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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 #52 of 270 hotels in San Diego
Arcadia, California
1 review
“Great Hotel and Great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our stay at the Bay Club was fantastic! The hotel is a little dated, however, the rooms were a great size, and the beds were comfortable. All of the rooms have a great view whether it is the marina or the bay. The location is excellent!! (We made smores across the way on the beach. There are bonfire pits!! ) Dinner at the restaurant was delicious, and the ingredients were extremely fresh. Clam chowder was phenomenal!! Breakfast and the service was delicious also! I highly recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed in Bay Club for one night after a long flight from London. As a stopover before the start of our holiday it could not be beaten. Easy to get there, fab view of the marina and a good size room. The breakfast in the morning was very good and the views from the breakfast room were great - a lovely way to start a holiday. They did add a charge for the cot that I had requested in my booking. When we were not charged at any of the other hotels I booked this felt a little strange. But this is a minor gripe - all in all a great hotel. My only other slight ngetaive would be I'm not sure it is 'special' enough to spend 7/14 days there.

Room Tip: Marina side and high up - but most looked pretty good.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed at the Bay club for our last 2 nights in the US. It was a nice way to end our trip. Check in was easy, and the staff were extremely helpful. We had a corner room on the second floor with great views. The room was large and plenty of room. Everything was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was good, enough to choose from including fresh fruit,cereal, eggs, sausage. We were fortunate enough to be able to use our hotel club points, and they had a special sale thru TA so we ended up only paying $180 for our two nights, so for us it was great value.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We recently spent 4 nights at the Bay Club and feel it is the only place we will stay when we return to San Diego. I booked a bay view room,( which was good size), and we were happy to see that our room had a city view, which we weren't expecting. It was beautiful at night. It was very easy to get to everything we wanted to do within minutes, so a great location. The staff was very helpful and friendly, in fact one let me take 2 shirts from the gift shop to try on in my room so I could choose the correct size. What service! Breakfast was enough to get us going in the morning, the fresh fruit was delicious! I hope we can return to San Diego and would definitely stay at the Bay Club.

  • Stayed April 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

hotel has a great view. Breakfast and coffee need most improvement. the cleanliness of the room was sufficient. check in was terrible. check out was great. Amanda was what made the place tolerable, she pretty much helped us do everything we wanted to do.

Room Tip: Great views :) almost everywhere.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. This hotel has a superb staff, good breakfast, great view, delicious dinner menu, and a beautiful view of San Diego bay. . . .the water, plus naval vessels, and cruise ships. As an alternative, they offer a marina view, which is probably very quiet. The room rate was fair (check their specials!) and Shelter Island is close to many area attractions. Great happy hour with lower price drinks and half price appetizers. Their house wine is very good. The hotel is not new, but there are definitely some recent updates. Our second floor room had a small, private balcony. The view from the dining room and bar looks out over a marina. This was a quiet hotel and we like that aspect. We would recommend it to anyone traveling in the area. This hotel takes good care of their guests. Deloris M

Room Tip: If you want a good bay view, ask for the second floor. Room 203 is great!
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A great location on Shelter Island, we stayed for one night in a nice, big room overlooking the marina. All the staff we met were extremely friendly.and, with parking $5 per night, it is difficult to see how you could better the Bay Club.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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

Also Known As:
Bay Club Hotel And Marina
Bay Hotel Marina
Bay Hotel San Diego
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
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in San Diego
#36 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#52 Top resorts 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):
Discover San Diego's best-kept secret - The Bay Club Hotel & Marina. Located on scenic Shelter Island...San Diego's Hawaiian Isle, we are in the center of all there is to see and do in America's Finest City. Minutes away you'll find SeaWorld, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, historic Old Town, Legoland, downtown's Gaslamp Quarter, PETCO Park, the convention center and nearby Baja California, Mexico. In-room amenities include free wireless internet access, coffee makers, hairdryers, safes, refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, voice mail, and 42" HDTV's with free HBO and Disney channels. Visit our Front Desk for discounts to local attractions, rental car reservations and entertainment or dining recommendations. As our guest, you will enjoy our complimentary full breakfast and complimentary airport, cruise ship and Amtrak shuttle service. Added conveniences include gift shop, exercise room, massage therapy, outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Each of our 105 charming guest rooms and suites offer nautical decor and lovely views of San Diego Bay, picturesque Point Loma and sailboat-filled marinas. Our Bay Club Bar & Grill offers one of San Diego's best marina views along with an intimate friendly setting. Relax and indulge yourself with one of our delicious menu selections. Choose from fresh seafood specials, steaks, pastas, specialty salads and seafood combinations. Happy Hour is a must Monday through Friday from 4PM to 7PM. ... more   less 
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