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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This hotel is an incredible find only one block from the Newport Beach boardwalk and the sand. My wife accompanied me on a business trip so we decided to stay at the beach. The Bay Shores Peninsula is a wonderful family-owned beach hotel. Warren, Ralph and team are awesome and will do anything they can to make your stay enjoyable....

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

I am so thrilled you both had a great time. When I was traveling a lot for business, I loved it when my wife could come along and we could make a mini-break out of what might have been a lonely and tedious road trip. Thanks for mentioning the location and how convenient we are for the beach and for...

Park City, Utah
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Comfortable and the great ambiance of traditional California beach town. Great surfing art and wooden models of old Woodies with surf boards on top array the small lobby. Not big or luxurious but customer service is fantastic.. Staff are friendly, helpful and well informed. I much prefer this to a sterile chain hotel. Close to everything in Newport Beach. A...

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

Thank you, you captured our vibe perfectly! So glad you had a great stay and that we were able to provide 'vintage' service. John Severson is the creative force behind the room art; just check our website for more info on this very talented painter. Again, thanks for the review and hope to see you again soon.

Winter Haven, Florida
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed 6 nights at this fantastic hotel filled with tons of extra special touches-from the friendly and informative staff to the daily warm cookies, the nice touch of turn down service with delicious chocolates, morning breakfast, quality Evelyn and Crabtree toiletries, clean room with comfortable bedding, nice thick towels, large flat screen TV mounted on the wall, granite counter...

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

Thank you for coming to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review. We take a lot of pride in seeking out little luxuries for our guests and so I'm so pleased you noticed all our efforts from the soap to the cookies! I'll be passing on your compliments to all the staff; again thanks for...

Palo Alto, CA
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights between Jan 2-4 to attend a nearby wedding. From check in to check out, the staff was great and so accommodating even if we weren't in the room too much. We appreciated the fresh afternoon cookies, being able to borrow things to take to the beach, and letting our friends use some of the...

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

Thank you for staying with us during your celebrations; our congratulations to the happy couple! I appreciate you mentioning tour experienced and knowledgeable staff; many of our employees have been with the hotel for over ten years and some in fact, over twenty! I hope when you come to stay again, you'll have more time to enjoy our other amenities...

Albuquerque
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Bay Shore Hotel is for those who appreciate comfortable surroundings, a great location(two blocks to the beach) and wonderful service. Everyone we encountered was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. We were made to feel welcome immediately and even though we arrived early, the room was ready for us. Our room felt like a California bungalow. Whoever decorated knows how to...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review - I wish I could take credit for the decor and 'all the little things' you mentioned but as with everything else great in my life, that's my wife! Joking apart, everyone at Bay Shores takes great pride in making the hotel feel like a home away from home and nothing gives us greater...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This was an amazing hotel, could not have asked for more. The staff were incredible and did everything to make our stay perfect. There were lots and lots of little things that made this stay so special such as the beautiful roof top terrace where on one side you could see the harbour and the other side beach. The hotel...

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

Thank you for providing our first review of 2014 - Happy New Year to you all in the UK! We very much appreciate you coming so far and staying with us and for describing us as "amazing" ! I hope you had a safe return journey home; when you're ready to come back, the sun, the sand and the cookies...

Arcadia, California
Reviewed 23 December 2013

I needed to find a room near Hoag Hospital for a business meeting the following day. I usually stay at the Holiday Inn Express on Coast Highway, but they didn't have any rooms available on such short notice. Based on the glowing reviews I saw on TripAdvisor, I decided to give Bay Shores a try. The location can't be beat,...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such an expansive review - the comments of seasoned travelers such as yourself are always most welcome. I appreciate your observations on decor and space - we do bill ourselves as "small, friendly and with a vintage vibe", - but apologize for the non operative hairdryer which isn't part of our vibe...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2013

This place was a wonderful place to stay. The staff are so friendly and helpful that we felt at home immediately. Rooms are lovely, cookies add the final touch. Wireless internet was great. We had all our questions answered with lots of recommendations for things to do. We could easily have stayed a week.

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

Thank you for your review - I'm so glad that we could make you feel right at home! Looking forward to you coming for a whole week next time; the cookies will be waiting!

Upland, California
Reviewed 17 December 2013

My wife celebrated her 60th birthday on the 16th of Dec, so we decided to stay at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel and go on a boat tour at night. The Hotel is located a very short walk from the beach and has 3 floors. We stayed on the second floor. The room was very cozy, just the right size...

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

Firstly, congratulations to your wife on her 60th birthday and thank you for coming to spend such a special event with us! I appreciate you mentioning little details like water pressure, cleanliness and bed comfort to your fellow travelers because those things can make all difference between a good stay, and a great stay. We of course aim to make...

Richfield, Utah
Reviewed 16 December 2013

This is the perfect hotel for a family vacation. They have everything you need to enjoy the beach, chairs, towels, and even toys for the kids. It's a little pricy, but well worth it. I love the fresh bagels in the morning and cookies every afternoon. The staff is so accommodating, and all the rooms are clean and fresh. It's...

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

Thank you for coming to stay with us and for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm so glad that you found everything to your liking and that your children were able to enjoy the beach toys. I'll share your sentiments with my staff; they will be thrilled that you noticed their high level of service. Come...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: $223 - $348 (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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“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.”
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“we loved the third floor - just a bit more view”
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