Ratings based on 184 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom ND

Right on the Beach

Posted May 25, 2015
Pros: Location (a walk across the stress from the beach), convenience (perfect breakfast, towels, chairs), and the staff (service is always above the line).
Cons: Luncheon or dinner napkins provided in the suites.
Location: Very nice central location for Disney, Universal studies, Crystal Cove State Park, theaters and convention centers, and of course, the Pacific Ocean!
I've stayed at the Bay Shores several times now, and each time the staff has been very friendly and helpful, and the rooms have been really clean--great vegan amenities, and cookies at 3!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 28, 2015 by Fred, Hotel Management
We just love our return guests! Thank you for highlighting the vegan amenities; if you have any suggestions on how we can expand those offerings, please let us know!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Nebraska

Cornerstone of our fantastic vacation!!

Posted May 23, 2015
This was an amazing place to stay! It was so close to the beach and walking distance to some amazing food, shopping and activities!!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 28, 2015 by Fred, Hotel Management
So glad to have been part of a great stay in California! Hope you'll come back one day. Thank you for the review
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom SF, CA

Great small hotel with a nice family feeling.

Posted Apr 3, 2015
Perfect for families, short walk to beach and town center. Welcoming friendly staff. Highly recommend if you are looking for unique, small family style hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 7, 2015 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for coming to stay and for recommending our small, family style hotel. Hope we get the pleasure of your company again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

welcoming surfer themed hotel

Posted Mar 27, 2015
We love this cozy, welcoming hotel steps from the ocean in Newport Beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 3, 2015 by fred, Hotel Management
So happy you loved our location and our cozy and inviting atmosphere!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Customer service outstanding

Posted Mar 17, 2015
I love this hotel. Old but well cared for. Rooms squeaky clean and super comfy. Roof deck is relaxing with a beautiful view. One block from the beach and they supply towels, boogie boards, chairs, toys. My only issue was that my room was on the road and it was very loud until 2 am, so not a good full nights sleep.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 20, 2015 by fred, Hotel Management
"Old but well-cared for" - me and my hotel both! I have my wife to thank for the first and my tremendous staff to thank for the second. Thank you for coming to stay and for leaving your nice review.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

ビーチから1~2分で便利! 街が清潔で安全なところ!

Posted Mar 7, 2015
マネージャーをはじめオールスタッフがフレンドリーでとても優しい人達でした。 こだわったインテリアがとても素敵!アットホームな感じがホッとします!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Jeannefrom Fort Mill, SC

Awesome...thank you Bay Shores Peninsula!

Posted Feb 27, 2015 on Hotels
This was the first time we stayed at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel. It is now at the top of our list for future trips. Not only is the hotel very up to date, clean, and quaint with great personable service via front desk personnel, it was in a perfect location to watch the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. We only had to walk behind the hotel to the bay, set up our lawn chairs provided by Bay Shores on the beach, and enjoy the decorated boats as they passed in front of us. What a view, what a special moment. Sunset walk on pier half a block away was also a memorable moment.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 9, 2015 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you for letting other folks know about our hotel and for making us 'top of the list'! Looking forward to hosting you again during the holidays - the Boat Parade is just unmissable!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Colorado

Phenomenal!

Posted Feb 25, 2015
This place is amazing, from the friendly staff to the included amenities to the central location and proximity to the beach. I was travelling for work, but can't wait to bring back my whole family!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you for your 'Phenomenal' rating! Always happy to take care of our 'road warriors' - looking forward to hosting the whole family!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Room price

Posted Feb 19, 2015
The room was not terribly expensive but I was taken aback by the smallness. Parking is a pain. The great thing is the beach is a simple 100 yard walk!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Fred, Hotel Management
I am sorry that you were disappointed by our size but as a "small, friendly hotel", that's what we are "small". Sounds like our location made up for it though and hope with our customer service and value will bring you back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom St. Paul, MN

Favorite hotel in Newport Beach

Posted Feb 9, 2015
Pros: Great location; free parking; helpful/friendly staff; beach gear to borrow; nice continental breakfast; great roof deck
Location: Balboa peninsula can be loud/busy(even in the winter) but one block from the beach, close to Newport Pier and the restaurants in that area.
My wife and I stayed in several hotels in the area on our winter trip to Newport Beach, and this was easily our favorite, including one high-end hotel on the bay. Location is excellent, just off the beach, and close to Newport Pier and the restaurants and shops in that area, but very little foot traffic in the evening (although it is on the main street, so there were cars passing). The room was comfortable and clean, with a nice bed and updated bathroom. The beach gear (towels, chairs, boogie boards, looked like sand toys for kids) and DVDs for free check out were a nice perk. Included continental breakfast was good, and the roof deck was a great place to eat, with views of the ocean and the bay just a block in each direction. Staff was friendly and helpful. Can't imagine staying anywhere else if we go back for a Newport Beach trip.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2015 by Fred, Hotel Management
Wow, thank you for the glowing review! I so appreciate your comments and very much look forward to hosting you again soon.