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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.

orange county, california
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This hotel is right in the heart of Newport Beach. To the west you are steps away from the beach, and to the right you are steps away from the bay. The room was nice with a view of the ocean. They have chairs, towels and beach gear you can use. Good amenities and the people were very friendly.

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

Thank you for coming to stay; glad that you were pleased with our location and amenities!

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Bay Shores is a cute, quaint property on Balboa Blvd. The beach is literally across the street, and they'll loan you chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc. It's so nice to just grab your stuff and head across the street and not have to worry about parking or carrying your stuff really far. It's a cute place with great staff, and it's...

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

So glad you enjoyed our community's laid back atmosphere and my hotel's vibe. Always happy to welcome back return guests so look forward to seeing you again soon!

Vienna, VA
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Although the facility is not a 5 start hotel (no restaurant, no spa, small rooms, basic bathrooms) the 5 star rating given by most reviewers is deserved because of the excellent customer service. We arrived at 1am and Bruce came out to help us find a parking spot, checked us in, helped us to the room, etc. The room was...

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

Firstly thank you so much for coming to stay and secondly, thank you for highlighting why so many of our guests give us "Five Stars". While we may not have those amenities you referenced (spa, restaurant), each day my staff and I are proud to provide what we believe to be the most important amenity of all - wonderful service.

Plymouth, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This hotel is perfect for just keeping your car parked and walking everywhere. Great park for kids next door, beach is very short walk, and many restaurants close by. The staff at the hotel are friendly and helpful.

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

Thank you for coming to stay and for telling others about your "fun vacation"!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • 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: RM914 - RM1,352 (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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“Phone and book directly with hotel they are extremely helpful and accomodating”
 of 5 bubbles 2020Heather, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms away from Balboa are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles rsmith39, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a suite if you are traveling with friends or family. Full kitchen and lots of natural light.”
 of 5 bubbles easyeats57, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms not on the Balboa Blvd side have much less traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 881ScottL, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Third floor facing ocean is best.”
 of 5 bubbles Guatewilkins, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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