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“Excellent location for seeing San Diego” 5 of 5 stars
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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2131 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106   |  
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Ranked #62 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Barcelona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent location for seeing San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

Not having been to San Diego before, I looked for the most affordable hotel in a good location. It was just by luck (and other reviews) that I found The Bay Club. The hotel is on Shelter Island, a convenient location to see the sights from. It is an older hotel, but very well maintained. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. You have the option of either a bay view, or marina view. We opted for the bay view, and enjoyed watching the ships move about. Realize that you'll be looking over a parking lot, so a second floor room is best. By the way, it's a great walking area since the entire length of the shore line is a park. The staff at the hotel was excellent, all very helpful and attentive. And the breakfast is not the standard continental one that most hotels offer. It consistently offered scrambled eggs, fried potatos, fresh fruit, and often pancakes. Plus, you look out at the beautiful boats in the marina as you eat. A lovely place!

Room Tip: The second floor for viewing the marina/bay.
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  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

We stayed there for 4 nights during our wedding weekend. The place is WONDERFUL. The room was beautiful, the breakfast delicious and tasty, and last but not least the staff was amazing! We had about 20 rooms booked for guests for our wedding. The staff made sure we were taken care of. The were accomodating of early check-ins. At the last minute, they were able to get us a shuttle to the wedding site. The bellman spent lots of time talking to my fiance's folks who are older and do not travel much. The front desk staff knew who we were but were not intrusive. The day after the wedding, they called to confirm it was okay to clean our room. We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the stay. For the view and the location and the breakfast, the rate is an absolute bargain! Can't wait to go back on our anniversary. Thank you!!! You exceeded every expectation.

Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

We went and bought a fan to attept to cover all the lobby noise and peoples TV in next room. For the price of the room, expected better noise control then Motel 6.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Bay Club. It was quiet, pleasant, clean and well maintained. I don't like paying for parking, which was only $5 per day, but the fabulous hot buffet breakfast included w/ the room, made up for it. I did have an internet connection problem, but wasn't sure if it was me, or the hotel connection. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Las Vegas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

We traveled from Las Vegas to San Diego for a 3 night getaway and chose the Bay Club Hotel based off the reviews, location, pictures, and hotel ammenities. Once we arrived (a little early for check in) we had to wait for our room to be ready, no big deal, we got there at 1pm. Once the room was ready, we checked in, but we weren't happy with our 1st foor room.....so we asked if there was another Bay View room on2nd floor? We got our request immediately, and the bell hop helped us move everything! The 2nd floor room was gorgeous and had a panoramic view and walk out balcony (2 chairs and table). We had a KING bed and a rolling crib for our little one (13 months). The room was good size and felt spacious for us. Overall, we were very pleased with our room.

The Hotel was very, very clean and well organized. The Staff was excellent and super friendly......they always offered to help you or say "hi". Any requests for towels, soaps, ice, etc......were handled very quickly (5min) and with a smile.

The pool area is nice, clean and well maintained. Yes, the pool is on the small size, but the 3 days we were there NOBODY used it except for us! There is a rather large HOT TUB near the pool.......very nice. You have great views of the Marina while in the pool area.

The morning breakfast buffet was simple with 4 stations of hot foods, breads, cereals, fruits, coffee/juice/soda/water and was clean, well organized, plenty of seating inside and outside, friendly servers. We liked it very much and never had any issues. Perfect way to start off the day!!

Parking was plentiful (outside or under hotel in garage) and cost only $5.00/night!!

Location of the Bay Club Hotel to area attractions: Excellent!
We got to Gas Lamp Dist, The ZOO, Coronado Island, Mission Bay Beach and Mission Valley Mall quickly. Honestly, the location is ideal (in my opinion). You are "off the beaten path" but very quick drive or taxi to everything to do in San Diego. We walked for about 20 minutes and saw a lot of restaurants, shops, mini marts, liquor stores, donut shops, etc. So, there is stuff close to the hotel!

Overall, we give the hotel "2 thumbs up" or an A+ grade. The location and staff make all the difference.......both were excellent! Yes, we will stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a 2nd floor room, I prefer the Bay View.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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phoenix az
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

this place in located right on the bay, great room, underground parking garage(only $5 a day) free breakfast buffet. allaround great service, very friendly and helpful staff. i will stay here again and again. thx guys for a great weekend.

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

We purchased this hotel through groupon, and our stay exceeded our expectations! We had a lovely room with a view of the harbor, and there was a walkway all along the San Diego Bay . Pool area was small, but tables were set up outside for our breakfast (included) and happy hour. A great hotel for the value we will be returning to, even without the Groupon!

  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Address: 2131 Shelter Island 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#20 Family Hotel in San Diego
#66 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Club Hotel & Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is San Diego's Best Kept Secret. The finest of San Diego's Shelter Island hotels, we are a proud recipient of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence Award for the last 5 years. Relax San Diego style in our spacious non-smoking guest rooms featuring breathtaking waterfront views of San Diego Bay, Shelter Island, our private marina and Point Loma. You will appreciate our unrivaled, friendly and accommodating service. As our guest, you'll enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast, complimentary airport, Amtrak and cruise ship shuttle, complimentary WiFi and complimentary weekday USA Today newspapers. Relax and unwind in our newly renovated restaurant, The Quarterdeck. The Quarterdeck offers Shelter Island's best and most stunning panoramic views of San Diego Bay and the Point Loma hillside. We have a great selection of craft beers, a delectable wine list, patio and outside fire table dining and great prices. The Quarterdeck Bar offers an NFL package for watching all your favorite team's games. Happy Hour is a must Monday through Friday with drink specials and half-off appetizers. The Quarterdeck's dining room offers are quieter, more elegant fireside venue for an intimate or professional dining occasion. ... more   less 
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