We'd never visited Newport Beach before this trip, and chose the Bay Shores Peninsula based on its previous TA reviews. We can only echo the vast majority by saying our stay was very good.
As it turned out, we didn't spend a whole lot of time in Newport Beach during our stay. Rather, we explored various neighboring spots, as well as took a day trip to Los Angeles. But the time we spent here was very comfortable. All of our interactions with the front desk staff were great. (And, yes, they did feed the meter for us the one time we weren't able to get a parking space in the hotel lot.) The breakfast was just fine, with plenty of options. And the DVD library was a very nice touch.
If our travels ever bring us back to Newport Beach, it's hard to imagine we'd stay anywhere but this place.More