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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 28 July 2015

The hotel room was in need of repair. Bathroom sink drained slowly, electrical outlets were fussy, shutters were in disrepair and the in-room coffee make didn't work. So why an average rating? The bed was extremely comfortable and the staff of the resort was attentive.

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

Dear Tom M. Thank you for taking the time to write your comments about Balboa Bay Resort on Tripadvisor. We have notified the staff of your feedback. We are delighted to hear that your experience with staff was pleasant, and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Visited this property many times ,but not since the remodel removing DUKES bar and restaurant.This is a great improvement to bring in a younger crowd.Staff in this new area called A&O Kitchen+Bar are great ,as was the food and reasonably priced.We got there at noon for 2 days and requested an early check in.Due to this we got the lowest...

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

Dear PALMSPRINGSCOUPLE48, First and foremost, I would like to personally thank you for being a loyal guest of the Balboa Bay Resort. It is truly an honor that you took the time to write this review. Please know that your feedback about the housekeeping staff and front desk IT has been shared with the team. We are delighted to hear...

Manchester
Reviewed 24 July 2015

My wife, daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights as part of a road trip on July 4th and 5th. The resort is very easy to find on the main road and nice wide access to the hotel entrance. On arrival at 2.30pm we were greeted by valet Noah, he asked me if we were checking in and I...

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

Dear Mark B. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us at the Balboa Bay Resort. As an experienced traveler, we truly appreciate you taking the time to share your compliments and concerns regarding your 4th of July stay. Please accept my apology for the challenges you experienced staying on the Club side of the...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 July 2015

My husband and I just spent a few wonderful days at the Balboa Bay Resort. It was our 10th anniversary & we had a delightful and restorative holiday. We live in Pittsburgh, PA and I booked over 6 weeks ahead of our visit thru trip advisor to get the best deal. I called in advance to confirm and we were...

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

Dear Wholehands, First and foremost, congratulations on your 10th anniversary. We are honored you chose Balboa Bay Resort to celebrate this wonderful occasion. It is always great to hear when guests remember the names of staff members, and I am so pleased to hear that Hao was attentive and met your every need. It certainly sounds like you were able...

Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We came down from Manhattan Beach just for a night, and it was the perfect getaway. We had an oceanfront room, it was beautiful and totally relaxing. It's a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. You feel like you're on a real beach vacation, not just 45 minutes outside LA. We will definitely be back.

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Dear Srjenkins19, It is such an honor to know that you chose Balboa Bay Resort for your weekend getaway. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you back again! Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Sacramento
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We just spent the week after the 4th of July there. The hotel was very quiet. The pool and the service around the pool were great. There is a small beach with a water slide the kids liked. They have lap lanes i the pool until 11 AM and then the pool is open for general usage. My kids, 11...

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

Dear jkca1, Thank you for taking the time to write feedback of your recent stay at Balboa Bay Resort. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your 4th of July family trip and that the kids had a blast in the pool. I am pleased that the staff was so attentive and your wife was able to get her...

Colorado
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I stayed at Balboa Bay this week (Sunday to Wed) and had a fantastic stay, like normal. Fortunately I make several trips a year to Newport Beach for business and when possible I like to stay at Balboa. The location is outstanding - lots of restaurants and shopping within walking distance and it's also very close to Fashion Island. On...

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

Dear ScreenName911. It is an honor to hear that you choose Balboa Bay Resort during your frequent trips to Newport Beach for business. We are delighted that you feel welcomed and that during your stay you are able to take advantage of many of the amenities we have to offer. During business trips, it's sometimes hard to relax and daydream,...

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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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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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

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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
Waterline
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre 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 Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: €244 - €542 (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 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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