Having never stayed in the San Diego area, we wanted a place that was walking distance to attractions, shops and restaurants and one that had a kitchen. The Bahia fit the bill! When we were first taken to our suite, I was dismayed, as I had requested a room with a water view, but the staff quickly changed us to a better location. The property is older but well maintained.We loved the tropical feel with palm trees and gardens. The concierge was most helpful with bike rentals, (Mission Bay has wonderful bike paths), kayak rentals, (again, Mission bay is perfect for this activity) and how to take to bus to other areas, (we didn't have a rental car). The hotel also has a friendly driver contact that will take you to the airport for a reasonable fee. We would return to the Bahia in a heartbeat!