Travel to Newport Beach is convenient with daily direct flights to East and West Coast cities from the region’s major airports, including Los Angeles Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Orange County Airport (SNA), and San Diego Airport (SAN).
Orange County/John Wayne Airport – 7 miles / 15 minutes
Long Beach Airport – 14 miles / 30 minutes
Los Angeles Airport – 50 miles / 60 minutes
San Diego Airport – 87 miles / 90 minutes
Shuttle service is available to John Wayne Airport (SNA) for a $50 fee per party. We recommend scheduling in advance to ensure availability. If you would like transportation from Los Angeles International (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), or San Diego Airport (SAN), our Concierge can assist in booking a service.
Balboa Bay Resort is located directly on the beautiful Newport Bay. Due to the geography of the bay, we do not have direct beach access for Resort guests. However, because no Newport Beach vacation is complete without a little sand – popular Newport Beach Peninsula is located approximately two miles from the Resort and offers miles of ocean beaches. We also encourage you to explore local favorites, such as Corona Del Mar State Beach or Crystal Cove State Beach.
We understand plans change and encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to cancel your reservation. All reservations are required to be cancelled 48-hours prior to 12:00 pm on your arrival date, unless otherwise noted on your reservation. Please note that packages and special promotions do often carry additional cancellation policies.
CHECK IN/OUT TIME
It’s vacation time! Check-in is daily 4:00 pm, with check-out at 12:00 pm.
If you are arriving prior to check-in or departing after check-out, you are welcome to enjoy the Resort facilities while we store your luggage.
No cuts. No color. Just blowouts. Treat yourself to a great hair day at the Drybar Salon located on the Club side of the Resort. You can book your appointment at www.drybar.com
, on the Drybar app, or by calling Drybar at 877-379-2279.
Eat, drink, and soak in the Bay views. We are happy to offer three unique dining experiences at the Resort, as well as In-Room Dining.
EARLY CHECK IN/LATE CHECK OUT
Early check-in and late check-out are available based on availability and may incur an additional fee. Please visit or call the Resort Front Desk upon arrival to enquire about availability.
EVENTS AT THE RESORT
We love a celebration! From weddings to holiday parties to executive meetings, let us craft an experience you won’t soon forget. The Resort offers over 29,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor event space. Guests enjoy award-winning culinary experiences, spectacular service and unforgettable waterfront views. To learn more, please contact our Sales department at 949-630-4125 or [email protected]
Lunch · Dinner · Happy Hour · Late-Night Cocktails
A&O Kitchen+Bar is the place to enjoy daily happy hour or a relaxed weekend afternoon. Featuring expertly crafted cocktails, local brews, and sharable plates, the restaurant’s nautical inspiration reflects the Bayfront setting. Guests can enjoy casual indoor and outdoor seating, including fire pits and live weekend entertainment.
Hours & Menu
Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · Sunday Brunch Hours & Menu
As the Resort’s signature restaurant, Waterline offers coastal-inspired cuisine within a relaxed waterfront setting. The culinary team crafts a dining experience focused on seasonal ingredients, local and regional seafood and expert technique. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch; guests can enjoy intimate indoor or outdoor dining overlooking Balboa Bay. Larger celebrations will enjoy the restaurant’s private dining room, including a dedicated patio backed by sunset views.
Blend is our Italian-inspired coffee shop offering freshly brewed coffee drinks, espresso drinks, pastries, paninis, gelato, grab ‘n go sandwiches, and sundry items.
Hours & Menu
The Resort's 24-hour Fitness Center is located on the first floor and features treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and more. Please use your room key to access.
We are a member of Preferred Hotels & Resort’s iPrefer Program, Discovery Hotels and offer AAA and AARP discounts.
The Resort’s private marina offers guest docking on a first come first serve basis. Guests can call the Marina Office before arrival (30-minutes prior is recommended) to inquire about current space. There is a three-hour time limit, 90-foot boat size limit and no fee.
Short-term docking is available for boats from 25-130 feet depending on availability with a 6-month maximum. Docking costs are $4 per foot per day for up to 14 days. After the 14th day monthly pricing applies. Power usage is an additional cost. A minimum of 2-days’ notice is needed to reserve an available slip.
The Marina can be contacted directly at 949-630-4422.
The Resort is the sister property to the private Members-only Balboa Bay Club. The Resort is open to all guests, including locals enjoying dinner and drinks. You do not need to be a Balboa Bay Club Member to visit the Resort.
Two convenient options are available for on-site parking.
Valet Parking is $37 overnight / $7 per hour with a daily maximum of $20. Valet parking includes unlimited in and out privileges.
Self-Parking is $32 overnight / $6 per hour with a daily maximum of $17. Self-parking does not offer in-and-out privileges and a new ticket will be issued for each arrival.
We love welcoming our adorable four-legged guests to the Resort! We welcome one dog (maximum of 35 lbs.) per room with a $150 non-refundable, one-time fee*. Your pup will feel right at home with in-room dog bed, set of bowls, and a goodie bag full of treats, toys and more from our local friends at Charlie and Me.
*Fee is waived for service animals.
A heated pool? In Southern California? That’s right! The Resort’s 25-meter pool is heated to 80 degrees and is open daily from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm. Guests can enjoy chair-side service, lounge seating, and the option to rent private day beds or cabanas. The Pool Bar is open seasonally offering classic tropical cocktails, Resort favorite drinks and bites.
Bikes, Kayaks, & Duffy Boats
Get out there and explore with on-property kayaks, SUP boards, and Duffy boats.
For more information, please contact our Concierge or Recreation Department.
As part of our commitment to a luxurious guest experience there is a daily Resort Fee. The $35 daily Resort fee includes:
- Two bottles of water replenished daily in the guest room
- In-room Keurig with coffee and tea pods
- Access to our high-speed Wi-fi
- Daily newspaper (both print or electronic)
- Access to our Intelity app (order IRD, housekeeping service, restaurant reservations, etc)
- Complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby (6:00 am – 9:00 am daily)
- Unlimited local and toll-free telephone calls
- Access to our 24-hour business center
- Access to our 24-hour fitness facility
- Access to the Resort Pool and Pool Bar with towel and chair service
Rollaway beds are available for $30 per night. Pack and play cribs are complimentary. To ensure availability, please confirm your request when making your reservation.
Breakfast in bed really is one of the best things in life! In Room Dining is available 24-hours a day. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night menus, as well as beer, wine, and liquors.
The Resort provides complimentary transportation within a 2-mile radius of the Resort. Popular locations include Fashion Island, local beaches, and restaurants, and is based upon availability. Guests are encouraged to schedule the shuttle with Valet ahead of time.
There is no smoking or vaping in any guest rooms, including on the balconies. The designated smoking areas are located outside the Ballroom near the porte-cochère. Smoking fees will be applied.
THE SPA AT BALBOA BAY
The Spa is located on the Club side of the Resort. Our full-service spa offers treatments including massages, facials, and body scrubs. Guests are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes before their appointment time and utilize the Locker Rooms which feature a eucalyptus steam room, whirlpool and showers. For hours and spa service, please visit https://www.balboabayresort.com/wellness
or call 949.630.4772