Paradise Point Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Part of Mission Bay Aquatic Park, this 44-acre San Diego resort is next door to SeaWorld Adventure Park and within a mile of Mission Beach
- Endless fun for families with kids
- Beach with bonfire pits for oceanside lounging
- Fine eats at Tidal, named one of San Diego's hottest restaurants by Zagat
What To Know
- The property completed a $20 million renovation in 2010
- It takes a good stroll to get around this sprawling property
- Water Taxi to Sea World runs Memorial Day through Labor Day
- Parking is $35 per night
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Spanning 44 acres over a private island in San Diego’s Mission Bay, Paradise Point Resort & Spa is an enticing tropical world of beaches, lush gardens and Bali-inspired bungalows. Bridges arch over serene ponds shaded by palms, rooftops curve wave like above the treeline and walls of windows open to let the SoCal sunshine in.
Bed & Bath
The property, which has been around since 1962, got a face-lift in 2010 in the form of a $20 million renovation. Seattle-based designer Andrea Sheehan delivered Indonesian-inspired flair with teak furnishings, bold artwork, hide-print rugs and a tropical elegant color scheme of coral, turquoise, chartreuse and gold in all 462 guestrooms and suites. Each open and airy ground-floor guestroom offers a private, furnished patio with garden, lagoon or bay views.
With a 7,500-square-foot spa offering an over-the-top menu of treatments and an intimate restaurant serving fresh seafood, this resort is ideal for a romantic retreat. But it also has all of the ingredients for family fun, including five pools (four for kids, one just for adults), wakeboarding sessions and stand up paddleboard excursions. There’s also a fitness center, tennis and basketball courts and an 18-hole putting course.
In the Area
If you really want to, you can happily stay in-bounds for days here, but if you can pull yourself away, there’s lots to explore. First stop Sea World, of course — the resort has a water taxi that delivers you straight to the park. Old Town San Diego offers interesting history, great food and shopping. Mission Beach is alive with boardwalk buzz, beach bums and Belmont Park’s Giant Dipper roller coaster. When it’s time to bid the day farewell, you can’t do much better for views than Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma. A 20-minute drive north, La Jolla is a well-to-do, charming and romantic place to while away an afternoon. Leave the kiddies back on the island.
How to Get There
Great individual bungalos with plenty of privacy. Great clean beaches with nice fire pits and great views. Nice main building and local shop. Great nature walking paths. Clean pools with quite atmosphere.
Beautiful grounds and friendly staff. Not a deal breaker but floors in room were filthy even after asking for cleaning. No wipes to clean equipment in fitness center. Overall good place though. They have fire pits which are a nice treat for family if you have the right room.
If you plan to eat somewhere off site the hotel is fine. Cockroaches inside the Barefoot Bar dining area (inside the building). Service is SLOW and food quality extremely marginal. Banquet served undercooked and cold meal not on the provided menu - everyone was to get chicken/beef but 80% got rubber seabass and my salad had a spider crawl out of it when I poured on dressing. YUCK YUCK YUCK!! Pool cantina not open Monday through Thursday either so your options are LIMITED and POOR.
I was worried this would be an older hotel but upon my arrival, my expectations were exceeded! The rooms were nice and updated, awesome gym, and fast internet. I would definitely come here again for a staycation, being that I'm from So Cal.
I found the resort staff to be the highlight of my stay. From arrival to departure each and every person was great to deal with. The room met all my expectations and the location was wonderful. The lagoon with it's wildlife provided great entertainment.