Bay Club Hotel and Marina, San Diego
Reviews - Bay Club Hotel and Marina
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Bay Club Hotel and Marina
Nice place, good value for pricefrom SteveKC
Marina!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great Location - Average Facilityfrom mainetoday
When we checked in, it was pretty quick. The check in clerks seemed to have a little attitude as well as the waiters in the dining room. I don't know if they were just unhappy or under paid. The accommodations at this place were average at best. Mostly a musty smell in the room and just looked a little aged. This place could use some updates I think. We got a 2nd floor room overlooking the harbor. It sounded good online, but when I was there, I don't think I spent too much time out on the deck, since at low tide, you look down and it's a huge mud flat and a bunch of boats.
In the mornings, we had a free buffet breakfast, which was nice for convenience, but the food quality was average. The pool area was quiet small as well. We did end up eating in the restaurant one night for dinner and the food was good, but I felt I paid a little too much for it.
This is an average hotel, quality-wise for the price that you pay. The location is perfect, being on Shelter Island and it was close to everything. They also charge $5/night extra for parking, but if you do not want to pay it, there is free parking on the street out front, and it did seem pretty quiet and safe out there.
On the plus side, if you want a free view of the concerts at Humphrey's next door, they let you take your cocktails out to the pool area and you can view/hear the concerts from there, pretty neat!!!
All in all, I probably would not stay here again, as we stayed the next two nights at Humphrey's next door for a lot less money and got a lot better room, better pool, service etc.
I don't want this to sound like a bad review, it just wasn't for me. If you want an average room in a convenient location and you don't mind the costs, you might like this place. I can't really explain it, but the place didn't have any character and the staff just did not seem personable.
Excellent Place To Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Location, Time for a makeoverfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We really enjoyed our stay and would stay again...especially if they did a renovation.
Location almost outweighs aging facility.from meravard
Beware the discount rooms!from beachmama777
Nice Place!from mgar2764
Pretty good Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms were pretty good and spacious, however I am not sure that the bedspreads and blankets were properly cleaned. There was hair on the blankets. If that is there, I shutter to think of what a blacklight would find. The room had a refrigerator which was nice, but considering the price we paid for the room, a microwave would have been good too. We had gotten the Marina view which was pretty nice with the balcony, but beware. If you go in the Summer time, people lounge in the pool area all night and WILL keep you up if you have to get some sleep.
The Continental breakfast was delicious and impressive. There were an assortment of fruits, juices, and bagels. They also had eggs, sausages, bacon and the typical breakfast items. That was one of the best parts of the stay here.
Overall, the Hotel was very good. The staff was friendly, professional and accomodating. The location was great. We really enjoyed the ocean view by the pier. Just beware of some of the guests. This Hotel appears to be a retirement vacation spot for many elder Caucasian guests. My Wife and I are not Caucasian and we received many strange looks from the guests which was very uncomfortable. Hopefully, the next time around these individuals won't be there at the same time next year. We plan on making a return visit.
What a wonderful week!from A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Diego
San Diego Old Town Trolley Tour This trolley tour picks up and delivers you back right to the hotel. It then travels around all the interesting spots in San Diego with an interesting narrative. The trolley comes every half hour, so you can get off, spend time sight-seeing, then get back on when you want. Our hotel offered a discount, so the $25 fare was well worth it. We especially enjoyed Coronado Island the Old Town.
Tip: San Diego Whale Watching The large Gray Whale population is running through from late Jan Feb to early March on its way to the Arctic. You probably would see a 'spouter' and never know what it is- unless you take one of the 5 or 6 harbour cruises. One of the best, is the Hornblower Co. Cruise. You can book online for the day you want. Tickets are non-refundable, but they will re-negotiate another day, should you be unable to use your tickets. The boats are more like large, seaworthy cruise vessels with 3 levels. Plenty of room for everyone. There are interiour spaces should you wish to warm up, or plenty of deck space to watch the sea action all around the boat. There are two cruises per day: the early morning 9:00 am and the 1:30pm departures. We took the afternoon, booking our lunches online as well. After all the hussle driving downtown and trying to find a parking place..you will have to pay about $10 to park in the lots across the street and there is quite a bit of walking to boat. We saw whales!!
A Few Places to Eat Check out Brigantine's Oyster Bar during happy hour (or anytime, for that matter!) you won't be disappointed.
Other names for Bay Club Hotel and Marina
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- bay hotel marina
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- Address: 2131 Shelter Island Drive - San Diego - California - 92106 - United States
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