Balboa Bay Resort

Balboa Bay Resort

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1002 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
1002 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 640
  • Very Good 197
  • Average 86
  • Poor 46
  • Terrible 33

What to Expect

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Mar 20, 2019

Bayfront Belle

A lovely resort and private club on iconic Pacific Coast Highway, the Balboa Bay Resort is one of the few hotels in the area that are actually ON the water, so be sure to book a Bayfront room to sit out on the balcony and enjoy the view of beautiful boats - both docked in front of the resort and and cruising the bay - as well as the magnificent homes across the channel. The resort is welcoming - from the valet, to check in, to the efficient and courteous bell staff - probably because they are also a private member's club, and all guests are treated accordingly. Room service is quick and efficient, and the food is excellent. This has become my family's go-to spot in Newport Beach during my several years of business dealings in the area, as well as for personal getaways. Two insider tips: If you are a member of a club, check with it to see whether the Balboa Bay Club extends reciprocal privileges, as certain facilities are open to members only. Also, the resort has Duffy boats available for rent - do yourself a favor and take an hour or two to cruise the beautiful waters of Newport Beach!
Mar 18, 2019

A little Heaven on Earth!

From the moment you drive up to check in, this resort was amazing. The valet's were fast, efficient and professional. The environment was fantastic. Checking in to the hotel was very fast. The front desk employees were very friendly. They took the time to explain everything I needed to know. The rooms were heavenly.
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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.