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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time visiting the Bahia and they are very nice. Location is great views as well & the resort is perfect!!
People need to relax sometimes things arise and people need to not be rude !
Literally just got to our room where before in the lobby two woman were irate about room mishaps , we as well had a slight goof with rooms but the lady upfront & manager were very accommodating. We won't bay access but couldn't get one but we were given a great studio with nice views of the bay and a kitchen. It's a gorgeous room ! Love this place & the staff & the location ! Perfectttttt

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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
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  • Value
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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

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!

Room Tip: The rooms in the 4 story building that face the water are best, the other side face the workshop.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed here for a week in a one bedroom suite. Location: Does not get a whole lot better than this the hotel is on its own inlet in mission bay, surrounded by its own beaches. Two blocks max walk right to the ocean and the boardwalk. You also have the belmont amusement park just two blocks from this hotel as well. Easily accessible on and off the highway as well.

Room: Our room was updated quite nicely actually, you can tell the hotel itself is a little dated,however our room was very clean and updated nicely, no complaints at all.

Staff: were all extremely friendly and helpful, from the front desk to the restaurant I was very impressed with the service all around.

The food at the restaurant was also surprisingly excellent, I had the fresh catch of the day a salmon dish, which was some of the best prepared salmon I have ever had, and I'm from washington state so have tried my fair share.

I gave this hotel a 5 rating because its about as nice as it gets for a hotel in its class, anyone who gets on here and complains that its a little old etc, needs to remember they are not staying at a five star hotel/resort.

Give it a chance and you won't regret the price and location combination!

Room Tip: Depends on how you like to travel, but I would at least do yourself a favor and get a bay room for t...
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Green Features: This hotel was very environmentally friendly they actually had some cards they ask you to put out if your ok with your bed just being made rather than washing everything after just one nights use in order to be environmentally friendly, saw several similar ideas their, that is great!
  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Nanton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We arrived at noon and though check in was at 4 p.m we were given a warm welcome and an upgraded room. The front desk staff were very helpful, friendly and courteous, a real pleasure to deal with. Our suite on the bottom floor looked out over the bay and was spacious, well appointed and quiet. After getting settled we went back to the lobby to see if the staff could give us some help in suggesting the best way to see the city during our short stay. The bell boy arranged a tour for us and explained how we could catch the trolley just outside the hotel and also arranged to have us dropped off there which saved us cab fare (probably over $50). The complimentary breakfast in the onsite restaraunt was excellent and we enjoyed our lunch there when we arrived as well, good food, pleasant surroundings and again friendly courteous staff. The complimentary cruise across the bay was fun and a great place to get some great sunset pics. We truly enjoyed our stay at the Bahia and hope to return some day to see more of this beautiful city.

Room Tip: Our only request in rooms was a quiet location and that is what we were given.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Returned to the Bahia for a three day working vacation last week. As usual, the front desk was awesome; my room was ready when I got there at 2 so no wait for the 4o'clock check-in. Went directly for a jacuzzi and swim. The pool area was clean and the snack shop was open for drinks and snacks. The grounds are beautiful, Mallard ducks roamed the grounds. Having now stayed in every building and area in the resort, I would say there is a wide range of rooms for guests. I like the one story casitas on the west side of the property, directly on the bay, and only one story. These rooms are close to the pool and restaurant, and the view is outstanding. Ask for a remodeled room if you are particular as the older rooms are a little dated.

Room Tip: Ask for a one story casita for quit.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Everyone at the hotel was so helpful and couldn't do enough for us.

The room we were allocated was in the 4 storey apartment block and the room was very large. It had a miniature kitchen and a balcony that overlooked the bay. All modern features and decor too.

There is a private beach on Mission Bay which you can use with free recliners and chairs here, excellent for a place to relax and watch the world go by.

Location: This was excellent, it's within a 5 minute walk of the main beach where there are plenty of bars and a few places to eat here. We were there on St Patricks day and this was excellent, everyone was in the spirit and got into it. One thing to remember though, they wouldn't accept our UK drivers license as ID to enter the pub, so we had to take our passports.

Sea World is a 5 minute drive away from this hotel as well, so if you're planning on making the trip, then this is ideal.

Bahia Party Boat: We were very surprise that we were given tickets to this on our stay, we didn't even know that this was something the hotel offered, but there's a Mississippi padel steamer that goes around Mission Bay to their sister hotel and does drop offs so you can visit the other side of the bay. Whilst this costs $10 if you're not a hotel guest, all you need to do is show your room key upon boarding for a free trip.

There's a bar and a DJ on the 2nd flood of the boat and a a sitting area on the bottom and top decks where you can enjoy a beer and watch the sights whilst cruising around the bay. Just check the times they are running along with seasonal opening times as they do change.

Overall, an excellent hotel which I would certainly visit again!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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oceanside, ca
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

This beautufully located hotel could use a facelift, but otherwise is clean, charming and it is situated on water and extremely close to Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. I would stay there again.
It is also close to downtown and the airport.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
#11 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#49 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#72 Business Hotel in San Diego
#79 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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