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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect beach getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Enjoyed a fantastic staycation with my 3 little ones. This really exceeded my expectations! The location was perfect. The staff did everything to make us feel comfortable and feel welcome.They have all the beach equipment so we didn't need to drag anything with us.The continental breakfast was not the average they have hot sandwiches, fresh fruit, croissants, yogurt, hot and cold cereal and more.The fresh cookies every afternoon is also a sweet touch along with a wide celection of movies was a great way to relax after a long day at the beach.This was by far the best hotel stay we've ever had.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, 9 September 2013
I am so glad that you and your young family had a 'fantastic stayation'; we love hosting our local visitors as well as those from further afield. Sounds like you were able to take advantage of many of our amenities from beach toys to movies - it makes me very pleased to know that the things we have on hand are the items that our guests enjoy. Come stay again soon!
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Dallas Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

The greeting was professional and friendly. I left pleased to have stayed there.

This is an older building, but don’t let that scare you away. It is highly maintained and clean. The location is only one block from the ocean and one block from the bay. The patio on top of the building gives a great view of both. Thankfully it is located just a bit past the noisier areas of town. There is no nickel and diming here. Beach towels and beach toys are ready for you to use. The newspaper is placed in from of your door each morning. If you need to wash something, they provide the soap. Breakfast had a nice variety of the things you would expect. This is a class operation.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you the review and for commenting on our value and customer service. Glad you enjoyed our little extras - we're always happy to receive suggestions on other services we might provide so if you have ideas, please send them along. Next time you're ready to take a break from the Lone Star State, we'll be here ready to welcome you back.
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

we stayed two nights at this throw back in time. it may not be much to look at on the outside, but the quality of service and accommodation take a back seat to no place. from the moment we walked in and were greeted by warren and another gentleman, we were treated like long lost kin. the entire staff was warm, efficient and made our stay one to remember.
the 3 p.m. cookies didn't hurt either, nor did the rooftop deck.
one small admonition, if you have a room on balboa blvd, don't try to sleep with the window open. between the cars and the drunks across the street, it was very loud. much better to close the windows and turn on the air

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Glad we could make your stay one to remember and that you had the chance to enjoy our rooftop deck and fresh baked cookies. Sorry you had some disturbance from across the street; some things we just can't control :( On behalf of the staff and myself, thank you for your stay and for taking the time to post this review.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Right from the minute you walk in the door you are made to feel right at home. It's no wonder this little gem has won some great awards. The rooms are comfortable and nicely decorated. It's an easy walk to the town center and only 75 steps to the beach. The best part is all the extras. Free to guest are boogie boards, bikes, all sorts of beach toys, towels you name it they'll have it. Breakfast is great too and the cookies at 3 are a nice touch. The staff are great too. Warren even sent us a thank you note for staying. Now that's what I call service.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
We're very proud of our "little gem" and we're glad we were able to make you feel right at home. Great customer service is our stock in trade so thank you letting potential customers know about your wonderful experience. Hope you come back down the Pacific Coast to see us again soon!
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denver, co
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Just the cutest place ever. The staff is wonderful and accomodating. The night front desk guy is as good as it gets when it comes to service. Although somewhat dated when it comes to the rooms the location and cuteness of the place overwhelms you. You can walk to restaruants and the beach in 5 minutes. Speaking of restaurants the best clam chowder i have ever eaten is 2 minutes away at the crab house restaurant down the street. If you want small and quaint this is your place.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you for the review and for capturing the essence of who we are - small, friendly and with a vintage vibe! Glad you were able to enjoy our local clam chowder; totally agree, absolutely delicious. Come back soon, we'll all be waiting to give you the same great service.
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We love this place! First of all, this adorable small hotel has everything you need for the beach, at no extra charge. Beach umbrellas, chairs, towels, boogie boards, frisbees and sand toys are all available for you to use. What a deal and a convenience, for those of us that fly into town with only our clothes!
Our room was small but freshly decorated and the bathroom seemed to be recently remodeled.
There was everything we needed, coffee maker, mini fridge, a safe, wifi, air-condition, flat screen tv (although we never used it).
Each morning they put out a nice light breakfast spread (no charge). There is fresh coffee and fruit available in the kitchen all day long. Cookies in the lobby at 3:00.
Warren and Ralph in the lobby are wonderfully friendly and extremely helpful.
I will never stay anywhere else when we go to Newport Beach. This place is wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Elizabeth A
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for being so appreciative of the little extras we provide. I'm glad that the staff were able to make your staff enjoyable and that Newport Beach provided so much to enjoy you didn't even need to turn the TV on! Thank you for the review; we look forward to you coming back soon.
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Wharton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

What a great place. The owner has added these little touches everywhere that just make you feel welcome.You're a block away from the beach, there are free chairs, boogie boards , and umbrellas for guests to use if needed. There was a relaxation CD in the CD player in my room. There was a newspaper delivered in the AM , there are fresh cookies baked in the lobby in the afternoon. Breakfast is included. Restaurants are 5 minutes away. The rooms are cozy.The staff is very friendly and accomodating. There is also free Wi-Fi . I will definitely stay there the next time I am in town.Cant say enough.This owner has style.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank BGarbus
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Well thank you for saying "the owner has style" but I have to say, I can hear my wife laughing at that one! I owe a lot to my family in the decorating department and to the whole staff for their ideas on the little extras it gives us a great deal of pleasure to provide. Anyway, I certainly appreciate the comment and thank you for taking the time to leave the review. Hope you're back this way soon.
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Property: Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Address: 1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4515
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrating over thirty years under the same family ownership and operation, the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel is the perfect place for tourists, business travelers and beach people who love to find value and quality in a small, B&B style environment. Only steps from America’s finest beaches on the "California Riviera", we are just 3 blocks from the historic Newport Pier including the shopping, fine dining and nightlife you would expect from the southern California beach scene. ... more   less 
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