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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been going to the Balboa Bay Club my whole life. My husband and I got married here in 1995. We recently stayed to attend a local engagement party. The newly renovated rooms are fabulous! A&O is a perfect place for cocktails and people watching. We had Sunday brunch at Waterline which was a little disappointing. The "hot item"...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear mkelley2, Thank you for being a loyal guest at Balboa Bay Resort and for taking the time to share a review of your recent experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed our recently refreshed guest rooms, as well as your experience at A&O Kitchen+Bar. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Balboa Bay again soon. Warmest Regards, Sam...

Winnipeg, MB
Reviewed 1 week ago

I unfortunately only spent one night in this lovely hotel that according to other reviews has been recently renovated. I was also only there for about 18 hours but it was a good 18 hours! My room (standard King with a view of the road) was large enough with a comfortable bed. They provide Fresh toiletries that are lovely and...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Travellingnurse50, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the luxury and comfort of our newly refreshed guest rooms, as well as our convenient location. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay soon. Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager...

Rossland, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you to the front desk staff Damian, Emilian, and Becca for making our family feel so welcome. The valet service is so friendly and quick and the front entry twinkles with white lights. Our room was so spacious and comfortable. I loved the coffee shop and we used the pool and hot tub every day. Thanks for a great...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear JDEheler, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience, enjoying the friendly hospitality of our staff, our deluxe amenities, and the comfortable luxury of our guest rooms. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and will be sure to share your comments with the staff...

Ensenada Baja
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the resort is inviting and attractive. We arrived on the last day it was decorated for Christmas and it was magical. Our room overlooked the pool and was the perfect place to sit out and have a cup of coffee and watch the rain. Loved having a Keurig in the room and complementary bottle of wine. The room...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karen G, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort. We are so happy that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, along with the comfort of our newly refreshed guest rooms, the exemplary service provided by our staff, and our fabulous location. It was our great pleasure to welcome you to Balboa Bay and host your event. Thank you...

Brentwood, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and attention to detail is second to none. The room was updated, clean and the view of the yachts was incomparable. The restaurants are trendy and the food was excellent. I have to say, I was really impressed with the staffs ability to remember my name. Overall, this level of attention to detail is a lost art. Keep...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wcsaaron, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed the comfort and luxury of our recently refreshed guest rooms, as well as the savory cuisine served in our restaurants and the exemplary service provided by our staff. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and we look forward...

Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to spend a couple of nights at this very elegant hotel. Service was excellent. room was beautiful - would suggest upgrade to a room with a view. The Christmas lights on Balboa Island were stunning.

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear Evelyn048, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. We are so pleased that you had a lovely stay, enjoying the beauty of our guest rooms and the exemplary service provided by our staff. We hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay soon! Warmest Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to the resort this past year! Refreshingly cool and inviting interior from the lobby to the large rooms, impeccable service at A and O and a great dinner at Waterline for NYE! Thank you to all the staff!

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Dear Earl D, Thank you for choosing to bring in the New Year at Balboa Bay Resort. It was our great pleasure to welcome you back to our resort and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the beauty of our recently refreshed property and your dining experiences at A&O and Waterline. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, I'm not sure I can explain the impeccable service and beauty of the Balboa Bay Resort. Everything about this trip was top notch from the valet service upon arriving and front desk service at check out. What an amazing staff, I highly recommend staying at this property, enjoying the great restaurants and soaking up some SoCal sunshine!

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Balboa Bay Resort, responded to this review

Dear AvidTraveler5280, Thank you for choosing Balboa Bay Resort and for sharing such a delightful review. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort and the outstanding levels of hospitality we provide. We truly appreciate your high recommendation and the excellent rating you have awarded us and we hope to welcome you back to Balboa Bay...

Dallas, TX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and elegant Hotel situated on the water of Newport Beach. I had a great experience in the spa yesterday. I had a Age Defining Facial by Michelle Pontius in the Spa. It was the best facial I have ever had and I have facials a couple times a month. She was knowledgable about skincare and products...

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Dear Dallas_TXDebbie, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent experience at Balboa Bay Resort. We are thrilled to know that you had an extraordinary experience at our spa, receiving a treatment that you rank as the best facial you have ever had! We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and we...

London UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly exceptional hotel. Extremely clean and modern. We travelled with another family in December and nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful setting, rom and amenities were outstanding. Exceptional value for money and not to be missed

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Dear Sheri B, Thank you for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort. It's a delight to know that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, along with the comfortable luxury of our guest rooms and our array of deluxe amenities. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and we hope to welcome you back to Balboa...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Waterline
Waterline
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience life and style that's perfectly balanced at the Balboa Bay Resort. A boutique ambiance combined with plush accommodations, sophisticated and personalized service, gourmet dining and unparallel location close to scenic beaches, nearby world-class shopping, restaurants and award winning designed golf courses make it the perfect destination for those seeking the quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience. Whether you're planning a romantic weekend getaway, a large-scale business function, or the wedding of your dreams, the Balboa Bay Resort offers unparalleled services and amenities to suit a variety of needs. Located on 15 waterfront acres in the heart of Newport Beach, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the four-diamond property sprawls along the bay like a meandering Mediterranean villa. **Please note that starting Friday, November 6 through Thursday, January 7, 2016, the resort will begin a very exciting and highly anticipated guest room enhancement project. Each guest room will be updated with fresh, modern and contemporary furnishings including carpet, wall coverings, furniture and fixtures, along with a select number of rooms which will receive reconfigured bathrooms. We anticipate the noise level to be slightly higher than normal during the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please be assured that your guest room will be far removed from the area of work so you can fully enjoy your time with us and delight in a quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience.** ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balboa Bay Resort

Address: 1221 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-5026
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $397 - $789 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balboa Bay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 159
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Also Known As:
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Club Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Club
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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“Loved the pool view.”
 of 5 bubbles 249kareng249, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Evelyn048, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to the water side and visit the SPA! A real find!”
 of 5 bubbles Dallas_TXDebbie, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the rooms are 'classy' and if you have one with harbor view ... awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles 761selinas, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra for the bay side room and pretend the yacht outside your door is yours.”
 of 5 bubbles kaspermesa, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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