Booked this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews for a one night stay while in Newport Beach on business. Like all the other reviews would have liked to spend several nights at this lovely hotel. The staff were warm and friendly, loved all the little extras, and being so close to the beach at this price was unbelievable for this area!! Definitely lived up to my high expectations and can't wait to come back! Thanks Bridget for the postcard - I definitely enjoyed my stay and it was a pleasure meeting you at check-in as well as your colleagues!
The Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel is a great find. We were celebrating our 33rd anniversary on our way to visit family. The room was clean and comfortable, cookies were yummy, and turndown with chocolates a treat so rarely offered any more. Being able to walk to the beach in the morning was a highlight also. Breakfast was varied and we hated to leave! We checked out a movie, but were too busy enjoying Newport to watch it, but they have quite a selection along with beach equipment if needed. The desk clerk gave us a great recommendation for dinner also. Will definitely come again if in the area.
We really enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The staff was very friendly and our room was clean and spacious.
Some of the highlights were:
-the delicious lemon and chocolate chip cookies!
-the location is only a block away from the beach and even closer to the bay
-continental breakfast with lots of options, plus coffee available throughout the day
-rooftop deck with a great view
-use of the computer in the lobby to print out boarding passes/directions
Wish we could have stayed longer!
A hidden gem! This is what a hotel should be like! They set the bar high for awesome guest experience!
Beach towels; Beach toys; Beach chairs! It's all included!!!!!
Awesome cookies after a day on the beach that's 1 block away!!!!
Tons of movies! Free!
Included Breakfast is perfect!
Sun deck!!! On roof
Everything within walking distance!!!
This will be our new hotel of choice when visiting the beach cities!
Warren is an awesome host!
What a hidden gem this place is, didn't think we would find a place like this in America. This place says its a Hotel but the high level of personal interaction and general atmosphere makes it feel more like staying at a 5 Star B&B. The service is amazing, Ralph and the rest of the staff were very helpful and friendly. The attention to detail is very high particularly in the rooms where they have thought of everything you need to make your stay comfortable.
We stayed as a mixed group for a conference in Anaheim seeking a non-business style hotel. Loved the convenience for walk to beach and dining. Easy access for quick trip to Fashion Island after work. Staff was delightful and helpful. Will definitely return if in the area. Fresh cookies a bonus!!
Stayed three nights there - this last weekend.. Very nice and clean with friendly staff. Close to Beach (altho that wasn't why we were there). Beds and pillows very comfortable. House cleaning staff was very nice and dia grnd job on cleaning the room. Continental breakfast (hard boiled eggs, coffee, juice, toast, bagels, english muffins, butter and jam) was very fresh.
It's just like everyone mentions great, friendly staff who value their guests. Beautiful, clean rooms that are a step from your cookie cutter hotels. Cookies are great, the food delicious, walking distance to both beaches. We were 100% satisfied and are planning on staying there during our next visit this summer
We had a wonderful time at the Bay Shores Penisula Hotel in December 2012 and we later even returned in the beginning of January after visiting Vegas.
The reception is so friendly, the breakfast is good and you even get a fresh copy of the L.A. Times delivered to your doorstep every morning!
There are freshly baked cookies in the lobby every afternoon and if it happens to rain you can grab a couple of movies from the lobby and cozy up in your room.
The location is also fantastic, right by the beach and close to restaurants!
We were a mixed group, some attending a conference and some along for the ride. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The proximity to the beach and restaurants was welcome to avoid driving at the end of the day. Returning to fresh baked cookies, free wifi, parking, and breakfast really topped off the deal. The rooftop terrace is a lovely place to enjoy breakfast or just a moment of sun and quiet. Definitely a place to remember when back in the area.