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Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4875 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92106   |  
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Ranked #124 of 270 hotels in San Diego
OC, CA
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“Not worth the money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Room smelled very stale when we arrived. Furniture and decor is way outdated. Kids were in the parking lot after 11 pm with their skateboards making a lot of noise while people trying to sleep. No hotel security in sight to stop them. Called the front desk as I forgot to checkout online and they could care less and felt staff is lacking in genuine customer service.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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cpoissot, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear past hotel guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are sorry to hear your stay with us was less than pleasant. Please contact me at cpoissot@holinnbayside.com, so I can obtain additional details regarding your stay. Again, we regret that this impacted your experience at our hotel and hope to have the honor of serving you again should your travels bring you back to San Diego.

Sincerely,

Charleene Poissot, Director of Sales & Marketing
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed there for my anniversary, view was great toward the water although you also have a view of the roof tops below. Room had plenty of space and bathroom was super spacious. Hotel staff was courteous and very efficient (valet, bellman, check in & out)

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Bayside June 16-19 for a long needed vacation with the hubby. The location was great!!! Many restaurants nearby, and the hotel has an onsite restaurant and bar, both of which were excellent!! We stayed in the two room suite, and it was spacious and very clean. Hotel has a great sized pool, hot tub and a pool table and a mini golf course. Plenty to do when not sight seeing!! Only issue was that there was no parking spaces open the second night of our stay, since we didn't get back until after 7pm. We were told by the front desk that we could park in the pay parking lot next door to the hotel, and we would be reimbursed. Considering most hotels charge for parking and the Bayside has free parking, it wasn't so bad ($6) and we were reimbursed. All in all a great place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cpoissot, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our hotel. We are so pleased that you really enjoyed your stay and all of our amenities. We hope you'll be back again soon to enjoy our great city!

Sincerely,

Charleene Poissot, Director of Sales & Marketing
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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We stayed at the Holiday Inn for our first night in San Diego over Memorial Day. It was a quick drive from the airport. We didn't stay at the hotel long, as we got into town late, and moved up north early the next morning.

A few comments:
- Awesome location! right on the bay.
- Super friendly front desk staff
- room was clean, fairly large, comfortable, quiet - we both slept well
- walking distance from some restaurants; most of the places on the bay were closed by 10pm.

there was a pool and a mini-golf course, but we didn't have a chance to check them out.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have not long returned from a 5 night stay at this hotel. We were a little concerned about what we might find due to the number of negative comments, we were very happy and couldn't understand the negative comments. We had previously spent 7 nights in Anaheim staying in a place that was supposed to be higher class but found this hotel much better. We had an oversized room which worked well for our family of four, spacious and clean would have been good to have balcony but we didn't stay in room much anyway too busy seeing the sights. Complimentary shuttle to and from airport and train station was a bonus and very handy for us, we found all the staff very friendly and helpful in particular the guys who drive the shuttles and gave us great info. on how to get around to our attractions good location for us for seaworld etc. We had a few meals in their restaurant and found them to be of good quality and huge portions staff very attentive, bonus that the kids ate free when we dined and even better to get vouchers for discount at breakfast which we enjoyed every morning. Outdoor pool area was good although could be a little bigger and kids 4 and 11 enjoyed playing mini golf, while we watched with a nice beer from the poolside bar very handy, the bar staff are fantastic and service was great. Overall enjoyed our stay and hope to return one day.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cpoissot, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear past hotel guest,

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to share your comments! We loved reading your review, because we really felt it highlighted the features and services we are most proud of. We hope you'll stay with us again when in San Diego.

Sincerely,

Charleene Poissot / Director of Sales & Marketing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Stayed on business for 1 + 2 nights; room was large and functional but a bit tired; food in hotel was ok; lots of places nearby to eat out on fresh seafood; staff were pleasant; all in I may stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear AnotherBusinessGuy,

Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. We certainly do our utmost to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, so we are very pleased to note that you were satisfied with the level of service, facilities and the location of the hotel. It encourages our team members to work even harder and consistently delight our guests. Once again many thanks for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,

Janice A
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Austin, Texas
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I had a special rate available from a travel service to which I subscribe. We found the hotel clean, spacious, and the people working the front desk helpful. We stayed in room 218 overlooking the pool area. It had a pleasant balcony where we sat in the early morning before breakfast. It was a good location and would be great for business or family travel. I didn't ask, but I didn't see any elevators near by, but I'm sure there would be some way to get to the 2nd floor by elevator if needed (?).

I liked that you had a voucher for a continental breakfast (note: not a buffet) which you could use as credit toward something else on the restaurant breakfast menu if you preferred. We also found having parking available at no charge a real bonus.

For the type of hotel, I thought everything was spot on and would stay there again. The only reason we didn't spend our whole San Diego stay there is b/c we had a conference later in the week at another location.

Room Tip: 218 was on a corner and overlooked the pool. It was on the back side of the property (not near the s...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside Hotel
Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside Hotel San Diego
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
Holiday Inn San Diego
San Diego Holiday Inn
Address: 4875 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#84 Business Hotel in San Diego
#124 Top resorts Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fronting beautiful San Diego Bay, the Holiday Inn Bayside is located in the newly redeveloped Point Loma area, in walking distance of over a dozen restaurants, sport fishing & whale watching marina, scenic walking paths along the San Diego Bay, and Liberty Station. It is conveniently located only one mile from the San Diego Airport and four miles to the Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center. Our bay view meeting rooms and outdoor tropical courtyard venues provide the ideal setting for your next meeting in San Diego, along with a service culture that guarantees your event to be a big success.Visit Sea World San Diego, only 5 minutes away; San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village & Old Town are ten minutes away. Liberty Station Conference Center and NTC Promenade are within two miles. The San Diego Convention Center is a convenient 5 mile drive along the San Diego Bay. The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is near many sporting events in San Diego, including: Charity Cup; Pegasus Cup; Hotspurs Cup; Red Bull Air Races; San Diego Padres, & San Diego Chargers. In San Diego on business? We are close to: Northrop Grumman; Lockheed Martin; General Dynamics; SPAWAR; Point Loma Naval Base; ASW; Admiral Kidd Club; 32nd St Naval Station; FITCPAC; BAE; Boeing; ComNavBase; L-3 Communications; MCRD & Sheraton Harbor Island. Located 3 miles from the San Diego Cruise Terminal, we offer packages with long-term parking & complimentary transportation to the San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal. The Cruise Terminal services the following cruise lines: Royal Caribbean; Princess; Carnival; Celebrity; Holland America; & Norwegian. We look forward to being your home away from home when you visit San Diego. ... more   less 
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