Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

ex. The Balboa Bay Club & Resort

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663  show map
 4 stars
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Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

USD 35 per day

24-hour

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

Video games

Kids club

Cribs/ Baby cots

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Editorial review:

Right on the edge of the coast and the broadwalk is a true find for the discerning traveler: this full service waterfront hotel in Newport Beach. Having being patroned in the past by such notables as Garbo and Bogart, with excellent accommodations, and especially the rooms with a bay view, this hotel also offers a luxurious spa treatment.

Overview

Balboa Bay Resort is conveniently situated minutes away from a spectacular local beach. Balboa Bay Resort welcomes guests to its modern rooms since 2003.

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes' walk from Balboa Fun Zone. Guests will find Newport Beach city center within a 20-minute walk from the property.

Welcoming guests with a sundeck, a heated pool and barbeque grills, the hotel is placed next to restaurants and bars.

The venue is notable for the prime location within a 15-minute drive to John Wayne airport.

Rooms

Balboa Bay Resort is an exquisite hotel offering rooms with individual climate control, satellite television, a kitchenette, a laptop and a closet as well as marble bathrooms with a bidet, a magnifying mirror and dressing gowns. Rooms come with the harbor view. The rooms are designed with fresh décor featuring carpet floor along with contemporary rattan furnishings.

Eat & Drink

Every morning continental breakfast is served in the intimate dining room. Guests can enjoy creative flavors of seafood meals at the 24-hour restaurant. The cocktail bar has a terrace and an open fireplace to offer and also serves tea, coffee and afternoon tea.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Business facilities include a business center, a conference room and a microphone to suit the needs of business travelers.

Relax

The hotel pampers guests with a wellness center, a treatment room and a massage room as well as steam baths, beauty services and massage. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness center available on site.

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Brailled elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Fireplace
  • Female traveler room/floor
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • 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
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Microphone
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • Water view
  • Interior view
  • Lagoon view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Armchair
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Down duvets

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663

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City Center
  • Newport Beach
    1.5 km
Airports
  • John Wayne (SNA)
    8.1 km
  • Long Beach Municipal (LGB)
    31.5 km
Train Stations
  • Tustin Metrolink Station
    14.4 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    159

Rooms and availability

Governor Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Walk-in closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Balboa Bay Resort photos Room
Guest Room
Bay view
  • Room size:

    46 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Cable network connection
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Desk with lamp
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Walk-in closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Modern furniture
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Armchair
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Marble bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|2 Queen Beds Double Room, Bay View

Balboa Bay Resort photos Room
King Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Desk with lamp
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Walk-in closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features a balcony, electric kettle and air conditioning.

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

SUITE KING SIZE BED. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Balboa Bay Resort photos Room Hotel information
Standard One-Bedroom Suite
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Walk-in closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Cable TV
  • Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

STANDARD ONE BEDROOM SUITE OVERLOOKING THE LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD

Family Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Standard|Standard Two Doubles - Double (Family Plan)

Deluxe Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

Deluxe|DOUBLE DELUXE WITH BALCONY

Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Fridge
  • Media:Cable TV
  • DVD player
Room Description:

SUITE EXECUTIVE. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Balboa Bay Resort photos Room
Presidential Suite
Bay view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Walk-in closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Free movies/video
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|Presidential Suite

Balboa Bay Resort Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2.3 km

Places of interest

  • Fashion Island3.8 km

Sport related

  • Back Bay Amphitheater2.4 km

Amusement

  • Balboa Fun Zone1.8 km
  • Balboa Bikes N Beach Stuff1.9 km
  • Bay Arcade1.9 km

Museums

  • Newport Harbor Nautical Museum1.0 km
  • Orange County Museum of Art3.4 km
  • Newport Sports Collection3.4 km

Parks

  • Newport Beach Park Maintenance2.1 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Inter-Collegiate Rowing300 m
  • Easy Guides1.8 km

Air business related

  • Pain Free Bio-Mechanically1.4 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Hoag Mem Hospital Presbyterian1.8 km

Local attractions

  • Tewinkle Park6.5 km
    970 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa
  • Huntington Beach State Park7.7 km
    21601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach
  • South Coast Plaza8.7 km
    3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa
  • Lyon Air Museum7.6 km
    19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana
  • The Irvine Museum8.0 km
    18881 Von Karman Avenue Ste. 100, Irvine
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    159
Cities nearby
  • Garden Grove hotels - 17 km
  • Huntington Beach hotels - 8 km
  • Westminster hotels - 16 km
  • Costa Mesa hotels - 3 km
  • Laguna Beach hotels - 16 km
  • Santa Ana hotels - 15 km
  • Sunset Beach hotels - 17 km
  • Irvine hotels - 14 km
  • Fountain Valley hotels - 10 km
  • Tustin hotels - 17 km

Balboa Bay Resort Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Balboa Bay Resort

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Superb
Based on 24 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    10.0

    Good staff everywhere

    Charge for internet access is out of date

  • Older travelers
    5.8

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

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    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

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    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....."

  • Family with children
    6.0

    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.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    @ 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!!

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    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.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    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....

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    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.

  • Single
    10.0

    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.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    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.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    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!!

  • Couple
    9.6

    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.

  • Single
    10.0

    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.

  • Couple
    8.0

    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

How to reach hotel

hotel Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach Newport Beach location
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Hotel Address:

1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California, United States, 92663

Get directions
City Center
  • Newport Beach
    1.5 km
Airports
  • John Wayne (SNA)
    8.1 km
  • Long Beach Municipal (LGB)
    31.5 km
Train Stations
  • Tustin Metrolink Station
    14.4 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    159