Room type

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Presidential Suite

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

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 159 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.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel 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.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • ATM/banking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Full-service spa
  • Garden
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Health club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Marina on site
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Outdoor pool
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Sauna
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Shopping on site
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Total number of rooms - 159
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built 2003
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • DVD player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access (12.95 USD per 24 hours surcharge), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV service
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free newspaper
  • Free toiletries
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Desk
  • Down comforter
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Video-game console
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
  • WiFi (surcharge)
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Where to Eat

Waterline Newport Beach - the resort’s signature restaurant features fresh seafood. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Blend™ - Italian-inspired coffee shop features freshly-brewed coffee and gourmet beverages and light fare. Open daily from 6 AM – 7 PM.

A&O Kitchen+Bar - Brand new gastropub overlooking the harbor.

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Nearby Things to Do

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.

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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in lb is 50

You need to know

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.

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Fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 22.60 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
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.
  • 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 night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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. 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.
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