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Great location

This place was a complete disappointment. First we paid a lot of money for a Courtyard View. If yo stuck your body and head out the window you could see it. Place smelled of mildew. A/C had a bin to collect condenser water inside Room. They offered no other room when we told them of issues so we found somewhere else with no refund due to Orbitz being intermediary. This place is not as advertised from my stand point and I travel frequently with no issues.

Balboa Inn is all about location. It’s just steps from the beach and Balboa Fun Zone. I’ve stayed here before and the location is what has kept me coming back. This time I experienced excellent customer service from everyone, especially Mike. The air went out on our last night and he found us a new room in no time! The last night was much better because it was so much quieter on the third floor. The first two nights it was hard to sleep because of how inconsiderate the guests staying on our floor were…..slamming doors and talking loudly.

The property is located at the heart of Newport Beach. Very nice ,beautiful place,very convenient area and friendly staffs. I really really recommend this place to everybody.

Good for family everything is near food and drinks family oriented and the beauty of the beach

The building is old but clean. The flooring could use re-done.

You can not beat the location of this hotel! It’s on the ocean and, walking distance to ferry, Bike rentals next door! We had so much fun on the electric two seater bike! Saw everything in two hours but could have gone longer if we had time! Took an uber to dinner at 21 Ocean then walked home along the boardwalk! Can’t wait to return! Would do it all again! Would definitely return to this property! Staff was great!

The best part of the hotel was the Location to the beach and restaurants.

Definitely pay for location, which is great, the beach is right there. The hotel is older, the people are very nice, but the hotel fees seemed steep for what you got. It was clean, which is important, the breakfast was basic, but decent.

I like the fact that is overlooking the ocean and within walking distance from everything plus the Room that we guy with a balcony was jets breathtaking

Great location. A lot to do right in the area. Rooms were very small and nothing special. Have to go to front desk for towels, ice, etc.

The location and view was amazing. The room was in very poor condition.

Close to the beach, beautiful view, easy access to restaurants and bars near by

I love that this property... the fact that it is right on the beach.. Good food all around the property, outdoor activities, 1 minuet walk to the beach. The staff treated us like family. Totally love this place!!! A Billion Stars if I can give them.

Great location. Lots to do! Balboa pier is right there. You can walk to everything.

Main St Newport Beach CA

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Balboa Pier
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Balboa Peninsula, Balboa Inn, On the Beach is adjacent to Balboa Pier with other popular attractions like Fashion Island within a within a few miles (5 km). This 45-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of Balboa Inn, On the Beach's 45 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. 42-inch flat-screen TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters. Safes and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Balboa Inn, On the Beach enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 60 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, securing valuables, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a conference center, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Deluxe Room

1 King Bed | 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Family Suite, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Courtyard Area

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Balboa Inn, On the Beach

Everyone (26) Couples (3) Family (5)
5
Family

Great location

By on Oct 4, 2021

1
Family

This place was a complete disappointment. First we paid a lot of money for a Courtyard View. If yo stuck your body and head out the window you could see it. Place smelled of mildew. A/C had a bin to collect condenser water inside Room. They offered no other room when we told them of issues so we found somewhere else with no refund due to Orbitz being intermediary. This place is not as advertised from my stand point and I travel frequently with no issues.

By on Sep 27, 2021

4
Family

Balboa Inn is all about location. It’s just steps from the beach and Balboa Fun Zone. I’ve stayed here before and the location is what has kept me coming back. This time I experienced excellent customer service from everyone, especially Mike. The air went out on our last night and he found us a new room in no time! The last night was much better because it was so much quieter on the third floor. The first two nights it was hard to sleep because of how inconsiderate the guests staying on our floor were…..slamming doors and talking loudly.

By on Jul 4, 2021

5
Everyone

The property is located at the heart of Newport Beach. Very nice ,beautiful place,very convenient area and friendly staffs. I really really recommend this place to everybody.

By on Sep 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 21, 2020

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Sincerely Balboa Inn

5
Family with small children

Good for family everything is near food and drinks family oriented and the beauty of the beach

By , from Las Vegas on Aug 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 21, 2020

Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations, Our hotel aims to provide a truly unique experience, We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Sincerely Balboa Inn

4
Everyone

By on Jun 23, 2020

5
Partner Couples

The building is old but clean. The flooring could use re-done.

By , from Eastvale, Ca on Feb 24, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2020

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Balboa Inn. We look forward to seeing you again!

2
Everyone

By on Jul 31, 2019

4
Friends

You can not beat the location of this hotel! It’s on the ocean and, walking distance to ferry, Bike rentals next door! We had so much fun on the electric two seater bike! Saw everything in two hours but could have gone longer if we had time! Took an uber to dinner at 21 Ocean then walked home along the boardwalk! Can’t wait to return! Would do it all again! Would definitely return to this property! Staff was great!

By on Jul 13, 2019

5
Partner Couples

The best part of the hotel was the Location to the beach and restaurants.

By on Jun 10, 2019

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