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“Lovely location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bahia Resort Hotel
Ranked #28 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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“Lovely location”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chico, California
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Bahia Resort Hotel
Address: 998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Location: United States > California > San Diego
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:
#7 Green Hotel in San Diego
#8 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#49 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#71 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bahia Resort Hotel is a welcoming waterfront property located on a 14-acre picturesque peninsula in San Diego’s scenic Mission Bay. Featuring spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and lush tropical gardens as well as friendly service and comfortable accommodations, Bahia Resort Hotel is the ideal destination for an authentic Southern California beach getaway. Impressive accommodations are key at the Bahia; guests may choose between our deluxe studios and suites, each with its own balcony or patio and a full range of amenities. Further room options include kitchenettes, direct access to the beach and views of the sparkling bay and our expansive tropical gardens. At Bahia Resort Hotel we ensure you receive all the comforts and amenities needed to enjoy your vacation. Staying at the Bahia grants guests easy access to an array of dining options, including our signature restaurant Cafe Bahia, which offer international cuisine served amid this indoor-outdoor tropical paradise. At our Moroccan-inspired Tangier Lounge, guests enjoy crafty drinks alongside a crackling fireplace and live piano bar. Beyond the Bahia, seemingly countless options offering an array of culinary experiences are just minutes away. For those seeking to spend their vacation on the water, Bahia Resort Hotel boasts an assortment of options. Headlining these choices is the Bahia Belle, an 1860s-era sternwheeler that tours guests around the bay nightly. Step back in time and enjoy a colorful sunset and views of the bay’s playful seals from the top deck, then prepare to kick up your heels as the vessel becomes a vibrant nightlife destination with live entertainment and a full-service bar. Additional nearby water activities include sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing and more though nobody will blame you for simply relaxing on our soft sand beaches or at our sparkling pool. Back on land, the Bahia boasts a fitness center, kids’ arcade, tennis courts and bicycle and Segway rentals. Within walking distance guests can also explore Belmont Park, an oceanfront amusement park featuring the Great Dipper, a wooden roller coaster and designated historic landmark built in 1925. Take in the picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean during a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk, go rock climbing, or play miniature golf in this popular beachfront locale. Traveling further afield is a breeze, as the Bahia’s location is ideal for those seeking to experience San Diego’s major attractions. The Bahia Resort Hotel is located directly across from SeaWorld and is within 10 miles from the world famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Downtown’s Gaslamp District and the San Diego International Airport. The Bahia Resort Hotel is owned and operated by Evans Hotels, a San Diego-based hospitality group that also includes the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The Bahia is a reflection of all that “America’s Finest City” has to offer ‒ from year-round perfect weather and soft sandy beaches to dazzling Pacific Ocean sunsets ‒ and we look forward to helping you create your picture perfect Southern California getaway. ... more   less 
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