San Diego Mission Bay Resort

San Diego, California

Virgin rating

The hotel

You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do at San Diego Mission Bay Resort. Spread over 18 waterfront acres, you can enjoy spa treatments, play tennis or go sailing, take dips in the pool and strolls along the sandy beachfront. Choose to eat on the waterfront looking out across Mission Bay, enjoy drinks around an outdoor fire pit or hide away with a fresh pastry and a Zoka coffee in the café. Kids will love it at this retreat too — there’s a seasonal Kids Kamp, beach games and bike rentals, as well as dive-in films by the pool and s'mores by the bayside fire pits.

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to City Centre

Where is it

Set overlooking Mission Bay on 18 acres of lush landscaping. It's an easy drive to the world famous Gaslamp District.

Hotel information

357 rooms between 2-8 floors in 7 buildings with 2 lifts. All rooms with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV with pay-per-view films, tea/coffee-making facilities and mini-fridge. Standard Rooms are in the 8-storey tower and have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Garden View Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Bay View Rooms,have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

A total destination complete with a dramatic open-air lobby, resort pool with private cabanas, world-class spa, fitness center, and fine and casual dining restaurants.

Acqua California Bistro (waterfront dining, wines and craft beers, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Olive Lounge (open for lunch, dinner and cocktails, with outdoor fire pit seating), Aroma café (open for breakfast and lunch), Fresco’s Bar and Grill (poolside snack bar). Freeform swimming pool. Kids' pool with water feature. Poolside cabanas*. Spa Brezza*. Steam room, whirlpool. Fitness centre. Yoga*. Tennis courts. Water sports*. Bike rentals*. Beach volleyball, basketball, giant chess, board games, table tennis. WiFi*. Self-parking $40 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $36 USD per night, plus tax.

Resort fee includes: - Internet access – Access to fitness centre – Activities including pool and tennis court access – Beach chairs and umbrellas - Local/toll free calls - Board games and resort games (volleyball, basketball, giant chess, giant checkers and more) - Seasonal weekly s'mores nights. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

Minimum stay dates apply.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Misson bay resort San Diego fantastic

Aug 15, 2022 riotipton Tipton, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed our stay here. Such a relaxing resort. Although there were lots kids it was still relaxing. All Staff were really welcoming. The coffee shop was really nice better than Costa and Starbucks. Mocha I had was absolutely delicious 😋. The gym is small but ok at the time I used it there was only 3 people in there. There are 4 tennis… Read more
Really enjoyed our stay here. Such a relaxing resort. Although there were lots kids it was still relaxing. All Staff were really welcoming. The coffee shop was really nice better than Costa and Starbucks. Mocha I had was absolutely delicious 😋. The gym is small but ok at the time I used it there was only 3 people in there. There are 4 tennis courts but we never got the chance to use it. My son was there to attend a wedding at misson resort. That was the reason for our visit. The food at the cove was lovely although a little expensive but nice. Only one thing is that it could do with rotating the menu it was the same menu everyday. We got a bit bored. Overall stay was fantastic.🥰 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay

Aug 12, 2022 kathyfW3799BE

We took a family vacation here with our adult children and grandchildren for the second year in a row, and we had a wonderful time. Aside from the proximity to SeaWorld and San Diego, there are so many activities for the children, plus a pool, bike/walk path right, and the magnificent bay right out front! Everyone working here is super helpful.… Read more
We took a family vacation here with our adult children and grandchildren for the second year in a row, and we had a wonderful time. Aside from the proximity to SeaWorld and San Diego, there are so many activities for the children, plus a pool, bike/walk path right, and the magnificent bay right out front! Everyone working here is super helpful. Since I am a morning latte person, I also want to share that Mimi, Katie, and Dren were exceptional every morning in their positivity, customer service, and delicious lattes! Thank you. Hope to see you next year! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place for family vacation

Aug 12, 2022 michaeldI5725XU Tinley Park, Illinois

Stayed on Mission Bay for several days. Resort was great for the family with plenty of activities. Katie, the concierge, was of great help planning activities on and off the property. One of the best I have ever dealt with. Would definitely stay here again if in the area
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Aug 11, 2022 900whitneyy

The Plaza Del Sol was really great. Claudio the waiter was great and the Bartender, Ridge makes refreshing mojitos! I will definitely be going back for more even though I didn’t care for the resort itself but the bar experience was good.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old, Tired, and Overpriced

Aug 7, 2022 Paradise09783791627 Rancho Santa Margarita, California

This place is way overdue for a total overhaul of the facilities. The restaurant is disorganized and understaffed. The pool situation is a disaster. They sell day passes to non-guests, who bring in tons of unsupervised screaming kiddies, resulting in insufficient pool loungers and chairs for the hotel’s paying guests and an intolerably loud and… Read more
This place is way overdue for a total overhaul of the facilities. The restaurant is disorganized and understaffed. The pool situation is a disaster. They sell day passes to non-guests, who bring in tons of unsupervised screaming kiddies, resulting in insufficient pool loungers and chairs for the hotel’s paying guests and an intolerably loud and uncontrolled experience. Also, most of the loungers are saggy and uncomfortable. Go somewhere else. Read less