Fabulous hotel (more like guest house really) between the inlet and the sea on the Balboa peninsula, Newport Beach. Took my teenage daughter for 8 day trip, and really cannot speak too highly of the hotel. The staff are welcoming and just so helpful all the time. On checking in, my daughter said to me 'there's an ambience about this place I am going to love' & it did not disappoint! No need for a pool, the beach is just over the road and the hotel provides beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards.
Our stay at Bay Shores could not have been better. The staff is super friendly, perfect location to get almost anywhere, free parking, free wifi, great breakfast in their darling little kitchen, they will loan you chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, towels for the day. Fresh cookies everyday at 3pm. Free DVD rentals, rooftop deck is a wonderful place to sip a beer or wine at sundown. Comfy beds, super clean rooms, charming decor. Great maid service. This place is the best and we can't wait to go back
I booked here because of the TripAdvisor rating, which is well deserved. It's a small place so the service is excellent and personal. The room was very comfortable with so many extra touches to make you feel looked after. Perfect location for the beach, restaurants and shops around the Newport Pier, and a great base to explore other beaches and the malls.
My husband and I stayed her last March and this past weekend. We wont stay anywhere else when in the area. So many pros about this place..location, free parking, clean rooms, friendly staff, great breakfast, beach equipment/towels, dvds, refridgerator, clean bathrooms, nice decor, seating on the rooftop, great views!! Believe all the good reviews with why this the th #1 place to stay when in Newport Beach!
Every time I am visiting my family in SoCal, I stay at the Bay Shores. Rooms are vintage in flavor, but clean and in beautiful condition. The staff makes you feel like family and you are inches from the beach. I will never stay anywhere else.
We found this place online and decided to stay for our anniversary. We each have (corporate) hospitality background and are Starwood members. Bay Shores blow us away! No hidden fees, genuinely friendly staff and our favorite, practically everything was included in the price. One very reasonable price includes the room, parking, bottled water, fresh fruit, full breakfast, movie rentals, beach towels, boogie boards, beach umbrellas and fresh baked cookies in the afternoon! We already booked for next year and want to bring our family because it was completely affordable.
We stayed at the Bay Shores Hotel on our recent trip to California. Since I haven't been back to this area of California in over 40 years it was like deja vu but not in an unpleasant way. This place was equipped with all the modern conveniences. The rooms were spotless and comfortable. It was nice to be able to walk to the beach and to the many bars and restaurants. The innkeeper recommended an Italian restaurant for dinner that was very good. It was apparent that the owners have taken great pride and care in maintaining this property.
This was our 2nd year at Bayshores and we RAVE about this hotel to our friends in Phoenix. We have never stayed at a hotel that gives a room and service like Bayshores. The staff is always so helpful and willing to go out of their way to help a guest and act as though it is no problem. We enjoyed the cookies and coffee that is available at all times. The rooftop patio is where we sat with our coffee for at least 1 1/2 hours each morning and some at night. We will return to this hotel for as many years as possible and will recommend it to everyone.
Two words: rooftop patio! We live 15 minutes away so we are in Newport all the time. We've passed by this place without really noticing it. We stayed here three days prior to the Fourth of July and were completely delighted! Two out of the three nights, we had the beautiful rooftop deck all to ourselves. You look to one side and you see the harbor and look to the other side and see and hear the ocean. It's steps away from anywhere you want to be. Rooms are a touch small but not much time was spent there. Everything is very well maintained. Beach equipment is supplied free of charge.
We couldn't ask for more for the price! This hotel offers amenities found in higher end hotels for a reasonable price. Linens, bath products and turn down service are nice! The hotel is just off the beach and provides complimentary towels and beach toys, boards...etc. We would recommend this hotel to families, those traveling on business or couples looking for a getaway. It has it all! We will be back.