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... which is like the first settling in this area. It's a bit touristy and doesn't look real (kind of a pioneertown feeling), but it's kind of nice to walk and there is a great coffee and tea shop just at the corner! Another nice area is Glaslamp Quarter in downtown where there are nice shops, restaurants and coffeeshops. It's not as expensive as one would think, we had a 35cm pizza for 17 USD.
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... believe so because it didnt seem that big. When we asked someone, they told us they had another safari park a few miles away and it was counted as part of the zoo. So that explained why it wasnt as big as we anticipated, but I still had a ball and loved seeing all the animals. We even went on the skyrail twice so we could see it from up top. After a few hours though I had to leave and make my way to seaworld. The first taxi I asked said it would be $48 to get there and the second ...
... really checked out the area before though and it turned out to be right at the airport. So every five to ten minutes an airplane flew by right above us - we kinda had to get used to it, but after a while it was total fun to watch it. :D And since it was a Saturday, we totally had to spend another night out in Downtown. We met a couple of Selina's schoolfriends at Henry's Pub at Gaslamp District - awesome night. :D
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn San Diego
Great deal for the money
My husband and I stayed here after a cruise which ended in San Diego. We have visited the city several times and were very pleased with this hotel. You are near enough to the Gaslamp district, yet do not have to be disturbed by the noise at night. Other attractions are all within a short walking distance.
Staff was very helpful. When we were leaving, we asked for a cab to the airport. They offerd us use of the complimentary shuttle.
Rooms were clean and comfortable. Try and get a bayview.
I would definitely stay here again
Perfect for the price!
Absolutely perfect visit! Stayed 5 days and had a wonderful time! Beautiful harbor views, easy walk to any transportation and most downtown locations. Harbor is short walk. Restaurant was excellent. Had great breakfast free every morning (eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast & juice). Room service was excellent also. Wireless internet access so could use my laptop anytime I wanted to. Kids had a blast in the pool and spa was nice too. Rooms were clean, good sized and very comfortable beds. We did not have any problem with noise. Train station is 3 blocks away but didn't hear any after about 9 and none until morning. Wasn't bad even when you heard them. Overall, this was a perfect visit and I have no negatives. Staff was great also. Will definitely go back.
I arrived earlier than check-in time and was able to check in to my room immediately, no extra charges, no hassles. I stayed for 5 nights and paid $109.00/night, king size bed, non smoking room.
Get a habor view room
If your looking for a hotel right in the middle of things you'll like this hotel.
A little noisy in the day but my kids loved the trains, cruise ships, and cars
Parking can be an issue
I have just returned from 8 nights at the Best Western and felt compelled to share my experience with others. I had a Bay view room which indeed offers lovely views of the ships and sea. However, the noise from the trains was intolerable. I am a usually a heavy sleeper but was woken every night by the 1.30am and 4.30 am trains and was always then subsequently wide awake for the 6.30 one! For someone experiencing a 8 hour time zone change and trying to minimise jet lag this was really awful! My colleagues suffered from similar interupted sleep. The hotel staff were very friendly, especially given the demands on them by the hotel being full from the conference in town. However the resturant staff were very rude and unhelpful. Breakfast is complimentary but we never returned after day 1. The hotel is in a very quiet area but a short walk to the harbour. However, I would recommend staying in either the Holiday Inn Harbourside or Hampton Inn on Harbour Drive.
We stayed here last summer, on one of the top floors overlooking the bay. The lovely view from our little balcony made this a memorable stay.
My wife and I have just returned from a Holiday in California and used the Bayside Inn whilst staying in San Diego. Great location minutes from the Harbour and Amtrack Station as well as the Tram Stations. We used the Trams to get to both Sea World and Zoo but needed to change to Bus Service. In all only took 1/2 an hour to get to both places. Could also use Tram to get to Old Town. Is just a short walk to the Harbour for Harbour Cruises and to dine at the many Waterfront Restaurants.
Good location, reasonable hotel
The Bayside Inn is very well located for those using public transport.
The cable car is only about 3 blocks easy walk. Breakfast is at restaurant next door and staff there were more friendly than the hotel staff which didn't seem too interested in their guests. Rooms were of a reasonable size and comfortable. Good value if you get a reasonable rate but not worth their non-discounted price. Only real annoyance was the constant train noise from the track only a couple of blocks away.
The trains blew their horns every time they went past and it was not uncommon to hear it several times a night (yes, at 1am and then at 3am and again at 5am!) Best to ask for a non bay view as these rooms should be quieter. Would stay here again if got a cheap rate.
My wife and I have stayed in this hotel several times. But I'm thinking we won't go back. The rooms are excellent, the service is fine, and the facility is comfortable and modern. The downside is that when you walk from the hotel to the bay - where Anthony's Restaurant is - you pass a big vacant parking lot where homeless people sleep. My wife and I smelled feces as we walked by. Walking back at night past the sleeping homeless people made us feel uncomfortable. And looking out our window at night at the beautiful lights of the bay, you can see all the homeless people crashed out in their sleeping bags (about twenty of them). They're seemingly harmless enough, but the odds are, of course, that several mentally ill are among them. When I can get away on a rare and hard-earned vacation, I really don't want to deal with that element of our population. . . Oh, the waiters at breakfast were busy, preoccupied and one was slightly rude. So we stopped going to breakfast at the hotel. The bartender was wonderful and served a large liquor and brought it to the lobby so that I could take it up to the room (although room service is available).