Our family stayed at the Bahia for 3 nights at the end of July. Our room was not ready when we attempted to check in early (noonish), but we gave our number to the front desk so they could text us when it was. When we had not received a text by 3:00, we decided to go back and ask again. The room was still not ready, so we waited in the lobby, where they had lemonade and cookies. We were very tired after our flight from MA and really just wanted to settle in. We were disappointed that our room was not ready until 4:15, at which point we were given a $50 gift certificate to use at their restaurant since the hotel does guarantee a 4:00 check-in. Even when we arrived at the room, the housekeeper was still there finishing up. Although we got off to a difficult start, we ended up enjoying our stay.
The property is a bit out-dated, and I thought the exterior needed some refreshing. Our room was large, had 2 queen beds, and was on the east side of the property, overlooking the public beach. There was a public road/parking that separated the hotel from the bay. Knowing this now, I wish we had requested a room on the 2nd floor. It would have been more enjoyable to take in the view from the balcony.
The pool was fantastic! I loved that it ranged from 2.5 feet deep to 10 feet deep! The shallow end was perfect for my non-swimmer, where he could splash around comfortably. My older son loved doing cannon balls in the deep end. The pool at the Bahia was his favorite part of our whole vacation (and we even went to Disneyland!).
The private beach area was very nice and it was cheap to rent a paddle board. It was just a short walk to Mission Beach and Mission Park. The location was perfect! We had such a great time that I was able to look past the problem areas and would definitely recommend this resort.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bahia Hotel San Diego
- Bahia Resort San Diego