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

USD 30 per day

Late check-in/ -out
Babysitting

Babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Video games

Kids club

Cribs available

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

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

Balboa Bay Resort is set in a tourist area of Newport Beach next to Boomers! Irvine, Knott's Soak City U.S.A. And International Surfing Museum. The property opened in 2003 and features Italian architecture.

Due to the hotel’s location in the heart of Newport Beach guests can easily walk to the local beach. Newport Beach city center is 2 km away.

Quick access to bars and restaurants is provided.

Balboa Bay Resort lies within 10 minutes’ drive to John Wayne airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of Standard Family Double Room, Standard One-Bedroom Suite and Governor Suite with wooden furnishing. They feature a dressing area, a microwave, individual climate control, an in-room safe and a closet. The rooms look on to the coast. Coffee/tea makers, a dishwasher and a small fridge are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at the unique on-site restaurant serving seafood cuisine. The comfortable cocktail bar offers an open fireplace, a terrace and lounge chairs.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The property features parking, a cash machine and a souvenir shop.

Relax

Guests will benefit from relaxing massage, steam baths and beauty services. The hotel offers a gym and fitness classes to help guests keep fit.

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

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool 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 beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

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

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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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

Governor Suite
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  • Shower
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    Double Room
    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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    Standard|Courtyard Two Doubles - Double

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      Triple Room
      Bed type: Double beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 2 Queen-size beds
      Size: 500 sq. feet
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      Courtyard Two Doubles

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        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 905 sq. feet
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          Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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          Family Double Room
          Bed type: Double beds
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          Courtyard Two Doubles

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            Presidential Suite
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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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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 1.4 mi

              Places of interest

              Sport related

              Amusement

              • Balboa Fun Zone - 1.1 mi
              • Bay Arcade - 1.2 mi
              • Balboa Bikes N Beach Stuff - 1.2 mi

              Museums

              • Newport Harbor Nautical Museum - 3300 ft
              • Newport Sports Collection - 2.1 mi
              • Orange County Museum of Art - 2.1 mi

              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

              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