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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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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Santa Maria, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After an exhausting week, we needed a place to crash on our way to and from San Diego and chose this little gem. The hotel is in a great location and as others have noted, the staff is very friendly and helpful. We were in Room 306 with a corner view of the boats docked in the bay and the... More 

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently spend 4 nights at the Bay Shores Hotel. The reviews were very spot on. Great location. Friendly staff. Very clean rooms. Great rates. Nice breakfast. Daily papers. My room had a good view. It’s everything I expected. Parking was limited, but I didn’t have a problem. And apparently I missed the great cookies offered daily. Bottom line I... More 

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San Bernardino, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great time. Hotel staff very helpful( able to give us direction how to get to different locations in town for us out of towners) and kind. Had a wonderful 10 year anniversary with my wife loved the location very close to the beach .nice veiw on the roof top.thanks.

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

So glad you had a great stay and to happy to be part of such a wonderful celebration - congratulations on 10 years, I wish you many more! More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I used Newport Beach as a stopover on our way home to the UK from NZ This hotel is a little gem! Lovely staff, comfortable rooms and a free yummy breakfast. The hotel is in a great location.

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

So glad we could be a pleasant break from your long haul from New Zealand. Hope you arrived home safely in the UK after the long journey. Happy to see you again the next time you make such a long trip. More 

Marietta, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Bay Shore Inn last week. While not the fanciest hotel, the room was extremely clean, the staff wonderful and the complimentary breakfast was more than sufficient. We stayed in the Bay Shore Suite and enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the boats. While not on the water, I would highly recommend staying at... More 

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

Thank you for your review; I am glad you enjoyed the Bay Suite - it's my favorite place to be when my family comes to stay! Hoping you'll come again and repeat your pleasant experience. More 

Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was recommended to me by family. My husband and I stayed here for a duration of our honeymoon and loved it. Our room was clean and the staff extremely friendly and professional. The amenities (breakfast, free DVD and beach equipment rentals, WIFI and much more) make this place an ideal location when visiting Newport. The beach and Newport... 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 making Bay Shores a part of this very special moment in your lives. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time while staying with us and hope that we might be part of all of your many future anniversaries. More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here over Christmas while visiting family in the area. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The location was perfect for beach, walking and biking. The upstairs deck had beautiful views of the harbor and beach. Breakfast was adequate,afternoon cookies and fresh fruit were great! A comfortable place for a reasonable rate!

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

I am so glad that a stay at Bay Shores was part of your Christmas celebration! From your location, I am surmising that you know a little about the pleasures of coastal living and so I very much appreciate your positive comments about our location and hospitality. Please come and stay again the next time you are in the area... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel last night and received such FANTASTIC service, I had to jump on and leave a review. I booked online and spoke with Warren over the phone before we arrived. He was probably the friendliest host I've ever encountered. We were greeted, by him, with a smile, freshly baked cookies, and an informative... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review - I couldn't be more pleased. Sounds like from reservation to stay, you were able to experience the service we are most proud of, our customer service! I look forward to the privilege of hosting you again soon but until then, on behalf of all the staff who made your last stay great... More 

Prince George, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a nice hotel close to a lot of sites and restaurants on the Balboa Peninsula. The rooms are always clean and the staff friendly and attentive. The breakfast in the morning is good and the afternoon cookies are great. The only thing that would help is more parking.

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

Thank you for coming to stay again; I am glad you another great experience at Bay Shores. Thank you for the comment about the parking; due to the ongoing project next door, we have lost a number of spaces normally available to us. I so appreciate your patience and please remember that if you ever have difficulty parking, the staff... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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90 hotel reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel stand out as the top hotel in the TripAdvisor and I believe it has the qualification being so. However it is important to point out that this hotel has many outstanding qualities and quite a few weakness as well. Hopefully my review can give proper guidance for future guests to make their educated choice. Location... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay. As an experienced traveler you rightly identified us as a small boutique hotel. While we do not have the range of facilities that a large corporate chain may offer, I am so glad that you were able to fully enjoy that which we do have in abundance, courtesy, attention to detail and outstanding customer... 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*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Peninsula Bay Shores
Peninsula Newport Beach
Newport Beach Peninsula
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach

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