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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was passed over by time. You walk into a lobby with fresh baked cookies. The two owners give you a welcome card and a tour. The place is spotless and like a beautiful home atmosphere. The rooms are like bedrooms not hotel rooms. The beds are so comfortable if you lay down your gonna take a nap. The...

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

I'm so glad that you had a terrific stay! Nothing gives us more pleasure than being able to extend our hospitality in a home away from home atmosphere. I do hope you'll be able to come stay again, thank you for taking the time to leave your review.

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at the end of several weeks of travel in the USA in order to catch our breath before heading home to NZ. It proved to be the perfect choice. A slight step back in time with the decor and room, but that added to the vibe. Our room was comfortable with all we needed including free...

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

Glad you had a great trip and that my hotel could the final stop on your US vacation. Thank you for recommending the rooftop for breakfast and the boardwalk for 'pottering' - two of my favorite things to do! I hope you had a safe return home, I look forward to hosting you the next time you come over.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FIVE STARS FOR A REASON! This review is long overdue. In October we held my 40th birthday event at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel and it was such a wonderful choice for us and all of our guests who flew in from all over the country to help celebrate. The Manager Ralph and all of their staff (special shout-out to...

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

Thank you for mentioning them, but I tell you, I never take those stars for granted. I am delighted you had such a wonderful stay - I can only than my wonderful staff for that. I was thrilled to read that you had chosen us to spend your birthday with us - we'd ve happy to be part of any...

Bonita, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called the hotel to find out more about it only a week or so before our trip to Newport Beach. We spoke to a staff member named Warren who was very charming, professional, and generous with his time in talking with us. He answered all our questions and was very informative. So we reserved our 2-night stay. When we...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for mentioning the benefit of reserving early. As a small boutique hotel, with a faithful following, we are often completely booked, but here's a tip. Even if you think we are full on a particular date, we do sometimes get a cancellation and my terrific front desk staff can...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last weekend (Oct. 28 thru Oct 31) we stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel in Newport Beach. Our daughter was being married close by. My husband and I have stayed in many hotels in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. This hotel had it all. If you're looking for someone to carry your tennis racket through the lobby or fluff...

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

I am always delighted when a small detail or appointment gets noticed by our guests! We spend considerable time monitoring hospitality trends and those little 'dimmers", well, guests asked and we responded! If you have any other suggestions, please wing them our way. It's because of guest comments that we provide pillow top mattresses, fragrance free toiletries and gluten free...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 22 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!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $227 - $355 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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.”
 of 5 bubbles Q8957WAstevew, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's a small hotel. Ask the managers.”
 of 5 bubbles FrancesPatrick, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we loved the third floor - just a bit more view”
 of 5 bubbles spicyA2, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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