Travel + Leisure Names Mission Pacific Beach Resort the Top Hotel in Continental U.S. for 2024

Can you feel it? The hum of summer vacation anticipation? If your vacation dreams go beyond beach lounging, Oceanside is your seaside playground brimming with discovery. Impeccable weather, world-class beaches, and a culinary scene that has grabbed national food critics' attention. We even have our very own MICHELIN Star restaurant.

But that's not all—Mission Pacific Beach Resort has just been crowned the No. 1 Resort Hotel in the Continental U.S. and the No. 1 California Resort Hotel in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards for 2024! The latest edition of the World's Best Awards celebrates leaders in Travel, and Oceanside's premier beachfront resorts are shining stars.

"It is with immense pride that we celebrate this No. 1 achievement for Mission Pacific, a testament to our resort team whose unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional experiences and outstanding service has garnered this coveted award. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our valued guests for voting for us as we accept this recognition," said Tim Obert, Area Managing Director of Mission Pacific Beach Resort and The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa. "We're fortunate to be located in the beautiful city of Oceanside, which has undergone an incredible transformation over the last decade. With its thriving culinary scene, abundant outdoor activities, and vibrant culture and artistic growth, Oceanside has firmly established itself as one of California's best beach towns."

A Dining Destination In Its Own Right

Mission Pacific is home to Valle, a MICHELIN Star dining experience crafted by Baja's acclaimed Chef Roberto Alcocer, celebrating the flavors of Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe. For a more casual vibe, you can dine in High/Low, our lively al fresco breakfast and lunch spot. The ocean-view patio is bustling with a festive crowd diving into plates of Huevos Rancheros, hefty breakfast burritos, and Cardiff Crack Hash, made with locally loved Tri-Tip. Or you can visit The Rooftop Bar, a sky-high oasis with beach club energy from sunrise to sunset, complete with craft cocktails, breathtaking sunset views, and regular DJ sessions. Book your private cabanas on the pool deck for daytime, and come evening, superior cocktails will be served alongside people-watching. At sunset hour, The Rooftop Bar evolves into a 21+ lounge environment for the perfect evening ambiance with rotating DJ soundtracks. Vibe-check the schedule and DJ sets by following us on Instagram @rooftopbaroside. And movie buffs, take note! The restored Top Gun House, famous for its cameo in the 1986 hit film Top Gun, is nestled on our grounds. Indulge in Americana desserts at The Top Gun House, featuring signature hand pies filled with seasonal, locally picked fruits.

Steps Away: The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa

Just steps from Mission Pacific, you'll find our sister property, The Seabird Ocean Resort & Spa. This charming resort embodies the spirit of classic coastal living, reminiscent of a beloved family beach house with a nautically inspired, eye-catching aesthetic.  The Seabird boasts an expansive pool deck with ocean views, the luxurious Sunny's Spa & Beauty Lounge offers holistic treatments and biohacking services, a stylish wood-paneled library, and OMA West, a rotating art gallery extending the Oceanside Museum of Art right to your doorstep.

Dining at The Seabird is a treat, with several dynamic options. Enjoy fresh, local flavors at the signature restaurant Piper, unwind with a cocktail at the sunset hotspot The Shore Room, or relax at the poolside oasis The Shelter Club.

Oceanside: A North County Gem

Oceanside is the quintessential North County San Diego surf town, offering phenomenal weather year-round and pristine coasts filled with culinary adventures, boutique shopping, and artistic treasures. Both Mission Pacific and The Seabird are conveniently accessible for guests arriving by train and are centrally located between two major airports—40 miles north of San Diego Airport and 50 miles south of John Wayne Orange County Airport.

When you're ready to explore beyond the beach, you'll find plenty of nearby attractions, including Disneyland, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, Petco Park, and more.

CLICK HERE to book your stay at the No. 1 Resort in the country! 


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