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Temecula, California
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I wanted to get one of the standard rooms because of the high prices of this resort, but none was available, so I splurged for my husband’s birthday for a one night in a suite 354. This is a very large suite with one bedroom, a bathroom (shower, toilet cabinet, 2 sinks, spa jet tub), a powder room and extra...

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

Dear Suzanochka, Thank you for choosing The Balboa Bay Resort to celebrate your husband's birthday! As an experienced Tripadvisor reviewer, we appreciate the comments and concerns you left in your review. Please know that the appropriate staff has been notified. We are delighted that you and your husband were able to indulge in both the pool and spa, as these...

Clovis CA
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Staff is very attentive. They do a good job of handling the volume of people that stay and dine. Rooms near pool are very noisy. Unfortunately not relaxing with loud music and people around the new pool area. Our room was right above the pool. Management was receptive to the problems of the sound system not being turned off at...

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

Dear Deborah S. Thank you for taking the time to share comments and concerns of your recent stay at The Balboa Bay Resort. We are happy to hear that staff was attentive, but are sorry that your experience was not relaxing and did not live up to your expectations. We have passed your feedback on to the appropriate teams, and...

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our brief stay but also found some faults with this property. For the price, it just didn't have the feel of a properly managed hotel. We were promised an early check in on the phone but when we arrived were told they couldn't back up the promise. We had to wait an hour. The woman at the front...

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

Dear MikeyDiedrich, We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, but are sorry that you experienced service issues with our front desk staff. Please know we have shared your comments and concerns with the team to better ensure this doesn't happen in the future. As an experienced traveler, we greatly appreciate your feedback, and we hope to...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here for a weekend and were pleasantly surprised when we walked in the lobby. The staff is so warm and welcoming. The resort is beautiful inside and out. The rooms are decorated just right and the bed is very comfortable. We also enjoyed sitting on the balcony while drinking our morning coffee. We really enjoyed...

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

Dear csabol, We are delighted to hear that your visit to The Balboa Bay Resort was a pleasant surprise. It is always great when guests share their comments on Tripadvisor. We are happy that the staff exceeded your expectations, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is just an amazing place to stay and dine. The location is superb, on the water across from Lido Island with gorgeous yachts in the bay. You would never know that you are perched on the West Coast Highway. We took advantage of the "Suite Deals" which is a great package. Our suite was one of the largest we...

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

Dear circe64, Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback of your recent stay at The balboa Bay Resort. As an experienced Tripadvisor reviewer, we are honored that you enjoyed so much of what the resort has to offer. From the food, staff and amenities, it sounds like your stay was absolutely fabulous, and we strive to...

Reviewed 5 August 2015

We wanted a great weekend for our wedding anniversary and The Balboa Bay Resort had very good reviews so we booked a room. The staff was attentive and friendly, the room very nice with a nice big flat screen TV. We had two problems the first being a cigar smoking fundraiser that permeated the entire hotel. I really made my...

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

Dear Jeffrey G. Thank you for taking the time to share feedback of your recent visit to The Balboa Bay Resort on Tripadvisor. We are sorry that you faced challenges during your stay with the cigar/cigarette smoke and at Waterline, but are happy to hear that staff made sure you were well taken care of. We want to wish you...

Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful hotel we had so much fun. On our first night we chose A&O it was packed Dorothy warmly greeted us like we were old friends.I love that!! she put our names on a wait list for a table outside then escorted us to the bar until one was available.Within 20 min she sat us at the perfect...

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

Dear LkC233, It is so wonderful when guests remember staff members names. Dorothy, Deanna, and Amber will be delighted to hear that they made your visit to A&O so great. Thank you for taking the time to share feedback of your recent stay, and we look forward to having you back. Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The resort is 1st class. Surrounded by luxury boats, gorgeous resort. Concierge(young blonde lady , unfortunately dont have her name) was so friendly and upgraded us to get us into a room straight away. We had drinks at the pool bar, right on the water and the bar staff were so nice, great margaritas! . There is also a guest...

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

Dear wisepeople1, Wow, thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful review of your stay with us at Balboa Bay Resort. We are honored that you chose Balboa as your last stop in the US, and you found our resort to be luxurious and the staff to be accommodating. We will be sure to let the staff know...

Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 30 July 2015

This was our second visit to Balboa Bay Resort. We can be picky as we are in the hospitality business. We love this place....great location, wonderful room with great ammenities, lovely views of the bay, Great staff and service...loved the restaurant also.

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

Dear Deborah T. I am delighted that you took the time to share your feedback with us on Tripadvisor. Being in the industry, it is an honor that you came back to stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm Regards, Sam El-Rabaa General Manager Balboa Bay Resort

Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I can't even begin to say enough about this resort. We loved it from the moment we arrived. It was our anniversary weekend and we wanted to return to Newport Beach where we were married. We thought the Balboa Bay Resort would be out of our price range, but it was very competitive with the other resorts in the area....

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Dear lbweekender, We are so honored to hear that you loved your experience at Balboa Bay Resort. First and foremost, congratulations on your anniversary! It is truly wonderful that you chose Balboa as your celebration destination. I am happy that Rossitta took such great care of you during you time at the pool, and that your Waterline experience was enjoyable....

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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
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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: $356 - $748 (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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