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Best Western Plus Bayside Inn
Ranked #55 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stayed in this hotel for five nights last week on our trip to San Diego. Based on some reviews, I requested a room overlooking the bay from a high floor. To my delight, we were given such a room on the highest floor (floor #14). We had room number 1405. It was totally worth it, what a view!

We had a great experience in this hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Rita. She helped us plan our trip to the zoo, as well as the USS Midway Museum and the Maritime Museum. The room was very clean, comfortable and modern. The mattress could have been a little newer but it was okay for a few days. The bathroom was clean and great. They even provided cotton balls and Q-tips, which you don't see in many hotels. They also had a separate trashcan for recyclables. There was an occasional noise coming from the bathroom fan, but if you closed the bathroom door you couldn't hear it anymore in the bedroom.

The Wi-Fi was free and fast, breakfast was free and excellent. We didn't use the pool or the Jacuzzi as it was a little too chilly last week, but they looked well-maintained. The hotel also provides a free shuttle to the airport, which is only about 2 miles away. That was a great benefit for us as well. They charge $14 per night to park but we didn't have a rental car anymore at that point. The hotel was a walking distance to the harbor, as well as Little Italy. If you are planning to use the city trolley, the station is only a block and a half away. Highly recommended, we will stay there again on our next trip to San Diego.

Room Tip: Request a room overlooking the bay on a high floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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tlwickens, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Bayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Diana F,

Thank you for sharing such a detailed review. We are pleased to have all of your feedback. Thank you for sharing how friendly and helpful Rita is and that our staff will assist with planning out your vacation. Our housekeeping team takes pride in exceeding expectations so we also thank you for mentioning their efforts. We will have our maintenance team investigate the fan noise you brought to our attention. Thank you for sharing about our location and our “Green” initiatives. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to San Diego!

Best Regards,

Grace Gerzen
Guest Relations Manager

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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Bayside Inn provides an excellent value and the location is great--easy to get to and very close to amenities and attractions along Harbor Drive. Complementary breakfast is wonderful. Parking is easy and fair value. Friendly and helpful staff. Willing to provide directions and recommendations.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank jogipson
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tlwickens, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Bayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear joanneg384,
We thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your stay with us at the Best Western Bayside Inn during your trip to San Diego. We are pleased to see that you appreciated our convenient location to local attractions and the Harbor. We like to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have a wonderful trip and thank you for mentioning that our staff is friendly, helpful and will assist with directions and recommendations. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back should your business bring you back to San Diego or even a vacation.

Best Regards,

Grace Gerzen
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I stayed here a few nights near a conference I attended. The conference hotel was twice the price as this BW. When I got to the room it felt comfortable and like many other BWs I have been at. It is a good size room, king bed, chair with ottoman, and good size flat screen tv. Bed was comfortable. The front desk, while not a very attractive lobby, had very helpful staff. Hot breakfast was next door at a restaurant. They do not have a gym but have a relationship with one 4 blocks away. The gym was verry good, lots of newer equipment like you would find at an expensive hotel. Definately ask for a harbor side room.

Room Tip: Harbor side and higher up
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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tlwickens, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Bayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear bbqmaster69,
Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Best Western Plus Bayside Inn during the conference you attended in San Diego. We are glad to offer alternative accommodations that are well priced and offer convenience and comfort to business travelers. We are thankful that you have mentioned our lobby and the gym as we are unveiling an enhanced and updated lobby as well as an on-site gym in January 2015. We hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you again should your business permit or for a vacation. Thank you for your time taken to provide us with feedback.

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Grace Gerzen
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

It was right in San Diego by the Glass Lamp District for a great price. It is also not to far from the port. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. I did enjoy my stay there. Complementary breakfast is offered.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Drew R
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tlwickens, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Plus Bayside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Drew R,

Thank you for staying with us at the Best Western Plus Bayside Inn during your trip to San Diego and for sharing about our convenient location to San Diego’s local night life with a variety of restaurants in the Gaslamp District. Our housekeeping team takes great pride in ensuring the rooms are very clean and we thank you for pointing out their efforts. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back.

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Grace Gerzen
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The hotel was very comfortable and clean. Great place to stay if you have no car, as you can walk to most places and transport is close by. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. Great views of the bay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Kathryn C
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This hotel is in a very good location closed to the harbor and Little Italy. It's clean and staff are friendly. Rita was friendly, helpful and professional. The only problem was that we had keys that did not work well. Sometimes we have to insert keys 5 to 10 times before we can unlock the door. We've been to many hotels and this is the first and only one that we experienced this problem. Staff tried to fix but I believe the whole system is too old to be fixed and needs to be overhauled. This problem can be solved. I would recommend this hotel if the problem is fixed. If not, the most I would stay here is 1 night.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

San Diego hotels can be expensive, The Best Western Bayside Inn was priced reasonably for the area, was located in a nice place (Little Italy), and was a pleasant experience. The only downside was that the heater/airconditioner made a sporadic loud noise, which was annoying during the nifgt while trying to sleep. Otherwise, it was a pleasant experience.

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Additional Information about 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:
#66 Family Hotel in San Diego
#73 Business Hotel in San Diego
#75 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: £107 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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