If you're hoping to soak up some authentic SoCal vibes, indulge in some innovative cuisine, take a dip in a chic rooftop pool, and enjoy sunset cocktails as you look out over the ocean, a stay at the Mission Pacific Hotel might just be the answer. Designed to appeal to the bohemian, free-spirited, and young at heart - and everyone in between - the hotel offers luxurious accommodation in unbeatable surroundings. Here are 10 reasons to stay at the Mission Pacific Hotel.
1. It's dog-friendly
Hate leaving Fido behind when you go on vacation? At the Mission Pacific Hotel, you don't have to. Providing your dog is well behaved and isn't likely to bring either their name, your name, or the hotel's name into disrepute, they'll be just as welcome as you. There's even a ton of dog-friendly businesses and places to visit nearby to make it even easier. Just be aware that there are a few caveats to the hotel's pet-friendly policy - namely, they'll need to be kept leashed at all times in public areas, there's a strict two dog limit per room, they shouldn't exceed 50 pounds (or 75 pounds combined if you bring two), and you'll need to pay a non-refundable pet fee of $150.
2. It's a foodie's paradise
Vacations are the perfect time to indulge your tastebuds. At the Mission Pacific Hotel, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to get stuck into some good eats. Not only are there a ton of world-class restaurants located within a stone's throw of the hotel, but the property also offers several excellent on-site options for hungry guests. If you're in the mood for a lazy brunch, head for High/Low’s airy beachfront terrace. It also does a fabulous breakfast and lunch, with all dishes prepared from fresh, all-natural ingredients sourced locally in Southern California. For a decadent dinner, make your way to the Valle Restaurant, where award-winning Chef Roberto Alcocer has curated a first-class menu that draws on the culinary traditions of Mexico’s wine region at Valle. Those with a sweet tooth shouldn't miss the indulgent homemade dessert bar at the historic Graves House.
3. The rooms are the height of luxury
The Mission Pacific offers 161 rooms, 38 of which are suites. Regardless of whether you book a room, a suite, or a studio, you can expect creative decor, artisan textures, and artwork curated by the Oceanside Museum of Art. Many rooms also offer ocean views from their private balconies. Just some of the amenities to expect include a 55” flat-screen HDTV with premium TV channels and streaming capability, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes, beverage cooler, coffeemaker, branded bathroom amenities, dry cleaning service, and a garment steamer.
4. It has an unbeatable location
If you like to be in the very heart of the action, the Mission Pacific Hotel will put you there. Surrounded by the boutiques, galleries, art venues, and restaurants of the Oceanside Cultural District and within easy traveling distance of Temecula, Orange County, and San Diego, guests will find themselves within reach of everything from vineyards to theme parks. Key attractions to check out include Oceanside’s premier cultural institution, the Oceanside Museum of Art, and the always fascinating California Surf Museum, both of which are just a couple of hundred meters from the hotel. If you're with the family, don't miss the 8-mile trek to Legoland California. If you don't mind traveling a little further, SeaWorld San Diego is around 36 miles from the hotel.
5. It's ideal for work events
if you're looking for the perfect place to hold an important meeting or a team-building event, the Mission Pacific could be your ideal venue. Per hyatt.com, the hotel offers over 13,000 square feet of premium ocean-view indoor and outdoor venues for conferences, workshops, seminars, and more besides. With five studio spaces to choose from, you're sure to find the ideal setting.
6. It's a great place for weddings
The Mission Pacific doesn't just make a great venue for a work event. If you're planning a wedding, the hotel could be the perfect place to hold it. Regardless of whether you're hoping for a low-key ceremony or something grand and extravagant, you're sure to find something to suit in the hotel's selection of indoor and outdoor spaces. The Pacific Garden makes a particularly special setting for an outdoor ceremony, boasting sweeping ocean views, over 2,800 square feet of space, and capacity for up to 310 guests.
7. The amenities are excellent
As thepointsguy.com points out, the Mission Pacific is a hotel, not a resort, but just across the road is the Seabird, a Hyatt resort with a full range of amenities that guests at the Mission Pacific are free to use whenever they please. Both properties have fully equipped, state-of-the-art gyms with Peloton bikes and a full range of cardio and strength equipment. You'll also have access to both property's pools and selection of on-site retail shops.
8. It's great for a workcation
If you're a remote worker looking to enjoy a workcation with scenic views and great amenities, the Mission Pacific is ideal. As well as offering reliable Wi-Fi throughout the property, it also offers a seating area that's been designed to resemble a coworking space. If you want some variety, head over to the Seabird resort across the road to make use of their library/ coworking space, which features a large central desk together with several dedicated desks.
9. The service is exceptional
Customer service can easily turn a bad experience into a positive one and a positive experience into a terrible one. Fortunately, the staff at the Mission Pacific Hotel are one of its star attractions. From the hotel security guard to the valets, expect friendly, attentive service and the height of professionalism.
10. It's got a rooftop bar
What could be a better way to spend a sunny day than at a stylish poolside sanctuary with sweeping views over the ocean? The Mission Pacific's rooftop bar and pool is the first of its kind in north San Diego County, and, according to yourhomedesigncenter.com, one of the highlights of the hotel, with a modern beachy vibe, shabby chic decor, firepits galore, and a tempting array of Baja street food and cocktails to enjoy.
Written by Dana Hanson
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