Mission Pacific Dreamscape Suite Review
The Mission Pacific Hotel and partner property The Seabird Resort are new builds in Oceanside, CA. Mission Pacific is a JdV by Hyatt branded Category 5 property. Both properties opened in May 2021.
I booked my three night stay in February with cash for $336 + tax + resort fee per night. Resort fees add $47 and taxes add $43 per night for a total of $426 per night. If you are a Globalist or book with points, the resort fee is waived.
Mission Pacific has a total of 161 rooms. I used a Tier Suite Upgrade to reserve a Dreamscape Suite. I traveled with my sister who is also a Globalist and she was offered a suite upgrade at check in. The property advertises that it has 38 suites so over 20% of rooms are suites.
Mission Pacific and The Seabird are across the street from each other. The Seabird is more family friendly while the Mission Pacific is more adult oriented.
The Mission Pacific is located on the corner of Mission and Pacific in the heart Oceanside, CA. It is 45 minutes north of San Diego and just south of Camp Pendleton. The property is across the street from the beach and the Oceanside Pier. There are a ton of restaurants within walking distance.
Legoland is very close though I think kids would be more at home next door at The Seabird.
We arrived around 8pm on a Thursday evening. There was only one desk agent but there was no line when we arrived. I booked my room as well as a room through Guest of Honor for my mom and sister. They needed to beds so they weren’t upgraded to a suite but they did get an Ocean View room and free parking and breakfast.
The hotel had reserved us rooms all together; but we ended up split apart so everyone could get a room with a better view. The staff was very accommodating and poured us each a glass of wine.
The lobby has a relaxed beach feel with plenty of space to hang out. There are three elevators to guest rooms as well as The Rooftop Bar on floor 6. Keycards are required to get to the guest floors.
I was assigned to room 257. Floors 2-7 are guest rooms so I was on the lowest floor. Though honestly this isn’t a hotel where there is a huge benefit to higher floor.
The Dreamscape Suite is actually a junior suite as it is just one large room instead of a separate bedroom and living room. As you enter, there is a wardrobe and bench. The bed is in the middle of the room facing the living area.
On either side of the bed are outlets. One side has a clock radio with built in wireless phone charger.
Under the wall mounted TV is the mini bar area. Each room comes with two complimentary reusable water bottles. Water fill stations are on each floor. There is also a coffee maker in the room.
On the other side of the bed is a sitting area with a chair and lounger. The hanging light had an issue where it would never go completely off. I ended up having to unscrew the bulb.
A sliding door opens up onto a patio. As it is only on the second floor it does get some street noise but I didn’t mind being close to the action.
A few negatives about the room. The curtains don’t block out all the light and there is a bright street light right outside the room. I also found the air conditioning not to be very powerful. I would imagine the room could get pretty hot in the summer, but maybe the AC is more powerful then.
The bathroom can be closed off from the rest of the room with two sliding doors.
Dual sinks sit under a mirror with various lighting that is controlled by touch sensitive buttons.
A free standing soaking tub and glass enclosed shower are along the opposite wall. The shower has both a wall mounted shower head and a handheld shower. The water takes quite a while to warm up. The toilet is separated behind a frosted glass door.
The Apothia brand bath products are in large refillable bottles.
Pool & Gym
The Mission Pacific has a pool and hot tub on the roof that overlooks the beach. For a larger pool, guests can access The Seabird’s pool that is more family oriented.
On the second floor is a large gym with all the standard equipment; open 24 hours.
There are a total of four food & beverage outlets at Mission Pacific. The casual restaurant off the lobby is High/Low. Also on the street level is high end Valle. We ate lunch both days at the Rooftop Bar which offers small plates and cocktails with great views, even though the service was subpar.
In The Top Gun House (from the original movie), which is located on the property, you can pick up hand pies for dessert.
For Globalist breakfast, you have to go across the street to Piper in The Seabird. During the week Globalists get a $40 credit per person (up to four per room) for items off the menu; though I don’t think they are too strict about the limit. For the weekends, each person gets access to the buffet.
I found both the food and service excellent. The first day there was my birthday and even though it was breakfast, they brought me dessert to celebrate.
I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to Mission Pacific or try The Seabird. My sister has been to the property multiple times and really enjoys it and after my stay I can see why. It is fun to be across the street from the beach while also being in the heart of the town of Oceanside.
Last year I visited Alila Marea which is located a few miles south on Highway 101 in Encinitas. The rates are about double at the Alila. The Alila building is unique but I didn’t find the extra cost worth it. If they made the Alila adults only (which it really should be), it would be more attractive. Alila offers a retreat where Mission Pacific offers more action but still feels high end.