That sort of confirms my understanding but I was a little confused. According to Google maps, it appears that all bay view rooms facing the water either face Northeast or Southeast (generally the east side) and that rooms facing North or West face the parking lot or other buildings (confirmed by other reviews I have read) - unless there is water on both sides?
That is correct in almost all situations. We have 2 rooms, however, that are designated 1BR Bayviews that do not have balconies but they are at the end of the hall and windows face NW and NE that have great views of the waterway behind the hotel and the city beyond.
Get an answer from Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Airport - Liberty Station staff and past guests.