We stayed at the Bay Club for 6 nights for a near by family wedding. The Bay Club in on Shelter Island in San Diego, directly opposite the Naval Air station North Island (about 1 km away over the water). The Hotel fronts the harbour, and backs onto a huge marina filed with what is literally a forest of yacht masts. Logically, the views from the back are not stunning. From the front ( if you are a military plane buff as I am, or enjoy occasional military traffic) it can be quite fascinating. The good news is that the Military are GOOD neighbours, and the F18s usually don't start flying much before 9am. ( For this Australian, seeing 20 + parked F18s, a similar number of Sea Hawk helicopters - in both cases representing a large percentage of our whole air force- and the VERY regular naval patrols in the harbour was a real eye opener).
The Bay Club is 2 storied, it has a good pool, and the restaurant & bar are quite adequate. The included breakfast was OK, lots of it, but a narrow selection, and the food was often only warm. Lunch off the menu was better, certainly well priced, tasty and with good service. We found a room service dinner the same.
The rooms were of good size, fairly quiet, and the bed comfortable. Both the TV channel selection and the free WiFi were good. Personally, I hated the pillows (I have a long term dodgy neck, and it didn't respond well to the supplied unsupportive and lumpy pillows). The room was always hot and stuffy (unless you opened the verandah door which let the flies in), and the air conditioning proved a bit aggressive when we used it to combat the heat, making sleep a bit harder than it could have been. The room itself was a little tired, and the terylene curtaining by the verandah door was shredded in a couple of places.
So, while not perfect, well priced, great location, and somewhere I would be happy to stay again - but I'll bring my own pillow.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bay Club Hotel And Marina
- Bay Hotel Marina
- Bay Hotel San Diego
- Bay Club Hotel Marina