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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent!! Great location, friendly & helpful staff. My husband and I had a wonderful stay. Rooms are clean comfortable and quaint. The open air rooftop deck offers an amazing view of Newport Beach and surrounding harbor.

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

What a nifty emoji - very Newport Beach! Thank you for coming to stay and for the nice reviews.

Altadena, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband and I stayed at your hotel on October 1, 2016 to celebrate my husband's birthday. The service was excellent with the best hospitality from the wonderful staff. Special thanks to ANDREW who called me to let me know that the hotel had a last minute cancellation. I've tried for several days prior to book a room for my...

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

Thank you for your tenacity and I'm so glad that my staff followed up with you and that you could come celebrate with us! As one of our regulars, I hope we get to see you very soon and that we get the pleasure of checking you in again!

Ann Arbor, MI
Reviewed 30 October 2016

our room was perfect. The right size & in a fantastic location - access to the beach and nearby to venues we were visiting. The staff were family! Ralph, Warren, others... always ready to answer a question & offer helpful suggestions and directions. loaning gear we didn't have was fantastic!

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

You're now part of our family too! Hope we get to see you again, come have another 'awesome' experience soon!

Taylor Mill, Kentucky
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Short walk to the ocean. Great location next to a park. Very well maintained property with attention to detail and the focus on guests. Hospitality students should come here to see how it's done! The staff is welcoming and warm, there's always housekeeping or maintenance, landscaping or general staff around the building so it feels extra...

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

Thank you for coming to stay and for making such good suggestions! We are always looking for ways to make our guests stays even more pleasant. Glad you enjoyed your time with us and for writing us such a great review.

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Any prospective hoteliers would do well to visit this hotel. Although not luxourious, everything here is just so: Front of desk is excellent, friendly and informative. Rooms and bathrooms are scrupilously clean. Parking is available, location next to the beaches, park and marina is excellent. There is free hire all things needed for the beach and there is free cable...

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

I'm often asked to share the secrets of Bay Shores' success but there are really no secrets to share. Just hire staff who delight daily in the privilege of being in the hospitality business. I am so happy that you got to experience their delight - guests like you are why we are all here!

Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a first time visit at Newport Beach and the hotel was very helpful. They are located 1 block away from the beach. The hotel will let you check out towels, chairs, and umbrellas for your short walk to the beach. The decor is nautically inspired and they serve breakfast and have snacks later on in the day. The...

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

We love our first timers because we know it's the start of many, many more great times together. Looking forward to the next one!

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Check-in and check out was easy and quick. Staff was very helpful with suggesting places to see and restaurants. Free breakfast, bowls of fruit in rooms, turn down service with chocolates and fresh baked cookies in the afternoon made stay extra special. Over 300 DVD movies that could be checked out and watched for free. This was our first trip...

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

Glad you had a great stay and hope we'll have the pleasure of your company again! I'll be passing your compliments on to my terrific staff who were responsible for your great review.

Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Another visit to Newport Beach and back to Bay Shores... We look at other places and for value, location and amenities we keep coming back. Clean rooms, friendly staff, good breakfast, evening cookies and coffee always on. Grab a beach chair, towel and maybe a boogie board. Head across the street for short walk to the beach. Parking can be...

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

What a privilege for a business to have return guests! Thank you for letting others know what keeps you coming back and thank you for your loyalty to Bay Shores.

Placitas, New Mexico
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stay was a three-day post-reunion nostalgia hiatus. Grew up in Orange County and spent many a summer day body surfing in Newport Beach in the 50s. The hotel was an excellent place to stay. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms small but clean and well-appointed. A continental breakfast is served daily. They also provide free beach equipment (chairs,...

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

You can't beat The Crab Cooker can you! So glad to have provided our share of happy memories for your return to Newport Beach. Thank you for choosing us for your special reunion.

Newport Beach, United States
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Room was great. People were great. Location was great! What else is there to say. I know you want more but this is it. You will enjoy your stay. I think people would enjoy short responses. You require to much in the response. This will be my last review.

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

You've said it all in just a few words - but thank you for those few! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with others.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM848 - RM1,312 (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 Romantic Hotel in Newport Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Newport Beach
#4 Business Hotel in Newport Beach
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“Third floor facing ocean is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Guatewilkins, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not all rooms face the ocean. We loved our 301 on the top corner.”
 of 5 bubbles ShonaMargaret, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Third Floor Ocean View room. The Marina Bay suite or room 304 are the best two rooms in the place!”
 of 5 bubbles 930waynec, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Note that some of rooms requires using stairs to get to and from the rooms.”
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“It's a small hotel. Ask the managers.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancesPatrick, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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