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“Great Location and a Nice View of the Bay”

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn
Ranked #59 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great Location and a Nice View of the Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed for one night in April. I arrived early and the concierge was kind enough to allow me to check in early. I had been up since 2:00 a.m. and really wanted to freshen up before exploring the city.

The room was amazing. I can't remember the number, but it was high enough that I couldn't hear traffic and it had an amazing view down the street to the bay and the Star of India. The room was also very clean with great water pressure in the shower and there were no issues with the free wifi.

The hotel is conveniently located to the airport and San Diego's attractions - many within walking distance. The parking is $14/night, which I find steep, but have been told by others is pretty good for the area.

The complimentary breakfast at the restaurant next door was better than average with a great selection of hot and cold options. There was even rice for Asian visitors!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Found this hotel to be very convenient to the cruise ship terminal.. Staff was pleasant and helpful.. They do a shuttle to and from the airport as well as the cruise ship terminal.. I thought parking was free but it is not. $14 a night unless you are doing a 5 day cruise, it's free if I understood that correctly. Good location. close to the harbor and plenty of resturants close by. We were satisfied.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Nice hotel, clean and beds very comfortable with plenty of pillows. Great view of the bay and city and good location to all public transportation. We used the train, bus, trolley and the ferry all within easy walking distance. Little Italy area just a couple blocks away. Breakfast was really just ok, eggs watery and rest was just cereal and bread things, not individual yogurt which seemed a bit unsanitary ( I don't eat sausage ). Pool ok but cold in evening but nice hot tub. My only real complaint is this: SHUTTLE does not start til 7 am. I booked this hotel because of the free shuttle mainly. They did call and schedule a cab which was early and only 14.00 to the airport including tip. They need to publish that their shuttle is not available before 7 am.

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Green Features: Good California green values, even a recycle bin in bathroom
  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stayed 3 days before going on cruise. Great hotel with excellent service. Breakfast was certainly one of the best we've had in a hotel. Service from airport and to cruise ship was great. Would definitely stay here again. Good value for price paid.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at this hotel before embarking on a cruise.
The location is very convenient as you can easily walk to most things including the Gaslamp Quarter, the water front, the trolley to Old Town, Macy's etc
The room was large and well equipped with everything we needed including a good sized fridge. The bed was comfortable with good quality sheets. There was a coffee maker and small microwave.
The bathroom was modern, large and had a great bathtub with a plug that actually worked.
Breakfast was included and was average. We didn't have the cooked food so can't comment but at least they had whole meal bread and fresh apples and oranges. My husband said the coffee was OK.
We had a room on the top level overlooking buildings, Jacaranda trees and a car park. The rooms on the other side overlooked the water but lack of a water view didn't worry us and the room was quiet which is what we had asked for. It also gave us great views of the planes. There was a small balcony and the doors did open so we could have fresh air.
The staff were helpful and friendly.
Finally the wifi was fantastic. It connected immediately every time I needed it and it worked quickly.
I would definitely stay at this hotel again. It was very comfortable and extremely reasonable priced.

Room Tip: A high room facing either direction would be fine.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

rooms clean and fresh. peek a boo view of bay walk to Little Italy walk to Bay walk to Old Town would stay again and passed the word when we returned home...good choice. Breakfast included was a plus...sorry we had to pay for parking but we were in town.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was in San Diego for work this past week and stayed at this hotel. Although I wasn't at the hotel very much throughout the week, I enjoyed my stay. The best thing about this hotel is its centralized location, where it it easy to walk to the waterfront, Little Italy, and Gaslamp. It's also not far from the airport - just a short shuttle or cab ride. The complementary breakfast each morning was great, and all staff were very friendly. I would recommend if you're looking for a clean, affordable hotel in a good location.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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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:
#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: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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