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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
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Provo, Utah
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“BEST Little Hotel in Newport”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

This feels like a European Boutique hotel. The staff could not be friendlier or more accommodating. The rooms are small but clean and nice. We had regular rooms as well as the family suite and they were perfect. LOVED having the beach toys and amenities. Great breakfast, snacks and movies for use. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Very happy to hear you enjoyed the Family Suite. When my own family comes to stay, we enjoy it too! Hope you come and visit again
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Norwell, Massachusetts
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

We have stayed here several times and each time it feels more like home. This hotel is the definition of upscale comfortable. The rooms are tastefully appointed, the beds are just right, the showers have great water pressure, and the rooms are immaculate. Probably the cleanest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. I personally like that they deliver the LA Times to your door each morning. There’s nothing like having a fresh croissant, coffee and the paper to start your day.

The hotel’s location can’t be beat - it’s just a block from the beach on the Balboa Peninsula and about 2/10th of a mile from the Newport Beach pier. As one who is used to great beaches and beach towns in Massachusetts, I have to say that these beaches are special both for their expansiveness and because, when it is sunny, the skies are cloudless and crisp. The hotel provides beach towels, beach chairs, sand toys for kids and boogie boards, which means if you are traveling by air (the hotel is about 15 minutes from the John Wayne Airport - SNA), all you need to bring is your bathing suit and sunglasses. While the roof deck has beautiful views, chaise lounges and comfortable chairs, it’s also nice to sit outside your door on the porch furniture. They have an extensive free DVD collection, satellite HD TV, a public computer with printer and free wi-fi. They even turn down the beds for you at night. The parking is easy to access (and free), which is a huge benefit in this area. All of the staff are genuinely friendly and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. It’s nice that they truly remember you from stay to stay.

Given the amenities, location, cleanliness and staff, the rates are fair and a great value. The Bay Shore is the kind of place where you could stay for a month and still not want to leave!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Very pleased you had a great stay and thank you so much for the wonderful accolade. We work very hard to be worthy of our website address; please return soon and check we are living up to our name!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

My partner and I travelled from Glasgow and stayed at the hotel during the first two weeks in July. Having read the previous reviews on this site, I was prepared to be disappointed as I didn't think anywhere could live up to the great reviews I had read however, I have to say I would have to agree with all the great things that have been written about this place.The staff are so welcoming and helpful and the hotel itself is clean and very well equipped with everything you could need to make your stay hassle free, including the free use of beach equipment, towels etc. Our room was cleaned daily and towels changed every day and then the staff would come in at night to turn your bed down and ask if you needed any more towels! Fantastic service from everyone. Great choice of food for breakfast and the cookies are first class.
The hotel is in a perfect location being only two minutes from the beech and a five minute walk along the boardwalk to the many restaurants and bars the area has to offer.
I honestly can't fault this hotel at all, for us it was just perfect and I would like to thank Ralph, Warren, Lisa and Bridget for making our holiday an unforgetable one and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

This is a wonderful little place. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful. Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Nice selection for continental breakfast and delicious cookies in the afternoon. Location very easy to get to and only 1 block from the beach. Easy walking distance to many restaurants, Balboa ferry, Balboa & NB piers. Stayed for 5 days to celebrate 60th birthday with my best friend and I can't wait until we visit again!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

My husband and I spent a short getaway in Newport Beach and could not have been happier with this hotel. It was super clean, a half block from a gorgeous ocean beach and the hotel has umbrellas, sand chairs and even kids beach toys to take to the beach! Free Wi-fi and a terrific no hassle quiet breakfast made this place a hit with us. We are East Coasters visiting LA family but every trip from now on, will include a night or two at this great little hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We recently stayed for two nights during our honeymoon trip across California. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and very kindly offered us an upgrade on arrival given the occasion. Rooms are large and very clean - the pictures do not do them justice as they are very well done out. Beach is just across the road and it's very near the local restaurant/bar scene. Breakfast and home baked cookies also excellent. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

We were guests at the Bay Shores for 2 nights, and were very happy with our stay. The location can't be beat..only one short block to the ocean. The staff, especially Ralph, is friendly, helpful and professional. It's nice to return from a day seeing the sights, and to be greeted by name! The buffet breakfast is a nice touch, as are the fresh cookies each afternoon. Our room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was large and well stocked with amenities. They offer a library of complimentary DVDs, newspapers, beach towel and chairs...it's like staying with friends! We highly recommend Bay Shores!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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