Nestled on a dazzling bit of coastline in San Diego’s North County region, Oceanside was once a relatively sleepy town, populated mostly by surf-obsessed locals and U.S. Marines who live and work at nearby Camp Pendleton. But thanks to the imminent opening of two new Hyatt sister properties, Mission Pacific Hotel and the Seabird Resort, Oceanside should prepare to see a new influx of tourists.
Located on the water, with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, the hotels offer absurdly easy access to the beach. (Should guests require slightly balmier water temperatures, there is also an oceanfront pool and spa, located on a sprawling patio.) The rooms are entirely serviceable, with minimalist, West Coast–y design touches, such as shiplap walls, earthy textures, and plush furnishings.