You don’t have to go very far to find a tropical paradise. With its breathtaking views of Mission Bay and a host of kid-friendly activities, Bahia Resort hotel is an ideal place to take the whole family on vacation. Whether you are looking for something casual and fun or an upscale, luxurious experience, the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego offers the best of both worlds by combining the luxury of a high-end hotel with the excitement and energy of being right on the beach.
In addition to its expansive pool, onsite restaurants, and tennis court, the Bahia Resort Hotel also offers a number of family-friendly activities that make it an excellent choice for parents with kids of all ages.
The rooms at Bahia are either situated on the bay, which means the view of the bay is just steps away, or you will get the view of a lush and vibrant private garden landscaping with exotic plants and duck ponds, The hotel also offers a limited number of oceanfront rooms that are designed to provide a more private experience with access to a secluded beach.
The majority of the rooms at the Bahia Resort Hotel have been recently renovated and are one-bedroom suites that include a king-size bed or two queen-size beds in the master bedroom, as well as a sofa bed in the living room. All suites are equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, stove, and coffee maker. Some also include private kitchens for a convenient dining option, which are perfect for families with kids. You can wake up to the beautiful view of the bay or the lush garden and make breakfast right in your room with the kids to enjoy on your private balcony, or in the living room.
Activities for Kids & Adults
The Bahia Resort Hotel is a great place for the whole family to relax, socialize, and have an awesome time. There are unlimited options for you and your family to spend your days.
Pool, the Whirlpool, and the Arcade
One of the best ways to spend your days is by exploring the hotel’s expansive pool. The pool offers ample space for kids to splash around and play. Parents can take advantage of the poolside service to enjoy a cocktail or refreshing tropical drink in the shade or sun. The pool is open from 6 am to 10 pm every day, so whether you are an early riser or a late owl, you have plenty of time to enjoy the pool.
You may also want to sneak out and enjoy the whirlpool after the kids go down to get some much-needed downtime solo. You can take turns with your spouse or other family members watching the kids, or if your kids are older, they can play in the arcade which is next to the pool, while you get to relax in the heated jacuzzi. It is a win-win situation!
The arcade features complimentary classic games such as Pac-Man, Fun-E-Ball, Tekken 2, Sports Blaster, and an Air Hockey table, along with fun prize dispensers. The arcade is open every day from 6 am to 10 pm and is a great way to keep the kids entertained while spending some quality time with them.
Beach Activities & Water Sports
The hotel’s beach is another great option for families who want to spend time together outside. The beach offers a more secluded experience and is a great spot for kids who want to dig in the sand or build a sandcastle, while parents can relax and soak up the San Diego sun with complimentary beach cabanas along the secluded beach.
If you are interested in trying a new water sport, then the Bahia Resort Hotel offers many different water activities in partnership with Action Sports Rentals, including kayaking, paddle boarding, powerboats, funcats, and more. The boats are a wonderful way to explore Mission Bay with the kids. If you want to get some exercise, paddle boarding or kayaking are great options.
If you are visiting during the cooler time of the year, bike and surrey rentals are available for rental as well. We recommend a tandem surrey bike for families which accommodates 6 people.
Tennis Courts & Playground
Reserve one of Bahia’s two lighted tennis courts for a family match. Court reservations and tennis rackets are complimentary. You can also get professional lessons right at the resort for kids and adults.
The Bahia Resort Hotel has recently opened a new playground, where kids can play to their heart's content. Children can climb the walls, play tag, and slide among tropical palms and lush plants.
Beach Bonfire & Smores
At night, cozy up with your kids near a bonfire and toast marshmallows and roast s'mores under the stars. You can reserve a secluded beach bonfire with Bayside Bonfires, which offers firewood, chairs, and s'mores. There is nothing more memorable than a fireside evening on the beach.
Bahia Belle Cruises
Another nighttime activity at the resort is taking a sightseeing cruise of Mission Bay. The Bahia Belle offers a 45-minute sightseeing cruise of Mission Bay. The 3-story sternwheeler boat has an observation deck to view Mission Bay's beautiful sights, a cash bar, and light snacks. The cruise departs from the Bahia Resort Hotel and is a relaxing way to spend the evening with your family.
Outdoor Movie Nights
On Saturday nights, you can catch a movie with complimentary popcorn on the patio outside of the Residents' Lounge after a full exciting day under the sun. This is the perfect way to end the day with the entire family.
Live Music on the Patio
From September through October, the Resort hosts a live music series on the patio on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, listening to live music, sipping on cocktails, and enjoying an appetizer, while kids play on the beach.
Food Options at The Bahia Resort Hotel
The Bahia Resort Hotel offers different dining options to satisfy the tastes of every member of your family.
The best way to experience Dockside 1953 is to sit back and relax with a one-of-a-kind view of Mission Bay and a delicious cocktail in hand. The restaurant serves a wide range of delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features a variety of scrumptious options for every taste. From freshly prepared salads to delicious sandwiches, lunch offers a wide range of choices. Seafood starters, hearty entrees, and craft cocktails are among the options that are offered at dinner.
Pool Bar & Grill
If you want to enjoy a more casual experience, then the Pool Bar & Grill offers burgers, hot dogs, tuna wraps, and more. The Pool Bar & Grill is also a great place to enjoy a drink or a frozen treat.
Airstream Café Grab 'N Go
If you are on the run, your best option is Airstream Café Grab 'N Go. Grab 'N Go offers a variety of pastries, breakfast burritos, French toast, sandwiches, light lunch, and dinner selections, freshly brewed coffee and tea, and more. The Airstream Cafe is located near the Bahia Resort Hotel's main lobby for a quick bite. Don't forget to visit Gracie and Billy, the two rescued seals, that have a permanent home at Bahia Resort near the Airstream Cafe.
The Bahia Resort Hotel is located at 998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109. Make reservations online, and start your vacation today.