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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Bernardino, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time. Hotel staff very helpful( able to give us direction how to get to different locations in town for us out of towners) and kind. Had a wonderful 10 year anniversary with my wife loved the location very close to the beach .nice veiw on the roof top.thanks.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I used Newport Beach as a stopover on our way home to the UK from NZ This hotel is a little gem! Lovely staff, comfortable rooms and a free yummy breakfast. The hotel is in a great location.

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Marietta, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Bay Shore Inn last week. While not the fanciest hotel, the room was extremely clean, the staff wonderful and the complimentary breakfast was more than sufficient. We stayed in the Bay Shore Suite and enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the boats. While not on the water, I would highly recommend staying at... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was recommended to me by family. My husband and I stayed here for a duration of our honeymoon and loved it. Our room was clean and the staff extremely friendly and professional. The amenities (breakfast, free DVD and beach equipment rentals, WIFI and much more) make this place an ideal location when visiting Newport. The beach and Newport... More 

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

Congratulations on your recent marriage and thank you for making Bay Shores a part of this very special moment in your lives. I am so glad that you had a wonderful time while staying with us and hope that we might be part of all of your many future anniversaries. More 

Ocean City, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here over Christmas while visiting family in the area. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The location was perfect for beach, walking and biking. The upstairs deck had beautiful views of the harbor and beach. Breakfast was adequate,afternoon cookies and fresh fruit were great! A comfortable place for a reasonable rate!

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

I am so glad that a stay at Bay Shores was part of your Christmas celebration! From your location, I am surmising that you know a little about the pleasures of coastal living and so I very much appreciate your positive comments about our location and hospitality. Please come and stay again the next time you are in the area... More 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel last night and received such FANTASTIC service, I had to jump on and leave a review. I booked online and spoke with Warren over the phone before we arrived. He was probably the friendliest host I've ever encountered. We were greeted, by him, with a smile, freshly baked cookies, and an informative... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review - I couldn't be more pleased. Sounds like from reservation to stay, you were able to experience the service we are most proud of, our customer service! I look forward to the privilege of hosting you again soon but until then, on behalf of all the staff who made your last stay great... More 

Prince George, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a nice hotel close to a lot of sites and restaurants on the Balboa Peninsula. The rooms are always clean and the staff friendly and attentive. The breakfast in the morning is good and the afternoon cookies are great. The only thing that would help is more parking.

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

Thank you for coming to stay again; I am glad you another great experience at Bay Shores. Thank you for the comment about the parking; due to the ongoing project next door, we have lost a number of spaces normally available to us. I so appreciate your patience and please remember that if you ever have difficulty parking, the staff... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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550 reviews 550 reviews
89 hotel reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel stand out as the top hotel in the TripAdvisor and I believe it has the qualification being so. However it is important to point out that this hotel has many outstanding qualities and quite a few weakness as well. Hopefully my review can give proper guidance for future guests to make their educated choice. Location... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay. As an experienced traveler you rightly identified us as a small boutique hotel. While we do not have the range of facilities that a large corporate chain may offer, I am so glad that you were able to fully enjoy that which we do have in abundance, courtesy, attention to detail and outstanding customer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you like being across from the beach, within walking distance to shops and restaurants and pay a reasonable rate then this is the place! Bay Shores is a privately owned, small property so you get that intimate feeling of staying in a cozy place and knowing the people who work there. The folks at the front desk are very... More 

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

Thank you for returning to your roots and for posting such a nice review. I am so glad that the staff took great care of you and that you were able to enjoy Newport Beach from a locals perspective. Hope you'll come back soon; there is so much more to share! More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were so glad friends tipped us off to this small hotel for our short Newport Beach visit. This is not a fancy hotel but the staff make you feel like a million bucks! Everyone there is friendly and helpful and no opportunity for good hospitality is overlooked. Breakfast is good and the fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon were a... More 

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

We are glad that your friends tipped you off too. It was our delight to host you and we look forward to your return! 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach

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