More + than -
Posted Mar 30, 2017
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.