OCEANSIDE — Next spring, the Oceanside Beach Resort is expected to open the doors of its two new hotels: Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort.
The Oceanside Beach Resort Owner LLC, an affiliate of the resort’s developer S.D. Malkin Properties, announced the names of the two hotels earlier this month.
According to the developer, the two adjacent hotels located at the base of the Oceanside Pier in downtown will be the “newest and largest oceanfront resort” in San Diego County in more than 50 years.
“The whole north shore of San Diego has some of the most desirable beaches in the whole region, and Oceanside has taken on this kind of cool Brooklyn kind of vibe,” said Jeremy Cohen, senior vice president of S.D. Malkin Properties. “We’re excited to be part of that community.”
The resort will span about 700 feet collectively with both hotels together providing a total of 387 guestrooms, most of which will face the water. The resort will also include restaurants, ocean-view pools, beach recreation and watersport programs.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has been hired to manage the two resorts, making the Mission Pacific Hotel part of Hyatt’s Joie de Vivre boutique hotel brand and The Seabird Resort part of Hyatt’s Destination Hotels brand.
The Mission Pacific Hotel will include 161 guestrooms and suites and 3,000 square feet of retail. According to the developer, the hotel will also feature the only rooftop pool bar in North County as well as a restaurant overlooking the pier from Guadalupe Valley Chief Roberto Alcocer.
“Mission Pacific has a very youthful charm to it,” Cohen said.
The “Top Gun” house is set to open along with the Mission Pacific Hotel after its restoration project is complete. Cohen said the historic house will be located in the middle of a large garden.
The Seabird Resort will feature 226 guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, fitness center, a 9,000 square foot pool deck that faces the ocean, and more than 20,000 square feet of ocean view meeting spaces. The Seabird will also include a “California cuisine” restaurant and an ocean view lobby living room bar and lounge.
“The Seabird is a little bit reminiscent of a traditional, New England-type grand beach hotel,” Cohen said, adding that the hotel also takes inspiration from two old, shingle-style hotels formerly located near the same site around the turn of the century.
Both hotels will sit across the street from each other and connected underground on the resort property.
Construction of the resort project started in early 2019. At the time, developers predicted about 20 months to complete the project.
The resort was originally anticipated to open during the first quarter of 2021 but is now expected to open in the second quarter.
Besides extra management procedures to keep workers safe, Cohen said the COVID-19 pandemic has had a relatively minor impact on the resort’s construction.
“There have definitely been some modifications to address COVID, but fortunately the hotels are designed with wonderful open, outdoor space,” Cohen said. “They just fit really well into a COVID environment.”