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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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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Upland, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were going to attend a wedding on one of the harbor boats on Sat. night and stayed at the Bay Shores that night. We were very happy with our room as it had a wonderful breeze coming from the ocean. A new feature that we really enjoyed was the CD that was in the radio was one of those... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review and for mentioning the parking challenges we are having. I sincerely appreciate you absolving the hotel from the distinct inconvenience that the adjacent development is imposing. While we do still have our own parking lot, and of course the attention of the staff to this difficulty, we thank you for your understanding regarding the... More

Los Angeles
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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff and owners simply rock. There are so many examples of extras, that make the stay here so comfortable, that I will probably leave many out. So, just to name the ones that come easily and immediately to mind: freshly baked cookies in the afternoon, beach toys and towels provided, small fridge in the room, simple breakfast that has... More

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

Thank you so very much for your review, I am delighted that you had a great stay and that you were equally delighted with our amenities. It is our pleasure to go the extra mile for our guests because you are the reason we have been in the hospitality business for over fifty years. I do hope that you'll be... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a last minute weekend to Newport Beach to get away from the heat in Phoenix. I picked this hotel based on the TripAdvisor reviews and the very reasonable price. I couldn't have been more pleased. Everything was exactly as advertised and the personalized service was outstanding. Especially considering how affordable this hotel is. We had the handicap accessible... More

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

Last minute bookings, aren't they the best vacations! So glad we could give you some relief from the desert heat. Don't hesitate to call us anytime it get's oppresive weatherwise; as you know, the cooling ocean is just steps from the hotel. More

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Hotel was literally right across the street from the Beach. The rooms were nice and clean and the staff was wonderful! I would absolutely recommend staying here and when I come back this is where I'm staying. It's also very easy to get around-- driving wise and walking.

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

I am so glad that you'll be coming back to stay! Hope the nuptials went well; very happy that we could be part of them in some small way. Thank you for the review; I really appreciate you letting others know about your experience. More

Pinckney, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing, retro motel. From the moment we arrived to the aroma of fresh baked cookies, until the time we departed 3 days later, we loved every moment of this extraordinary inn. Warren, our innkeeper, was amazing. He advised us of all of our local amenties, and offfered us the very best opportunities regarding Newport Beach. Every aspect... 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 taking the time to write such a complimentary review. I am so glad that my staff took such great care of you and that you enjoyed staying at my hotel More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Your review means so very much to us all. The attributes you highlighted (genuine and caring) are the very foundation of our service. Thank you so much for taking the time to write; I hope we get the pleasure of your company once more when you tour the US again. More

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40 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming so far and for choosing my hotel! Those waves were really something weren't they? While 'The Wedge' is always something to catch the attention, that was in a different league! Glad you stayed safe while watching Mother Nature and that if you come back, you'll be staying with us. More

Westfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

So happy that you came to stay and that you added your voice to the "ton of wonderful reviews"! Sounds like you had fun and that my staff took good care of you. Hope we see you again one day. More

Darien, CT
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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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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

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