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Bahia Resort Hotel
Ranked #30 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

We loved our week at this resort, especially because we had a very comfortable updated room. We overlooked the Bay and had a small kitchen area as well as 2 queen beds and a balcony where we could watch the fireworks at Sea World each night. The pool area was good, the service was friendly and helpful, the food was actually very good for a hotel of its kind, and the location near Sea World, the beach and a lot of restaurants was excellent. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

We booked two rooms here, indicating that we would like conjoining rooms or at least rooms on the same floor. We ended up getting rooms in two totally different buildings.
Everything after the room location was completely perfect. The rooms themselves are very nice. When requesting more towels, housekeeping brought them to us almost instantly. The restaurant on property is very nice. Ate there twice. Taylor was our server both times and she was excellent. The pool has a very nice toddler area that is 2' deep. Since we were with two kids under 3, it did kind of bug me that there were a lot of BIG kids jumping/splashing in the toddler pool, but that really isn't the hotel's fault. The landscaping of the hotel is beautiful. There are lots of friendly ducks roaming around. The best part is the private beach on Mission Bay. The hotel is about 200 yards away from the main beach, too.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We got married in June and, Lindsay made us feel like royalty when we booked our wedding and, when we hit a snag on the week of our wedding. Beth was amazing but, no one told us there was turnover and we had no communication for a month. We had specified an allergy I (the bride) have and made it clear to both Beth and the new event coordinator and somehow, there was still an issue with this the day of the wedding. Again, Lindsay saved the day by coming to see me and really made me feel special on my wedding day. The Bahia itself (hotel reservations) did not treat my guests the right way, overcharging them if they indicated they were with our wedding and, in spite of contacting management this was not remedied. It was an up and down experience but the wedding ended up beautiful and the good was great!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We visited the hotel to see the Carnaval on a Thursday evening. We were greeted with big smiles and a warm welcome. There was lots of excitement, with animals that were brought in from the Wild Animal Park nearby, an outstanding selection of tasty, authentic Brazilian food, and a spectacular show of music, dance, drumming, and acrobatics. Our kids had the opportunity to dance on stage with the performers and enjoyed that greatly. The performers definitely made it fun to watch. It was a super evening for our family that we'd highly recommend to both locals and out of towners.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I got married at the Bahia 5 years ago. We loved every second of it. So we decided to go back on our 5th anniversary this year. We had a great time walking around, enjoying the views and walking through the ballroom we celebrated in. The staff there are exceptional and always willing to go out o their way to make their guests happy. Thank you for making our memories there a special one!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Thank you to all Bahia staff for the excellent service received by our guests this past May. It was the second time we have been to the Bahia with this group, and appreciate the dependable service and care that each individual guest receives. The food is excellent and we love the atmosphere, location, and cleanliness of all rooms, meeting space and of course the beach. A special thanks to Jennifer Gale and Monique Sullivan for their personal responsiveness to each of our requests. It is a pleasure working with you.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We've been coming to Mission for 20 years. The Bahia is a marvel to behold. The best kept secret for families vacationing in SD. We paid $197 for a clean A/C'd 2 bed room at a resort property that's on the bay and a 3 minute walk to the greatest beach with crazy big waves with an amusement park with an old time roller coaster, with affordable easy restaurants around. Just an old time fun beach community that gets admittedly sketchy on weekends. Locals come in etc. It ain't Del Mar, but your kids will never ever get bored. So much to do. Oh, Bahia, so they have a large pool with a 10ft deep section and a kiddy section. Movies at the pool at night time, closes at 11:00. You can see SeaWorld fireworks every night from the resort beach on the bay. Kids love to swim in the pool after a long day at the beach. Drinks and food at the pool. Very good restaurant. Nice quiet morning breakfast with buffet. Pot of coffee on the table. A rescue sea lion at a large sanctuary. She's blind and precious and loved by Bahia management. Crazy large clean pond for a large family of ducks with babies. Literally, Momma ducks walking with their babies all over the resort. Adorable. Tennis, shuffleboard, rent bikes, canoes. Don't need to drive anywhere. I can go on. For the price, it's the best family summer vacation in San Diego. The kids will be on overload and sleep at night. We then went on the booze cruise. Riverboat type around the bay. Crazy. Love Bahia and it gets better every year.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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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
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: $144 - $330 (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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