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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard Area
Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View
Standard Room, 1 King Bed
Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds
Historic Orange County resort overlooks marina
On Balboa Bay
Overlooking a marina on Balboa Bay, this Mediterranean-style resort in Orange County's Newport Beach is set on 15 acres close to golfing, shopping, and beaches.
Old glamour, posh spa
Opened in 1948 as a private club (public resort added in 2003), Balboa Bay Resort has hosted presidents and Hollywood icons—and now hosts the public, which enjoys its yacht charters and extensive spa.
Sand and rattan
The 160 beach-inspired rooms at Balboa Bay Resort offer balconies, marble bathrooms, rattan accents, and DVD players. Beds have bamboo headboards, pillowtop mattresses, and down duvets.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Renovations & Closures
- The hotel will be renovating from 13 March 2014 to 15 June 2014 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.
- Front desk
Balboa Bay Resort Amenities
There’s no better way to experience life and style that’s perfectly balanced than at the Balboa Bay Resort – a full-service, waterfront property in Newport Beach. For those seeking the quintessential Southern California lifestyle experience, this destination offers deluxe spa facilities, plush accommodations with balconies in every room, and gourmet-dining.
The resort is close to scenic beaches and world-class shopping. Plus, our sophisticated and personalized staff is dedicated to making sure you receive more than you imagined. From the stunning bay views, to the upscale amenities, to the beautifully decorated rooms and suites, your experience will be truly unforgettable and one you’ll soon want to relive. If you’re ready to be pampered SoCal-style, the Balboa Bay Resort staff is ready to show you to your room.
The Balboa Bay Resort provides many unique venues and beautiful landscapes, including a 7,000 square foot Grand Ballroom, blissful private bayside lawn, expansive outdoor terrace, and many well-appointed meeting rooms, all attended to by a 5-star trained staff. Your event is an experience that should both impress and leave a lasting impression. The Balboa Bay Resort delivers that experience to make sure your meeting, wedding, or special event reaches a new level of luxury and a perfect balance of life and style.
- Fireplace in lobby
- Number of buildings/towers - 2
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Spa services on site
- Snack bar/deli
- Free on-street parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Year Built 2003
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
- Technology support staff
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Marina on site
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Full-service health spa
- Steam room
- Massage - spa treatment room(s)
- Spa tub
- Technology helpdesk
- Health club
- Room service (24 hours)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Parking (surcharge)
- Secure parking
- Exhibit space
- Banquet facilities
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Business center
- Multiple large conference rooms
- Event catering
- Audiovisual equipment
- Secretarial services
- Business services
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Total number of rooms - 160
- Express check-out
- Security guard
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Express check-in
- Number of floors - 3
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Hair salon
- Beauty services
- Tour assistance
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Video library
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
- Luggage storage
- Parking limited (surcharge)
Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet
Parking (surcharge), Secure parking, Self parking (surcharge), Free on-street parking, Valet parking (surcharge), Parking limited (surcharge)
- Room Amenities
- Down comforter
- LCD TV
- Deep soaking bathtub
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
- Private bathroom
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- Video-game console
- Cable TV service
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- DVD player
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Premium bedding
- Climate control
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary newspaper
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Separate bathtub and shower
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Iron/ironing board
- Daily housekeeping
- Pillowtop mattress
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
The First Cabin - Airy dining room with a wall of windows offering views of boats in the marina and bay. Inspired California cuisine. Alfresco dining on the covered outdoor patio, which has teak furniture. Menu items include Dungeness Crab and San Francisco Bay Shrimp Salad at lunchtime and Châteaubriand and Macadamia Nut-Crusted Mahi Mahi at dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Duke's Place - Actor John Wayne was a former Balboa Bay Club Governor, and this namesake lounge overlooking the bay and marina contains a piano, dance floor, and black-and-white photos of Wayne. Live jazz nightly. Outdoor seating is available. Open for light fare and drinks daily from early afternoon through evening.
Library Lounge - Cocktails, snacks, and afternoon tea are available in this low-key library with a fireplace, books, and comfortable seating areas.
Coconut Grove - Poolside dining on the courtyard patio surrounding the outdoor pool.
The resort sits on 15 waterfront acres, encompassing a private marina on Balboa Bay. The marina is reserved for club members, but resort guests can charter yachts and small electric boats, and arrange fishing trips through the concierge. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service to a sandy beach a mile away.
The outdoor heated pool in the main building's courtyard is surrounded by cushioned lounge chairs. A small, artificial beach on site is available for club members only, and is only for sunning. The resort has two fitness centers: the smaller, complimentary center in the main building offers towels and TVs, a pair of treadmills and several pieces of Paramount strength-training equipment; the fitness facilities in the spa are available for a fee.
The 17,000-square-foot spa contains women's and men's locker rooms, each with a living room with a fireplace, comfortable couches and chairs, leather ottomans, and showers stocked with spa products. The spa provides a steam room, dry sauna, spa tub, and nine rooms for massage, skin-care, and beauty treatments. A pro shop with resort wear and work-out clothes is located next to the spa.
Several golf courses are nearby, including Strawberry Farms Golf Club, Aliso Viejo Golf Club, and Pelican Hill Golf Club, with two courses designed by Tom Fazio.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Rowing or canoeing nearby
- Whale-watching nearby
- Tennis nearby
- Racquetball/squash nearby
- Running track/path nearby
- Yoga classes/instruction nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Motor boating on site
- Swimming on site
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
- Number of treatment rooms 9
- Couples treatment rooms
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessibility equipment for the deaf
- Braille or raised signage
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
Balboa Bay Resort Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-out time is noon
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pets allowed, Pet policy - dogs only, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in lb is 50
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
- Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
Hotel resort fee inclusions (may be listed elsewhere in this description as complimentary or available for a surcharge):
- Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Fitness center access
- Business center/computer access
- Internet access (may be limited)
- Phone calls (may be limited)
- In-room coffee
- In-room bottled water
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
- Airport shuttle fee: USD 20.00
- Self parking fee: USD 18.00 per day
- Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 100.00 per room, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night
- Additional Details
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. 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.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.