This was our second stay at Bay Shores and as we turned off the Boulevard into the car park it really did feel "just like coming home".
Very quaint beach and surf-related decor, starting with the pleasant office-entry area. Enjoyed every employee I happened upon (including maids) - all were exceptionally cheerful and helpful. My room had an interesting very large painting of a surfer. There was plenty of drawer and closet space. The bathroom was clean and fresh, with nice wallpaper and light fixtures, and a magnifying mirror.
Very pleasant and helpful reception staff and the freshly-baked cookies in reception were delicious! Wish we could have used the sun-deck area but hopefully will be back again to make the most of this. Good location for Newport Pier and the beach.
Wow. What a great little gem! We stayed for 2 nights and had the best time. We borrowed boogie boards and beach chairs from the hotel and had a blast at the beach Saturday afternoon making memories. I recommend taking breakfast up to the roof terrace to enjoy the views in all directions. Great staff, accommodations and best location on the beach.
What a Fantastic experience. My husband and I were given an all expense paid vacation of our choice, by our wonderful daughters. We chose Calif.
The location for this little gem is perfect! The people make you feel like royalty or owners. Each morning there is a newspaper at your door, coffee and breakfast awaiting you in the lobby, and beach equipment just waiting for you to take it to the beach for a fun filled day. We had our bikes, so Warren showed us where to lock them for the night.
Best value and service you will ever find in a hotel! My wife and I travel a lot for work, but stayed in for vacation. We didn't want to leave because unlike most hotels, this one felt like home. When we return to the West Coast we will stay here and send all of our friends.
This is a hidden gem that I'll be returning to for years to come. Got in late (midnight) and was treated to their kitchen for a late night snack. Have stayed at Bay Shores twice this week making arrangements for and attending a funeral. Never have had such excellent service at any of my many stays at other hotels in the O.C. and L.A. areas.
Turn down service! That's rare anywhere these days! After a delicious dinner at the Dock, I came home to relaxing music and chocolates, after passing thru the lobby with chocolate chip aroma! People, it does not get better than this!
This hotel was exactly what we needed. Our kind of southern California. No fuss, warm people, laid back breakfast, pleasant clean room, easy parking, and best of all, walk across the street to the beautiful beach. No reason to ask for more when hanging out for visiting our relatives. In fact, it had the feel of a bonus romantic adventure.