyed your room, location, and most importantly the customer service. It was truly such a pleasure having you at Balboa with the kids. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care, Sam El-Rabaa General... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Balboa Bay Resort June 12-14. The hotel is beautiful, modern, and very well maintained. It's also on the water, with a fleet of yachts tied up right outside the restaurants and bars. But what really impressed us was how friendly, helpful, and gracious the staff were. We wanted to go to the beach but had been... More 

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

Dear SalumiMan, It is always such a joy to read a 5 star review from a guest, and I am so thankful you took the time to share your feedback with us. Your kind words will certainly be shared with the appropriate teams! And I will be sure to pass along your sentiments to Emily. Again, thank you so much... More 

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Hubby surprised me with a getaway weekend since I have been working so HARD at work and very busy with our 2 kids which was way over due. Since last time we had some "alone" time with no kids, no interruptions was 3 years ago. Imagine my utter disbelief/disgust when we got there to check in (might I had... More 

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New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very clean, comfortable and the service is outstanding. The bay front rooms are really nice with comfortable beds, large marble bathroom and balcony for relaxing. The food is very good as well. They could use some heaters for events on their front lawns as it does get chilly at night. The bay is lined with amazing homes... More 

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

Dear BGTGNewJersey, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay in our Bay Front room, and enjoyed the food. Please come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More 

Thousand Oaks, California
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whoever/whenever this hotel was built, did not design it very well. Most rooms do not have an ocean view, drag right? However the rooms are comfortable, clean and the service is better than most in this category. Robes and slippers are a nice touch too. From the valets that park your car, front desk clerks, to dining staff all were... More 

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

Dear linda h, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that our staff was able to provide you with great service throughout your stay at the resort. Please come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More 

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