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Fodor's Expert Review Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina

1441 Quivira Rd., San Diego, California, 92109, United States See on Map

Right on the waterfront, this recently renovated high-rise has a private full-service marina, an eco-friendly spa, and three lagoon-like pools with waterslides. Comfortable, contemporary rooms are nicely appointed, featuring the hotel’s signature plush Hyatt Grand Beds and panoramic views in some. The Hyatt also has on-site dining.


The Hyatt’s full-service marina has jet ski, sailboat, and kayak rentals; sportfishing and whale-watching excursions also depart from the marina.

room

Bright rooms feature contemporary style, with large windows, warm wood furniture, crisp white bedding, and grass-hued accents. Some of the upgraded rooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliders that lead to balconies overlooking the bay.

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bathroom

Bathrooms are basic but well-appointed, with beige tiles, onyx sink counters, and either a spacious walk-in shower or a shower-tub combo.

lobby

The posh lobby is a soft contemporary space, with stone floors, gray sofas, large-scale artwork, and bamboo wood counters.

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pool

The sprawling outdoor pool area is the hotel’s best feature by far -- it might even be the best hotel pool in San Diego. Water slides drop into three lagoon-style pools, which are lined by ocean-blue chaise lounges and palm trees. There’s also a hot tub, a separate children’s pool, fire pits, private cabanas with dining service, and a seasonal poolside bar.

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spa

The eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa has soothing organic-modern style, with soft seating in cream and sky-blue hues, artisan tile, and a captivating in-wall aquarium. The spa offers facials, massages, and body skincare treatments.

gym

The 24/7 waterfront fitness center is equipped with treadmills, bikes, free weights, and resistance bands. There are also walking trails along the bayfront.

dining

Red Marlin, the hotel’s sustainable seafood restaurant, features a chef’s table with a built-in fire pit and wine wall, as well as outdoor seating overlooking the marina.


drinking

The Hotel’s Swim Bar & Lounge has sweeping views, creative cocktails, and a 360-degree, 800-gallon aquarium at the center of the bar.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Parking is $38 a day, which isn’t cheap, but without a car, getting out of Mission Bay is tricky. The hotel isn’t far from Interstate 5, or “The 5” as locals call it, and once you’re on I-5, a major north-south freeway that connects to east-west highways, you can get to many San Diego attractions. The hotel offers a summer water-taxi service to SeaWorld, for $10 per adult.


Restaurants

There aren’t a lot of restaurants in walking distance, but there are a few options, including Einstein Bros. Bagels (5-minute walk), which has a great selection of fresh, chewy bagels, and Firefly Eatery & Bar (5-minute walk) at the nearby Dana Mission Bay, a bayfront restaurant with white tablecloths and a menu of California tapas and dishes.

Bars

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina is kind of out of the way, so don’t expect nightlife nearby. The Firefly is a nice spot for a sunset cocktail while or pull up a chair by the fireplace at Cafe Bahia (15-minute walk), which is great for happy hour drinks and apps.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay has all the amenities you’d expect from a beach resort, including panoramic views, a spa, and a fabulous pool area replete with waterslides and a poolside bar. The hotel also has a private marina with jet ski, kayak, and sailboat rentals. A summer water taxi service to SeaWorld is another perk.


QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Near the beach
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 619-224–1234;800-233–1234

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