Balboa Bay Resort

Balboa Bay Resort

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Luxury retreat right on the waterfront

Newport Beach’s only full service waterfront resort, Balboa Bay Resort is an exclusive abode for those seeking glamour and style close to the Californian Riviera. Designed in a stunning neoclassical Spanish style, the grand hotel building conceals a secluded outdoor pool courtyard, several top-notch food and drink venues and light and airy guest rooms for you to enjoy. Watch the yachts cruise by as you enjoy fine dining at Waterline or rent a Duffy boat and explore the serene Newport Bay during your waterfront stay.

  • Enjoy excellent cuisine and beverages on-site
  • Watch the yachts floating past
  • Excellent location right on the waterfront
  • Great for boat access
  • Soak up the sun in the courtyard pool

Hotel Features

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  • 159 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

Balboa Bay Resort

  • Beach
  • Rent a Paddle board or Kayak and explore the local waters
  • Dine in one of the many water front eateries
  • Hire a bike and cycle along the coast
846 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 524
  • Very Good 175
  • Average 80
  • Poor 40
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

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  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Apr 13, 2018


Adelaide, Australia

This hotel is luxury! We were upgraded to the suite and it was incredible - exactly what we needed after a terrible small room which we had in Los Angeles. The service was amazing and the valet guys were super helpful. Pool was refreshing and room service was beyond amazing. Will definitely be back. A highlight of our trip so far!
Apr 10, 2018

The Balboa Bay Resort - True Newport Beach

Lake Oswego

Visiting the greater Orange County area is complete when staying at the Balboa Bay Resort. This is a property with a wonderful Southern California heritage founded by classic Hollywood luminaries including John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart (Wayne lived in the neighborhood). It is close to major business in Irvine and areas surrounding Orange County airport. You'll find it to be friendly, relaxed, comfortable, and beautifully maintained with an understated and casual elegance. The dining room and lounge both face yachts docked right there at the property - no other local lodging option has such an outlook. The staff is delightful at all levels...and rates are comparable (if not less than) costs of other local lodging options. We have stayed at Balboa Bay Resort multiple times and will continue to return.
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Swimming Pool

At the centre of the hotel's secluded courtyard is a stylish pool area complete with pool furniture and a hot tub for your enjoyment. The ideal place to go for those seeking to soak up the sun during their stay.

Spa and Salon

Situated right on the harbour, this luxurious and serene facility provides guests with a great opportunity to recuperate, relax and rejuvenate. With whirlpools, a sauna and steam rooms too you can be sure of a soothing time plus the luxurious salon makes it easy to look your best before a meal out or even on-site.