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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 #57 of 269 hotels in San Diego
St. Louis
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Loved the location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

First, the hotel is in the best location between the bay and marina. You can't get a bad view but I prefer the upper rooms. The hotel is clean and pretty much updated. Breakfast is included with a different menu each day.
My only compaint would be that bedding such as a mattress pad that covers the whole mattress is not there. The pad under the sheet doesn't cover the mattress and I don't like sheets on a bare mattress. The sheets and towels were in good shape or new and average or above average quailty. The water pressure is good and plenty of hot water.Service from the hotel staff was OK. Requests aren't taken too serious and you may have to ask and 2nd time for extra towels or bedding.
I would stay there again because of the location and the price. It's a cool hotel with ambiance.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Good Hotel, friendly staff overall a Good experience!! You get what you Pay, nice if you don't want to stay downtown, rooms are ok and breakfast was included
Only a little noisy when it is fog outside and the Marine ships blow the horn at 4 am...

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Idyllic setting, beautiful views over the marina. Staff friendly & accommodating to our every need. Room very well maintained, good decor, comfortable bed. Had dinner on our first night, very good waitress service, salad wonderful, food not too bad, lets it down a little, 3.5/5 standard.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

So I want to preface this with the fact that they tried.

Upon arrival, we were shown to a second floor room overlooking a pool that was undergoing construction. Our request for, and confirmation of, a first floor room was ignored. After about an hour we realized that our room was vibrating. Shaking like the T-Rex scene in Jurassic Park. It turns out we were above the kitchen, and the machinery made the room vibrate. "Don't worry, they close at 10pm."

That was the last straw. We quickly made reservations at another hotel, and cancelled the remainder of our stay. They did upgrade us for that night an the next to a "suite", but the damage was done in my mind.

Other lowlights: moldy stains ceiling, dusty room, terrible breakfast food, lack of any seating/table in room aside from a small desk.

Seriously could have derailed our whole trip had we not made alternate arrangements.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Good value. Group rate for double: $138 (including tax, parking and fine breakfast.). Comfortable, clean room. Large, flat-screen TV - multiple channels. Friendly, helpful staff. Harbor view was great, -- literally 100s of boats. Very relaxing and quiet..

Room Tip: Second floor -- Harbor view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plano, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My husband and I spent a holiday weekend at the Bay Club Resort and were very pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it! It is an older property but well maintained, very clean and a wonderful, friendly staff. We had a spacious bayside room with lovely views of downtown San Diego and the ships coming and going on the water. We enjoyed strolling down the bayside park and seeing seals, pelicans and many other birds. The location was convenient to all areas of the city and we loved the peace and quiet of Shelter Island. Great place, especially for the price. It exceeded our expectations and we will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Even though we are a bit picky about hotels, we stayed here for the weekend strictly based on location as wanted to be near family living in area. Just about everything was better than we expected. The staff at front desk was exceptionally nice at check in. Our room was very spacious; really clean with an extremely comfortable king bed. We had a room with a patio and two chairs facing the city and San Diego Bay. The bathroom was modern and all the linens and toiletries were of very good quality. Also, the climate control in the room was perfect as we were there for the freezing cold snap and needed lots of heat. The free breakfast was a bonus. It was held in the bar and restaurant area where the view of the marina was really lovely. We also had a light snack in the evening and were surprised by the quality of the service, food and fair prices. It was too cold to use pool and Jacuzzi area but it was on a nice deck overlooking the marina with many lounge chairs. The only two negatives were minor. 1) We were charged $5 per day to park... but I do admit the parking here seemed convenient and safe as they had a parking garage under the hotel with elevator right to room. And 2) the bowls used at breakfast for the hot oatmeal were old worn out wooden salad bowls. I mentioned to the server that the breakfast was so nicely presented with that one exception and he said they knew this and were working on replacing the bowls. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: 2nd Floor will have nice view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 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 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
#19 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*
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, Quarterdeck. 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. Quarterdeck's dining room offers are quieter, more elegant fireside venue for an intimate or professional dining occasion. ... more   less 
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