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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 6, 2014

we stayed 6 nights during the "rain" - even so we had a great stay, the hotel is in the best location. perfect for walking to the beach, pier and nearby restaurants and shops. The breakfast was good, much to choose from. Coffee and tea available anytime, fresh baked cookies too! Free wifi and daily newspaper is another nice touch.... More 

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

Thank you for the 100% recommendation and for your great attitude towards the rain - with our statewide drought, we really needed it! I hope you were able to get out and about at least a little while you stayed with us. Thank you again for the great review and we hope to see you again under sunnier climes. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed for a week. Great location near the beach and restaurants. Beach style atmosphere and decor. Very friendly staff. Free wifi, afternoon cookies, morning newspaper and beach equipment. Recommended!

1 Thank Tiago M
Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for coming so far to stay with us! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy so many of our amenities. If you're still traveling, I hope your accommodations are just as nice; if you're already back in Ireland, I hope you got home safely. Hope to see you again one day! More 

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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014

From the moment we arrived until we were leaving 4 days later, we felt at home. We were immediately greeted by Warren and got to know several other staff members over our stay, all friendly and professional. The breakfasts were generous and fresh, warm cookies in the evening, rooms immaculately clean, great rooftop patio with a view of the bay... More 

1 Thank mzbarb51
Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

I love your comment "just go, stay and discover for yourself". There couldn't be a better recommendation! Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for mentioning the amenities you enjoyed. Hope we can enjoy a return visit soon and again, Thanks! More 

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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had first stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel in '08 and when we arrived 2/26/14 we were hoping that it was as nice as we remembered. It was even better! The desk manager "Ralph" was still there with his welcoming smile and cookies! Our room was beautiful, immaculately clean and well appointed right down to the soothing CD... More 

Thank ladydi6Beverly
Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

I am pleased that your memories stayed with you long enough to return and am so glad that we didn't disappoint and in fact exceeded your expectations! Come back again soon, I am sure that Ralph will be just as delighted as me to be there to welcome you! More 

La Canada Flintridge, California
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Bay Shore is an awesome little hotel right across the street from the beach and boardwalk. We love this place. They offer you warm chocolate chip cookies when you check in, and a great breakfast selection is also included. Once you check in, there is no need to drive anywhere. Everything you need is within walking distance. The hotel... More 

2 Thank shirley91011
Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

That's a tricky one isn't it - when you find something great do you you tell others! Well, thank you for sharing, I can assure you that as a small boutique hotel with a vintage vibe, no matter how popular we get, we're never going to change. Now, if we were to win the lottery…! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed two nights here as part of a road trip along the pacific coast - we had room 307 - the management have made a huge effort to accommodate guests' needs and it makes for a comfortable stay. The bed was good/ everything was spotlessly clean, breakfast perfectly adequate with cereals/pastries/toast/yoghurts/juice etc. There are free DVDs to borrow -... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. As I have had less and less personal need for hairdryers (even my barber is charging me less this days - what's up with that?!), I've obviously taken my eye off of this particular amenity. Thank you for pointing out this deficiency - I'll definitely be looking in to it. Thanks so much for... More 

Murrieta, California
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Loved the hotel. Immediately felt welcomed and during our check-in. The very clean room we stayed in for two nights had a single queen bed which was sufficient. We weren't planning on spending much time in the room. But the room was nice with water and fruit on the tables waiting for us. Newspapers supplied daily, continental breakfast was very... More 

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

Thank you for your 'hands down' recommendation and for mentioning all of the amenities that you enjoyed. I am so happy that the weather and 'Cupid' played a part in making it a great vacation! More 

Peoria, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2014

We just stayed 2 nights in a room with 2 queen beds. Room was spacious and clean. Loved the mom and pop feel. Staff was warm and welcoming. The complementary continental breakfast was a great value, plenty to choose from to start your day. Loved the complementary fruit and water bottles in room. Our room also had a refrigerator which... More 

2 Thank MissBunny_13
Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review; I am so glad that we were able to make you feel so welcomed! Small, friendly and with a vintage vibe, it's our pleasure to provide those little extras that make your stay as restful and fun as possible. So glad you're looking forward to your next visit - we are too! More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Just wanted to say thanks for the warm welcome and such a great relaxed atmosphere that made my business trip so enjoyable. After flying in from London and drive from LAX, the Bay Shores was the perfect place to unwind and chill. And what a location!!!!! I made the trip back and forth from the NAMM show at Anaheim every... More 

1 Thank Roy C
Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and so pleased that we could provide some daily respite for your ears! One of my staff members was particularly envious that you were at NAMM - if you made it to the Bonham concert too, then that would just put her over the edge! Thank you again for the great review... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Really lovely hotel, a stones throw from the beach. A very homely, cosy, quality hotel with a lovely laid back atmosphere. We were a party of 6 .. Irish and Aussie ... Our bedrooms were really comfortable with lovely fluffy towels, Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries, and flat screen tv. Breakfast was an informal buffet style arrangement which suited us really... More 

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

Thank you for the compliments on our hospitality - high praise indeed from two countries (Ireland and Australia) famed for their friendly and open natures! So glad you could come and stay with us and enjoy our amenities; I hope your party gets together again and that you come and enjoy Newport Beach again at Bay Shores! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $168 - $261 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Not all rooms face the ocean. We loved our 301 on the top corner.”
 of 5 bubbles ShonaMargaret, 3 weeks ago | 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, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Note that some of rooms requires using stairs to get to and from the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Q8957WAstevew, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“It's a small hotel. Ask the managers.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancesPatrick, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“we loved the third floor - just a bit more view”
 of 5 bubbles spicyA2, 5 weeks ago | Read review
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