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Bahia Resort Hotel
Ranked #28 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Tolleson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Place....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Really Enjoyed the service. Esperanza, the room attendant was particularly great. The location was great and the view was beautiful. Really enjoyed ourselves. Hope to make it back again. The only thing is that we needed to get our A/C fixed and maybe the Buildings could use an upgrade.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Kudos to Josh at the front desk for switching our room to one that was renovated. The older rooms are pretty rundown, so get a renovated room. The property was quiet, housekeeping was great. Can't comment on the onsite restaurants. We didn't patronize them because the reviews were less than favorable. The location is excellent. All around Mission Bay and 1/4 mile to the ocean and Belmont park. VERY comfy bed. This place was money well spent!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Cumming, Georgia
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41 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

My wife and I booked this place for a two day stay near Mission Beach and the staff was very friendly and very helpful, food in the restaurant wasn't bad, and was in a great area. But...and here's the bad news... Carpet in hallways was old and musty... room was very out dated, carpet was filthy, and room smelled old and musty. I have allergies and it affected me really bad.
From what we can tell this place needs a major renovation. Pool area was nice, and surrounding beach was nice but room was unacceptable. We would not go back and if you want some good advice there are better hotels in the area. Sorry BAHIA but you guys need to spend some $$$ and get this place caught up.

Room Tip: If there is a renovated area we never saw it... Room smelled awful.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Mesa, Arizona
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152 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Stayed here for three nights and had a great time! This place is within walking distance to all the Mission Bay fun. Park your car and go to the beach, rent the bikes from the resort for a ride up the boardwalk, huge park across the street ,Belmont Park, Luigi's Pizza, plus all the bars! Very congested area! Walking is SOOO much better. Beautiful grounds on the property. Everyone is correct, the rooms could use some updating but not at all unacceptable. The check in was right at four, so request a early check in even on a wed. They were a bit slow due to what we saw, two weddings going on. They (at this time) offer a free bay cruise. Fun. It was nice being cold out there cause I live in Phoenix! They have a nice little lounge and a cute outdoor eating area for breakfast. Pool was clean and warm and so was the spa. They have a pool in the front for injured seals that was really cool. Could watch them all day. I would return to this Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bill85210
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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Bahia for a week on a long overdue vacation. From check-in through-out the week we were impressed with the activities available and the service provided by the staff. Clark at the front desk was very professional and efficient. Great tips on places to go with some discount cards available. The restaurant was excellent if you get tired of traveling around. Our room was clean and good enough but nothing fancy (didn't get a kitchen). Wifi was free as was parking that a lot of other places charge for. Tara was our waitress for a meal and was very friendly and appropriately efficient. We had 3 meals there and the food was always excellent.

One thing we noticed, if you are coming from another state, is that we could sleep with our sliding door open a foot or two. There are no flies, mosquitoes, or bugs there! Overnight temps were in the mid-70's and highs were in the mid-80's to 90. Amazing weather! In fact, there is no weather - it is just perfect all the time! Which is why people live there and pay those Calif taxes, but that is another story.

Don't miss seeing the seals get fed at 9 am and 2 pm. Also walk around behind the pool and discover the walking path snaking around the beautiful jungle of trees and plants and the lagoon with all the ducks hidden in the center of the property.

We could have saved some money with a cheaper place but we really feel like we got our money's worth for the features and peace of mind that the staff was competent and the place was safe and clean with lots of activities on site or close by.

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: The basic rooms are pretty basic. We did have a nice big TV for some morning news. Spend more to get...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Perfect location but very tired hotel. My friend and I had stayed at the apartment building for one night and the entire building looked very outdated. Beds not comfortable, couch very dirty no one wanted to sit on it and the washroom so small with no countertop. Will not go back for sure.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doradido
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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We planned a dinner cruise at the Bahia Resort on the Evan D. Williams Sternwheeler for 110 people and had the most amazing time.

I had contacted the resort to see what type of dinner options they had available for our group of 100 students visiting from Monterrey, Mexico. We wanted something that would be unique and memorable to end their study abroad tour here in San Diego, which would also be attended by their professors. To say that the Bahia did a great job is an understatement! It was exactly what we were hoping for, plus so much more. They gave us the entire sternwheeler, a 3-course meal, and a beautiful cruise in Mission Bay during sunset - all within our budget.
From the very first point of contact to the day after our event, we were extremely pleased with the service!! We cannot wait to use them again for future events and I would highly recommend them to other coordinators or people looking for an awesome event!

A special thank you to Beth Hunt and Macarena for their exceptional service and attention to detail in helping us plan our event! It was a night to remember.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bahia Resort Hotel

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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