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“Brazilian Carnaval Dinner Show at the Bahia Hotel”
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Bahia Resort Hotel
Ranked #29 of 286 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Me and my husband have been to the Brazilian Carnaval Dinner Show at the Bahia Hotel and it was a really nice experience! As a Brazilian, I can assure that the food is authentic and delicious! I can say the same about the performances, different dances, capoeira and a great Brazilian band! We had such a good time in a beautiful environment with a perfect sunset! Congratulations to Macarena and Kadi for the beautiful event!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family has been coming to the Bahia and creating memories for 25 years, ever since our honeymoon. So, for us, when we arrive every summer, it's like going back in time. The "Bahia Bell" is still there, crossing the bay throughout the night, and my three kids, 20, 18, 10 years old, STILL get excited to "board" rustic boat. The beach outside our room is still spotless and smoothed over every morning, perfect for building sand castles, playing smash ball or just relaxing as we listen to the seagulls overhead and the rhythm of the wind playing with the riggings and the masts of the sailboats docked close by. We still begin our bike rides and jogs around the bay's boardwalk RIGHT in front of the hotel. Still soak our bodies in the perfectly heated hot tub/pool at the end of the day. Most importantly, WE CAN STILL COUNT ON THE MOST COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL STAFF I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. The owners should write a book on positive work culture. ( Either that or something's in the water!) We still don't have to worry about whether or not we can afford these accommodations though, because this hotel is built for "regular folks." Throughout the years, there has always been a room for our budget. ** The only thing that has changed is the décor of the rooms. They have definitely kept up with the times. However, when the my family pulls up to the Bahia, we get the same feeling as when we pull up to Disneyland. Both were built by family-oriented "visionaries." Both are timeless in all the right ways.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Tom B
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

I am currently pregnant, expecting a child in three weeks. I decided
to bring my family to this resort for relaxation, but instead received
nothing but severe distress and my belongings theft. I arrived and the
room we had booked, with the front desk rep wasn't available upon
request. I checked in on July 5, 2014, and to my surprise the room
was a "shack". The air conditioning had a very bad odor coming from it
and made all types of weird sounds. I also noticed inside the
restroom, the toilet and bathtub paint was peeling. The carpet had an
old smell, definitely needs more than a regular shampoo. Curtains have
moldy looking particles all over it. To say the least I was highly

The following day my family and I were moved to the correct room.
Enroute of changing rooms, I was missing some of my property. I had
informed the front desk, and then was forwarded to housekeeping. Upon
speaking to housekeeping, they transferred me to security. Security
informed me that the front desk was the one to contact. Cindy at front
desk stated, " I am not disturbing my guests and nothing can be done
tonight" I explained the urgency and importance of my property. I
informed her this is my work material and I needed this item to return
to work the next day. Then she hung up on me. My very last resort was
to go on the floor of the room I was currently in. Reminder I am about
to give birth literally in three weeks, and I am going through this
horrible experience. I barely can even walk at this point. So I call
again to front desk to ask her to please send housekeeping to check
the room for my valuables. She informed me that I am "Loitering". Even
though I am still currently a hotel guest. This is the highest form of
disrespect. So now a loiterer makes hotel reservations and spends over
$500 for a 2-night stay?

One hr. and a half later still going through it!!! Housekeeping
stated, "my belongings were not in the room". THIS HAS BEEN THE WORST

  • Stayed: July 2014
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2  Thank Shaina G
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Stayed here with our grandchildren who had a great time1 They loved riding the Bahia Belle, playing by the beach, swimming in the beautiful pool and running down the many pathways that weave through the resort. Service was very friendly, we had a great room and food was great! Will come again...

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff, great room, near bay and beaches. Enjoyed restaurant and lounge. Cruise on paddle boat was great. Liked being walking distance to Mission Beach and restaurants. Pool and jacuzzi were heated and very good.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
2  Thank ddvorovy
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stayed in much nicer places for less. Rooms were dated (clean at least tho). Their "beach" is a bay inlet the size of a small lake with some sand around it. Don't expect an actual garden view if you book a "garden view room"... Expect concrete, blacktop, a constant line of cars driving by and loads of people outside your door.... So clearly don't expect to open the curtains on ur untinted 1960's patio door unless you fancy people looking right in your room. Was a very nice venue for a wedding but for the average traveler, it was not worth the price they charge (especially since they are unaccomodating to discounts)... Take your money elsewhere.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank G G
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This hotel had an amazing amount of benefits. It was a ten minute walk to the beach and we could go swimming in the bay. Also my kids could participate in a kids activity event and the instructors were the kindest people and handled them very well. We also went paddle boarding for a very small amount of money. We got complimentary tickets for a cruise and two free breakfast buffets. Overall this was the best hotel I've stayed at!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank Baybayocean
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Additional Information about Bahia Resort Hotel

Address: 998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
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
#74 Family Hotel in San Diego
Price Range: $136 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Bahia Resort San Diego

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