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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 270 Hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This hotel is old San Diego at its finest. The staff where amazing and friendly. The bed was soft and like sleeping in my own bed. The room was large with a huge window that opened up three ways to the bay. All in all it was a great stay and I would recommend highly

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We enjoy staying at the Bay Club because of it's terrific location and comfortable rooms. Being right in Shelter Island provides such beautiful surroundings, and great spot for walking and exercise. My only suggestion would be to provide more soap for washing in the rooms. We will indeed come back again since some of our kids and grandkids live near there and we love the location.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We come to San Diego about every other month from Phoenix. We love staying at the Bay Club Hotel!! The new renovations are beautiful. We love the friendly staff and the views are so amazing!!! This will be our number one choice every time we visit San Diego!!!

Room Tip: The marina side is beautiful
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The view just takes your breath away! Wall to wall windows with a sliding glass door that opens up to the spacious patio overlooking the marina. We had one of the newly renovated rooms and it was beautiful, bright and airy. After the renovations are complete this hotel will receive an "excellent" rating. A very friendly, helpful staff and a hot breakfast every morning makes for a great start to the day. We enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi in the evening and had cocktails in the bar by the fireplace afterward so the end of the day was perfect! And the bed was extremely comfortable. We absolutely cannot wait to return to San Diego and Bay Club Hotel!

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Our room was just renovated, so it was spotless. We had a king second floor facing the marina. The view was nice. The bartender, John, got to know us when we stopped in for our evening cocktail - great guy! I wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel. Reasonable price, great location, friendly staff!

Room Tip: Loved 2nd floor marina view!
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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RIPON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We loved our two overnight stays! They have a beautiful marina to view on one side and on the other, a beautiful bay with a long walking path. They have a terrific hot breakfast and a timely, free shuttle to the airport. The bed was comfortable and the room large and nice.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Been coming to this charming Bayfront Hotel for years! I have consistantly been pleased with the level of service, warmth and class, the Resort operates by. Lately, there have been a few disappointments with their current 'staffing' that are making our ongoing choice of this property, 'dicey'. There are after all, other hotels up & down the Island from which to patronize including the one @ very end of the cul de sac, which has recently undergone massive rennovation & is getting rave reviews. When staying at the 'BC' we always love 'Joe' the friendly Front Desk guy - he is consistantly helpful, cheerful and kind; has shuttled us to and from the Airport likewise, on many occassions. Always has a smile, and a pleasant tone, a true asset to the Hotel. THEN there is another longtime (female) Deskperson 'Patty' - who usually looks like she's swallowed a lemon whole - via her surly, impatient demeanor. No one needs this as a 'first impression' (or last) when dealing with Front Desk staff, truly. She often acts as if you're 'bothering her' upon the slightest request which I was rudely dismissed by, and has limited Public Relations skills @ best - as I myself work within that Industry. We're amazed at how she remains an (ongoing) part of the BC team for so long, considering! Another fantastic 'BC' Employee whom me and my family used to adore over in the restaurant as (1) example, was abrubtly dismissed last Spring for a minor infraction by comparison, to dim Customer-Relations skills. So how is it I wonder, Mngmnt. can overlook 'this' particular woman, working right on the front-lines of the Hotel....? Seems very in-consistant in policy. A class in 'Warmth 101' - might be a good place to begin though personalities are born, not made. We're loyal to the Bay Club over the years but were very put off by our Valentine's Day-Wknd. encounter w/ this woman and simply suggest, that Corp. Mngmnt. do better. We expect much better - or frankly our money will spend better, elsewhere. NO one likes a sour-puss at the front desk. If it's "too much for you to handle graciously, do the Guests a favor & stay out of public view".

Room Tip: Anything facing the Bayfront, where boat-watching from the Rooms is an activity all unto itself!
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 3 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:
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#21 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 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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