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4.5 out of 5

"You can't beat the location. The hotel is a little rough around the edges but the staff and the location more than make up for it. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 19 Jun 2017

Hotel Description

Beach hotel near Huntington State Beach

Walk to the beach

A stay at this Balboa Peninsula hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Newport Pier and 2 miles (3 km) of Balboa Pier. Also, Balboa Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Newport Harbor Nautical Museum is within 2 miles (3 km).

Fun at the beach

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free Internet in public areas. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also offered.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 25 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include DVD players and refrigerators.

First & Second Floor Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$176* Per night/room Jan 1 - Jan 2

Third Floor Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 King Beds

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Everyone (4) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The whole staff were so welcoming that you felt like part of the family—seriously!!! They suggested activities and places to eat and would jump on the computer to look up anything for you. They serve FRESH cookies every afternoon and have breakfast sandwiches, muffins, cereals, fruit, coffee and hot cocoa for you to get yourself for breakfasts or snack. They have beach towels etc that you can use. Oh yea—the rooftop patio is really nice with great views—we went every morning to eat breakfasts then evening for beautiful sunset! We’ll definitely stay there again!!!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 2, 2019 by Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Thank you for your positive feedback. I am so glad you had a great time here in Newport Beach. Cant wait to see you again. Front Desk -Donna

5 out of 5
I loved this place. It is a throwback to earlier times when local Mom and Pop hotels existed. I would absolutely stay at Bay Shores again.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 10, 2019 by Fred Pratt, Owner

This might be one of my favorite reviews to date! I'll have to send it to my staff to say thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

4 out of 5

Great location!

You can't beat the location. The hotel is a little rough around the edges but the staff and the location more than make up for it.

Posted by , from Wrightwood, CA. on Jun 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2017 by bayshores

Thank you for your feedback, John! Hope you enjoy ALL your stay in Newport! Donna

5 out of 5

Great hotel steps from ocean and fun things to do

Great hotel staff Warren was amazing,located close to food and shops.breakfast was basic but hit the spot both mornings.small parking lot but with the downtown app didn't need to move the car thanks warren!!! Great lil hotel a must to stay at

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 16, 2016 by Fred

Don't we have great staff! As owner, I am very lucky. Thank you for your review, hope we see you again.

5 out of 5

our stay there starting off wild from the start,

Pros: every thing staff every one
we arrived, and the party started, the up front person warren on my goodness he had all of us laughing from the start and then we had him do the same. it took us about 45 min. to ck in we were having so much fun. the hotel so nice we did not want to leave. every one we talk to there went out of there way to help you. great staff. wonderful cookie @3:00 wonderful every thing. Thank you to all of the staff for making our stay wonderful the blairs and the ellers

Posted by , from nuevo on Aug 27, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 15, 2016 by Fred

Well, I think the tagline "The Happiest Place on Earth" has been taken by another local business, but so glad we could bring smiles to your stay!

4 out of 5

Great staff and location

Pros: Quiet
These guys know how to make a person feel good. Very courteous. Remembered me by name-wow, imagine that. Very clean, comfortable, and decent clientele too. The best experience I've had on the coast hotels that are located in tourist area. These guys rock. The only thing that was so-so was the breakfast- if you want something really good you will have to go out. That's it.

Posted by , from Palm Springs Ca on Aug 23, 2012

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2015 by Fred

Sorry that our breakfast was not to your taste but glad that you had a great stay otherwise. Hope we see you again!

3 out of 5

Motel not a Hotel

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
The location and staff are wonderful but don't get this motel confused with a classy hotel. We had to leave after one night because of several reasons: Cars driving up to the door during the night, kitchen was behind our room so in the morning we could hear every microwave beep along with every conversation ( no sleeping in), and there wasn't a comfortable place to sit in the room to read the paper besides 2 narrow armchairs... We spent the day at the beach and then got a hotel for the rest of our week-end.

Posted by , from California, USA on May 24, 2012

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2015 by Fred

Small, friendly and with a vintage vibe is how we describe ourselves so sorry that there was confusion. Glad you found somewhere more to your liking for the rest of your trip and that you were still able to enjoy Newport Beach.

4 out of 5

We agree with all the reviews; we loved it here and would come back again; they treat you like family!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Noisy, musty odor in suite
Making a reservation with the woman who works here was fabulous; she was very patient and helpful and gave us a lovely room. It was clean (there was a little musty odor but they should put a smelly thing in there) but all in all, it was a great stay in a great location....the other reviews mention all the perks you get; it's a great value.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2015 by Fred

Thank you for commenting on the great value and glad that you had a great check in experience. Hope we get the pleasure of your company again!

4 out of 5

Quaint hotel in a great location.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
We enjoyed staying at the Bay Shores. Our room was nothing fancy but it was very cute and clean. We also had access to a rooftop deck, which was nice. The hotel is right on PCH. The location made it easy to wake up in the morning and go for a run along the ocean. We were also able to walk to restaurants and shops. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone looking for an alternative to a chain hotel like a Marriott or Ramada.

Posted by , from Philadelphia, PA on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Very good accomodation.

My family and I enjoyed our stay at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel. It's very accesible to almost everything. You just walk two blocks and you are in crab cooker. You will just accross the street and you are on the shore line where you can do biking, surfing, etc. Back of the hotel, you can do fishing, paddle boarding, boating and a lot more. A lot of activities nearby. Staffs and crew were very friendly and accomodating. You don't have to bring anything, they will provide you umbrella's, chairs, towels almost evrything you need to enjoy the beach. My children enjoyed their breakfast too. It's free. We feel at home in this hotel. We will come back and check in again.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010

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About the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

Location 1800 W Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Property Features

WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is available daily. The business-friendly Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel also features a rooftop terrace, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This Newport Beach hotel is smoke free.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (13.6 km / 8.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 2:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 2:00 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 10.00 per day

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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