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Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel Reviews

Three Wonderful Nights

Clinton, NY - August 2014

My husband and I just spent three wonderful nights at this hotel and it couldn't be better. You name it - they had it there for you - from beach towels, chairs, hot cookies, DVDs, a clean and comfortable room, free breakfast, free parking, and a friendly staff. I would go back here in a heartbeat if it wasn't 3,000 miles away from home. I highly recommend this hotel!

Friendly, Convenient & Fun

Darian, CT - August 2014

Traveling with 3 college-age kids, we stayed at Bay Shores as first stop in California. Outstanding, and better than photos suggest: friendly, convenient and fun, with great restaurants nearby. We traveled by rental car, and parking was a minor issue, as hotel was full and street parking is limited, but staff made sure it was not a problem.

Great Location, Hospitality & People

Houston, TX - August 2014

Just excellent. Great location, hospitality, and people. No complaints whatsoever. Affordable, too. I even received a postcard in the mail from Warren, thanking me for my stay (in addition to a note on my bed when I arrived, welcoming me) I'll be back next time I'm in the area and looking for a place to stay, that's for sure.

Great Little Place with a Family Feel

California - August 2014

Stayed here while my sister and her family were in town from Colorado. Great location, the teens could walk straight down to the beach to surf. Staff is incredibly friendly. Rooms were clean, cool and comfortable. They have chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and towels for you to borrow for the beach. Great little place with a family feel and perfect if you prefer to stay out of the giant hotels.

Best Place to Stay in Newport Beach

Los Angeles, CA - August 2014

I have stayed at the Bay Shores Penninsula Hotel several times now, first on business and then recently on personal travel and I am always impressed by the stellar service and the quaint charm this 25 room hotel provides its guests. On my most recent trip the staff was kind enough to honor our request for a beachview room and was always extremely personable and attentive to our every need.

Best Place on the Boulevard!

Australia - August 2014

We booked this place on a trip from Australia and we were so happy with our choice! Staff were amazingly friendly, breakfast included and the rooms were really comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for something with a bit of old world charm that's different from every other hotel you stay in.

Little Charmer

Southern California - August 2014

Mom and I did a "bucket list" two day trip to Newport, shopping all day one day at South Coast Plaza and Crystal Court, stayed at the Bay Shores that night and shopped Fashion Island the next day. A friend warned me away from the peninsula this time of year due to " a lot of partying".

Warm, Friendly Staff

July 2014

Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel was very nice. It's not a "chain", it's a quaint small hotel with all the basics; plus a warm and friendly staff, fresh baked yummy cookies in the afternoon, beach access right across the street, and a nice roof terrace that is perfect for starting your day enjoying fresh fruit, bagels and coffee that are provided as part of your stay.

Favorite Place to Stay

Ontario, CA - July 2014

Favorite place to stay when I'm in the area. Rooms are clean, hotel is in a great location close to both the Newport and Balboa piers. Food and drink are just a short stroll away in a beautiful setting regardless of your desired choice. All you need for a day at the beach is at your disposal and the staff is always there to give you options - great suggestions and recommendations for dinner and fun.

First Rate Operation

Santa Monica, CA - July 2014

A first rate operation with authentic local color--non corporate and familiar in tone.  So glad to find this place.  Can't overuse the terms "clean" and "charming," or "unrehearsed friendliness."  (One pays a bit of a premium for these and well worth it.) 

Amazing Place!

UK - July 2014

Lovely rooms with great toiletries, safety deposit box, fridge and wifi. The staff were friendly and helpful, free hire of beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, boggie boards and beach toys was great. Cookies in reception each afternoon was definitely a highlight for me! Also a vast selection of DVD's in reception for free hire was great.