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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Ranked #51 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Good spot.”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Our third visit to San Diego and our second time staying at bay club marina because the rooms are large with balcony overlooking the marina very peacefull and quiet and over the road is the bay for a lovely walk. Also depending on where your departing from the airport and pier are not far away.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We stayed here for six nights in May and were very pleased. The room was as promised, spacious and with the view of the marina. Two queen beds and very comfortable. The renovations were then still happening in the hallway but we had been told about these when we booked and it was all screened off.
I think what added to the experience was how helpful the staff were. They shuttled us to the airport to pick up a hired car. For the first few days we were using the San Diego bus system, a 10 to 15 minute walk away but very easy and if you get a card you can load it for $10 unlimited travel all day. This hotel was a way away from central San Diego but so very peaceful in the middle of the yachting community and with some super sea food restaurants.
The wifi worked well and there is printing downstairs. The restaurant for lunch and dinner is more bistro like food but there was a proper cooked breakfast each morning with coffee and fresh fruit and muffins to toast. Sausage links rather than bacon though!

We would happily stay there again as San Diego is such a lovely place to stay. While there we went to a Padres baseball match, visited the beach at Coronado Island with Top Gun showing on a 24 hour loop in the local cinema (we didn't choose to see it!) and of course the zoo with its posing pandas and shy koalas.

Room Tip: Ask for the second floor (American second floor = English first floor) and marina view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Nice location and beautiful view. The service in the restaurant is completely incompetent, too many reasons to list here. The room service was disappointing when the tip was already added in and I when told the server I was going to double it anyway, and he shrugged making it unimportant as to my generosity.

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Cochrane, Canada
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stayed five nights at the Bay Club and really enjoyed it. It has been nicely renovated and our room was very modern. The king sized bed was SO comfortable- it was nice to lay in bed in the mornings and stare out at the marina. The pool area was very relaxing and clean. The breakfast buffet was a nice way to start the day; there were so many options for food, from toast, English muffins, and cereal to hash browns, sausages, eggs, and porridge. Shelter Island is very, very quiet and relaxing. There isn't really a night life and while there are a few dining options right on the island, there are many more as you make your way back to the mainland. Overall a really great stay, we would come back.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Roswell, New Mexico
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Older Hotel, renovated and looking good. Clean, comfortable beds, super customer service, no fighting for parking (underground if you want). Wonderful AM breakfast sitting out on the veranda overlooking the marina; living the life.

Room Tip: My advice is to skip the fee for rooms facing the bay; Coronado Naval Base is directly across. Inst...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

After not going back to San Diego for a couple of years we came back to The Bay Club for a week long stay. What a difference in the hotel. They are almost finished with a remodel, and the results are great!

We were so glad to see that many of the people that we have enjoyed in the past are still there! A special thanks to Codey at the front desk. Sometimes my husband has some mobility issues, and he was right there to give assistance.

One of the things I love about this place is the ability of the staff members to remember the past guests! When we went down to the bar I was happy to see John was still there. I said "Hi honey We're home" and he couldn't get out from the bar fast enough to give us hugs hello! The service he gives is top rate. We were also happy to see the smiling faces of Jody & Patrick welcoming us back.

The bay room views are amazing, full skyline view of the bay & the San Diego downtown area. The rooms are very nice and spacious & all rooms have either a bay or marina view.

We will be returning to our San Diego home again. Thank you Bay Club Hotel & Marina for being such a great place to stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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MichaelArdelt, General Manager at Bay Club Hotel & Marina, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Dear Rhionsnana, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the renovations we recently completed and that you enjoyed your visit with us again! I am very proud of our staff and their helpful attitudes, as well as their ability to remember guests. I hope that you will be able to return again soon!
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Property: Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Address: 2131 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3106
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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:
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#23 Family Hotel in San Diego
#25 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#64 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Club Hotel & Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Greetings from San Diego and beautiful Shelter Island, home of San Diego's best-kept secret, Bay Club Hotel & Marina! Our scenic waterfront location in Point Loma is conveniently close to San Diego International Airport, the Gaslamp Quarter, Sea World, the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Convention Center and local beaches. We are honored to have been inducted into TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame, having been awarded their coveted Certificate of Excellence each year from 2011 through 2017. As our guest, you'll be delighted with our waterfront location, nautical decor, beautiful restaurant and lounge, and our friendly and devoted staff. The Bay Club Hotel & Marina is the only hotel on Shelter Island offering a secure underground parking garage with convenient parking for a nominal nightly fee. Also, we do NOT charge resort fees. Each of our 105 guest rooms and suites are non-smoking and offer breathtaking views of San Diego Bay or our private marina and picturesque Point Loma. You'll enjoy our 42-inch HDTV's and free HBO and Disney channels. Our guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi; complimentary weekday USA Today newspapers; complimentary morning coffee in the lobby; and airport, Amtrak and cruise ship shuttle for a nominal fee. Be sure to check out our gift shop offering travel necessities, snacks, drinks and a wide range of souvenirs. Take a dip in our heated outdoor pool and hot tub, both with a fantastic marina view. Relax and unwind in our newly renovated restaurant, The Quarterdeck, with its fresh modern decor and a unique nautical theme along with great prices! Come join us for breakfast, a business or casual lunch, Happy Hour Monday through Friday, or a delicious dinner. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine from our large selection of craft beers or our delectable wine list. Patio and outside dining are also available with panoramic views of San Diego Bay and the Point Loma hillside. Be sure to ask about our dinner package, which includes dinner for 2 in The Quarterdeck restaurant and a bay or marina view room along with complimentary parking. Or, try our Shelter Island Escape package and you'll enjoy two welcome drinks and appetizer along with breakfast for two. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 
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Bay Hotel San Diego
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