San Diego Mission Bay Resort

San Diego, USA

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

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Children's Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Bicycle Rental

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 resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Internet access – Access to fitness centre – Tennis court access – Recreational activities and resort games – Weekly S’mores night – Infused water around hotel – Passbook of resort discounts – Local and toll-free phone calls. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Family celebration

Jun 27, 2020 jackievM8982PL San Diego, California

We enjoyed celebrating my nephew's birthday at Mission Bay Resort. The pool area was great. My family enjoyed themselves. But kudos to Ronald, Director of food and beverage for going above and beyond. He made sure we were able to sing happy birthday to my nephew. His staff made a brownie cake and brought a candle to sing. Not to mention his… Read more
We enjoyed celebrating my nephew's birthday at Mission Bay Resort. The pool area was great. My family enjoyed themselves. But kudos to Ronald, Director of food and beverage for going above and beyond. He made sure we were able to sing happy birthday to my nephew. His staff made a brownie cake and brought a candle to sing. Not to mention his margaritas were delicious. Thanks Ronald, John and staff for making it a great stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thank you Ronald and John

Jun 27, 2020 M7098CDcarmenv

Amazing staycation !!!I celebrated my sons birthday here Ronald the director from food and beverage made me feel like family he put together a cake made up of brownies and sang happy birthday to my son .. little gesture like this really make this place special.. you cannot our a price on memories ... And amazing margaritas too 👍🏽😊
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May 14, 2020 IAN P S

I booked and paid for my stay through Hotwire.com. The hotel charged my credit card for the room after I departed. I never received a folio. When I called to dispute the charge I was told that the hotel no longer has records of my stay and that I should contact Hilton. I am not a member of the Hilton Honors program and they will not send me a copy… Read more
I booked and paid for my stay through Hotwire.com. The hotel charged my credit card for the room after I departed. I never received a folio. When I called to dispute the charge I was told that the hotel no longer has records of my stay and that I should contact Hilton. I am not a member of the Hilton Honors program and they will not send me a copy of the charge. It's not my responsibility to chase around various other entities seeking a copy of a disputed charge made by this hotel. I hope the General Manager reads this and contacts me to help resolve this issue. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 mogtravesty Eagle Mountain, Utah

Quick backstory: This is the first time I've every created an account specifically to leave a bad review. I think it might be the first time I've had an experience so bad that I even wanted to leave a negative review. Service was terrible, unresponsive, unaccommodating. I sent an email to two different managers after I'd cooled down, and tried… Read more
Quick backstory: This is the first time I've every created an account specifically to leave a bad review. I think it might be the first time I've had an experience so bad that I even wanted to leave a negative review. Service was terrible, unresponsive, unaccommodating. I sent an email to two different managers after I'd cooled down, and tried to remain cordial. The response back I received from the manager was worthless. They restated my grievance in such a way that I wondered if they even read the email. They cited my car with a parking fine despite having the parking placard. They removed it after I pointed it out. But then in the email they sent, they again said they would take care of the parking fine as if I hadn't already had it worked out by pointing out the placard was there. They said a receipt would be sent by email, which was never sent. I then called to have a new one sent and the person tersely told me that I'd have to call a different number, and that number was never answered, and was instructed to leave a voicemail. I could have ignored all of that if the people I'd dealt with weren't so unapologetic. Read less
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Mar 9, 2020 Miroslava J Sydney, Australia

We will defiantly stay here again! It was our first stay at the lovely resort. We were friendly greeted at reception by Monica who went above & beyond to make a phenomenal greeting. She was so friendly to my daughter yet managed to checked us in swiftly. Thank you so much for making it so memorable for our 2nd birthday for our daughter! We… Read more
We will defiantly stay here again! It was our first stay at the lovely resort. We were friendly greeted at reception by Monica who went above & beyond to make a phenomenal greeting. She was so friendly to my daughter yet managed to checked us in swiftly. Thank you so much for making it so memorable for our 2nd birthday for our daughter! We had a lovely room - ocean view with balcony, the sunset was divine! Everyone is super friendly at this resort, professionally. We didn’t eat out at restaurants but had coffee and snacks from coffee shop which was fantastic! The resort is being renovated & looks like will be complete in a few weeks, just in time for spectacular summer vacation time. Read less