Want to feel like you’re on a tropical island getaway, but prefer to stay stateside? Paradise Point Resort & Spa in San Diego’s Mission Bay certainly fits the bill. Just a few minutes from downtown, this expansive resort sits on a 44-acre island, with plenty of space to spread out and relax.
What You Need to Know
The property boasts over 462 guest rooms, which include a variety of room categories from suites to bungalows. This resort is sprawling but doesn't feel overwhelming. You’ll find a handful of restaurant options, five swimming pools, a basketball court, tennis, corn hole, a marina, spa, and endless activities from yoga to kite flying--it’s impossible to get bored.
Paradise Point sort of feels like a summer camp for the entire family. You’ll see plenty of adults and kids partaking in the myriad of offerings. Mornings can start with a California-casual breakfast overlooking the bay, and perhaps it’s then on to an activity like a spin around the bay on a sailboat--or round of golf; lounging by the pool with a cocktail is always a fine afternoon option, and evenings commence with dinners and a bonfire (there are 15 on the property) complete with s’mores.
Who Will Love It
Paradise Point attracts mostly families, everyone from small children to multi-generational groups. And it’s easy to see why: there is absolutely something for everyone to enjoy.
Who Might Not
If you’re looking for a boutique hotel in the middle of the city’s action or plan never to be in your room, you might look elsewhere. This is the type of property that offers no reason to leave.
The laundry list of activities--from sports to spa. Additionally, the bungalow-style rooms are lovely, with the private patios and spacious interiors.
For the $34 nightly resort fee, guests receive high-speed wireless internet, unlimited use of five pools and the fitness center, seasonal resort activities, and use of the guest recreation items such as tennis, basketball, mini golf and lawn games. Parking is $38.00 ($48 for oversized vehicles and any vehicle with a trailer) per night for doorstep parking.
Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About
The aforementioned resort fee and expensive parking. Some activities are an additional charge.
How to Get a Deal
The hotel’s Specials & Packages page has a ton of different offers and loads of ways to save on everything from parking to spa to weddings.
In the Neighborhood
The property is close to the airport, downtown San Diego; Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park are all just minutes away from the Mission Bay shores.
The resort is just 15 minutes away from the San Diego Airport. Taxis, shuttles and ride-sharing services are available at all airport terminal curbsides for service to the hotel. San Diego International (Lindbergh Field) Airport is 10 minutes from the hotel.
Carlsbad (McClellan – Palomar) Airport is 50 minutes from the hotel.
The Bottom Line
A domestic beachside resort that offers so much to do for the entire family.