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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1800 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Bay Shores Penninsula Hotel several times now, first on business and then recently on personal travel and I am always impressed by the stellar service and the quaint charm this 25 room hotel provides its guests. On my most recent trip the staff was kind enough to honor our request for a beachview room and... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

We love all our guests but particularly those who like you, come back time and time again. I am honored that, when you have such a range of choices in Newport Beach, you choose my hotel. I will pass on your particular compliments to Ralph and Warren and am glad that all my staff took great care of you. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this place on a trip from Australia and we were so happy with our choice! Staff were amazingly friendly, breakfast included and the rooms were really comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for something with a bit of old world charm that's different from every other hotel you stay in.

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming so far to see us and for taking the time to write the lovely review. Glad that you appreciated our vintage vibe and for naming us 'Best on the Boulevard' - looking forward to using that quote in an future newsletter! Hope you had a safe trip home and that we get to enjoy your company... More

Chesterfield
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon. We had a warm welcome and show around. The room was available to us straight away. The room was very nice and had all of the amenities we needed. We were able to use beach equipment free of charge from the hotel. (which is literally just across the road... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations on your recent marriage and thank you for honoring us with being part of your honeymoon! Sounds like you had a lovely time; perhaps we'll get the pleasure of your company on subsequent anniversaries! More

Southern California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mom and I did a "bucket list" two day trip to Newport, shopping all day one day at South Coast Plaza and Crystal Court, stayed at the Bay Shores that night and shopped Fashion Island the next day. A friend warned me away from the peninsula this time of year due to " a lot of partying". However, after reading... More

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Rhode Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Favorite place to stay when I'm in the area. Rooms are clean, hotel is in a great location close to both the Newport and Balboa piers. Food and drink are just a short stroll away in a beautiful setting regardless of your desired choice. All you need for a day at the beach is at your disposal and the staff... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you had a wonderful time and thank you for being a much valued repeat guest! Sounds like you were able to enjoy many of our amenities and that my staff took care of you with regards to restaurants and attractions. Hope to see you again soon! More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel is a friendly, clean, comfortable hotel with a nice continental breakfast served each morning. It is located just a block from the beach, is close to Newport Pier and about 1 1/2 miles from Balboa Pier. One thing to be aware of is that not all rooms have elevator access, so if climbing stairs is difficult,... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay with us and for the nice review. Good note on the stairs for future guests; we do have plenty of lovely rooms accessible by elevator or on the ground floor. Just let us know at time of booking or when you check in. More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely rooms with great toiletries, safety deposit box, fridge and wifi. The staff were friendly and helpful, free hire of beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, boggie boards and beach toys was great. Cookies in reception each afternoon was definitely a highlight for me! Also a vast selection of DVD's in reception for free hire was great. Great location, super breakfast, quiet... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming so far to visit us and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. 'Cookies in reception each afternoon a highlight'? Me too! I own the hotel and still get excited by that! So glad that you got to enjoy so many of our amenities and that while you were here you felt welcomed... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Me and a couple of my best friends booked a room here months ago and when we went to check in they turned us away because we were not 25 years old. When booking this room we all looked at the website and no where did it say on the website or on the confirmation that we had to be... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry, but we are not a party hotel and in checking the reservations for the 3 rooms which your group of young ladies booked, I see that your reservation was made through our website which simply will not allow a reservation to be completed without accepting the terms and conditions which clearly state "I certify that I am at... More

Santa Ynez Valley, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

this is a great venue, right across from the beach, not glitzy, rather, well kept, clean and friendly. If you are a 20 something looking to party this isn't the place for you. If you are a couple or young family looking to really have a safe and secure place for a vacation or special weekend, then this is the... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay and for commenting on our atmosphere and vibe. Small and friendly, we are delighted when we can provide a home away from home for families and for those looking for great value. Hope we get to enjoy your company again! More

San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you are wanting to stay at a cute, little hotel that covers all the little things, then this is the place for you. My husband and I try to stay here every year. The people that work here are super nice and very helpful! We have stayed here too many nights to count, and the staff always goes above... More

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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

We love all of our guests but we particularly those like yourselves whose company we get to enjoy time and time again. Thank you so much for making us part of your annual vacation and for taking the time to write such a nice review. See you again next year! More

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Address: 1800 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel 2.5*
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Peninsula Bay Shores
Peninsula Newport Beach
Newport Beach Peninsula

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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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