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“Nice hotel with great view”
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Bahia Resort Hotel
Ranked #32 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice hotel with great view”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at a bay front room. The room was a bit small but was clean. The beds were very comfortable.

It was nice having the bay front room to just sit out and relax by the bay. It was a great view. There were chairs just outside our room to sit and also along the beach area. We had ducks come up to us in the morning in front of our room while we were sitting outside.

We did not actually get in the bay or rent the equipment offered but did watch several people paddle boarding out there.

The hotel is in a great location. The hotel was within walking distance of Mission Beach and Belmont Park. We had wonderful time on the beach.

We did go on the Bahia Belle in the evening during their family time on the boat. It was very relaxing.

We enjoyed the pool and hot tub on the property. Pool was a bit chilly but we adjusted quickly and the hot tub was very nice. Both were very spacious.

Parking was convenient. Was able to park right outside the room.

We did not eat there as food seemed pricey, but there are several other options within driving distance or you can also walk to Belmont Park for food options.

They had good customer service. Anytime we had a problem, we would call the front desk and they would respond immediately. We had to call for a few issues including having the room cleaned. But again, they took care of any issues immediately.

Overall we enjoyed the hotel and enjoyed our view of the bay.

Stayed August 2014
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had been travelling for nearly 24 hours by the time we arrived so tired and a bit tetchy we got our room at 9pm in the dark. We had a family room for two adults and one 16 year old who had a double bed sofa made up. Room was second floor, and in the morning we realised it was overlooking the marina, utterly beautiful. Only had breakfast here, which was good, pancakes, cinnamon toast and full American, plus good coffee. We moved on to our next resort after a couple of days, but are dreaming of coming back soon as we can.
Hotel beach is lovely and the main town beach is great and a bit surfy .fab place.
We did all our bookings through World Travel Experts in London, very impressed.

Room Tip: Pretty much all rooms have a good view from what we could see
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Ruth H
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our 3rd trip was without surprises, Ray ( in Transportation ) was way above the norm, he picked us up at the airport and made sure we had all the extra's, we could not take with us on the plane but needed before we reached the hotel. Ray is better than family to us and always makes sure we get where we are going in comfort and on time. We will mis him greatly, until our next trip. The Hotel check in was, as always quick and we were taken to our large suite with hugh patio, over looking the bay and all its activities. It is hard for my wife and i to get around, so it is important to have a great view. One of the SEAL's passed on but Gracie was still there and was fun to watch. Perhaps they will find a new partner for Gracie before our next trip. The Service at the pool was great and the pool was as always clean and tidy and the Pool/towel man went out of his way to find a small board for my son, to use for all of our stay. If you are looking for a place to stay, thats well maintained and close but not to close to all the attractions in this area, STAY HERE and relax----WE DO.

Room Tip: We prefer a Patio over a balcony, over looking all the activities in the bay.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Thank James H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a standard room (whatever that means) booked at the Bahia through Trailfinders. I should say that this had not been our first choice, but because we were staying during Comic Con week, hotels book-up very quickly.

On our arrival at reception (after an 11 hour fligtht from the UK) we were told that all the "doubles" were gone and an alternative room had to be arranged. This proved to be a Bay View Studio (with kitchen area). Bedding & towels very clean, though decor of suite seemed dated to us

If you like quiet rooms away from hotel arranged events such as Carnival night and the flexibility of self catering then this is the room for you. We had a brilliant view of Mission Bay & all the water sports. Complimentary tickets for a single trip on the Bahia Belle were included in the room price

We encountered 3 problems:
1. The floor linoleum in the kitchen area had recently been relayed, which made the kitchen floor sticky, as periodically glue squirted out from between the tiles.
2. Air con was very noisy and basically useless (it was at floor level & blasted in to a corner) so we turned it off most times
3. The in room safe was already locked - but security attended quickly to re-set this

Plus SIdes
Loved the pool - if you like it quiet, go early
Gift shop has good hours and useful stock items - we also booked our tickets to San Diego zoo through them (bit cheaper than buying them at the zoo)

Other Considerations
Breakfast is not included in the room price and we thought a bit pricey - but once we knew we had a kitchen area we used that instead
Need transport to get into San DIego.e.g. car, taxi or public transport. We used and would highly recommend the MTS transport system (buses & trolley cars), which were really clean, and generally helpful to tourists getting round SD

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

30+ guests at the resort for 2 days without a hitch. Restaurant was able to seat 25 within 15min. Excellent food. Tangier Bar, karaoke nite was a blast. Marina Suite rooms very quiet - Overall fantastic experience .

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank dan m
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Orange, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Came here with my family for mine and my mothers birthday. We had booked a bay view room which we they had sad was part of the building behind the bay front rooms. They upgraded us though do to it being their to celebrate birthdays. The front desk also gave us a card signed by them and a wine cheese platter as a complimentary gift. We picked up a box of and it wine for the gift shop which was amazing, I typically refuse to drink box wine. We also rented a sailboat at their rental spot, and it was really reasonable and the guys were helpful. Overall, this resort is very accommodating, they go the extra mile, and I would absolute stay here again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Bahia was excellent in providing the guests of my wedding with exceptional care. My guests loved the service, rooms, and views! In addition, they enjoyed the location and close proximity to the beaches! The staff kept in correspondence with me during the planning of my wedding and were extremely helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Katy M
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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
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
#9 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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