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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Minneapolis, MN
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Our long weekend was taking us to Burbank one day and Temecula the next. This was a great spot to be able to get to both locations and still be near the beach so that we could take hour long strolls along the beach or the boardwalk before or after our daily trips. Helpful staff. Small but nice rooms. Good... More 

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

Hi Fritch, Thank you for the nice review of my property! I'm a bit concerned however about your comment on not being able to cool off the room. We have relatively new individual air-conditioning units in each room, with "fan only" options for bringing in fresh air for folks who dislike a/c, was your unit not working or did the... More 

Detroit, MI
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Doing business in Orange County offers a couple of possibilities: stay at the chain hotels adjacent to the office(s); or stay at the beach. I like the laid-back style of Newport Beach. Yes, it is a wealthy neighborhood, but there's a great surfing under-culture and everybody is of a certain age with sand in their hair and in their socks... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This is our favorite beach get away. Walking distance to numerous great restaurants. We even did a several block pub crawl. The pier is a couple blocks away. It is reasonably priced for what you get. Clean, great service, best continental breakfast ever. Antique style elevator is pretty cool too. We have stayed both in summer and winter. Love it.... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

A friend and I stayed in the suite at this hotel last month and it was a great value and location. The staff there is helpful and friendly, especially the woman who helped me with the reservation and assisted us while we were there for two nights. It felt safe and comfy and very clean and they serve a hearty... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I have been to the Bay Shores Peninsula twice now and will definately become a regular! My first trip was in June with my Grandson and I just wanted someplace close to the beach that we could walk to. This was perfect! Newport is not crowded and a very easy drive from where I live in Las Vegas. The second... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Introverted I may be, but let me tell you--I had so much fun chatting with the desk clerk the day I called to make a reservation that I knew I was going to have good things to say here later. So now I'm here later with the dish on my stay. After seeing that the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel had... More 

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Albany, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I had a two day break from an intense business trip and this was the perfect place to spend it. The hotel is small enough to get personal attention. The decor is wonderfully suitable for a beach location. Little things make a stay there delightful - the roof deck where you can watch the sun set over the Pacific (if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We had a great experience. Our favorite perks were free breakfast that we enjoyed on rooftop patio, fresh baked cookies in afternoon and DVDs and popcorn at night. Staff already mailed us a thank you! Great location great service and great price

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York England UK
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27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

A great little hotel a few steps away from the beach. They had provided everything you could possibly need, down to boogie boards and chairs for the beach! The breakfast room was great, we could help ourselves to breakfast which was quite cute. Teak and coffee was also available all day, and the gorgeous homemade cookies provided at 3pm onwards... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula hotel for 2 nights in February when we were visiting our son who is a student at UC Irvine. We were able to walk along the beach to the place he is renting in Newport Beach. We would definately come back and stay again. the staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel... More 

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