Many of our clients choose The Seabird Resort in Oceanside, CA. when they’re looking for a great San Diego beach resort at a lower price point. But then, they are blown away by their experience.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this stunning hotel exemplifies the Southern California lifestyle with its sophisticated yet minimalist aesthetic. The Hyatt hotel is exactly what the already-gentrifying area needed.

Clean lines lend all rooms and community spaces an appealingly contemporary look and beach house feel that draws your attention where it belongs: the spectacular views of the ocean.

Better yet, The Seabird Resort is adjacent to Mission Pacific Hotel. Guests of either have signing privileges at both Hyatt hotels. And, we can book you into either with Hyatt Prive benefits.

The Seabird Resort Reservations: Book with Hyatt Prive Benefits

I can book you in with Hyatt Prive perks that include:

  • A $100 resort credit
  • Daily breakfast for two.
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability.

These amenities are added to Hyatt’s Standard Rate. (It helps to look at their website and have a room in mind when you send me your details.)

Estate Suite balcony with ocean views at The Seabird Resort


  • Hyatt Prive benefits that add value, like free breakfast for two, at no extra cost.
  • Sunny’s Spa’s menu of personalized treatments.
  • The onsite library beckons you to trade in some of your outdoor pool lounging time for a cozy reading session.
  • Access to the upscale amenities at Mission Pacific Hotel next door, including its chic rooftop pool (and the ability to charge back to your room).
  • The hotel replaces single-use plastic bottles with refillable metal alternatives to make your stay a little more eco-friendly.
  • The Little Seabirds kid-friendly activities.
  • Location across the street from the beach.
  • Simple check in process with friendly front desk staff. 


  • Of the two sister properties, The Seabird Resort is more family-friendly.
  • The hotel is valet parking only. Otherwise, you can park at the city lot.
  • While many local attractions can be reached on foot, it may be easier to visit downtown San Diego and other neighborhoods if you have access to a car.
  • The resort charges a nightly destination fee of $42.
  • The hotel allows two dogs per room, with a non-refundable pet fee of $150.
  • 11 a.m. check-out time.
  • Connecting rooms are by request and can’t be guaranteed.
  • Noise can be an issue whether coming from the beach amphitheater (concerts and events) or the street for light sleepers.
  • The property accepts credit cards only – no cash.


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Why Stay at The Seabird Resort, Part of Destination by Hyatt?

As the sister property to the Mission Pacific Hotel next door, The Seabird Resort holds much in common with its neighbor. Remember that The Seabird is officially designated as a Destination by Hyatt hotels, while the Mission Pacific falls under the scope of JdV by Hyatt boutique hotels.

The Seabird has a few unique amenities, such as a library and a full-service spa. It’s also much more family-friendly with a roster of kids’ activities and amenities. Couples tend to choose Mission Pacific, but they’ll be equally happy at The Seabird.

The other key difference? The pool at Mission Pacific Hotel has a cool rooftop location accompanied by a trendy bar. The Seabird’s outdoor pool is also fantastic and a bit more laid back. Guests of both properties have access to both pools.

Once you’ve accounted for the full scope of Seabird and Mission Pacific attractions — plus the restaurants and picturesque views — it’s easy to see why The Seabird Resort is already regarded as one of the best hotels in Oceanside.

Guest Rooms and Suites at The Seabird Resort Oceanside

Contemporary designs and beautiful artwork can be found within The Seabird Resort’s many rooms and suites. Lovely views are also an integral part of the experience, with some rooms overlooking the ocean while others offer cosmopolitan scenery.

As mentioned previously, noise can be a concern. The hotel is located right by the beach and near public transit, but the convenience this provides is accompanied by extra street and rail noise in the morning. Request a quiet room – they do exist.

Rooms are primarily categorized based on the number of beds and the type of view. The better the view, the higher the price point. Examples include:

  • 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed Poolside
  • 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed with Partial View
  • 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed with Ocean View
  • 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed with City View
  • 1 King Bed Cityscape View Deluxe
  • 1 King Bed with Ocean View Premier

Rooms range from 371–397 square feet. Connecting rooms are by request only and can’t be guaranteed. For families who need more space, I highly recommend the Estate Suite or Grand Estate Suite which have two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Select rooms are designated as Deluxe or Premier if they offer extra space or especially lavish amenities that go beyond the standard rooms.

The 1 King Bed Cityscape View Deluxe room, for example, adds a separate living area with a sleeper sofa, plus a balconette. The 1 King Bed With Ocean View Premier offers a larger balcony that provides sweeping views of the beach.

There are two types of accessible rooms: a Partial Ocean View room with two queen beds and an ADA shower or one with an ADA tub.

Seabird Resort Room Amenities

Amenities vary slightly from one room to the next. Regardless of whether you stay in an ocean view room or one with a partial ocean view, you can expect the following:

  • Flatscreen HDTV with premium channels
  • Free WiFi
  • Beverage cooler
  • Illy coffee maker
  • Complimentary water bottles, which can be filled at alkaline water stations
  • A steamer instead of an iron and ironing board
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Drybar hair dryer
  • Pharmacopia bathroom amenities
  • Plush robes and slippers

The Seabird Resort Suites

Eager to upgrade your San Diego resort experience? In addition to the many rooms described above, The Seabird Resort offers several exclusive suites, including:

Grand Ocean Suite

Take in a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean from the unique vantage point of the appropriately named Grand Ocean Suite.

Spanning over 700 square feet, it is a wonderful option for couples but can also accommodate extra guests with its sleeper sofa and extra half bath.

An ADA-friendly version of this suite is also available, complete with a roll-in shower for its spacious bathroom.

Estate Suite (Great for Families)

This vast suite spans over 1,200 square feet, so you should have no trouble finding space to relax. You’ll get a wonderful night’s sleep in the king bed or one of the queen beds. Curl up with a book in the reading nook or enjoy a spa-like experience in one of two bathrooms.

The Estate Suite's balcony overlooking the ocean at The Seabird Resort.

As with the Grand Ocean Suite, the Estate Suite offers a more accessible version. Instead of a roll-in shower, this particular suite includes a bathtub with grab bars.

The Seabird Resort Grand Estate Suite living room.

Like the Estate Suite, this space provides over 1,200 square feet. The two-bedroom suite is equipped with a huge furnished balcony, where you can soak in the sun alongside loved ones.

Perched on the sixth floor, you’ll enjoy the most glorious view at The Seabird Resort. Relax by your private fireplace as you enjoy the pinnacle of luxury.

Dining at Seabird Resort Oceanside

Excellent cuisine abounds in and around Oceanside, but there’s something to be said for the convenience of dining onsite. If you stay at The Seabird Resort Oceanside, a few steps will take you from your room or suite to one of the region’s finest restaurants.

Whether you crave a quick snack or a hearty pasta dish, an exquisite culinary experience will always be within easy reach when you stay at The Seabird Resort. Limited room service is available, but you’ll have far more fun eating on site. Keep in mind that you can also head to Mission Pacific for a great meal. Otherwise, get ready to eat your fill at these Seabird Resort favorites:

The Shelter Club

When you need a bite but don’t want to venture far from the outdoor pool, you can grab a tasty snack or beverage at The Shelter Club. This poolside bar and lounge is only open to hotel guests, so it has a uniquely exclusive feel.

The Shelter Club interior with tables and lounge seating.

Whether you order a burger, nachos, or a hummus dish, you will be impressed by the fresh selection. Dine indoors to take a break from the sun or outside to enjoy the view.

The Shore Room

Indulge at The Shore Room, where you can order a delightful cocktail and take in the pristine view. Several small eats are also available, including Charcuterie, flatbread, and oysters. If you have a sweet tooth, feel free to order the memorable mojito ice cream with candied lime.


Garden-to-table dining is the name of the game at Piper, where every meal is wonderfully fresh. Capturing the best of upscale California coastal cuisine, this restaurant boasts an appealing open kitchen layout, plus a lovely patio.

Piper Restaurant fire pit lit at night at The Seabird Resort.

This restaurant serves breakfast, so stop in for exquisite French toast to start your day. Otherwise, you’ll love filling up on California-craft pasta for dinner. Young visitors love the flatbread and pulled chicken featured on the impressive children’s menu.

Hotel Amenities at The Seabird Resort Oceanside

When you aren’t eating your fill at the onsite restaurants or relaxing in your room, you’ll want to explore the many amenities offered at The Seabird Resort.

The outdoor pool is a must-visit, of course, but the resort also has plenty to offer for book and beach lovers.


The Seabird Resort Outdoor Pool

Nothing completes a Southern California vacation quite like an afternoon spent relaxing at the outdoor pool. You’ll love soaking in the sun at The Seabird Resort, where you can hang out in a lounge chair as you enjoy the sea breeze.

A vast stretch of sand is located mere steps away, so you can combine the best elements of a beach day with everything you love about the pool. The pool area also has a Jacuzzi, where you’ll be eager to recharge after a busy day.


The spa lounge at The Seabird Resort in Oceanside, Ca.

As relaxing as a day by the pool might seem, true rejuvenation begins with a visit to the spa. The Seabird Resort offers spa amenities and services onsite, so you don’t have to go far to get the pampering you deserve.

Known as Sunny’s Spa, this location is popular not only among hotel guests but also, Oceanside locals, who find this facility — and its holistic rituals — deeply calming.

The enticing spa menu includes a wide array of compelling treatments designed to promote both physical and emotional healing.

From body wraps to massage services, these treatments incorporate wonderful aromas, plus targeted treatments that address concerns such as circulation and skin texture. The full-service spa also offers customized options for men, teenagers, and even expecting mothers.


In addition to the onsite spa, The Seabird Resort has a salon (known as the Beauty Lounge) that provides several services to level up your look.

Manicures and pedicures are top offerings, but you can also depend on this salon to make your hair look amazing via balayage or color touch-ups.


A library might not be the first amenity you think of when picturing a luxurious seaside resort — but if you set aside a little time to unwind in this special space, you’ll realize just how magical a hotel library can be.

Featuring a vast collection of titles and several comfortable window seats, this charming room invites you to unwind as you immerse yourself in the pages of a good book. You’re also welcome to play a game of chess at the glass table or simply gaze at the books, which are gorgeously bound.

Fitness Center

After a day of lounging by the pool or relaxing in the library, you might be eager to move your body. The well-equipped fitness center at The Seabird Resort will actually have you looking forward to your next workout.

There, you’ll have access to all the essentials for a good sweat session: cardio machines (including treadmills and elliptical), free weights, and several weight machines.

If you’re a Peloton fan, you’ll be pleased to find your favorite workouts available. Add large windows and a lovely view —and you’ll discover that it’s remarkably easy to keep up with your fitness regimen.

Beach Amenities

If you find The Seabird Resort’s proximity to the acclaimed Oceanside Beach appealing, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the hotel’s beach amenities, which are covered under your resort fee.

These include access to both beach chairs and umbrellas, which staff members will be happy to set up on your behalf through beach butler service.

The Little Seabirds

Romantic suites and sophisticated bars make The Seabird Resort an appealing choice for couples, but families are also encouraged to stay at this Oceanside hotel.

The Little Seabirds program should please parents and kids alike, as it provides fun activities such as crafts and scavenger hunts. Most activities are complimentary for both Seabird Resort and Mission Pacific Hotel guests.


If you’re blown away by the view and the service at The Seabird Resort, you might want to consider making the hotel a backdrop for your dream Oceanside wedding.

The property offers plenty of excellent venues, such as the refined Grand Coastal Ballroom and the open-air Coastal Terrace. The resort also offers exceptional catering, made possible by the culinary genius Chef Kurtis Habecker.

Landmarks Near The Seabird Resort and Mission Pacific Hotel Oceanside

Looking at the Oceanside, CA beach from over the ocean

The Seabird Resort is conveniently located near several of Oceanside’s most noteworthy attractions. Its idyllic location near the beach ensures that you’re able to experience the best of the coastal experience throughout your stay. Be sure to build these landmarks into your travel plans.

Oceanside Pier

No trip to Oceanside is complete without a stroll along the pier. At nearly 1,950 feet long, this local icon holds the distinction of being the longest wooden pier on the coast of the western U.S. Take a leisurely walk on the pier at sunset, when you’ll be amazed by the picture-perfect scenery.

Strand Beach

This family-friendly beach is packed with amenities such as picnic tables and easily accessible bathrooms. Parking is relatively easy, although, as a Seabird Resort guest, you can easily reach this particular beach by foot. Crowds aren’t typically a problem here, so you can enjoy a serene beach experience.

Oceanside Harbor Village

Treat yourself to a whimsical view of the marina as you take a casual stroll at the Oceanside Harbor Village. You’ll enjoy watching the boats as they arrive and depart. Several excellent restaurants are located at this charming destination.

Reservations at The Seabird Resort Oceanside

I can book you in with Hyatt Prive benefits that add extra value to your stay. The one-category room upgrade happens at the time of booking but it is subject to availability.

  • $100 USD Property Credit
  • Room Upgrade*
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Guest Welcome Letter
  • Early Check-In*
  • Connecting Rooms*
  • Free Wifi

* Subject to forecasted occupancy

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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