The outside grounds and garden areas are immaculate and the gardens are well cared for. The front 'seal pool' is well done, compares well to some Sea World exhibits.
Pool is heated, sauna, fitness center are excellent. Many walking/biking trails.
The 'Business center' is a small room with a single PC and printer. Good for printing on-line ticket vouchers.
Room rental was 'Bay View' Room (a suite). Beds clean and comfortable. Kitchen and Bath had been refurbished at some point, although they told me this was not a refurbished room. Furniture condition good. Free internet is both regular wireless and also wired. Two TV's, free HBO. Can get internet on the TV but who does that?
I overheard two other customers asking for better rooms, and getting them. You might do well to ask if unsatisfied with your room. If you have a complaint take it to the front desk to see if they can satisfy any shortcomings. I found that staff went to great lengths to make the stay better. Great hotel staff and reservation desk. Hotel emailed a satisfaction survey form after our stay.
Booking - I received a MUCH better room rate by calling the hotel phone instead of using the website. Suite was $152 per night for 4 nights over the Christmas holiday, compared to about $186 for the same thing on the web. 'Bay View Suite', is large suite type room with two queen beds and a convert couch. Prices in the area can be crazy but I thought this was a good value, especially over xmas when holiday rates can spike.
My only unresolved complaint was that the side bedroom was dark and cold (Main room in-wall heater did not ever do much to heat the side room, and only had small desk lamps in the room). Apparently they could not help with a space heater. Note: San Diego can be cold this time of year at night.
Location - you can easily walk to either Mission Bay (smooth water play area) or Mission Beach (big waves and surfing). A nice little market with reasonable prices about a block away, many parks, marina rentals, beaches nearby. The hotel has a section of private beach, but we found the area entirely uncrowded this time of year.
- 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