Ratings based on 1,849 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from ct

Good location

Posted Aug 17, 2014
Pros: Location, bahia belle
Cons: Our room could have used minor repairs. Long walk from lobby to back rooms. How about golf carts for rides? Boat shuttle all day to Catamaran
Location: Beach, belmont park, animal safari, zoo, great restaurants
Enjoyed our stay. Didn't really use any of the facilities. Pool was too crowded, seemed to be very family friendly.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dallas, TX

Close to the beach

Posted Aug 13, 2014
This is a nice hotel that is close to the beach. When I entered the hotel room for the first time I noticed a musty smell, but by the next day the smell seemed to not be as noticeable. Also, I noticed some large dark spots on the ceiling which I believed to be mold I thought could have been caused by a plumbing leak from the floor above (could have caused the musty smell). The air conditioner was really loud which was kind of annoying. The maids cleaned our room daily and they did a very good job. The resort grounds and pool were kept very nice. We tried the the breakfast buffet one morning but felt it was over priced ($16 ea) and the food was cold. Overall this is a nice hotel, but I was expecting it to be a lot nicer for the price.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from D.

Great location and access to beach and activities.

Posted Aug 10, 2014
I enjoyed our stay although the room was a little outdated, it was clean. Hotel grounds are very pretty and kept up nicely. Nice breakfast and outdoor eating area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Excellent staff!

Posted Aug 7, 2014
We checked in late in the evening and were disappointed with the location of our room - thought if would be ground floor garden and we were on the third floor with a "garden view." In the morning, we checked with the front desk about moving to a bungalow on the bay but no rooms were available. While walking around the property we noticed a set of rooms that faced a grassy area with bay access we inquired about moving and not only were we accommodated but we were not charged additional fees for the upgrade! Needless to say we were more than pleased - we cannot say enough about the desk clerk, Ariel, for all she did to accommodated us. All other staff we came in contact with was also very friendly! I would highly recommend this hotel for a great family friendly stay!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel With great views of the water

Posted Jul 31, 2014
Pros: Location was great
We had a single story room right on the water. Our sliding glass door opened to a beach front. great breeze and great view. The room was nice size with a full kitchen!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from iowa

Excellent hotel 3 blocks from the beach.

Posted Jul 30, 2014
Beautiful hotel right on misson bay & 3 blocks from the ocean. Staff very friendly, beautiful grounds to include a rescued seal in her own pond, ducks swimming around in the garden area, free cabanas on mission bay beach, excellent food & a free boat ride on mission bay. This is one of the best places I have ever stayed.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Quad Cities, IL

We enjoyed our stay at the Bahia.

Posted Jul 20, 2014
Very nice hotel, private beach was relaxing. Pool was nice. We didn't play but very nice tennis courts and shuffle game available. Staff was very accommodating and respectful. Good food at the restaurant.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Arizona

Great location, great service, great food

Posted Jul 7, 2014
A great location in the heart of Mission Beach. Friendly staff, great view of the bay with tons of water activities. Food at the Cafe was well above average and not overpriced. Nice pool and fitness center although a little small but still nice!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Chicago

Wonderful family trip

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Pros: The location, spacious rooms, and well kept grounds.
Location: Downtown, zoo, Balboa are a 15-20 min drive. La Jolla is about 10 min away and was absolutely georgous! Sea world is very close.
We chose Bahia because it was so close to the beach. The resort was a short walk to the shore but also had its own beach on the harbor. My 11 year old twins had a great time playing in the pool and we all adored the pet rescue seal, Gracie! All of our San Diego activities were within a 20 min drive. The resort also sold discounted zoo tickets which saved us about $25 for the four of us. The food at the restaurant was high quality and we also enjoyed our complimentary boat ride on the Bahia Belle. We loved San Diego and will definitely go back!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Andy from Northampton, UK

Lovely hotel

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: Great food, good location.
Cons: Net curtains at the windows of the room to give more privacy.
Location: Great location, easy access to the Gaslamp area, Petco park and the Zoo.
A real home from home feel to the hotel, staff are very friendly and helpful with great bar staff and fantastic food. The hotel is in a very picturesque spot with a paddle steamer to take you on a complimentary trip across the bay in the evening. If you fancy a trip into town the excellent bus system stops a few hundred yards away and will connect you to the trolley bus and in to town. We really enjoyed our stay at the Bahia and were sad to leave but we have some great pictures and memory's.