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"Perennially popular destination" -- Frommer's

Balboa Bay Resort

Newport Beach, CA
  • Rated AAA 4-Diamond, it's the only full-service waterfront resort in Newport Beach
  • Renovated in 2014, the property feels chic and new -- be sure to spend an evening by an outdoor fire pit overlooking the multi-million dollar yachts 
  • Huge accommodations -- basic rooms start at 500-square-feet and come with a private balcony and soaking tub
  • The nightly "hospitality fee" of $20 for items like Wi-Fi and coffee is a bit annoying, but the hotel chips in a welcome bottle of Chardonnay
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1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
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Just off the Pacific Coast Highway along 15 waterfront-acres is the Mediterranean-style AAA 4-Diamond Balboa Bay Resort. Come hungry so you can check in, and then dine at Waterline. The restaurant showcases a water-to-table concept and picturesque views of sunsets. This dining experience will entice all of your senses with fresh entrees and unforgettable harbor views.

With a satisfied appetite, head to one of many local beaches for a stroll, or back to your guest room that opens to a private furnished balcony and invites relaxation in a marble bathroom with deep soaking tub.

This waterfront gem offers plenty of outdoor activities including Duffy boats which seat up to 12 people for a tour of the bay (fees apply). And an Olympic-size pool is ideal for swimming laps or soaking in the sun.

Note: Guests are responsible for a $20 nightly hospitality fee that covers 24-hour fitness center access, lobby coffee and tea service from 6 am-9 am, bottled water in room replenished daily (up to two maximum) and unlimited Wi-Fi access.

From the press:
  • "Spread out over 15 acres, this bay-front resort retains late '40s charm but with many modern day amenities; it's been a perennially popular destination for the duration" -- Frommer's


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park
  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 25 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
    • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 25 per night (rates may vary)
    • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one way)
    • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per night
    • Valet parking fee: USD 30.00 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Pet fee: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay (maximum USD 100.00 per stay)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night
    The resort fee includes:
    • Fitness center access
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls
    • Faxes
    • In-room coffee
    • In-room bottled water

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

Balboa Bay Resort is approximately a 20-minute car ride from the John Wayne Orange County Airport in Santa Ana. Cab fare is approximately $25 one way.


  • 1221 West Coast Highway
  • Newport Beach, CA, 92663
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

agents available 24 hours

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

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