Amazing place in Newport Beach

This is one of the small best independent hotels I’ve found in my 36 years in California. The facilities are all there– buffet breakfast, coffee in room, all bath lotions, fee parking, free WiFi, free afternoon cookies in the lounge, and wonderful views of the harbour. Add to that a VERY friendly staff, all eager to help. They deserve to be #1 in Newport Beach, and in my view #1 getaway beach hotel in Southern California. Love the surfer wallpaper in the bath!

Thomas S

Los Angeles, California

Great Place!

If you want to feel like you are a guest in someone’s home, this is the place for you. Cute country cottage guestrooms and a super helpful and friendly staff. I lost my hotel and luggage keys while out, and called the front desk and they immediately went to my room and changed the keys for me and then cut the luggage lock when I returned. Beautiful roof top with an ocean and back bay view. Walk across the street to the beach. Also walking distance to the Newport Beach pier and many restaurants and activity rentals. Hot cookies every afternoon and a good breakfast. Was here for business and will return when I am back in the area.


Wonderful Stay, Great Location!

Besides the perfect location in Newport Beach, what you’ll also notice most is the awesome service from the very friendly and helpful staff. We stayed in the Bay Suite which was fantastic for the 3 of us on our weekend getaway. This isn’t the Ritz, but very clean and comfortable with complimentary amenities like fresh baked cookies in the afternoon, breakfast in the morning, and everything you need for a day at the beach (towels, chairs, umbrellas, and boogie boards.) Walk a block to the beach, and just a couple more to the pier, shops, great restaurants, and bike rentals (we rode bikes to Balboa and took the ferry to Balboa Island—so fun!) I can’t recommend Bay Shores highly enough!

Karen Idema

Grand Haven, Michigan

Great Location, Cozy, Clean and Friendly

Perfect spot with access to the bay and ocean. Walking distance to many restaurants. Staff was very friendly. Rooms were small but very clean and comfortable. Great breakfast. Don’t miss the rooftop deck for incredible views of the water and sunset.

Josh B

Stellar service, Super Staff!

Our visit to Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel was memorable and fun. The staff was incredibly attentive, and it felt more like a bed and breakfast because we were treated so well. We will definitely return again!

Michael M

Beach and surfing decor is fantastic

Second time in 2 years staying at the Bay Shore Inn on the Balboa Peninsula. Great fun hotel with excellent staff, breakfast and great beach access. Room are nicely decorated, very clean with fresh flowers and fruit provided daily. Highly recommend the Bay Shore Inn!

Arno B

The best Newport Beach small hotel

The staff was extremely helpful of all of our needs. I liked he roof top area. The rooms were well furnished and quiet. The hotel was within walking distance to the beach as well as the back bay. The staff went out of their way to assist you.


Ralph K

Stay Here & You Will NOT Wanna Leave!

Location, amenities, AMAZING staff, cleanliness, roof top deck, the list goes on and on. This place is a gem. First time in Newport Beach. Everything you want for a vacation is literally steps away. Ownership has thought of everything to make a stay special. We will be back sooner than later – hopefully.



Whidbey Island, Washington


This was a great place to stay right across the street from Newport Beach. Walkable from hotel. Staff and amenities are excellent. I had the suite with a couple of friends. We really enjoyed it, although didn’t user the kitchen. If I book the suite again I would definitely plan to cook. Have planned to go again next week, but a regular room, not a suite!


Patricia B

Hidden Gem!

This is exactly what an older hotel should be – clean, refurbished, charming, and comfortable! Staff Ralph and Donna welcomed us like we were family, and made sure we knew where to find the beach stuff (towels, chairs, toys, ice) available for guests to use. The rooftop lounge is great! Tables, chairs, loungers, and unbeatable view. Ralph made sure that we knew we were welcome to take a bottle of wine up to enjoy the sunset and that our friends (residents we were there to visit) were welcome, too. We were also welcome to use the dining room when we ordered our pizza. Our friends will have their visiting family stay there. Location is terrific – one block from beautiful beach, with restaurants, park, and shopping nearby. Post-stay follow up was in the form of an email from the owner and a postcard from Donna.


J Summer W

Bellingham, United States

The Staff makes the difference.

Great little hotel with the friendliest staff in the world. Very clean and nicely decorated. I was expecting much less for the price but I was pleasantly surprised. Parking is a little hectic but it’s worth the trouble. Great views from the roof.


A Hill

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Magic moments

From the first time you enter this delicious hotel with cookies smell you feel in a magic place. Perfect position between the ocean and the laguna, a lovely terrace, an excellent breakfast and the very nice Warren. Simply go there Raffaella, Italy

Maggie Lunel

Turin, Italy

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