4.1 out of 5

"Nice room with a balcony . I really the bed very very comfortable and the pillows were very soft. " More

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Hotel Description

At Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside you'll be 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Ocean Beach Park and 4.9 km (3 mi) from Old Town San Diego State Park. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a free airport shuttle.

All 291 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and room service make in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and pillow menus. Additionally, free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and video-game consoles are available.

The family restaurant, Point Loma Cafe, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own poolside bar and bar/lounge are nice places to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub as well as access to mini golf and water skiing. 8200 square feet (762 square meters) of event facilities include meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, free use of bicycles, and laundry facilities. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Point Loma hotel include Maritime Museum of San Diego and USS Midway Museum.

Economy Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$89 per night

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (4th Floor)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (ON 4TH OR 5TH FLOOR)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Nice room with a balcony . I really the bed very very comfortable and the pillows were very soft.

Posted by , from Oxnard,Ca on May 18, 2017

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2 out of 5

The carpets in the hotel room are old.

Pros: The swimming pool area was nice. The children enjoyed it.
Cons: The decor and upkeep of the room.
Location: You have to drive to get to the family outings.
I was very disappointed with the room. Having stayed at the Embarcadero Holiday Inn in the past was very disappointing because those rooms were kept up very well. We have even stayed at the Express and it was so much nicer.

Posted by , from California on Jul 12, 2015

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4 out of 5
Pictures a bit deceiving-our room looked out into the parking lot, however location great for the touristy things we traveled to see.  Hotel was quiet, so quite restful.  Employees were all friendly and helpful.  Typical room includes bed, desk, chair and small bathroom.

Posted by , from Washington on Jun 5, 2013

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4 out of 5

Disappointed in breakfast, but nice room and location.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Free breakfast
Cons: Poor breakfast, laundry facilities
Our room was nice and was in a great location for seaworld, the zoo, and beaches. The hotel gives vouchers for breakfast at the cafe next door. We had 3 adults and weren't told until check in that we only get 2 adult vouchers each day. Kids were free though. The cafe was pricey enough that we just didn't eat breakfast there for the days that we ran out of vouchers for. Also the vouchers only cover up to $7.50 and most meals were $8-12, so we had to make up the difference. There are only 2 washers in the laundry room. We needed the laundry facilities one night and had to wait for hours and hours for the washer to become available. The dryer had to be run through 3 rounds to actually dry the clothes. The pool and hot tub were very nice. There are towels sitting out by the pool so that you don't have to waste room towels. The staff keeps things like tooth paste, brushes, and razors on hand in case you forget anything, it was very convenient when we ran out of tooth paste for our week stay.

Posted by , from Utah on Apr 10, 2013

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1 out of 5

This hotel was nasty!

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
The room We had smelled very bad, the pillows were hard and you can feel the springs on the mattress. When we asked if we can switch rooms the receptionist was rude she was the same one that checked us in and gave us attitude from the beginning! The new room was even worse the smell was so strong that we asked to be moved back to the previous one. We had a balcony whiched opened up to a wall, house keeping brought us musty towels and kept placing them on top of the dirty toilet! Worse experience ever, we are never staying there again... First and last time!!!

Posted by , from La, CA on Jul 18, 2012

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5 out of 5

Was very clean, staff was very nice and accomodating.

Pros: Quiet
The hotel stay was quiet, clean, and very welcoming. I would def stay here again.

Posted by , from CA on Jun 20, 2012

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4 out of 5

Quality hotel at a great location

Pros: Quiet
The location was perfect for a wedding at the Admiral Kidd Club; the shuttle service was VERY convenient since cabs aren't allowed on base! I'd recommend calling the hotel to let them know when you'll need the shuttle service a couple days in advance - Steve (the driver) was awesome, and volunteered to take us over there, but normally they're all booked up. Overall a good hotel, only issue we had was to have at least one more person at the front desk after 9pm to help (whether it be bell hop or otherwise) - it took a while to get to the front of the line (again) when we needed to ask for a parking permit since no one told us we needed one when we first checked in!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012

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2 out of 5

Would not recommend

Drab room, not the cleanest. Upon looking at the pillowcases, 4 out of 5 were dirty. When I asked for new ones, the cleaning person was very rude when examining & replacing them. Never again....

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012

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5 out of 5

This Holiday Inn was very clean and all the amenities made me feel at home.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, maids were very helpful
All the staff were very kind and helpful, being i was new to the area. I would definitely stay at this hotel again upon my return to San Diego. :)

Posted by , from Jacksonville, FL, USA on Mar 27, 2012

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4 out of 5


Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Easy to get to location. Internet is a little slow in the business center. Free parking is a big plus.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on Feb 2, 2012

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About the Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside

Location 4875 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Property Features

As a guest of Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 8200 square feet (762 square meters). A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). For a fee, parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 291 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 10 conference rooms
  • 8200 sq ft of conference space
  • 762 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

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


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) (3.3 km / 2 mi)
  • Train station: San Diego Coaster Old Town Station (4.7 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside offers 291 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and coffee/tea makers. A pillow menu is available. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Point Loma Cafe - This family restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Bayside Bar and Restauran - This poolside restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

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.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • 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 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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 cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 30.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 14 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Diego-Bayside
  • Holiday Inn Diego-Bayside Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Diego-Bayside Hotel San
  • Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside
  • San Diego-Bayside Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Bay San Diego
  • Holiday Inn San Diego - On The Bay Hotel San Diego
  • Holiday Inn San Diego Bay
  • Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside Hotel San Diego
  • Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside Hotel
  • Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside San Diego

You should know

  • Holiday Inn San Diego-Bayside offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.


Kids Eat Free

Book a stay in any room or rate category and 4 kids eat free when dining with 1 paying adult.

Full details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.