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“Comfortable & relaxing establishment” 4 of 5 stars
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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Ranked #50 of 281 Hotels in San Diego
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58 reviews
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“Comfortable & relaxing establishment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Idyllic setting, beautiful views over the marina. Staff friendly & accommodating to our every need. Room very well maintained, good decor, comfortable bed. Had dinner on our first night, very good waitress service, salad wonderful, food not too bad, lets it down a little, 3.5/5 standard.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

So I want to preface this with the fact that they tried.

Upon arrival, we were shown to a second floor room overlooking a pool that was undergoing construction. Our request for, and confirmation of, a first floor room was ignored. After about an hour we realized that our room was vibrating. Shaking like the T-Rex scene in Jurassic Park. It turns out we were above the kitchen, and the machinery made the room vibrate. "Don't worry, they close at 10pm."

That was the last straw. We quickly made reservations at another hotel, and cancelled the remainder of our stay. They did upgrade us for that night an the next to a "suite", but the damage was done in my mind.

Other lowlights: moldy stains ceiling, dusty room, terrible breakfast food, lack of any seating/table in room aside from a small desk.

Seriously could have derailed our whole trip had we not made alternate arrangements.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Good value. Group rate for double: $138 (including tax, parking and fine breakfast.). Comfortable, clean room. Large, flat-screen TV - multiple channels. Friendly, helpful staff. Harbor view was great, -- literally 100s of boats. Very relaxing and quiet..

Room Tip: Second floor -- Harbor view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Plano, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My husband and I spent a holiday weekend at the Bay Club Resort and were very pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it! It is an older property but well maintained, very clean and a wonderful, friendly staff. We had a spacious bayside room with lovely views of downtown San Diego and the ships coming and going on the water. We enjoyed strolling down the bayside park and seeing seals, pelicans and many other birds. The location was convenient to all areas of the city and we loved the peace and quiet of Shelter Island. Great place, especially for the price. It exceeded our expectations and we will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Even though we are a bit picky about hotels, we stayed here for the weekend strictly based on location as wanted to be near family living in area. Just about everything was better than we expected. The staff at front desk was exceptionally nice at check in. Our room was very spacious; really clean with an extremely comfortable king bed. We had a room with a patio and two chairs facing the city and San Diego Bay. The bathroom was modern and all the linens and toiletries were of very good quality. Also, the climate control in the room was perfect as we were there for the freezing cold snap and needed lots of heat. The free breakfast was a bonus. It was held in the bar and restaurant area where the view of the marina was really lovely. We also had a light snack in the evening and were surprised by the quality of the service, food and fair prices. It was too cold to use pool and Jacuzzi area but it was on a nice deck overlooking the marina with many lounge chairs. The only two negatives were minor. 1) We were charged $5 per day to park... but I do admit the parking here seemed convenient and safe as they had a parking garage under the hotel with elevator right to room. And 2) the bowls used at breakfast for the hot oatmeal were old worn out wooden salad bowls. I mentioned to the server that the breakfast was so nicely presented with that one exception and he said they knew this and were working on replacing the bowls. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: 2nd Floor will have nice view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Last week was the second time I had the pleasure of staying at the Bay Club Hotel & Marina. It is very reasonably priced and includes breakfast. We had dinner at the restauant and had awesome service with great food. The staff at the hotel were always very friendly. The hotel is located right along San Diego Bay with a Marina in the back. Going to the gym (which could be updated) in the morning as it starts to become light you can check out the boats in the marina while running on the treadmill, walk around the front around 645 and you can watch the sunrise, fishermen out there, pelicans and their was even a seal in the bay. Although the hotel is dated, they were working on updating it, the pool was under construction by the end of the week and there were wet paint signs all over. Humphries is right next door that has live music every evening and 1/2 price food and drinks from 5-7pm. There are also restaurants within walking distance is you choose to go outside of the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I've been staying at the Bay Club for years and have always enjoyed it. I especially enjoy the view of the marina and Pt Loma, the location close the restaurants and shops at Pt Loma, and the interesting and pretty areas for walking. The location makes it easy to get into town or the local Navy bases in that area. The staff is very attentive and helpful and the rooms very clean, if a bit dated now. Breakfast is included, which is convenient, but it's not as nice as it used to be - only one morning did they have a 'full' hot breakfast, and only breakfast sandwiches the other mornings. They did offer toast and pastries, fresh fruit, juice and coffee in addition, so no one went hungry, but the breakfast was a highlight in the old days. The changes won't keep me from going there the next time I'm in town!

Room Tip: I like the second floor facing the marina - I like seeing the boats and enjoy the sunsets.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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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
#24 Best Value 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*
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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