Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

ex. The Balboa Bay Club & Resort

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, United States, 92663  show map
 4 stars
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Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

Canoeing

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Editorial review:

Right on the edge of the coast and the broadwalk is a true find for the discerning traveler: this full service waterfront hotel in Newport Beach. Having being patroned in the past by such notables as Garbo and Bogart, with excellent accommodations, and especially the rooms with a bay view, this hotel also offers a luxurious spa treatment.

Overview

The elegant 4-star Balboa Bay Resort boasts a courtyard, a heated swimming pool and a spa center as well as setting in a fashion district of Newport Beach. The property opened in 2003 and features Italian architecture.

The hotel has prime location in the heart of Newport Beach next to Orange County Performing Arts Center, Huntington Beach Pier and International Surfing Museum. The venue is located within 20 minutes' walk from Newport Beach center.

This hotel is conveniently based near a cove and parks.

Guests can reach Balboa Bay Resort by car from John Wayne airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

Each of the 159 spacious rooms comes with a dining area, a balcony, individual climate control, an in-room safe and an ergonomic chair as well as kitchenware, coffee/tea makers and a small fridge. The property boasts views of Cove State Park from its rooms. The rooms are furnished with a personalized interior and wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Fresh seafood specialties are proposed at the unique restaurant. The sports bar serves drinks from 06:00 to 19:00.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Guests can rent boats, bicycles and cars to discover the area.

Relax

On-site spa facilities include a solarium, a health club and a Jacuzzi. Reflex massage and steam baths are also available. The hotel offers sailing, canoeing and kayaking and many other on-site activities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 30 per day.

Number of rooms:   159.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Female traveler room/Floor
  • Vending machines
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Canoeing
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • Water view
  • Lagoon view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, United States, 92663

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City Center
  • Newport Beach
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Tustin Metrolink Station
    8.9 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    159

Rooms and availability

Balboa Bay Resort Governor Suite Hotel information
Governor Suite
Bed type: King-size bed
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Suite, 1 King Bed (Governor)

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    Bed type: Double bed or Queen-size bed or Double beds
    Size: 500 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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    This double room features a balcony, air conditioning and electric kettle.

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      Bed type: Double beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      Courtyard Two Doubles

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        Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or 1 Super King-size bed or Double bed
        Size: 905 sq. feet
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        • Private bathroom
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          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
          Size: 500 sq. feet
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          This quadruple room features a balcony, air conditioning and seating area.

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            Bed type: Double beds
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            Courtyard Two Doubles - Double (Family Plan)

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              Bed type: 2 Super King-size beds
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach Newport Beach location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, United States, 92663

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Newport Beach
                    5000 ft
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Tustin Metrolink Station
                    8.9 mi
                  • Bus stop
                    400 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  4 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    159

                  Balboa Bay Resort Location

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                  • City Center - 1.4 mi

                  Sport related

                  Amusement

                  Museums

                  Parks

                  • Newport Beach Park Maintenance - 1.3 mi

                  Universities, Institutes

                  • Inter-Collegiate Rowing - 1000 ft
                  • Easy Guides - 1.1 mi

                  Air business related

                  • Pain Free Bio-Mechanically - 4600 ft

                  Medical care and Hospitals

                  • Hoag Mem Hospital Presbyterian - 1.1 mi

                  Local attractions

                  • Tewinkle Park - 4.0 mi
                    970 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa
                  • Huntington Beach State Park - 4.8 mi
                    21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach
                  • South Coast Plaza - 5.4 mi
                    3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa
                  • Lyon Air Museum - 4.7 mi
                    19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana
                  • The Irvine Museum - 5.0 mi
                    18881 Von Karman Avenue Ste. 100, Irvine
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  4 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    159
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                  Balboa Bay Resort Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Balboa Bay Resort

                  Average guest rating

                  8.4out of 10
                  Superb
                  Based on 24 reviews

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Single
                    10.0

                    Good staff everywhere

                    Charge for internet access is out of date

                  • Older travelers
                    5.8

                    The bed is very comfortable which lay a thick down/feather mattress above the spring mattress.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    View of harbor

                    Charge for everything. Parking, hot tea in am.,snacks, etc. Rather snooty attitude. No complimentary coffee in lobby in am. 2 mornings in a row

                  • Group of friends
                    7.4

                    Very well appointed. Was decorating for Christmas, and was very eloquent.

                    Didn't care for all the "hidden charges" (charged $20.00 per day for a fitness center that I didn't use; fax services, and the big one....bottled water in the room) Valet staff actually stood by car until you paid them, yet you paid $28.00 per day for the service. There was a dead bug on our bed once, and a dirty towel in the bath. Informed the front desk, and it was a "oh well....."

                  • Family with children
                    6.0

                    The setting is beautiful, although there is no real beach at this resort.

                    We specifically requested black out curtains online, however at the resort after one sleepless night, we were told that none were available.

                  • Older travelers
                    5.8

                    @ 1st blush, it seemed like a top notch property. Impression changed after 2nd day. Very kid friendly...noisey pool area, valet pkg. Area chaotic...not an "asult" property.

                    See above comments + no variety in pillow selection. Shower in tub has no bars to hold on to for getting in & out. Every time air went on, there was a suction noise @ the door!!

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    See answers above. Medium size, so no waiting for elevators, or any service. Good discipline regarding dress and general behaviour. Great clothes shop. Concierge Patrick Hynes excellent. Car parking valets very good. Old timers dancing to very good small combo in bar area was very entertaining on Saturday night.

                    Terrace was almost completely spoiled by large ugly boats parked against dock and obscuring what should have been an attractive view. Smaller boats would be quite acceptable. Rowdy people in the bar area on !8th July spoiled the experience and drove us away.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    The location was terrific right on the bay---fun to see the fabulous yachts. The room and bathroom were both very nicely decorated and a good size. We did not take part in any of the activities but they have things like an outdoor bbq, plus regular entertainment, spa, etc. We only stayed one night because we had flown in from a wedding to attend an anniversary dinner so we did not take advantage of spa and other services....Seemed like they had everything available which would be good for people staying a longer time.....

                    1) Given the quality of the hotel, paying $28 for parking and being left in the hot sun was not a welcome situation. 2) The electric switches in the room and bathroom are all or nothing. Not convenient if you want just one light on in either bathroom or bedroom 3) The cost of our room for 1 night plus parking was more than 3 nights at a Hilton Garden Inn (Denver) with FREE wi-fi, FREE fabulous breakfast, FREE parking (altho it was outdoors, too), FREE business center. Room was a bit smaller but very clean and had similar chair, desk set-up. Just wonder how to justify the difference. I don't like all these add-on costs....I've never been at a Hilton Garden Inn before but that was real VALUE. The Balboa Bay Club is lovely but you pay a lot more for the location and NO extra amenities....

                  • Older travelers
                    5.8

                    Location, Grounds, Friendly staff.

                    After coming back from dinner there was a nasty oder in our room, we called the front desk and they said that they will send someone to check it out, but no one came. The oder was so bad that we almost got sick, it seems that the oder was concentrated in the bath room.

                  • Single
                    10.0

                    having stayed at the BBC several times before, I felt like I was coming home, even though I now live on the East and Gulf coasts. Was pleasantly surprised to find I had been upgraded to a second floor room in the "clubhouse," overlooking the water. Delightful room. Great service in the restaurant. Ate in the First Cabin two nights and was waited on by Mike both times, while eating on the patio. Menu is interesting. Fausto took excellent care of me in Duke's.

                    While very good, neither of my meals in the First Cabin were food of outstanding preparation. And, strangely enough, the seafood selection was rather limited and unimaginative.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.8

                    Loved the marble bathroom it was spacious and soaking tub was super. The beds were quite comfy and the balcony was wonderful.

                    Did not like being told after checking in that the power would be out over night for our second night of the stay, they should have told us before we checked in. Free glow sticks and a bottle of water did not compensate for a $250 a night room.

                  • Family with children
                    8.8

                    My family And I had a very relaxing vacation.

                    My impression of the wording Bay side view was a bit deceiving. We where not given the view. And the the room was small at 1st . I was able to get a bigger room once I advised the front desk that the room was tiny (at no extra charge) thanks desire. Mr Tang was not so customer friendly!!

                  • Couple
                    9.6

                    Excellent hotel with excellent rooms, staff, restaurants etc.

                    Poor wifi (that they charge 10+$ á day), even budget hotels usually provide free wifi. However this is the only negative that I can think about regardning this hotel.

                  • Single
                    10.0

                    Jt was extremely polished and accommodating.

                    I think you all should remove the ducks...I Almost stepped in duck s%&$# on the lawn while staying in the clubhouse side 1st floor premium king. I never experience this at the 4 seasons. Wild animals roaming around is so 3.5 star, not what I would have expected from a 5 star.

                  • Couple
                    8.0

                    Nice Hotel, good Location

                    Most of the Hotelressources are blocked for "Clubmembers" and if you stay in this Hotel as a "normal" Tourist feels like in a wrong Movie, We did not really feel welcome at this Hotel

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach Newport Beach location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, United States, 92663

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Newport Beach
                    5000 ft
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Tustin Metrolink Station
                    8.9 mi
                  • Bus stop
                    400 ft
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  4 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  12 pm
                  • Number of rooms:
                    159