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Hotel Description

At Best Western Mission Bay you'll be 5 km (3.1 mi) from University of San Diego and 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Old Town San Diego State Park. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with cable channels, and all 99 rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.

Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. 453 square feet (42 square meters) of event facilities include a meeting room, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Bay Park hotel include SeaWorld and University of California-San Diego.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$64 per night

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Mission Bay ratings based on 40 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Daughter's (6 years old) FIRST Beach vacation!

We booked this hotel because, although we were planning a vacation, we were still on a budget! The front desk allowed us to check in a few hours early (drive from Tempe, AZ didn't take as long as Google Maps said it would). This hotel is literally 2 minutes from Mission Bay Park and 10 minutes from Sea World and the many beaches/attractions nearby. We were afraid of it being too loud at night, but it wasn't (even though they were fully booked every night. The beds were very comfy and the free breakfast was delicious! We used the pool/jacuzzi every evening we were there and it was always clean with towels stocked. Will absolutely 100% stay here again!

Posted by , from AZ on Jul 20, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2017 by Jesse

Thank you Michael for your review. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

5 out of 5

Happiness not for from the beach or Sea World

The staff was just super friendly! The breakfast was a surprise. Knew we were getting breakfast, just figured it would be a cold one. They had waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, cereal, toast, boiled eggs, danishes, and donuts. Carpet could use some shampooing, but the room was overall great! Didn't take long to cool down either!

Posted by , from C on Jun 11, 2017

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3 out of 5

Not bad for the price

Hotel is out dated but considering location I would stay there again. Area is close to old town, little Italy, and pacific hwy. it is also in a pretty safe area. Parking is within the hotel and it is free. Continental breakfast hit the spot. The staff are very friendly.

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017

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4 out of 5

Close, easy drive to most S.D. attractions

Pros: Close to attractions; Above average amenities for the price.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Easy drive to La Jolla, Sea World, Old Town, Mission Bay
Above average amenities for the price. A renovated, very clean hotel with above average free breakfast. Free breakfast from 7-10 a.m. that did get restocked after 9 a.m. When we were there, the parking lot was full, the breakfast was well attended, which told me they were quite busy. But regardless, our room was very quiet.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

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4 out of 5

Alright hotel, close to Sea World

Great continental breakfast. Very friendly staff. Hotel was old, but overall not a horrible place to stay.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015

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3 out of 5

Excellent location, great staff, run-down facility

Pros: Front desk staff, location, breakfast.
Cons: The entire facility, the pool, the mattresses, the bedding.
Location: This is a block from Mission Bay and very close to Ocean Beach, Pacific beach, downtown and all freeways. The neighborhood is safe.
This is a great location that is bound to blow up soon. It's walking distance to the bay and a short drive to stores and restaurants. The hotel itself is extremely run down and most likely going to be leveled so a bigger hotel can go up there. That's my prediction. The pool is really small, not that clean and dead set in the middle of the parking lot. It's not attractive. The jacuzzi was too hot to put even a toe in. And I don't think they close it all night because people were partying until 3 am. Which leads me to the noise. The walls are paper thin. You can and will hear everything. I mean everything. Unless you keep the air on which is a low wall unit so it actually blows right on your face while you are sleeping, also not very appealing. Other than that the staff is really nice and helpful, the room was clean enough and we didn't see any signs of bedbugs which is a huge score in my book. The mattresses though...don't look. They're gross. ALSO, great breakfast included.

Posted by , from Queens New York on Jul 30, 2015

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4 out of 5

Decent hotel, would stay again

Stayed with my wife and kids.Beds were comfortable, room was clean, breakfast was good with variety. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 30, 2015 by Lprado@hotelpros.biz

Good Morning, Thank you for completing the survey regarding your recent stay at our property. I sincerely appreciate your compliments to our hotel. I am very happy to know you and your family had a wonderful stay with us and will consider to stay with us again. We look forward to your return! Sincerely Leidy Prado Guest Services Manager

4 out of 5
Pros: Location.
Cons: Parking. The lot was poorly lit outside of the "courtyard" around the pool.
The room was simple and pleasant. If one wished to eat in the room, there was only one table (the desk), but that was not an issue for me.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

A very nice and affordable place to stay

Like most people, its difficult to pick a place to stay when you have no idea what it looks like, what the quality of the place is or how clean it is. I can honestly say I have NO REGRETS staying at the Best Western. While the room wasn't giant it had enough room for us to be in there comfortably. We had free parking, wifi and breakfast. I would definitely recommend this place to others who are looking for a nice, affordable and clean place to stay. I don't think you'd regret it!

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Oct 1, 2013

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2 out of 5

never again

Pros: Free breakfast
Cons: Noisy
The hotel is small and the parking spots are even smaller. The outside of the hotel does not look appealing. In the room I found some blood stains on the bathroom door, the sheets were stained, and we thrre were spiders in the bathroom. If you are trying to sleep in def. do not stay here you can hear people talking and walking as the pass by. On the bright side freeways are close.

Posted by , from palm spring ca on Apr 4, 2013

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About the Best Western Mission Bay

Location 2575 Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA 92117

Property Features

Best Western Mission Bay offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is served daily. Event space at this hotel measures 453 square feet (42 square meters). Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Mission Bay. Free self parking is available. This Art Deco San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 99 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 453 sq ft of conference space
  • 42 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1975
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (11.7 km / 7.3 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (4.7 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Mission Bay offers 99 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

A small outdoor swimming pool and spa tub are located in a gated courtyard in the center of the hotel's parking lot. There is also a picnic area with table and chairs. Mission Bay beach, where swimming, surfing, snorkeling, bicycle rentals, and whale watching are available, is four blocks from the hotel. Mission Bay Golf Course is two miles away. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 15 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Weight limit: 25 lb


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per accommodation, per night (maximum USD 100 per stay)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Mission
  • Best Western Mission Bay
  • Best Western Mission Bay Hotel
  • Best Western Mission Bay Hotel San Diego
  • Best Western Mission Bay San Diego
  • Mission Bay Best Western
  • Mission Best Western