My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at the Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel. Just across the road is 18th Street which is on Newport Beach. We were lucky to be there to see the huge waves caused by the remains of Hurricane Marie. The hotel is a short cab fare from Balboa Island, we recommend a visit to Catalina Island, it's just an hour away on the 'flyer'.
This hotel is great! We quickly checked in, got towels, chairs, umbrella and walked across the road for perfect afternoon on the beach. Everyone working at the hotel was helpful and happy. The room was clean and spacious, location was ideal, breakfast was yummy. The hotel already has a ton of wonderful reviews and we know why!
My daughter and I stayed for 4 days, it was great. The room was nice, small but knew that from reviews, and it was booked last minute and the only room left. We loved it! Where can you ever stay that you can open the windows? Such a charming boutique type of hotel. Everyone that works there couldn't be nicer and or more helpful. We didn't want to leave.
My husband and I just spent three wonderful nights at this hotel and it couldn't be better. You name it - they had it there for you - from beach towels, chairs, hot cookies, DVDs, a clean and comfortable room, free breakfast, free parking, and a friendly staff. I would go back here in a heartbeat if it wasn't 3,000 miles away from home. I highly recommend this hotel!
Traveling with 3 college-age kids, we stayed at Bay Shores as first stop in California. Outstanding, and better than photos suggest: friendly, convenient and fun, with great restaurants nearby. We traveled by rental car, and parking was a minor issue, as hotel was full and street parking is limited, but staff made sure it was not a problem.
What an AMAZING first visit (¬ the last) to bay shores!!
Just excellent. Great location, hospitality, and people. No complaints whatsoever. Affordable, too. I even received a postcard in the mail from Warren, thanking me for my stay (in addition to a note on my bed when I arrived, welcoming me) I'll be back next time I'm in the area and looking for a place to stay, that's for sure.
Stayed here while my sister and her family were in town from Colorado. Great location, the teens could walk straight down to the beach to surf. Staff is incredibly friendly. Rooms were clean, cool and comfortable. They have chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and towels for you to borrow for the beach. Great little place with a family feel and perfect if you prefer to stay out of the giant hotels.
I have stayed at the Bay Shores Penninsula Hotel several times now, first on business and then recently on personal travel and I am always impressed by the stellar service and the quaint charm this 25 room hotel provides its guests. On my most recent trip the staff was kind enough to honor our request for a beachview room and was always extremely personable and attentive to our every need.
We booked this place on a trip from Australia and we were so happy with our choice! Staff were amazingly friendly, breakfast included and the rooms were really comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for something with a bit of old world charm that's different from every other hotel you stay in.