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BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn

555 W Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101-3414
Phone: 619/233-7500   |   Fax: 619/239-8060   |   120 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Discover this great San Diego, California hotel - near the Gaslamp Quarter and the San Diego Zoo.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn is situated only minutes from San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. This hotel offers convenient access to many San Diego attractions including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld® and Balboa Park. There are many outdoor activities available only minutes from the hotel including whale watching, boating, and golf courses. Guests staying at this hotel will enjoy the many local events including the Comic-Con, Rock and Roll Marathon and the Little Italy Festa. Visitors can leisurely explore the Gaslamp Quarter and historic Old Town San Diego.

This San Diego, California hotel offers thoughtfully-appointed guest rooms with views of the San Diego Bay or the San Diego skyline. Each room is complete with cable satellite television and wireless high-speed Internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is available each morning. Guests can also relax at the onsite restaurant or at the Bayside Bar & Grill. This hotel also features an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub.

For superior customer service and a convenient location, make a reservation at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn!

Parking is $14.00 USD per night.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Complimentary continental breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items. Deluxe buffet.
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Airport courtesy shuttle available From 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. To San Diego International Airport.
  • Outdoor pool, heated
  • Cocktail lounge, Bayside Bar & Grill
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Elevator
  • Paid parking, $14.00 USD fee
  • Business center, new computer with fax, copy and printer
  • Fax services
  • Poolside services, food & beverage service
  • Printer available
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Hot tub
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Computer modem hook ups
  • Interior corridor
  • Multilingual staff, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog
  • Late check out, subject to room availability
  • Doctor on call
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Photocopy machine
  • Courier
  • Mail services
  • Video billing
  • Banquet facilities
  • Catering
  • Print boarding passes 24-hours a day
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged services Shower bench
  • Hearing impaired services TDD phone
  • Physically challenged facilities ramps, grab bars, roll-in showers
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged, 24-hours, nominal fee of $14.00 USD fee per day
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Local shuttle To cruise terminal, train station and bus station.
  • Garage parking, 24-hours, nominal fee of $14.00 USD fee per day
  • Free fitness pass
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Dry cleaning

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn

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Adventure Packages

Park and Cruise 1 Night

Start your vacation by joining us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn and enjoy our Park and Cruise Package. The package includes hotel accommodations, transportation and parking for your convenience. Enjoy a free breakfast buffet and complimentary transportation service to and from San Diego's cruise ship terminal.

Reserve Package

Romance Packages

Park and Cruise 1 Night

Start your vacation by joining us at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn and enjoy our Park and Cruise Package. The package includes hotel accommodations, transportation and parking for your convenience. Enjoy a free breakfast buffet and complimentary transportation service to and from San Diego's cruise ship terminal.

Reserve Package

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn

Conveniently located, the best western plus bayside inn in San Diego, California is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 32.71973  /  Latitude: -117.167668

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: The north. Take Interstate 5 South to Front Street. Go two blocks to Ash Street. Take a right turn and proceed three blocks. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn is on the left.

From: The south. Take Interstate 5 North to 6th Avenue. Turn left on 6th Avenue and right onto Ash Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn is located at the intersection of Columbia and Ash Street.

From: The west. Take Interstate 8 West to Highway 163 South and exit onto Ash Street. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn is located at the intersection of Columbia and Ash Street.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Balboa Park

See one of the most iconic San Diego attractions. Balboa Park was made into a beautiful San Diego park in 1892, after the land was untouched for over 20 years. It began with the one hundred trees planted by Kate Sessions, "The Mother of Balboa Park." Some of those original trees are still alive today.

Many of the park's Spanish-Renaissance style buildings along the El Prado walkway, were constructed for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition, held in the park.

The historic Cabrillo Bridge and the park's landmark tree, the Moreton Bay fig, are a result of the Exposition.

The Museum of San Diego History & Archives, San Diego Model Railroad Museum and the Museum of Photographic Arts, are housed in the historic Food and Beverage Building, built for the Exposition.

In 1916, the San Diego Zoo was developed on the park grounds. Several additional San Diego attractions are also located in the park, in historical buildings.

While visiting this wonderful 1,200 acre park, be sure to view the Kate Sessions statute, stroll through the Veterans Memorial Garden and ride the Balboa Park Carousel. 

Cabrillo National Monument

Plan your next California getaway. The Cabrillo National Monument honors the landing spot of the first Spanish explorers when they arrived to San Diego area and later founded the city of San Diego. Visitors to this monument can enjoy exploring the history of the area or take part in outdoor activities.

The monument's visitors' center, guests can take a self-guided tour of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, visit the "Age of Exploration" exhibit room, and see military history exhibits. Outside, guests can hike the Bayside Trail, go bicycling along Cabrillo Memorial Drive, and take in views of the city and Pacific Ocean.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is located north of San Diego, California. In use from 1917 to 1920, then again from 1929 to the present, MCAS Miramar is found north of downtown San Diego, just east of I-805. 

The airfield at MCAS Miramar is named after Admiral M.A. Mitscher – he commanded Task Force 58 in WWII. The MCAS Miramar was once the home of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School – and its TOPGUN training program. When you visit MCAS Miramar, be sure to check out the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, and the annual Miramar Airshow, held in October.

Naval Base Coronado

Since 1997, Southern California has been the home to the largest military command in the country's southwest region. The Naval Base Coronado encompasses more than 57,000 acres of land, in San Diego.

This impressive aerospace-industrial complex is the largest of its kind in the United States Navy. Although one Commanding Officer is in charge over the entire base, it employs more than 36,000 civilian and military personnel.

It remains one of the largest employers in San Diego County. The base provides the space for air, ground, undersea and sea operations. 

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

The southern tip of San Diego in the San Diego Bay was kept lit for thirty-six years by a faithful light. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse was completed 1855 at a height of forty-six feet on top of a 400-foot cliff.

It was one of the first eight lighthouses to be built on the west coast. This historical white brick lighthouse features a green lantern and was visible for twenty-eight miles. Visit from downtown San Diego.

Due to the location of the "Old Spanish Lighthouse" on top of Point Loma, the low fog and clouds often made it hard to see the light. By 1891, the light was discontinued and no longer used.

The New Point Loma Lighthouse was built on the tip of the point at eighty-eight feet above sea level. While in San Diego, make time to visit the historical Old Point Loma Lighthouse to stroll through the lighthouse, see the living quarters and walk through the museum. The lighthouse is located in the Cabrillo National Monument

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Fun for all ages, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park offers visitors a glimpse into what life was like in San Diego from 1821 to 1872. Visitors stroll through the restored 5 historic buildings, adobes, museums and shops from this once Mexican pueblo town, to see how it was transformed into an American Settlement.

Step into La Casa de Estudillo, La Casa de Machado y Stewart, Mason Street School, the first public school in California, the San Diego Union Printing Office and the Seeley Stables Museum. Enjoy your time learning about the history of San Diego

Petco Park

Major League Baseball in San Diego is alive and well. Petco Park has been the home ballpark for the San Diego Padres since 2004, after they left Qualcomm Stadium. The stadium's first baseball game was part of a four-team NCAA invitational tournament with the San Diego State Aztecs baseball team.

A record crowd was in attendance as they beat Houston. Fans love to watch the games from the "Park at the Park" area near the outfield fence. In addition to baseball games, the stadium hosts concerts and special events. Explore the park on your next stay in the San Diego area.

Top entertainer concerts performed in the ballpark include The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Taylor Swift. From 2007 to 2009, the USA Stevens rugby sevens tournament was held at Petco Park. Additional events hosted at the park include American Idol auditions and the Food Network's "Chairman's Challenge." 

Qualcomm Stadium

Southern California residents and visitors in the San Diego area have supported the San Diego Chargers professional football team since 1967. Qualcomm Stadium, a multi-purpose facility, has been home to Chargers from the beginning. The stadium was named San Diego Stadium from 1967 to 1980, then named Jack Murphy Stadium from 1980 to 1997, then finally named Qualcomm Stadium since 1997.

The San Diego Padres professional baseball team played in the stadium from 1969 to 2003, when they moved to Petco Park. Located in San Diego's Mission Valley area, the stadium is also home to the San Diego State University Aztecs football team. Three Super Bowl games have been held at the stadium in addition to Major League Baseball All-Star Games and World Series games. 

San Diego International Airport

Flying into San Diego? San Diego International Airport was constructed at the encouragement of Charles Lindbergh in 1928. By 1934, the airport was designated as an international airport. The airport was also used by the United States Coast Guard Base.

In 1942, this San Diego area airport was used during World War II. After the war, commercial flights were available via Pacific Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Western Airlines, Bonanza and PSA. The airport has become the busiest single-runway commercial airport in America.

Sixteen airline support providers and seven airfreight companies also contribute to the traffic at this busy airport. Passengers have a choice of eighteen commercial airlines for flights to many major U.S. cities. Make the most of your time in the San Diego area.

San Diego State University

Established in 1897, San Diego State University is situated northwest of downtown San Diego, and is a wonderful attraction within the San Diego metro area. Visitors from nearby cities like Oceanside, and Chula Vista make frequent trips to SDSU during the fall to catch all of the Aztec football action at Qualcomm Stadium. Academically, SDSU offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

While in San Diego visiting SDSU, many visitors enjoy taking time to explore the local attractions like Balboa Park, and the famous San Diego Zoo. During the winter, many sports fans enjoy the high-energy, alley-oop action of SDSU Aztec basketball. Head to Viejas Arena and watch as both the men's and women's Aztec basketball teams compete against the rest of the Mountain West Conference.

San Diego Zoo

A full day of fun awaits at the San Diego Zoo, located in San Diego's Balboa Park. Stroll through the Discovery Outpost, Lost Forest, Asian Passage, Panda Canyon, Polar Rim, Elephant Odyssey, Urban Jungle, Africa Rocks and Outback to visit all of the animals. The zoo has been providing fun times with animals since its opening in 1915. Enjoy a relaxing ride on the gondola, the Skyfari, for a birds-eye view of the entire zoo.

Ready for a unique zoo adventure? Sign up for one of the special zoo tours. The Backstage Pass - Ultimate Encounter allows visitors to meet many of the exotic animals up close. Additional options include the Inside Look tour, the Discovery tour and the Horticulture tour. Make the most of your time exploring the San Diego metro area.

SeaWorld San Diego

See one of the most famous attractions on the planet – SeaWorld San Diego. Located near the sun and sand of San Diego’s Mission Bay, it's the original marine mammal park and aquarium. Home of Shamu,the magnificent and talented killer whale featured in popular daily shows is arguably the park’s most famous resident.

This family-friendly park is full of world-class marine exhibits, aquariums and rides - providing a full-days fun and entertainment. It's a premier destination in San Diego and the entire San Diego metro area.

Optimize your SeaWorld experience by checking feeding times and visit your favorite exhibit at the designated time. Special reservations can also be made for behind-the-scenes tours, or the Dine with Shamu programs – offering back-stage access to the killer whale habitat and trainers.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 0.40 mile(s) from harbor cruises
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Seaport Village
  • 0.90 mile(s) from San Diego Convention Center
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Children's Museum of San Diego
  • 1.50 mile(s) from the San Diego Zoo
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Gaslamp Quarter
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Balboa Park
  • 2.50 mile(s) from historic Old Town San Diego
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Sea World®
  • 6.00 mile(s) from beaches
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Mexico
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Legoland®
  • 0.70 mile(s) from Horton Plaza

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 120 mile(s) from Los Angeles
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Tijuana, Baja California / Mexico
  • 0.25 mile(s) from City Attorney
  • 0.25 mile(s) from County of San Diego Administration
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Federal Court House
  • 2.00 mile(s) from 32nd Street Naval Station
  • 1.20 mile(s) from San Diego City College
  • 3.80 mile(s) from University of San Diego
  • 10.00 mile(s) from San Diego State University
  • 15.00 mile(s) from University of California in San Diego

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Hot tub
  • 0.10 mile(s) from bicycling/jogging, trails
  • 2.00 mile(s) from golf course
  • 3.20 mile(s) from boating and fishing
  • 17.00 mile(s) from diving and snorkeling
  • 30.00 mile(s) from casinos

Nearby Restaurants

  • Fine dining on premises, Bayside Bar & Grill
  • The Bayside Bar and Grill, on premises, Bar/Lounge, Steak House, Open for: breakfast, dinner,
  • Within walking distance from the hotel a world of culinary pleasures awaits you in downtown. Enjoy beautiful views of the San Diego Bay at fine seafood and continental cuisine restaurants. Or just a 10-minute drive or trolley ride will take you into Historic Old Town San Diego where you can enjoy authentic Mexican Cuisine.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayside Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near San Diego. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

June 2015

June 5 - July 5, 2015
2015 San Diego County Fair

San Diego's annual county fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is the largest fair in California.

July 2015

July 11 - 19, 2015
2015 Annual Over The Line Tourney

Mission Bay's Fiesta Island in San Diego hosts this bat and ball tournament, routinely called one of the last great Southern California traditions.

July 21 - 24, 2015
Comic-Con International

The country's largest pop culture event returns to the San Diego Convention Center.

July 18 & 19, 2015
2015 Festival of the Bells

This annual festival celebrates the anniversary of the founding of California's first mission, the Mission San Diego de Alcala.

July 2015

July - September 2015
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Season

From the 4th of July to Labor Day, the San Diego Symphony performs numerous concerts under the stars along San Diego Bay.

August 2015

August 8, 2015
Farm to Bay Food & Wine Classic

Celebrate the sights, sounds, and flavors of San Diego at this Chula Vista event.

August 22 - 23, 2015
39th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships

U.S. and international body surfers compete at the Oceanside Pier and Beach.

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