Review: Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel

1800 West Balboa Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(800) 222-6675

The Bay Shores Peninsula boasts that it’s just 75 paces from the beach. Indeed, this friendly, affordable hotel is tucked on the narrow peninsula between the ocean and the bay. It’s an unassuming spot, everything you’d want a beach hotel to be, with a rooftop sun deck, sun-kissed style, and friendly touches like fresh-baked cookies and a library of beach reads. From $139 a night.

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From the airport, take bus 76 to the Red Hill-Main stop and pick up bus 71, which drops off at Balboa-19th, a two-minute walk from the hotel.