The Bahia Hotel is a large building covered by green that is flanked by roadways, a strip of sand, and the Blue Waters of Mission Bay. The hotel was originally built in the 1950s, however, it has been renovated many times since then.
The 1950s look shows in the low angled roofs of the buildings and boxy picture windows, which have small patios and quiet chairs on the beach beyond. The designers have done the lobby area in darker earth tones with cushioned seating and a long reception desk.
The hotel is located on West Mission Bay Drive and is close to SeaWorld, just a five-minute drive away. It is also close to the major attractions of the city, including San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The hotel is also close to Belmont Park and Mission Beach. Moreover, it is also a 15-minute drive from San Diego Airport.
The Bahia Hotel contains 314 guest units, split between bayfront and garden views. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding doors that open to patios or small balconies. The rooms feature dark-stained wood furniture, a neutral palate, and cream walls. There are small desks, with attached coffeemakers and mini-fridges. The large studio-style units have sitting areas with couches as well as kitchenettes with breakfast bars. The rooms have partially tiled bathrooms fitted with basic shower/tub combos.
Other than the amazing rooms, Bahia Hotel has several places for peaceful strolls and quiet places to enjoy the view of the bay. There’s a small sanctuary for seals, just like a zoo enclosure. Here seals are given special protection and care. The outdoor junior-Olympic sized swimming pool is another attraction that contains a 30-person whirlpool. There are two tennis courts with rackets, as well as fitness rooms with treadmills.
You can book Water sports here and sailboats and paddleboards are available for rent. However, everything costs and even the beach chairs have an hourly rate.
Back on dry land, the hotel’s Cafe Bahia is one of the best restaurants in the area. It serves California and Mediterranean-inspired cuisines. Another attraction is the Tangier Lounge which provides fireside cocktails and piano performances.
The Bahia Hotel with its spacious rooms, pools, and restaurants, is truly awe-inspiring. Although stretching into the bay just like other hotels, it has lower rates than its competitors. For more information, visit the Discover Mission Bay website.