We visited Paradise Point for Father's Day weekend this time. It was more crowded than our last visit, but we still found a well appointed bungalow close to the beach/bay. Last visit we were on the beach. It really did not make much of a difference. The rooms are quite nice, hardwood looking tiled planked floor, updated resort feel furniture, walk in closet, safe capable of holding all laptops, iPads, etc.... The bathroom leaves much to be desired - low water pressure, faucet literally hanging out of the bath tub below, curtain on a rod in this day and age???? The mattress on the bed was also way too soft and uncomfortable for me and my husband.
The resort does charge $34 a day to park your car PLUS a $19 Resort Fee -- it is usually our experience that the Resort Fee is about $25 and includes your parking, internet etc..... When you calculate the taxes with those two fees -- it literally adds about $57/day to your daily rate!!! We do not question the fee because we have no choice! It is just that when a resort charges such exorbitant fee, you also expect a perfectly manicured property - not the case here. When we saw lots of bird poop on our adirondack chairs on our patio and a dangling bath faucet - you wonder where the money is going? We do appreciate the assigned parking spot right by your bungalow.
The resort offers lots of activities for the young ones. There are boating activities at their own resort marina, miniature golf, geese feeding (by purchasing duck and geese food pellets at the general store) which we did, strolls around the lagoon, swimming in their calm bay, fireplaces to light your own fires and do BBQs if you like, neighboring park etc.....
The Barefoot Grill is also good. They were friendly and gave us great service. We were seated with a view of the marina and a pretty waterfall. The food was good also. We also rented a surrey bike to ride around the island which was lots of fun. They also have individual bikes for rent. We also enjoyed swimming in one of the smaller pools which was much more peaceful than the largest pool which was way too crowded. All of their swimming pools have a walk in shallow end with a slow descent instead of stairs which is great for kids.
We may return for a weekend, but would rather wait until the resort sees a large overhaul of renovations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay, this luxurious 44-acre island resort features comfortable, California bungalow-style rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens and lagoons. Here at this AAA Four-Diamond San Diego hotel, you can explore one mile of beach, five swimming pools, and enjoy various amenities including tennis courts, an 18-hole putting course, beach cruisers, bonfire pits, and a private marina equipped with sailboats, jet skis, and kayaks. Dine at one of two waterfront venues, then relax and refresh at the plush spa with a treatment from Hawaii, Fiji, Thailand, or Bali. Secluded yet centrally located, the hotel is minutes from top attractions including SeaWorld, Old Town, the San Diego Zoo, and Gaslamp District. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Point Resort And Spa
- Paradise Point Hotel San Diego
- Paradise Point San Diego