I am lucky to live in such a diverse city where you can be in the mountains or the beach in a matter of minutes. I am biased to the beach but ironically, I live near the highest mountain in the city. Last weekend, my sister was in town with her six year old daughter (my niece). I stayed at the Hyatt last summer, and thought that another stay at Hyatt Mission Bay would be a good way to show them this wonderful city (my secret dream is to live in a nice hotel). This Mission Bay location and this Hyatt is such a beautiful property and a perfect place for “getting away.” I recently found out they had these new SeaWorld Suites perfect for adults with children. This is absolutely perfect for a family doesn’t want to share a regular hotel room.
The suites are essentially two adjoining hotel rooms, one room with a kitchenette and one room with the standard bathroom. The kitchenette is perfect for preparing microwavable items or just putting together plates from room service or restaurant take-out.
The kitchenette has a sink, microwave and mini-fridge, not the kind of kitchen to prepare gourmet meals but it does the trick. The kids room with a bunk bed has a kitchen (board room-like) table that will seat six comfortably. Each room has it’s own flat screen television, which is ideal since the kids like cartoons and my sister and I wanted to watch the Food Network.
The kids room has the appropriate “fish” decor and even a cute little bean bag. There are 4 of these specialty suites in this hotel. My daughter and niece absolutely loved the set up, they played “restaurant” in the kitchen which kept them busy and happy.
On and off the property there are lots of activities. We had time to use the Hyatt’s firepits to make s’mores. The activity guide provided to us during our stay was handy to see what off-site theme parks were open and how to get tickets. Also, was info. on the hours and what each on-site restaurant, store and spa offered .
The highlight of my hotel trip is that I got some “me” time. My treatment of choice was the one hour massage at the Blue Marble Spa. If you go, must dos are the eucalyptus steam room before and after your treatment and the waiting area, where there are flavored waters, light snacks and a huge variety of coffee and teas. Local tip: I later found out that if I just wanted to go to the spa as a local, I would be able to get pool privliages as well. I have a feeling that I will be returning to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay very soon.
If you decide to stay at the Hyatt Regency between October 26- October 28th. The Hyatt plans to have Halloween activities at their pool and water slide area. They will feature:
- Waterslides enveloped in eerie fog, enhanced with scary music, ghostly sounds and spooky lighting
- Pumpkin painting and trick-or-treat bag decorating
- Spider-webbed pool cabanas and creepy cocktails for adults
- Nighttime trick-or-treating around the property followed by family movie at the pool.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is located on 1441 Quivira Road San Diego, CA 92109, (619) 224-1234