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Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside
Ranked #114 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Broadview Heights, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Excellent Hotel”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

The location is perfect for our departure on a cruise ship in the morning. We turned our car in at the airport and were promptly picked up by a charming young man for the short drive back to the hotel. The hotel is ideally situation across from a beautiful marina. Our room has floor to ceiling windows with a spectacular view. The neighborhood is attractive and safe. We even took a long walk this evening. We had dinner in the restaurant. The food was quite nice.

We would definitely stay here again. The staff was accommodating and engaging.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rhinna M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear DavidKeltner: Thank you so much for posting your wonderful review and sharing with us about your experience during your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Bayside. I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit and was impressed with the amenities and service you received. We do have a great restaurant on property and other fabulous restaurants within walking distance. The Port of San Diego made some exciting changes to the waterfront across the street from our hotel and have just completed a new waterfront Public Promenade that connects Harbor Drive and Shelter Island. A great place to walk. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Sincerely, Rhinna B Meyer - Rooms Division Manager
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Keith at the front desk upgraded us to a newly furnished room in another building. It was as pleasant at the resort we stayed in at Dana Point. Convenient to restaurants (we ate at Jimmy's across the street) and the $30 breakfast credit covered two of us. Honestly, this hotel provides for everything from many toiletries to indoor golf, swimming, etc. Beautiful appointments in the room and comfortable beds - it was super restful and quiet. I'm looking forward to returning with my husband - this is a little gem in Point Loma - incredibly well priced. (ONLY annoyance was additional $10 to park at the hotel - huh?!)

Room Tip: Ask for a newly furnished room in one of the out-buildings.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Rhinna M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear Melinda S: Thank you so much for taking the time and post your review and inform everyone about your recent experience at the Holiday Inn Bayside. I am very pleased to learn that your stay with us was so positive. It gives me great pride to know that Keith provided you with the level of service guests expect and deserve.We do offer a lot of amenities like you mentioned and just across the street from us is newly built waterfront Public Promenade that connects Harbor Drive and Shelter Island - a great place to walk. Also a few blocks from us is Liberty Station which is a popular spot for finding restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. As way of comparison our parking fee is the lowest in the area and unfortunately, parking in San Diego comes at a premium price due to high demand and lack of available space. We hope to welcome you again during your future visit to San Diego. Sincerely, Rhinna B Meyer - Rooms Division Manager
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Midland, Michigan
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stay in Holiday Inn's a lot and this one was one of the best! Loved the location - just cross the street and walk to Shelter Island along the bay or cross the street and walk a block or two to catch the 923 bus to the downtown area. I was upgraded to a bay facing room in the main building. The room was very nice and the bed was hard to get out of (because it was so comfy). Staff are all wonderful. I was at the hotel for a workshop, but I would absolutely stay here if I were planning a trip to San Diego for pleasure. Very easy to get downtown if that is where your interest is and easy to get to other area attractions. Oh, and Jimmy's American Tavern across the street was great!

Room Tip: I was told they rent out bikes for free for a two hour period.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Chihuahua, Mexico
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

The hotel it's nice but the price seems a little bit high for that level of quality. The pool was closed in the nights, I didn't like that. In average I would stay in that hotel again but would be easier to decide if the price was 10-15% below.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Rhinna M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear Eli H: Thank you so much for sharing your experience during a recent visit to the Holiday Inn Bayside. I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with the price, as indicative of the hospitality industry, rates vary depending on season and availability; therefore, rates can be very competitive or deemed high in comparison to other p[roperties. We will always do our very best to achieve the best possible rates for our clients. For safety and security reasons, we do close our pool at 11:00pm every night. As we do have rooms around the pool area, we want to respect the privacy of our guests and provide them with a quiet environment at night time. I truly appreciate your feedback, both positive and negative, because it is with that information that we can make corrections and ultimately improve on the service we provide to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Holiday Inn Bayside! Sincerely, Rhinna B Meyer - Room Division Manager
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Dundas,Ontario
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The most accommodating hotel I have stayed in for awhile. All the staff go out of their way to help you.Changing rooms, fixing a slow drain done instantly.
They are excellent at suggestions on tours, restaurants, etc. And if not busy will shuttle you there (please tip good).
The hotel is walking distance to several good restaurants,walking, biking paths and close to airport and downtown. Pool is heated, good selection of drinks, etc.at gift shop.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the towers as older rooms still have a musty smell but are all remolded.Good rooms...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Rhinna M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Mills75: Thank you so much for your wonderful words about our hotel and our staff. I am so glad that you enjoyed our facilities and appreciate the customer service of our hotel staff. We are looking forward to seeing you and serving you again when you visit San Diego. Sincerely, Rhinna B Meyer - Rooms Division Manager
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a nice value oriented property. The accomodations are clean and updated. Access to the different buildings is a cause for minor confusion but not an imposition. There are a number of restaurants within walking distance and they are very accomodating in providing shuttle service to the airport. This Holiday Inn really does need to provide breakfast.The front desk staff is to be complimented for their knowledge of the area and their helpfulness at providing information. The hotel restaurant was convenient with good food quality and service.

A good airport getaway location with good proximity to the downtown Gaslamp area if driving.

Room Tip: Try to get in the main building.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank gary c
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Rhinna M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Gary C: Thank you so much for posting your comments about your recent visit to the Holiday Inn Bayside. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the amenities and services we have to offer. I know that our property has a unique layout and might be confusing for guests but we do have a golf cart to take our guests from one building to another if needed. We are looking forward to seeing you again during a future visit to San Diego. Sincerely, Rhinna B Meyer - Rooms Division Manager
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Highland, Ut
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

My wife and I checked into this hotel after our flight was scrubbed due to inflight mechanical failure necessitating return to the airport. All other flights were full for two days as many people bumped from the canceled flight filled up an already busy weekend schedule. The desk clerk was courteous and prompt and our particular room was nice but a tad dated. They are in the process of updating them, however, so I expect they will be even nicer should we go back. The room was still more than acceptable as it was. The location was great as it was on the waterfront but away from the more congested downtown area yet just a short drive to everything so it was perfect for us. Pool area was nice with tropical palms. Since it was the one time I neglected to bring my own WI FI device it was handy that they had computers available for their guests so I could make arrangements for the flight home. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside
Address: 4875 N. Harbor 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:
#81 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside 3*
Number of rooms: 291
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fronting beautiful San Diego Bay, the Holiday Inn Bayside is located in the newly redeveloped Point Loma area, in walking distance of over a dozen restaurants, sport fishing & whale watching marina, scenic walking paths along the San Diego Bay, and Liberty Station. It is conveniently located only one mile from the San Diego Airport and four miles to the Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center. Our bay view meeting rooms and outdoor tropical courtyard venues provide the ideal setting for your next meeting in San Diego, along with a service culture that guarantees your event to be a big success.Visit Sea World San Diego, only 5 minutes away; San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village & Old Town are ten minutes away. Liberty Station Conference Center and NTC Promenade are within two miles. The San Diego Convention Center is a convenient 5 mile drive along the San Diego Bay. The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is near many sporting events in San Diego, including: Charity Cup; Pegasus Cup; Hotspurs Cup; Red Bull Air Races; San Diego Padres, & San Diego Chargers. In San Diego on business? We are close to: Northrop Grumman; Lockheed Martin; General Dynamics; SPAWAR; Point Loma Naval Base; ASW; Admiral Kidd Club; 32nd St Naval Station; FITCPAC; BAE; Boeing; ComNavBase; L-3 Communications; MCRD & Sheraton Harbor Island. Located 3 miles from the San Diego Cruise Terminal, we offer packages with long-term parking & complimentary transportation to the San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal. The Cruise Terminal services the following cruise lines: Royal Caribbean; Princess; Carnival; Celebrity; Holland America; & Norwegian. We look forward to being your home away from home when you visit San Diego. ... more   less 
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