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Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

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1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, 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 35 per day

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Air conditioning

Individual air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Kids club

Cots

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

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 a 4-star property located close to a local beach. The exquisite hotel is set in an Italian building in the heart of Newport Beach.

Due to an unique location of Balboa Bay Resort, guests have direct access to Balboa Fun Zone, which is 1.9 km away. The property boasts location within 2 km from Newport Beach city center.

The hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants.

Balboa Bay Resort is situated about 15 minutes drive from John Wayne airport.

Rooms

Balboa Bay Resort features rooms with a fresh interior that come with individual climate control, satellite television, a kitchenette, a laptop and a closet for a pleasant stay in Newport Beach. Some of the contemporary rooms enjoy a view of the harbor. They are fitted with marble bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a make-up mirror and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in the intimate dining room. The restaurant serves creative seafood cuisine from 06:00 to 19:00. The cocktail bar is open from 06:00 to 19:00.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

A business centre, a conference room and a microphone are also offered at the hotel.

Relax

The hotel provides cots, a kids' club and video games for families with children. On-site fitness facilities include a gym and a fitness centre.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 35 per day.

Number of rooms:   159.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Brailled lifts
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Canoeing
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Microphone
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

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

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663

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Airports
Train
  • 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 photos Exterior Hotel information
Guest Room
Bay view
  • Room size:

    500 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard

Balboa Bay Resort photos Room
King Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Balboa Bay Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard King Room Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • General:Facilities for disabled
Balboa Bay Resort photos Room
Standard One-Bedroom Suite
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Balboa Bay Resort photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard One-Bedroom Suite Mobility accessible
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • General:Facilities for disabled
Queen Room Mobility accessible
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • General:Facilities for disabled
Room Description:

Standard|Bay View Two Queens Accessible

Triple Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Standard|Courtyard Two Doubles - Triple

Quadruple Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Courtyard Two Doubles - Quad

Family Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Two Doubles - Double (Family Plan)

Deluxe Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

[NON REFUNDABLE] DOUBLE DELUXE WITH BALCONY

Deluxe Single Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

[NON REFUNDABLE] SINGLE DELUXE WITH BALCONY

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Local attractions

  • Huntington Beach State Park4.8 mi
    21601 Pacific Coast Hwy
  • South Coast Plaza5.4 mi
    3333 Bristol St
  • Huntington Beach Pier5.7 mi
    315 Pacific Coast Hwy
  • The Irvine Museum 5.0 mi
    18881 Von Karman Ave Ste 100 (Ground Level)
  • Orange County Performing Arts Center5.6 mi
    600 Town Center Drive at Bristol, Costa Mesa
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    159

Balboa Bay Resort Reviews

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

8.4
SuperbBased on26 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
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Hotel Address:

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • 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