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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

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2.5 of 5
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1800 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015
Zeke33 Sunnvale,CA
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sunnvale,CA
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I am giving this hotel/motel a 5 for the very helpful staff, the cleanliness of the room and hotel grounds. I was comfortable and felt safe. It is a small hotel,charming and would highly recommend to family and friends. There are many amenities,for example,free continental breakfast that includes:fruit,muffins,bagels,cereal,instant oatmeal,yogurt,milk, juice and coffee. A library of movie DVD's,which are free of... 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 letting future guests know about our convenient location, our amenities and our helpful staff. I hope that you'll come back soon and enjoy more of what the neighborhood and Newport Beach has to offer! More 

Greenville
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is like our home away from home. Room was very clean again. The breakfast is excellent and healthy with choices of eggs, yogurt, cereal, bagel, and a variety of fruits. The coffee is excellent! Our grandchildren loved the buckets and shovels, as well as the boogie boards. Of course, the ocean was a bit cold this time of year.... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay again and for bringing the grandkids - Newport Beach is a great place for families isn't it? Sorry that the ocean wasn't that warm but glad that the beach toys provided some fun. Looking forward to your next trip! More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Just yards from beach and two small blocks from bars and restaurants this small and very friendly hotel has it all. From the moment we were welcomed by jennifer and shown around our 3 night stay has been perfect. Home cooked cookies at 3, complimentary do it yourself breakfast, loan of beach stuff and DVDs they realise the little things... More 

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

I am so glad that you had a wonderful stay; I am always happy to receive praise from travelers who come from a seaside town themselves! Thank you for taking the time to recommend the hotel to others, I hope that when you're back this way again, we'll once more have the pleasure of your company. More 

Canyon Country
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

From the lovingly kept up rooms to the roof top deck this hotel is a just perfect place to enjoy the Newport Beach Peninsula with the beautiful beaches and historic Bay. The beach and nautical theme throughout this property fits this area wonderfully. Everyone on the staff is most friendly and accommodating!

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

Thank you so much for coming to stay; I am so glad that you found the amenities and the decor so pleasing. Would be delighted to host you again, so come back soon from 'Canyon Country'! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed here over spring break with our two teenage sons and loved it. I read all the reviews and got just what I expected - a very friendly staff, clean rooms, continental breakfast, free wifi, chairs/toys for the beach, and a hotel just steps to the beach and boardwalk. The view from the rooftop deck was wonderful to enjoy... More 

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

Sounds like you had a great time - I agree, renting some 'wheels' to get around is the perfect way to see more of our wonderful neighborhoods. I am now a bit beyond being able to handle the skateboards but put me on a bike, and I could peddle around the Peninsula all day! And for a family, the suites... More 

Lansdowne, Virginia, USA
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My family of four stayed at the Bay Shores for 3 nights for Spring Break. We really appreciated all the special touches: the chocolates w/turn down service every night, the freshly baked cookies, and anything you need to have a fun time at the beach. As travelers coming from the east coast, this made it possible for us to easily... More 

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

Thank you for coming across the Country to spend your spring break with us! I'm glad you enjoyed our amenities and that the location and little extras allowed you to travel light! Come back anytime; we'd love for you to have that same relaxing experience again and again. More 

Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My family of three stayed at Bay Shores one night during Spring Break. Great location (one block to beach plus lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance), great accommodations, great service. Don't hesitate to stay here, hopefully we'll get back one day.

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

We hope you'll be back one day too! Thank you for sharing your Spring Break with us - sounds like you had a grand time! More 

Victorville, California, United States
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed at the Bay Shores this time just as a quick "mini-break". It is a wonderful place to stay close to our favorite beach. We walked to the Crab Cooker, sat on the rooftop deck and just had a lovely time. We couldn't figure out how to use the dvd player, but we found something else to do instead... 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 leaving us a nice review. Sounds like you had fun while you stayed with us and was able to enjoy many of the onsite and local amenities. Hoping to see you back soon! More 

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124 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

Thank you so much for staying with us so many times over the years. As someone who used to travel a great deal for business, I have tried to provide as much for the comfort of those on the road as well as those who are here on vacation. I so appreciate you mentioning the cleanliness of the hotel, which... More 

Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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

Our sunsets are really something aren't they - I know it's the same sun that everyone has, but somehow, it just looks better in Newport Beach! So glad that you came to stay; hope you'll come again. More 

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