A first rate operation with authentic local color--non corporate and familiar in tone. So glad to find this place. Can't overuse the terms "clean" and "charming," or "unrehearsed friendliness." (One pays a bit of a premium for these and well worth it.)
We had a wonderful stay! Perfect accommodations and location. Loved how helpful and friendly the staff was. We'll be back next summer!
Lovely rooms with great toiletries, safety deposit box, fridge and wifi. The staff were friendly and helpful, free hire of beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, boggie boards and beach toys was great. Cookies in reception each afternoon was definitely a highlight for me! Also a vast selection of DVD's in reception for free hire was great.
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT !! to start with this is maybe the 3rd time I have NEVER taken the time to write a review, so that should say something right there. I'll start by saying when we pulled up I was concerned. We are used to staying in more modern 5 star hotels and somewhat large ones. When we pulled up it looked small and just not what we were used to.
The best small hotel I have ever stayed in. Rooms were spotlessly clean and well furnished. The welcome by the night porter when we arrived at 11.45pm (after travel delays) was very warm and helpful. We were offered refreshments before we retired. The buffet breakfast was extensive and catered for most needs.
I've been visiting and staying at Newport Beach/Balboa over 40 years now. I've tried just about every type of lodging over the years. This last visit with my wife was quite a bit different than the others. I stumbled on Bayshore Peninsula Hotel and was pleasantly surprised. I've passed the hotel probably a thousand times over the years and never noticed it.
If you are wanting to stay at a cute, little hotel that covers all the little things, then this is the place for you. My husband and I try to stay here every year. The people that work here are super nice and very helpful!
During our 2 week stay in the US, this was the friendliest hotel by far. On arrival we were greated warmly and told about all the great extras the hotel offers. Not only does it offer free beach equipment, towels and body boards it also has daily yummy freshly baked cookies!
Warren greeted us at the front door, very nice and you can tell how proud he is of bay shores. This is not a luxurious hotel but if you want cozy and feel welcomed this is the place for you. The beach is nearby and they let you rent bikes and beach chairs. The continental breakfast wasn't too bad. My husband appreciated the wave and water report they post along with surfer pictures in the room.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel last week for 3 nights. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised! The hotel is tastefully done and very cozy. Ralph, Paul and Warren were so welcoming and accommodating and couldn't do enough for their guests. The rooms were very clean and had all amenities necessary, even a refrigerator and safe were tucked away in the closet.