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Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel

1404 Vacation Road | San Diego, CA 92109  [SEE MAP]San Diego, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Resort occupies its own island
Some guests didn't like added fees for amenities such as parking or internet
Occupying its own 44-acre island in Mission Bay, Paradise Point offers guests a wide variety of ways to pass the time. Not only is the island flanked by quiet beaches, the resort also boasts five pools (including one reserved just for adults), an 18-hole mini-golf course, a surf school, five tennis courts, a spa and a basketball court. Travelers appreciate the resort's sense of isolation, despite its busy location near SeaWorld and Mission Beach Park. While guests were thoroughly appreciative of the resort's address, accommodations get mixed reviews, with some saying rooms needed an update, or a good cleaning. Guests say to really sink your teeth into this resort experience, book a room with a private lanai. As for dining, Paradise Point houses four restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, from fresh seafood to pizza.
San Diego, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 462 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



The family friendly destination features five pools plus a mile of beach access with bonfire pits and a private marina with boat, jet ski, and kayak rentals; there’s also an excellent island-themed, 7,000-square-foot day spa.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1919 have reviewed the Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1919 reviews 4.0 (based on 1919 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The resort's California bungalow-style guest rooms are decorated in shades of turquoise and gold, with modern teak furniture and contemporary art. Standard guest rooms have 37-inch flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms, minifridges and small patios.
  • Daily $32 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access
  • Bathrooms feature Gilchrist & Soames bath products
Nightly resort fee$38.39

Standard room size450 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Paradise Point Resort & Spa is located in Mission Bay, a mile north of SeaWorld. The island-themed resort offers a secluded tropical escape relatively close to many of San Diego's attractions. Surrounded by a mile of sandy beach, the property is ideal for travelers who are seeking a relaxed, resort atmosphere and are also interested in going out and sightseeing.
  • On-site observatory tower provides views of Mission Bay
  • Located 9 miles northwest of the San Diego Zoo and other downtown attractions
  • About 6 miles north of San Diego International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking ($38)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Paradise Point Resort & Spa offers both fine dining venues and casual eateries. The waterfront Tidal restaurant serves a Mediterranean-inspired menu heavily featuring locally sourced seafood and craft beverages. The Barefoot Bar & Grill offers a variety of casual dishes from burgers to salads with farm fresh and organic ingredients. The seasonal poolside Tropics Cantina has authentic Mexican cuisine while the Caveman Pizza Company offers build-your-own pizzas.
  • Room service is available 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesItalian, American, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort has five pools, including one adults-only lagoon pool. The island is surrounded by a sandy beach area, perfect for swimming and other beach activities like sandcastle building and seashell searching.
  • Pools are open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Tropics Cantina offers seasonal service at the main pool
  • The Lagoon Pool has two fire pits
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The 7,050-square-foot spa at Paradise Point has a variety of treatments and services inspired by different islands around the world, including the Hawaii sticks and stones massage, the Thai heavenly soak and the Fiji hot stone facial, to name a few. The full-service spa also has a Blend bar, where guests can create their own beauty products.
  • Spa hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Spa has nine treatment rooms, a couples bungalow and a garden courtyard with whirpool
  • Spa boutique includes beauty products and other retail items

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


This family-friendly resort offers a variety of seasonal programs for children, including the seasonal Island Adventure Club for kids ages 4 to 12 with art projects and beach activities. The hotel also offers complimentary poolside activities.
  • Island Adventure Club is open March 13 to April 12 and Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Complimentary poolside activities are only available from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays
  • Surfing lessons are $165 to $195 per person and require bookings 48 hours in advance
  • Kid and teen services available at the spa
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The resort has an on-site fitness center with cardio machines and weight-training equipment. For outdoor recreation, the property has tennis, basketball, croquet and an 18-hole putting course, as well as water sports rentals. Guests are also able to rent bikes and surrey quadricycles that can be ridden along the 14 miles of bike paths nearby.
  • Surf lessons offered daily
  • Daily resort fee includes access to fitness center and recreational activities including bocce ball, horseshoes and ping-pong, to name a few
  • Private yoga programs available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The resort’s conference center boasts more than 81,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The property has meeting rooms, executive meeting suites and large ballrooms available.
  • 31 indoor configurations and four outdoor spaces
  • Wi-Fi access and on-site technical staff for A/V needs
  • Conference service professionals available to help conduct event planning

Number of meeting rooms31

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The resort is pet-friendly and welcomes cats and dogs that weigh 15 pounds or less.
  • $250 advance deposit required, $100 will be refunded after departure with approval of management
  • Pets cannot be left unattended in rooms and must be on a leash or in carrier anytime outside of the room
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Paradise Point Resort & Spa has an 18-hole mini-golf course near the main entrance. Guests of all ages and skill levels are welcome to play.
  • The Island Market has putters and balls for purchase
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


Paradise Point Resort & Spa has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces available, including four ceremony locations and five ballroom reception options. Couples can choose to host their special day steps away from the bay with the Paradise Terrace, which holds 400 guests, or among the property's Pine Hill garden, which can hold 175 guests.
  • Resort requires couples to hire a professional wedding coordinator
  • Bell cart can be rented on day of wedding to chauffeur bridal party around the island for photographs

Maximum wedding guest capacity400

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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