Bay Shore Hotel is for those who appreciate comfortable surroundings, a great location(two blocks to the beach) and wonderful service. Everyone we encountered was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. We were made to feel welcome immediately and even though we arrived early, the room was ready for us. Our room felt like a California bungalow. Whoever decorated knows how to develop a theme, which in our case was Southern California Surfer with just the right amount of class, like the surfer boy wall paper in the bathroom with real orchid flowers above the sink. After a late night out, it was wonderful to have the bed turned down for us, with chocolates on the pillow, and a soothing CD playing. Peanut butter cookies were always available and breakfast has wonderful selections. I really just can't say enough about how I enjoyed this visit. If your ever in Newport, give this hotel a try. You won't be disappointed.