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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Ranked #51 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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“Great central location”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

This has been my "go to" spot when wanting an easy two to four day getaway over the last 12 years. My local airport now offers direct service. Bay Club Hotel's courteous and friendly staff picks me up curbside from the airport and takes me to their little Shelter Island oasis. They offer a courtesy breakfast in the mornings and their in-house restaurant offers good food in the afternoons and evenings. And their wine list is respectable. John, their evening bartender, made our most recent trip extra fun with his joking but attentive manner. I really loved their previous decor . . . It seemed island retro rat-pack, but they are almost done with a remodel to a more sleek rat pack modern style, which completely moved the bar to center up to the double front foors. Seems like more work for kitchen staff, but hopefully it will work well for them. Their remodel work while we were there did not provide disruption and we couldn't believe the lightning speed they were working. The hotel is very helpful with figuring out ways for you to get around town the most economically. They will take you downtown to catch the metro-lines or just up the street to catch the bus to head to Old Town. So, being without a car is not a detriment if you are not on a rigid schedule and are truly there to enjoy the relaxation. This is the first time we never made it out poolside to enjoy the views of the marina and gentle breezes. I'll be back for more soon. The desk staff is also very helpful with alternate restaurant locations on Shelter Island. So far, our two faves over the years are the Red Sail Inn when we arrived too late for the hotel breakfast, and Fiddler's Green for a wonderful dinner and wine list when we had a larger party of six.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Very nice stay with a great view at the marina. The rooms are beautifull with a large bathroom. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. The breakfast is included. It is located in a nice area. Any time again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Stayed at this hotel recently for 2 nights. Its in a good location if you have a car, with the marina just on its doorstep as well as fabulous views of San Diego. The rooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated. There is a large bathroom with a separate dresser type area. The hot breakfast is included and they have an excellent choice. Lovely pool and hot tub.Would defiantly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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MichaelArdelt, General Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Dear Keane79,

Thank you for your review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that the new room decor, location, views and amenities were all to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit, hopefully very soon!
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Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and absolutely loved it. It's perfectly out of the way but takes 5 minutes to get into San Diego. It's right across from the beach and the breakfast was included. The breakfast was delicious and I recommend sitting outside. They had huge counter space in the bathroom which was so nice!

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Everyone at the hotel - from check in to departure, was very nice and helpful. The room was a corner unit with a nice view of the bay. I really liked having windows that open and a (small) balcony to enjoy the ocean air. The bed was very comfortable and everything was working well. I would definitely return.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our stay however I was greatly disappointed by our evening dinner. It was so horrible that I throw up, the lemonade had no flavor, the Cesar salad dressing was disgusting, I have been ordering Cesar Salad at restaurant and I have never had any has horrible as the one served by this hotel. I was told by the waiter the dressing had anchovy. When the main meal arrived the only thing I ate was the mashed potatoes, the ribs was pure fat the gravy looked like it was left overs from previous days and microwaved. My husband had lamb and it was the same. I complain to the waiter but his sorry excuse made me wanted to run out of the restaurant. I was looking forward to relax and enjoy dinner and some wine with my husband but instead had toe ace the hotel and go to chalsbad for dinner $50 dollars for a meal that neither of us ate was very aggravating. If I do stay at this hotel in the future I will not even purchase or eat anything from them. Housekeeping could be a little better they didn't clean our room until after 3pm. The suit we stayed in didn't have a microwave to warm up some food, there was none in the breakfast area or in the shopping mart. They had to take it to the kitchen to be warmed. Total disaster. The price we paid for the hotel could render better service set up

  • Stayed April 2014
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Ventura, California
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We usually stay at the Island Palms next door but decided to try Bay Club since they include breakfast and had better rates. Even with construction we were very happy with the property. The rooms were clean, spacious and updated. The breakfast was good. The front desk was friendly, helpful and accommodating. The only request would be to have an in-room microwave. We will definitely return!

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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
#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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