Ratings based on 353 Verified Reviews

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
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Dimas,CA

It's The Little Things

Posted Jun 8, 2017
Pros: Cookies, friendly staff, top floor views of the bay and ocean( sunsets weren't bad either from up there) comfy bed, chair towel toy rentals, fridge...
Cons: Parking is an issue,just don't move your car. It sure would be super awesome if they had a hot tub. No clue where they could put it tho...
Location: Great location between bay and ocean! Tons to do on the Balboa peninsula,most within walking distance. Electric bikes were really fun. Two piers close
We have stayed here a few times. Honestly it isn't the location (but that helps) that keep us coming back but the little things that the hotel offers. Warren checks you in and is very personable. The room is quaint with fresh flowers, nice decorating, vegan lotions etc, a nice sized mini fridge. The fresh cookies are awesome and really available almost any time. They also offer a excellent breakfast! Ok so no omelette station or order cook but so many other self serve options! We love it and will continue to frequent this hotel. I almost forgot that they have free video rental and $1 popcorn! Book it now:)
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 15, 2017 by Bruce, Hotel Management
Hi Cheryl , thanks so much for the kind words . Sounds like another great time was had with us here at the Bayshores . We really appreciate our returning guests. Let us know when you're heading back this way again . Take Care , Bruce
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from toronto, ontario

Special place close to the beach

Posted May 18, 2017
We loved our stay at the Bayshore. There were so many special touches at this hotel, like the fresh baked cookies, fresh fruit and water in the room, breakfast included and natural bath products. We weren't able to take advantage of the rooftop patio and beach supplies because of the weather, but it's great to have those available. Warren was an excellent host. The location was also great--a block from the beach and boardwalk, a few minutes walk from lots of great restaurants. A long but manageable walk to Balboa Pier. Loved this place!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Donna, Hotel Management
Thank you for your great feedback, I hope you enjoy ALL of your stay in Newport! We look forward to seeing you again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 8, 2017
Roof patio was very nice, view of the beach and the bay. Pleasant amenities, home made cookies at 3 every afternoon, bowl of fruit and water in the room, before bed hotel staff left chocolates on the bed! Very pleasant stay!
Comment from Hotel Management
May 15, 2017 by Donna, Hotel Management
Thank you for your great feedback, I hope you enjoy ALL of your stay in Newport! We look forward to seeing you again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from las vegas

Great location

Posted Apr 19, 2017
Pros: Hotel staff is excellent. Very friendly staff.
Cons: Rooms are fair size, I would prefer a little larger.
Location: Easy walking to pier, beach, resturants and coffe shop.
Had a great time will stay here next time we come to Newport Beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 22, 2017 by Donna, Hotel Management
Hi Ted! Thank you for staying with use at the Bay shores peninsula Hotel! We are glad you had a great stay. Next time you come we can discuss maybe one of are suites.( much larger) We look forward to seeing you again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Warm and welcoming stay

Posted Apr 17, 2017
The staff, the room and the amenities made us feel welcome and at home. Thank you! We had a great vacation.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 22, 2017 by Donna, Hotel Management
Hi 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

More + than -

Posted Mar 30, 2017
Pros: Location, location, location! The inclusion of a fair breakfast in the morning so you don't have to go out, struggle with that, lose your parking...
Cons: Keep it + quiet in the (at least, early) morning, we are tourists and want to sleep too (until 8:00am or so, nearly impossible at this place. Parking!
Great location about 3 short blocks from the Newport Pier on Balboa Blvd. and barely 1 from the seashore, great! Simple but effective, helpful breakfast included, great plus. Friendly and helpful hotel personnel in general. Clean, quite comfortable rooms but my husband and I found the pillows small and uncomfortable indeed. Thin walls seemingly in the building, early morning noises by other tenants and hotel deliveries, or whatever, were quite annoying (for us at least, every single morning of the 3 days we spent at the BSPH). Also, last but not least, parking a rather large SUV here is difficult, at times a small adventure by itself, given the tight spacing available. Beside the fact that if you arrive late from dining out, etc., most likely you will not find a spot to park your vehicle and will have to park on the street as we had to do twice during our recent stay. Still, the pluses outweigh the negatives, IOHO. That's surely why the Sea Shore Peninsula has pretty good reviews overall, granted.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 26, 2017 by Donna, Hotel Management
We are glad you enjoy your stay with us.at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, We look forward to see you back here with us again. We appreciate your feedback. Front Desk Donna
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nice small hotel

Posted Mar 30, 2017 on Hotels
Cute small hotel with thoughtful touches like breakfast, free newspaper, fresh cookies in the afternoon. Also had a nice rooftop deck with view of the marina. Room was kind of small but had tasteful decor and small refrigerator. Close to a busy street but not too noisy. Parking lot is small but will help you find parking if the lot is full. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 22, 2017
Hi Thank you for staying with use at the Bay shores peninsula Hotel! We are glad you had a great stay. Thank you for you feedback on your time with use at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel,We look forward to seeing you again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great hotel location

Posted Mar 29, 2017
Pros: everything
The hotel is close to the beach and the channel/ Walking distance to either spot. Close to Newport pier, and plenty of restaurants . Hotel staff was excellent! Close enough to walk or bike all over Newport
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 31, 2017 by Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, Hotel Management
Thank you for your great feedback, Kent I hope you enjoy ALL of your stay in Newport! Donna
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location you get the bay and the ocean .

Posted Mar 24, 2017 on Orbitz
Bay and ocean are within a hundred feet. Staff go out of their way to make your stay comfortable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 31, 2017 by Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, Hotel Management
Thank you for your great feedback, I hope you enjoy ALL of your stay in Newport! Donna
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Spokane, WA

Great little nearly beach hotel.

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Pros: See above.
Cons: Better parking.
Location: Numerous things to keep one occupied. Google Newport Beach, CA!
Cute nautical/beachy/surfer decor. Very friendly and helpful staff. Only 2 blocks from beach. Right next to park and lovely basketball court...be sure to borrow a basketball at the front desk. Location was noisy being right along Newport Beach Blvd. Parking is tight but staff tries to accommodate everyone. Housekeeping staff did their thing and did not interrupt at all. Breakfast offerings did not include egg dishes other than hard boiled and no meats, but was nice otherwise.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 3, 2017 by Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel, Hotel Management
Thank you for your great feedback, Ron I hope you enjoy ALL of your stay in Newport! Donna