Hyatt Regency Mission Bay – Mission Bay (San Diego)
What: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Where: Mission Bay, San Diego
For: All Ages
The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is a staycation that we took to San Diego with the kids for a few days to end the year. Not only did the kids have a blast going down the water slides literally a thousand times, but Ethan and I had a great time playing with them in the pool and exploring the area.
The hotel took us about two hours to get to from Torrance. It’s at a beautiful setting and provides a full-service restaurant, three pools with three water slides, a pool restaurant and bar, a small market, areas to rent boats/kayaks/etc for the water and a fitness center. We walked around the marina and checked everything out when we got there. Since we went after Christmas, the lobby was decorated beautifully. The entire hotel keeps up with a nautical theme. Outside there are also lounge areas with fire pits that are turned on at night time. Each morning, Ethan walked to the market and brought us coffee (they serve Starbucks…my favorite!).
The hotel rooms are large and spacious. We chose a room with two queen beds, and it was more than enough room for the four of us. There is a balcony attached to every room, and two outdoor chairs with a table are provided so you can drink a cup of coffee while either looking out at the marina or at the pool area. Black out curtains allowed us to sleep in, and two bottles of water, a microwave, small fridge and coffee are all included. There were ample toiletries (including make-up remover wipes for the ladies!) and towels to go around our group of four.
The pool was where we spent most of our time. There is a large pool in the middle of the area and a jacuzzi on the side (understand that sometimes it is filled with kids!). A small slide with 3.5 ft deep pool was on one side of the area. This was great for the kids since they could stand up after coming down the little slide. Lounges surround the area, allowing for parents to keep a close eye on their children (if only all parents would actually do this!). Two large winding slides are accessible by a few flights of steps at another pool (also 3.5 ft deep). This slide had a lifeguard, so we felt safe letting the girls go up knowing that they wouldn’t be slid over by another older child. We brought floaties and pool toys so we could spend the entire day outside. The pools were even heated enough for us to go in, and we were able to enjoy a few trips down the slide as well!
Upon check in, we were given a coupon for a free hour long kayak or paddle board rental at the marina. Although we thought that we would use this coupon, we spent so much time at the pool that we didn’t. There are a variety of rentals available for patrons, including paddleboards, kayaks, boats and jet skis. The prices seemed pretty reasonable as well. The pricing for the on-site restaurant seemed a little steep, but we just door-dashed Panda Express and it saved us a lot of money.
Keep in mind that because of the pool slides and activities available, this is a very family-friendly place. I read on yelp that some of the child-less travelers didn’t appreciate all the noise the kids were making, but I didn’t have a problem with it as our kids were squealing with delight almost the entire day.
The hotel cost us around $500 to stay for two nights. I definitely thought that this price was worth it, although you can find cheaper stays when you don’t go during peak seasons. I would also suggest to go through third party sellers to find the lowest pricing. Valet pricing is offered at almost $40 per night, although the hotel concierge told us to park on the street (there was ample parking) to save us the dough. Please also keep in mind that discount coupons are offered for local attractions (i.e. San Diego Zoo and Sea World). We would definitely come back here, and Ethan and I were talking about the possibility of making this a yearly family tradition.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Information
1441 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA 92109
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