This long-time city social center received a makeover and reopened in 1999 to offer guests a more contemporary and relaxed sense of style. Liberal use of marble in the lobby sets the tone for the modern color schemes and traditional furnishings in the guest rooms, many of which have views of the ocean or of the cathedral. It’s not right on the beach, but Bahia is convenient for exploring the waterfront and the old town and sits at the head of the Jardines de Pereda, a charming city park.