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Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Ranked #147 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
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Estes Park, Colorado
1 review
“Beautiful property, too many extra charges”
Reviewed April 24, 2010

Pros: The resort has beautiful well maintained grounds. They have 3 pools (1 is adult only), one has a grill and bar. The rooms were nicely decorated, spacious and comfortable ( we had a garden view room). Outside of each unit are 2 patio chairs and small round table for relaxation. The staff could not have been better. Every person we encountered from front desk to grounds keepers were top notch. Very close to Sea World.
Cons: Although each room has an assigned parking space, you are charged $25 per day to park. Internet was $15/day, Each day I was charged 6 taxes totalling $36/day. The on site grill was very overpriced for very plain average tasting food. Nearest off site restaurants about 2 miles away.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2010

We had hoped for better. The rooms are in blocks of chalets which are packed tightly together with parking spots outside so it's more of a motel than a hotel. Room OK but small compared to other hotels in USA - clean but buildings are old with old (and so noisy aircon, fridge, bathroom ventilation). Noisy plant room outside (possibly the pump for the duck pond water feature). Housekeeping was terrible - they often didn't turn up till after 4.00pm. Got locked out of the room at one stage due to a faulty door lock - I think they are old too - took ages to sort out - couldn’t get to see a manager (all too busy apparently).
The barefoot restaurant only has about 8 dishes on the menu which is the same for lunch and dinner - never changed all week we were there. The coffee bar is only open in the morning. The shop (Island Market) had helpful staff but was pricey. There are no other amenities nearby unless you drive.
It's only saving grace was that it is just about within walking distance of Seaworld for children (about a mile) - there is no hotel shuttle to Seaworld though. If that’s where you want to go to then that’s the only good reason for staying here - there are many much better places to stay in the San Diego area for the money. Don't stay any longer than 1 or 2 days though and think of it as an overpriced motel with swimming pools scattered around the car parks and you are less likely to be disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2010

Got a great deal on travel website. Beautiful resort, beautiful grounds... tropical plants and flowers everywhere. Beautiful lagoon on property. Everything was very well-maintained and cared for. The rooms were very nicely decorated, clean, comfortable, and updated looking. Convenient fridge/freezer in room. Attentive service. Appealing looking pools all over the place.... although the weather was a little too cold for me to swim. Easy check in and out. Option to upgrade my room for $15/night, which we did. Maybe my only complaint if you could even call it that was the breakfast at the restaurant was a little pricey for a basic meal, but to me it was worth it for the lovely relaxing view on the water. And yes you pay for parking, but who cares.... just know before you book and calculate it into the price of the stay. Would highly recommend.

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superior wisconsin
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Reviewed April 20, 2010

Soooo relaxing. Very amazing. I want to go back there, it was AWESOME. (:

Stayed March 2008
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Crosshills, North Yorkshire
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Reviewed April 14, 2010

I would recommend this resort to anyone we loved it here. I too read a lot of negative reports before we went and considered cancelling and booking elsewhere. I am so glad we didn’t.

The location couldn’t be better, close to sea world, restaurants and beaches. Easy drive to the Zoo, down town and La Jolla.

The rooms were clean, spacious and modern. The staff were very friendly and helpful. On the first day we had a slight problem with the shower tap, I called reception and a maintenance man arrived to fix it within 5 mins. He was also happy to answer some of our questions regarding best beaches and restaurants to go to in the area.

Our only gripe would be no coffee facilities in the room. We had to queue every morning at the coffee cart to buy some.

The food at the Barefoot Grill was good, but not alot to choose from. Didn’t go to Baleen as it was a bit pricey.

We booked through Virgin Atlantic so didn’t have to pay the parking fee. I’m glad because $25 a day is ridiculous!

Altogether a brilliant week in San Diego!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

I usually don't write reviews for hotels but had to sign up to write one for Paradise Point.
Before going to the resort, I have read a lot of reviews and did read a lot of negative things about it so I was kind of hesitant with the place but still gave it a try since my little daughter loves the beach.
Got there at 2 pm and immediately got a room. The room was really nice, cozy and spacious. Bed was really comfortable. Love the lagoon at the back of the room. It was very quiet and relaxing. Need to bring slippers, no carpet which makes sense since sand will be all over the floor.
My daughter got to feed the ducks (they give you a free pack of duck food). It's walking distance to the beach and a lot of activities in the resort.
Staff were friendly and the resort was really clean.

There is a $25 parking fee per night which is a little pricey and the food in the resort were also a little pricey so I suggest you buy food outside and just bring it. They have a lot of fast food around Sports Arena Blvd.

Overall, it was great! Will definitely go back...but maybe next time we'll get a room closer to the beach :)

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Cottonwood
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

Check in was at 4pm did not get a room until after 5:15 pm and had to raise a fuss to get it then. Spoke to the manager he waived the parking fee for our trip. The next day or should I say nite 12:21 am a security person entered our room with a pass key without even knocking or announcing his arrival. Spoke to the manager again only to get a so sorry. A taco was 9.00. Rooms are clean but dont expect to see a maid before 3pm.

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Property: Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Address: 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109-7905
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Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Bay Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 On the Beach Hotel in San Diego
#25 Spa Hotel in San Diego
#33 Green Hotel in San Diego
#43 Luxury Hotel in San Diego
#49 Business Hotel in San Diego
#56 Family Hotel in San Diego
#60 Romantic Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Paradise Point Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 462
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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