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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I didn't spend much time in the hotel, but it presented well from what I saw. I also enjoyed a few meals that I thought outperformed the surrounding restaurants I sampled along the strip. Don't let the pictures of the resort from the water mislead you; it is not close to the beach. It sits on a busy street and...

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

Dear Chidawgo, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your visit at Balboa Bay Resort. It is an honor to hear that our food outperforms the local market, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

New York
Reviewed 12 July 2015

I stayed here four years ago and decided to go back with my son on our road trip from Las Vegas. Entering the lobby I noticed the renavations and check in was fast and easy. After that it was down hill. The carpets in the room and hallways were worn and dirty. They even had tape in some spots! Yuk!...

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

Hi bewitched32, Thank you for taking the time to write this honest review of your recent stay. I am sorry to hear that it was not up to your expectations. I will be sure to let our concierge know that his behavior during your visit was not acceptable. Again, thank you for taking the time to write your feedback about...

Anaheim, California
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I helped plan my boss' wedding in less then a weeks notice. Kira made the event so smooth, She took care of every request we had. She was so sweet and stayed during the whole ceremony to help with the flower girls and reception service. Thank you so much for your patience.

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

Dear Laura B. Wow, I am so pleased to hear that Kira took care of you while planning your boss's wedding in such a short time period. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review, and we look forward to welcoming you back again, soon! Best, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This was a very special weekend for my husband and I. Our daughter was getting married at a nearby restaurant/venue for a small intimate ceremony the following day. Checking in we were greeted with a glass of wine and a warm welcome. Ironically, when I made the reservation a month earlier, I had a question regarding our stay and had...

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

Hi Toni F. Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your stay. Congratulations to your daughter on her special day, and I am so pleased to hear Damien was there to greet you and answer any/all of your questions. I will be sure to pass your sentiment on to the staff, as I know they...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This outdated property needs a lot of work . I stayed in the Governors Suite it was very dirty . I'm talking about carpet stains, broken glass, industrial staples and not being able to walk barefoot . The debris and dirt topped the broken lamps and every nook and cranny .The cheap cracked glass picture frames added to the creepiness...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I really enjoyed my time at the Balboa Bay resort. This is an older hotel, but the staff is phenomenal the restaurant is exceptional and the views of the bay are amazing. There was a complimentary bottle of wine in the room's mini fridge... What a nice touch! I was not surprised to have to pay for parking, almost every...

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

Dear Valerie R, We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Balboa Bay Resort. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. It is always a joy to hear our staff made such a memorable experience. We hope to welcome you back to the bay soon! Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa...

Reviewed 3 July 2015

First morning at 6:45 am their fire alarm goes off, everyone had to evacuate! Our room had no cold water in shower, you couldn't even take a shower! Said they would fix it never did, light above makeup mirror was out, they charge you to park your car. They make their guests pay to park! Ridiculous! $18 bucks a night....

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

Dear Deb N, We are very sorry to hear that your stay at Balboa Bay Resort was less than stellar. We truly appreciate your honest feedback and will take your concerns to the appropriate team. In the future if we have the pleasure of welcoming you back, please bring your concerns to management as we do not want any guest...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We rented a boat slip at the Balboa Bay Resort in March and then rented a room for the night on the 27th of June. In both instances we had a great time and the hotel staff and dockmaster were very friendly. The hotel was nicely decorated and it was great that a few of the outdoor sitting areas were...

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

Dear Mikezgall. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you had good service when docking your boat for the night. I will be sure to pass your suggestion along to the A+O team, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care, Sam...

Fayetteville, AR
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed two nights at the Balboa Bay Resort recently and loved it. The staff was very friendly and the accommodations were clean. Since we were in town to visit family, we only reserved a standard king room on the first floor but it was all that we needed. The beds are super comfortable (I heard they are known for...

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

Dear RazorBass. It is always such a joy to read a 5 star review from a guest, and I am so thankful you took the time to share your feedback with us. I hope that you enjoyed the time with your family, and we certainly hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon! Warm wishes, Sam...

California
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

What a treat it was to stay at the Bay Club, nestled right up to the boat slips, magnificently filled with yacht after yacht. The ros are absolutely beautiful and the balconies welcoming as you look out on the pool or ocean. Love the touches like fresh lemon/lime water all around, live music and kind attendants. Beds are fabulous and...

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

Dear Jenae7, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am so glad you had a wonderful stay in our Club and were able to enjoy the yachts and had a relaxing nights sleep. I look forward to your next visit. Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

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Amenities

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
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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: €273 - €550 (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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