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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach

1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4515
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#1 of 18 hotels in Newport Beach
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Celebrating forty 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Business Center with Internet Access
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Vending machine
Fax / photocopying
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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wanttobewise wrote a review Aug 2
Henderson, Nevada3 contributions1 helpful vote
Where do I begin..with my phone call to front desk coordinator Donna. Pleasure to talk with someone who is passionate about Bay Shores and her position. Knowing very little about Bay Shores Peninsula, was getting really good vibes after talking with Donna and gained much knowledge of hotel and surrounding area and same with nighttime coordinator Warren who was also instrumental in making our visit smooth. They never seemed inconvienced when calling to ask questions. Room was clean, quiet and quaint. Location, location, location..just perfect! Beautiful bay behind and ocean in front. Lovely park across the street with dining. One of our favorite hideouts was the rooftop. Rented bikes across the street for 2 days (even got discount thanks to Donna). Room attendants kept rooms well stocked with toiletrees, and linens..very attentive. Have to admit, chocolate chips cookies were a nice touch and thats coming from someone who is not a "sweets person". Beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and boogie boards complimentary. Parking was very close-no problem. Overall experience, EXCELLENT!! We will absolutely return.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: worth extra $ to stay on 3rd floor
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David M wrote a review Aug 1
Vero Beach, Florida10,631 contributions105 helpful votes
This is a vintage building with room access by balconies on the courtyard/parking side at the back. Rooms have windows on the street sides. Parking on the property is limited, so free (street, parallel) or pay (hotel pays) might be in short supply at times, a problem that I did not suffer. I would note that the Balboa Peninsula's influx of day visitors, at times heavy, makes it wonderful to have a pedestrian base of operations if you're a beach lover. And it's a fine beach. Everything in my room was in excellent condition, including the home-style water control for the shower. Didn't have to worry about getting scalded. Tile flooring in the entry/bath area was in immaculate condition, as was paint. Bathroom wallpaper was possibly ever so slightly wrinkled, but I suspect it might be irreplaceable, a pattern of little surfers. The surfing decor is spread through the hotel, with art prints and a collection of vintage local surf movie posters in the stair well. The breakfast area is somewhat small, but since no one is hanging around there, that's not a problem. Rooms have individual heat and air conditioning. The hotel's roof deck is a definite amenity. It's higher than most of the surrounding buildings, with a bit of a beach view and very good harbor view. It is well set up for beach visitors with a collection of boogie boards, chairs, and other beach items, beach towels, and an all-important hose at the back for cleaning up. No resort fee. The hotel's location is perfect for the cluster of restaurants and stores around the Newport Beach Pier.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The area is fairly quiet after dark. Upstairs is better.
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T426SVshirleyb wrote a review Jul 2020
Covina, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
Decided to take a last minute trip to the beach. Its been along time at Newport. It just a wonderful place to go. Especially at this hotel. To the left is the bay and to the right is the beach. I just park my car the whole stay and walked. A lot of places to eat at walking distance. They offer chairs, towels and bikes. Best of all NO resort or parking fee. I will visit them again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Julie C wrote a review Jul 2020
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We went out to Newport for a last minute trip and loved this hotel. It is close to the beach and has everything you need to enjoy your time at the beach. The breakfast is great and everything is very clean. The staff was very helpful and kind.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Bill C wrote a review Jul 2020
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We visit Newport quite often and just found out about Bay Shores. This will be the only place we will stay moving forward. DONNA is about the most wonderful staff member in the region. So helpful and went beyond to assist in whatever was needed. "Thank You" Donna!! Rooms are cozy, comfortable and breakfast beyond great.
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Date of stay: June 2020
$139 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
peninsula bay shores, peninsula newport beach, newport beach peninsula
United StatesCaliforniaOrange CountyNewport Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Nearby attractions include Newport Beach Pier (0.2 miles), Marina Park (0.1 miles), and The Ben Carlson Memorial Statue (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dory Deli, Il Farro, and Seaside Bakery.
Is Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Newport Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kellogg House (7.8 miles) and Murphy-Smith Historical Bungalow (9.3 miles).
Does Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel - Newport Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.