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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Loved the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel. Friendly older gentleman greeted me and knew everywhere to go in Newport Beach. I think his name was Fox. I thought he must be the owner because he was too good to be an employee. Anyway, absolutely loved my stay at your hotel. It's the perfect location!

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

"Fox", love it, I think I'll change my name! Actually in fairness, while it may well have been me (Fred) it could equally have been any of my male staff who take such pride in their work, you could easily mistake them for the owner. And of course, the gals on my team are just as friendly and knowledgable, its... More 

Midlands, England
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Even though this hotel is rated number one in Newport I was a little unsure about it, given the lower star rating. All I can say is that I am so glad I decided to stay there. I had two separate visits to the hotel, one of two days and one of four days and two different rooms- all the... More 

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

And we're glad you "decided to stay" here too! Really appreciate you mentioning so many of our amenities and our location in your extensive review... which you said you were "reluctant to to finish"! You know, if you do think of anything else, you can always write another! Hope you come back one day, we loved hosting you. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

All around excellent stay. Close to everything including the beach bike rental restaurants sights and bars, great staff, clean rooms. It's not the Four Seasons from a room standpoint obviously but very clean, no smells, good ammenities like beach equipment to use, huge selection of DVDs for free, great breakfast and did I mention great staff :-) You are right... More 

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

Thank you for describing us as a "perfect stay", also thank you for mentioning the potential noise. At busy times, because we are so close to the beach and many of the area restaurants, we can have a certain amount of traffic. The rooms to the rear of the hotel are quieter so please request these next time you book,... More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights at the Bay Shores and found it to be a perfect location for visiting family and friends in the area and going to the beach, which is one block away. Since we were still on Central time for the first day or two, we appreciated that coffee and light breakfast was available very early in the... More 

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

Oh, those time changes can be a bear - I'm still trying to just cope with 'springing forward'! Glad the newspaper and the coffee were there to greet you and other fellow early risers. Thank you for coming to stay and for your review. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I want to love this place. I truly do. Honestly, the service was great, the rooms comfortable, the location is divine, and they have warm cookies served every afternoon. Honestly, what more could you possibly want? And then, on night 2, there was sand in my bed. Now, you may be thinking--it's a beach hotel. If you're on the beach,... More 

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

Sorry for your 'scratchy' night - please know that my staff are there 24 hours and if you ever have that experience again, just call the front desk and we'll happily strip and freshly remake your bed. Glad you enjoyed the service and location, I hope we see you soon. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Spent a couple of nights at the Bay Shore and it ended up being an excellent choice. As I said in the title, the fresh baked cookies each afternoon really hit the spot. The location of the hotel near the beach was very convenient. The room was kept nicely and the beds were comfortable. The roof top patio was very... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for the prospect of enjoying your company again. Glad you got to visit the beach and those views from the rooftop. See you soon...the fresh baked cookies will be waiting! More 

Northern California
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This hotel had a stellar rating on TripAdvisor, so I decided to give it a shot for an overnight business trip and see if it lives up to its reputation. It did. Considering what you can pay in the Newport Beach area for accommodations, this property is a great value when you look at what is delivered versus the price... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay and highlighting what we promise to deliver - location, cleanliness and service. So glad you gave us a shot and that you'll be coming back - Warren will happily be there to greet you! More 

Clarksville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

In my opinion you should not make a visit to Newport Beach without at least one stay in this Hotel. About the only thing better for my taste would be a Beach House Rental. Pros: Location, Location, Location – this hotel is about a block away from the beach and yards from the Bay side. You can literally sit up... More 

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DSM
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We just checked out after staying here for the last week. We've done Airbnb rentals and stayed at a number of hotels in the area and this is our favorite by far. For a hotel that's close to the beach, it's exceptionally clean. Our bathroom is about as clean as we've ever seen in a hotel anywhere. We had a... More 

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

Thank you for coming to stay and do hope that this is just the first of many visits, Couple of tips for the next time, please do ask us for other pillows - we have a stock of varying sizes and firmness, if you have difficulty parking on site, let the staff know, they will happily feed meters if you... More 

Altadena, California
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located on the Newport peninsula, in the heart of Newport Beach. It is basically a beach motel although there are some nice touches such as free breakfast, a roof top patio with great views and beach toys available at no charge. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We did not love our room which was on... More 

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

Thank you for recognizing us as a beach motel, that's us - small, friendly and with a vintage vibe. Sorry that the location of your room was not as expected, please know that I always want our guests to let our staff know if the location of their room is not completely to their liking. A glass of wine on... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $196 - $323 (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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