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Balboa Bay Resort

Traveler (326)
Room & Suite (89)
Dining (47)
Certificate of Excellence

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#3 of 18 hotels in Newport Beach
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Balboa Bay Resort is Newport Beach’s only Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond waterfront resort. The resort’s 159 recently redesigned guestrooms and suites offer casually elegant accommodations, alongside a wealth of amenities, including: pool cabanas; two waterfront restaurants, Waterline Newport Beach and A&O Kitchen+Bar; 24-hour room service and fitness studio; water sport rentals; Drybar salon; a full-service spa; waterfront wedding ceremony lawn; and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
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Property amenities
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room service
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Sauna
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Marina View
Great View
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Special Offer:First Mates: Kids Package

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Full view
54Somewhat walkable
Grade: 54 out of 100
34Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
1,038Reviews
9Q+A
100Room tips
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First, I would like to say the staff at Balboa Bay Resort are among the best I've ever experienced while traveling. Every single person, from the valet, to the doorman, to the receptionist, to the pool bartenders was friendly and cheerful. Best of all, there was no pretension to their excellent work. Seriously, management and staff here do a great job. Moving on, room was comfortable with a great shower, comfortable bed, and the usual coffee maker/fridge. There's a large pool and small hot tub outside with servers bringing you a nice selection of beverages. Best of all? Across the entranceway is a great spa with all the treatments you could want. Avail yourself of them. Worth every penny. The location is convenient to all things Orange County along the coast. Linger here.
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for sharing your five-star experience with us, SanNic44. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Resort, including our spacious guest rooms, wonderful spa and helpful staff! We can't wait to welcome you back soon!
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Hotel's Favorite
Traveled with my wife, 7 year old son, and 4 yr old daughter and had a wonderful time. The pool was excellent. The Breakfast at Waterline was great. All the servers were helpful and friendly however special thank you to Jose (Waiter) as he was very professional as well as patient with the children. Eating outside has a beautiful view of the bay. Cesar who works room service and by the pool is great. He took care of our every need with a smile and can t thank him enough for a great experience. I could go on and on Jessica at the spa, Bryan at the Blend Coffee bar are all great employees and truly made our trip special. To the Staff at the A&O bar who took time to help me look for my wedding ring that I thought I dropped I give you a special thank you as I know you were very busy. (Kevin, Daniel, and bartender who I did not get her name. Concierge will help you with any questions or reservations and again all done with a smile. I will definitely return to Balboa Bay next time I visit the area. Thank You again to all and the names I missed for a truly memorable and fantastic experience.
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded Apr 19, 2019
Thank you for sharing your five star review with us Daniel R. We are so pleased to hear that your family's vacation was great! We love hearing that you all enjoyed our dining options, pool, waterfront views and helpful staff. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our staff. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon!
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Location right on water. Very good fitness facility; nice pool area with sundeck; friendly staff; well maintened property - excessive valet charge - terrific bath with 2 sinks and king bed - would return
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for sharing your five star review with us, Visitfifty. We are happy to hear that our kind staff, pool and accommodations made your stay great. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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The Balboa Bay Club Resort is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. The resort is beautiful, the staff is helpful, and the service was spot on. We enjoyed the property so much that we rearranged all of our plans so that we could be on the property as much as possible. After a fun Duffy boat ride from their own private dock, we canceled our off-property dinner plans, enjoyed the views from our room, and then had a delicious dinner at Waterline. Instead of rushing off the next morning, we slept in, ordered room service and enjoyed the pool. It was just the type of relaxation and reprieve we needed! We had the most amazing visit and we look forward to returning again!
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for sharing your Balboa Bay Resort experience, Nikki R. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Resort and that you were able to enjoy our waterfront views, fun recreation activities and delicious dining options! We can't wait to welcome you back to the Resort again soon!
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My two-night stay at this hotel was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The rooms were spacious, modern, and very clean. The bed was very comfortable! The room comes with a bottle of wine which is a nice touch. Our room overlooked the harbor. It was nice to sit on the balcony and enjoy the views and read a book. Customer service was outstanding from the valet to front desk and restaurant. Everyone made you feel like you were someone special. There are a few restaurants not a far drive or even walk away.
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Response from Sam-El-Rabaa-BBR, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for sharing your five star experience with us, Skigal08. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our spacious rooms, waterfront views and helpful staff. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Resort soon!
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PRICE RANGE
$293 - $516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaNewport Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
159
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