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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Basic hotel close to the beach. It could use some remodeling. The roof top deck was the best thing about this hotel. Walking distance to restaurant, etc.

It was amazing to stay here. They pampered us with all the little extras.

Bay and ocean are within a hundred feet. Staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

While the building of this hotel isn't a 4 star, the staff and the little touches throughout, make it a very sweet, comfortable hotel. My room was spotless, extremely comfortable bed, and thick towels usually associated with a 5 star. Everything is up to date and modern. The staff goes out of their way to be helpful and friendly. I'd stay here again.

We loved our stay at this hotel. We read great reviews & wondered could such a great deal really be out there! And YES, IT WAS ALL THAT EVERYONE SAYS & MORE!!! Great, friendly staff, extremely clean & comfy & new looking rooms, great fresh cookies, free yummy breakfast, awesome terrace/rooftop with very nice furniture, great view of the bay & the ocean. On the Christmas Boat Parade Route! Free parking or else they pay your parking. Staff was really great & seemed very happy & helpful! We will definitely be back!! And are recommending to all our friends & family!

Very cool place with great staff and crazy amazing location!

Confie, clean and cozy. Great customer service and a good breakfast!

I enjoyed staying at Bay Shores! The location was convenient, just a block from the beach. I rented a bike and left the car parked in the hotel during my stay. The bike was very useful for getting around the peninsula as the blocks seem to get bigger the closer you get to the pier in the south end of the peninsula. The hotel offers beach towels, umbrellas, etc but I did not use them. Warren was very helpful and friendly during the check-in process and explained all the amenities and services offered by the hotel. The hotel serves breakfast and it's an okay breakfast included with the room rate. The rooftop area is a great place to eat breakfast or relax in the evening sipping your beverage of choice. The room was nice and the area was not noisy.

Across the street from beach, walking distance to bars and dining. Clean room, sheets and towels. Free continental breakfast and fresh baked cookies every afternoon. We'll be back!

Nice place, clean, great location, wonderful staff.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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

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!

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!

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.

1800 W Balboa Blvd Newport Beach CA

Newport Pier is a short stroll from Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, and other popular attractions like Balboa Pier are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 25-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to Mother’s Beach and Balboa Fun Zone.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 25 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free local calls, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes.

Rooms


Guests of Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Free parking is included with your stay. This motel also has laundry facilities.

Property features

Room options

Third Floor Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (7) Friends (1) Other (1)
2

basic hotel close to the beach

Everyone

Basic hotel close to the beach. It could use some remodeling. The roof top deck was the best thing about this hotel. Walking distance to restaurant, etc.

By , from Somerset, NJ on Apr 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2017

Thank you for your great feedback, Dan! I hope you enjoy ALL of your stay in Newport Beach, Next time you come to stay with us we will select one of our newly remodeled rooms ( This is a work in progress) We look forward to seeing you again.

5

1block from the beach, very friendly staff!

Everyone

It was amazing to stay here. They pampered us with all the little extras.

By , from f. kansas on Apr 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 22, 2017

Hi Connie! Thank you for staying with use at the Bay shores peninsula Hotel! We are glad you had a great stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

5

great location you get the bay and the ocean .

Everyone

Bay and ocean are within a hundred feet. Staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.

By on Mar 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 31, 2017

Thank you for your great feedback, I hope you enjoy ALL of your stay in Newport! Donna

4

sweet hotel. wonderful staff

Everyone

While the building of this hotel isn't a 4 star, the staff and the little touches throughout, make it a very sweet, comfortable hotel. My room was spotless, extremely comfortable bed, and thick towels usually associated with a 5 star. Everything is up to date and modern. The staff goes out of their way to be helpful and friendly. I'd stay here again.

By on Jan 21, 2017

5

totally recommend bay shore penninsula hotel!!!!!

Everyone

We loved our stay at this hotel. We read great reviews & wondered could such a great deal really be out there! And YES, IT WAS ALL THAT EVERYONE SAYS & MORE!!! Great, friendly staff, extremely clean & comfy & new looking rooms, great fresh cookies, free yummy breakfast, awesome terrace/rooftop with very nice furniture, great view of the bay & the ocean. On the Christmas Boat Parade Route! Free parking or else they pay your parking. Staff was really great & seemed very happy & helpful! We will definitely be back!! And are recommending to all our friends & family!

By , from Garden Grove, CA on Dec 19, 2016

5
Everyone

Very cool place with great staff and crazy amazing location!

By on Nov 15, 2016

5
Everyone

Confie, clean and cozy. Great customer service and a good breakfast!

By , from Corona, CA on Oct 10, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2016

Thank you! Hope we get to enjoy your company again.

5

great hotel stay!

Everyone

I enjoyed staying at Bay Shores! The location was convenient, just a block from the beach. I rented a bike and left the car parked in the hotel during my stay. The bike was very useful for getting around the peninsula as the blocks seem to get bigger the closer you get to the pier in the south end of the peninsula. The hotel offers beach towels, umbrellas, etc but I did not use them. Warren was very helpful and friendly during the check-in process and explained all the amenities and services offered by the hotel. The hotel serves breakfast and it's an okay breakfast included with the room rate. The rooftop area is a great place to eat breakfast or relax in the evening sipping your beverage of choice. The room was nice and the area was not noisy.

By , from Greenville, NC on Jun 20, 2016

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2016

Thank you for coming to stay and for taking the time to post your helpful review. Hope we get to see you again soon.

4

great location.

Everyone

Across the street from beach, walking distance to bars and dining. Clean room, sheets and towels. Free continental breakfast and fresh baked cookies every afternoon. We'll be back!

By , from San Diego on May 17, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 21, 2016

Looking forward to your return!

4
Everyone

Nice place, clean, great location, wonderful staff.

By on Apr 18, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2016

Thank you for coming to stay!