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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Ontario, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

During our 2 week stay in the US, this was the friendliest hotel by far. On arrival we were greated warmly and told about all the great extras the hotel offers. Not only does it offer free beach equipment, towels and body boards it also has daily yummy freshly baked cookies! The rooms were fairly basic but homely with everything... More

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

Thank you for making us part of your trip while you were Stateside and for writing such a positive review. I appreciate you mentioning the complimentary breakfast and the rooftop view and I've made a note to look into the power of the hairdryers in the rooms. Sounds like we might need to at least retire the one you had... More

Macomb, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Warren greeted us at the front door, very nice and you can tell how proud he is of bay shores. This is not a luxurious hotel but if you want cozy and feel welcomed this is the place for you. The beach is nearby and they let you rent bikes and beach chairs. The continental breakfast wasn't too bad. My... 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 mentioning the wave and weather report. Our guests like that feature and, as Newport Beach is 'all about the water', we can see why! Hope you come back soon, thank you again for your kind words. More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this hotel last week for 3 nights. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised! The hotel is tastefully done and very cozy. Ralph, Paul and Warren were so welcoming and accommodating and couldn't do enough for their guests. The rooms were very clean and had all amenities necessary, even a refrigerator and safe were... More

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

Thank you so much for coming to stay with us and for taking the time to leave your review. Thank you for mentioning the proximity to the beach; just a short walk across to 18th Street and the Pacific Ocean is right there. Hope we get to enjoy your company again soon! More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What an amazing find! I'll add my twopence worth to what others have said. The service and little touches are amazing it really feels home from home - no rules like some hotels! It's right on the beach and a short walk to restaurants around Newport pier. Parking is free and if their car park is full there is a... More

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

Thank you for your review and for the great suggestion of a 'pack and play'. We are constantly on the look out for even more ways to make our guests stay pleasurable and that is a great idea! I hope your return journey was safe and uneventful - hope to see you back here one day. 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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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach #1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach #4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
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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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