Bahia Resort Hotel

3 stars
View map of 998 W. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109

Hotel Overview

3.7/5

Overall score

83%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8
Luxury Mission Bay hotel on private peninsula with seal pool
Situated on its own 14-acre peninsula in Mission Bay, the Bahia Resort Hotel exudes privacy. The hotel dates back to the 1950s. Today it features a tropical garden and a seal pool with two seals on loan from the San Diego Zoological Society. The hotel also owns and operates the Bahia Bell, an authentic 19th-century sternwheeler. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. The on-site Mediterranean restaurant, Café Bahia, serves three meals a day.
Highlights
  • Private location away from other resorts
  • Marvel at seals in the seal pool or relax in a tropical garden
  • 19th-century sternwheeler, a great option for special events
Rooms

The Bahia Resort Hotel's 314 rooms, including 26 suites feature views of Mission Bay or the Pacific Ocean. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, hair dryer and signature bath products. Suites vary in size and feature sitting areas and kitchenettes. There also are a handful of beachfront cottages. All guests receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. High-speed Internet access also is available (fees apply).

Features

The Bahia Resort Hotel dates back to 1953, when the property opened with 52 rooms. It has grown gradually since then.

Today, the property features a tropical garden and a seal pool with two seals on loan from the San Diego Zoological Society. The hotel also owns and operates the Bahia Belle, an authentic 19th-century sternwheeler that circles Mission Bay on a regular boat cruise.

All guests have complimentary access to the on-site heated outdoor pool, as well as a fitness center with LifeCardio and LifeFitness equipment. There's also a video arcade on property. The hotel offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Mediterranean-style Café Bahia, which boasts an outdoor patio for al fresco meals. The on-site lounge, Tangier Bar, offers Happy Hour seven days a week.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • San Diego Trolley (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • San Diego International Airport (4 mi/6 km)
Attractions
  • Mission Bay Park (4 blocks)
  • Old Town (2 mi/3 km)
  • Sea World (3 mi/5 km)
  • Point Loma (4 mi/6 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (5 mi/8 km)
  • Petco Park (6 mi/10 km)
Business
  • 20,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Bahia Bell, a 19th-century sternwheeler, available for special events
  • 24-hour business center
  • Mission Bay Ballroom has views of Pacific Ocean
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Bahia Resort Hotel Rooms

Suite Room
One queen or two double beds and a full sofa bed in the living area, located in one- or two-story buildings with private balconies or patios overlooking Mission Bay. Kitchenettes with refrigerator and cookware. Two TVs and multi-line phones. (Request for specific bedding type will be noted but cannot be guaranteed).
Bay View Studio
Bay View Studio offers an impressive bay view, 460 square feet of living room space, complete with a full kitchen. Each studio has one king bed or two full beds and a pull out sofa bed (request for specific bedding type will be noted but cannot be guaranteed), Free Parking, with a Maximum number of occupants 6.
Garden View Studio
These rooms offer an impressive 460 square feet of living room space, complete with a full kitchen. Each studio has one king bed or two full beds and a pull out sofa bed (requests for specific bedding type will be noted but cannot be guaranteed). Free Parking, with a Maximum number of occupants 6.
Garden Room
One queen or two double beds, located in one-or two-story buildings around the center of the property, surrounded by rare and unique palm gardens. Large working space and sitting area. Coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, hairdryer. (Request for specific bedding type will be noted but cannot be guaranteed).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Map

32.7721 -117.2486
Area served
Mission Bay, San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport
Area description
Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Balboa Park, La Jolla, Mexico two blocks from the Pacific Ocean/Mission Beach area.

Nearby points of interest

  • Belmont Park: 0.2 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 1.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.2 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 3 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.6 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 4.3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 5.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 5.9 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 6.2 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 6.3 mi
  • Belmont Park: 0.2 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 1.6 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 1.9 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 2.2 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 3 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 3.3 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 3.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 3.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 3.4 mi
  • Heritage Park: 3.6 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 4.3 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 5.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 5.9 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 6.2 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 6.3 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 6.3 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 6.3 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 6.3 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 6.3 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 6.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 6.4 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 6.5 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 6.5 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 6.5 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 6.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 6.6 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 6.7 mi
  • PETCO Park: 7 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 8.8 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 12.6 mi
  • Legoland: 25 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 25.7 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,121.3 mi

Dining

Tangier Lounge
Cocktail lounge open daily with nightly entertainment.
Bahia Cafe
Casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast buffet served daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (312)

Ratings and reviews for Bahia Resort Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
312 out of 312
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Murrell Family
Business
N/A
May 21, 2015

Family Trip (May 2015)

Traveling with the family (four of us) can sometimes be difficult, but the stay at Bahia made us all comfortable and we felt safe. All staff, from front desk/gift shop/car driver/housekeeping al had smiles on their face and seemed to genuinely want to assist. I was most impressed with all the other events going on and yet the hotel staff still made me feel like I wasn't ignored. Also traveling with family, it was very helpful having a laundry on-site. We will for sure be back! Thank You, Murrell Family

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Diego Z.
Business
Whittier
May 11, 2015

Great for Seaworld

Perfect location if you want to go to SeaWorld. Good restaurants in the area (need driving)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rebecca W.
Business
Denver
May 9, 2015

loved it

It was actually pretty nice I thought. We had a garden view room and the kids loved the baby duck families and the pool and hot tub were big and the beach was walking distance with a little amusement park right there. Will visit again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daniel D.
Business
Des Moines
May 3, 2015

Great place!!

Great location. We got the suite with the kitchen right on the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tommy T.
Business
Fullerton
Mar 12, 2015

Romantic trip

We got the room on sale for $99 with a great view of the beach from the balcony. 3 short block walk to Mission beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Randy L.
Business
Barnard
Mar 4, 2015

Moving Trip

Was really surprised that there was no complementary coffee in the Check-in area. I had to catch airport shuttle at 6 am and there was nowhere to get coffee. The airport shuttle cost you $12

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shanai T.
Business
saint louis
Feb 23, 2015

awesome personal trip

Love the bahia resort every time I visit San diego

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tmtru.et
Business
N/A
Jan 20, 2015

Nice get away.

Great experience, beautiful views through out the property and its location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
christine g.
Business
san jacinto
Jan 15, 2015

The Bahia is Fabulous

The staff is friendly, the amenities are really wonderful with lush landscape, tennis courts, shuffleboard, rentals and of course the bay just a few feet away. We love the Cabana's and when I booked a studio I was ready to down grade in order to stay in a Cabana. Mike upgraded us to a Cabana Suite, what a nice surprise! The room was great and had a bedroom with 2 beds and a fold-out couch. We had a campfire on the beach & roasted hot dogs & marshmallows-like camping except without any of the downside. They even have a rescue seal on-site and a beautiful view of Sea World and the Bay. The pool is nice, this is a great place to stay if you have kids. I miss it already, the Bahia is the best hotel in Mission Bay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Bring your bikes or rent some, Belmont Park is a short walk away and the weather is a fabulous 75 degrees even in December. Go see Old Town!

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
APKHOU
Business
Katy
Jan 5, 2015

Nice Hotel, could be better ... if the checkin-staff were a bit more helpful!

The hotel is nice - in a good location. For some reason, the check-in staff was kind of not in a good mood... Looking at their website, we were expected that they would have a complimentary cruise around the bay, but we were told that that is only during summer (which we missed or could not find on their website). WiFi was super slow - since they try to upsell you to a premium service for $10 per day or so... which apparently is a new trend now a days in many hotels!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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