Ratings based on 114 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from las vegas

Great service, clean, close to beach

Posted Sep 16, 2016
Pros: Everything!
Location: Great location to be able to walk to the beach, the pier and restaurants
We picked this hotel because it had good reviews and was close to the beach but was even better than we expected. The staff was awesome! a 2 minute walk to the marina/bayside, 5 min across the street to the beach, free breakfast and afternoon cookies and the rooms were clean and comfortable with ALL the amenities we needed and more.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 17, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
So glad you had a great time while staying with us. Thank you for complimenting my staff, hope we see you again!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Brooklyn, NY

Unbeatable location, all amenities

Posted Aug 23, 2016
Pros: - location - friendly staff - thoughtful amenities - roof deck!
Cons: Walls are a bit thin but I admit I am more sensitive to noise than the average person.
Location: You can kayak or paddleboard at the Bay Lots of surfers at the beach Great playground for the kids w/in 20 steps Bike rental available nearby
This hotel is about 20 steps from the beach and the bay! Rooms are well-sized and meticulously cleaned. Staff is very helpful and friendly. They've thought of all of the little things that make up a good hotel stay: if you need supplies for the beach (towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc) they have it. They have a roof deck (hardly used! with unobstructed beach views. If their parking lot is full, they will make sure that they feed your meter for you when you park in the nearby lots. There's a huge DVD collection for you to borrow from, though you probably won't spend much time in your room. You'll find fresh fruit in your room upon arrival. Personal touches made all of the difference. Great little hotel by the beach!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you for your extensive review. Your thoughts are very helpful to future travelers and here at Bay Shores we sincerely appreciate your observations.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from NY

More than just a little hotel!

Posted Aug 21, 2016
Wonderful staff! Great location! Clean rooms. Very good continental breakfast. Provided us with all the equipment needed for a day at the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Very happy you had a great stay!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Iowa

Nice hotel one block from the beach

Posted Aug 17, 2016
Pros: The property is older but well kept. They do provide beach towels, chairs and umbrellas.
Location: We were blocks from dining or every type. Also a short walk to the ferry for Balboa Island which was quite interesting and of course the beach.
Our short 2 day stay started with Jenny's friendly smile. She greeted us as we checked in and was there to answer any question and also provided suggestions for activities and dining. Walt was there in the evening and continued the service with another friendly smile and suggestions and even a cork screw. The hotel itself some would say is dated, however, we found it quite charming. If you are looking for a 5 star property look elsewhere. The staff from top to bottom is extremely friendly and helpful. You are one block off the beach and the bay and within walking distance of virtually everything.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you for commending our vintage property. As the owner, I am always delighted when our guests remember the staff by name, it lets me know that they made your stay memorable. Hope to see you again!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from fontucky

Great hotel -great people

Posted Jul 24, 2016
Pros: Everything
Location: Beach restaurants
Hotel close to everything. Staff friendly & a down home feeling
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you for coming to stay!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from San Diego, CA

Perfect hotel for the beach.

Posted Jul 21, 2016
Pros: See my experience above.
Cons: Needs modern elevator. Existing requires both hands to get in and out.
Location: Beach, boardwalk, several restaurants in walking distance. Bike rentals close by.
Hotel is across the street from the boardwalk. Close to Newport Pier and restaurants. Room was spacious and nicely decorated in a cheerful beach theme (white furnishings, instead of the usual drab hotel fare). Super helpful front desk, free movies, beach umbrellas, towels and toys. Parking on site. Quite atmosphere, except for the main road outside, but closing the window and turning on the fan helped with that. Decent food in the morning to get you on your way.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review and for coming to stay. The vintage style elevator can be a challenge for those with both hands full or special needs; we are of course always delighted to assist though or to suggest our lovely rooms on the lower floors.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A night in Newport

Posted Jul 14, 2016
Pros: Location, staff and the upstairs deck.
Excellent hotel. We enjoyed the location near the beach and the harbor. We had nice views from our 3rd floor room. We had the 4th floor deck to ourselves for wine in the evening and again for breakfast in the morning. The breakfast they served was better than the average included breakfasts at hotels. The bed was comfortable. The room was on the small side but was quaint and well appointed. We will definitely stay here again when in the area.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comments; always so helpful for future guests! Glad you enjoyed the breakfast; we try to get you day started well.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from UK

Posted Jun 20, 2016
Really friendly helpful staff. Great location for Newport Beach. Beers on the roof whilst watching the sun go down.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 21, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Got to love that rooftop! Thank you for coming to stay.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Excellent service and location

Posted May 26, 2016
Great value for location. Superb service, beautiful rooftop patio, great amenities, all around pleasant stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 21, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
Great photos, thank you for posting!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

THIS PLACE IS THE BEST

Posted May 24, 2016
The staff is always there to help in any way they can rooms are comfortable we had a wonderful time thank you bay shores
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 21, 2016 by Fred, Hotel Management
That you for your 5 stars!