Evans Hotels

San Diego natives and entrepreneurs William and Anne Evans founded Evans Hotels in 1953 and the company has been a part of the fabric of America’s Finest City ever since, with two properties on Mission Bay and one in the prominent seaside community of La Jolla.


The Bahia Resort Hotel was the first commercial lessee on Mission Bay, opening in early 1953 with 52 rooms after the City of San Diego offered several parcels of land for commercial development. The Evans family then acquired the right to develop land at the northwest corner of Mission Bay in 1958 for the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. In April 2002 the Evans family opened the doors to The Lodge at Torrey Pines, a AAA Five Diamond resort that blends seamlessly into La Jolla’s Torrey Pines State Reserve and Torrey Pines Golf Course.