Bahia Resort Hotel

3 stars
998 W. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
269 reviews
Fantastic Family get away

My experience at the resort was tremendously excellent. My daughters birthday the staff surprised... See full review

  • Clarydottie
  • Sep 7, 2014
great hotel

a room was clean and spacious and the location is really good. See full review

  • Y's mom
  • Sep 6, 2014
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
  • Sea World: 1.3 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
  • Belmont Park: 0.2 mi
  • Sea World: 1.3 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
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 6.9 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:
1600
Check-out:
1200

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 (269)

Ratings and reviews for Bahia Resort Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
269 out of 269
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Clarydottie
Norwalk, CA
Sep 7, 2014

Fantastic Family get away

My experience at the resort was tremendously excellent. My daughters birthday the staff surprised her with milk and cookies at night which it was geneorous in there part. Highly recommend the resort we felt at home. we didnt want to leave,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Boat ride was nice and relaxing

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Y's mom
San Jose
Sep 6, 2014

great hotel

a room was clean and spacious and the location is really good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
aekchoi
Castro Valley, CA
Sep 5, 2014

Fantastic place for family

The hotel's location can't be better than this. a few steps from the beach and surrounded by lots of parks and attractions for kids. We enjoyed so much with your 2 year-old and we will definitely go back to Bahia!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

everything is close by.

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Froogle Traveler
Business
NJ
Aug 18, 2014

Amazing location and area, but could use some upgrades

I loved the location. The pool, food, and staff were great. I was surprised to walk in the room and see the outdated fixtures, and poor linen. I had a suite which included a small kitchen. It was nice to have but definitely not high quality. The bed was comfortable though! I was not happy with being on the first floor with a giant slider to the outside. It would be ok but the lock was not up to par. Again, could use some upgrades. Other than that, it was nice. Many families having fun. Beautiful location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

About a mile up the road is a supermarket and a less crowded section of the beach. It is beautiful! Take about a mile up the road to Ralphs(grocery store), buy some stuff and enjoy the area around you while saving some money!

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Disappointed in San Diego
Danville, CA
Aug 17, 2014

Disappointing

The staff at Bahia were very nice but the rooms were not clean (found a receipt from July 9 when we stayed in mid Aug) along with actual medicine wrappers under the bed. Also, the carpet had visible dust along the baseboards where clearly housekeeping hasn't been vacuuming. Our room was on a side where there is a park just outside the hotel grounds where people bbq and party so noise level was very high. Over all this place has a lot of potential to actually BE the way the photos make it look but needs some attention first. Attention meaning fixing cracked tiles, replacing rusting tubs, replacing carpet that looks like it's from the 70's, and NOT charging $3 for self serve coffee in the morning. There is a sweet blind seal that they've been taking care of for 9 years and she seems very healthy and active. Otherwise, the location is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Harry's in La Jolla has EXCELLENT breakfast.

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anniversary Disappointmen
Tucson, AZ
Aug 6, 2014

Not Resort Quality

Overall, I was disappointed with our stay. The hotel/property description did not hold up to expectations. Room service was terrible-forgot to deliver and then when it did arrive it was wrong. There were dirty towels hanging in the bathroom on arrival. The restaurant food was not good and poor service. The complimentary boat cruise in the bay was a shuttle service to their sister property-not quite how it was advertised. It was not worth the price we paid. The only positive was the large room size with kitchenette.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ava Scherneck
Yucaipa, California
Jul 11, 2014

Kids had a Blast

I took my grandchildren here for a couple of days and they had a great time. They learned to paddle board and watched a movie while swimming in the hotel pool. They also taught themselves to play tennis in a lovely scenic garden.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Belmont Amusement Park is a short walk from the hotel.

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
saint dad
las vegas
Jul 8, 2014

family beach house Lol..

It was a nice experience staying right next to the beach with lots to do for my kids around the area. Staff was very helpful all the time, and always with an smile, room was very spacious, I will definitely go back!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Park for the kids with arcade games and rides lots of food

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SB 2014
Business
Boulder, CO
Jun 9, 2014

Renovated, great staff & nice stay for the price

It's an older building, but the rooms have had some renovation and service was terrific. I reserved a queen room with complimentary internet. When I called to ask for early check-in at 9am, they said my room was ready "now" and reserved it for me! It turned out to be a king room with a view of Mission Bay and a full kitchen!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Rent a bike for only $10/day at Ray's Rentals about 3 blocks away from the hotel. You have to mention their website price, though!

Review of Bahia Resort Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tyjohn
MN
Jun 3, 2014

Bahia San Diego

Myself, my wife and 4 year old were in San Diego for a Military Graduation. We really enjoyed this hotel. Two blocks from Mission Beach, a private beach in the bay with cabana chairs which was a great way to wind down and let our daughter play. We had a car but did not need we rented beach cruiser bikes and cruised the boulevards. Hotel was close to everything, clean, and friendly, helpful staff. Have already recommended hotel to family

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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