The Harbor Club Condos – Downtown San Diego

Posted on April 12, 2010 | by Denny Oh

Harbor clubThe Harbor Club condos in downtown San Diego are some of the most unique condos in all of the 92101 area.  Consisting of the western, 100 Harbor Drive and eastern, 200 Harbor Drive towers, the Harbor Club condominiums are two of the most iconic buildings in downtown San Diegos Marina District “ possibly even throughout all of downtown San Diego.  These tall, skinny, black and brown condo highrises are located between Second and Third Avenues, just south of J Street in the heart of downtown San Diego.

HarborClub1BedroomBuilt in 1992, the Harbor Club towers are each 41 stories high and offer some of the best city and bay views that downtown San Diego has to offer.  The Harbor Club is unique in a variety of ways.  For starters, each high rise has at most, only three condos per floor.  On a typical floor, either Harbor Club tower consists of A) a 1,036 sqft one bedroom, one bath condo, B) a 1,572 sqft two bedroom, two bath condo and C) a 1,474 sqft two bedroom, two bath bubble unit. The Harbor Club bubble units are on the southern most side of the building and has a circular wall of glass that overlooks the San Diego bay.


One some floors, there are only two condos per floor.  Some people have combined the one bedroom and the bubble unit, creating a 2,510 sqft condo which offers three full bathrooms and some incredible views.  These floors would also have the larger 1,572 sqft two bedroom, two bath condo that face towards the outside of the towers(east in the 200 Harbor Drive tower and west on the 100 Harbor Drive tower).  On higher floors, the Harbor Club has two equally sized condos, which either take the east or west side of the building.  These half-floor condos are 2,085 sqft feet and have two bedrooms and two and one half bathrooms.  Additionally, the harbor Club offers whole floor condos if you need even more space.

HarborClubBubbleUnitWhat I like about the Harbor Club, is its classic feel.  Now this might not make much sense to you now, but once you enter the building and walk through it, youll know what I mean.  As you approach the building, youll be greeted by some of the friendliest concierges and staff youll come across, who will open the front door for you.  The Harbor Club condos by the way, are the only self-managed condos downtown, that Im aware of.  Once inside, youll see a quaint lobby that leads to the two elevators that service the tower.  The Harbor Club amenities are all located on the 6th floor.  The two highrises share a swimming pool, hot tub, community room, out door BBQ areas, fitness center and a sauna.

The draw back to this building however, would have to be the windows.  The Harbor Club condos were built in 1992 and only have single pane windows.  This means two things “ it get hotter/colder than a newer building with dual, or triple, pane windows and external noise is more noticeable.  Additionally, the windows in these downtown San Diego condos do not do much.  Theyre only small windows/vents and they do not provide much ventilation.  With that said, I still love this building and wouldnt mind calling it home.


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  1. Keahi Pelayo says:

    Looks like a terrific building, I wish I could move it to Honolulu?

  2. Stephanie says:

    how did this know who i am?

  3. Denny Oh says:

    You probably have the settings saved on your computer to remember and auto fill your info on my site.

  4. dawn says:

    hi I was wondering if there are any apartments avaialble as holiday let or vaction. I will be in San Diego on the 16th to the 18th and am interested in the condos

  5. Denny Oh says:

    Sorry Dawn – I’m not aware of anything like this.

  6. Bob Peterson says:

    Hi Denny:

    I saw that there is a new short sale at the Harbor Club – #2201. Any thoughts about that unit and the offering price? I saw that the same unit 5 floors down traded at $582,000 a few weeks back – is this one overpriced? Curious to hear your thoughts. Best. Bob

  7. Denny Oh says:

    Hi Bob – sorry for the late response. I’m out of the country and have little access to the internet. 2201 is priced low to the other active units, but average compared to the comps(#2304 – same floor plan in the other tower – sold for $872K last September. I’m not sure which unit you’re referring to in regards to the $582K price.

  8. Bob Peterson says:

    Hi Denny. Hope you’re traveling to someplace that will give you memories to share with your friends & family for years to come.

    I saw that 200 Harbor Drive #1701 sold for $582,000 in January. I thought that price was low (I think it was REO), but looking at the same floor plans for units below it (801 and 1101 sold for $545,000 and $575,000 respectively earlier in 2011), maybe the $582,000 price was not all that low. The jump to $825,000 for 2201 – 5 floors up – seems like a long reach. It will be interesting to see what things sell for over the next couple of months.

  9. Denny Oh says:

    Thanks Bob. I’m currently in Peru, heading to Colombia in the morning. I’ll be back on the 19th and can give you a call to update you on everything(although I’m pretty sure you’ll be keeping up on your own!). Talk to you soon and thanks.

  10. John says:


    I am surprised you have not responded to Bob since March 9th and the rest of us?! Bob brings up a great point about Harbor Club. It is the most exclusive building in Charlotte with local celebs, etc. Looks like 1701 got a STEAL! And 2201 is now pending. They also just listed a foreclosure 2101 – which I heard is the last one at the Harbor Club. Someone will get a great deal on this. What do you think it’s worth?!? The listed it for $800K. Maybe $750K?

    Maybe it’ll take you less then a month to respond Denny lol

  11. Denny Oh says:

    John – thanks for the comment. I had emailed Bob back regarding the units. With that said, I think you’re a bit confused. The Harbor Club from my post is in San Diego – not Charlotte. Thanks for reading though.