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Bay Club Hotel & Marina
Ranked #52 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Tucson, Arizona
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“We Love this Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We try to stay at The Bay Club Hotel & Marina every time we go to San Diego. It feels like our home away from home. The people are always so friendly, the rooms are very comfortable, and the breakfasts are generous. We like being able to walk to dinner to Pomodoro or Mitch's Seafood on Point Loma.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

The staff was friendly and very accomodating. Nice large and comfortable room with sliding glass doors to balcony. Property is getting ready to update rooms. This Shelter Island location was very convenient by car to all the San Diego area attractions we wanted to visit.

Room Tip: Good view from both the Bayside and the Marina side rooms. All rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is not a spectacular place but it is really nice. The best views are facing the marina. The front faces Coronado island and you can see downtown San Diego off in the distance.

We were told they just recently updated the hotel but I really didn't see signs of it. We stayed 3 nights and not once did someone clean our room. We left at 9am got back at 3:00 and they still hadn't done our room. That was disappointing.

There is a small breakie included in the room price. Sausages, eggs, bacon, juice, coffee. More than a standard continental breakfast. You can eat inside or out on the deck facing the gorgeous marina.

The price is cheaper then staying in San Diego. I would still recommend this hotel as it does it right. Make sure you get a room on the second floor facing the marina. Otherwise you will be quite disappointed.

This hotel on Shelter Island is also only a 15 minute drive into San Diego and Seaport Village. So many places to visit.

Room Tip: There is a room on the second floor that has views over the pool and the marina. But it make get no...
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Lovely service and location, but simply abysmal bathrooms. I know renovations are in the works but I simply cannot pay over $200 for a room where I don't feel comfortable taking a shower. Bad food and extremely slow service at onsite restaurant.
I had high hopes based on other reviews. We frequently stay in San Diego--probably once a month--and wanted to try out a different area. This was a bust though and we won't be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: Ask for marina view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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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
#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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