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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 1, 2011

What a lovely little place. Spotlessly clean rooms, great DVD library and of course fantastic staff. Just the right vibe here. Friendly, helpful and genuine. Loved the little continental B & B style breakfast. Much nicer than we had expected. Decor was not really my scene, but I admire that they've done their own thing, and not gone with the deafult bland hotel decor of safe white and shades of beige. We'd definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

Simple but perfect. The attention to detail is what makes this place prefect. I travel to Newport Beach once a year and ALWAYS stay at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel. The room has always been spotless. The beds are very comfortable. The rooms even have that extra mile touch with crown molding, clean paint, clean carpeting, etc. The simple breakfast is a great start to the day. Don't underestimate this place. Kids will love the beach right across the street too.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

We stayed here on recommendation from Tripadvisor and it didn't disappoint,we loved it.Lots of little touches & fine attention to detail that you don't often find in many places unless paying much more than this.
The smell of freshly baked goods wafting thru the hotel in the afternoon is fantastic,the breakfast is good,parking is made easy & free in a location that's an utter nightmare for it,the rooms were lovely & comfy & the DVD player in the room & DVD selection in the lobby were a great touch. Touching distance of the main beach & also a sheltered bay beach in the other direction. Plenty of good eating/drinking options close-by & the place has a great chill-out vibe.
My favourite touch: Chairs & tables outside the rooms on the walkways,one of each of which was a rocking chair! Oh,and free PC internet access!
Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

Great inexpensive hotel right in Newport beach. The customer service is fantastic, the 3pm snacks and continental free breakfast are great perks. This isn't a posh hotel, but it's very nice and clean in a great location one block off the beach. They let you use their beach towels, chairs, toys etc for free and there is free parking.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

Great location, easy access to the beach, wonderfully friendly service, and even chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon.

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Reviewed April 4, 2011

This place is just incredible, with staff that is beyond compare. I liked it so much I am going back next week. Room was a corner room with partial views of the sea, which was so close anyway that one could walk there in 5 minutes or less. Local small resrtaurants were so fine, The Crab Shack and Carnitas La Villa was Mexican food to die for, incredible. Charlies Chili was really good for breakfast, even with a name like that. Really good people run this place day and night and were very helpfull and seem like they really enjoy working there. On the main street but no problem with noise.
Can't wait till next week!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

Trip Advisor reviews right on the money for this place. Free everything! Parking, WiFi, business center, breakfast, cookies, movies, laundry detergent to use laundry facilities, all beach toys and towels, you name it! It's surprisingly probably free!

Excellent value. Excellent location. Literally steps from the harbor and Newport Beach/Pier. Many great dining within walking distance. Clean and comfortable. Bed linens and covers crisp and clean. Towels also unworn and clean. Well maintained considered it is a beach property. Those get wear and tear that sometimes are allowed to slide.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Address: 1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4515
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range: $157 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Peninsula Bay Shores
Peninsula Newport Beach
Newport Beach Peninsula

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