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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric 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.

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 a 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.

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

Internet

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

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 25 per night ), Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

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

Room Amenities

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

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.

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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Motor boating on site 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 9 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 30 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
The 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.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 25 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 25 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 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.

Hotel Name

  • 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

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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5 out of 5
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Posted Feb 6, 2017
Wanted a stay-cation. Fabulous resort hotel. Would recommend to anyone.
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Excellent Experience

5 out of 5
by from Toronto
Posted Jan 17, 2017
The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable but it was the hotel staff, who couldn't have been friendlier or more accommodating, that makes this place memorable. A shout out to Robert B who makes the best latte, and to the woman who manages the Boutique and the Blenz coffee bar. This may not be a destination resort but if plans take you to this part of the state, staying here is a no brainer.
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Great Hotel close to Marina

5 out of 5
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Posted Jan 13, 2017
Location: Great location, but need a car to get around in general and to see Newport Beach and Balboa Island and other sites.
Great quite hotel on a Marina. Restaurants, Spa, Gym, Swimming pool, Hot Tub are great. Staff at this hotel are really friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel if you want a quite break.
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Friendly staff, quiet and convenient

5 out of 5
by from toronto
Posted Jan 8, 2017
Stayed for 10 days and entire family was satisfied
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Two days at Christmas

5 out of 5
by
Posted Dec 9, 2016
Pros: The style, comfort and responsiveness
Cons: Nothing
Location: Close to Fashion Island, theaters, Balboa Island, the beach and water.
My trip was mostly business, I stayed at the BBR because of location and convenience and was really impressed with the service, ambience and responsiveness.
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Excellent facility and staff

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 29, 2016
Wonderful two-day stay. EVERY staff member--reception, restaurant, bistro, bar, boutique--alert, bright, helpful, and welcoming.
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Beautiful hotel right on the bay

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 23, 2016
We came for a girls weekend, the room was huge and the beds were so comfortable. The bathroom had all the amenities we needed. My only regret is not spending more time at the hotel, we missed the pool and the Sunday brunch which I heard was amazing...next time!
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Beautiful hotel

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 14, 2016
Bed was no comfortable, there were dips in the bed. I believe it's time to change mattress. Pillows were not comfortable either. There was a bug in the bathroom as well.
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Great service

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 6, 2016
This place was great. Staff were very friendly. The rooms are very clean and seems to be recently upgraded. Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Absolutely Beautiful place!

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 26, 2016
Pros: The setting on the water, the Yates were so fun to watch come and go. The Air show was on and was very beautiful to sit out on your Veranda and watch.
Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
Location: Perfect location, On the water right on the main strip of HWY 1. Gorgeous!
Absolutely Breath taking beautiful place! Would definitely go back.
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