Hotel is very clean and modern.
Location is close to most areas of interest
Water pressure is a little low, but not really an issue
Close to the peninsula called Coronado which has plenty of beach's and areas to walk around for pleasure
Dean from Markham Ontario, Canada
The Best Western Marina Gateway Hotel is a brand new hotel, with 149 rooms and 24 suites all nicely decorated and equipped …More
Great location and wonderful hotel. For the most part everything was great. We just had minor issues; things like the hot and cold water being switched, requesting one king bed and getting two queens, air conditioner either being on or off leaving the room too hot or too cold.
The front desk person checked us in and said we were on the first floor. I asked to be a little higher up so they very kindly switched our room. When we got to our building we quickly learned that the first floor is parking and the "first floor" of rooms is actually the second floor.
Parking is not included, so that was another $14 a night. The spaces are few and small so we squeezed into one, just thankful there was one there so we wouldn't have to park at the nearby restaurant.
The hotel is older and there was some wear to show. And the windows are thin and you can hear anyone walking by. The only downside to our stay was our noisy neighbors who would come back from the bars around 1:30 AM and gather at the little table and chairs that were right outside our door. After a while we called the front desk and they sent someone right out to ask them to move elsewhere.
Sarah from Tucson, AZ
This Spanish-style hotel is located in a hillside setting in historic Old Town, 5 miles from downtown San Diego.More
What a nice surprise to arrive at BW Bayside and confirm the good reviews by hotel guests that I read before booking. This being a Plus rated BW adds a few features such as upgraded rooms and amenities including a free breakfast buffet each day. That gave an extra level of value to my already great room and airfare rates.
I like to challenge myself with local public transportation. There was no challenge here from closeby trolleys and ferrys, pedicabs and gocars.
I liked the built in bathroom exhaust system that operated automaticly. The bathroom appeared to be newly upgraded also. I called ahead to confirm a higher floor room away from the elevator with a bay view with front desk Horatio. That is exactly what I received. Kudos to all front desk staff for their low key and friendly manner.
The restaurants were plentiful and wonderful around the hotel in Little Italy and along the bay. There was even a fresh market day on Sat am in Little Italy. Not far to Gaslamp district and Seaport Village for more shops and restaurants. Be sure to ride the carrousel at Seaport.
I am not especially interested in the military and maritime hisory, but could not resist learning while touring nearby attractions.
All in all, great rates at the hotel gave my travel budget a break so I could add a few extras like riding the Coaster to Oceanside and taking a tour of the coastline. I recommend this hotel to others looking for a geat rate and value without sacrificing the basics.
Lynn Lynn from Mason OH
Located in a quieter section of downtown San Diego, the Best Western Bayside Inn is located at the entrance to Little Italy …More