Availability: Balboa Bay Resort

Room type

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard Area

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

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

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

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Courtyard Area

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

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

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.

Balboa Bay Resort Amenities

General

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.

  • Spa services on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Year Built 2003
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Marina on site
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms - 160
  • Express check-in
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Elevator/lift
  • Wedding services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Free parking nearby
  • Self parking (surcharge)
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Internet

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

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

Parking

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

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

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 6am – 7pm.

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.

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Recreation

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
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
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Spa
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 9
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages
Accessibility

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

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Pets

Pets allowed, Pet policy - dogs only, Maximum number of pets per room 1, Pet maximum weight in lb is 50

General

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
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:
  • Resort fee: USD 22.60 per accommodation, per night
Hotel resort fee inclusions (may be listed elsewhere in this description as complimentary or available for a surcharge):
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • 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.
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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

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  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
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