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“Lovely location” 4 of 5 stars
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Bahia Resort Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109 (Mission Beach)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 271 Hotels in San Diego
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Glen Head
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel provides a beautiful setting with a great view of the bay. Only a short ride to many tourist locations. There are good restaurants nearby. We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy all this hotel has to offer.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hotel was okay but out of all the ones we had stayed in during our 3 weeks San Fran to LA road trip, it was the most disappointing unfortunately.

I realise that if you want to be close to Seaworld etc then this is perfect, but if like us, you didn;t want to drive into town and wanted to be near the downtown area more, then this location wasn't ideal.

The buses are frequent enough in daytime but you have to get 2 and it takes around 30 mins to get into Gaslamp area of San Diego so not great for nights out (tax was around $35 to get back at night).

The room was dark and unfortunately smelt quite stale, not many lights in the room on the whole and one in the room and the bathroom didn't work.

The complex is sweet with a nice tennis court and pretty duck pond and swimming pool. The staff were polite and helpful and the night courtesy bus driver was a sweethear and very helpful with advice on where to go. Its sister hotel across the bay is where all the spa treatments are and it is definitely more upmaket of the 2.

Had it been more central i would definitely stay again (despite the odd smell in the room) and the walks around the bay and beach are nice, as is the boat trip over the bay. But if you're looking to see San Diego and experience it, i'd opt for somewhere down town rather than out in the Bay and close to Seaworld etc.

Room Tip: Oppostive the tennis courts on the ground floor had an odd stale odour - avoid
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed for four nights and have no complaints. Great location for walking or biking to Mission Beach and around bay. Beautiful grounds and nice private beach. We stayed in a bay view suite and it was well worth the money (4th night free). We enjoyed the view to the east as there was plenty to observe: sailboats, rowers, kayaks. (I don't think that the west side view would be as interesting except for the sunsets.) Seems as if there is plenty to do at the resort but we were there during unseasonably cold, windy weather and couldn't enjoy the many outdoor activities that the resort has to offer. We did enjoy watching the seal feedings and enjoyed the pool. Free ride on the sternwheeler was a plus. We had a great experience and will return!

Room Tip: Loved the east-facing bay view suites but be sure to request the second floor. Ground floor suites...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed 4 nights and we didn't want to leave.Very peaceful and relaxing.Great rooms and staff was very nice.Would definatly go again ,very close to seaworld and the ocean as well.Free parking and Wifi as well is nice too!!!

Room Tip: ground floor is great facing the water
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Amazing stay at the Bahia. Staff was very friendly. Hotel was clean and quite large. It had a kitchenette complete with stove, full sized fridge, microwave and everything you would need to make a meal should you wish to save on going out. The pool and hot tub was nice. The rooms lacked a little in the area of being sound proof so if you wanted to sleep in from a night of partying, it was tough because you could hear all the noise outside in the morning or in the hallways (e.g. the laundry trucks backing up - could just be that my room was facing the garden though, the bay view rooms may not have this issue.)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I was in San Diego for a conference and was able to stay an extra day on my own. I chose the Bahia because I had stayed here years before, and it was in the Mission Bay area which I was most comfortable staying in. All of the staff were very nice and helpful, and eager to attend to my questions or needs. I was in a bay view studio, which was clean and spacious, with a nice view of the water. The wall of windows in the room was a great way to take in the sunrise as I got ready in the morning! Breakfast was typical of any hotel, good food and a little more expensive than independent restaurants but that's what you find at a hotel. One nice surprise was that I felt comfortable walking around by the lobby and restaurant by myself at night, and found a lounge with an outdoor fireplace, so I wasn't stuck in my room all night! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed in a suite for a week while attending a large event. The suite was roomy and had microwave, fridge, and stove. All the food at the restaurant--as well as the fare at our banquet--was quite tasty though a bit pricey. THe physical location is very pretty with a view of the marina. There are several very nice, inexpensive restaurants within walking distance. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in San Diego
#12 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#51 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#72 Business Hotel in San Diego
#80 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bahia Resort Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 320
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