by Wendy Irvine
The Paradise Point Resort sports a distinctive Hawaiian flavor (did we land in Maui?) with a huge lagoon, five sparkling pools, a smaller lagoon by the bay that has sharks and other fish to feed, a boat dock to rent paddle boats, motor boats and jet skis, and the list goes on. A stone’s throw from SeaWorld and Belmont Park (home to San Diego’s Big Dipper roller coaster), the Paradise Point Resort has secluded lodges on semi-private beaches, Adirondack chairs facing out to the water and two restaurants, one casual and one fine dining. The 40-acre resort also holds a spa, a full service salon, an observation deck with a 360-degree view of San Diego and a gleaming workout room.
Our Editor Loves
- Five pools
- Full-service marina
- Watersports: kayaking, fishing and more
We had 15 bungalows on the cove and it was awesome! What great staff and pleasant stay! Richy at the Barefoot bar was the best waiter and had great food suggestions. Nick, a Manager, was driving a golf cart and gave us a ride to our destination which was greatly appreciated!!!!
I booked this resort months ago via phone call in order to ensure adjoining rooms for my wife and I and small children. We show up and they couldn’t find adjoining rooms and the solution presented to us was to split up and move rooms again the next day. That was a joke to me as it was not my problem and I took all the proper steps to avoid the situation. The staffs response was the non adjoining rooms were actually $100 cheaper per night. I could care less about the money I could save, I didn’t book lessee grade rooms on our trip because I didn’t want that room layout. The management handled it very poorly and we would have just moved hotels if it were not 7pm. They didn’t really offer to make our reservation work.
Another word of advice, order room service 1.5hrs ahead of time or just go to the restaurant and pick up the food. All restaurants have over an hour wait for room service, unless you just stop in at a restaurant and place a pickup order, those take a typical 20-30mins. Nothing about this place is real memorable for us besides it’s close to Sea World