Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

ex. The Balboa Bay Club & Resort

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA, United States, 92663show map
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SuperbBased on  25 reviews
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
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

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
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Newport Harbor Nautical MuseumNewport Harbor Nautical Museum3300 ft
Inter-Collegiate RowingInter-Collegiate Rowing1000 ft
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Balboa Fun ZoneBalboa Fun Zone1.1 mi
Balboa Bikes N Beach StuffBalboa Bikes N Beach Stuff1.2 mi
Bay ArcadeBay Arcade1.2 mi
Newport Sports CollectionNewport Sports Collection2.1 mi
Orange County Museum of ArtOrange County Museum of Art2.1 mi
Newport Beach Park MaintenanceNewport Beach Park Maintenance1.3 mi
Easy GuidesEasy Guides1.1 mi
Pain Free Bio-MechanicallyPain Free Bio-Mechanically4600 ft
Hoag Mem Hospital PresbyterianHoag Mem Hospital Presbyterian1.1 mi
Huntington Beach State ParkHuntington Beach State Park4.8 mi21601 Pacific Coast Hwy
The Irvine Museum The Irvine Museum 5.0 mi18881 Von Karman Ave Ste 100 (Ground Level)
South Coast PlazaSouth Coast Plaza5.4 mi3333 Bristol St
Orange County Performing Arts CenterOrange County Performing Arts Center5.6 mi600 Town Center Drive at Bristol, Costa Mesa
Huntington Beach PierHuntington Beach Pier5.7 mi315 Pacific Coast Hwy
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Getting around
Airports
John Wayne (SNA)5.0 mi
Municipal (FUL)18.1 mi
Train
Tustin Metrolink Station8.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  25  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Good staff everywhere

    Charge for internet access is out of date

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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....."

  • 6.0
    Good

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    @ 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!!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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....

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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!!

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    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

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  25 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
John Wayne (SNA)5.0 mi
Municipal (FUL)18.1 mi
Train
Tustin Metrolink Station8.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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