The location is perfect; a short walk to the beach and a variety of places to eat. The staff is friendly and helpful. We read some reviews that claimed otherwise, as well as the hotel being dirty, but we did not find it so. The area is a famous destination for travelers, as well as popular with southern ca residents, so some noise is to be expected, but, although we like quiet, we did not have any trouble sleeping or enjoying ourselves.
I have stayed at this hotel for many years and have loved the experience every time. The location is unbeatable, the proximity to the beach, pier, fun zone, restaurants and bars is unmatched in the area. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the rooms are clean with an amazing oatmeal bar soap that my husband and I love. Opening the windows you get an amazingly crisp ocean breeze and you are literally just steps from the beach. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, as it truly is a great hotel and in the heart of Balboa.
My husband, sister in law and myself decided to take a last minute trip to the beach and decided to stay at this hotel. Its right by the beach and pier. It is walking distance to a couple of fun bars and shops. The hotel room was nice. The bath tub is huge and the beds are extremely comfortable. The TVs are old and small but we didn't come to watch TV. There was a complimentary continental breakfast outside which was lovely. The wifi is free. The only problem we had was that our key stopped working a couple of times but the staff was really friendly and quick to help us out. I highly recommend this place. The price wasn't bad at all either. We stayed in a room with 2 beds and it ran us about 167 plus tax. The only real downfall is that you have to pay for parking.
My family & I have been coming to this very charming hotel for over ten years. After renting local beach houses we decided to give it a try & never ever regretted our decision. We love Laura at the front desk, of course Michele the owner all of the staff, and especially Mario. After 35 1/2 years of marriage with vacations in Germany, locally in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, the Wrigley Mansion on Catalina Island, Furnace Creek in Death Valley, up & down the coast the Balboa Inn is always a must, something we look forward to & never, ever a disappointment. Can't wait till July of this year to once again return to this unique local gem of a hotel.
We had two adjoining rooms in the newly renovated part of the hotel. The rooms were on the second floor with balconies and fantastic views of the beach. The rooms were very clean and newly updated. The staff was excellent and extremely helpful - the best customer service I've experienced at a hotel in a long time. The location was perfect. The hotel is within two minutes walking distance of several restaurants, shops and bars. Overall it was one of the most enjoyable places I've stayed in a while. We had a great time and would definitely go back. The only drawback - $18 per night to park your car. Thanks to the staff for a wonderful stay!
The good news is this hotel is in a
great location just steps from the sand. You are difinately paying for the location.
The room was basic but clean The bed was comfortable. There is shopping and dinning within walking distance. I love the "nastalgic beach of days gone by feeling" it was charming and warm. I would diffinately stay at the Inn again. You wont be disappointed if you can afford the stay.
overall I did enjoy my stay
From the wonderful and friedly staff to the beautiful architecture and top location I had one of my best vacations at this hotel. One of the best Italian restaurants and most delicious food. YUMMY!!!
Me and my fiance booked our stay on line and couldn't be more happier when we arrived. The hotel was beautiful and so romantic. We had a room with fireplace and jacuzzi facing the ocean! The staff was very friendly and gave such personal service. We will definitly return in the future.
I stayed here with friends and we just booked as walk-in guests, the service was great, the rooms were lovely and clean and the decor was fantastic, highly recommend this place!
I recently held a sales meeting at this
hotel and included my VP of Sales from Atlanta, Georgia. She got there a day early and called me immediately to comment on how 'cute and quaint' the hotel was. She was very impressed! I brought in 10 sales reps from all of California who not only raved about the rooms but also the food and the service. I have to honestly say that the staff at this hotel was amazing!!! So typical of California; low key and aiming to please!! They enhanced our experience. The rooms were in the new wing, just built last Summer. Not only did they have the typical plasma TV's but were also decorated in the latest fashion; total cedar closets, jacuzzi tubs, great color schemes, wood floors.
I plan to have another meeting at this totally cool hotel. I also plan to visit on a quiet weekend alone with my husband!!
You won't go wrong with a reservation here........REALLY!!!!
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