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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn
Ranked #53 of 282 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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“Good location, clean, friendly and helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed here for just one night during Comic-Con but were impressed with clean and pleasant the room, great shuttle provided, excellent location, and most of all the kindness of the gentleman and the front desk. Aside from being efficient and professional, he kindly gave my teenager a comic-con card he'd found when we asked about where to find them (you need to be a geek to understand, but it was a nice gesture). This hotel is not for those who are looking for something really fancy, but a nice place to relax when in San Diego. Only downside: it was rather expensive, but that might just be because of the convention.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night. The room was very spacious and clean. The suite was furnished with cooking utensils, plates, cups, etc. Great view of the marina. A little pricey but that's due to peak season rates. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Spent 4 nights in this hotel and it was in a pretty good position to explore San Diego. Walking distance to the train / trolley stop, the bayside area, gaslamp quarter, and right next to Little Italy we could have easily spent longer here.

The hotel itself was nice and clean and I think all rooms have views towards the bay. The swimming pool and spa was great and the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast provided was very good and better than other Best Western hotels I have stayed at. We also ate at the restaurant once and the service and food was excellent. I would stay here again if in San Diego.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room higher than 5th floor to get a view of the bay.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I think i paid a bit more for a bay view but on the top floor it was worth it. A short walk from the Amtrak Station, the waterfront and Little Italy. Everything was satisfactory and a fridge and microwave in the room was a welcome extra. The hotel airport shuttle was prompt, making it easier to get there. A satisfying stay.

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Moreno Valley, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were pleased of the location. My girls and I brought our bikes and we found it to be very easy access to most tourist spots. The room was very clean and to see the ocean is very exciting from our room. Little Italy is only a few blocks away, with a lot of restaurants to choose from.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Was in San Diego for a week at a conference and found this hotel perfect for my needs. The price was great, and included free internet and breakfast. The breakfast in the restaurant next door was much better than some free breakfasts I've had; had multiple hot dishes, breads, cereals, yogurt, etc. each day. The hotel is location a few minutes walk from the trolley lines that can take you throughout the city, and from the harbour front. Lots of restaurant choices with little Italy just north of the hotel. The staff were very helpful and polite. I also took the free shuttle to and from the airport...had a little trouble on the way back to the airport where they couldn't find the driver for about 20min (even though I had booked shuttle at front desk the night before), but I guess you get what you pay for there. I would definitly stay at this hotel again if I'm back in San Diego.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Northern Colorado, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Although this hotel is about 5 blocks from the bay and lacking views of the ocean (ask for a city view), it makes up for it with friendly, professional staff, good shuttle service, clean rooms and some of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in while at a hotel!

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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn
Address: 555 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3414
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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:
#71 Family Hotel in San Diego
#74 Business Hotel in San Diego
#76 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn 3*
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 
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Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel San Diego
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