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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

I found all staff lovely, warm and very helpful. A home away from home and I'm from Australia. Top quality toiletries and linens. Beds were comfortable and rooms quaint nautical and cosy. I highly recommend it for short or long stay. Rosemary, Melbourne Australia.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank RoseMall
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We're so glad that we were able to be your host while you were so far from home. We look forward to you coming back to these parts and providing you with the same great experience. Travel safely!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

We would never have found this gem without TripAdvisor reviews and we see now why people rave about the Bay Shores. We stayed 2 nights with our two teenagers in their suite (unit 100). We had a large living area with full dining table for 6, a queen bed, two sofas and a half bath. In addition was a separate bedroom with a king bed, and a large full bath with double sinks. Very comfortable beds and great shower.
Our room was spotless and when we arrived a card was on the bed welcoming us. The staff are just as wonderful as everyone says and go out of their way to make you feel at home. The location of this hotel is wonderful with a quick stroll to the bay, the beach and Newport Pier. Lots of restaurants near by, bike rental and easy 10 min drive to Newports Fashion Island for great shopping. Breakfast was good each morning and coffee and tea were available all day, not to mention the 3pm freshly baked cookies. We loved our time at Bay Shores and would highly recommend this wonderful, hospitable hotel. Oh, and we arrived home to a postcard thanking us for our stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank roomforfour
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review; I am very pleased that your whole family enjoyed the stay and that your room was to your liking. I'll be sharing your compliments with my staff who I know will also be happy to know that your stay was a success.
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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

First visted May 2011 and have been back twice since then, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. Spring time brought other family members (mid 20's) and they loved the place too. Hotel and staff GREAT as always and we'll be back again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank VAN-BC-Traveller
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than having return guests! So glad that you chose to come and stay with us again; we certainly look forward to seeing you when you come back to Newport Beach.
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San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

It's a perfectly nice, clean place to stay with nice staff, free parking, free wifi and a great breakfast. Our only complaints are (at least in our standard queen room) they had a funky shower head that wasn't very pleasant and the large windows faced the sun (in room 207) and didn't have black out curtains that you could close. So in the morning you better have an eye mask or the sun will shine thru the thin curtains and wake you up.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael G
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
We're so sorry that you couldn't locate the blackout curtains; they are hung very close to the regular curtains and sometimes it can appear that there is only one set there. We've taken a look at that shower head for you too and made sure that it is acceptable for the next guest. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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Marion, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

I love this little hotel! Exceptionally clean, well appointed rooms and public spaces. The staff is EXCELLENT! Bridget is just about the nicest person I met while in California for a week on business, she is a gem! The hotel is close to the beach, but watch the sunset from the 4th floor sun deck, very relaxing! The fresh hot cookies at 3 pm are only rivaled by the abundant breakfast served in a quaint nook each morning. Definitely will return!

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank Denise S
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
So glad that you'll be returning one day; nothing gives us greater pleasure than to welcome back friends! Thank you for complimenting my staff; I am very proud of all of them and I am glad that they made your stay enjoyable.
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Northeast Iowa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed here at the beginning and end of a business trip to Annaheim. What a treat! The staff is so incredibly helpful and nice. Yes, the rooms, bathrooms, breakfast room are small- it's a cute little vintage hotel and you're a block from the beach and the harbor! The rooms have just the right amount of "kitsch." It's nice to have breakfast right there, and there's coffee and cookies all day. They have their own parking lot, which was great, and a washer and dryer if you go for a stroll on the beach and get accidentally soaked by a rogue wave (like I did.) There are restaurants within walking distance, but we weren't terribly impressed with the ones we chose. Sol Grill was quaint and the piano player was a nice touch, but the food was not wonderful. We enjoyed the Rock and Lobster (I think that' what it was called- something like that) and it too, was OK, not great. However, everyone in Newport Beach was great.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MsSmartpants
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for your review - yes, that's who we are small, friendly and with a vintage vibe! I'm sorry some of the nearby restaurants weren't quite up to scratch; when you come back, stop by the Front Desk and let us find you something you'll enjoy as much as your recent stay with us.
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a friend's wedding and it was a wonderful stay! Rooms were well kept, well stocked, the continental breakfast was plentiful, there was free wifi, and the staff was very friendly.

Sure, the breakfast nook could be bigger, sure the parking lot is small, and sure its not right on the beach. But they do really well making something wonderful out of what they have. At least they WILL pay the city meter for you! Other hotels leave you on your own in similar situations. They also have beach towels, chairs, and toys for free to borrow.

The card in our room welcoming us when we arrived, and the card they mailed thanking us for our stay after we got home were extra nice touches! No one does that kind of thing anymore it seems. We would definitely stay here again if we return to Newport Beach!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank D85
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write; I am so glad that you enjoyed the personal touches. We want every one of our guests to feel welcomed on their arrival and thanked for choosing us when they get home. Hope you do come back to Newport Beach some day; it will be our pleasure to serve you again.
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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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