We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Enjoyable”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Best Western Plus Bayside Inn
Ranked #57 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Orange County
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have stayed in San Diego numerous times but never in the downtown area. The hotel is in a great location to walk to nearby restaurants and the harbor. It's a fairly easy walk down to the Midway aircraft carrier and museum. (Well worth doing with kids) We were also close by car to the Zoo and the Safari Park. The breakfast was a nice standard Best Western breakfast in a small restaurant attached to the hotel although you do have to walk outside to get to it. We also ended up having dinner there one night after a long day out and it was great. The room rate was very reasonable especiallly over a holiday weekend. The rooms were a comfortable size for 4. The front desk staff was very helpful with giving directions to the parks and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank moxietravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,355 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    471
    656
    167
    41
    20
See reviews for
367
526
77
163
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (209)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sacramento, California, Usa
Level Contributor
167 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Very upscale for a Best Western. Much more like Best Westerns in Europe.
Walking distance to the waterfront, the baseball park, little italy and all the gaslight district attractions. Very quiet rooms. The breakfast was very well done though a bit inconvenient because you had to walk out of the hotel to enter the restaurant from the sidewalk. The front desk was very helpful with directions and suggestions. I will definately return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
2 Thank GuyA473
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
berlin
Level Contributor
106 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile


I have stayed twice at this hotel, before and after my cruise. The hotel is good located near to the Harbour, the center of San Diego and the Airport.
The room was fine and clean. It had a coffee maker and free internet access. Transfers from/to the Harbour and airport are free of charge and good. Unfortunatly the transfers start only at 7.00 am, so if you have to take a flight earlier that 9.00, you will have to take a taxi (US 12 one way from hotel to airport). I would recommend to start at 6.30 with the transfer service, to be able to accomodate guests living on the 8.30 flight to Houston and connections.
Employees were very efficient and friendly. They even gave me a box with some pastries instead of breakfast because I had to live early to the airport. Thank you!
This is a hotel, which although is not a five star hotel, offers very good service and good value for money. I reccommend this hotel to everyone who appreciates friendly service in a non pretencious environment.

Stayed January 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank travelBerlin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for a conference at the San Diego Convention Center. The hotel provides free shuttle to/from the airport and any nearby locations. The room is relatively small but clean. Like many Best Western Inn, the bed is not very comfortable, however, the room is cheaper than many others nearby hotel. In addition, the hotel provides free continental breakfast which gives it a plus. Given the fact that it is within walking distance to the water front, I think this is a pretty good value hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank MLee_2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Prescott, Arizona
Level Contributor
220 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Good location - especcially if you're grabbing a cruise ship out of San Diego. They have a free shuttle to and from the pier - and 7 days of free parking! The free breakfast is in the restaurant at the corner (just a few feet from the front door. Basic buffet breakfast. Hotel was clean and in good repair - friendly staff and shuttle service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Victoria M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The final leg of our journey, started in San Diego for 6 nights and then covered just over 2000 miles up to Utah and into Colorado, back into Arizona and finishing back in California. So good to be settled in for a full 8 nights and able to unpack our cases!!!

Having stayed in San Diego on 5 previous occasions we know the lay of the land fairly well and almost feel like locals. We have previously stayed up in the Little Italy area and have walked past this hotel on many occasions.

Due to the length of our stay we were upgraded to a room on the 11th floor with a balcony overlooking the bay toward the 'Star of India' ship. The room was ideal, spacious, very clean and an extremely comfortable bed with a very good bathroom. Wi-fi worked well and was complimentary. Due to the comfort of the bed we never made it for the complimentary breakfast!!!

Parking was in a multi-storey attached to the hotel although spaces are tight especially when driving a larger vehicle and at only $14 per night very reasonable compared to a lot of other city hotels.

Location is brilliant - well placed for Little Italy and all the wonderful restaurants, just a few minutes walk round the corner and up the hill. Only about 15 minutes to the Gas Lamp district and all the area has to offer. An easy walk to the front and Seaport Village.

When we go back to San Diego (we will at some point) then I will be checking out availability at this hotel - we will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank jo1960
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Downtown
SpringHill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
Downtown
Urban Boutique Hotel
Urban Boutique Hotel
#71 of 279 in San Diego
598 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown
Downtown
Residence Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Best Western Plus Bayside Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Best Western Plus Bayside Inn

Property: Best Western Plus Bayside Inn
Address: 555 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3414
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#70 Family Hotel in San Diego
#73 Business Hotel in San Diego
#75 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Bayside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Plus Bayside Inn is located in the heart of downtown San Diego, perfect for site seeing or business trips. Our proximity to Little Italy offers guests easy access to amazing dining and breweries from award winning chefs. Guests can easily walk to shopping and dining at the nearby harbor area including Seaport Village & The Headquarters. Those that love to explore and site see find our central location to many local museums and attractions, like the World Famous San Diego Zoo(R) and the Midway Museum very convenient. In addition to our complimentary services, like a daily breakfast buffet, shuttle service and WI-FI, guests may take advantage of some of our new and enhanced amenities from our 2015 first floor remodel. The beautiful outdoor pool and hot tub area with woven modular lounge seating is great for evenings with friends, family time or just relaxing. The new onsite fitness room is perfect for an invigorating work out. We also added a fantastic Sundries area with snacks, small meals and beverages for the convenience of our guests. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Best Western, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Travelocity, Hotwire, Priceline, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Best Western Plus Bayside Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel San Diego
Best Western Bayside Hotel
Best Western San Diego
San Diego Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing