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
From the moment we checked in to the resort; i felt like a VIP. The ladies at the front desk were so pleasant. It seems my husband must have told them it was my birthday; because they had a lovely gift for me. Once we arrived to our room; we felt like we were on our own private little island. We had a view of the bay, palms trees and beautiful blue sky. The room was neatly setup with a comfortable bed, double vanity bathroom and even a small kitchenette. The living space had a pull out couch and table and chairs. We spent the weekend riding our bikes, relaxing by the pool and we even had a bonfire on the bay! It was the most awesome birthday gift.
The spa, pool area, the grounds all make you feel like you are in a far away land; but actually you are minutes from the City.
The coffee cart in the lobby was awesome; Mark will hook you up with his positive energy and java. I can't wait to go back to Paradise Point.
perfect place for holiday to chill near enough to get to downtown San Diego but far enough out of town to relax every thing you need in one place great staff to look after your every need
Paradise by name Paradise by nature well recommended
I did a review a year ago and wanted to update the details. We are 10 year repeat guests and this year we did 2 rooms. The difference from last year to this year is remarkable! The rooms are all updated and cleaner, there are fewer ducks and droppings and seems like more staff as well. All the furnishings in the room are pretty, the tubs were replaced with large showers and the soap and lotion dispensers in the shower are easier to use than before. We ate at the Barefoot Bar and all 4 selections we had were delicious. I am partial to the wings and vegetable crudite, my sister had the veggie quesadilla which was perfect and huge. We also used the Pizza restaurant for takeout, the pizzas were large and done well, it was busy as it was a rainy night, but the wait was only about 15 minutes. The front desk staff and especially Josh in reservations were so kind and efficient. I booked one room, added another and then as a surprise added a day to the second room for my son and girlfriend to stay longer.The desk staff were able to honor a request to add a room AND locate it close to the first at the last minute. It was a bit cold for May but there is so much to do at the resort we had a wonderful time. The pools are heated and very clean. The gift shop is filled with gorgeous souvenirs and necessities if you forget something. The rooms have a small refrigerator and new Keurig coffeemakers as well. There is a small coffee bar in the lobby with delicious morning pastries and fruit as well. My son did an overhead drone video and has it posted on the Paradise Point FB page, you can see how private the area is. The resort is a quick ride to the beach on the Pacific Ocean and to grocery stores and restaurants. The resort is located on the bay and there is always boating activity to watch or you can rent water toys right at the resort.There are fire pits on the beach and you can buy wood in the gift shop as well as snacks and fixings for amores ! We look forward to our next visit and want to thank ALL the staff for a great time this spring. Josh in reservations - you are a star, thanks again!
too many bugs and mosquitoes inside the room. sheets and blankets not that clean. the room smelled. extra fees for parking. resort fee addition. room service was not available. Very Average resort to stay.
If you are looking to stay at a resort this is not a resort. The staff was unfriendly and unhelpful! The pools are mediocre at best and the worst part about it is the staff at the pools don’t even come and check on you. They charge $38.00 a day for a resort fee yet any extra amenity isn’t included in this fee. They didn’t even have a free bottle of water in your room or coffee creamer? We have stayed at quite a few resorts and I will tell you to call this a resort is a far stretch. The only think that I liked about it was it is very conveneint to get to sea world if this is why you are visiting, and the rooms are nice inside.