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“On the Bay or by the marina!” 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 #59 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
Modesto, California, United States
1 review
“On the Bay or by the marina!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This is our go-to place to stay when we visit our son and d-i-l in San Diego! The rooms are comfortable, the people are welcoming, the views are awesome! Every morning there is a freshly cooked breakfast awaiting you- eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage, bagels, pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and more. We also enjoy eating nearby at the Bali Hai restaurant where we enjoy watching the sun set over the Bay and the lights come on over the city. There are unique shops in the area as well as stores for your basic needs. You feel like you're on your own little island!

Room Tip: We have stayed on the Bay side and on the Marina side- we like both! We do like the 2nd- 3rd floors...
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

We truly appreciate your taking the time to leave a five-star review of our hotel. It is wonderful to hear that we are your "go-to place to stay" when visiting San Diego! We aim to make every guest feel at home and we are so glad that you do. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed all that Shelter Island has to offer. The next time you visit, be sure to stop by our Bay Club Bar & Grill, just off the lobby, and enjoy a sandwich, burger, steak, seafood, pasta ... no matter what you choose, you can't go wrong! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to San Diego!

Warmly,
Aaron Willard
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Livonia, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Bay Club Hotel. The breakfast buffet was very good and the servers were attentive. The buffet consisted of potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, a specialty egg dish, toast, muffins, and pastries as well as coffee and orange juice. We had a fillet mignon with crab cakes for dinner one evening which was very good. Parking was ample. We parked underground. The above ground parking has narrow spaces. We were able to take nice walks around the area. The rooms are a little dated, but everything was clean. It was cool so we didn't use the pool or the fitness room. The area was quiet with not much traffic. I would stay here again. The prices were reasonable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your taking time to let us know about your recent visit to our hotel. It is great to hear that you found our property to be a "nice place to stay by the bay." We strive to provide a pleasant experience for all of our guests and it is gratifying to hear when we succeed. Thank you also for your kind words about your meals in our Bay Club Bar & Grill. We will make sure your comments are passed on. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to America's Finest City!

Warmly,
Aaron Willard
Front Office Manager
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Pinner, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

A great location away from the hustle and bustle of San Diego with the Marina on one side of the hotel and the bay on the other side. We had a great room with fantastic views. A good size, clean and very comfortable. I would describe the hotel as cozy and homely rather than high end but certainly one to be recommended. The 'free' breakfast was ok but there was plenty of it. Small pool outside the back was clean but had little sun in the morning. If we return to San Diego we would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Its probably slightly quieter facing the marina rather than the bay
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to share with us about your recent stay at our hotel. We are so glad to hear that you found us a "good value in a great location." We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to sunny San Diego!

Warmly,
Aaron Willard
Front Office Manager
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Portsmouth, RI
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We arrived late and this was a close hotel to spend the night before we embarked on our trip. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and very clean. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear that, even though it was just a "quick stay", you found our staff "very friendly and helpful" and your room "spacious and very clean". We truly hope you will return the next time your travels bring you to San Diego. Warmly, Aaron Willard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

great view and fulfilling complimentary breakfast, i just wish they had cream cheese and decaf tea) Close to old town, down-town and outlets. Quite and clean. Really nice affordable prices. Good restaurants are near-by.

Room Tip: marina-view is the best!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you for your five-star review of our hotel! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your suggestions for our breakfast. We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back on your next visit to San Diego! Warmly, Aaron Willard
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 2 days and really enjoyed our stay. The staff was very helpful and bent over backwards to help us. They even shuttled us to a nearby restaurant one evening. The room was spacious and very clean. The breakfast was awesome and free! I would surely recommend this hotel!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
We truly appreciate your taking the time to share about your recent visit to our hotel. It is wonderful to hear that you found our staff "helpful" and your room "spacious and very clean". We strive for the highest levels of guest service and are proud that it shows. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to America's Finest City! Warmly, Aaron Willard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Once again, I stayed at the Bay Club overnight on the way to visit family and as always, I thoroughly enjoyed the facility and staff. The Bay side room will be my choice on my next visit in the Spring.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
Thank you for taking time to leave a review of our hotel! We are so glad to hear that you "thoroughly enjoyed" your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to sunny San Diego! Warmly, Aaron Willard
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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
#65 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 complimentary WiFi, complimentary weekday USA Today newspapers and airport, Amtrak and cruise ship shuttle for a nominal fee. 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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