Best Western Bayside Inn is nestled between Little Italy and the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego’s downtown financial district. This quaint contemporary hotel is certified Eco-Friendly, motorcycle rider-friendly, and a winner of the 2015 Certificate of Excellence award. Located on West Ash Street, the Best Western Plus Bayside Inn is just blocks from San Diego Bay and the beautiful city lights of Coronado Island across the bay. The sleek and modern interior is perfectly complimented by their friendly and attentive staff, blending the latest amenities with an at home feel.
There is a sincere simplicity about the design of the Best Western Bayside Inn. It doesn’t try too hard; rather, it’s functional and warm, clean and modern. Inviting cream walls in rooms are accented with interesting black and white photographs of industrial objects such as steel beams, and natural wonders like crashing waves. They add a simple beauty to the room, but they can’t compete with the stunning balcony views. Depending on your room selection, you can enjoy views of the Downtown skyline or San Diego Bay.
Guest rooms have wood furnishings the color of Lyptus trees that provide resting places for HDTVs with HBO channels and Nintendo, Sony clock radios w/MP3 hook-ups, and microwaves. Rooms are equipped with coffeemakers, refrigerators, in-room safes, irons and boards, hairdryers, and voicemail messaging. Bathrooms feature large marble counters with grand mirrors, lush towels, and spa products.
Business travelers will enjoy the spacious King Guest Rooms, many of which are furnished with oversized work desks, and ergonomic desk chairs. They also provide large lounge chairs with comfy ottomans, three drawer dressers, white linens with a chocolate fleece blanket, and shiny golden-coppery curtains. Travelers longing for a little extra room, or those on a romantic getaway for two may want to book a King corner guestroom. They have all the same in-room amenities and design, but also provide a separate seating area with a sofa bed and coffee table.
Families planning to stay at the Best Western Bayside Inn may find the accommodations best suited for them are the Queen guestrooms, featuring two queen beds with crisp white linens and chocolate-colored blankets. They offer the same amenities as the king rooms, with the addition of a small table and chairs, and a sofa bed. Kids will love the bayside rooms where they can enjoy watching the passing cruise ships and boats by day, and the harbor lights at night.
Tip: Queen Guest Rooms give you the benefit of requesting adjoining rooms – a great option when traveling with teenagers.
Note: ADA accessible rooms are available. There is Wi-Fi in every guestroom. Guests can reserve smoking rooms. Cribs are complimentary and rollaway beds are an additional charge.
The Best Western Bayside Inn is more about small useful touches and less about grandeur. This starts the minute you step off the plane, bus, trolley, train, or cruise ship. Best Western provides free shuttle services to and from the airport, cruise ship terminal, greyhound bus terminal, and Amtrak station. Their “Forgot Something” amenity program is a valuable service with complimentary items like mending kits, toothbrushes and toothpaste, razors and shaving cream, and combs.
At Bayside Inn, guests can use the free Wi-Fi to access the hotel website, which keeps an updated list of events going on around San Diego. This is especially great when traveling with kids, because you can mix together classic San Diego attractions with events and festivities.
Business travelers will enjoy the convenience of the lobby computer station with Internet and printer. For copy and fax needs, the front desk staff happily assists guests 24 hours a day. They also provide same dry cleaning services, free newspapers during the week, and covered self-parking for a competitive per night charge. Bayside Inn also provides room service for breakfast and dinner.
The Bayside Inn hotel has an outdoor heated pool and spa surrounded by a privacy wall. Guests will enjoy sunbathing on sand-colored loungers, or chatting at poolside tables and chairs under sunset-colored umbrellas. Pots and wall planters with low-water-use plants give the patio a desert oasis vibe. It’s a great space to enjoy an afternoon in the sun or relax after a long day of meetings.
The Best Western Inn restaurant is not actually located within the hotel, but rather, outside on the corner of the building. Bayside Bar & Grill provides hotel guests with free breakfast buffet items daily. Guests can also order from the menu for an additional cost. The buffet features American cuisine with a few hot items such as scrambled eggs, homemade seasoned potatoes, and pancakes, as well as cereals, fresh pastries and bread, and homemade muffins. Juices, teas, and coffees are also available.
The Bayside Grill closes after breakfast and re-opens during the evening; they offer a selection of American and Mexican eats that can be enjoyed at the restaurant or ordered in-room. They provide a daily Happy Hour and have a selection of premium spirits, fine wine, and local craft beers. The comfortable neighborhood-style restaurant has a 55” TV for game days and welcomes diners of all ages.
Note: Room service is available during the restaurant’s regular business hours.
Best Western Bayside Inn is in a prime location right across the street from Little Italy, one of San Diego’s most culturally significant neighborhoods where there is always something fun going on. It’s also only two blocks from Waterfront Park and three blocks to beautiful San Diego Bay. Waterfront Park has frequent family events and a children’s playground. There are gardens, reflecting pools, and fountains to enjoy. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is on the boardwalk, which offers the best of San Diego’s maritime history. The USS Midway is a little farther down the boardwalk and is another must-see attraction. For a couple great restaurant choices, try Queenstown Public House at the corner of Cedar and Columbia Streets, a New-Zealand-themed restaurant serving American food “with a Kiwi twist” and 20 craft brews on tap. Another good choice is Bencotto Italian Kitchen, an urban-chic restaurant in the “Q” building in the heart of Little Italy serving authentic artisanal Italian cuisine.
The Best Western Bayside Inn is a great value hotel that offers a variety of additional discounts. Their rates are flexible, and with discounts like senior, AARP, AAA, and CAA you can get special discounts. Government workers, both U.S. and Canadian, and military members, both veteran and active, can see significant savings. Multi-night stays, and use of rewards points are two additional ways to save money at Bayside Inn. The hotel often has promotional packages such as Park and Cruise, or Play San Diego, Splash of San Diego, and San Diego Safari with hotel stay and attraction combinations.