We stayed in a room on the top floor facing the marina. The room was very quiet with a lovely view over the large marina out the rear of the hotel. Our room was a very good size, had heaps of natural light (entire outside of room was glazed), and also had good lighting at night. The room did have the dreaded adjoining room door, but we never hard anyone next door via this door. The hotel room was however somewhat dated, this in no way affected the comfort of our stay. The bedding and some of the linen was well worn. The staff at the hotel were always extremely friendly. The hotel has two attached food areas, the bar and restaurant. Breakfast was held between both spaces and the free breakfast used non disposable plates, had table service and a limited but changing selection of hot food. The breakfast selection was not as great as some we have been to, but not a problem to get a good feed. In the evenings the hotel has a happy hour between (if my memory serves me correctly) 17:00 and 19:00 when there are free bar snacks some discounted drinks and very reasonably priced meals. The normal restaurant also has very reasonably priced meals helped by being able to ask for a 20% discount voucher from reception every time you go to the restaurant. The only other restaurants within walking distance of the hotel are attached to hotels and are few in number. The hotel has plenty of parking both outside the hotel and covered underground parking. The hotel is in a good location, but nothing is really within walking distance. The walk around the ocean side Shelter Island is very pleasant. There was a reasonable amount of air traffic from the nearby Navy base, but aircraft seemed to rarely pass over the marine side of the hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bay Club Hotel And Marina
- Bay Hotel Marina
- Bay Hotel San Diego
- Bay Club Hotel Marina