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“new years mess”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

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Bahia Resort Hotel
Ranked #26 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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Alpine, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“new years mess”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

hotel is in a very good location, clean inside and out. went there for new years on the bahia belle. we have done the cruse for years. always had a great time. the music was a two person band that has played there for over 30 years. so much fun, they play all kinds of music. this year the hotel went to a dj that was so bad. if you asked for a good song he acted like he was doing you a favor. we were off by 10:00. it was that bad. some time ago three guys jumped off the belle and one died. this is who they want to cater too. if you talk or call you get different answers to the same question. iam so sorry about all of this. now we have to find a new "new years" spot.

Room Tip: we had room 110 (any number close to it). great room! bay on one side and pool on other. 1 story, GR...
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

This was our second visit to the Bahia for Christmas. Our previous visit was a few years ago. The staff are very friendly and the christmas dinner was outstanding and we would thoroughly recommend anyone considering this next year. This is one of the highlights of our vacation.

The low point: whilst we had a fantastic view of the bay from our bayside room, it is very tired and desperately in need of a refurb. There was no heating in the room which on a cold December day was needed. Despite contacting the maintenance people, we were advised that this is normal and you need to keep the setting on low to provide a heat. Poor response cause quite clearly there was no heat.

Would stay again and highly recommend the location but they need to update their rooms.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Wanted to go to San Diego for New Years eve with two other couples. I chose the Bahia because we didn't want to be in the middle of the Gas Lamp District with masses of people. The Bahia was a wonderful choice.
Quiet, clean well equipped rooms, on the water and beautiful manicured grounds. We had appetizers in our room, then off to dinner, back in time for the fireworks in the bay at Sea World and the Midway. Will be back for sure.

Room Tip: We wanted to make sure we could see the fireworks, so they set recommended building 6. We all had g...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We got the Bayview with Kitchen rooms in the north building, and my whole family rated the room/hotel as 90+ over 100 because like it very much. With a pretty spacious room, TV, patio, kitchen, and bay view, plus a good price (~$75 per night as we got the 4-nights-for-3 promotion with a normal price of $99). It is a five-min drive from Sea World and walking distance to the beach... We will want to reside here again in the future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Bahia to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had an amazing time. Our room had a great view of Mission Bay and we went on the William D. Evans for a cruise along Mission Bay. There's some really good inexpensive restaurants all within walking distance from the Bahia. We had an unforgettable time and I can't wait to come back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Bahia and had a great time. We had a beautiful view of Mission Bay. The staff was friendly and provided us with many dining options within walking distance. We also took a stroll down the boardwalk on Mission Beach. We had so much fun and the weather was perfect!

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Mariposa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We were there for a union convention and were pleasantly surprised! Very quiet and a great location! Restaurant on site was good and the banquet food was above average. Loved the gift shop! Check out was a breeze! The best part was that you're in walking distance of the beach and can walk for miles from the San Diego River north!

Room Tip: Request a bayside room. If the airport noise bothers you, just turn on the fan on the AC/heater for...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Bahia Resort Hotel
Address: 998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in San Diego
#8 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#48 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
#70 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: 313
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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