Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is idyllically located along spectacular Mission Bay. Its nearness to family activities like SeaWorld San Diego and Mission Beach makes it a good choice for families looking for more reasonably priced accommodations than La Jolla or downtown San Diego. Kids love the three waterslides in the pool area and marina activities like biking and whale watching tours. Parents may enjoy the spa and newly renovated accommodations with views of the ocean.
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WHAT I LOVE
- Good location on Mission Bay overlooking the water
- Private marina with water sports and fishing trips
- Three swimming pools with three waterslides
- Eco-friendly spa and waterfront fitness center
- Restaurant with local cuisine and cool lounge bar
- Free standard WiFi
- Kid-friendly, family-oriented resort
- Pool cabanas with fire pits and s’mores kits (book here)
GOOD TO KNOW
- Rooms have recently been refreshed
- Most negative reviews are from before (or during) the renovation
- Hefty parking fee and resort fee
- A quick drive to SeaWorld San Diego
- No bay beach
- Walk 20 minutes or drive to the ocean at Mission Beach
- Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at 11:00 a.m.
- No Regency Club
- Check with the hotel to see which amenities are open and closed before you stay
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Rooms & Suites
Spread out across three buildings including an 18-story Main Tower, the hotel offers comfortable accommodations with incredible views of the ocean.
Hotel rooms and suites at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina boast a new stylish and modern design with a nature-infused, eco-chic décor. Each accommodation features luxurious pillow-top Hyatt Grand Beds™ outfitted with indulgent linens and plush down blankets, custom-built work desks with ergonomic chairs, and cozy seating areas.
Modern touches like 55-inch flat-panel televisions, stereos with iPod docking stations, coffeemakers, video-on-demand, free wireless internet access, air conditioning, and video checkout add functionality to the design. Modern en suites feature upscale spa products and hair dryers. Additional amenities include extra charging adapters, dual-line phones, data ports, hairdryers, and iron/ironing boards.
Guestrooms range in size from 300 to 335 square feet and offer either one king bed or two queen beds.
In addition to bed type, you’ll choose either a resort view, a balcony, marina view, or ocean view at the time of booking. There is also a king bed room with a fire pit on the terrace.
KING ROOMS FOR FAMILIES OF FOURThe queen sofa sleeper in each king room can sleep two kids. You can either have the sofa bed or a rollaway bed ($25/night fee applies for rollaway beds), but not both.
Corner Suites (Resort, Marina or Ocean View)
Featuring 490 square feet of space, Corner Suites each have one king bed. A curtain separates the sleeping area from the living area. The separate living room has a work desk and chair, two 55-inch TVs, and a balcony with gorgeous Mission Bay views. They also feature additional windows in the bedroom, a private concierge, and a pack n’ play upon request.
Marina Family Suites (King or Two Queens)
With 600 square feet of space, Marina Family Suites provide a private bedroom with one king bed, a large work desk, oversized chair, separate living room, two 55-inch flat-screen televisions, and a private balcony with stunning Marina views. Choose a king suite or a suite with two queen beds.
With 490 square feet of space, Veranda Suites provide a private bedroom with king pillow-top bed, a separate sitting area, two flat-screen TVs, and an expansive balcony with gorgeous panoramic views of San Diego and the Marina.
Rooftop Terrace Suites (King or Two Queens)
These 18th floor rooms come with panoramic views and the largest terraces available on the resort. Suite sizes are 600 square feet.
Accessible Rooms at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Accessible Rooms at Hyatt Regency feature the same design, décor, and overall layout as the standard accommodations as well as numerous ADA features and services. These include fire alarm systems with emergency strobe lights, strobe light smoke detectors, closed caption televisions, and cordless phones. Lowered closet shelves, entryway features, peepholes, light switches, thermostats, and door latches are also included.
En suites provide lowered door handles, towel racks, and towel hooks, as well as accessible tubs, grab bars, raised toilet seats, and widened bathroom doors. You can choose from one king bed or two queen beds. Rooms with a view need to be requested ahead of time.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Pools
Surrounded by lush gardens and towering palm trees, three sparkling, lagoon-style pools with waterslides take center stage at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay.
Note: Kids must be 42″ tall to ride the water slides.
Oversized one-, two-, and three-person loungers beneath giant parasols surround the free-form outdoor pools. Hot tubs and a private children’s pool create a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere.
A few handcrafted four-person wood tables with chairs are scattered throughout the space so that you can dine by the pool with ease. A recreation team is stationed at the pool to provide for your needs, including towel service, pool toys and games, and private cabana reservations and service.
Some of the cabanas have fire pits and you can buy s’mores kids to roast on them. Day passes for day guests are available.
USE THE POOL FOR THE DAYDay passes to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay pool are available through ResortPass. Hotel guests can also book cabanas through the same link.
Private Marina at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
The Private Marina at Hyatt Regency is a full-service marina. It’s home to hundreds of docked boats and provides 24-hour access to marina showers and bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, vessel room service, and discounted rates for the resort’s guestrooms and services.
If you’re already staying at the hotel, the marina is an excellent place to dine, walk along the boardwalk, observe ships, and hop on a daily cruising, sailing, or fishing excursion.
You can also rent sailboats, jet skis, kayaks, and other water sports equipment. Seasonally, you can even head out on a whale watching tour. Kayak and paddleboard rentals are included with your nightly resort fee.
Blue Marble Spa
Note: The spa is currently closed.
Named one of the “Top Ten Spa’s Around the World” by Organic Spa Magazine, Blue Marble Spa offers eco-conscious treatments in one of five beautifully decorated treatment rooms. They utilize only natural, organic products containing life-promoting elements derived from nature, and practice sustainability using minimal amounts of hot water.
A magnificent blend of luxury and conservation, this nature-inspired spa offers a wide variety of massages, facials, and body treatments like scrubs and wraps. Treatments are supported by aromatherapy. The spa also features a few couples’ suites and five relaxing outdoor spa cabanas.
Open 24 hours a day, StayFit ™ Gym is a state-of-the-art, waterfront fitness center that uses the latest high-tech strength training and cardio equipment complete with personal, integrated LCD televisions. This includes elliptical machines, treadmills, exercise cycles, and recumbent bikes. The gym also features weight stations, free weights, resistance bands, weight-bearing balls, and exercise mats.
A fitness concierge is available to assist you with anything from purchasing workout gear to finding a fitness, mental focus, or stress reduction program. They also provide detailed maps of the nearby walking and running trails and GPS watches if you like to exercise outdoors.
If you prefer to work out in the privacy of your room, they offer YogaAway™, an inventive system that allows you to order an in-room yoga session via your room’s entertainment system.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Dining
Note: Dining offerings are temporarily limited. A refillable kids cup is included in your resort fee that can be used at several outlets around the resort.
Dining choices at Hyatt Regency come in three options. Red Marlin Restaurant & Terrace is the hotel’s signature fine dining restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For more casual fare served in a relaxed marina ambience, Pelican’s on the Bay is the place to be.
You can grab on-the-go eats from Market Mission Bay where you’ll find everything from savory paninis to Starbucks coffee to souvenirs.
Red Marlin Restaurant & Terrace
Red Marlin Restaurant & Terrace overlooks the beautiful Mission Bay Marina. This dynamic waterfront restaurant has a modern and warm design with gorgeous handcrafted, dark-wood tables with white cushioned chairs, and nautical-style white and navy booths.
These design elements are enhanced by soaring ceilings adorned with hanging moon-shaped lighting fixtures, hardwood floors, tabletop fire pits, and floor-to-ceiling windows encircling the entire space. Outside, you can enjoy the fresh ocean air while you dine on their terrace with marina and bay views.
Red Marlin is the perfect setting for unique California coastal cuisine prepared by the resort’s, Chef de Cuisine. His breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus feature local fresh seafood and sustainable ingredients that San Diego is known for with favorites like Beer Battered Swordfish Tacos. You can also expect landlubber selections like New York Steak – balsamic cipollini, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, red wine demi, and maître d’ butter.
Pelican’s on the Bay
An open-air poolside bar and eatery, Pelican’s on the Bay offers share plates and specialty cocktails (including fish bowl sizes) in a laid-back, ocean-inspired setting overlooking the pool at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. Offering a variety of both indoor and outdoor seating areas, the space offers a versatility that appeals to everyone with bar and lounge-style seating, as well as traditional seating.
Market Mission Bay
Nestled along the boardwalk overlooking the picturesque marina at Mission Bay, Market Mission Bay is the ideal spot to grab a quick bite to eat in a casual atmosphere. A one-stop-shop and gift shop, the Market serves up a fresh assortment of pastries, hot croissants, baked bagels, and hot Panini sandwiches daily, plus a variety of Starbucks™ specialty drinks and other essentials.
Souvenirs, beach clothes, hats, sunglasses, travel mugs, magazines, wine, and name-brand cold beverages are just a few of the items available at the Market.
The Mission Bay Neighborhood
Mission Bay is the largest human-made aquatic park in the United States, and Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina puts you in the midst of it.
You’ll be close to a plethora of fun marina and beach activities such as sports fishing, or chartering a boat. There are several nearby shops and tour companies that offer bike, kayak, surfboard, and boat rentals and lessons, plus snorkeling and scuba diving tours and other aquatic adventures.
Head to the Pacific Ocean at Mission Beach, about a mile away. Here, you’ll find sand volleyball courts, casual beachfront restaurants and bars, and the seaside amusement park, Belmont Park. The use of beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, water toys is included in your nightly resort fee.
SeaWorld San Diego is also located on Mission Bay, a short drive from the resort. (Be sure to read my advice for saving money on SeaWorld San Diego tickets.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina Reservations
I’m directing people to book on Hotels.com at the moment because they seem to be a smidge lower than the 10% off rate Hyatt is offering.
If you plan to stay two nights or longer, you can book the Hyatt Prive rate through me. This is the brand’s VIP program and the rate you receive is Hyatt’s Standard Rate. Hyatt Prive guests receive:
- $100 USD Property Credit
- Room Upgrade within 24 hours of booking (excluding non-suite to suite upgrades)*
- Breakfast for Two
- Welcome Amenity
- Guest Welcome Letter
- Early Check-In (as early as 9 a.m.)*
- Connecting Rooms*
- Free Wifi
*Subject to availability — the room upgrades can take up to three days to process at this hotel.
These benefits are not combinable with Hyatt’s sale rates. They can be more beneficial if you plan to eat breakfast on the resort. The trick is that the hotel does not put a value on breakfast because they kindly let you order a reasonable breakfast in Red Marlin or for takeaway at Marketplace.
If you would like to request a Hyatt Prive rate, because you have checked the Standard Rate on Hyatt.com and think the benefits are worthwhile, send me your dates.