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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Not the fanciest of hotels but my gosh the staff cannot do enough for you! Freshly made cookies every afternoon. Beach towels provided clean every day. Great recommendations from the staff for where to eat and go for the evening. Fresh coffee maker in the room and chocolates left in the room! Nothing negative to say and would definitely go...

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

No, we're definitely "not the fanciest" but we're happy to get those 5 Stars for what really matters to our guests - cleanliness, friendliness and value. Hope to see you again soon!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I started staying here about 3 1/2 years ago when I moved from Palos Verdes to Denver. I stay here when I am in town, and feel so welcomed and cared for every time. Average about 3-4 times a year minimum. Rooms are clean and very "beachy", the Staff (Warren, Ralph, Jenny) all are fantastic and so helpful it is...

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

Don't worry about letting the secret out - there will always be a room for you! Thank you for once again making us your Newport Beach choice.

Anacortes, WA
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

In an area known for over-the-top conspicuous consumption, the Bay Shores Peninsula hotel is a delightful, serene and unassuming surprise. This small hotel is only steps from the ocean or the bay, and has a rooftop patio from which you can enjoy views of both. The rooms are thoughtfully equipped, and clean. I found a lovely hand-written note on my...

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

So happy to have hosted you and equally happy to have been an unassuming surprise! Look forward to your return one day.

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 1 June 2016

the staff was awesome!! Very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Love having beach chairs, towels, biggie boards and toys available. Our room was large enough for 3 of us with no problems - clean and appealing. I would definitely stay here again!!

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

Happy to supply the beach toys. Glad to hear you enjoyed them!

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is such a great little hotel for a mini getaway! The location is fantastic, the beach and bay are within steps from the hotel! Restaurants and great bars are within walking distance from it. Parking can be tricky but the staff will help you find a spot if the parking lot is full. Everything is within walking distance that...

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

Thank you for your review and for mentioning the fresh fruit and flowers. They were a past guest suggestion; if you have others, just let is know!

Lompoc CA
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Small hotel one block from the beach. Nice comfortable room. Friendly and helpful staff. They supply all the equipment, board, towels etc. to enjoy the beach. The Crab Cooker and 21 Oceanfront restaurant are within a three block walk as other restaurants.

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

I've loved the Crab Cooker for over four decades - glad you enjoyed it too!

Crofton, Maryland
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a great small hotel -- half a block from the bay beach and close to the ocean. Both Warren, the evening manager, and Jenny, the day manager are friendly, multi-talented people. The breakfast room is charming with stained glass windows and quality breakfast products. Love the croissants, but I had to cut one in half, they are too...

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

Thank you for coming to stay and for positively commenting on some of our amenities. Glad you enjoyed the shampoo - well, when we're so close to Hollywood, it makes sense!

Scottsdale
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This a cute spot located near the beach. I prefer luxury hotels, but wanted to give this a try. The location is really great, however I was missing the basic comforts of a 5 star hotel. If you are after a casual, low-key beach vacation, then this is the spot for you.

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

Thank you for coming to stay and for nicely capturing our vibe in your review.

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This isn't your run of the mill chain hotel, it's far more special. From the warm greeting by Warren (himself a gem) on the front desk, to the smell of freshly baked cookies and fresh fruit in the lobby, this hotel is the perfect choice for anyone seeking easy beach and dining access in Newport Beach. From the comfortable sundeck...

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

As the owner, believe me, I know how very blessed I am to be supported by such terrific staff! I will be particularly sharing your kind words with Warren and thanking my whole staff for being the kind of team that elicits and warrants reviews such as yours!

San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 April 2016

#1 rating on TripAdvisor and the Certificate of Excellence are earned and well deserved. This is the best hotel we have ever stayed. Room 302, comfortable, clean, beautifully decorated, real orchid in the bathroom, good alarm clock/radio/cd player, dvd player with full library in the office to check out, lots of electric outlets, two sliding windows opening to a great...

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your glowing and extensive review. It really is wonderful of you to take the time to alert others to all of our amenities, our location and our level of service. Thank you again, I and my hardworking, personable staff are so very grateful.

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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
  • 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 

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Address: 1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4515
Region: United States > California > Orange County > Newport Beach
Price Range: $240 - $396 (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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“Third floor facing ocean is best.”
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“Not all rooms face the ocean. We loved our 301 on the top corner.”
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“Third Floor Ocean View room. The Marina Bay suite or room 304 are the best two rooms in the place!”
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“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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