I won't say our stay here was terrible, but I will say it could have been significantly better. I would not stay here again. I would, however, compliment the photographer that took the photos posted on the hotel website, because he/she is a photographic genius. The place did not look similar to what was advertised. We booked a package deal through Orbitz, and I got the general impression that this may have been part of the problem. We arrived at about 3:30 in the afternoon, 1/2 before check-in time. There was a problem with the reservation, which took them 45 minutes to figure out. The entire time, we were listening to the concierge desk staff offer arriving guests their choice of rooms. When our turn came, they did not give us a choice, and did not give us the type of room we had requested (and paid for a month previously) on Orbitz. To their credit, they did give us $25 in food/drink credit. When we arrived at the room, the accommodations were not suitable for habitation. The mold/mildew smell was so strong that I was concerned that I would have allergy problems, let alone my more allergy-prone boyfriend. There was also flood damage and stains on the carpet. I asked for a room change, and we were taken to a room in a more recently renovated area of the hotel. This room was much more acceptable, but there were a lot of little issues, such as the cheap towel racks continually falling off the walls, the shampoo/conditioner not matching, and the suspicious wet cleaner spot about a foot across right in front of the bathroom door. I really didn't want to know what might have been there. Once, when we asked for a change of sheets, the maid came to the room and merely made the bed, rather than change the sheets. We had to call again, and waited quite a while before anything was amended. The fitness center was not in great condition, although the pool and the hot tub were fine. We ate breakfast, which was overpriced, but decent. I don't know about the rest of the food. In sum, definitely not a great stay, and not worth the money, but it wasn't horrific.
- 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