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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
We booked a high school reunion for a few couples and we all were very impressed with the accommodations, the grounds, the staff, the restaurants, everything! We all commented on how much we enjoyed it and would come back for sure. The location was central to everything, Sea World is so close you can walk if you wanted to. Uber rides came within 3 minutes, and were so easy to book and take us everywhere we needed to go. This hotel is amazing and historic yet updated and gorgeous!
We absolutely loved this resort. My husband had a 4 day echo course at the resort. Meeting space was really nice. We ate at the Tidal one night - excellent food and service. Love the individual bungalows and parking right at your door. Rooms were beautifully decorated and furnishings lovely. Situated on Mission Bay while our room was on the Garden we still could see through the trees to water. I enjoyed walking the premises. It was colder than usual so we did not use pools. Had a great massage at the Spa by Carrie. I would highly recommend this resort.
Dirty rooms, sheets and pillows: coffee machine all around had aunts, shower had bugs, the blankets smelled bad. “Management” not as knowledge as u think they are. Parking $40 night . Ridiculous non sense fees.
Yet great view from ocean front room. Definitely would not recommend, and i was plnning on booking now for july or may but definitely wouldnt do
I had a very enjoyable time. I was there last year and found the rooms much improved sindethen there was no desk in the room to do work and now there is. The TV was much improved. the bathroom was much improved
This resort was wonderful to visit. The staff was friendly and attentive all the time. The facilities were very good and good for family. The restaurant were good. Overall, you felt you were on a beautiful island with all the needs