$180 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 31, 2015 Check-out: Apr 1, 2015

Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

2 stars
View map of 1800 West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
9 reviews
Awesome attention to detail!

I chose this hotel because of the good reviews and my fiancee and I were VERY pleased with our... See full review

  • Ricardo A
  • Apr 8, 2014
OC Holiday visit

Nice, clean older hotel on Balboa Peninsula. Rooms were fairly updated and descent sized. Great... See full review

  • Lewprop56
  • Dec 5, 2013
Sand and sea are calling! Come visit Newport Beach Peninsula living at its finest. The newly reinvented interiors feature an understated elegance with a deliberately residential charm. With just 25 rooms and suites, the personal and friendly staff is ready to make this vacation destination one you will return to again and again. And since guests can enjoy ocean breezes, hotel is rarely too hot or too cold. Only 75 paces to the ocean or bay beaches, each guestroom and suite boast all the comforts of home. The neighborhood location places you just steps away from the warm Pacific ocean, the best coastal dining, shopping, galleries, activities and everything that makes Newport Beach the heart of the OC and one of California's most desired beach destinations. The hotel offers free breakfast to its guests. The hotel has no smoking policy. Guests must be 25 years or older to check-in to the hotel.

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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel Rooms

Standard - Queen
Standard Queen offers one queen bed with Non-smoking, Free WI-FI, Pillow top bed, DVD Player, Flat Panel w/Satellite HDTV, Breakfast Buffet.
Standard - King
Standard King offers one king bed with Non-smoking, Free WI-FI, Pillow top bed, DVD Player, Flat Panel w/Satellite HDTV, Breakfast Buffet.
Premium - Queen
Premium Queen offers one queen bed with Partial Ocean View, Non-smoking, Free WI-FI, Pillow top bed, DVD Player, Flat Panel w/Satellite HDTV, Breakfast Buffet.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking
Ramp access to buildings

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.8
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ricardo A
Business
Carlsabd, California
Apr 8, 2014

Awesome attention to detail!

I chose this hotel because of the good reviews and my fiancee and I were VERY pleased with our stay. The attention to detail and all the little extras like the beach gear, thank you card, awesome cookies in the lobby, movie selection, and more... I would totally stay there again based on how nice our stay there was and the great location. I also just got a thank you card from the hotel in the mail! That was the icing on the cake! I can't wait to stay there again. You can quickly tell that they are trying to stand out and give you an awesome value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lewprop56
Business
Atlanta
Dec 5, 2013

OC Holiday visit

Nice, clean older hotel on Balboa Peninsula. Rooms were fairly updated and descent sized. Great location if you want to be near the beach with lots of places for eating, drinking and shopping within walking distance. The staff friendliness, helpfulness and courtesy was outstanding!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tracy VH
Business
Pasadena, CA
Nov 4, 2013

What a pleasant surprise!

Took my husband here for a birthday getaway weekend. Chose this hotel based on the other very high reviews, but doubted my choice all up until the moment we walked in the front door. The staff is super-friendly, the breakfast and daily fresh baked cookies are a real treat, the roof-top deck had nice views to enjoy your breakfast and the room was clean and updated (and didn't look at all like the pics on the website, which looked a bit drab and outdated. They told me new pics are coming soon). There are no waterfront hotels in Newport Beach and this is as good a location as you could ask for, walkable to the pier, beach, and restaurants. The free beach equipment and dvds are also a nice touch that we took advantage of. We will be back -- what a great value and extremely pleasant stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Il Farro was great Italian dining

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Carolee Boles
Business
Chicago, IL
May 31, 2013

Cute and Quaint, very friendly staff!

This place isn't extremely fancy or high end but its super cute. It's literally a 2 min walk to the beach (right across the street). They offer free beach towels and boogie boards, umbrellas and chairs for your use, even on the day that you check out. Free parking. Very personable and open kitchen. They have free video rentals and have a very wide selection. They also have a rooftop deck to sit and chill with a view of the harbor and ocean. Downfall was that our tv wasn't hooking up to the DVD player so we couldn't watch our movie. Overall a great place close to everything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mallory M
Business
San Diego, CA
Mar 4, 2013

Fantastic Weekend Getaway

The staff was cheerful, friendly and very helpful. My boyfriend and I wanted a quick & easy getaway for the weekend, and this place was highly recommended. I can see why now - the rooms were clean, bright and comfortable. The rooftop deck was great - we watched sunset from the top with a bottle of wine, and enjoyed our complimentary breakfast up there one morning too. The location is great - a block from the ocean, 2 from the Newport Pier and easy access to the Highway. next time I'm in Newport, I'll be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
shauzer
Business
Utah
Feb 12, 2013

perfect location, nice staff

rooms clean and comfortable. would steer clear of ground level units facing the parking lot if possible.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

take the ferry over to Balboa Island and walk through the shops.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
beach run
Business
riverside, ca
Jan 10, 2012

Incredible!

Wow! This is a great hotel. A roof-top deck, with views of both the ocean and the back bay. A quick walk to the beach boardwalk. Clean, comfortable rooms. Yummy cookies and breakfast. I will most defintely stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mer C
Business
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Oct 17, 2011

We loved staying here!

We loved staying at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel! It felt like we were staying in a bed and breakfast, it felt like staying in someone's home, which we really liked. There isn't a whole lot of parking, but they will feed the meter in the city lot across the street, which is really nice. There's fresh cookies every day at 3, and they stash the leftovers in a cookie jar in the kitchen area. Breakfast isn't much to write home about, but it's nice that it's there! We had a turn down service every night with chocolate on our pillow. They gave us new toiletries everyday. The room was clean, but the baseboards could use a deep clean. Overall we loved our stay and will definitely stay there the next time we travel to California!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We enjoyed breakfast at My Galley, just a little ways down from the Bay Shores. Awesome breakfast burritos, coffee and iced tea!

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Review of Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NorCalMan
Business
Folsom, CA
Mar 25, 2010

Comfortable, pleasant stay

Stayed for several weekdays in order to visit relatives in the area. Just a few blocks away from the Newport Pier. Though it is on the busy Balboa Blvd, the windows (which opened!) effectively blocked the noise of traffic. The parking was a bit tight, but the staff will feed parking meters for you in the lot across the street if you ask them to. The room was rather small, but comfortable. The breakfast was average (as in many hotels), but they offered 24-hour access to a few food items (bagels and cookies), which was nice. I enjoyed taking my breakfast and newspaper up to the rooftop, where there are tables and chairs, and enjoying the view of the ocean and harbor while I ate. I would recommend it and would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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