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“Xmas Week Stay” 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 272 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Xmas Week Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Great room with lovely view of marina with boats awash in Christmas lights at night. Helpful and friendly staff with terrific suggestions for places to visit. Shelter island is a lovely area with long walking paths along the bay. All this just 10-15minutes to Coronado, Downtown, Old Town or La Jolla. Couldn't ask for a better place and location. Why stay downtown?

  • Stayed December 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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  • 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My family and I are from Colorado and were in town for 1 day. We loved thehotel! It was clean, spacious and quiet! My girls loved swimming in the ehated pool while my husband and I enjoyed the jacuzzi! The area surrounding the hotel is absolutely beautiful! We had a great view of the Marina from our patio off the room and it was so picture perfect! The staff is amazing, so kind and helpful! I would definitely recommend this Hotel for anyone staying in the area!

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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bowie, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We recently spent a week at the Bay Club Hotel and found it perfect for our needs. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, immaculately clean, and quiet. We had a lovely view of the Marina - it was like looking out at a Monet painting every morning and evening. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Self-parking is convenient and reasonable. We were fortunate to be there the evening of the San Diego Bay "Parade of Lights", with 80 boats, fully decked out in Christmas lights and decorations, floating right past the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our week, and will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Quiet hotel. Room was very clean, although dated...bottom of doors chipped, bathroom grout, etc. Most rooms either have a nice view of the marina or of the bay. AC/Heater unit in the room sounded like a rocket launching every time it started. On the up side, the room heated up quickly. On the down side, it woke my wife and I up everytime it started overnight. Breakfast buffet offers lots of options, food quality is average...but was complimentary which was nice. $5 day to park is certainly reasonable, but interesting considering breakfast is free every day. They offer a free WiFi which was spotty in our room and won't let you download certain things (app updates, for example). However they are more than happy to sell you a premium WiFi for a per day charge. Again, not a huge deal, just frustrating when it lists "free WiFi". All in all, I may or may not stay here again...would depend on the deal.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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,

Thank you for taking time to leave a candid review of our hotel. In order for us to best serve our guests, it is important to hear not only what we do well but the areas in which we have opportunity for improvement. We are certainly glad to hear that you found our hotel quiet, very clean, with nice views and many options for breakfast. In fact, in regards to recent comments from our guests, you may be interested to know that we have changed our breakfast format to one with a fresh, daily hot special and sides accompanied by continental items (oatmeal, fresh fruit, pastries, muffins, toast, juices, etc.).

We are sorry to hear that you experienced challenges with our WiFi service. In order to ensure all of our guests have access to the service, our complimentary WiFi service is primarily designed for checking email and light web browsing. We do offer a paid option if you would like to download music, stream videos or other uses which require more bandwidth. We do hope that you will consider staying with us again the next time your travels bring you to San Diego.

Warmly,
Aaron Willard
Front Office Manager
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

We always stay here when in San Diego, Everything about the place is great....location, parking, rooms, breakfast included, nice restaurant and bar. Room is spacious and bright with a view. Can't recommend it highly enough>

Room Tip: We like bayview w/porch on 2nd floor. Even close to elevator where we were is quiet.
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  • 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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Grande Prairie, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Great hopitality and a wonderful location. They were very knowledgable with all areas we asked about. They would call a cab for us when needed. Sunday evenings in December there is the parade of lights on the bay. Numerous boat are decorated and they parade in front of the hotel. It was very festive. It was a very clean hotel. The restaurant staff were also very accomodating with special requests.We would definitely stay again. We felt very comfortable there. Very much worth it!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We had a nice quiet room on 2 floor with marina view. Room and hotel overall were very cleaned and well maintained . Staff is very friendly and helpful. Excellent complimentary breakfast. Airport transportation is also complimentary. Location is also great: close to public transportation, downtown, airport. A lot of good restaurants in walking distance. Our favorite was Umi sushi. I would certainly recommend this hotel. Hotel parking is 5$/day which is pretty cheap.. Wifi is complementary too.
I was surprised they charge for local calls 50c

Room Tip: Marina view on 2 floor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Bay Club Hotel & Marina

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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#21 Family Hotel in San Diego
#67 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):
Greetings from San Diego and beautiful Shelter Island, home of San Diego's best-kept secret, Bay Club Hotel & Marina. Our scenic waterfront location is conveniently close to the airport, the Gaslamp Quarter, Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Convention Center and local beaches. We are honored to have been inducted into TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, having been awarded their coveted Certificate of Excellence from 2011 through 2015. As our guest, you'll be delighted with our waterfront location, nautical decor, fantastic restaurant and lounge and our friendly and devoted staff. The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is the only hotel on Shelter Island offering a secure underground parking garage with convenient parking for a nominal nightly fee. Also, we do NOT charge resort fees. Each of our 105 guest rooms and suites are non-smoking and offer breathtaking views of San Diego Bay or our private marina and picturesque Point Loma. You'll enjoy our 42-inch plasma HDTV's and free HBO and Disney channels. Our guests enjoy complimentary WiFi, complimentary weekday USA Today newspapers, complimentary morning coffee in the lobby, and airport, Amtrak and cruise ship shuttle for a nominal fee. Be sure to check out our gift shop offering travel necessities, snacks, drinks and a wide range of souvenirs. Take a dip in our heated outdoor pool and hot tub, both with a fantastic marina view. Don't forget to ask about our massage therapy services. Relax and unwind in our newly renovated restaurant, The Quarterdeck, with its fresh modern decor and a unique nautical theme along with great prices! Come join us for breakfast from our brand new menu, a business or casual lunch, Happy Hour Monday through Friday, or a delicious dinner. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine from our fantastic selection of craft beers or our delectable wine list. Patio and outside dining are also available with panoramic views of San Diego Bay and the Point Loma hillside. Be sure to ask about our Dinner for 2 package, which includes dinner for 2 in The Quarterdeck restaurant and a bay or marina view room along with complimentary parking. Or, try our Island Escape package and you'll enjoy two welcome drinks and appetizer along with breakfast for two. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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