Paradise Point Resort & Spa
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Stewart-beavers stayed here on Nov 13, 2013 during their trip titled: Stewart-beavers's Great Adventure.
Fly into San Diego and spent the night preparing for Taylor's 6th birthday. We are so lucky to have two of the best girls ever and our amazing herd!
... save us a lot of time as we would have had to use at least one bus and a trolley to get where we wanted. We went on a 2 hour Horn-blower Ferry cruise tour at a cost of $22 each and the numbers on the cruise were not great. It was a large ferry and there are many photos today as we around the harbour. I didn't really realise how much a armed forces city San Diego was.
The first part of the tour was the Southern part of the Harbour and we are lucky enough ...
... ever, and I was terrible at it. Body boarding was all I ever did, but it sounds so much cooler to say surfing, doesn’t it? San Diego is a bit of a hot spot for such things, so it would have been even more foolish for me to rent a surf board and embarrass myself in front of what seemed like an unlimited supply of professional surfers. Unfortunately, It turns out I’m also **** at body boarding these days, as in the entire day I only ...
... was born. What are the chances of that?!
We knew the date that we were flying to our potential new home in the USVI, since we bought our one way tickets while we were in Japan. That gave us some time to just enjoy being in San Diego before settling down for good. We checked out a ton of micro breweries and explored our potential next path in life.
How has this resort rated in the past?
One of the best resort so far. Very family friendly!
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Our two weeks stay at Paradise Point was excellent. The grounds were superb and kepted very tidy. The accomadation was very clean and very wellfurnished. We found all the staff very helpful and the restuarant very good standard. Local transport was very close by and found them useful even the drivers were helpful. Yes, we did enjoy our holiday.
It seems the reviews of this resort are quite varied. I just got back from an Easter Weekend trip to Paradise with my husband and 3 young boys. This is our 5th trip to the resort over the past 3 yrs. I want to remind others that this is only a 3 diamond resort. I definitely feel they are charging 5 diamond prices, but I think the service and surroundings reflect the 3 star rating. We have vacationed alot at 4 and 5 diamond hotels all over the US, Mexico and Hawaii and I think this is a really nice resort for a 3 diamond. We had a garden room that backed up to the miniature golf course and was only surrounded by 2 other rooms. It was peaceful and quiet and clean. The hotel was renovated about 2 yrs ago and I usually stay in a beachfront suite, but this time, due to the busy holiday, stayed in a 2 queen room. We had great service from the time we checked in, to the bellman that drove us on the cart to our room and called for more towels and our rollaway. The grounds are kept up well and we enjoy the beach. I agree, the sand is abit dirty and the main heated pool (yes, there ARE 2 heated pools) was really crowded this time of year (too cold to swim in unheated) and towels were not cleaned up while swimming late night, but we found the hotel to be most enjoyable. We had our own car, so we didnt eat at the resort and we went to a close grocery and got fire wood and marshmallows to roast on the beach. As far as ants, we did see a few (but I grew up in CA and there are alot of ants on the coast), but not a problem and the bathroom was beautiful marble and very clean. I think for a family resort this is the place to go!
Upon arrival to the grounds I though it was beautiful. Front desk helpful upon check in. Opening my door I found the room SMALL, no terrace as they told me, carpet dirty and the room smelled wet. Since it was late when we arrived, my wife, daughter and I quickly went to sleep to deal with the issues in the morning. We woke up with ANTS CRAWLING on us IN THE BED. Front desk moved us to a new room SAME PROBLEM NEXT DAY!!! They blamed it on the rain (which is BS!). Over the next 2 days we ran into numerous other problems --- my daughter got hit in the face with a ball by some teenagers in the pool. We called the manager and he said it was not the hotels liability (all I wanted was a doctor to make sure my daughter was ok)... thank god, my wife checked her out with no problems other than a small bruise... my 7 day vacation at this FAKE RESORT ended after 4 days!!! We left for another hotel the following day. I WILL NOT RETURN !!!!!
Just got back from four nights here and three nights at Loew's Coronado with our 15 year old son, and my husband and I agreed we liked both but would return here first. The grounds were lovely and spacious; I went walking every morning on the beach and through the rest of the resort. We had a room on a grassy lawn and loved breakfasting on the patio with ducks coming a-begging; the refrigerator and coffee maker in the room were a great help. Especially since there is a Krispy Kreme only 10 minutes away! There were a few correctible service problems (slow draining tub; coffee service not replished) but nothing serious. There was a true resort feel to the location - we had a car and it was only a few minutes to Pacific and Mission Beaches. The parking ($12/night) and "putting course minigolf" ($9/person) fees were ridiculous, but the croquet and ping-pong were free and the main heated pool quite pleasant. One bonus of the standard room was that the two beds were queen rather than full size. The climbing tower was a nice touch and had a great view.
I found Paradise in San Diego
Paradise Point was the ideal destination for my family and I! We found the resort to be absolutely gorgeous and extremely family friendly. The restaurant (Baleen, I think) was excellent and the best meal we had on our entire trip! Our children enjoyed our bayside location and played on the beach while my husband and I relaxed on the patio sipping Margaritas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We look forward to a longer vacation in "Paradise" this summer!
Our experience was better than others
We had some trepidation in staying here, after reading all the bad reviews, but our experience was fine, and the value OK for the low season rates which we were paying. Our Lanai Garden rooms were spacious and clean, the staff very friendly, and the place has a nice atmosphere and beautiful grounds. The food was excellent, and there's a bayside terrace for drinks at sundown. I agree that the charges for extras are VERY annoying - especially the parking, which has now gone up to $14 a night. We also did have an outbreak of ants, but this was very quickly dealt with. We quite liked the funky 'distressed' furniture, but some might prefer standard motel-style rooms.
Terrible for the money
These other reviews do not lie!! It was a disgusting experience. We had a small room with a partial view of the bay. The bathroom smelled of urine. The furniture seemed like it was drug along the beach. Speaking of, there wasn't much of a beach to enjoy. We were schedule for two nights there and two nights at another hotel in San Diego and after the first night we were begging to get out of there. Even after we switched rooms and it was just as bad with bug problems in the bathroom, we were told that the decor was supposed to be rustic. But the truth was it would have been a joy to roll in dirt on a farm in West Kansas than it was to stay there. Try the Coronado Peninsula instead.
WARNING- The public beach sharing a cove with the resort posts signs that the water is contaminated with raw sewage and warns people not to swim. The hotel posts no signs on its part of the beach even though the water is shared. Management gave me a blank stare when I asked. Children of guests were playing in the water-GROSS!
THe hotel charges 12 dollars to self park in an uncovered spot outside your room. We had to wait 90 minutes for housekeeping to bring towels-got 1 towel in room on check in.
Large older resort with not enough housekeeping and mainenance to keep it up. Expensive for what you get. Keep looking.
NOT as expected
I took my b/f to this resort for a little get away. When first arriving to the grounds, the lanscaping was quite breathtaking. The rooms, however, are NOT. Maybe breathtaking in another way. The bathroom was disgusting. Cleaning was definitely needed. The towels were VERY gross...found a pubic hair on 1 of them. The rm didn't meet up to the external part of the resort & definitely needed a facelift & some anti-bacteria cleaning. Would I go back? NO...I couldn't wait to leave the property.
I stayed at the Paradise Point Resort with my family and was very disappointed by the fact that only one of the many pools was heated. they say that the San Diego energy crisis is the reason, but it made it so we had to walk forever to a crowded pool. also, there were no family friendly restaurants there, so we had to drive to eat any meals. Not my idea of a resort!