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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

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2.5 of 5
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1800 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time that we have stayed here. I like the location right across the road to the sand. Also within walking distance to some restaurants. They have a nice light breakfast in the room right off the lobby. Also within walking distance to the ferry that takes you to Balboa Island for some shopping. The staff is... More 

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

We love our returning guests! Thank you for coming back to Bay Shores and for posting your review letting other folks know about our beach location and great staff. Hope you'll come back again real soon! More 

Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agree with all the positive comments and points made previously. When we first arrived, we were a bit uncertain about our choice, as the exterior approach was not what we were expecting - BUT the experience was awesome. What makes this place is the people running it and that they have thought of just about everything you could expect. You... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a chance after your initial reaction! I am so glad that you loved what you found inside and that the staff really took care of you. I'm also pleased that you noticed how we had sourced the toiletries. Took us a while to find those (after a guest suggestion!) so I am glad that you... More 

Sunnvale,CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am giving this hotel/motel a 5 for the very helpful staff, the cleanliness of the room and hotel grounds. I was comfortable and felt safe. It is a small hotel,charming and would highly recommend to family and friends. There are many amenities,for example,free continental breakfast that includes:fruit,muffins,bagels,cereal,instant oatmeal,yogurt,milk, juice and coffee. A library of movie DVD's,which are free of... 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 letting future guests know about our convenient location, our amenities and our helpful staff. I hope that you'll come back soon and enjoy more of what the neighborhood and Newport Beach has to offer! More 

Greenville
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is like our home away from home. Room was very clean again. The breakfast is excellent and healthy with choices of eggs, yogurt, cereal, bagel, and a variety of fruits. The coffee is excellent! Our grandchildren loved the buckets and shovels, as well as the boogie boards. Of course, the ocean was a bit cold this time of year.... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay again and for bringing the grandkids - Newport Beach is a great place for families isn't it? Sorry that the ocean wasn't that warm but glad that the beach toys provided some fun. Looking forward to your next trip! More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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199 reviews 199 reviews
18 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Just yards from beach and two small blocks from bars and restaurants this small and very friendly hotel has it all. From the moment we were welcomed by jennifer and shown around our 3 night stay has been perfect. Home cooked cookies at 3, complimentary do it yourself breakfast, loan of beach stuff and DVDs they realise the little things... More 

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

I am so glad that you had a wonderful stay; I am always happy to receive praise from travelers who come from a seaside town themselves! Thank you for taking the time to recommend the hotel to others, I hope that when you're back this way again, we'll once more have the pleasure of your company. More 

Canyon Country
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

From the lovingly kept up rooms to the roof top deck this hotel is a just perfect place to enjoy the Newport Beach Peninsula with the beautiful beaches and historic Bay. The beach and nautical theme throughout this property fits this area wonderfully. Everyone on the staff is most friendly and accommodating!

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

Thank you so much for coming to stay; I am so glad that you found the amenities and the decor so pleasing. Would be delighted to host you again, so come back soon from 'Canyon Country'! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed here over spring break with our two teenage sons and loved it. I read all the reviews and got just what I expected - a very friendly staff, clean rooms, continental breakfast, free wifi, chairs/toys for the beach, and a hotel just steps to the beach and boardwalk. The view from the rooftop deck was wonderful to enjoy... More 

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

Sounds like you had a great time - I agree, renting some 'wheels' to get around is the perfect way to see more of our wonderful neighborhoods. I am now a bit beyond being able to handle the skateboards but put me on a bike, and I could peddle around the Peninsula all day! And for a family, the suites... More 

Lansdowne, Virginia, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family of four stayed at the Bay Shores for 3 nights for Spring Break. We really appreciated all the special touches: the chocolates w/turn down service every night, the freshly baked cookies, and anything you need to have a fun time at the beach. As travelers coming from the east coast, this made it possible for us to easily... More 

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

Thank you for coming across the Country to spend your spring break with us! I'm glad you enjoyed our amenities and that the location and little extras allowed you to travel light! Come back anytime; we'd love for you to have that same relaxing experience again and again. More 

Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My family of three stayed at Bay Shores one night during Spring Break. Great location (one block to beach plus lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance), great accommodations, great service. Don't hesitate to stay here, hopefully we'll get back one day.

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

We hope you'll be back one day too! Thank you for sharing your Spring Break with us - sounds like you had a grand time! More 

Victorville, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed at the Bay Shores this time just as a quick "mini-break". It is a wonderful place to stay close to our favorite beach. We walked to the Crab Cooker, sat on the rooftop deck and just had a lovely time. We couldn't figure out how to use the dvd player, but we found something else to do instead... 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 leaving us a nice review. Sounds like you had fun while you stayed with us and was able to enjoy many of the onsite and local amenities. Hoping to see you back soon! More 

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