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

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

Located in an entertainment area of Newport Beach, the 4-star Balboa Bay Resort offers a patio, a sundeck and a cocktail lounge. Featuring Italian architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 2003. Placed close to spectacular beaches, Balboa Bay Resort features personalized services.

The property lies within a 20-minute drive from Orange County Performing Arts Center, Huntington Beach Pier and International Surfing Museum. Newport Beach city center is 2 km away.

The hotel offers a stunning location close to a cove and parks.

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

Rooms

There are 159 guestrooms featuring Standard Family Double Room, Standard One-Bedroom Suite and Moderate Double Room equipped with a dining area, a telephone, individual climate control, an in-room safe and an ergonomic chair. Some rooms come with a view of Pacific Coast and Cove State Park. Room facilities include family bathrooms with free toiletries, dressing gowns and a bidet as well as white wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the restaurant each morning. The refined restaurant indulges guests with seafood meals from 06:00 to 19:00. The night bar is open from 06:00 to 19:00 and features Wi-Fi, a terrace and an open fireplace.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

There are a copy machine, a conference room and a business center available on site.

Relax

The property offers steam baths and shiatsu massage for guests who seek relaxation. Such sports activities as sailing, canoeing and kayaking are provided on-site.

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
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Female traveler room/Floor
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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
    4600 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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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Suite, 1 King Bed (Governor)

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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 500 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • 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
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      TRIPLE 2 DOUBLE BEDS-COURTYARD

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      Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Double Bed or 1 Super-King Size bed
      Size: 905 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This suite features a balcony, CD player and sofa.

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        Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Quad
        Size: 500 sq. feet
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        This quadruple room features a balcony, air conditioning and seating area.

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          Family Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed
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          Courtyard Double - Double (Family Plan)

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            Presidential Suite
            Bed type: 2 Super-King Size beds
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            This suite features a balcony, electric kettle and air conditioning.

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              Presidential Two-Bedroom Suite
              Bed type: Double Bed
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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

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                City Center
                • Newport Beach
                  4600 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 - 1.5 mi

                Sport related

                Amusement

                Museums

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                • Newport Beach Park Maintenance - 1.2 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
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                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

                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
                  4600 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