Paradise Point Resort And Spa

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, California, 92109, United States

7 Reviews

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 38% more than similarly rated 4.5 star hotels

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  • soozyd's Profile Photo

    Palmy Paradise


    If I were looking for a tranquil and romantic weekend getaway with my partner, this might not be my first pick. But I wanted to take my mama for a fun but relaxing overnight in San Diego for Mother's Day, and this top-end resort on a little isle of its own in the Mission Bay ended up being ideal for us. The grounds here are huge and absolutely lovely, with palm trees, hibiscus and lots of greenery everywhere, so it was perfect for little strolls before or after a meal. There are lots of little diversions here, including an 81-step observation tower, where you get not only a great overhead view of the hotel grounds but also of the bay.

    This would be a great place for a family. There were kids everywhere, and they seemed to love the ubiquitous swimming pools and the little mini-golf course near the lobby. The resort's also practically across the street from Sea World, which may be walkable - I'm not sure. And that brings up another point: If you're looking for cozy neighborhood accommodations where you can walk around to check out local cafes and restaurants, etc., this is not the place. There's not much within walking distance to here – you have to get in your car and drive to get off resort property. That said, it's a nice central spot for typical SD sightseeing - a quick drive to Old Town, Balboa Park, PB, OB and not far to downtown either.

    About the room: I think we got the lowest-tier type of room, as I booked an internet special (it totaled just over $200 for a 2-queen room, including parking and other fees), but it was comfortable and quiet with enough space, a roomy bathroom, the usual amenities (TV, iron, coffeemaker, fridge). There wasn't anything luxe about it, but it was comfy. Those willing to spend more might look into the beachside rooms on the fringes of the resort. The little stretches here are private, quiet and have bonfire pits.

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    A nice San Diego Hotel


    Although it wasn't as nice as it seemed, the Paradise Point Hotel in San Diego was a decent hotel.
    I was there in the end of March 1999, and the temperature was about 65F. The hotel was deserted and had almost an apartment complex feeling to it. I have a feeling that if it was high season and the resort was bustling with people, it would have had a much better flavor to it.

    All in all, a nice hotel but not as nice as advertised.

    Unique Quality: The pool was large and nice, and the grounds had quite a few amenities- tennis, windsurfing, a spa, restaurants (slightly overpriced for the food they offer), a fitness center and an 18-hole golf course. Be prepared to walk. The resort is made up of bungalows, and all the amenities are spread out over a substantial area. Keep the map that they give you when you check in! You will need it just to find your room, let alone trying to find the exit!

    Directions: There is a map to the location on the link below.

  • SassyMcPeaches's Profile Photo

    Wasn't quite breathtaking


    This resort makes an attempt at Hawaiian style bungalows surrounded by palm trees and beaches. Honestly, I wasn't too impressed.

    Don't get me wrong, it certainly isn't horrible. The beds are comfortable, there are plenty of standard amenities and you won't suffer.

    But if you are looking for a place with pampering and escape, perhaps you should look elsewhere.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo

    Conference Area


    The resort also did not scrimp when it came to the various rooms being used by the conference attendees. This photo shows three of the Executive Suites used to hold the meetings, along with the outdoor 'coffee break' refreshment set-up.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo

    Spacious Rooms


    The rooms were quite large and consisted of the bed area as well as a kitchen (refrigerator, sink & microwave oven) and a spacious bathroom with a tiled floor and marble vanity area.

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    A Network of Paths


    The many roads/paths winding throughout the resort required either a lot of walking or the use of an electric cart to get from place to place. Photo shows a road-level view of the rooms, well hidden by the thick foliage.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo

    A Lush Tropical Setting


    Located on what is almost an island in Mission Bay, the Paradise Point resort comprises several hundred single-story rooms spread throughout a very lush and tropical environment. The landscaping at the resort was probably the best that I have ever seen - what a variety of plants!

    Unique Quality: Interspersed with the foliage are various ponds, lakes and swimming areas creating a fantastic overall impression of the site. With taxes, the rooms were US$209/night. The photo is an aerial view of part of the resort taken from their observation tower beside the Check-in Area. It shows their Spa directly below and part of a beach to the left - the same one shown in my Intro photo.

    Directions: Mission Bay area

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Paradise Point Not Well Taken

by A TripAdvisor Member

We were at Paradise Point Resort for a symposium. Driving in everything looked ultra-tropical and lovely. THe front desk seemed okay. We were assigned a room and the gal kept buzzing for the bellman, but alas, we decided to drive to the room ourselves. $14.00 parking charge even though you park your car in front of your room yourself. Whatever.Got to the parking space for our room and then proceeded to wander around looking for the room. Went back to the front desk and said, "hey, we can't find the room". They said, oh it's there, but the key enterance is a sliding glass door. Wierd and again, whatever. Put us in another room please. Well, not too many other choices especially since you've arrived at 9:30 pm. Thanks, but that doesn't make me feel any better.THis time the room we were given wasn't any easier to find. There is a door that marks two room numbers so we used the key and it opened into a tiny hallway that then has two doors for two different rooms. When we opened our door, the smell of mold was pretty over powering.Apparently, the hotel was in a full status and you could tell that they were not able to keep up with the volume. Room service items left for long periods of time even when they were called to pick-up, front desk or operator calls not getting answered after many rings, and bellman on the scare side.There is also a mini-golf course that wanders through the resort. It is near the rooms, so much of the day you will have fairly constant chatter, laughing and activity right outside your door. There is no dial-up internet service available in your room unless you plug in the phone line and go through your own system.Room service food was pretty good, but overall, the resort will be on our list of places we won't want to re-visit. The rate of $275 per night was a joke. If it hadn't been for the meeting being on site, we would have high tailed it out of here.

Sure is paradise

by A TripAdvisor Member

Spent 10 days in Paradise point in Mid June. Staff were very friendly rooms were very clean and the entire island was spotless from litter.
If relaxation is what you require before heading off to somewhere like Las Vegas this will be the place for you. I feel the place is very well situated not far from all major resort and theme parks. Putting green was expensive 18$ for two adults but apart from that everthing else was resonable. Somepeople seem to be moaning about ants i saw 50 or so of them for about 30 seconds of so, out of 10 days that is very good. Had our own lemon tree out back and a duck which laid us an egg. What a great place cannot wait to return as the people of San Diego are so friendly. I didnt have any kids with me but there is lots for them to do there. The reception staff must be among the friendliest I have ever met. Puts our hotels to shame.

Matthew Priestaff


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Paradise point

by Didsi


Very excited as we have just booked our honeymoon to come to the USA next September. We are touring the west coast and our first port of call is San Diego for 4 nights. We are staying at Paradise point resort and spa.

Any hints tips, reviews etc most appreciated



RE: Paradise point

by yvr

Check out the following website for reviews of hotels around the world posted by previous guests. It is a valuable reference tool. and congratulatons on the honeymoon, San Diego is a great place to spend part of it

RE: Paradise point

by MonoBichi

Search this forum for lots of recent tips. Look through the San Diego travel pages of members.

RE: Paradise point

by lmkluque

Congratulations on your marriage!

I haven't actually stayed at Paradise Point Resort and Spa, but have been there for lectures and conference. It is a pretty place and the atmosphere is relaxing. It's location is pretty central to almost all of San Diego's best offerings.

MonoBichi is correct that you can find a treasure of tips, hints and suggestions about San Diego on VT's San Diego page:

This page is the collection of ALL tips by ALL VT Members, those who have visited and those who live here. It includes the most popular things to see and do as well as the most unusual and creative suggestions. I'm sure you will find more than four days worth of ideas.

Hope this helps,

RE: Paradise point

by Plumeria54

We've stayed there a couple of times and really enjoyed it. One tip - if you're not totally happy with the location of your room, don't be shy about going back to the front desk and asking for something different. The rooms are in one story buildings and are spread over a large area and some have a nicer view than others. The grounds are really pretty and there's a nice beach, pools, etc. The hotel is located fairly close to Old Town, the Seaport Village area, Balboa Park with all its museums and the Zoo, and the Gaslamp District which has lots of places to eat and go to at night.
Have fun!!!


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Address: 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, California, 92109, United States