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Balboa Bay Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy H Rockford, Michigan
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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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Rockford, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for two nights for business. I've heard nice things about this hotel so maybe I had high expectations. The rooms are spacious with a ginormous bathroom (although decor seems outdated). My view is a wall and a roof. What I really did not like is not anything is walking distance. It's a decent place with nice people,... More

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

Dear j g- Thank you for your honest feedback with regards to your recent stay. Although many of our guests find our locale in Newport Beach pleasurable, I am truly sorry to hear you did not enjoy the location. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the accommodations, bathrooms, and staff. Sincerely, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family quick trip to Newport Beach for a regatta, one night with the kids and dog. Dog charge a bit steep at $100, the hotel gives you a pathetic doggy bag with a plastic bowl, water bottle in a sock (chew toy), and some poop-bags... The layout of the hotel has very long hallways, and only one bank of elevators,... More

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

Dear j g- Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I will certainly note your concerns with regards to the dog accommodations with the team. Your feedback is certainly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to our resort in the near future! Thank you, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More

Morro Bay, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at your resort last weekend as part of a tribute to my Mom as we were hosting her Celebration of Life at Sea on Sat. We had decided to stay with you as growing up in the area we wanted to be comforted by the Bay and Boats etc. and the proximity to the Balboa Bay Club was... More

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

Dear Dianna V- First and foremost, thank you for choosing our resort for your truly important time in your life. It is an honor to have you and your family. Thank you for taking the time to come to Trip Advisor and share your experience. I will personally thank Megan for her exceptional service. Again, thank you very much for... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hotel is very nice and seems very luxurious when you first walk in but it is definitely not as nice as shown on their website. You can tell this is an old hotel that has been renewed. Plus, the pool is freezing cold and the service is really bad.

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

Dear Maya_R23 - We apologize for your negative experience at our Resort. This is the first we have heard of the pool concern and are working with our engineering department to address the matter. Take care, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the madness of dashing around the East Coast and California,and coming straight from Vegas, Balboa Bay Resort was a perfect place to spend the last 4 days of our US vacation in "chilled luxury". Lovely hotel;friendly staff -we couldn't have asked for anything more.Our 4 teenage kids wanted to stay far,far longer. Really,for what we wanted,this hotel was perfect.

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

Dear Jonathan W- Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! I can understand the much-needed rest and relaxation after many days of travel- and I am pleased we were able to provide you with that. Please do come back and visit us again soon. Warm regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More

Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the most famous luxury hotel in Newport Beach, guest included John Wayne, George Bush, Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan, George Bush Jr. This was the hangout of the stars and the rich and famous. If you want the feeling and romance of Newport Beach this is the place to stay for comfort and luxury. Located right at the middle... More

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

Dear RAY119- What a wonderful, beaming review! Thank you not only recognizing our historical standing in the community- but also your highlights with regards to our romance, comfort and luxury. Your review is very much appreciated. Thank you, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort More

North Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been a little concerned prior to visiting BBC resort having seen some negative reviews on trip advisor, But I was very quickly impressed by this hotel/resort. Situated right on the bay with spectacular views and some seriously impressive yachts lining the front of the hotel. From the minute we drove up we were greeted by the very efficient... More

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

Dear AJB123836- Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent visit to our resort. Your certainly gave many insights that were sure other travelers on Trip Advisor will appreciate. It is wonderful to hear your daughter enjoyed her 21st birthday celebration. Again, thank you for all of your kind words. Best wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General... More

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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twin beds are too small for two adults. Rude bar tenders who are clearly comfortable pouring cool white wine into hot glasses fresh out of the dish washer. Indifferent staff at front desk. However the fellows at the valet were excellent so at least we found it effortless and ourselves pleased every time we left the premises. We won't be... More

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

Dear Rumbling_along- Although I am pleased you had a pleasant experience with the valet service, I do regret to hear you weren't satisfied with your entire stay. I would like to confirm that we do not have twin beds available at our resort- rather we do indeed have double beds, as well as kings. I will work with the management... More

Boston, MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Orange County on business splurged on this luxury property right on the bay for two nights. The large room overlooked the bay and docks. In fact, if you're into yachts (as we are,) you'll either be exhilerated or depressed as you gaze on the boats outside your room. There were two 100'+ mega yachts just below us that... More

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

Dear Golfwriter - Your review was a joy to read! Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay through Trip Advisor. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed the resorts location as well as the beautiful views the bay has to offer. If we have the honor of welcoming you back, make sure to give... More

Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we brought our boat and got a guest dock . we went to all our meals and sights by boat . loved that part . hotel food was ok not great . the suite was beautiful with a great view. pool and facility is nice with great heAlth club

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

Dear Stephen B. - Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience on Trip Advisor. Nothing is better than ending a day on the water with a stay in one of our beautiful suites. It is great to hear you enjoyed your time with us as well as the breathtaking views Balboa Bay Resort has to... More

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Address: 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Balboa Bay Resort 4*
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Also Known As:
The Balboa Bay Club Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Club

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