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"This hotel gets 5 stars for location and maybe 4 stars for amenities BUT the first two rooms we were given were not cleaned or partially cleaned. The ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 10 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Corona del Mar State Beach

On the beach

With a stay at this Balboa Peninsula hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Balboa Pier and 3 miles (5 km) of Newport Pier. Fashion Island and Corona del Mar State Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 2 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and valet parking. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like continental breakfast and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 45 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$200* Per night/room Dec 15 - Dec 16

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Balboa Inn ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Balboa Inn

Everyone (10) Family (1)
1 out of 5
They have hidden charges so beware. You’re not told about it but will get charged after your stay. They take your card for “incidentals” but it’s for the additional charges after, read the very FINE print.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019

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4 out of 5
The location of the hotel is great. Its very expensive to park valet parking $35 a day. The continental breakfast was very sparse. The rooms are comfortable and clean. I enjoyed my stay there.

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

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1 out of 5
The room floors were filthy. The towels supplied daily were dingy and old. Absolutely no guest information in rooms. Very old refrigerator and furnishings in room were old and damaged. Such a great location but a terrible stay.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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5 out of 5
very, very good location. All the people that we meet were great. Parking was a bit a a hassle but everything worked out okay.

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

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3 out of 5
This hotel gets 5 stars for location and maybe 4 stars for amenities BUT the first two rooms we were given were not cleaned or partially cleaned. The third room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. We are still not sure what the “resort fee” gives you and the parking is expensive for Orange County, and the breakfast is really sugar pastries and coffee, but the location is excellent so we may return

Posted by , from hawaii on Jun 10, 2018

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3 out of 5
The location was perfect. One block from the beach and centrally located to everything. Room was ok, small, not fancy, but clean. Newly remodled and still working on it.. A little noisy, based on the location of the room.

Posted by , from San Rafael CA on Apr 22, 2018

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3 out of 5
I think the hotel was in the middle of remodeling. The bathroom was very well done and the paint color was great. The rugs & furniture needs replacing- chips in furniture and rug was frayed and dirty. The location was amazing and the staff was very friendly. Every single person said hello or some sort of greeting and conversation. Our room had a view of the brick wall and the alley way but I knew we weren't getting a "view".

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018

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5 out of 5

COMFY clean room

Our rcars I’m was excellent! It was a deluxe room with charm and comfort! One of the most comfortable beds with the fluffiest pillows I’ve ever slept in. The shower was wonderful! The room still had old fashioned architecture that had been restored and wood floors. I would stay here again! The jacuzzi facing the ocean on the second story was delightful!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018

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3 out of 5

Location is the number one appeal

Clean room, front desk staff and valet were exceptional.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017

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1 out of 5

Run down and disappointing

Room was run down and dirty. Air conditioner leaked water on floor. Windows faced noisy bar and restaurant. Have stayed at better Holiday Inn or similar for 1/3 the cost. Very disappointed and will never go back.

Posted by , from C on Sep 26, 2016

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Property Features

Balboa Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 1200 square feet (111 square meters) and includes a conference center. The business-friendly Balboa Inn also features spa services, concierge services, and room service (during limited hours). Parking is available for a fee.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 1200 sq ft of conference space
  • 111 sq m of conference space
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Concierge
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (11.9 km / 7.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Balboa Inn offers 45 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature down comforters. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Newport Beach hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Down blanket
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast.

Balboa Inn has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.00.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 40.0 per day.


  • Pets: USD 50.00 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 88 lbs)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.00 per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach towels
  • Bicycle storage
  • Internet access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 28 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 45 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 40.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Balboa Inn
  • Balboa Inn Newport Beach
  • Balboa Newport Beach
  • Balboa Hotel Newport Beach
  • Balboa Inn Hotel
  • Balboa Inn Newport Beach
  • Balboa Inn Hotel Newport Beach

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 11 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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