$79 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 23, 2014 Check-out: Nov 26, 2014

BEST WESTERN Yacht Harbor Hotel

3 stars
5005 North Harbor Drive, san diego, CA 92106
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
161 reviews
Family reunion

I took my mother to visit with family members in town from Guam. We requested a non/smoking & ADA... See full review

  • CathyCamille
  • Oct 11, 2014
I would definitely go back again

I had a harbor view room and it was lovely! All of the employees were so friendly and professional.... See full review

  • Mcbigdiick
  • May 30, 2014
Views of San Diego Harbor and support for business guests

The Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel has views of San Diego Harbor and is close to the city's major attractions and business centers. The Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel lobby has views of the hotel pool and the harbor, giving it a great atmosphere for meetings. The hotel fitness center includes elliptical machines, exercise bikes, weights and a treadmill. The pool and Jacuzzi are great for relaxing after touring the city or attending business meetings. The hotel has a business center, equipped with a printer and pc for the use of guests and there is also a flexible workspace for delegates using their own laptops.

Reasons to stay
  • Reasons to stay

    The hotel features oversize rooms on the pool and harbor side
  • Remodeled conference room accommodating up to six people
  • Situated near MRCD and Naval Bases
Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel rooms

The rooms at Best Western Yacht Harbor Hotel have new beds with triple sheets, cordless phones, single pod coffee service, irons, microwaves, refrigerators and hair dryers. In addition, all rooms have balconies and continental breakfast is provided. The deluxe rooms are oversized with views of the pool or harbor and have one king or two queen beds. There are also rooms with city views or views of the Point Loma hills.

Things to do nearby
  • SeaWorld  (3.5 mi/6.0 km)
  • Mission Beach  (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Seaport Village  (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • San Diego Zoo  (7.8 mi/10 km)

Hotel Map

32.7259 -117.2255
Area served
Within 2 miles of city center located directly across from the sport fishing and leisure boating basin.
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport - less than a mile away. Transportation to and from the airport upon arrival and departure is complimentary via shuttle between the hours of 7am-5pm.
Area description
Within 2 miles of city center located directly across from the sport fishing and leisure boating basin. The best variety of local fresh seafood restaurants and other dining options within a five minute walk. Seaport Village, The Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and some of the finest beaches in the world are all within a short drive or easily accessible via public transportation. 3.5 miles away from Sea World where Shamu and his friends entertain daily. Legoland, The San Diego Wild Animal Park, Great Outlet Shopping, Indian Gaming and the Mexican Border are all within a half hour drive of hotel. Over 60 golf courses in the greater San Diego area.

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Reviewer score 3.3 out of 5

BEST WESTERN Yacht Harbor Hotel Rooms

HOTEL - ROOM
Non Smoking Double Queen Bed City View Room featuring a microwave, fridge, and balcony.
HOTEL - ROOM
Deluxe Pool View Non Smoking Double Queen Room featuring microwave, fridge, and private balcony as well as a view of the sparkling pool and sun deck.
HOTEL - ROOM
Deluxe Harbor View King Non Smoking Room featuring microwave, fridge, private balcony and beautiful views of the San Diego Harbor.
HOTEL - ROOM
Non Smoking Hillside View One King Bed featuring microwave, fridge, and private balcony.
HOTEL - ROOM
Standard balcony non smoking room with all the standard amenities.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Free breakfast
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Sunset Cliffs: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 1.7 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 1.9 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 2.7 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 2.7 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.7 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Belmont Park: 3.4 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 3.7 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 4 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 4.1 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 4.2 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 1.5 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 1.7 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 1.9 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 2.7 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 2.7 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.7 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Belmont Park: 3.4 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 3.7 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 3.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 4 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 4.1 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 4.2 mi
  • PETCO Park: 4.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 4.3 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 4.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 4.4 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 4.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 4.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 4.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 4.6 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 4.6 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 4.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 5.1 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 6.1 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 8 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 9.4 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 11.6 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 28.2 mi
  • Legoland: 28.3 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,121.4 mi

Dining

Pizza Nova
Located directly across the street, this restaurant features wood fired pizzas, wraps, salads, pastas and wine menu as well as views of the harbor. A favorite among returning guests.
Denny's Restaurant
All American food eatery is located less than half a mile away on Scott Street behind the hotel.
Jimmy's Famous American Tavern and Grill
American food with a new age twist, burgers, fried chicken plates, fish and chips, salads, etc as well as local beers available at their full bar. Specialty cocktails available here as well. Outside lounge area provided with heat lamps.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Hotel have a small meeting space that is 250 sq feet. Hotel also have a breakfast room that can be rented out after breakfast hours (10am daily) for larger meetings.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (161)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Yacht Harbor Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
161 out of 161
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leisure shopper
Business
San Diego
Nov 19, 2014

Shopping getaway

Not sure why a staff was painting the walls at night. It left a funky smell in the hallway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lorifacia
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nov 16, 2014

convenient and friendly

I was in San Diego for a graduation at the MCRD, and I chose well! The staff was super friendly, the room was spacious and comfortable and the breakfast was very satisfying. They had a free shuttle service that took me to the MCRD and picked me up, which I really appreciated since I had no idea where I was going! The only issue I had was that the (free) internet did cut out frequently while I was working.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Sea World was just down the street and easy to get to! Stop by!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Senior travelor KC
Business
Kansas City, MO
Nov 14, 2014

Good location - easy to get around

Good location. Easy to get around to attractions. Pool is very small. Breakfast is weak. Not much selection. If you rent a car, get a GPS - it is worth the cost.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
annabella88
Business
Carlsbad, CA
Nov 10, 2014

Good Value

My assessment is based on standard value hotels. Great place for families who are not fussy. The pluses - very good location across the street from the bay, water views, some very good restaurants within walking distance, good continental breakfast with omelet, pancakes, yogurt etc. and coffee in the lobby area. Beds are very comfortable, soft sheets and towels, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer and ironing board. Average size rooms with balcony and wifi. W chose a city view room since we were attending a conference on our days there - very quiet corner room. The harbor side is noisier. The minuses - staff ranges from excellent to barely acceptable. The men at the front desk were very courteous but the female was barely welcoming. Rooms need thorough inspection for details - in our room the lock is such that the loop can prevent the door from locking when you leave your room and there is no cold water in from the sink but there is cold water in the shower. Overall excellent value for the money one pays for an inexpensive hotel . Hence the four stars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mitchell's seafood - not fancy but really good food and fair prices with harbor views. I almost decided not to provide this tip for fear the restaurant's line would get longer !!!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lepi
Business
Clearwater, FL
Oct 18, 2014

OK for a short stay

Stayed twice while traveling to and from Hawaii. First room on 2nd floor looked out over the small pool and street and it was quite noisy. The second room was 3rd floor and removed a bit from the street, so much better. This room had a slightly strange odor, like cleaning fluid or bleach - not bad but noticeable. Staff was very nice and helpful. Location is very convenient for simple dining - several good choices within walking distance. I would stay here again as the rooms were priced right.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pizza Nova has a varied menu (not just pizza) with good prices and service - right across the street on the harbor.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CathyCamille
Business
Encinitas, Ca
Oct 11, 2014

Family reunion

I took my mother to visit with family members in town from Guam. We requested a non/smoking & ADA equipped room and received immediate satisfaction. Our room couldn't have been more convenient. The breakfast was ample and varied. The hotel is on a busy street but our room was insulated from the noise. The staff was polite and helpful. It was a terrific experience/ my 90 yr old mom was very comfortable. The pool provided entertainment for visiting relatives. Great value! Evans family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Located very near yacht basin and good restaurants.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Georgetown Alum
Business
New York, NY
Oct 3, 2014

Ok stay near the airport

This hotel was fine, but nothing more. Room was generally clean, but bathroom could have used more attention. I booked this room due to its location by the airport and price, as I was arriving late from a long trip. However, I discovered that there were other options for the same price that were far higher in quality. Additionally, this hotel is located on a busy street with very thin walls, so all traffic (car and foot) can be heard from the rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wish I was in California
Business
Rochester, NY
Sep 22, 2014

Works just fine if you don't spend much time there

My husband and I traveled here and stayed for 4 days. Overall, it was a good value and worked just fine if you're not the type to spend a lot of time at the hotel. The staff wasn't very attentive, for example, every time we walked through the lobby they never even looked up from their computers to say, "Hello" or even give a smile. The room was clean and it had everything we needed as we just use our hotel for a place to sleep. Wouldn't recommend if you are they type to spend the day by the hotel pool as the pool is right out front and on a highway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
4xLynchs
Business
PBG, FL
Sep 1, 2014

Needs some updating

The front desk staff was alone when I arrived and was trying to be accommodating to a possible future customer. After about 10 minutes, he was free to check me in and was very apologetic. He went out if his way to get me a map and help me get familiarized with area. Also gave me a trial sized toothpaste when I asked for a sundry shop. The accommodations are adequate. The air is off in the halls but they do have windows open to circulate air. The air has to be on a fixed temp as the thermostat read 71 and there is no way it was below 77 in my room. Pro: It's within walking distance if a Starbucks. Con: The street noise could be heard all night so if you are a light sleeper, you may want to pass on this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Pizza place on the water across the street.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gemini53
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16, 2014

San Diego Getaway

The hotel was clean and the staff were very helpful and courteous. The continental breakfast was very nice but I would recommend they stock a different brand of orange juice. Our room faced the street but the hotel had noise cancelling machines for our use which worked well at bedtime. Unfortunately, the pool is in the front of the building facing the street. It was on the small side, especially with the number of children using it. We only used the hot tub 1 night, so it didn't really affect us too much. The exercise room was small and had no directions posted regarding proper usage of the equipment (which would have been helpful). I would stay there again. It is a very convenient location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites has fabulous entertainment (some big names) at reasonable prices. Check out their concert schedule (April-October) well in advance of an anticipated trip to San Diego.

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