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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

not the poshest, nor the trendiest but the nicest place we stayed in on our USA trip. By far the best staff - real genuine people that mean what they say and genuinely care. The whole place has a home from home feel and everything works perfectly (air con, breakfast etc). Stones throw from the beach and wonderful roof top... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel. Just across the road is 18th Street which is on Newport Beach. We were lucky to be there to see the huge waves caused by the remains of Hurricane Marie. The hotel is a short cab fare from Balboa Island, we recommend a visit... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is great! We quickly checked in, got towels, chairs, umbrella and walked across the road for perfect afternoon on the beach. Everyone working at the hotel was helpful and happy. The room was clean and spacious, location was ideal, breakfast was yummy. The hotel already has a ton of wonderful reviews and we know why!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling with 3 college-age kids, we stayed at Bay Shores as first stop in California. Outstanding, and better than photos suggest: friendly, convenient and fun, with great restaurants nearby. We traveled by rental car, and parking was a minor issue, as hotel was full and street parking is limited, but staff made sure it was not a problem.

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

Thank you for coming to stay and glad the kids had a great time. Yes, the parking can be a bit of a squeeze but as you found out, if our guests need to use the city lot next door, we feed the meter for you! Hope the rest of your trip was great too and that we see you... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for particularly mentioning that we are not a party hotel. There are plenty of hotels in Newport Beach which are; we are just not one of them. Glad that you were able to take a couple of things off your bucket list - happy to oblige with "eating a delicious, fresh baked cookie at... More

Ontario, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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