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Eagle, Idaho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of the marina, beautiful sunsets, good fine, great wine selection, employees all customer service oriented - thanks especially to Hector! Casual outdoor area and patio seating (with fire pits) was easy, fun way to enjoy drinks & appetizers.

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Hi christinaatherton, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Balboa bay Resort. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the sunset view along with the food and wine, and delighted to hear that our staff provided great customer service, especially Hector. We will make sure to share this comment with him. I'm very pleased you had...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel, great location, and friendly staff! We only stayed one night but the hotel was very tidy and the staff very accommodating. Great work out facility and fun bar that opens to the Bay. Solid selection of beers and apps. We had an awesome room that opened to the Bay. This is the place to stay in Newport.

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

Dear ftm61, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We are so happy that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, along with the warm hospitality of our staff and our array of deluxe amenities. We truly appreciate your recommendation and the excellent rating you have awarded us and we hope to welcome you back to Balboa...

Glendale, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fabulous stay! Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Had a fun afternoon at the A &O Pub absorbing the beauty of this resort. This location has a classic, nautical feel. Gorgeous views of the marina and yachts from our room. The room was comfortable, immaculate and spacious. A treasure. Endless amenities for guests. Complimentary wine. Will definitely return.

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

Dear Cathy M, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us. It's a delight to know what a fabulous stay you had, enjoying the friendly hospitality of our staff, the comfortable luxury of our newly refreshed guest rooms, and our exclusive waterfront location. It was a pleasure to have you as...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We live in the area and decided to try the spa at the Balboa Bay Resort on a Saturday afternoon. First, I have to mention that whoever designed the spa unfortunately put it on the first floor under the gym on the second floor, which made for a less-than-ideal experience as we could hear what sounded like a team of...

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

Dear HurleyBird70, Thank you for choosing The Spa at Balboa Bay Resort and for taking the time to share your review. It is a true delight to know that your spa experience with Margot provided you with the best massage of your life. Margot is a truly valued member of our team and we will be sure to share your...

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Balboa Bay is an excellent resort destination regardless of the purpose of your stay. Luxurious and comfortable. The staff is welcoming. Ask for Becca- she went above and beyond to make our anniversary special.

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

Dear jcr0wley, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at Balboa Bay Resort. We are thrilled that you had your "best trip ever" while staying as a guest at our resort. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and we hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay soon. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa...

Irvine, California
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Stayed in for fa few days with my husband on a business trip. Great location and great water views . Rooms were super clean Becca at front desk become our new friend! She recommended a great places . Very friendly staff . Anchors restaurant was my to go place for lunch on a daily basis. Great casual food and service....

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

Dear milanet340, Thank you for staying at Balboa Bay Resort. We're so happy that you enjoyed our spectacular waterfront location, the comfortable luxury of our guest rooms, and the warm hospitality of our staff. Additionally, we are delighted that you had such outstanding dining experiences at A&O and Waterline. It was our great pleasure to assist you in celebrating your...

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed January 16, 2017

I have been going to the Balboa Bay Club my whole life. My husband and I got married here in 1995. We recently stayed to attend a local engagement party. The newly renovated rooms are fabulous! A&O is a perfect place for cocktails and people watching. We had Sunday brunch at Waterline which was a little disappointing. The "hot item"...

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

Dear mkelley2, Thank you for being a loyal guest at Balboa Bay Resort and for taking the time to share a review of your recent experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed our recently refreshed guest rooms, as well as your experience at A&O Kitchen+Bar. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Balboa Bay again soon. Warmest Regards, Sam...

Winnipeg, MB
Reviewed January 12, 2017

I unfortunately only spent one night in this lovely hotel that according to other reviews has been recently renovated. I was also only there for about 18 hours but it was a good 18 hours! My room (standard King with a view of the road) was large enough with a comfortable bed. They provide Fresh toiletries that are lovely and...

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

Dear Travellingnurse50, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the luxury and comfort of our newly refreshed guest rooms, as well as our convenient location. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay soon. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager...

Rossland, Canada
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to the front desk staff Damian, Emilian, and Becca for making our family feel so welcome. The valet service is so friendly and quick and the front entry twinkles with white lights. Our room was so spacious and comfortable. I loved the coffee shop and we used the pool and hot tub every day. Thanks for a great...

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

Dear JDEheler, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience, enjoying the friendly hospitality of our staff, our deluxe amenities, and the comfortable luxury of our guest rooms. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and will be sure to share your comments with the staff...

Ensenada Baja
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Everything about the resort is inviting and attractive. We arrived on the last day it was decorated for Christmas and it was magical. Our room overlooked the pool and was the perfect place to sit out and have a cup of coffee and watch the rain. Loved having a Keurig in the room and complementary bottle of wine. The room...

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Dear Karen G, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort. We are so happy that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, along with the comfort of our newly refreshed guest rooms, the exemplary service provided by our staff, and our fabulous location. It was our great pleasure to welcome you to Balboa Bay and host your event. Thank you...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Waterline
Waterline
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience life and style that's perfectly balanced at the Balboa Bay Resort. A boutique ambiance combined with plush accommodations, sophisticated and personalized service, gourmet dining and unparallel location close to scenic beaches, nearby world-class shopping, restaurants and award winning designed golf courses make it the perfect destination for those seeking the quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend getaway, a large-scale business function, or the wedding of your dreams, the Balboa Bay Resort offers unparalleled services and amenities to suit a variety of needs. Located on 15 waterfront acres in the heart of Newport Beach, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the four-diamond property sprawls along the bay like a meandering Mediterranean villa. **Please note that starting Friday, November 6 through Thursday, January 7, 2016, the resort will begin a very exciting and highly anticipated guest room enhancement project. Each guest room will be updated with fresh, modern and contemporary furnishings including carpet, wall coverings, furniture and fixtures, along with a select number of rooms which will receive reconfigured bathrooms. We anticipate the noise level to be slightly higher than normal during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please be assured that your guest room will be far removed from the area of work so you can fully enjoy your time with us and delight in a quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience.** ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balboa Bay Resort

Address: 1221 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-5026
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $280 - $576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balboa Bay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 159
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Also Known As:
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Club Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Club
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Water view room was fabulous”
 of 5 bubbles TonyF22, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Traffic noise from Pacific Coast Hwy- request a room that does not face the road.”
 of 5 bubbles marsham694, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose Bay View Rooms, the most spectacular views in Newport.”
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“Loved the pool view.”
 of 5 bubbles 249kareng249, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Evelyn048, Jan 7, 2017 | Read review
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