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“Magical” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had a wonderful time at the Bay Shores Penisula Hotel in December 2012 and we later even returned in the beginning of January after visiting Vegas.
The reception is so friendly, the breakfast is good and you even get a fresh copy of the L.A. Times delivered to your doorstep every morning!
There are freshly baked cookies in the lobby every afternoon and if it happens to rain you can grab a couple of movies from the lobby and cozy up in your room.
The location is also fantastic, right by the beach and close to restaurants!

Anna and Risto, Finland

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
On aina hienoa saada vierailijoita ulkomailta - Toivon Las Vegas oli hyvä sinulle! Onnellinen olet nauttinut extrat kuten evästeet ja elokuvia. Toivon, että saamme järjestää taas.
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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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Malmö
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were a mixed group, some attending a conference and some along for the ride. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The proximity to the beach and restaurants was welcome to avoid driving at the end of the day. Returning to fresh baked cookies, free wifi, parking, and breakfast really topped off the deal. The rooftop terrace is a lovely place to enjoy breakfast or just a moment of sun and quiet. Definitely a place to remember when back in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Google Translation
Tack för att du bor hos oss samtidigt som närvarar vid konferensen. Jag är glad att vi kunde utöka vår gästfrihet till dig och ser fram emot ditt återvändande besök en dag.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel six times over the past several years and just booked my next trip for next month. I cannot say enough about it. Very clean, wonderful staff and fresh baked cookies every afternoon. Directly across the street from the beach, great restaurants and the pier. You owe it to yourself to try it, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
I have stayed at this hotel six times over the past several years and just booked my next trip for next month. I cannot say enough about it. Very clean, wonderful staff and fresh baked cookies every afternoon. Directly across the street from the beach, great restaurants and the pier. You owe it to yourself to try it, you will not be disappointed

We LOVE our repeat guests! Thank you so much for your loyalty; I am so glad that we continue providing you with such a pleasurable experience that you keep coming back.
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California
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We really enjoyed our time at this hotel. It is in a beautiful location, right across from the beach (although no views except from the rooftop terrace.) We stayed in Suite 100, which was nice and spacious, with a king, queen, and and queen sofabed, and the best part, 1-1/2 bathrooms. Nice 50" TV (or thereabout!) and the DVD library adds a nice touch. Continental breakfast is plentiful, and the afternoon cookies are a nice touch. We were given plenty of bath towels (8 sets!) so we were never short, and the small fridge is great, along with the coffeemaker and microwave. It is not 5-star accommodations, so set your expectations appropriately-- it is a cozy, extremely clean and super-conveniently located hotel, within walking distance from the beach and many restaurants, and both the Balboa and Newport piers.

Room Tip: Suite 100 has the additional bathroom, giving you 1-1/2 bath. It is ground level, but since you are...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
So pleased that you enjoyed my hotel and that you found the property to be clean, cozy and conveniently located. Yes, the suites do offer more space so I'm glad you mentioned that so other guests can enjoy those additional amenities.
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Valencia
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87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I cannot say enough about this wonderful little gem of a hotel. Clean is not enough to describe the room we stayed in. The room we had was in the corner with a ocean view. I was a little worried about the noise, but do not worry, the windows are double paned. The staff greeted us by name, took us on a tour of the place, and left a nice note on the bed. Woke up and opened the door to a LA Times, with a note about the hotels many services. The room is perfect, I could not find anything to complain about except for the fact we had to leave. Book this place, there is nothing better, never will be.

Room Tip: Just go and let them worry about everything, they will take care of you.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Already planning your next trip?..Hurry back, your room and the cookies are waiting! Thank you for your review, so glad you had a great time.
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Riverside, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We had such a great experience at this hotel that we were planning our next trip while we were still there. Everyone was so friendly. We were on the 3rd floor in a corner room (#304) and had a great view of the ocean and bay. The afternoon cookies really hit the spot after riding our bikes on the boardwalk. We also enjoyed the roof deck in the evening with a glass of wine. I will recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Sounds like you had a wonderful time - wish I could have had that glass of wine on the roof top with you, it's one of my favorite parts of the hotel! Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write the review. Looking forward to hosting you again and welcoming your friends and your family.
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Warren greeted us with a big smile and friend "Hello". We felt ourselves unwind right then, after the long drive to the coast. He gave us a tour and we loved it all. The location is a few minutes from the beach, fewer minutes to the harbor, a short walk to good (and great) restaurants, shopping, and the pier. We never drove our car the entire four days. Just walked everywhere. The room was decorated in a sunny beach style, which was great. The bed was comfortable. Everything was clean and neat. The pillows were a bit odd. Small, square pillows which I found difficult to sleep with. Will just bring my pillow from home next time. But that is a small issue compared with all of the nice amenities this lovely hotel offers. Breakfast with a good variety of foods, and a little dining room to eat in. We took our breakfast to the rooftop terrace and enjoyed seeing the ocean from one side and the harbor from the other. Beautiful! We borrowed two movies from their great DVD library and watched them in our room. Cookie time, late afternoon daily was a delight. We made sure to be there to get one every day. They have boogie boards, beach towels, and other beach items to loan. Laundry facility on site. Parking is tight, but they will feed the meter for you if you have to park in the big public lot next to the hotel, so what could be easier? Lovely place, charming staff. Will definitely stay here again...and again.

Room Tip: There are only a few rooms with an ocean view. Well worth asking for.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Thank you for your great review. When you come again, just ask at the front desk and we'll see if we can set you up with a more comfortable pillow. Glad you enjoyed the movies and the cookies - always looking to expand the collection so if you have any recommendations on titles just let us know!
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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
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrating over thirty years under the same family ownership and operation, the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel is the perfect place for tourists, business travelers and beach people who love to find value and quality in a small, B&B style environment. Only steps from America’s finest beaches on the "California Riviera", we are just 3 blocks from the historic Newport Pier including the shopping, fine dining and nightlife you would expect from the southern California beach scene. ... more   less 
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Peninsula Bay Shores
Peninsula Newport Beach
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