Balboa Bay Resort

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.

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Guide Price

 £1,029  per person
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Tripadvisor rating 1136 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

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  • 159 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

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
1136 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 741
  • Very Good 212
  • Average 91
  • Poor 54
  • Terrible 38

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Jan 12, 2020

Best Newport Beach Stay

La Quinta, California

Great View of the Bay Everything you need, with a smile! And handy to everything, especially, Louies by the Bay. Congrats Ron and Pierre. Booth by the window the best dining spot in the area. Balboa Bay Resort only gets better and better. Room Service food excellent and quick.
Jan 07, 2020

Nice Visit

I felt welcomed by Hector when I first checked in..! It felt very positive energy with the front desk. The front desk team was very nice and helpful. The security even helped me find my room. I most definitely would love to stay here in future. 5 star customer service. .
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Balboa Bay Resort


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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.