Balboa Bay Resort

AAA Inspector Rating
8.7
Excellent
222 Guest Ratings
1221 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663- Map It
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AAA Inspector Notes
Reminiscent of an Italian piazza, this waterfront resort offers deluxe rooms with a tropical feel. Many of the spacious suites have a fireplace and a fabulous marina view. The central pool area has a sundeck a few steps above with plenty of comfortable chaise lounges to choose from. No marina views are available here but at the two food and beverage outlets there are plenty of seating options with wide open views of the marina and its many luxurious yachts docking within feet of this elegant property. Smoke free premises. 159 units, some two and three bedrooms. 3 stories, interior corridors.

Amenities & Services

WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Type
Resort Hotel
Location
Waterfront. SR 73 exit 15 (Jamboree Rd), 3.5 mi s, then just w. 1221 W Coast Hwy 92663.
Pool
heated outdoor.
Parking
on-site (fee) and valet.
Dining & Entertainment
restaurant, also, Waterline Newport Beach, see separate listing, full bar, entertainment.
Business Services
Available on premises
Room Amenities
refrigerators, coffeemakers, pay movies, safes. Fee: high-speed Internet, wireless Internet. Some: microwaves.
Sports & Recreation
hot tub, marina, recreation programs, bicycles, exercise room, spa.
Guest Services
valet laundry, room service, area transportation-within 5 mi.
Terms
check-in 4 pm, cancellation fee imposed, resort fee, pets (extra charge).

Guest Ratings

OVERALL GUEST SCORE
Excellent
Based on Ratings from 222 guests
Showing reviews 1 - 5 of 50
9.6
Jan
Exceptional
solo traveller
09-16-2016
Pros: Food in bar, patio and restaurant excellent. Blend shop great. Ocean air terrific. Service excellent (room and restaurant). Location great and setting with yachts outstanding.
Cons: Made reservations thru booking.com. When asked for extra consideration due to acute disabilities...only response from booking and hotel was "do what we can." A non-response! Booked standard room but asked for quiet. Not so. First room was over driveway. Then told me then that all standard rooms over highway or driveway. Also asked to be close to elevator... first room...so so. Called front desk and let them know unsatisfactory... within 1/2 hour changed rooms to courtyard setting --- was perfectly satisfied regarding noise and elevator. I am not sure but do not think they charged me for upgrade. Still pricey....but had a great time and enjoyed the lap of luxury, bayside, views, air, food, and mood.
10.0
Angela
Exceptional
young couple
09-08-2016
Pros: Outrageously amazing
Cons: Not a thing
6.3
Suzanne
Pleasant
young couple
08-31-2016
Pros: Room was clean and comfortable
Cons: A&O restaurant dinner .... The halibut in a bag was terrible. The fish was very over cooked and clearly sat in the kitchen. The fish disinigrated in your mouth. Disappointing. The view of the pool from our courtyard room was also disappointing. While the hotel was clean and the staff friendly and helpful, the resort itself felt like a venue.
10.0
John
Exceptional
mature couple
08-26-2016
Pros: All around facility and employees were above expecting!
Cons: Food and service at happy hour were below expectation
9.6
Mary
Exceptional
mature couple
08-23-2016
Pros: Rooms and bathrooms were large and nice
Cons: if I had to say anything it would be to place room service orders before 10pm. After that it is a fairly expensive cold sandwich and fruit cup.
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