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Hyatt Regency Mission Bay 4.0

Mission Bay, San Diego, California

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  • Superb Mission Bay location overlooking the water
  • A short drive to SeaWorld and Mission Beach
  • Rooms in tower have excellent sea views
  • Private marina with water sports and fishing trips
  • Three swimming pools and waterslides
  • Eco-friendly spa and waterfront fitness center
  • Restaurant with local fare and lounge-bar serving drinks and Cuban snacks


  • Expensive parking
  • Rooms showing signs of wear
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

The Hyatt Regency is an upscale resort hotel with an enviable setting overlooking the waters of San Diego's Mission Bay. Its location means easy access to Mission Beach and SeaWorld, while the surrounding area is largely pleasant parkland and shoreline. While many of the hotel's common areas have been sleekly renovated, rooms are starting to feel shabby in places and not all have sea views. On-site dining, however, is good, the pool complex's waterslides are popular with kids. Rates are reasonable, though the nearby Dana on Mission Bay offers better value. 

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Sleek and stylish family-friendly vacation resort with private marina

The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is spread over three separate buildings: two low-rise structures and one 17-floor tower. It's set in lush tropical gardens with meandering paths lined with palm and banana trees. Evidence of a $65 million renovation in 2010 can be seen through most of the hotel, particularly in the pleasantly bright and airy reception area decorated in minimalist styling with contemporary design furnishings, maritime-themed artwork, and natural wood flooring. Although decor and design is sleek and stylish, the atmosphere is very much that of a vacation resort, and it attracts a large number of families for its proximity to SeaWorld and kid-friendly pool complex, complete with waterslides. Expect superb views over the hotel's private marina, which is particularly picturesque at sunset.


Mission Bay setting surrounded by water, a short drive to SeaWorld

The hotel is located in a particularly prime piece real estate in San Diego's Mission Bay overlooking the waters around Quivira Point. While there's not a great deal in the way of shops or restaurant within walking distance, there's plenty of surrounding parkland to make for pleasant strolls along the shore as well as lots of boat charter and sports fishing companies in the area. SeaWorld is a six-minute drive away, and it takes about the same amount of time to reach Mission Beach. Downtown San Diego and the airport are also both within a 10- to 15-minute drive from the hotel. 


Variety of rooms, some showing signs of wear; rooms in the tower have great Mission Bay views

The hotel has 429 rooms spread across three buildings, namely two low-rise structures and one 17-floor tower, the latter of which has impressive views over the water. Modern decor is simple and uncluttered to the point of feeling spartan, and many rooms show signs of wear. Standard in-room amenities include mini-fridges, iPod docks, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay-per-view movies. Wi-Fi also extends to all rooms but incurs a fee. Bathrooms have granite countertops and either walk-in showers or shower/tub combos, and some are starting to look tired.


Range of water-based activities including kids' waterslides and whale watching

The hotel has a lot of water activities on-site, from its three swimming pools (including slides for kids) to its private marina with kayaks, sailboats, jet skis, and fishing and whale-watching trips. The hotel's eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa features couples' suits and five outdoor spa cabanas, while the waterfront health club provides modern cardio and weight equipment. There's also a good selection of eating and drinking options on-site, including the Red Marlin Restaurant & Terrace, serving local cuisine, and the SWIM Bar & Lounge, featuring Cuban-influenced snacks. Parking is also available on-site, though incurs a fairly hefty daily rate, as does the Wi-Fi. 

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1441 Quivira Road, San Diego 92109-7805, United States

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