The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is located about a 20 minute drive from the San Diego International Airport, though the hotel does not offer any complimentary transportation. The property is not near any additional shopping and dining, and for most of where you’ll want to go, you’ll have to leave the hotel area, though there’s lots of venues within a short drive away (I suggest using Uber).
Parking is not free, and there’s both valet and self parking at the same price. As you pull up, you’ll notice the main tower, and are greeted with an open lobby.
There’s a decent staff of bellman ready to take your luggage and keys, and walk directly into an open-air lobby.
Check-In is off to your left, with a concierge at the far end. There’s also plenty of seating to the right, and with the brightness from the sun, this is a great place to sit.
I checked in, was offered a room facing the marina at no additional cost as a Diamond. Breakfast is served in their club lounge on the top floor. I was quickly given my keys, and walked through the back of the lobby to the main tower, where I proceeded to my room, a standard King room.
Inside, there was a refrigerator directly in the small hallway, with complimentary bottled water. There is a $22.50 resort fee a night, which, in my opinion, is a bit excessive for this property. Actually, I don’t think it’s warranted for this hotel, but is a way for them to make more money for sure.
The bathroom wad clean, and large enough to feel spacious than other hotel bathrooms.
The bedroom was open, with a large King bed situated next to an “L” shaped couch, which I found better than the standard arm chair. It provides a place to relax, without falling sleep in bed.
A tv and desk are in front of the bed, and there was a variety of outlets for charging devices.
The best part of the room was the balcony looking at the entire hotel property and marina. The spectacular views and chairs on the deck made for an excellent place to enjoy a morning coffee, or check emails on the laptop.
On the top floor of the building was the Regency Club, which was basically a renovated hotel room, with a main seating area as well as a food service room. During my visit, there was a variety of vegetables and cheeses during the evening hour, as well as basic breads and pastries in the morning. Nothing spectacular, but nice enough with the views. During the day there were some really delicious cookies on hand, as well as bottled water, both sparkling and still.
Down below, there was a lot of seating options in the courtyard. At night, fires were lit for warmth, and the wifi extended into the area for connectivity.
This hotel looked beautiful, with the views from the rooms being spectacular. It’s a bit outside of the city center itself, and you’ll need to drive to get anywhere, but if you’re interested in secluded relaxation, this property may be perfect for you. The Regency Club wasn’t spectacular, however was certainly better than other clubs I’ve seen. Overall, I’d stay here again in a heartbeat, but only if I had a car or means to get elsewhere.
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Outside of the view and grounds this property is absolute garbage. Stayed in a waterfront suite during FTU and it was the worst experience of my life. Internet didn’t work, AC didn’t blow properly, club lounge breakfast was horrible and it closed in the middle of the day and on top of that the room had dust piled up that looked like it hasn’t been touched for months. I wouldn’t even pay $99 to stay there.
Parking is not valet only. I was there for FTU Advanced and self-parked throughout my stay.
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