The Seabird is Oceanside’s newest beach lodging. This stylish Hyatt family resort is located right next to the pier in Downtown Oceanside. Curated by the Oceanside Museum of Art, it houses a gallery in the southernmost room of the lobby floor. Every public space in the hotel, however, is like one tremendous art exhibit. The color scheme, the pieces of furniture and decor, the floor tiles, even the books placed on the bookshelf, were all beautifully and meticulously chosen and arranged. The hotel is a nice addition to Oceanside but it is still foreign for those of us who have lived in Oceanside for a while, and will take some getting used to. The Seabird is like a transporter, taking you to another city entirely or, perhaps, just into Oceanside’s future.