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Balboa Bay Resort
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Merced
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47 reviews
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“Beautiful resort! ”
Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We got a great deal on travelzoo so we decided to stay here! Worth the money we paid! Great staff, beautiful rooms and a wonderful restaurant! It was a excellent experience! Although part of the resort was under renovation, it didn't disrupt our stay.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear MrsAmis05- Thank you for choosing to stay at our resort! I appreciate you sharing your 4-star review. Please come back and visit us again soon!

Thank you,

Sam El-Rabaa
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Balboa Bay Resort
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a fabulous stay at Balboa Bay Resort in mid-April. We stayed two nights - courtyard view. The beds were very comfortable and the room was nice. We only had time to use the pool once which felt quite cool to us. The staff (Valet, Guest services, Front desk & Room Service) were all great. We'll definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Dear Nirvanafans- As a Trip Advisor "Top Contributor", I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review our resort. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for all of your feedback.

Warm regards,

Sam El-Rabaa
General Manager
Balboa Bay Resort
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Bessemer, Alabama
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our daughter recently got married on a small yacht in Newport Beach...Classicyachtexcursions...the Balboa Bay Resort was a mere mile from where we boarded the boat. I can't begin to say how pleased I was with the staff & accommodations! Even though the hotel is undergoing renovations in certain areas, we were totally relaxed there. The beds were amazingly soft & everything was fresh. It was also great to have a full spa on the premises, my wife & daughters were able to have their nails, hair & makeup done on site. The staff in the spa were extremely nice. When we go back to Newport, we hope to visit this beautiful property again!

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the pool courtyard are worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear Dale S- First and foremost, we wish your daughter joy and happiness in her new marriage. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience. I am elated to hear that your wife and daughters had a chance to enjoy our spa. Please do come back and visit us soon!

Truly,

Sam El-Rabaa
General Manager
Balboa Bay Resort
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paris
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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Front sea room pleasant with a balcony. Modern , well equiped bedroom .
If you are ready to pay for a sea front side , you will be satisfied .
Restaurant newly refurbished , good service and good food
Location may be troublesome if you are located around the swimming pool with the road behind.
Not close to the beach

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear joel b- Thank you very much for taking the time to review our resort. I am thankful you mentioned our new restaurant, Waterline, as we are very excited for its recent debut as the newest waterfront restaurant in Newport Beach! I appreciate your time and hope to welcome you back to the resort in the near future.

Warm regards,

Sam El-Rabaa
General Manager
Balboa Bay Resort
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

This hotel is beautiful!!! I was with my family, 2 kids under 12 and my husband. This property caters to everyone. From solo travelers, to families and corporate travelers.
Accommodations are first class, staff was unbelievably attentive. Rooms are spacious and well appointed each with its own balcony. Having the marina view was a bonus. The view was spectacular. Bathrooms are spacious with marble floors.

We had dinner at the Waterline Restaurant with a lovely view of the marina. Everyone was very gracious and greeted us with a smile. We started off with calamari fries, crab cakes and the highly recommended rolls. Our main entree was the lamb chops. All were flavorful and tender.
We also had breakfast at the same restaurant. Our meals were fantastic and our dining experience overall was wonderful.

The setting is fantastic and close to all types of restaurants, beaches and shopping.
The hotel is about 2 miles from the beach, 5-10 minutes from Fashion Island.
If you'd like to experience the best of Newport Beach, look no further, book your stay at the Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank jayla s
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GuestRelations M, Guest Relations Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Dear jayla s,

I am glad to hear that you selected The Balboa Bay Resort for your family trip to Newport Beach.
We are very excited about Waterline because it is one of our newest culinary ventures. Thanks for the kind words about both of your dining experiences and the service. I am glad you were able to enjoy our spacious rooms as well. I hope we will become your new home base when you visit Newport Beach.

Warm regards,

Sam El-Rabaa
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was a weekend getaway for us, so it was just great to get away and recharge! The room was comfortable and nice enough but don't feel it was worth the price. I felt badly my husband spent what he did for the room. We didn't have a view of the water, so that could have made all the difference. In the morning we ventured in to have breakfast downstairs, until we saw 2 eggs were $14, and a cup of coffee was $5? Kind of insulting, really - a waste of money, and the coffee was cold. So we left and went to a fabulous "hole in the wall" - My Galley on Balboa Blvd. Breakfast burritos, acai bowls, oatmeal. Yummy and priced just right...
I don't foresee us returning for a weekend getaway...

Room Tip: Definitely get a water view, otherwise, it could be any hotel...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear pfam409- I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts from your recent experience. It is indeed important to be able to get away, relax and recharge. Thank you kindly for considering us for your travels. I am sorry you were disappointed with certain elements of your experience. Thank you again for your time.

Warm regards,

Sam El-Rabaa
General Manager
Balboa Bay Resort
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

This resort was gorgeous! We had an amazing room with two queen beds, huge marble bathroom, foyer and private sun deck facing the water, complete with lounge, table and chair! We didn't want to leave this place. We also worked out in the morning at the spa, we were the only ones in there. Loved lounging by the pool, great comfy cushioned lounges and umbrellas too. The room service was also great. This resort is the perfect location to everything in Newport Beach. We can't wait to come back here. Our son and his girlfriend are planning a trip to Cali in June and staying at this resort too. I especially Loved the icy lemon lime water in the hallways too. I would fill my water bottle every time I passed it. Haha! This was the vacation of a lifetime, I would definitely stay here again. The staff was amazing too! Thanks for a memorable vacation to the west coast!

Room Tip: We had a water view suite! It was incredible! Complete with a private deck!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear RMD713- Thank you for your 5-star review and wonderful highlights from your recent stay. I am pleased you enjoyed the simple details- such as the details of the lemon water in the common areas- that we feel makes our guests feel welcomed. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back to to the resort during your next travels to the west coast!

Warm regards,

Sam El-Rabaa
General Manager
Balboa Bay Resort
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Property: Balboa Bay Resort
Address: 1221 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-5026
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balboa Bay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 159
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 
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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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