We stayed in a 2-room suite without a balcony. The bedroom has 2 queen beds. The living room has a sofa bed and mini bar with sink and mini-fridge. Each room has a TV. When we walked into the room, we noticed this suite has ample room for a family of five. One thing that negatively stood out was the outdated furniture. We've stayed in a Holiday Inn once before and we were expecting the same look and style. When I travel, I want to stay in a room where the furniture looks like is less than 5 years old. Also, the musty smell required the air to be turned on at full blast.The only thing going for this room was the bay view, which I spent time looking at.
Many fun activities such as swimming, mini golf, ping pong and pool. The staff is friendly and willing to offer assistance. I would have given a 3-rating but nudged it up for the staff.
We're locals and booked this room for July 4th, hoping to watch the fireworks. We normally stay at the Coronado Marriott. The bay fireworks was a bust, and we would have had a wonderful view of it in our room. Oh well.
I would recommend HI to out-of-towners who aren't picky about rooms because it's close to the airport and tourist areas. I don't think we would select this place for our next 4th of July outing again. However, the hotel has an expansion planned so maybe we'll return to check out the new rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fronting beautiful San Diego Bay, the Holiday Inn Bayside is located in the newly redeveloped Point Loma area, in walking distance of over a dozen restaurants, sport fishing & whale watching marina, scenic walking paths along the San Diego Bay, and Liberty Station. It is conveniently located only one mile from the San Diego Airport and four miles to the Gaslamp Quarter and Convention Center. Our bay view meeting rooms and outdoor tropical courtyard venues provide the ideal setting for your next meeting in San Diego, along with a service culture that guarantees your event to be a big success.Visit Sea World San Diego, only 5 minutes away; San Diego Zoo, Seaport Village & Old Town are ten minutes away. Liberty Station Conference Center and NTC Promenade are within two miles. The San Diego Convention Center is a convenient 5 mile drive along the San Diego Bay. The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is near many sporting events in San Diego, including: Charity Cup; Pegasus Cup; Hotspurs Cup; Red Bull Air Races; San Diego Padres, & San Diego Chargers. In San Diego on business? We are close to: Northrop Grumman; Lockheed Martin; General Dynamics; SPAWAR; Point Loma Naval Base; ASW; Admiral Kidd Club; 32nd St Naval Station; FITCPAC; BAE; Boeing; ComNavBase; L-3 Communications; MCRD & Sheraton Harbor Island. Located 3 miles from the San Diego Cruise Terminal, we offer packages with long-term parking & complimentary transportation to the San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal. The Cruise Terminal services the following cruise lines: Royal Caribbean; Princess; Carnival; Celebrity; Holland America; & Norwegian. We look forward to being your home away from home when you visit San Diego. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside Hotel San Diego
- San Diego Holiday Inn