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Stay & Play: Balboa Bay Resort

June 2, 2021


Set on fifteen pristine acres of bayfront property, Balboa Bay Resort offers a sweet escape for those in search of some family fun. The resort features 159 renovated guest rooms, each complete with fresh and contemporary furnishings, such as rich espresso wood beds, custom-designed shams, pillows, and throws and linens by Frette. Guests can select from a variety of rooms and suites that feature varying floor plans, views and amenities.

When you’re not cozied up in your plush bed, you and your fam will want to spend time exploring the property and its sumptuous offerings, including the newly refreshed A+O Restaurant | Bar. This ocean-inspired restaurant brings the waterfront “wow” factor with its expansive wrap-around patio that overlooks the glistening bay. Snag a seat under the yellow striped umbrellas and treat your palate to a menu of sea-to-table dishes like Scottish salmon and Maine lobster rolls. Plus, the adults will love the selection of smoked cocktails—an A+O Restaurant | Bar specialty!

Other notable features of this AAA Four-Diamond, oceanfront resort include access to a full-service spa with nine treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness studio and on-site retail store, Bayfront Boutique. Here, you can shop apparel and accessories from local and well-known brands, including Joes Jeans, Voluspa, Suzan Jewelry and more. We’d be lying if we didn’t say this resort truly has it all!


Recreation Rentals

Add a dose of adventure to your bayfront staycay with a quintessential day on the Newport Harbor! Balboa Bay Resort offers guests access to on-property rentals, including Duffy boats, kayaks, paddleboards and bikes. Select your vessel of choice and explore the local area’s sandy beaches and dockside restaurants. A sun-drenched day on the bay is in your future!

Poolside Paradise

When you’ve had enough surf and sand for the day, retreat to Balboa Bay Resort’s serene pool deck for some time in the shade. Snag a lounge chair, daybed or private cabana for the family, which comes equipped with a TV and can house up to six adults and two children. And when the little ones get hungry, meander over to the Pool Bar for some lunch (and adult beverages!).

Fun and Games

With just one stroll around the property, you’ll notice an assortment of entertainment options, including a ping pong table and cornhole setup. In other words, boredom is out of the question at Balboa Bay Resort! Get in a few competitive games with the kiddos before heading to a sunset dinner at A+O Restaurant | Bar.

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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