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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just love this place. It is a small privately run establishment which does a great job of welcoming its guests most of whom seem to be either returners or first timers who suggest they will be back. It is situated one road from the beach however the distance to the beach is not much farther than the distance from...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good experience with this hotel: (1.) Awesome staff who was super helpful. They know the area very well and gave us excellent suggestions. (2.) Price is reasonable. (3.) Location is excellent. (4.) Rooms are nice and were very clean.

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San Mateo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location a block from the beach, superb service - feels like a family owned hotel with people who really care about your experience, a lovely rooftop patio with beautiful views, complimentary breakfast, really reasonable prices for the area. I purposely book my Southern California work trips between San Diego and L.A. to be able to spend a night here....

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 couples shared a 2 bedroom suite and really saved $. We walked the 2 blocks to the beach and later to dinner on the bay. The staff is very accommodating and helpful. The breakfast was a great money saver too. Yes the rooms are a bit outdated but for the price this hotel can't be beat. We will stay...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mix-up at another hotel led me to Bay Shores at 11pm one night. Luckily they had a room and they took great care of me. Donna got me checked in efficiently and was great. Loved the room and the sunrise out my window the next morning was stunning. Great location too. Hope to return!

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place. Rooms are clean, staff helpful & accommodating. They offer breakfast and free parking. Within walking distance (2 blocks) of the Newport Beach American Legion hall. Our room was on the Balboa Blvd side and the traffic noise was a bit much if we wanted to leave the windows open. We had to close them and turn on...

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Herriman, Utah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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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,...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: $290 - $424 (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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“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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