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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Ranked #46 of 283 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC VIEWS”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

BALCONY BUILT OUT OVER WATER...look down at the fish! Worth extra for Marina view room
Free shuttle from airport and to the cruise ship....Breakfast buffet disappointing food dried up and not hot and poor selection

Room Tip: worth paying extra for Marina view room
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

The hotel is located on Shelter Island with views of the yacht harbor or the bay and the North Island Naval Base. A buffet breakfast is included and the rates are very reasonable. We have stayed there many times and will continue to do so.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We recently returned from a visit to the Bay Club on Shelter Island in San Diego, CA. We have stayed at the Bay Club many times over many years. The staff couldn't be more accommodating, the rooms are very comfortable and well maintained and the complimentary breakfast is always a good way to start the day. We go there to escape the desert heat in the summer and we often stay there prior to flights out of San Diego. The hotel shuttle service makes the airport trip relatively hassle free. The area around the hotel offers spectacular views and great, safe walking along the harbor. We love to watch all the ship activity. There are a number of good restaurants in the area and someone at the front desk is always willing to print a menu and/or map. This property is in the midst of all that San Diego has to offer, yet the location is quiet and restful, away from any heavy traffic.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beaumont, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel is a nice place to stay. We spent 3 nights here within a 2 week period and the only thing that I can complain about is that on the second night that we stayed, we had a "suite" and I had requested a "king" and ended up with 2 beds in the room. I will give the front desk a big plus on sending my cell phone overnight to Hawaii, we left it in the room and I called from the airport on our way to Hawaii and asked them to overnight the phone and I received it within 2 days which I thought was great service. The front desk was very pleasant and would recommend this hotel to everyone. The rooms are a little outdated but beds were very comfortable.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here from October 24-November 1 2012. We are from New Jersey and came out for just a few days to attend a family wedding, but ended up staying a little longer than expected due to Hurricane Sandy back home. So we had extra time to sample area restaurants and the hotel.....Our first stop was for lunch at the hotel which was out on the patio by the pool and marina. Very nice scenery and good food.
I liked this hotel; I need things to be clean - and did not have any issues here at Bay Club. Room was cleaned nicely each day. It is not a large hotel but yet i found our room (259) to be very spacious. Plenty of room for suitcases or a child's bed. It's a smaller, older building but easy to get around and maintained well. Front desk was friendly and recommended great restaurants nearby. I was very comfortable at this hotel. Breakfast is included in the price, each day it is basically the same but they do change it up a little- things like ham/spinach/peppers etc in the eggs, waffles one day, pancakes the next, etc. Weekdays they offer waitress service for coffee; weekends it is self serve. Estella works mornings and she is friendly and attentive. Once i got back to work on Monday morning, i was missing those meals by the bay! We had to extend our stay and the hotel maintained the special wedding rate for us- just had to ask a few times to make sure they definitely gave us the discounted rate.
I did one load of laundry which went fine; you can buy single use laundry supplies right there.
The scenery outside on the bay is gorgeous. Loved going for breakfast each morning and then a walk along the bay. There are a few places within walking distance/ short drive for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Once you go off Shelter Island onto Rosecrans Street the area is a little more sketchy; not necessarily really bad, but this is a neighborhood in a city environment, so be cautious and use common sense. The hotel is a few miles from the airport and across the bay from a US Navy air station. Watch out for the noise from the fighter jets! Wow they are loud! I did not have any issues at night with sleeping, i found it to be a quiet community other than those jets and some navy helicopters. After seeing what people back in NJ were dealing with, i was happy to have a clean room, a hot shower and good food everyday! Plus a beautiful view helps too! I reccomend this hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Dear "spam3809",

Thank you so much for your five-star review of our hotel! It is wonderful to hear that you found our hotel clean and our staff friendly. I am also glad that you were able to enjoy meals in our restaurant in addition to our complimentary breakfast buffet. We take great pride in providing excellent customer service and are glad to hear that it showed. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to sunny San Diego!

Warmly,
Aaron Willard
Front Office Manager
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Northridge, CA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

We enjoyed our 3 day weekend stay at the Bay Club. We were looking for a reasonably priced place w a great view and comfortable room. It fit our expectations well and we enjoyed bringing our bikes and riding along the harbor! The view and sunsets were gorgeous.

The food prepared for dinner and the full breakfast buffet were not an up-side. The dinner host was stressed out bec we arrived to eat before 5 pm - we were content to sit and hang out til 5 pm to eat, we were not in a rush... Also the breakfast did not taste fresh, bread was stale, scrambled eggs were hard/crusty. But other than the food - we ate elsewhere other than the two meals we tried there - it was a wonderful time and location and facility. We enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi also.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Helen Q
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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear "Helen Q",

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay at our hotel. While I am certainly glad that, overall, you found us "nice for the price", I am truly sorry about your experience with our restaurant. We regularly receive compliments from our guests about our Bay Club Bar & Grill and it is disheartening to hear that we fell short. Rest assured, your comments have been reviewed by our Director of Food and Beverage so that he may take appropriate action to ensure our regular high levels of service and food quality are best maintained.

We certainly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to San Diego.

Warmly,
Aaron Willard
Front Office Manager
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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Older building that is well maintained. Friendly staff. Restaurant was good and moderately priced. Complimentary breakfast was very good. Excellent location. Poor internet service. Weak signal on both paid and free internet options.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bob H
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thisavonladysadude, Front Office Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear "Bob H",

Thank you for your candid feedback. It is wonderful to hear that you found our hotel in an "excellent location", "well maintained", with a "good staff" and that our complimentary buffet breakfast was "very good". Indeed, we pride ourselves on being completely guest-oriented and are proud to hear that it shows. We are sorry to hear, though, that you had challenges with the wireless internet. We are happy to help where we can or call our technician in to troubleshoot any issues should they arise. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit to sunny San Diego!

Warmly,
Aaron Willard
Front Office Manager
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Property: Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Address: 2131 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3106
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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:
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#23 Family Hotel in San Diego
#65 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Club Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Greetings from San Diego and beautiful Shelter Island, home of San Diego's best-kept secret, Bay Club Hotel & Marina. Our scenic waterfront location is conveniently close to the airport, the Gaslamp Quarter, Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Convention Center and local beaches. We are honored to have been inducted into TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, having been awarded their coveted Certificate of Excellence from 2011 through 2015. As our guest, you'll be delighted with our waterfront location, nautical decor, fantastic restaurant and lounge and our friendly and devoted staff. The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is the only hotel on Shelter Island offering a secure underground parking garage with convenient parking for a nominal nightly fee. Also, we do NOT charge resort fees. Each of our 105 guest rooms and suites are non-smoking and offer breathtaking views of San Diego Bay or our private marina and picturesque Point Loma. You'll enjoy our 42-inch plasma HDTV's and free HBO and Disney channels. Our guests enjoy complimentary WiFi, complimentary weekday USA Today newspapers, complimentary morning coffee in the lobby, and airport, Amtrak and cruise ship shuttle for a nominal fee. Be sure to check out our gift shop offering travel necessities, snacks, drinks and a wide range of souvenirs. Take a dip in our heated outdoor pool and hot tub, both with a fantastic marina view. Don't forget to ask about our massage therapy services. Relax and unwind in our newly renovated restaurant, The Quarterdeck, with its fresh modern decor and a unique nautical theme along with great prices! Come join us for breakfast from our brand new menu, a business or casual lunch, Happy Hour Monday through Friday, or a delicious dinner. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine from our fantastic selection of craft beers or our delectable wine list. Patio and outside dining are also available with panoramic views of San Diego Bay and the Point Loma hillside. Be sure to ask about our Dinner for 2 package, which includes dinner for 2 in The Quarterdeck restaurant and a bay or marina view room along with complimentary parking. Or, try our Island Escape package and you'll enjoy two welcome drinks and appetizer along with breakfast for two. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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