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Balboa Inn

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.4 / 5
1,254 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Balboa Pier
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Corona del Mar State Beach
    10 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Wilma's Patio
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Ho Sum Bistro
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)
    15 min drive

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    About this area

    Newport Beach

    Balboa Inn is located on the beach and in an area with good shopping. Balboa Pier and Newport Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Corona del Mar State Beach and Huntington State Beach. Santa Ana Zoo and Boomers are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the nightlife.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Balboa Pier - 3 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Newport Pier - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Hoag Hospital - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Corona del Mar State Beach - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Fashion Island - 18 min drive

    Getting around

    • Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center - 21 min drive
    • Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) - 15 min drive


    • Wilma's Patio — 5 min drive
    • Ho Sum Bistro — 6 min drive
    • Bluewater Grill — 6 min drive
    • Starbucks — 6 min drive
    • Nobu - Newport Beach — 7 min drive

    About this property

    Balboa Inn

    Ocean-view hotel with a bar/lounge, near Balboa Pier
    Guests of this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a spa tub and spa services. All 45 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Guests can appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, and other amenities include down comforters and flat-screen TVs.
    Balboa Inn offers 45 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature down comforters. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.
    This Newport Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.
    Balboa Inn features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered. A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
    This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center. Event facilities measuring 1200 square feet (111 square meters) include a conference center. This beach hotel also offers spa services, a terrace, and concierge services. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).
    An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Self parking: USD 28 per night
    • Valet parking: USD 45 per day

    Food and drink

    • Free continental breakfast
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Beach volleyball
    • Bicycle rentals
    • Outdoor pool
    • Spa services
    • Spa tub

    Family friendly

    • Highchair
    • Outdoor pool
    • Refrigerator
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Soundproofed rooms


    • Elevator

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 24-hour business center
    • 2 meeting rooms
    • Computer station
    • Conference center (1200 square feet of space)


    • Beachfront location
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Beach towels

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Down comforter
    • Linens
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    • Bathrobes
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels


    • 42-inch flat-screen TV
    • Cable/satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Refrigerator


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Electrical adapters/chargers
    • Free local calls
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Soundproofing
    • Window screens

    Nearby things to do


    • Golfing
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Sailing
    • Scooter/moped rentals
    • Segway rentals/tours
    • Surfing/boogie boarding

    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


    The rustic atmospere, view and close proximity to the beach was amazing. The room however was disappointing. Lamps and floorboards were dusty, rattling noise kept me awake and bathroom needs rods for towels.

    Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This property was so awesome!!!!! Excellent hotel!! Worth every penny!!

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    The View...to die for. The staff, I really have no words. I arrived late, walked around looking for the lobby. It was dark and I was alone. I walked around twice before called. The manager on duty kept telling me that it was located across the street from the Mexican Restaurant. I was across the street I kept telling him. Then, click he hung up on me. The lobby is actually located in the middle of main street not on the corner. Would have helped to know that. He then put me in the back building, not a problem, I was so tired I did not care. Until the maids woke me up going down the hall to set up the "So called Breakfast." 6:30am on a Saturday, walking and rolling up and down the hall. All I wanted was some rest. That did not happen. The second night, I moved to the corner room over looking the beach and main street. I paid additional for that. Great. Then on Sunday, I took my luggage down to the car, went for run, and came back at 10:00am to take my shower. The maid let herself in the room, was cleaning it even though check out time was 11:00am and went in the room even though I had the do not disturb sign on the door. When I walked in, she told me that she saw me taking my luggage down and thought I had checked out. NO! I paid dearly for that room, I just wanted to take a shower before I left. This Hotel is beautiful but not run properly. The entire Main street is dead, and the shops are somewhat undesirable. I know this town. I used to live here. 1-10=3*

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    Love the hotel and the owner but the front desk young man was rude

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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