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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2012

I relied on tripadvisor to find a good hotel close to Irvine where I had a medical procedure scheduled. The Bay Shores Peninsula was rated #1 and close enough for me. My husband and I felt welcomed from the time we walked in the door! Warren greeted us with fresh baked cookies and several good recommendations for dinner within walking distance. The room is small but very comfortable bed. The DVD was important as I needed to continue an exercise program I was using. They also have a ton of movies to choose from if you want. Breakfast was ample with fresh coffee, juice, milk croissants, cereal , hard boiled eggs, bagels, and a sausage egg sandwich. Highly recommend without reservation!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

So glad that we could play a small part in your recovery. Thank you for your compliments and for choosing us for your stay.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Very friendly staff and little extras made this the perfect place for us for a couple of days.
A block away from the beach and close to shops and restaurants we did not need a car to enjoy our time here. From the free beach equipment and movies to the excellent afternoon cookies there were many little touches that make this hotel extra special. We spent a lot of our time in the hotel as one of us was not feeling well so also appreciated the roof top patio where we could eat our food and enjoy the view. The room itself was very clean and tidy with a table and chairs on the walkway outside which we also enjoyed. The physical arrangement is more like a motel than a hotel but this seems to make it even nicer with the openness and courtyard below.
We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write the review and for mentioning the amenities you particularly enjoyed. Just steps from the beaches and the shops, our location does make for a great 'car-free' vacation; so glad that you had a great stay!

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Bay Shores Peninsula, though wish we were there for longer! We were greeted very warmly by Warren and it was lovely to go to our room and find a welcome note, a fruit basket, chocolates on the pillows, good quality toiletries and other little extras which made us feel very welcome and pleased that we had not chosen a chain hotel. It was lovely sitting up on the balcony enjoying the views while having the complimentary breakfast - a nice relaxed start to the day. We borrowed boogie boards and dvds which was great for the kids. We are a family of 5 and our room was nice and spacious, clean and comfortable. Loved that wi-fi was included along with parking. It was a real treat to come back in the afternoons and enjoy freshly made cookies! We would definately recommend the Bay Shores, and hope to stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank tripgirl680
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2012

We're so pleased that you enjoyed all the extras. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than knowing you enjoyed our service and that you hope to stay again. Thank you for all the compliments which I will certainly share with my staff.

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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
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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4  Thank roomforfour
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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: $164 - $250 (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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Peninsula Bay Shores
Peninsula Newport Beach
Newport Beach Peninsula

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