Balboa Bay Resort is Newport Beach’s premier waterfront retreat offering stunning bay views and sunsets over Balboa Bay’s harbor. Recently named the #1 Resort in Newport Beach by U.S. News & World Report, the Forbes Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond property features 159 luxurious guestrooms and suites, offering relaxed yet refined accommodations, along with a celebrated culinary program that includes the newly reimagined signature A+O Restaurant | Bar with new menus under Executive Chef Prabeen Prathapan and a spirit-forward, creative craft cocktail program with a smoked cocktail cart; Blend, offering fresh grab-and-go delicacies and delights that pair perfectly with beautiful bay views; a pool bar; and 24-hour in-room dining. Wellness amenities include a fitness studio, year-round heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool with poolside cabanas, a full-service 10,000-square-foot spa, and Drybar salon. The new Recreation Center offers land and water sport rentals from the hotel’s private dock along with curated experiences and a robust Poolside Cabana program. Wedding and group offerings include the newly debuted Lighthouse, Bayfront ceremony lawn and more, totaling nearly 35,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Disneyland is just 20 minutes from the Balboa Bay Resort. Crystal Cove State Park is 10 minutes from the resort.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 full bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 twin bed
or
1 king bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.0
Value for money
7.6
Location
9.1
Free WiFi
8.8
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Todd
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was impeccable. Especially, Hazel at front desk.
  • Joni
    United States of America United States of America
    beautiful pool area!!! lovely restaurant on the water!
  • Michael
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was exceptional...they offered us a glass of champagne while we were checking in. Our bed was turned down while we were out for dinner. Nobody does that anymore. When we were leaving, the valet offered us bottled water for the...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • A+O Restaurant l Bar
    • Cuisine
      Seafood • Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Balboa Bay Resort
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
  • Evening entertainment
  • Water sports facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Ping-pong
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs $50 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Convenience store on site
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Additional charge
  • Open all year
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fenced pool
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Massage chair
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Balboa Bay Resort takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Balboa Bay Resort accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Only dogs under 30 pounds are allowed in the hotel.

Please note that the daily service fee includes the following:

- 24-hour access to resort fitness center

- 24-hour access to business center and printing of boarding passes

- In-room coffee and tea service, lobby coffee and tea service from 6am until 9am

- Unlimited use of fax services both incoming and outgoing

- Unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls

- Free bottled water in room replenished daily (up to 2 maximum)

- Choice of newspaper daily delivered to room

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

A damage deposit of $100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Balboa Bay Resort

  • Balboa Bay Resort has 1 restaurant:

    • A+O Restaurant l Bar

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Balboa Bay Resort on this page.

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

  • The prices at Balboa Bay Resort may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Balboa Bay Resort offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Ping-pong
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beauty services
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Bicycle rental
    • Swimming pool
    • Facial treatments
    • Live music/Performance
    • Hair treatments
    • Hairstyling
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Massage chair
    • Fitness

  • Balboa Bay Resort is 0.8 miles from the center of Newport Beach. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Balboa Bay Resort include:

    • Family
    • Double
    • Suite
    • Quad
    • Single