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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
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Bognor Regis
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Always wonderful..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Not much more to say that hasn’t been said already.
We’ve stayed at the BSP quite a few times over the years and it’s always the same, how do they do that?
On the face of it this hotel shouldn’t be so good. It’s on the main road, it’s small and kind of old fashioned, yet somehow it works and everyone loves it.
I’m struggling to think of any negatives but if there are any it’s the traffic noise which you get if you have a sea-view/corner room and I couldn’t find BBC America on the TV so I missed the last Doctor Who, sad I know, but I’ve seen it now.
Literally just received a postcard (yes, a real old fashioned postcard) from the hotel, thanking me for my stay, nice touch.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
We're sorry you couldn't find BBC America! Next time you stay with us, just give a quick call to the Front Desk and we'll let you know which channel it's showing on. Thank you for the lovely comments and we look forward to you joining us again.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed here for our anniversary and loved this hotel. We wouldn't stay anywhere else and we will always come back to Bay Shores when we return to Newport Beach. Highly recommend this hotel. The location is perfect and the service and amenities are incredible. Lisa and Warren were the nicest people ever. We loved all the little touches like the fresh baked cookies, the free beach equipment, free parking and the free bottled water they leave in your mini fridge in your room every day. The rooms are super clean and decorated so nice. We ate our included breakfast every morning outside on our rocking chairs. It was very hard to leave and we wished we could have stayed longer. We will be back one day for sure!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
I cannot tell you how proud we all feel to receive your review! Every day we aspire to provide our guests with the best vacation experience possible in Newport Beach and from your remarks, I think we acheived just that. We very much look forward to your return; thank you for taking the time to write.
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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed at Bayshore for three nights while visiting Newport and we both loved everything about it. I requested a 3rd story room away from the street and it was perfect (heard no street noise at all). Breakfasts are great with many things to choose from. Location is amazing - quick 3 minute walk to the ocean and many restaurants. there are so many extras that are no additional charge -parking, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, cookies! :)
This hotel/b and b completely understands customer service and made our stay perfect.

Room Tip: 3rd story-off the street
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
So glad that you both enjoyed all of the 'extras' but of all of the things we wish to provide for our guests, great customer service is our priority. I am so pleased that you found the service worthy of note and that your stay was 'perfect'!
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Concord, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We booked this hotel for one night and were so impressed we extended our stay for another night. From the friendly and exceptionally accommodating staff to the outstanding amenities, every moment of our stay was perfect. There are freshly baked cookies in the afternoon, a breakfast that was way more than a normal continental breakfast, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels, all complimentary for guests. The rooms are decorated with a nautical theme, clean and each with a special personal touch thrown in; ours had a nice note welcoming us and a fresh flower in a vase in the bathroom area.

We would highly recommend this to anyone wishing to have a unique boutique hotel experience with a beautiful beach a short block away.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
So glad you extended your stay with us; nothing gives us greater pleasure than being able to provide additional hospitality.
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Penn Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a small, charming hotel within walking distance of the beach, Newport pier, and a lot of good seafood restaurants. They provide beach chairs, towels, umbrellas for their guests and offer an extended continental breakfast. It is located on Balboa Blvd, so the traffic noise is a distraction until midnight or so. We will definitely go back. Kudos to the great staff.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the quiet rooms in the annex
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for the review and the great comments. In summer, the traffic is a bit heavier on the Boulevard than at the rest of the year but your tip about asking for a room in the annex is a great one.
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Santa Maria,Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

I travel a lot for business as well as pleasure and the Bay Shores exceeded all previous experiences. Parking is a premium here and yet if their lot is full, they make every attempt to find a spot for you. The breakfast is good and the other amenities are great. The hotel looks old but don't let that fool you. Inside has been totally refurbished and the rooms are nice. Thumbs up in my book!

Room Tip: All the rooms are non-smoking but smoking is allowed on the deck outside your room so pay attention...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for the 'thumbs up'! As a business traveler we very much appreciate you choosing Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

The location was great. The water in the fridge daily was appreciated, the fresh baked cookies a nice touch, the hotel staff helpful, and the fresh flower in the bathroom sweet. The rooms were kept very clean, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast a bit more than continental. This is not the cheapest place as it was $200.00 a night but if we did not want to we did not have to drive, there was so much to do within walking distance, the breakfast was filling and adequate, we did not have to pay for parking. The hotel supplied boogie boards and nice towels and chairs( this would be the only small thing that could be updated , but at least they let the guests use them for free), so the price may seem a little steep but you save on so many other things and the staff is so wiling to help and take care of you, same as a five star.... I will be back and tell all my friends the same.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let me know how you found my hotel. With regard to the free beach equipment, with the end of the summer, we'll be taking a look and checking if replacements need to be made. Looking forward to your return!
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 Romantic 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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Newport Beach Peninsula

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