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Balboa Bay Resort

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Free beach shuttle, beach umbrellas, beach towels, kayaking
Free beach shuttle, beach umbrellas, beach towels, kayaking
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)

Overview of Balboa Bay Resort

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Balboa Bay Resort

4.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
1221 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHoag Hospital4 min drive
  • Popular LocationNewport Pier4 min drive
  • Popular LocationBalboa Beach5 min drive
  • AirportOrange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)11 min drive

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About this area

Newport Beach

Located in Newport Beach, Balboa Bay Resort is in a shopping district and on the waterfront. Newport Pier and Balboa Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. Don't miss out on a visit to Disneyland®. Windsurfing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Hoag Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Newport Pier - 4 min drive
  • Newport Dune - 5 min drive
  • Balboa Beach - 5 min drive
  • Newport Harbor Nautical Museum - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Tustin Station - 14 min drive
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • A+O Restaurant l Bar — 1 min walk
  • Blend Cafe — 1 min walk
  • Pizzeria Mozza — 3 min walk
  • Rusty Pelican — 13 min walk
  • Billy's at the Beach — 13 min walk

About this property

Balboa Bay Resort

Luxury resort with marina and full-service spa
Along with a marina, this smoke-free resort has a full-service spa and a restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas and a free beach shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. All 159 rooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, as well as comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding. Free WiFi and balconies are standard, as are LCD TVs with cable channels. Change of towels is available on request.
Balboa Bay Resort offers 159 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries.

This Newport Beach resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Hypo-allergenic bedding, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Balboa Bay Spa. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 32 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 38 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking on site (USD 37 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge) from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–11 AM: USD 8-25 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bicycle tour information
  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage
  • Boat tours
  • Boating
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Motor boating
  • Motorized watercraft
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private picnics
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Water sports equipment
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space (13000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 14

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Marina onsite
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Beach towels
  • Boat/paddles on site
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 150 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
Dogs welcome
1 per room (up to 35 lbs)
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • Concierge service
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 50 per room (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 32 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 37 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Balboa Bay
Balboa Bay Newport Beach
Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach
Balboa Resort
Balboa Bay Club
The Balboa Bay Club And Resort
The Balboa Bay Club Hotel Newport Beach
The Balboa Bay Hotel
The Balboa Bay Resort
Balboa Bay Resort Resort
Balboa Bay Resort Newport Beach
Balboa Bay Resort Resort Newport Beach

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Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 655 out of 992 reviews
5 - Excellent 66%
Rating 4 - Good. 202 out of 992 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 74 out of 992 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 38 out of 992 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 23 out of 992 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Upon arrival at the Resort, we were welcomed by each member of the staff we encountered. Kristen, the Concierge, brought it to the next level though. She approached us to extend a warm welcome and inquired on what brought us to the property for the weekend. We were celebrating an anniversary and she went the extra mile to make it special for us right away.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was much more than I expected. Very nice, excellent services. The only complaint I have is all the extra costs, like resort fees, etc. But even the food at the restaurant was amazing. Recommend it
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed at the Balboa Bay Resort in September 2021. It was our first time staying at the property and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The property is well taken care of and all common areas and our room were in excellent shape. While I can recommend the resort highly, what really made the trip a joy was the staff...friendly, knowledgeable, eager to please, timely, etc. From the front desk to the bell desk and parking attendants, we felt like they really cared about our experience and wanted to do everything to make it special for us. The location is on the bay which is quiet and serene compared to staying at the beach (which we have many times) but it is an easy bike ride or car trip to the beach and dining. Every time we needed our car or our ebikes they were right there for us...no waiting...and we got great suggestions where to go and where to eat from the staff. Like I said, we really liked our stay and plan to come back again.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the restaurant. Could not get in without reservations. The parking situation and distance from our room was awful. We had to add 20 minutes on for each destination we went to be on time. Our clothes were kept in our car so it was very inconvenient.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Celebrated my 11 year anniversary here this weekend and we had the best time ever at this resort. Beautiful view and location is great, close to shops and restaurants. I would stay here again. I loved it!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021