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. What a mistake. This place is great! We had a wonderful time. They provide all the amenities you could ever want without charging you extra for them (e.g. breakfast, early morning newspaper, beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, high speed internet, movies, hot cookies, etc). How refreshing. The staff was amazing (Ralph, Warren, & Jenny). The room was amazing! The views were amazing! We will definitely come back here.