Balboa Island California is a fantastic and relaxing place to visit. While there, it is necessary to find a great place to stay. Access to the beach, restaurants, and all activities is a must. There are several hotels to choose from for visit to Balboa Island.
First look at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel (www.Thebestinn.com), this hotel is known for having the world's most pristine beaches. Located at 1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach (949)675-3463. There are many boating and water activities available while you are staying here at the Bay Shores. You can try boogie boarding, surfing, skating, and biking to mention a few. Rooms at the Bay Shores Peninsula are decorated to inspire your visit to the area. Restful and comfortable with the hotels goal of making your visit one to remember. There are two bedroom suites in the Annex; each suite is made to feel like a home. King and queen beds, coffee makers, CD player and some rooms come equipped with a 42" plasma TV and refrigerator.
The family can also stay in one of the remaining rooms with a view of the bay or ocean beaches. There are just 25 rooms and suites in this hotel so reservations well in advance are necessary. Prices run for a queen bed $180.00 with it rising to $209.00 for Friday and Saturday. King size beds range from $209.00 – $239.00. Each room has high-speed internet, pillow top bed, VCR & DVD, Partial Ocean view and a continental breakfast. Courtyard balconies with tables and rocking chairs for the comfort of an evening watching the sunset, or morning for sunrise. Reviews of this hotel range from great to good and every one states the view is magnificent and the extra touches such as fresh fruit and cookies are a plus. There were some complaints that there was no pool, fitness center and no restaurant at the actual hotel. The good reviews outweigh the bad ones by far.
Also check out the Hyatt Hotels & Resort located at 1107 Jamboree Rd, Newport (949)729-1234 (Newport beach.hyatt.com). Reviews indicate the price for this hotel is in the very good range. This hotel has a 24-hour front desk, alarm clock in every room, babysitting and child services if you need them, a restaurant that is open for all 3 meals a day. There are 403 guestrooms and most have a private balcony. Full amenities such as TV, stereo and iPod dock, work desk and seating areas and refrigerators. The price tag for this hotel ranges for King Bed or two Double Beds $170.00 per night, bay view with balcony $205.00 a night, Pool view with balcony $195.00 a night. Prices go as high as $220.00 per night for some rooms.
Another fantastic place to stay is the Balboa Inn, located at 105 Main St, Newport (www.balboa inn.com) room rates are a little high on this location. $583.33 for an ocean view $365.67 for courtyard suite, $259.00 deluxe queen and a standard queen or king will run $202.33. There is a special rate for those who are already in their current database and have stayed previously at the Inn. There is also a special stay three nights between Sunday and Thursday and the third night is free or stay two nights on the weekend and the second night is half price. These both exclude holidays. One benefit for this Inn is the Siena Restaurant, fresh fish daily and magnificent Filet Mignon are the chef's favorite dishes. Also choose an authentic Italian pasta or pizza dish made fresh and served right at the table. If you find yourselves staying here, try a nice romantic sunset dinner at the Siena.
There is also the choice of the Marriott-Newport Beach for your next visit to Balboa Island. This hotel is located at 500 Bayview Circle, Newport (949)854-4500. (www.Marriott.com) Overlooking the upper back bay this is a boutique style hotel with 254 spacious one bedroom suites. Each suite has its own private balcony for your evening or early morning relaxation. The entire hotel is smoke free for those who wish to smoke they will need to leave the grounds. Room rates are $269.00 for a 1 bedroom suite, $289.00 for 1 bedroom suite with bay view, $289.00 1 bedroom suite with 2 adults and children under 12 for free breakfast, $309.00 1 bedroom suite 2 adults and children under 12 for breakfast with a bay view. You must also allow $15.00 a day for parking if you are driving a car. Guest rooms have wired internet and wireless in public areas of the hotel. Each room comes equipped with two televisions, wet bar and mini refrigerator and coffee maker.
Last a stay at Island Hotel located at 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport (866) 554-4620 (www.theislandhotel.com) may be the thing to do. This hotel has 69 executive suites and 300 guest rooms. Balconies and patios are a plus and with every room. Dining is always important while on vacation and you can enjoy desserts and main courses in almost anywhere at the resort, poolside, in your own suite, or at the restaurant itself. Signature meals prepared by Executive Chef Bill Bracken. Also enjoy a day at the spa located on site, they feature nine treatment rooms for everything from a full body massage to a facial. Nail services can also be purchased. There are separate male and female locker rooms for your convenience. Cost is $420.00 for a deluxe king, $465.00 for a premier King and $510.00 for a double premier. A bit on the high side for cost but if you are looking for a complete vacation with all the bells and whistles this is the place to go.
Even though the addresses are not technically Balboa Island, California they are but a walk away from the beach shores of the ocean. Simply look at a local map to find how each hotel is situated in comparison to Balboa Island itself. Check out the website www.balboa-island.com for interesting things to do and places to visit that are close enough to your hotel. Balboa Island offers restaurants, shopping, art and other activities.