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Palm Desert, California
Reviewed January 12, 2017

Good value including continental breakfast....bedding is substandard , limited parking. Peninsula traffic can be bad, especially during the summer months.Forgot some clothes & they mailed them to me! How many hotels do u know would do that?

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Russellville, Arkansas
Reviewed January 9, 2017

This is one of the best small hotels that I have ever stayed at. The rooms are comfortable and, as someone else has said, like your bedroom at home. The staff are all friendly and very helpful. The breakfast is abundant and excellent. Cozy and warm would be two words that best describe Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel.

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Los Angeles
Reviewed December 28, 2016

My Wife and I had a great one night stay in December. Our plan was to see the Christmas boat parade since the bay is a block away and the view from the roof top lounge would be good as well. Unfortunately bad weather made us scrap that plan after a couple of minutes. The next day was perfect winter...

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Santa Maria, California
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We have stayed at this property one other time but that time we really did not explore the area or use the amenities of the hotel. This visit we had the pleasure of spending more time in the area and have come to fully appreciate the hospitality and services provided. Location: The location is simply the best. The beach, the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Our one night stay was entirely pleasant! Charming, clean, comfy and perfectly located between the harbor and ocean! Great getaway for families or couples. The staff was over the top pleasant, friendly and helpful! Freshly baked cookies at 3pm, 24/7 coffee and tea, plentiful and nutritious free breakfast! Free Wi-Fi, free parking, comfy beds, dvds, books and roof-top deck. I...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This place was passed over by time. You walk into a lobby with fresh baked cookies. The two owners give you a welcome card and a tour. The place is spotless and like a beautiful home atmosphere. The rooms are like bedrooms not hotel rooms. The beds are so comfortable if you lay down your gonna take a nap. The...

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

I'm so glad that you had a terrific stay! Nothing gives us more pleasure than being able to extend our hospitality in a home away from home atmosphere. I do hope you'll be able to come stay again, thank you for taking the time to leave your review.

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed November 8, 2016

We stayed 3 nights at the end of several weeks of travel in the USA in order to catch our breath before heading home to NZ. It proved to be the perfect choice. A slight step back in time with the decor and room, but that added to the vibe. Our room was comfortable with all we needed including free...

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

Glad you had a great trip and that my hotel could the final stop on your US vacation. Thank you for recommending the rooftop for breakfast and the boardwalk for 'pottering' - two of my favorite things to do! I hope you had a safe return home, I look forward to hosting you the next time you come over.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed November 8, 2016

FIVE STARS FOR A REASON! This review is long overdue. In October we held my 40th birthday event at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel and it was such a wonderful choice for us and all of our guests who flew in from all over the country to help celebrate. The Manager Ralph and all of their staff (special shout-out to...

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

Thank you for mentioning them, but I tell you, I never take those stars for granted. I am delighted you had such a wonderful stay - I can only than my wonderful staff for that. I was thrilled to read that you had chosen us to spend your birthday with us - we'd ve happy to be part of any...

Bonita, California
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We called the hotel to find out more about it only a week or so before our trip to Newport Beach. We spoke to a staff member named Warren who was very charming, professional, and generous with his time in talking with us. He answered all our questions and was very informative. So we reserved our 2-night stay. When we...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for mentioning the benefit of reserving early. As a small boutique hotel, with a faithful following, we are often completely booked, but here's a tip. Even if you think we are full on a particular date, we do sometimes get a cancellation and my terrific front desk staff can...

Los Angeles
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Last weekend (Oct. 28 thru Oct 31) we stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel in Newport Beach. Our daughter was being married close by. My husband and I have stayed in many hotels in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. This hotel had it all. If you're looking for someone to carry your tennis racket through the lobby or fluff...

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

I am always delighted when a small detail or appointment gets noticed by our guests! We spend considerable time monitoring hospitality trends and those little 'dimmers", well, guests asked and we responded! If you have any other suggestions, please wing them our way. It's because of guest comments that we provide pillow top mattresses, fragrance free toiletries and gluten free...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Address: 1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4515
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $190 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
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“Third floor facing ocean is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Guatewilkins, Jan 9, 2017 | Read review
“Not all rooms face the ocean. We loved our 301 on the top corner.”
 of 5 bubbles ShonaMargaret, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“Third Floor Ocean View room. The Marina Bay suite or room 304 are the best two rooms in the place!”
 of 5 bubbles 930waynec, Nov 8, 2016 | Read review
“Note that some of rooms requires using stairs to get to and from the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Q8957WAstevew, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
“It's a small hotel. Ask the managers.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancesPatrick, Nov 4, 2016 | Read review
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