We loved this resort and nearly had to drag the kids away each morning to visit San Diego area attractions! They loved the pools, beach, observation tower, tame ducks and walking paths. They loved breakfast at the Barefoot Grill, where Harry the heron hangs out ready to dive at plates. They loved hitching rides around the property on golf carts.
Room 364 was just across the sidewalk and within sight of the main pool's hot tub, so close that my husband and I could sneak out after the kids were asleep at night. Yet the room was surrounded by lush gardens and was very quiet. The room had two queen-size beds, a large armoire with a TV and mini-fridge, a table and two chairs and another bench in a small alcove. The dressing room was large, with two sinks and a large closet. Showers were hot with great water pressure. We had a small porch with chairs, and a small group of ducks waddled by each morning begging for handouts. The room, nicely decorated in bright yellow and navy, was larger than most four-person rooms we encountered in California.
What really stood out was the service. Our first night's reservations were lost (which we discovered just before leaving home.) The management put us up at the Catamaran across the bay and covered our taxi transfer the next morning. That seemed sufficient to us, but they also paid for breakfast at the Barefoot Grill AND paid for our tickets to Sea World. I was very impressed with that show of concern.
We encounted that attitude again when the main pool closed temporarily just as we arrived in the afternoon. We went back to our room and called for information about the other pools, since the weather was chilly and we were looking for a hot tub or heated pool. A few minutes later, Ben the bellman arrived with a golf cart and took us to the adults-only pool. I worried about being there with the kids, and he told us if anyone asked, we should just mention he brought us there. A few other families showed up, thanks to Ben, and we had a great afternoon. (No adults showed up without kids -- probably too cold.)
We travel a lot with our kids, and found this resort friendlier than most. We definitely hope to return.
- 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 Hotel San Diego
- Paradise Point Resort And Spa
- Paradise Point San Diego