"We stayed here prior to my husband going ocean fishing for father's day. This hotel is very nice. I loved the staff, they were extremely friendly and ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel you'll be 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Ocean Beach Park and 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Old Town San Diego State Park. Highlights at this hotel include free daily breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 111 rooms feature free WiFi, balconies, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub as well as access to rowing/canoeing. 200 square feet (19 square meters) of event facilities include a meeting room, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Each morning free full breakfast is offered between 6 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also extended parking, along with the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Point Loma hotel include Maritime Museum of San Diego and USS Midway Museum.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$94 per night

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Microwave

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Microwave, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Microwave, City View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Great views, great location!

Pros: Everything.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Hotel is close to a few of the sportfishing companies in San Diego. Close to downtown. Great area.
We stayed here prior to my husband going ocean fishing for father's day. This hotel is very nice. I loved the staff, they were extremely friendly and helpful. The door lock to our room was broken and they had a maintenance worker there in minutes. Our view of the harbor was great. The breakfast was wayyyy better than any that we've had at any hotel. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Las Vegas on Jun 20, 2017

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4 out of 5
Hotel staff was great, helpful! Nice location. Breakfast every morning.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017

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3 out of 5

Close to the peir

We loved our view looking over the peir! The hotel staff was awesome! Unfortunately, the breakfast was horrible. Not the hotels fault but our room filled with the smell of marijuana daily from the room next to us. When I reported it to the front desk I was told it's legal in California.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017

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4 out of 5

Going to MCRD, Stay at this Hotel!

Pros: Shuttle Service was Fantastic! Literally saved me the price of the hotel just in shuttle services, plus the time!
Cons: Might be a little nitpicky, but the room could have been a little nicer, but it was clean, and comfy for my purpose.
Location: I went for a nice walk along the harbor walkway after Family Day which was fun to see all the boats (Yachts!)
Stayed here for my Son's Marine Graduation, and it was the best choice I could have made! They Saved me easily $100 Shuttling me to/from the Airport and to/from MCRD. Plus they can breeze through security at the base while everyone else is getting thoroughly checked, and they dropped me off and picked me up right at the Theater which saved me lots of walking which gave me more time to spend with my new Graduate. They Serve a wonderful breakfast (I even went back for 2nd's! it was so good) and I wish I remember their names, but all the staff; Drivers, Front Desk, and Housekeeping were all very nice, and helpful. Nice location right next to the Harbor with a variety of restaurants along the Harbor walk to choose from after your Family Day activities are done I would definitely recommend them for anybody flying in for their Son's Graduation. Ooh-Rah!

Posted by , from Mpls, MN. on Mar 4, 2017

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2 out of 5
Pros: nothing
Location: San Diego....everything!
the beds were so hard, thought I was sleeping on the floor ! Way over priced for this room

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay in San Diego

Pros: We loved the continental breakfast. There was plenty of hot, good food and we were able to save time during our trip by not having to eat out.
Cons: The beds were uncomfortable.
Location: The hotel is near the airport, 10 minutes from Ocean Beach and close to downtown. Plenty of shopping and food in the area.
Orr stay at the Best Western Yacht Harbor was great. The pool and Jacuzzi area were nice and clean. The beds in the room were a little uncomfortable, but overall very clean and well maintained. The free continental breakfast serves good, hot food. They also offer free guest parking, which is something not many places in the area do. The price, location and cleanliness of this hotel can't be beat!

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN on Apr 20, 2016

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3 out of 5
Pros: It as OK
Cons: This hotel needs to be upgraded
Location: Good for the airport and the harbour does offer several restaurants but otherwise pretty isolated
There were several maintenance items that had to be dealt with. Staff responded but we should not gave had to request their assistance

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016

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2 out of 5

Ridiculously noisy

Pros: free parking
Cons: Clean it up, repair what's broken & figure out some sound proofing
Location: Mitch's Seafood & Better Buzz Coffee were delightful highlights.
The building is old, the decor is old, stained and falling apart. Arrived at 2:45 and the room wasn't ready. I was asked to come back in 15 minutes and sent away. Once checked check in, found the room was sparse and the beds lumpy. Tried out the pool & hot tub for a bit. Had people in their first floor rooms watching us & people of their balconies stinking the place smoking. Spent the night and got little rest. There was a humming, buzzing, banging noise throughout the stay that I assume was the elevator motors. The hotel is right off a major road so there's a lot of road noise. Add to that the noise from everyone at the pool & those partying on their balconies and it made for a miserable night.

Posted by , from Anaheim, CA on Apr 9, 2016

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5 out of 5

Hotel with Pretty View

Pros: Mainly the staff.
Cons: The only thing we didn't really like is when you called front desk or such we felt rushed.
Location: The San Diego Zoo is only a 15 minute drive from there and its also right next to the water.
It was very pleasant. We would say that the best part was the staff. Except when calling front desk or such we felt rushed, but when in person they were all very nice and would even play with our one year old by making a funny voice or face.

Posted by , from Ca on Apr 8, 2016

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4 out of 5

Convenient hotel for a good price

Pros: Good location
Cons: Temperature issues
Location: San Diego Zoo, Gamplamp Quarter, Little Italy, Old Town San Diego, La Jolla Children's Pool, Coronado Island
This hotel was in a good location, provided you have access to a vehicle while you are in San Diego. It was only 10 minutes from the San Diego Zoo, Old Town, the Gaslamp Quarter, etc. We didn't run into excessive traffic anywhere we went (although we were pretty much only there for the weekend), even though we had to pass through the airport to get to the hotel. The biggest downfall of this hotel was the temperature. The room was absolutely freezing! There was one extremely thin blanket and no comforter on the bed (even though it's November), and the staff couldn't tell us how to turn on the heat. We did what they said and the a/c just ended up blowing even harder. The first night we were there was severely uncomfortable for us because we were so cold! The second night we figured out how to turn the air off completely, and asked for a second blanket, which made that night significantly better, but they should definitely be using thicker blankets on their beds at the very least. Other than that though, the continental breakfast wasn't too bad, the room was a good price, and the hotel was only a block from the harbor. Nice hotel overall.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on Nov 18, 2015

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About the Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel

Location 5005 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Property Features

Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is available daily. Event space at this hotel measures 200 square feet (19 square meters). A roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours, a cruise ship terminal shuttle, and a train station pick-up service are free. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this San Diego hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 111 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 200 sq ft of conference space
  • 19 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1973
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (3.3 km / 2.1 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (4.6 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle, train station pick-up, and cruise terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel offers 111 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9:30 AM.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving 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 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per stay.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

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.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Yacht
  • Best Western Yacht Harbor
  • Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel
  • Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel San Diego
  • Best Western Yacht Harbor San Diego
  • Best Western Yacht Hotel
  • Yacht Harbor
  • Yacht Harbor Hotel
  • Yacht Hotel
  • Best Western Posada San Diego

You should know

  • Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel offers transfers from the cruise terminal, airport, and train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.