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Herriman, Utah
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I found this hotel online and I will return here again and again. Only one block from the beach and 5 minutes to great restaurants. The service was spectacular - warm cookies in the lobby every afternoon! The room was very comfortable and the surf decor was awesome. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. A terrific experience.

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Whittier, California
Reviewed 22 February 2017

From the great location, affordable price, rooftop patio with awesome 360 degree views, free movies, and helpful staff, to satisfying breakfast, endless coffee, and cookies at 3 pm, what more can you ask for? We look forward to coming back again and again and bringing our family.

Thank italia4me2
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I’ve stayed here a few times and have always been impressed with the amazingly friendly service – my most recent visit was no exception. The Bayshores is also very centrally located on the Newport Beach peninsula – it’s perfect for a visit to the beach. The hotel itself is a bit dated and there is some room for improvement on...

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Williamsville, New York
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I stayed here two years ago and it was great. This time I noticed the facility has definitely declined. The room wasn't as nice. The sauna didn't work. There was paper debris in the hot tub. Overall I was disappointed.

Thank Cynthia M
Fred-BSPH1, Owner at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia, I'm afraid you've reviewed the wrong property. We have no sauna and have never had one. We have no hot tub and have not had one for at least 10 years. Our numerous recent reviews clearly show that our property has not declined. I'm sorry you had a poor experience wherever it was you actually stayed. ---Fred Pratt,...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My stay was great!! Decor was super awesome - surf wallpapers, aquatic life and birds theme based soap bars and toiletries. Loved the place and the views of the ocean and back bay. Jenny, Ralph and Donna were super nice, super friendly and super helpful.

Thank Karan K
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Bay Shores Peninsula is a sweet haven in SoCal! The location is the perfect place for us to stay when we visit our high school teacher daughter. Have chosen this property time and time again! It sits on the Balboa Peninsula with the bay on one side and beach across the street, within 5 minutes walk. This little boutique hotel...

Thank farmerswifeTillamook
Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Everyone at this establishment is beyond professional and friendly. It is one of the cleanest hotels I have ever stayed in. We stayed for 6 nights and not one thing took place that made us regret our choice. Front desk crew (Ralph, Warren and Jennifer) was delightful and knowledgeable. Room staff and maintenance crew are friendly and good at what...

Thank Kim T
Foster City, California (San Francisco Area)
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The staff went above and beyond my expectations. I called the hotel because our travels took longer than anticipated and we were worried about parking late at night. Warren, the Front Desk Person ensured me that they would assist us with our parking needs when we arrived. There was one space left...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed three nights. One block to beach and nice boardwalk. Friendly and helpful staff pushing home baked cookies on you, so expect to gain weight ;) You can rent dvds and they will pop popcorn for you. Town is small and not super interesting, but beach walking was nice and there are plenty vacation rentals to admire on the beach....

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Port Ludlow, Washington
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We just spent two nights at the Bay Shores Pen. Hotel, and will stay there again. The staff was very friendly and courteous, the room was clean and comfortable. For us, the location was also very good. Fresh fruit in the room daily, continental breakfast in the mornings, and fresh cookies at 3pm


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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Address: 1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4515
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: RM937 - RM1,404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Peninsula Bay Shores
Peninsula Newport Beach
Newport Beach Peninsula
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
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“We've stayed in the same 3rd floor corner room on both visits. Views of ocean and bay.”
454haroldb, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Third floor facing 18th Street.”
flatcoatNH, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are cookies in the lobby!!!”
790kathryna, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Phone and book directly with hotel they are extremely helpful and accomodating”
2020Heather, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms away from Balboa are quieter.”
rsmith39, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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