Balboa Bay Resort

Balboa Bay Resort

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947 Reviews
Guide Price £1,029 per person
Based on 15 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Virgin Atlantic, staying for 4 nights room only in a Double Room (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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
947 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 596
  • Very Good 191
  • Average 83
  • Poor 46
  • Terrible 31

What to Expect

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Oct 14, 2018

Beautiful Resort

Right on bay . Very clean. Several restaurant options... although pricey. Close to beach area and shops. Wish we had more time to enjoy. Don’t think the pool was heated... that would have been nice.... too cold for me to swim.
Oct 12, 2018

Great hotel in newport, love the gastropub

We stayed here in October for a quick one-night getaway. The hotel is absolutely stunning and we can't wait to go back. We stayed on the club side while the other couple we were traveling with stayed on the resort side. Both rooms were nicely appointed, large and had great views of the inlet and boats. We dined at the gastropub, the food was fresh and service was on point. Later we had drinks at the outdoor lounge and listened to live music. Great ambiance and a fun place to hang out. This is going to be one of our go-to vacation spots.
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Balboa Bay Resort


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.