San Diego Mission Bay Resort Welcomes Back Guests After $32 Million Luxury Transformation


Redevelopment Includes State-of-the-Art Amenities and Enhanced Safety Measures Designed to Exceed the Needs of Today’s Traveler

San Diego Mission Bay Resort, the city’s newest luxury resort and spa, announced it has officially reopened after completing a $32 million total reimagination and renovation of the expansive 18-acre property.  Located in the heart of San Diego on the scenic waterfront of Mission Bay Park, the lavish 357-room, year-round lifestyle destination resort is the ideal place for guests seeking to explore the region’s vibrant culture and nearby attractions, as well as its  “barefoot chic” beach lifestyle. 

“Our total transformation captures the essence of everything this luxury coastal playground has to offer, and we are excited for guests to experience this iconic Southern California resort and to enjoy the true ‘soul’ of San Diego,” said Douglas Rucker, general manager of San Diego Mission Bay Resort.  “We embody the genuine San Diego way of life, connecting the easy beach lifestyle to the surrounding cultural vibrancy through creative programming and thoughtful, regionalized design.”

Formerly known as the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, the recently redeveloped resort’s proximity to airports, restaurants and downtown destinations makes it the perfect location for today’s much needed leisurely escapes for couples, families and small groups.  The upscale Mediterranean-style resort offers a 4,000-square-foot outdoor pool area, spa and fitness center along with five tennis courts, gift shop, restaurant and poolside grill.  Additionally, the hotel provides over 16,000-square-feet of interior meeting and function space and 9,600-square-feet of outdoor meeting space.

Whether guests are seeking an action-packed vacation or would prefer to bask in the sun with a drink in hand, Mission Bay Resort offers a host of water sports and activities suitable for everyone.  Nestled between two of Mission Bay’s most attractive parks, the resort offers on-site access to walking, roller blading and biking through the parks, on the boardwalk and on Fiesta Island.   Also adjacent to the bay and ocean, the resort makes the ideal location for fishing and lounging safely in the sun.  From jet skis, stand up paddle boards, waterskiing and sailing, aqua cycles and pontoons to relaxing in a poolside cabana with plush lounge chairs, Wi-Fi and TV, sitting bayside with full beachside service and playing family lawn and board games, Mission Bay is a true landmark destination in the heart and solof San Diego.  

For couples looking for a romantic waterside wedding venue, San Diego Mission Bay Resort delivers the effortless elegance of a quintessential California resort and retreat.  Sand beaches, lush greens, stunning views of glorious ocean sunsets and arching tropical palms combine to create a panoply of gorgeous and unique backdrops for an extraordinary day of dreams. 


“We’ve undertaken a major transformation of this storied Southern California property, repositioning the resort to its proper place in the region,” said Sean Mullen, president of acquisitionsfor Noble House Hotels and Resorts.  “We have thoughtfully and artistically designed the new San Diego Mission Bay Resort to provide guests with the benefits of its campus-like setting, exceeding the needs of today’s luxury traveler and helping to create lasting memories.”  

The first guests will immediately notice a transformed guest registration area with safety augmentation, an open-air lobby, innovative culinary options and new menus befitting the property’s Southern California heritage, redeveloped pool and retail areas and a reimagined breezeway. Additional changes include the transformation of guestrooms, the resort’s expansive conference center featuring custom, original artwork, the executive board rooms, upgraded and enhanced technology, an expanded amenity base, all-new custom furniture evoking a casual elegant style and new guest bathrooms with tubs and custom tiled showers throughout the resort. 

All-new, sophisticated, beach-chic rooms and suites will make guests feel at home and inspired as they walk into airy rooms with abundant sunlight and gentle breezes.  The spacious guestrooms in the tower feature private patios or balconies with breath-taking views of the gardens or bay.  Many rooms feature luxurious amenities, like a private patio with a personal fire pit, up to 1,463-square-feet of living space and pull-out sofas for additional family members

Resort guests and foodies alike will be delighted by an all-new array of exceptional dining experiences that highlight the resort’s coastal Southern California location, all offering outdoor seating areas with ample shade.  Guests looking to jumpstart the day can grab a cup of caffeinated inspiration and fuel up with an acai bowl, a wide array of fresh juices and pre-made sandwiches at Mission Joe.  Right in the heart of the resort resides Plaza del Sol – the perfect place to relax and savor delicious small, shareable plates while seated, safely spaced, around a welcoming community fireplace.  At Solrisa, the Mexican food truck-inspired poolside stand, guests can enjoy Baja-Latin inspired dishes including lobster nachos and ceviche, as well as traditional fries and salads.  Highlighting the resort’s commitment to local fare, the new Covewood restaurant will delight diners with woodfired pizzas, chargrilled, braised and cured local beef, poultry and seafood from the Southern California waters.  Guests can also picnic throughout the resort, enjoy a cookout in the park or at the beach fire pits or dine in their guestrooms, still enjoying picturesque views from the comfort of their beds or private balcony or patio.

With newly installed Wi-Fi throughout the property, San Diego Mission Bay Resort makes the perfect setting to upgrade a work-from-home experience.  The resort provides the space and style needed to plan the most impactful event possible, whether it is a private meeting for a small group or, when allowed, a large conference.  Companies and groups can take advantage of more than 25,200 square feet of contiguous indoor event space ideal for meetings, conferences, trade shows, conventions and more.  Groups can also take advantage of the warm and sunny San Diego weather and have their meeting outdoors in one of the five outdoor venues the resort offers.  With a meeting or event at a bay view private terrace, a palm lined garden or the beach, companies and groups can feel relaxed and inspired by beautiful blue skies and sweeping views of Mission Bay. 

The expansive 18-acre property naturally caters to the socially distant traveler of today, featuring rooms with direct entry from the outdoors, 4,000-square-feet of outdoor pool area, onsite access to lawns and beaches, huge shaded outdoor seating areas for all dining options, climate control for year-round use and a breezy open-air lobby.  With the ongoing global pandemic, the resort’s staff have been fully trained on the importance of upholding the highest level of sanitation and safety standards while delivering professional and welcoming customer service. 

The complete list of the resort’s safety measures can be found here: Stay Safe, Start Living.