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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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123 reviews 123 reviews
85 hotel reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed here a few times over the last 6-8 years. As mentioined in other reviews, the staff is helpful and friendly; good complimentary breakfast. A block or so from the beach (a really nice, large beach, by the way. This hotel has many nice touches -or freebies including beach equipment! I'm sure there are rooms with better views than... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always read reviews before booking the hotel. Thanks to tripadvisor that helps me to find this great hotel. When we stopped for the first time, Warren showed us everything in the hotel, he was so kind and friendly!!! He helped us to choose a restaurant for the dinner. I liked the room, it's very beautiful! The beach is so... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at this gem of a small hotel on Balboa Blvd in Newport CA for four nights recently (March of 2015) It is a great find in Southern CA. Very clean and convenient to everything on the Balboa Peninsula. The staff was very helpful, the rooms nice and clean, parking was available. Nice breakfast along with... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently spent four nights here and the hotel is in a fantastic location just steps from the boardwalk between Balboa Pier and Newport Pier (the hotel is located just a couple blocks from Newport Pier). It is an easy walk to several restaurants at the pier and a longer walk, but really pleasant, to Balboa Pier and the ferry... More 

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

Thank you so much for coming stay. I am so glad that you were all comfortable and that both parties found the rooms to their liking. Happy you enjoyed the fresh fruit too! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a neat little hotel with very charming and with lots of love designed rooms. The staff is overwhelmingly friendly and helpful. Seats on the rooftop to enjoy breakfast with a sea view. The walking distance anywhere is absolutely bearable and you they offer free parking, even if their own spaces are full. They offer coffee around the clock, every... More 

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

It was our pleasure to host you! Happy to provide the little 'gestures' and looking forward to your return. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay in Newport Beach, the location is fantastic and the staff have the best customer service I have seen anywhere, we even had a thank you postcard in our mailbox on arriving home in Australia. You also can't beat the value for money Bay Shores provides. Thanks Warren and everyone else, we will definitely stay... More 

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

I always love reading reviews from fellow residents of coastal communities - you have such high standards! Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to the US, happy to host and hope we have the pleasure of your company again in the future. More 

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rated this charming place "Excellent". Remember: this is a beach hotel, 1 street literally from the beach, run by super friendly people, CLEAN, with laundry facilities which was one thing we needed into our 2 week vacation. So I was happy. Making the reservation on the phone, the gentleman could not have been more friendly, our check in Gal... More 

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

Thank you for your 'excellent' rating and for taking the time in your review to capture our 'small, friendly, vintage vibe'. I so appreciate you spending an entire fortnight with us and am glad that during your extended stay, the laundry and the location were a help. Looking forward to hosting you again! More 

Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just spent the 25th-27th at the Bayshores Hotel. We have stayed in wonderful hotels all over the country and the world, and never had better service! The rooms are well designed and comfortable. With construction next door parking would be and issue; exceot the staff is all over it. We pulled in at 1AM and the desk clerk came... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay and thank you for working with us while our neighbors continue their construction project - we keep telling ourselves how great it will be when it's done! Glad you got to enjoy the rooftop and that breakfast got your morning off to a super start. Looking forward to hosting you again soon. More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time we stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel. It is now at the top of our list for future trips. Not only is the hotel very up to date, clean, and quaint with great personable service via front desk personnel, it was in a perfect location to watch the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. We... More 

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

Isn't that Boat Parade just great? My family and I just never get tired of it! Thank you so much for your review and for specifically mentioning our location and customer service. Hope we'll have the pleasure of your company next time that 'festive flotilla' passes by! More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I always stay at this hotel when I am in the the area, It is quaint, comfortable, and the staff could not be more helpful. I arrived very late on 2/16, and night manager Bruce gave a warm welcome offered me late night snack from the pantry ! The place is peaceful and has an incredible location, even for a... More 

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

Thank you so much for selecting my hotel during your recent trip. I've done my share of time on the road so very much appreciate your comments from a business traveler point of view. Glad that Bruce made sure you retired for the night well-fed and cared for - being on the road can be brutal can't it! Hoping to... More 

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