Balboa Bay Resort

Balboa Bay Resort

1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663, United States
+1 949 645 5000

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About Balboa Bay Resort

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The Balboa Bay Resort is a 4-star seaside hotel and resort in Newport Beach, featuring 159 luxury guest rooms and suites with private furnished balconies. This waterfront resort is close to popular attractions like Newport Pier, Balboa Pier, and Fashion Island. Parking is available at the property, which offers a free area shuttle and has airport transfer shuttles available for a fee. John Wayne Airport is a short 15-minute drive from the hotel. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property, which also offers accessible accommodations.

The Balboa Bay Resort offers pet-friendly accommodations and has breakfast available for a fee. There are two restaurants at the resort, which also offers a full-service spa for guest enjoyment. There is an outdoor pool and lounge area and business center, as well as one meeting room for small meetings and events. The front desk is available 24 hours a day. Concierge services, including tours and ticket assistance, are available. The hotel has guest laundry facilities or optional laundry and dry cleaning service for a fee. There is a private marina at the resort, as well.

All of the guest rooms at this property include a flat-screen TV with premium channels and a video game console. Premium beds and bedding are provided, along with a separate sitting area, in-room coffee and tea service, and a sofa bed. Private bathrooms in each room offer complimentary toiletries and a soaking tub. Guests can also book a number of upgraded suites, which offer optional bay views, multiple private balconies, wet bars, and other premium amenities and facilities.

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Amenities at Balboa Bay Resort

  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Safe

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Mini-market on site
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Internet (surcharge)
  • Wi-Fi (surcharge)
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • City view


  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional bathroom
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Horse riding
  • Table tennis
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Hiking
  • Boating

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Spa and wellness center


  • Wine glasses
  • Kitchenette
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Streaming service
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Balboa Bay Resort

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Bed was great and everything was clean!
8.8 Great
Pros:Felt solid. Great looking place.
Cons:Check-in could’ve been a little less surly.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:The people were kind. Amenities were really great. The facilities were exceptional.
9.1 Excellent
Pros:The view of the bay was perfect. The staff was truly exceptional.
Cons:The bathroom. While very nice looking and clean, it's layout was not great and the shower was on par with a two star motel.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:Very friendly and attentive staff, light and airy ambience, very well maintained facilities.
Cons:I wasn’t aware of the several mandatory fees that were in addition to the rate. This was disappointing.
10.0 Excellent
5.7 Passable
Pros:Good location.
Cons:They are charging you for a bottle of red wine that is in your room. They tell you as they are giving you the key that it's included in the price - well we didn't drink the wine nor did we want to pay for it. It doesn't matter that if you don't want it - you are paying for it anyway, how ridiculous!
4.0 Mediocre
Cons:Heat didn't work. Charged $28 for parking without alerting us in advance. Room was completely standard of any hotel. Room service forgot our dressing, and the food was subpar
8.0 Great
Pros:Great room on marina.
Cons:It took over an hour to check in. Hotel did not have my Kayak reservation right and I had to spend a lot of time on the phone getting it straight. Also, make sure you get a room with a water view.
7.1 Good
Pros:The staff was very friendly and accommodating at the front desk, restaurants, housekeeping, and pool. Room was big and it was nice getting bottled water every day. Food at the restaurant (lunch) was surprisingly good and sitting outside by the bay was enjoyable.
Cons:Overall, the facility was "tired" and is in need of renovations. Especially, the pool area lounges and chairs were old and stained. We prefer fitted sheets (which these were not) and carpets throughout the hotel (room, elevator, halls) need attention. We were told by one of the maintenance personnel who was in our room to fix a sliding shutter door, that the hotel was be remodeled within the next 3 months which is encouraging. Location was somewhat of a catch-22. It was nice being on the harbor but you really couldn't walk anywhere to shop or eat. Must have car if you want to go anywhere off site. Overall, we had a good time.


1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663

What's nearby

  • Newport Bay Hospital0.6 mi
  • Lovell Beach House0.7 mi
  • Newport Beach0.9 mi
  • Hoag Hospital1 mi
  • Newport Beach Pier1.1 mi
  • Balboa Fun Zone1.2 mi
  • Newport Harbor Nautical Museum1.2 mi
  • Balboa Pavilion1.3 mi
  • Balboa Pier1.4 mi
  • Orange County Museum of Art2.1 mi
  • Fashion Island2.3 mi
  • The Wedge2.5 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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FAQs when booking at Balboa Bay Resort

  • Balboa Bay Resort is located at 1221 West Coast Highway in Newport Heights, 0.9 miles from the center of Newport Beach. Newport Bay Hospital is the closest landmark to Balboa Bay Resort.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Balboa Bay Resort.

  • Balboa Bay Resort is 5 miles from Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty. Balboa Bay Resort is 19.5 miles from Long Beach Municipal.

  • Yes, Balboa Bay Resort is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Balboa Bay Resort has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

0.9 mi

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Nearest Airport

Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

Distance to airport

5.0 mi