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Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside
Ranked #116 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Most importantly the property is clean and in a great location. It is also conveniently located near downtown and next to several marina side restaurants within walking distance. I will stay here again but will request the room to be in the new building.

The hotel appears to be a combination of what used to be up to 3 separate properties. The check in area is in a new building that is very nice, another one appears to be older outside entrance motel and one maybe the old Bay Side hotel? I was put in the old hotel part. The room was large, very clean and relatively comfortable. Though the furniture and décor appears to be from the late 1960’s. The bar/lounge is located in the middle of the properties and is in need of an update. Attempted to order several common beer brands, all of which were out of stock. Did not try the property’s restaurant but it did not appear very inviting.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Rhinna M, Manager at Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Dear pickeytraveler: Thank you so much for giving us a 4 star rating and posting your review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Bayside. Many people are surprised to find that our hotel is spread out differently especially with the addition of the new Bayside Building. We are currently renovating to include all case goods to mirror everything that is in the new building and we expect completion by June 2014. The renovation also include updating the bar which we already started and made quite a few changes. Perhaps on your next visit you will see and enjoy all the improvements we have done with our property. I have forwarded your comments to our Restaurant Manager regarding the beer selection and availability. I apologized for any inconvenience you might have experienced. We are looking forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Rhinna B Meyer - Rooms Division Manager

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Recently stayed 2 nights for a high school reunion.Very conveniently located near the airport ,Liberty station,Shelter Island and Sunset Cliffs and its a short walk across the street to the bay. The entire staff helped to make our reunion special from the Group event planner to the chef, bartenders and servers every thing went extremely smooth . The hotel room was clean and the beds were very comfortable (bathroom was on the small size) but a great value for the area in San Diego.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

My daughter and I have stayed here twice while visiting her Navy boyfriend stationed at nearby Point Loma NS. The location is conveniently located near the airport, the Point Loma and Sunset Cliffs scenery, and is only a short drive from downtown. The property was clean and pleasant, the rooms were comfortable and light-filled. We ate at the associated restaurant and ordered from room service during our week-long stay; we were quite pleased with our meals. No complaints whatsoever. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

On arrival at the hotel you drive straight into the new building and thats where you check in. Luckly we were given rooms in the new block and it is amazing. It looks so fresh and clean which it is. I didnt see inside the old building but it did look tired however im sure people staying there will still have a lovely time. Most of the staff i came into contact with are lovely and always happy to help. The hotel is in a great location and there is a restaurant on the other side of the road called Jimmy's Famous...it is amazing and during the day it has a lovely view of the harbour.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We recently stayed at this property and were pleasantly surprised.

I love how close this property is to the airport - a short 5 minute drive away. That was much appreciated for our family. You can hear airplane noise from the airport and the various military bases. I did not find it at all bothersome. But some who demand absolute quiet might.

The property is also very close to many attractions from beaches, to theme parks, top quality restaurants, the harbour, minutes from down town. The location is excellent in that respect.

The facility is well kept and I witnessed them taking out old furniture to keep the rooms up to date and in good repair. Our room and the rooms of others traveling in our group were decent. I love the large floor to ceiling windows with the great view of the harbour. The bed and pillow options were comfortable. The bathroom looks like it should be next on their rejuvenation program. The tub appeared quite old and thus was not inviting for us to use for a bath. But the shower part was nice and worked well. For a value priced establishment, we were pleased with what we received and feel like we received good value for our dollar. For that price point in that prime location I don't expect a gold toilet and marble floors.

The on site restaurant was surprisingly good. We had two breakfasts and a lunch there. All were good and the service - even during busy times - was very helpful, kind, and prompt.

The pool area is nice and well kept. It is great for the kids and aesthetically nice to be inviting to the adults as well.

The one thing that is not to my liking is the paid parking system and the need for using a parking pass to enter or exit the parking area. The restricted flow of traffic was an inconvenience. And I generally have a severe distaste for hotels that charge for parking. Just get it all done in one price without any unpleasant surprises. I can understand the need to protect their parking lot in a location like that. But to have to pay for the parking passes is goofy.

Room Tip: Select a room on an upper floor in either tower A or B or the main complex. The view of the harbour...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is my first stay in the new building, but I have stayed at this property many times. The new rooms are very nice and the view overlooking the bay is great, try to get as high up as you can. This hotel is comparably priced to others in the area. The only knocks on this hotel would be that they now charge $10.00 a day to park and I used to get a coupon for breakfast in their restaurant, when I checked in, I was told that they no longer offered that.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

I stayed here earlier this week and found that the rooms in the new building (above reception) were fantastic. They are brand new and perfect! Comfortable beds and spotlessly clean bathrooms.
I like that wifi is included in the room price, but I dislike the charge for parking. That extra charge really grinds my gears, but its the only thing I didn't like about the stay.
Be aware that the floor to ceiling windows are not tinted, so people in the car park or from the street can see you standing at your window!

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room in the main/new building.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Address: 4875 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92106
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Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#81 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £81 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside 3*
Number of rooms: 291
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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