C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R 2 0 2 3 213 “Balboa Bay Resort prides itself as being an unpretentious luxury experience on the water,” Slosser says. “We welcome all types of guests, including four-legged ones. Our Pampered Pooch program is popular among guests who don’t want to leave their beloved pets behind. This spring, we launched Teddy Bear Turndown for your little vacationers, including a bed- time story, fluffy stuffed ani- mal, and a hot cocoa bomb to soothe them to sleep. We continually look for ways to enhance our guest’s experience with imaginative and thoughtful enhancements. The resort is also popular among locals who enjoy our Sunday Seafood Brunch and our holiday buf- fets in the Ballroom and Terrace.” Whether it’s kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding, going for a bike ride, visiting nearby Crystal Cove State Park, going to a major attrac- tion like Universal Studios, Legoland, Knott’s Berry Farm or Disneyland, hiking, shopping or more, the resort is the perfect landing spot. “Newport Beach is home to a sea of possi- bilities,” Slosser says. “You can find cuisine from truly all different cultures, best-in-class shopping from globally recognized designers to emerging, independent brands, jaw-dropping views, out- door activities from lengthy hikes to water sports, and so much more under the sun of Orange County's crown jewel.” Slosser points out that TV shows based on the area include “The O.C.,” “Selling the OC,” “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” and more because of the pristine harbor, coastline, and endless possi- bilities for adventure. Whether they are plan- ning an invigorating activity or relaxing with a cocktail and listening to live music while savoring the sparkling sunshine reflected off the bay, guests at Balboa Bay Resort can soak up the ele- gant surroundings in any manner they choose. Balboa Bay Resort is located at 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California. For more information, visit www.balboabayresort.com or call 949/645-5000. Some 1950s-era sunbathers enjoy the Balboa Bay Club on the original boardwalk gangway to the members’ docks. Hotel guests can enjoy some of the amenities of the club, while members enjoy a private waterfront swimming pool. The resort is the only Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond prop- erty on the waterfront in Newport Beach and has been ranked first in the list of Best Hotels in Newport Beach by U.S. News & World Report.