"The hotel was in a nice location but it needs renovations especially the little kitchen and the bathroom and need new beds/new sofa bed. " More

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$130 per night

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Bay View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, Kitchen, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, Kitchen, Bay View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bahia Resort Hotel ratings based on 150 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
The hotel was in a nice location but it needs renovations especially the little kitchen and the bathroom and need new beds/new sofa bed.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

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5 out of 5

I'd stay again

What a great place. We stayed here for our anniversary in January. Great staff. Really, they were all GREAT. Upon checking in we were upgraded to a suite. Not sure why. I do appreciate it though. I cannot say enough about how great all the staff was. Resort was clean a very well maintained. Quiet and clean. It is an older location. They have done a great job with updating. In the end it is still an older resort. If you need all new buildings you will not be happy here. If you want a nice resort in the BEST location with a fabulous staff, then this place is for you.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location on Mission Bay

A rough start. First room was in need of some maintenance and was in a not-so-ideal location. Staff was very attentive and let us switch rooms with no problem. Second room was much better. Food was good, but expensive. Concierge and front desk staff were absolutely the best. Very helpful and understanding. Cannot say enough about them.

Posted by , from Estes Park, CO on Jan 5, 2017

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5 out of 5

Our stay at Bahia Resort Hotel

Pros: Everything was great. See above. We would definitely stay there again.
Location: Great location, near the bay, walking distance to the beach, shops and rides. Easy access to highways to get to San Diego's main attractions
Everyone at the hotel was wonderful and helpful. Excellent staff members who come to mind are Michaela, who helped us on the phone before our stay; Aaron, who checked us in and was very accommodating, and Jacob, who throughout our stay was helpful and friendly. And the staff surprised us with an anniversary treat! The place is just what we had hoped for. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. The hotel is right near the bay, a short walk to the beach and centrally located to easily get to San Diego's attractions. The pool was good and large enough to do laps. The hot tub was spacious, which was helpful because many guests were sharing it at the same time!

Posted by , from New York, NY on Dec 22, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel location by marina.

I loved the location and set up of the room. The hotel could do some upgrades to the couches and carpet. Overall stay very nice!

Posted by , from illinois. on Dec 12, 2016

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2 out of 5

Nice location but this place is OLD!

Pros: Pool and location proximity to Sea World, Beaches, and Old Town
Cons: The hotel needs a huge renovation
Location: Great location that is close to beaches, sea world, and Old Town
Terrific location between Ocean Beach and Mission Beach... However, the location is pretty much the only good thing about this place. The rooms are very old and damp. In fact, our room smelled like mildew. The AC is the old style that's not even controlled by a wall thermostat, so only one corner of our room would cool down. Another problem with our room was that it was in the very back of the complex and behind us was a public parking lot and beach are where homeless people were living. We did not eat at the onsite restaurant because we wanted to spend as little time here as possible. I will say that the hotel pool is nice.

Posted by , from Atlanta on Oct 1, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 5, 2016 by Stephanie C.

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us. Though we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the location of our resort, our pool and nearby amenities, we are sorry to learn that your room accommodations did not exceed your expectations. It is our priority to provide a comfortable setting for our guests to enjoy but in this situation it seems that we have fallen short of that. Your concerns are completely valid and we have informed our staff to address the points that you have mentioned. Thank you again for your feedback, we appreciate you staying with us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back with an improved experience.

5 out of 5

About two blocks from Mission.Beach Never stayed h

Never stayed at this hotel before.Very impressed.Walking distance to beach and restaurants.Short drive to Sea World.Deffinitly will stay here again.

Posted by , from mesa,az on Sep 11, 2016

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5 out of 5

Hotel on Mission Bay walk to Belmont Park

Pros: We liked the pool and jacuzzi and the close proximity to the beach and bay. The evening boat trip around the bay to the sister hotel was fun and free!
Cons: The hotel is showing its age, but that is the charm of it too :) At least there are flat screen tvs :)
Location: Bay-right there! Beach a short 2 block walk! Belmont Park with rides, arcade, and attractions (LazerTag, LazerMaze, etc.) You can bike, SUP, sail, etc
This hotel is directly on the beach on Mission Bay. We stayed in a Garden room. It was just across the driveway to the beach. The room had double beds and had a sliding glass door out to the garden area which lead to the pool. Kids loved the pool as it is 10 feet at the deep end! We loved it to. It was very clean and the chairs around the pool were comfortable. There are lots of tropical trees around, so it makes it very enjoyable. The Jacuzzi was the largest we have ever seen and it was nice and hot too! Pool is open until 11:00, so if you go to SeaWorld or Belmont Park you can still come home and hit the pool! Nice. The hotel is just a short walk to the beach and to Belmont Park. We had a Groupon and Belmont Park was so much fun! We ended up doing the Flowrider for an hour which is a large body/surfboard activity on the boardwalk by the beach!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016

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5 out of 5

40th Birthday getaway

The staff was amazing, we were upgraded to a bay view room at no extra cost, the hotel is beautiful the breakfast was excellent and everything is walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants. We are definitely staying there again I have two boys they loved it, we went paddle boarding, kayaking all offered by the hotel at great prices, we didn't want to leave but we now know where to go for a great stay. Thank you Bahia staff for making us feel welcome and making out stay amazing, had the best birthday ever!! ❤️

Posted by , from palm springs on Aug 21, 2016

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3 out of 5

Needs Some Renovations and Better Air Flow

Pros: The location near nice beaches.
Cons: Suites need some renovations and better air flow.
Location: The "private" beach is just a short walk away. The main ocean beach and Belmont Park Beachfront Amusement are just a 15 minute walk away.
Stayed for a week in August in a Bay View Suite with 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 2 and 4). The room was decent but we were expecting a much nicer facility based on the price we paid. This place is definitly dated and could use some renovations. The carpet was old and worn, the bathroom floor tile was very old and cracked, the sofa was sagging and the walls/celing was stained and yellowed. The view was very good and we could easily watch the 5 minute fireworks display every night across the bay. The "private'' beach was just around the building and is good for little kids. The public can access the beach but most will probably head towards the ocean side so it was never crowded. The suite had 1 a/c unit attached to the main area next to the patio door. The enclosed room was on the opposite side and did not have any ventilation. This room will get hot during the day as the sun shines on it. We got a suite so the kids could take a nap if needed but it just got too hot with the door closed. It definitely needs its own a/c or some kind of air flow. At night it was bearable but still too warm for our liking There is a good amount of parking but if it is busy, you will have to do some walking. Wi-fi was not reliable throughout. Also, many of the activities were overpriced so we did not attend the beach party or luau. The location was nice but it was not enough to justify the premium price. Pros: Location. Cons: Uncomfortable rooms, spotty wi-fi, price!

Posted by , from AZ on Aug 6, 2016

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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bahia Resort Hotel offers 314 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This San Diego hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2012.

Nearby Activities

A private, sandy beach and private marina are on site. Family-friendly amenities include a video arcade, and seasonal kids' club (surcharge). A large outdoor pool and spa tub are surrounded by pink stucco walls and palm trees. Overlooking the pool, a small fitness center provides cardio and strength-training equipment. Two lighted tennis courts include use of complimentary equipment. A scheduled boat cruise on Mission Bay is complimentary.

The Pacific Ocean is 4 blocks away. The adjacent Mission Bay Aquatic Park offers an array of water sports, including pedal boats, kayaks, ski boats, sail boats, and catamarans.

The Catamaran Spa, located at Bahia Resort Hotel's sister property (Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa) is available for use by all Bahia Resort Hotel guests. San Diego’s only beachfront spa, Catamaran Spa offers an exotic menu of practices. Complimentary transportation is provided.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Rafting on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Payment types


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Parking is limited to 1 parking space per room, per stay. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Bahia
  • Bahia Resort Hotel
  • Bahia Resort Hotel San Diego
  • Bahia San Diego
  • Resort Hotel Bahia
  • Bahia Hotel San Diego
  • Bahia Resort San Diego