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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 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just wanted to say thanks for the warm welcome and such a great relaxed atmosphere that made my business trip so enjoyable. After flying in from London and drive from LAX, the Bay Shores was the perfect place to unwind and chill. And what a location!!!!! I made the trip back and forth from the NAMM show at Anaheim every... More

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

Thanks for coming back to stay with us again; I remember being able to provide you with a bit of respite from "the loud guitars" before! So glad you decided to stay in Newport Beach once more; we'll be glad to host you anytime! More

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was exactly what we needed. Our kind of southern California. No fuss, warm people, laid back breakfast, pleasant clean room, easy parking, and best of all, walk across the street to the beautiful beach. No reason to ask for more when hanging out for visiting our relatives. In fact, it had the feel of a bonus romantic adventure.

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

Thank you so much for your review and glad we could be 'warm people' for you after the winter you've endured! Hope your family visit went well and that you'll come and stay again. More

Salem
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding hotel that feels like a bed and breakfest..welcome note on bed, return postcard thanking us for staying; fruit in room, great breakfast selection, two free bottles of water in fridge, wonderful hosts, Ralph and Warren...call you by name, are very helpful rec places to visit. The rooms were perfect and waterviews (I think) from all. As another reviewer wrote,... More

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

Thank you for your great and comprehensive review and for mentioning so many of our amenities. I also appreciate you mentioning booking directly with the hotel - when you do that, we can certainly make sure that you get the best room for your needs. Looking forward to your next stay! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot near the beach and beach towels and chairs on hand to take down free of charge, fantastic staff, very welcoming - fresh cookies on arrival!!! nice roof terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast. Stayed for a few nights on a road trip down the coast and was the best hotel by far - would def go back... More

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

Thank you for your review and for mentioning the staff - they are fantastic aren't they! I really appreciate your '100% recommended!' rating and am so glad that we could play a welcoming part of your recent road trip. Hope we get to enjoy your company again! More

Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bayshores is ideally set with the beach in front and the peninsula behind, great views from the rooftop terrace. Hotel is small and a bit pricey. Breakfast was ok, bit of a squeeze in the small room. The staff were friendly especially the guys at the front desk. Bedroom was tiny as was the bathroom. Wouldn't go back unfortunately.... More

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

Thank you for the review and for mentioning our great location and friendly customer service. Even though you won't be staying with us, I do hope that you'll come back to enjoy more of Newport Beach. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here strictly based on reviews while I was traveling to Newport Beach for business. The location can't be beat. I think the hotel is cute and cozy {very vintage} and the staff goes above and beyond. It was a nice change of pace from the typical corporate hotels! The personal touch {postcards rec'd after my stay} really make... More

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

As a former business traveler myself, I'd glad that we could give you a break from the 'typical corporate hotel' - it can be a bit of a grind can't it? Can't wait to to have you back - the fresh baked cookies will be waiting! More

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for 4 nights because of it's no.1 rating on Trip Advisor, but did not do our research properly didn't like it and checked out after 2 nights. We thought both the men at reception were excellent, the breakfast very good, the room average. What we did not like was that the carpet on the stairs was dirty and... More

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

Thank you for your review and sorry for your disappointment. "Small, friendly and with a vintage vibe" sums us up and I appreciate you mentioning the great service you received at the Front Desk and the complimentary breakfast. I hope you found somewhere more to your liking for the remaining of your vacation; thank you for taking the time to... More

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we walked into our room it smelled a little like grandmas house - not in a good way. You know, that old, kindof musty smell. BUT - every other good thing about this hotel out-weighed what a little febreze and opening windows could do. Staff = super friendly. Fresh cookies everyday. Yes. Nice continental breakfast. Fun roof-top sun deck.... 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 mentioning our super friendly staff. I'm glad you enjoyed the fresh cookies, the continental breakfast and for mentioning the other amenities. As for 'the blue carpet', sounds like I need to take a look at that and see what we can do. More

Bognor Regis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Wasn't sure whether I should add another review of the BSP as I've already reviewed it on several previous occasions. Then I thought I'd better, just in case things had gone wrong. Well rest assured every is ok, normal, the same. We always stay here when we are in the area, not often enough but that's just the way it... More

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

"doesn't look that much...loads of charm and character" - my wife thought you were describing me! Thank you so much for coming again to stay and for giving us such a lovely review. We so appreciate our return guests especially when they come from so far away. I hope you'll be able to fit in another trip in one day.... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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... More

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

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! More

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Additional Information about Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

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