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Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury resort near Newport Pier

Near the airport

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this Newport Beach resort, you'll find Newport Pier and Balboa Pier. Also, Fashion Island is within 3 miles (5 km) and University of California-Irvine is within 6 miles (10 km).

Luxury amenities

This smoke-free resort features a full-service spa, a marina, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 14 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and airport shuttle. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free WiFi and a free beach shuttle.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 159 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free WiFi and balconies. Change of towels is available on request.

Newport Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$279* Per night/room May 12 - May 13

Courtyard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Courtyard Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

One Bedroom Governors Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Newport Room, 1 King Bed, ADA Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Balboa Bay Resort ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.0 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Balboa Bay Resort

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (2)
1 out of 5
They had sheets that had either lipstick or blood on them

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 30, 2021 by Balboa Bay Resort

Thank you for your feed back. We are addressing the situation with the appropriate teams.

1 out of 5
Room not ready upon arrival had to wait until after4:PM To get our keys to the room.Courtyard view was promised per reservation and received a room with a view of the side of a building and a mechanical well, very disapointed. Called front desk to express my concerns and they really didnt care, they said someone would get back to us and no one ever did, Im sure its because we booked a third party. They really made us feel like 2nd class citizens. now i know what it feels like to be disremenated against, i would seriously consider dropping this hotel from your business partner list and i will have to reconsider using travelocity again if you continue to do business with corporations such as the Balboa Bay Resort. They put up a good smokescreen but thier customer service relations earn a"F"

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 23, 2019 by Balboa Bay Resort

Thank you for taking the time to review Balboa Bay Resort. We apologize for any inconvenience for your room not being ready prior to our check-in time of 4 PM. Our courtyard rooms do vary in views, with some overlooking the pool and some overlooking other interior areas of the Resort. We work hard to make sure all guests feel welcome, respected and taken care of during their stays and apologize if this was not how you felt during your stay. We do hope that we can welcome you back soon and wow you with our high levels of service.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 9, 2019 by Balboa Bay Resort

Thank you for sharing your five star review with us! We hope to welcome you back soon.

1 out of 5

Overpriced. Over everything.

Pros: The room was clean.
Cons: Complete overhaul including personnel. No energy or enthusiasm reflected by the employees.
At $500/nt, you could understand that a room overlooking the parking lot is a bit underwhelming. Next, a huge RV parked right in front of our window. The bed was hard and uncomfortable. The food is awful. Shrimp was mushy, caesar salad was oily and did not taste at all like a Caesar salad, and it was obviously pre-mixed. Romaine, I think it was anyway, was anemic, limp and bland. Very noisy road kept us from sleeping well. So happy we only booked one night as we would have needed to move to another hotel. I'm sure even Motel 6 would have been better. What a disappointing place this is. Resort? The Balboa Bay Resort has obviously seen its day. At check in, the front desk clerk whispered in a very noisy lobby and then seemed inconvenienced to repeat her words. And the employees know nothing about the hotel: when was it built? "Ugh, I don't know." We searched for the concierge three times and the desk was empty each time.

Posted by , from San Diego on Jun 6, 2017

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2 out of 5

Balboa Bay Resort - Newport Beach

Pros: I liked the staff. They were extremely accommodating and pleasant
I was looking for a nice extended vacation with beach access and very little driving. I wanted to wake up, put my toes in the sand, order food service and just relax! Did not get that at this hotel, at all. The ads are very misleading. While there is a private beach, the beach is for resort members only, not hotel guests. Extremely inconvenient. There is no beach access so I had to leave the hotel each day to see the beach. The pool is okay, but feels like a 3 star hotel pool at best. The restaurant has a nice view of yachts but the food is not great and their menu is scarce. Stay here if you don't mind taking a cab, uber or your car to eat, sightsee, spend time at the beach.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

Balboa Bay Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, a marina, and an outdoor pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this resort measures 13000 square feet (1208 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a fitness center, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Balboa Bay Resort. An airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. This 4.5-star Newport Beach resort is smoke free.

  • 159 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 13000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1208 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2003
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: John Wayne Airport (SNA) (13.3 km / 8.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

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.

  • Private balcony
  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 11 AM.

Balboa Bay Resort has a restaurant on site.

Anchors and Oceans - This family restaurant serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Blend - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

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

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Water sports equipment

Spa Services

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.

  • Sauna in spa

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 35 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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 credit cards; 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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Car not required
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will 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 coffee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 22 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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Balboa Bay Resort offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.