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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn
Ranked #57 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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tieton wa
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60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“downtown at your fingertips”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

From the time we were picked up at the airport to when we were dropped back off at the airport 5 days later, all staff were very friendly and very willing to help make our stay a pleasure. Our room was clean with a great view of the bay, which were enjoyed on the room’s balcony.
The front desk walked us through setting up the Wi-Fi after we failed to make a connection
The only downside to our stay was the very slow elevator and the restaurant could have longer hours for the late night arrivals.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Torrance, California
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

This hotel has such a great location. My family and I stayed during Comic Con because it was only minutes away from the event. Boy was it a crazy weekend in San Diego. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Sometimes I get surprisingly pleased with the level of service and friendliness of Best Westerns. A+ to this hotel and the employees!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

Good clean hotel, location was close to transit and harbor. Did not find location very noisy on city side. The pool was warm enough to swim in eventhough it was not sunny and the beds were really comfortable! We did not find the elevator was a problem, we never waited long and the one that worked was new. Room was clean and looked updated (could use flat screen tvs though). Breakfast was ok but lacked fruit & meat.

Website does not mention that you have to call for airport shuttle to pick you up, it didn't take too long once we did call.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 25Calgary
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Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

We just got back from our stay at the Best Western Plus Bayside Inn. It was easy to find. Check-in went smooth. The beds were awesome! I hate hotel beds, but this one was one of the best. The bathrooms were great too, very up to date. I always had hot water! Coming from a house that lives off of a small water heater, it was soooooo nice to take a 20 minute HOT shower! We had a great view of the city, every few minutes an airplane would fly right by. No noise at all. The only noise that I heard was the trolly, but it stopped when we went to sleep.

The only thing that could have been a problem was the elevator. They are updating their elevators, so only one is in use. We left and came back to the hotel when there wasn't many people there so we didn't have many issues. But I would assume that during check-in and check-out hours it'll be a little difficult to get to a higher room floor. So if you are going there soon, call and see if there elevator is still under matinee. If so ask if you can get a first floor room. It'll be great when both can be used!

My one complaint is the parking, The parking garage was a very very tight fit. It was also $10 a day! If you do pay for parking make sure your little tag is visible, ours fell down and we got a ticket.

They did have a complimentary breakfast. It was just okay. They had good potatoes, onions, and pastries. Otherwise it was just okay. The rooms have a pretty large mini fridge, so if you can find a grocery store I would stock up.

Great stay. If we ever go back to San Diego we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bouncin_bichon
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los angeles
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed at the hotel on a Saturday night as we were going to attend the Sicilian Festival on Sunday,,,the hotel is in a great location right in the heart of downtown. Parking was on premise for a $10 fee and continental breakfast for two was just okay. Free Wi-fi for guests worked good. Only one elevator and was slow, but was told they are adding another one. The room was clean and quiet. Overall the stay was good.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank travelfamincali
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seattle
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful. The shuttle to/from the airport was timely. The room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel is well maintained. We easily walked to Balboa Park, Gaslamp, Petco Park, Seaport Village, USS Midway, Coronado Ferry and the trolley. Little Italy was just blocks away with great restaurants and a fabulous Saturday market. Old Town was about 2 trolley stops away. Breakfast was simple, but adequate. The elevator issue was only a problem about 3 times during our 7 night stay. There is some trolley/ship noise, but not a problem at night. The bay view from an upper floor room is beautiful. We definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jnjseattle
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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231 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2011

I enjoyed being on the 12th, top floor, for the views. Yes, the single semi operating elevator was a chore. Room was average and not totally clean. Desk and table tops were not all that clean in that there were sticky spills remaining. Connecting restaurant offered very nice evening meals at good prices. Breakfast in the same restaurant was
average but expected per the usual expectations for BW. The always present tip jar. I do tip but do not care for the begging bowl. Does not seem classy. TV so, so. No Fox News. Bias? There is a plus for this hotel and that is the staff. Well staffed, helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Top floor once the elevator renovation is done.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rt66tbird
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn
Address: 555 W Ash St, San Diego, CA 92101-3414
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Region: United States > California > San Diego > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#70 Family Hotel in San Diego
#73 Business Hotel in San Diego
#75 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Plus Bayside Inn is located in the heart of downtown San Diego, perfect for site seeing or business trips. Our proximity to Little Italy offers guests easy access to amazing dining and breweries from award winning chefs. Guests can easily walk to shopping and dining at the nearby harbor area including Seaport Village & The Headquarters. Those that love to explore and site see find our central location to many local museums and attractions, like the World Famous San Diego Zoo(R) and the Midway Museum very convenient. In addition to our complimentary services, like a daily breakfast buffet, shuttle service and WI-FI, guests may take advantage of some of our new and enhanced amenities from our 2015 first floor remodel. The beautiful outdoor pool and hot tub area with woven modular lounge seating is great for evenings with friends, family time or just relaxing. The new onsite fitness room is perfect for an invigorating work out. We also added a fantastic Sundries area with snacks, small meals and beverages for the convenience of our guests. ... more   less 
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