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Balboa Bay Resort
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Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Was here attending a conference for 3 nights. Rooms are comfortable and fairly spacious. I didn't have a room that had much of a view, so that was about the only true negative I could find.
The wireless worked ok most of the time, definitely not the best I've had traveling, and it was non-existent in the ballroom area for guest use. Fairly close to the airport in Orange County. Overall great hotel, good location.

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1  Thank sc_knight
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Dieter H, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Thank you for sharing your comments. We appreciate your kind remarks and are pleased that you enjoyed the resort overall, however, I apologize that the wireless connection was not working properly in the Ballroom and that we couldn’t help resolve the situation during your stay. Please be certain that I will bring up your comments for further evaluation with our Management team. Thank you again very much for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Balboa Bay Resort very soon.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

I was In town for business and enjoyed a three night stay at the Balboa Bay Resort. I had a very nice room facing the harbor. I stayed at the resort in July and had a room with a view of the car dealership across the street. I highly recommend a room facing the harbor over a room on the main strip for obvious reason. It was so much more quieter and a better view. The room was so roomy and clean. The bathroom was large as well as a separate tub, shower, and toilet. The best part was sitting on the balcony in the evening looking at the boats, row teams, and the sunset.

The hotel service was very good. I ordered cupcakes for some of my team member's years of service and had them delivered to the resort. The front desk put the cupcakes in my room because they knew my whole group were in meetings all day.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank cstocker
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Dieter H, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and bay view room during your business trip. We pride ourselves on offering our guests five-star level service and are always enjoying hearing when our guests experience this level of service. We thank you again for sharing your review and hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay Resort very soon.

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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We were there in August for a wedding and stayed a few days to enjoy the weather. We went for a superior room overlooking the harbor. That was well worth it, as we spent most of the time on our balcony. The pool is very nice. Both restaurants are excellent. The resort notebook said that coats were required for men in the nicer First Cabin restaurant and that even at lunch, swim shorts, flip flops, etc. were not allowed at any restaurant. I only found out after I criticized this in my review that it's no longer true. Good for them. We did like both restaurants very much. Service was very quick and friendly, like asking for an ice bucket or getting the car brought around front.

Room Tip: Go for a room overlooking the harbor with a balcony.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank sjw125
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Dieter H, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are delighted you chose to stay with us and very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, especially your bay front room. I appreciate you bringing the in-room information notebook to our attention. We will make sure to have the outdated verbiage revised to reflect the newer property policies immediately. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Balboa Bay Resort very soon!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

The resort is one of the best we have stayed at for the value. The room are great, large very nice , bathrooms oversize & private . The beds are the best you will find. The resort is beutiful dine on the patio over looking the habor .Dukes has great food& drink. The staff are jusst as nice as the resort.Can,t Reccomend a better place in New Port. Thank You!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dieter H, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience. We always enjoy hearing when our guests enjoy their stay and have the opportunity to experience some of the great Resort amenities. We thank you again for sharing and look forward to welcoming you back to the Balboa Bay Resort very soon.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

the new balboa bay club was a complete surprise. The rooms have been redone the common areas are clean and beautiful and the rest.(first cabin) was delicious and the service was great. We were there for labor day and invited to the members only party for the kids. It was fantastic and would recommend this hotel to anyone in the newport area.

Room Tip: bay view rooms the best
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Dieter H, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Thank you for sharing your review. We’re very pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful experience and were completely satisfied with the ambiance and level of service you received from our staff. We look forward to your next visit to Balboa Bay Resort and having the opportunity to provide you with another wonderful experience.

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