8.4
Great31 reviews

Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

Newport Beach, United States
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Address
1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663
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Overview

This luxurious 5-star Balboa Bay Resort, located 3.1 miles from the scenic Newport Beach Pier, offers guests a wellness center, live performances and a spa area. This Newport Beach hotel comprises 159 rooms and offers personalized services maintained by service-minded staff.

Location

The hotel boasts a stunning setting within proximity to Balboa Bay Club. Within 2 miles of the stylish property, guests will find Newport Sports Museum. The Wedge is only a short drive away.

This resort is a 10-minute walk from Octa bus stop.

Rooms

Basic rooms are equipped with a fridge, coffee/tea making machines and a microwave as well as television, multi-channel TV and flat-screen television. Some rooms at this award-winning property have views of the courtyard. The hotel's rooms have robes, complimentary toiletries and a shower along with premium bedding, hypo-allergenic pillows and a down comforter.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start the day with a delicious continental breakfast. A & O Restaurant surprises with seafood specialties. The coffee bar features lounge and a terrace offered for entertainment.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Leisure

This sophisticated hotel boasts a swimming pool and a fitness studio free of charge. You can also relax with massage treatments, a wellness area and a spa center. Balboa Bay Resort offers fitness, a gym area and a fitness center to stay in shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 38 per day.

Number of rooms:   159.

Former name: The Balboa Bay Club & Resort

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Facilities
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Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 38 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Shuttle
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Table tennis
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shallow end

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

Governor Suite
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Shower
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
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Suite
  • Max:
    10 persons
  • Courtyard view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max:
    4 persons
  • Courtyard view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
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Location
1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Spa Centre
Balboa Bay Club
100 ft
1221 W Coast Hwy
A&O Kitchen+Bar
100 ft
930 W Coast Hwy
930 Sushi
600 ft
100 W Coast Hwy Unite R-104
Xanadu Cafe
3600 ft
2332 W Coast Hwy
Baja Beach
3500 ft
2431 W Coast Hwy
Hornblower Cruises & Events
3700 ft
Getting around
Airports
John Wayne (SNA) 8.6 mi
Long Beach (LGB) 23.4 mi
Train
Tustin Metrolink Station 8.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
Reviews
8.4
Great31 reviews
Location8.4
Rooms9.0
Service8.0
Dining8.0
  • 9.4
    Perfect

    We greatly enjoyed this upscale hotel. They have a heating system, television and a coffeemaker in every room.

    MattUnited States of America, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Plenty of opportunities for party. We liked almost everything : excellent location, friendly staff. We had an ocean view from our room. There is a casual restaurant on site.

    TomUnited States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    We loved nice rooms and views. It was worth its 5 stars.

    RussellUnited States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    The hotel as a whole is very nice.

    Rooms only recommended with bay view. Standard rooms near the adjacent highway are not recommended, because street noise is hardly bearable!

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Good staff everywhere

    Charge for internet access is out of date

    United States of America, 
  • 5.8
    Guest rating

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

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    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

    United States of America, 
  • 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....."

    United States of America, 
  • 6.0
    Guest rating

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 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!!

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    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....

    United States of America, 
  • 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.

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    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.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    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.

    United States of America, 
FAQ
Does Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach serve breakfast?
Yes, the hotel provides an continental breakfast for guests.
What business facilities does Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach provide?
Yes, the business facilities include meeting rooms, a photocopy machine and a fax machine.
At what time can I check-in at Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach?
You can check in from 4 PM till 11.59 PM.
At what time can I check-out at Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach?
You can check out till 11 AM.
How far is Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach located from the city center?
The city center is located 20 minutes' walk away.
Does Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach feature any cleaning services?
Yes, the hotel offers room service and laundry.
Is there any Internet available at Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach?
Yes, high speed internet access is provided throughout the property.
Are there any dining facilities close to Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at Pizzeria Mozza and Hornblower Cruises & Events that lie about 800 feet from the hotel.
How much does a room at Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach cost?
The prices at Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach start from $529.
Does Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach feature any spa facilities?
The hotel offers body wraps, body scrub and facials.
What sport activities are arranged at Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach?
You can try such activities as hiking, cycling and ping-pong.
Address
1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663
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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Airports
John Wayne (SNA) 8.6 mi
Long Beach (LGB) 23.4 mi
Train
Tustin Metrolink Station 8.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Need a shuttle?
You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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