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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 #60 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Overall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was so friendly and welcoming. Upon arrival we got a free night of parking due to the lot full from a concert next door. The manager was grade and gave us a free room upgrade. The views were great, and we orderd room service almost every time we wanted to eat. The food came in a timely manner and was great, the one time we ate in the restaurant the wait staff was exceptional. Anytime we had questions the staff was friendly and very knowledgable.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about Bay Club is wonderful! From the moment we checked in, the front-desk staff was very warm and welcoming. The Quarterdeck staff was accommodating to our request to sit outside and take in the wonderful views of the marina. The room was so clean and pretty, with very comfy king bed and fresh, crisp linens and lots of comfy pillows and a view to die for of both the marina and Point Loma. The flooring was hardwood and NOT carpeting, which added to the cleanliness and beauty of the room, which was keeping in line with the beach and marina theme! The bathroom area was very clean and had all the amenties you would need, including a mini fridge! Every morning there was complimentary coffee and each day was prettier and prettier because of that breathtaking view from our patio. The hotel is on quiet and quaint Shelter Island with a beach directly across the street with fire pits for a nighttime bonfire! The location of Bay Club puts everything you want to visit within a 15 minute drive. The only drawbacks are the WiFi connection was spotty and I just do not believe any hotel should charge for parking. It should be complimentary. There ware plenty of spaces, so why charge your guests to park? I will absolutely be staying here whenever we visit San Diego, which cannot come soon enough!!

  • Stayed April 2015, 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 2 weeks ago

Was very impressed by the freshly painted room, nice and clean, very good room size, beds looked new and were very comfortable. Price was about right. However, went to have breakfast about 10am, 5 or more tables were not cleaned off, 4 or more tables did not look like they had been served any water or coffee yet, and only one waitress who said "Sit anywhere you like". Well, we sat for about 5 minutes, no body came to ask about drinks, and the girl was just serving 2 people at a table their meal, so we left. Not my idea of good service.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like awesome places to stay.

You will not like it here.... if you hate fantastic customer service.

You will not like it here..... if you do not like poolside cold beverages.

We liked it here. :)
We will most definitely come here again.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to Shelter Island and we didn't make reservations ahead so the room may have been a higher price for a Friday night. The room was quite spacious and has a deck outside that views the marina. Excellent mattress and nice size bathroom. The hotel has a bar and place to eat. The bar does close down early but there is a bar next door that stays open later. My husband and I had breakfast there in the morning. I would go with the basic breakfast but don't get anything more exotic than that. This area has a great tropical feel to it so make sure to walk around and enjoy the plants and views.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had just completed a 200 mile Ragnar endurance relay race . . . as such, I wanted a place that would be peaceful and quiet. Shelter Island is the perfect place but only 10 mins away from the Gaslamp District. My husband and daughter joined me. Our very large balcony had a view of the marina. The beach was very quiet and peaceful. You can hear young children playing on the beach. Not loud or rowdy. The rooms were nicely appointed. You can tell this is an older hotel but they upgraded much of the amenities. Flat screen televisions etc. Definitely will come back.

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms have better view of marina
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Deerfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bay Club Hotel and Marina was a wonderful place to spend our week in San Diego. It has a beautiful location on marina in the back and small beach across the street. We enjoyed our 2nd floor balcony overlooking the marina with sunsets over the mountains. We chose to not rent a car and took cabs and the hotel shuttle ($10 fee) and walk to local spots. However, we did meet up with family for two days who did have a car. If this was not the case, we probably would have wanted to rent a car for at least one day. Shuttle goes to the US Midway air carrier museum and bay front to catch boats/charters/ferry to Coronado and to/from the airport. The staff could not have been more accommodating. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We ate both breakfast and dinner on several occasions at the restaurant on site and it was always very good with excellent service.

Room Tip: We loved having a balcony overlooking the quiet side with the marina.
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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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:
#10 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):
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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