Balboa Bay Resort

4* out of 5 stars

A waterfront resort packed with luxury amenities and fun activities for the family. Balboa Bay Resort is a stylish and contemporary hotel set in the heart of Newport Beach. The 159 guest rooms and suites are designed to reflect Newport’s famous beaches, with a seaside inspired palette of blues, creams and whites. Bedrooms come with grand platform beds, with upholstered headboards and luxury linens by Italian home designer, Frette. Bedrooms are also decorated with contemporary artwork and furnishings, and come with plush bedding and pillow-top mattresses. If you download the Intelity app for your stay, you can control the room’s temperature and lighting right from your smartphone.

Things to do at Balboa Bay Resort

Balboa Bay Resort offers plenty of fun activities to do around the resort. For your Newport Beach holiday, be sure to rent a Duffy Boat for the day, and cruise along the Newport harbour. Each boat can fit up to 12 people and is the perfect activity for families and large travelling groups. You can also rent stand-up paddle boards and kayaks at the hotel. For something low-key, take a dip in the swimming pool, or spend the day at the resort’s 9 treatment-room full-service spa. Try out their traditional or signature massages, skin treatments and body therapies. Treat yourself to some retail therapy at the hotel’s on-site retail store, the Bayfront Boutique. Spoilt for choice? Speak to the concierge who can help arrange activities outside of the hotels, including nature walks, trips to Disneyland or even a helicopter ride around the California coast.

Balboa Bay Resort Restaurants

Enjoy wining and dining at three of the restaurants available at the Balboa Bay Resort. Waterline offers a casual setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Seafood served at the waterfront restaurant are freshly-caught from the Newport harbour. A&O Kitchen+Bar is a rustic-style gastropub that overlooks the harbour. For a snack and quick cup of coffee, stop by Blend. You can purchase food and drink for a picnic whether you’re hiking on one of the nearby nature trails or renting a Duffy boat for the day.