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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Ranked #52 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Chandler, Arizona, Usa
1 review
“Great Vacation”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

My Wife and I needed a place to relax and recharge, and our week+ stay at the Bay Club was just perfect for us. We requested and were given one of our favorite, comfortable rooms with a view of the SD bay and the NAS Coronado.

We love to walk the bay walk just across the street along the south shore of Shelter Island. People watching is fun and there are plenty of places within walking distance to grab a great meal or happy hour, including the Bay Club Bar and Grill. One of our best vacations ever.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Had tix for YES concert at Humphrey's. Stayed previously at Humphreys and was quite unimpressed with room quality for the top dollar price.
Saw Bay Club and decided to give it a try.
Pleasantly surprised with room quality and location overlooking marina. Great location across from boat launch area and we enjoyed dinner at local restaurant The Red Sails Inn.
Doubt we will stay at Humphrey's again after seeing much better quality at better price at Bay Club.
Did notice shrunken selection at the free breakfast but maybe they do more on Sat or Sun mornings. We stayed Sunday night so thought maybe Monday thru Friday fare was smaller than other times. Still nice not having to leave to get a decent meal to start the day.
Beds were quite comfy and AC was quiet enough not to disturb us while sleeping.
Will definitely stay again on our next stay at Shelter island!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Murdock, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at Bay Club...we initially were put on the first floor, but wanted a bay view, so we were able to upgrade to an upstairs corner room that was absolutely beautiful! Loved it, we'll be back!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Excellent location, right in front of the Shelter Island marina, in a very quiet location despite its proximity to the airport. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful, rooms are large, bright and clean and the pool has a full view on the marina bay. Mostly catering to seniors and families with children, but also perfectly suitable for business travel. The restaurant is very good and attracts a lot of the locals, so clearly not the usual hotel restaurant for guests' convenience. Rates include a fairly good warm breakfast. Courtesy shuttle service to SAN airport. Will return for sure on my next trip to San Diego.

Room Tip: Best rooms are on the 2nd floor, facing the marina.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Hemet, California
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Only stayed for one night, requested bay view room ended up with room split between bay and marina when looking to the left and right. Overall view wasnt bad except for the construction view directly from the room. Asked from desk about a different room after speaking to the supervisor was offered a different room. Decided to stay in the original. Manangement was very professional in offering to help. Room was great unless you get a noisy neighbor which the hotel really cant help, ours arrived at 1 a.m. and you could hear slaming doors and coughing all night long. Overall, great location if you are planning on going into downtown San Diego.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

I picked the Bay Club Hotel & Marina because I've stayed there in the past and really enjoyed it then. I guess it's true that nothing stays the same! In this case it got worse. One major reason I booked my room there was because of their once great breakfast buffet. WHAT A LETDOWN!

Another letdown was the wi-fi service, advertised as available in every room. Well, it may be, but with a very weak signal. I never managed to get more than 2 bars of signal. They do say you you can pay for premium service through another outside company. I paid for that an still never got more than 2 bars! The signal would frequently drop to nothing.


The bar and bartenders were great, but I will think twice before going back there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Coming back to this hotel since 17 years. Good location, beautifullm rooms. Good for both business and leisure. Convenient location from Convention Center. Convenient location to Cabrillo Monument. Good restUnrants quite close. My preffered is the Fish Market.
Breakfast is poorer every year.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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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
#27 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#64 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 in Point Loma is conveniently close to San Diego International 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 each year from 2011 through 2017. As our guest, you'll be delighted with our waterfront location, nautical decor, beautiful 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 HDTV's and free HBO and Disney channels. Our guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi; 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. 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, a business or casual lunch, Happy Hour Monday through Friday, or a delicious dinner. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine from our large 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 package, which includes dinner for 2 in The Quarterdeck restaurant and a bay or marina view room along with complimentary parking. Or, try our Shelter 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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