Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel
Lonely Planet review
No longer affiliated with Best Western, the revamped Bay Shores is kicking sand in the face of competitors with a fresh and sassy, sun-kissed style. From Endless Summer murals to surf-print wallpaper, landlubbers will be itchin' to catch a wave (or date somebody who does.)
They'll have you at 'hello' - which isn't quite fair considering the scent of fresh-baked, afternoon cookies has over-powered your other senses. But the spell never does wear off at this intimate, 25-room hotel. Remodeled rooms are a kaleidoscope of bold and beachy pastels, tempered by sleek TVs, hardwood floors, and uber-cool impressionistic surf murals. Step outside to the sundeck for ocean breezes and harborside views. The beach might just be visible if you stand on your tiptoes, stretch, and twist your neck; according to the hotel, it's only 75 paces away. Downstairs, surf the library for beach reads - from Larry McMurtry to Gore Vidal - or snap up a DVD for late night viewing. Breakfast is deluxe continental; don't go overboard on the burritos or poached eggs, there's assuredly plenty for all. Parking, wi-fi, Internet access, and boogie boards are also complimentary.
Our independent authors have visited Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Newport Beach.
Services & facilities
- No cribs (infant beds) available
- Debit cards not accepted
- American express
- Diners club
- Rooftop terrace
- Free parking
- Free on-street parking
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Free breakfast
- Smoke-free property
- Free Wi-Fi
- Laundry facilities
- Tours/ticket assistance
Description provided by property
Property Location With a stay at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel in Newport Beach, you'll be near the beach and minutes from Newport Pier and close to Balboa Pier. This motel is within close proximity of Newport Bay Hospital and Balboa Pier.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned rooms featuring DVD players and high-definition televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while VCRs and satellite programming provide entertainment. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.
Dining A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and laundry facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
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