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1221 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-5026
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 18 hotels in Newport Beach
Travelers' Choice
Balboa Bay Resort is Newport Beach’s only Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond waterfront resort. The resort’s 159 recently redesigned guestrooms and suites offer casually elegant accommodations, alongside a wealth of amenities, including: pool cabanas; waterfront dining at A&O Kitchen+Bar; 24-hour room service and fitness studio; water sport rentals; Drybar salon; a full-service spa; waterfront wedding ceremony lawn; and 20,000 square feet of meeting space.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Paid private parking on-site
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Heather wrote a review 12 Jan
Newport Beach, California6 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here two nights over New Years and had a fabulous time. I have been to the property many times over the years for various events and meetings but never actually stayed overnight so this was a treat. The valet staff got our stay off to a lovely start with their courteous, professional manner and attempt to go above & beyond. One of them (so sorry I forgot his name) even lugged around multiple heavy heat lamps to where we were sitting outside on the patio one evening as it was a bit chilly. They are efficient and super friendly--especially Jon, Abel and Charles. The lobby was beautifully decorated for the holidays and check-in was seamless. Our room was gorgeous and the complimentary bottle of Angeline Chardonnay was a nice surprise. We appreciated all of the extra space in the bathroom and the plush robes, too. Coffee and pastries at Blend each morning were on-point and the little gift shop has some really cute things. The property is definitely taking Covid precautions (i.e., the staff wears masks at all times, guests are required to wear masks in public spaces, etc..,) but it's not over-the-top intrusive. You still feel like you are on vacation. When it was sadly time to check-out, Steve the bellman was super helpful and personable. We certainly appreciated the VIP treatment from everyone. Even the maintenance/facilities worker who happened to be passing by when we discovered we forgot our keys and were locked out of the room. After this stay, we are definitely BBC fans for life.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: The bayview rooms are worth the extra money.
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Jennifer B wrote a review Sep 2020
Austin, Texas, United States155 contributions43 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
A fabulous experience from beginning to end, and I cannot wait to return. Isaiah at check in was fantastic; our room was sparkling clean + spacious; hygiene throughout the hotel was outstanding; the pool was refreshing; A&O Kitchen +Bar was lovely (ate there twice, and Johnny took excellent care of us both times). Thank you for running such a wonderful property. Everyone deserves to be commended for delivering a topnotch experience.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Balboa Bay Resort, Marketing at Balboa Bay Resort
Responded 27 Sep 2020
Thank you Jennifer E for staying with us at the Balboa Bay Resort! We are so happy to hear that your stay exceeded expectations. We strive consistently to be sure that every customer has a "fabulous experience from beginning to end." We are grateful that you have such positive feedback about Isaiah and Johnny, and will be sure to celebrate them with the rest of the team. We truly are excited to welcome you back to the property in the near future to remake this experience!
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Trail492085 wrote a review 3 Jan
Los Angeles, California8 contributions9 helpful votes
From the moment you arrive to the time of departure, you are treated like a celebrity. The staff is professional and always accommodating. The private gym was open by appointment only, thus we had sole use of the gym for two hours. The restaurant and bar are great for people watching. Drinks are on the pricey side but a great view during the day time. Live music on certain nights. The rooms are plush and big. Great location to food, shopping, and site seeing.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Kimberly W wrote a review Dec 2020
Irvine, California101 contributions60 helpful votes
Horrible experience. Room Service took 2 Hours when my brother arrived from LA. This weekend was a gift from me to him for Xmas. So I wanted his experience to be perfect. He must have called over 4+ times to find out where it was, while we were opening (or trying to) gifts in the room and trying to watch the boat parade. They said they took it to the wrong room. But it was still 2 hours late. Finally at least they comped us for it; but it seriously. Put a damper on our xmas gift opening, as he was so hungry he was VERY low blood sugar by the time it arrived. Paid for a Winter Wonderland Package which was a HUGE disappointment and not worth it. They say they refunded me, but I will see. I paid over $2k for 2 Bay View Rooms and one was a gift to my Brother, Wife and Nephew for Xmas and they charged his card vs. mine for the room, when he put his card down ONLY for incidentals. I had even called 4 days in advance of our reservation and put my fiance's card in place of mine for one of the rooms, and that change never happened. Asked them to reverse the $980 charge to my brother's card upon checkout and the girl at the front desk left me standing there for over 20 mins (with no updates). Finally, my fiance came in and demanded I leave with him, so problem is STILL NOT RESOLVED. I am beyond frustrated. Any resort in the world, should EASILY be able to reverse a charge on one card, and put it on another card. When I asked the bell boy where the front desk girl was, after she left me standing there for over 20 mins, he said "they are on the phone trying to get the charge reversed". (SIGH.....Seriously!?) Super-frustrating and disappointing. An upscale resort like this should not have this kind of Customer Experience. Won't be back.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Get bayview or you will be disappointed (especially if your bar is high)
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Bev B wrote a review Nov 2020
Temecula, California2,519 contributions155 helpful votes
This Resort is EXQUISITE⚓️🛳🏩💘!! The grounds are beautiful & the rooms are DELUXE!! I was a Flight Attendant for a Worldwide Airline & had the opportunity to stay at terrific properties- however this is the MOST EXQUISITE💘🏩!! Separate Bath & Shower with in room robe & bath salts. I felt so VERY, VERY spoiled! I will return & feel like a Queen💘!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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US$255 - US$425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Balboa Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Balboa Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Marina Park (1.2 km), Environmental Nature Center (1.0 km), and Seaside Gallery and Goods (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Balboa Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Balboa Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Balboa Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Balboa Bay Resort?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Balboa Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include SOL Mexican Cocina, Bluewater Grill, and The Cannery Seafood of the Pacific.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Balboa Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Balboa Bay Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Balboa Bay Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Balboa Bay Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.