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 1067 Reviews

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
1067 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 693
  • Very Good 200
  • Average 89
  • Poor 50
  • Terrible 35

What to Expect

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  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Aug 18, 2019

Best Value In Newport Coast

San Diego, California

We’ve been fortunate to have stayed at just about every high end hotel in Southern California. Some of the rates in prime season especially Newport Coast can really get expensive and you just don’t feel like shelling out that kind of money for a weekend trip. I reluctantly booked a weekend trip to visit friends in the area while we traveled up from San Diego. I was very positively surprised. This hotel is really an offshoot or secondary to the local’s private beach club, boating, work out facilities and restaurant. This isn’t the most exclusive club in Newport but respectable and the members are higher end which dictates the service standard of the hotel. The rooms were nice, large, had a deck with view. If you are looking to be “in the right area” but not willing to fork up Montage or Pelican rates this will still make you happy.
Aug 18, 2019

Went out of their way to make the stay wonderful!

Scottsdale, Arizona

We were placed in a room overlooking the Bay Club pool which is filled with screaming children of the parents who belong to the club. Being older guests of the resort, this was not a good fit to say the least. We contacted reception and told them we would try for 24 hours and then let them know if we needed to change. To our surprise Paulina Gonzalez contacted us with a room change to the Resort building. Amazing! No need to let her know what our decision was at the 24 hour mark. She took it on to make sure we were going to be happy no matter what. She also had balloons and chocolates delivered to our room on the day of my birthday. Rooms were very clean. All staff was professional yet also personable. Location was perfect for getting around the bay area and the view of the yachts was enjoyably different. Would definitely come back.
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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.