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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 June 2015

My Hubby surprised me with a getaway weekend since I have been working so HARD at work and very busy with our 2 kids which was way over due. Since last time we had some "alone" time with no kids, no interruptions was 3 years ago. Imagine my utter disbelief/disgust when we got there to check in (might I had...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This hotel is very clean, comfortable and the service is outstanding. The bay front rooms are really nice with comfortable beds, large marble bathroom and balcony for relaxing. The food is very good as well. They could use some heaters for events on their front lawns as it does get chilly at night. The bay is lined with amazing homes...

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

Dear BGTGNewJersey, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay in our Bay Front room, and enjoyed the food. Please come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Whoever/whenever this hotel was built, did not design it very well. Most rooms do not have an ocean view, drag right? However the rooms are comfortable, clean and the service is better than most in this category. Robes and slippers are a nice touch too. From the valets that park your car, front desk clerks, to dining staff all were...

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

Dear linda h, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that our staff was able to provide you with great service throughout your stay at the resort. Please come back and visit us again soon. Best wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I have an office in Newport Beach so whenever I head over to the West Coast I stay at the Balboa Bay Resort. They just did a ton of renovations and the place looks better than ever! They have a great outdoor where you can grab some drinks and dinner while looking out at the crazy impressive yachts docked in...

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

Dear Becky N, I am so happy to hear that you are a frequent guest at the resort and find our luxurious beds extremely comfortable. Thank you for your 5-star review on TripAdvisor and I look forward to welcoming you back at Balboa Bay Resort soon. Best wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Corona, California
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hotel in Great location with excellent service and outstanding rate for harbor view room for Sunday stay. We spent our wedding night there and they welcomed us with a bottle of champagne chilled and beautiful rose. Staff was very friendly and helpful as well.

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

Dear MaryAnn C Thank you for your 5-star review on TripAdvisor. First of all, let me congratulate you on your recent nuptials, I am thrilled you chose to stay with us on your wedding night. I am so pleased we were able to provide you with great service for your special evening, and I look forward to welcoming you and...

Illinois
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Overall this hotel did an outstanding job with the service and our overall stay at the hotel. They offered some real nice amenities that made us feel even more special and the staff went out of their way to take care of us. Great job.

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

Dear Rebel82 Thank you for your 5-star review on TripAdvisor. I am so very pleased to hear you and your family had a wonderful visit with us. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and I look forward to welcoming you and your family back again very soon. Best wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Morro Bay, California
Reviewed 7 June 2015

As other reviewers have commented, from the moment we arrived, until after checking out, we experienced first class service. Upon check-in, we found out our room was needed for a large party, so the hotel upgraded us to the Presidential Suite. Oh my!!! Huge space with two large balconies that look out onto the bay. Room service treated us like...

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

Dear Victoria B I am so pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience with us, and that we were able to upgrade you to the Presidential Suite for your party. It is always such a joy to hear when those leaving a review remember a specific staff member for going above and beyond. I am happy that Christian was...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 June 2015

From the moment you drive up to the hotel, first class friendly service greets you. Our bay front room on the 3rd floor boasted a large deck with lounge chair overlooking the grand yachts below and the beautiful waterfront homes with their boats beyond. The bedroom is large, with décor reminiscent of the Ritz Carlton. Crown moldings on the ceiling,...

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

Dear StarLady99 Thank you so much for your 5-star review on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time with us. Your keen eye for detail is much appreciated, as we do pride ourselves in providing an elegant and sophisticated experience for our guests. I am also delighted you enjoyed Waterline Restaurant, and hope you...

Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

We had the most wonderful experience at this beautiful property. Our reception at the frontdesk was very welcoming and professional. Our view was so beautiful. The restaurant had a wonderful menu and the shops at the resort were not overly priced. We are looking forward to going again.

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

Dear deni c I am so pleased to hear about about your wonderful experience with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

The newly renovated restaurant was an absolute breathe of fresh air. The wait staff were gracious and helpful and there was enough good food to feed an army. I especially loved the steak dish and the deserts. All in all we had a great time!

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Dear Lawrence H Thank you for your review of our brunch on TripAdvisor. I am happy to learn about your great experience. I look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warm wishes, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre 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
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: €256 - €525 (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 Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Club
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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