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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed here 3 days on vacation in early March. We spent lots of time reading reviews of various hotels in the area to find one we trusted for our stay and this one won that competition. The rooms are very clean, decorated cute (so my wife says) and modern. The staff is friendly, helpful, nice, accessible, always there and respectful. There is beach equipment for resident's use, movies, breakfast, fresh baked cookies (avoid these unless you can control yourself), free parking, a roof deck with lots of space and the hotel front door is only about 75 steps from the sand. A very good value. If you're reading this review, your homework is done, you've found the hotel you should be staying at, the rest don't compare.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the ocean will have more street noise.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

Thank you so much for the terrific review! Glad you got to enjoy so many of our amenities and for mentioning them to others. Regarding the 'self control' on the cookies, life's too short - take the stairs and help yourself to another!

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed three nights at the Bay Shore in late February. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. Our room (306) had a partial bay view. You can easily walk to several restaurants. Our favorites were Blue Water Grill and Caffe Il Farro. A fun thing to do is to take the little ferry to Balboa Island, which is a charming place to explore. There is no pool or exercise room or such at the hotel, this is just a basic stay/sleep/have breakfast place, but it works well for those things! Parking can get tight, but we managed fine each day.

Room Tip: 306 was nice, and had a refrigerator
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2014

Thank you for coming to stay with us and for providing great suggestions for local restaurants and sightseeing. Hope we get to enjoy your company again!

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

we stayed 6 nights during the "rain" - even so we had a great stay, the hotel is in the best location. perfect for walking to the beach, pier and nearby restaurants and shops. The breakfast was good, much to choose from. Coffee and tea available anytime, fresh baked cookies too! Free wifi and daily newspaper is another nice touch. The rooms were very clean and comfortable, fresh fruit and water daily was another nice feature. All the staff are very friendly and accommodating - I would 100% recommend this hotel and would stay again.

Room Tip: 103 is a quiet room on the main floor beside the lobby, next to the parking lot. close to breakfast...
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Jean R
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Thank you for the 100% recommendation and for your great attitude towards the rain - with our statewide drought, we really needed it! I hope you were able to get out and about at least a little while you stayed with us. Thank you again for the great review and we hope to see you again under sunnier climes.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Stayed for a week.
Great location near the beach and restaurants.
Beach style atmosphere and decor.
Very friendly staff.
Free wifi, afternoon cookies, morning newspaper and beach equipment.
Recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Tiago M
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Thank you for coming so far to stay with us! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy so many of our amenities. If you're still traveling, I hope your accommodations are just as nice; if you're already back in Ireland, I hope you got home safely. Hope to see you again one day!

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

From the moment we arrived until we were leaving 4 days later, we felt at home. We were immediately greeted by Warren and got to know several other staff members over our stay, all friendly and professional.
The breakfasts were generous and fresh, warm cookies in the evening, rooms immaculately clean, great rooftop patio with a view of the bay and the ocean both only a block away.
There is more to compliment the Bay Shore Peninsula Hotel, but you should just go, stay and discover for yourself!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

I love your comment "just go, stay and discover for yourself". There couldn't be a better recommendation! Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for mentioning the amenities you enjoyed. Hope we can enjoy a return visit soon and again, Thanks!

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

We had first stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel in '08 and when we arrived 2/26/14 we were hoping that it was as nice as we remembered. It was even better! The desk manager "Ralph" was still there with his welcoming smile and cookies! Our room was beautiful, immaculately clean and well appointed right down to the soothing CD lulling us to sleep. Breakfast was even better than we remembered. You can be sure that we won't wait this long to stay there again. My all-time favorite hotel!!

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view if possible.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

I am pleased that your memories stayed with you long enough to return and am so glad that we didn't disappoint and in fact exceeded your expectations! Come back again soon, I am sure that Ralph will be just as delighted as me to be there to welcome you!

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

The Bay Shore is an awesome little hotel right across the street from the beach and boardwalk. We love this place. They offer you warm chocolate chip cookies when you check in, and a great breakfast selection is also included. Once you check in, there is no need to drive anywhere. Everything you need is within walking distance. The hotel provides you with beach chairs, boogie boards, skim boards, and sand toys for the kids if you want. There is also a lovely rooftop deck to hang out on and take in the sunshine and the views. I almost hate to share my favorite beach hotel with anyone else, but they deserve it.
Shirley, La Canada CA

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

That's a tricky one isn't it - when you find something great do you you tell others! Well, thank you for sharing, I can assure you that as a small boutique hotel with a vintage vibe, no matter how popular we get, we're never going to change. Now, if we were to win the lottery…!

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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: £128 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Peninsula Bay Shores
Peninsula Newport Beach
Newport Beach Peninsula

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