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Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel

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5005 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-2307
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#124 of 295 hotels in San Diego
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Our San Diego waterfront hotel offers guest an unbeatable location facing the sparkling harbor, clean, modern guest rooms, and the care you would expect from a professional family owned business. Just five minutes from the San Diego Airport, we offer guests free shuttle service for the airport, cruise ship terminal, and Sante Fe train depot as well as free wifi, parking, and an expanded breakfast daily. Our guest rooms all include a microwave and fridge and guests can enjoy our outside pool, jacuzzi as well as our business center and gym. Our Point Loma location is located across from Fisherman's Landing and is within walking distance of many hip restaurants and bars, local shops, and local fishing charter boats. Our sparkling location is just a short driving distance to Seaworld, the San Diego Zoo, and the USS Midway museum, among other popular San Diego attractions throughout the city. Join us for a family trip, a quick business stay, or book your next pre-cruise lodging here at our unique hotel. We look forward to your visit!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Windsurfing
Kids stay free
Paid public parking nearby
Car park
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Fishing
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Private balcony
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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19Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
0Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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SmokeWolf wrote a review 12 Apr
Placerville20 contributions2 helpful votes
Starting off, I stay at a lot of hotels. Even during Covid, my career takes me on a lot of road trips and a lot of nights spent away from home; I average between 140 and 200 nights a year in a bed other than my own. I have started to trend toward the major chain properties, with Marriott and Hilton being the mainstay of my lodging. As such, I am Platinum with Marriott, Gold with Hilton and Diamond with BW; I have begin to shy away from Best Western properties in recent years for the same reason I am giving the Yacht Harbor Hotel a rather negative review. BW, on average, is an inconsistent product with a wide-ranging target of what to expect in your experience. Unfortunately, the reason I stayed here was the relatively good reviews via Tripadvisor. I am ashamed to say, the reviews aren't reflective of my experience and I would hesitate to stay here again. I am in San Diego on business. There is a personal component to this trip as well, and I was looking to pinch a penny or two on the typical nickel and dime aspects of staying in a metro area: namely, having to pay for parking at the place you're already paying to stay at. This is a major hot-button issue for me; I will dump a typically promising property simply because they charge ridiculous parking fees, a disturbing trend that seems to increase regularly. Well, the Yacht Harbor is delightfully parking fee-free. And it is in a very promising location, only a mile from SAN airport and walking distance from Shelter Island. It was easy to find, with an off-street portico to pull into for checking in. However, once through the front doors the illusion of this being a nicer place to stay all but shattered. Low ceilings, disheveled employees behind the plexiglass encased counter. Checking in, I was never acknowledged as being a status member with the chain nor thanked for the reservation. Instead, I was slid a piece of paper that served as the "breakfast menu" (more on that later) for the Covid-era take-out morning bag and my keycards. When I found out I was placed on the ground floor, I was dubious about what my prospects would be. Directed down the hall behind the check-in desk, I found a row of 5 hotel room doors on a dead-end corridor. I opened the door to my assigned room and was met with the smell of dirty carpet and a squealing HVAC unit. I spun around and marched right back to the desk to ask for a different room. They said the hotel was sold-out and no rooms were available to move into, and that a maintenance man would come to look at the AC. Annoyed, since I had made the reservation months (December 2020) in advance, I returned to my room and waited for the maintenance personnel. Once he arrived, it took him 20 minutes fussing with the unit to quiet down what ever the culprit was, though it never truly has gone away. Now in my room alone, I couldn't but notice how incredibly tiny the space was. The King bed fills the small room, with barely the width of side tables on either side. The bathroom is equally small, and the "ocean-view" balcony instead looks at the parking lot of the business next door. Seriously BW, you place a Diamond member with a months-ahead booked reservation in the worst room? Making lemonade out of lemons, I looked to grab some ice from the ice machine and make a beverage before setting down to work on the tiny in-room desk. I check the vending area on the 1st floor: no ice machine. I go to the second floor: no ice machine. I go back to the front desk to ask, to be told the only ice machine for the whole property in on the third floor. Which can only be accessed by the elevator, not the stairs. Finally with my ice, I sit down back in my room and get to work. Then go to bed. The walls are paper thin. I can hear toilets flush. I can hear doors slam. I can hear other people cough in their rooms and children wail at three in the morning. The bed itself was decently comfortable, and the room nicely dark, but the final straw was when morning traffic began on Harbor Drive out front: you hear every vehicle accelerate from the stop light. Rest was not really that restfull. Finally, the brown bag breakfast. Before Covid, a standard BW hot breakfast buffet was the typical fare here, or so I was told. Now, you get a Jimmy Dean sandwich to reheat in your room microwave, a processed pastry, an orange and a cup of coffee. Not breakfast at all, and completely inedible. Looking back, I wished I had booked at the Marriott property down the street at Liberty Center and just paid the parking fee. If you are looking for a below-average highway motel experience, Yacht Harbor may fit the bill. Otherwise, steer clear of this place.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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On_Da_Road1 wrote a review Feb 2021
On Da Road197 contributions63 helpful votes
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Have stayed here a few times. It has a great location for San Diego & the airport. Bummed it did not have a shuttle this time but hopefully they bring that back. Cost $15 to Lyft to airport. Breakfast modification for Covid was good. Excellent night check in guy who went above & beyond to help us with a matter we needed to resolve. Love great staff. Nice location to walk to restaurants across the street for dinner as well.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Review-er-er_er wrote a review 5 Apr
Houston, Texas156 contributions158 helpful votes
I'd rate this room as a $55-60 room as I've stayed in like or better at that price range. My rating takes into account both the accommodations and price. PROS - Free parking - In room microwave and fridge - They at least attempted breakfast...note, I said attempted - Decently quiet room (Though light road noise penetrated, we did not hear any neighbors at all.) - balcony...with blah view - Fast check in with masked employee - Close to airport - Felt reasonably safe CONS - Mask wear not enforced for guests - Smallish room - handle/lock looked like it had previously been broken and half- fixed (also seems to be of that easy to hack into variety) - Bed comfy in spots. In others you can feel the springs. - Sad institutional gray paint in bathroom area - a la a prison or mental institution & furniture that had seen better days - Epilepsy trigger lights in the bathroom. ( Lights kept flashing off and on - sometimes fast and sometimes slow. I just kept thinking that someone with epilepsy might have a seizure in here) - hole in the toilet base - forever for water to get hot and super low pressure - Crap view from balcony - Attempted breakfast: COLD Jimmy Dean McMuffin sausage, egg & cheese sandwich (instead of something that microwaves better such as a breakfast pocket or burrito) with no heating instructions whatsoever on the package, a piece of fruit, HOT fruit juices and a granola bar. We microwaved this breakfast muffin thing and the way the cheese CURDLED etc. made us toss it without even trying it. You know that harbor view? It's a view of the tip of yachts across a busy street with the bulk obscured by buildings. City view? A euphemism for a typical view in a city while driving around - no skyline or anything extraordinary.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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jerrywaling wrote a review 2 Apr
Chandler, Arizona1 contribution
This was a very enjoyable stay at an extraordinary price. This hotel was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The amenities were terrific and the location was exceptional. Look forward to staying here again in the future.
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Response from Jorge Mendoza, General Manager at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel
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Good morning, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay at our property. I will forward you comments to the entire team. Hope to see you next trip. Regards, Jorge A. Mendoza Jr. General Manager Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel
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gr8nlucky wrote a review Mar 2021
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Our experience here was very good. Great front desk staff. The kitchen staff were very willing to help out with changing orders well. The hot tub was wonderful. We enjoyed the closeness of restaurants nearby. And we always live the sound of the ocean near by.
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PRICE RANGE
US$95 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western posada san diego, best western yacht harbor san diego, best western san diego
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United StatesCaliforniaSan Diego
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mitch's Seafood, Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, and Pizza Nova.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mormon Battalion Historic Site (4.3 km), Whaley House Museum (4.1 km), and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House (6.3 km).
Does Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.