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USS Mount McKinley Association, Military Reunion - 5 STARS

by Ray Zall, September 2021

Alison and Mindy,

I must tell both of you... the Saturday banquet dinner was wonderful!!  The meals were delicious and the service was above and beyond. The guys did a heck of a job!!! and it was much appreciated. We are definitely getting older as folks were leaving by 8:30 PM, and I think Carol and I were the only ones that danced on the dance floor. I think most of that was due to a lot of early Sunday departures, like ourselves with a 4 AM wake up call!!

I can't thank both of you enough for helping us and your cooperation in many ways to make this happen covering two years. Have a happy, successful year!!

Military Reunion - 5 STARS

by Pat & Larry, October 30th, 2019

We are most appreciative of all that was done to make the VMO 6 Reunion a success. Every detail was handled beautifully and made our job as host for the event easy. Having such a nice set up in the hospitality room and everything that needed to be kept cold monitored, was so helpful. The set up for the Squadron Dinner was perfect and the meal very colorful, generous and well presented. Please express our thanks to everyone that contributed to make it a memorable experience. We will certainly recommend the Holiday Inn Bayside to any group that needs a gathering place. Thanks again for everything.

Successful Reunion - 5 STARS

by Genevieve, October 15th, 2019

Hotel staff provided excellent services for our four day event at the Holiday Inn Bayside. Our Friday night poolside party was so amazing! Pat, Banquet Director and his staff went way beyond our expectations. The set up, seating, tables, location of our DJ, and the display of food service was absolutely breathtaking. Our service staff was always smiling and accommodation, nothing was ever took much - we received constant attention to all of our needs. Our Saturday night event was in the California Room with seated dinner. Again, beyond our expectations, beautifully set dinner linens, superb service - nothing was too much to for the service staff. We had our farewell breakfast on Sunday morning and it was FABULOUS as well. Thank you for giving our reunion excellent attention and providing the details to make our event so successful!

Corporate Training - 5 STARS

by Courtney, September 2019

Thanks so much for everything. I heard all great things about the event from our trainer! She said everything went very smoothly, as I knew it was as you guys are always awesome. Thanks again and looking forward to hopefully working with you all again in 2020 :).

Family Reunion - 5 STARS

by Kathy, July 20th, 2018

Mr. Bob Hilborn,

On behalf of the Skaff Family Reunion (July 12-15, 2018) I would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Holiday Inn Bayside catering and banquet dept. for being helpful, and providing professional excellent service that was given to our family.  I would like to mention a few of the employee, Esteban, Le, Alex, Gomez, Milton, Pat and Irma just to name a few!!  Amanda at the front desk did a wonderful job making sure that everyone was very happy.  I am pleased to say I had only very positive remarks and not one negative!!

Now for the BIGGEST THANKS to Lindsey Wong and the girls in the sales office. It was a great pleasure to work with Lindsey this past year. She made everything so easy! Our family had some unfortunate events the week before the reunion.  Lindsey and the staff were so sympathetic of the situation.  I appreciate all of their kindness and understanding during this difficult time and I am very pleased with the out come of the reunion because of there wonderful help.

I am deeply appreciative  of the staff for all of there hard work.  I can't thank them enough. The Skaff reunion was an outstanding success in every way!!  It was a pleasure to work with the staff and hope someday to return to the Holiday Inn Bayside.  It was absolutely the perfect choice for our family.

Wonderful Wedding - 5 STARS

Lindsey was absolutely wonderful to work with for my son's wedding. She helped give ideas for flowers, DJ and even a place to order the cake. Everything was beautiful for the special day. Every time I had a questions or needed some help with details, she was right there. Thank you Lindsey for making my son and new daughter in-law's wedding day so special for them.

Company Meeting - 5 STARS

by David, Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I couldn't be more pleased with the choice of properties for our company meeting. We brought in a small group from across the US, so being close to the airport was important. Lindsey did an awesome job planning everything for me and made great recommendations so I could concentrate on the meeting. The on-site staff was very professional and attentive and the food was outstanding. Great comments from my team. Thanks Lindsey!

American Ex-Prisoners of War, San Diego Chapter 1 - 5 STARS

by Merry Padilla, Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Holiday Inn-Bayside has been hosting the POW's annual holiday party for many, many years now. They always provide a wonderful experience for this group of great American heroes, their spouses, widows, families, and friends. Many thanks to Charlene, Pat, and all the staff for making the 2017 party a huge success! Already looking forward to next year!

Director, Travel - 5 STARS

by Chris Kearns, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Charleene and team at this Holiday Inn are phenomenal! Yet another year of a flawless meeting. Albeit a 1-day meeting, the attention to detail is superb. Thank you for an amazing team!


by Robert C. Morales, Monday, November 20, 2017

My 1977 Class of the Cavite National High School held our 40th Class Reunion at the Bayside Room at the Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego. My principal points of contact were Lindsey Wong and Samantha Siedenburg. In a nutshell, I could not have asked for better party planners! These two ladies were tireless and patient with all our queries, requirements, and the changes we made, some at the last minute! The upgrades and discounts they gave us (some we were unaware to even ask for!) were invaluable as, I'm sure one is well aware, events like these are often on a tight budget. Discounts on dance floors and AV equipment to upgrades on room size were very much appreciated! When it came to the event itself, everything, and I mean everything!, worked flawlessly. The dinner was delicious and accounted for correctly, the AV equipment worked without fail (thanks Alex!), early access to the room for setup was unhindered, bar was setup on-time, thanks very much to Pat, our on-site, event point of contact. Everybody in my class had a wonderful time and not one mentioned any hiccups (as is often the case) with the event site. Thanks again to Lindsey, Sam, and Pat and the rest of the Holiday Inn event team for an angst-free event! Praise from us (and others as well) is well-deserved!

USS James E. Kyes (DD-787) reunion - 5 STARS

by John Armstrong, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

I attended the JEK reunion at the Holiday Inn and it was a complete success. Jodie and her crew outdid themselves in making sure our needs was met. This was my 4th ships reunion that I've attend here and I've never had a bad one. I don't know how many other commands I've recommend to hold their reunion at the Holiday Inn Bayside and I've never had a negative feed back. BZ

Johnson / Vance Family Reunion - 5 STARS

by Marilynn, Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Staying at the Holiday Inn Bayside was an absolute amazing adventure for our out of town guest. There was so much to do during our stay, it was filled with so much love and joy! Thank you Holiday Inn Bayside for your wonderful services and hospitality. From the Johnson / Vance Family!

Memorial Reception | Thank you Holiday Inn Bayside! - 5 STARS

by Debi Ries, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

We had a memorial service reception for my dad, in the Harborview Room located on the fifth (5th) floor of the Holiday Inn Bayside. The view was spectacular, the service, and food amazing!! Everything was ready to go ahead of our arrival. The room looked absolutely beautiful. I have nothing but gratitude for the service provided to my family. Charleene Pissot, and her staff, assisted us with the menu choices, decor, A/V options and numerous other details. (and they were so flexible!) They made our day with family and friends, a memorable one! IThank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Family Reunion 2017 - 5 STARS

by Mahoney, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego was a wonderful place for our family reunion. Right from the pre-planning stages all the way to the event, the staff was accommodating, quick to respond, informative and genuinely helpful and friendly. The venue, itself, met our needs and more, there were amenities for varied ages. All the hotel staff, from housekeeping to catering greeted us each day and made sure that we knew they were ready to assist. Hats off to all of the staff. You make this hotel a desirable location for return business.

President - 5 STARS

by Robert Bureker, Saturday, May 13, 2017

The entire staff are wonderful and Jodie Lanhammer was fantastic! Our 2017 Reunion was absolutely great because of the facility and the staff. The meals in the hotel were exceptional for a hotel. They were very attentive and reasonable prices.


by Alex Blench, Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Had a great experience working with the Holiday Inn for our project in San Diego. The staff was flexible, positive, and always eager to help us get where we needed to be. Absolutely recommend using them in the future for business travel.


by Guy Szpak, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My service was great and Carrissa. Was very accommodating to what I was asking. Great service.

Denver Public Schools Administrator - 5 STARS

by Stephanie Spiris, Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Holiday Inn Bayside provided exceptional service for our group. Charleene was thorough, thoughtful, kind and such a delight to work with. We will definitely be back for all of our business experiences for our team. Thanks for providing excellent service.

Fantastic Hotel, Close to the Airport - 5 STARS

by Melanie Stanton, Friday, November 4, 2016

We held a series of courses at this hotel in October and it was a fantastic experience. The property is lovely: the décor is very fresh and modern and maintained beautifully. And the staff…I don't know if I have adequate superlatives! Pat, in A/V and the banquet team that assisted us were attentive, friendly and worked their backsides off. And two front desk representatives were remarkable: Katia and Emily. When one of our speakers became quite ill, these two young women went above and beyond the call of duty to work with me in extending his room reservation, securing his belongings and providing information about nearby health centers. In an age where customer service is often lacking, these two women are a breath of fresh air.

Chairman - 5 STARS

by Susan E. Townsend, Monday, October 17, 2016

The Holiday Inn Bayside contributed significantly to making our Officer Candidate School W7101 Class Reunion a grand success. I worked with Jodie Langhammer, National Sales Manager, for over a year and found her very amiable, professional, and thoroughly supportive of our event. She went out of her way to help me through all negotiations and planning which I truly appreciate. Due to the professionalism of Jodie, Patrick, Director of Catering, the wait staff, front desk staff and the housekeepers, all our reunion events went off without a hitch. Attendees commented about the helpfulness of the front desk personnel and I experienced excellent care from housekeeping. There were absolutely no negative comments about the hotel or reunion which was marvelous considering that some of the participants worked in the area of event planning while on active duty . All staff and employees were proficient and very friendly, always greeting us with a smile. The banquet food was delicious, the room was set up elegantly and the dinner was very nicely served. Our group really enjoyed the Hospitality Suite which Patrick set up very nicely. All our needs being met by this wonderful hotel, we were free to enjoy fellowship and events. Thank you for all your help and support. I will recommend your hotel for reunions at every opportunity.

VA56 Reunion - 5 STARS

by Jon Lanier, Wednesday, September 7, 2016

We recently had a US Navy Squadron reunion in San Diego at the Holiday inn Bayfront and we were very satisfied . The property allowed us easy access to where we needed to go . Starting with breakfast ,we Had over 26 people hitting breakfast at the same time and they just took it in stride .Great service and great food.Very reasonable .Rod was our server and he handled most of our people with ease. I would like to mention the Shuttle service as they really made our group Moves around the city pretty seamless . Thanks Andre and Rob for getting us around on such short notice. Thanks also go to the Pool Bar for supporting us after making it back to the hotel. The pool deck was Very nice and provided a place for us to gather as a group. Last but not least ,Thanks to Jodie Langhammer for her help in making our little Reunion a Success.Holiday Inn Bayside Did a great job for us and again we say Thanks.


by Rick Gwynn, Thursday, August 25, 2016

I was there last weekend and I just wanted to say thank-you for the service to our group it was the VA-56 Reunion. The wait staff in the cafe were great the way they took care of our every wants. The bar staff the way they put up with us. I can't say enough about the bus drivers the way they took care of us getting us where we wanted to go, and then picking us up. Again thank everyone of your staff.

Porter - Johnson Family Reunion - 5 STARS

by Tashiba D Jones-Wilson, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shannon!!!! Everything was wonderful!!!! The hotel staff was truly accommodating. Everyone enjoyed their stay. The banquet dinner was superb. All the dishes were cooked to perfection. The hospitality suit was a hit, we frequented it quite often. The wait staff made sure we had everything we needed. It was truly a wonderful experience at the Holiday Inn in San Diego. Again, My compliments to you, the chef and the entire staff that made our 2016 reunion sooo much fun. I wish I could have met you. I'm sending a pic of my happy family and I in the next email, so you know who we are. Have a fantastical week!!!! Tashiba

Convention Coordinator - 5 STARS

by Linda Meyers, Monday, August 31, 2015

This past weekend we held a convention at this hotel for over 80 people. We had 5 outstanding catered meals. Despite the fact the hotel had at least 2 other groups our service and quality of food was outstanding. Everything we needed or asked for was done quickly and efficiently. The rooms were great and it was the first hotel where no one complained of either freezing to death or being too hot. We had such a great time we plan to return next year! Thanks to the ENTIRE staff from registration, room staff and catering and events.