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... more inland. However, just before, Mark and I decided to have a burrito at one of the coolest taquerias around - Lucha Libre. This is an awesome Mexican restaurant in SD that is drenched in authentic Luchador paraphernalia. The greats are plastered on the walls, many with autographs. Masks and capes and anything else Luchadorian bombard the senses. But the greatest feature of all is their Surf n Turf California Burrito. It's ...
... We chose not to sit in the bottom rows as those people got very wet.
We visited the dolphin encounter where the girls managed to pat a dolphin. Apparently they feel like rubber. The girls were also allowed to feed the sea lions who begged and cried for food. It was quite funny to watch and reminded me a little of feeding ducks.
The big show of the day was the Whale Show which featured half a dozen whales including a baby. They ...
... of a noise complaint, he was really nice about it and just told me if we are coming back late to take some chairs further out into the front so people in the rooms can't hear, he seemed pretty cool about it. The guys left while we were eating breakfast. We spend the day doing our washing, the same nice owner who told me about the noise complaint offered to drive us to a coin laundry and even gave us some ...
After the weekend at Disneyland, I was discussing my options with Kim and where to go next. In their originally plans they were thinking of heading to San Diego to go to Sea World for a day trip but run out of time. So I wasn't too sure if I should head down there or not. But I decided what the hell, I had the a few spare days. And it ended up pretty good! When I first got there on the Monday I was looking at some information trying to work ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Bay Club Hotel & Marina San Diego
Loved it! Would recommend!
My wife, kids and I recently stayed at the Bay Club Hotel & Marina while visiting San Diego and I was very pleased. Our room was clean and spacious and we had a wonderful view of the marina. This hotel has a special deal called the "Whale of a Deal" and it provides room accommodations, free breakfast, and 2 adult tickets to either the San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park or SeaWorld for each night's stay. Great place to stay!
Our usual hotel was booked for the day so we went looking through TripAdvisor reviews for an alternate location. I called to obtain some preliminary info and learned the last renovation was in 2000, this concerned me but the comments here indicated it was still excellent so I made a reservation.
Just returned from a September 2004 weekend at the Bay Club with my wife and infant daughter. The hotel is on the peninsula known as "Shelter Island." Our room was on the second floor overlooking the Marina ($139 a night plus room tax). The second floor features private balconies and includes a refrigerator, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, cable T.V., and clock radio. Rooms at the front of the hotel look out onto the street and the water beyond. The hotel is immaculately clean and comfortable, but a little dated. The furnishings are rattan with a palm tree decor. Complimentary breakfast is included with the price of your room and includes an omelet station, coffee, juices, toast, bagels, bacon or sausage, french toast or pancakes, breakfast potatos, and cereals. Parking is $5 per day. The parking lot is subterranean with elevators going to the room levels. There is a bar and restaurant on the premises as well as a pool. The staff is friendly and unlike some luxury high rise hotels, you can actually open the windows here and enjoy the views and the weather.
KID FRIENDLY, EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE FROM THE STAFF
We recenlty took a trip to San Diego and stayed at the Bay Club ands Marina on Shelter Isalnd. We had young ( 5 mos to 4 years) kids going to Lego land..a handful, The breakfast that came with the room was great!... omelettes, pancakes, bacon... ...but the staff throughout from the booking agent to the front desk, maids to waitpersons ( esp the waitperpsons) were really exceptional, they even remember the names of our kids from the previous morning when we returned the next day for another of their great breakfasts. The maids were great in switching towels to pulling back the beds and arranging the stuffed animals cutely on the bed with mints. They really added to the trip through their helpfulness and kindness. Good location and the views of the Marina beautiful.
Very nice hotel
Very nice hotel stayed there two nights when we arrived in san diego and one night before we left. First two nights had a room with two queens, nice size very clean. Front desk personal very helpful and very pleasant. Free breakfast was good they have a lady that makes fresh omelets or eggs to order and sausage,bacon , pancakes french toast, bagels, toast, coffee , and juices are available. Called from san fran three days before arriving back in s.d. and they secured us an even nicer suite room for our last night in s.d. An added bonus was that Humphries hotel is just down the block and from our pool deck we could see and hear the big name bands that were playing there for free, the first two nights we saw Heart, can't ask for much better.
I just got back from a week at the Bay Club and I have no complaints! All the staff, from the front-desk to the restaurant to the bar were magnificent. The room was clean every day; the location was great being next door to a concert venu (heck, we listened to Natalie Merchant, Chris Isaak, and many other concerts from the pool) - all in all a great vacation. Would recommend to anyone...
At $89 a good deal
If you can get a rate of $89/night or less this is a super deal for 2 people. With the cooked-to-order omlet station and other breakfast goodies, this adds up to a bargain. Parking on site is $5/night extra, but this is a pretty safe neighborhood to leave a vehicle on the street. A big plus is the location: close enough to the airport, and yet on a quiet stretch near the water. Great early-morning walk around the "island".
We stayed at this hotel which is very close to the airport but seems so far away because it is quiet and sits by the marina aka: shleter island. This hotel was nice but needs updating. It was just old that is all you can say--clean though. The breakfast was great-meat and eggs for the Atkins gang and the kids had fruit and toast etc. This was included with the room which helps to start the day. The room was very spacious-we had a suite with our 4 kids was nice. 2 tvs and lots of privacy. I do feel like there were only older people at this hotel-we saw a few people with grandkids-not many families like us but we didn't mind. You are literally right on the marina so the kids liked to see the boats but they would not let you go to the docks to look at them which was a bummer. Parking was super easy and the staff could not have been nicer. Just update a bit and make a few kid friendly changes and it would be great. I got a great rate from a new place i discovered called Sandiegoconcerige. They told me about this shelter island when so many things were booked. Worked out well.
We have stayed at this hotel on more than one occassion with our 6 year old grand daughter. The rooms are clean, near the bay and some have a Marina view.
Centrally located for beach, zoo and Sea World. Covered parking and hot breakfast makes a prime value.
Remember you are not paying $400 per night.
Hated the Bay Club!
The Bay Club Hotel is by far the "Worst" notion of the word "Hospitality" that I have ever experienced. The food/bar servers are indignant, the mgm't. inept and the food is horrific. This place survives solely by it's wonderful location at the San Diego bay.
In my opinion, the Bay Club Hotel is the very "Worst" bet for your vacation dollars.
PS...The room was clean. That's the only good thing that I can say!