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Balboa Bay Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Trophy Club, Texas
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in the casual dining restaurant. The food, wine and ambiance were great and we had outstanding service from our waiter and the manager Dorothy Atkisson. Very friendly place and loved the atmosphere on the water w views of the water and yachts.

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Temecula, California
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We stopped at the A&O restaurant for dinner and drinks. The manager, Dorothy, and her staff welcomed us and took our order promptly, The food was delicious, the view of the water was wonderful. The hotel itself was beautiful. Will definitely stop again.

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Reviewed 29 January 2016

The resort is beautiful. Great views, friendly staff. We loved the sports bar, great food and kid friendly. The live music was awesome. The pool is nice and rooms are pretty big. Loved the nice sized balconies. Valet is great and they even offer for a good price a luxury SUV. It was great because we had the drop us...

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

Dear Priscilla M, Thank you for choosing to spend your family vacation at Balboa Bay Resort. We are so happy that you enjoyed our beautiful location, the friendly hospitality of our staff, and the many exemplary amenities we provide for our guests. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Balboa Bay and we hope to have you as our...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Becca Willis was wonderful to my wife and I during our stay at the Balboa Bay Resort. This was our first time in Newport Beach area and we wanted to see the sights especially Balboa Island. Becca was helping us with a map and transporation but then said she's finishing work for the day and would be happy to give...

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

Dear Tom and Margaret, Thank you for sharing your fantastic review and for awarding us with an excellent rating. We are thrilled that you had such an outstanding experience at our resort, experiencing the world-class hospitality provided by Becca. She is a true asset to our team and it delights us that her service had such a wonderful impact on...

Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This review is for the balboa bay club....I am a local and visit for bay club frequently for events & my son plays basketball there on occasion, it is fabulous. The other night my son left his shoes there after playing basketball. I called late, after hours and got the lost & found department and Oscar went above & beyond...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Three years ago I wrote a raving review about this establishment, because we loved it. I now have to say that their renovations, their staff, their establishment has been downgraded to lower than a Motel 6 (In fact I don't want to insult Motel 6 by comparison). Sheets on the bed were smaller than the mattress, so the bare mattress...

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

Dear leichter, It was our great pleasure to, once again, welcome you to Balboa Bay Resort. Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review. We truly value your feedback and sincerely apologize that your experience at our resort did not meet your expectations or our service standards. We strive to provide our guests with the best...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I booked this hotel through British Airways to use up some air miles. It looked like a fabulous hotel and certainly cost plenty of miles! My "pre-paid" voucher had no indication of any extras I'd need to pay for at the hotel. It's a very nice hotel, positioned nicely on the water, but the hotel side feels like more of...

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

Dear Manks, Thank you for choosing to vacation at Balboa Bay Resort and for sharing your review. While we are pleased that you enjoyed your meal at A&O Kitchen+Bar, our luxurious accommodations, and your experience in our coffee shop, we sincerely apologize that there were aspects of your stay that did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your detailed comments...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Newly remodeled, but not complete. Issues with TV and bathtub. We had no NBC or Fox tv to watch football playoffs and the bath tub water handle broke off with the water running! Watched the games in the restaurants. Not a bad way to go. The staff made us feel welcome taking up space for 3 hours. Really enjoyed brunch...

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

Dear Shawn F, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Balboa Bay Resort and for taking the time to share your review. We are very excited about our newly enhanced guestrooms and suites and sincerely apologize that you encountered some challenges with your TV and bathtub. We have sent you a private message regarding this matter, so we...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We are from the East Coast, but travel on business to Cali at least 1x every other month. Whenever we have business in the Newport Beach area, we stay at the Balboa Bay resort. From the times I have stayed here, the service has been excellent. Front desk representatives are very friendly, and the room upgrades are a welcome addition!...

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

Dear 426melissar, Thank you for being a frequent and loyal guest of Balboa Bay Resort! We are so happy that you enjoy our comfortable accommodations, delicious breakfasts, and the friendly hospitality of our staff. We value the feedback you provided regarding our pet fee and are thankful that you mentioned this in your review. We have sent you a private...

Borrego Springs, California
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We came back to Orange County for the Holidays and chose BBC Resort as a treat. The Christmas lights on the water were lovely. The room service food was reasonably priced and generously portioned. The service exceptional. Maybe it was the season, but the staff was probably the most friendly and accommodating we have experienced in the States. A very...

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

Dear Dan F, We are delighted that you chose to stay at Balboa Bay Resort over the holidays. Thank you for taking the time to share your review and for awarding us an excellent rating. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed our delicious cuisine, exceptional hospitality, and the beauty of our resort, appreciating the lovely Christmas lights and the...

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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Cuisines: American, Seafood
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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: $360 - $799 (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 Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Club
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
#3 Luxury Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
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“Best rooms have a bay view.”
ChristineB191, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you get a chance to enjoy the live music in the main bar.”
Brendan88, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Pay up for a bay view. Otherwise, you will feel like you are on a business trip.”
trvelingtwo, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Harbor view”
amyoP4904DI, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Bay view rooms are great but all rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished. You can't go wrong with any room.”
jackief301, 6 May 2017 | Read review
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