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“A World Class Experience--don't miss the falconry seminar” 4 of 5 stars
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Omni La Costa Resort and Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009   |  
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Ranked #20 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
Brentwood, California
1 review
“A World Class Experience--don't miss the falconry seminar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a beautiful resort. A beautiful setting with a large golf course, a beautiful spa and many, many rooms.This is the perfect place for a conference or a family get together. And as mentioned in the title here, do not miss the "Falconry Class: An Intro to An Ancient Art" I had truly been planning a trip to Scotland or Dubai to experience Falconry up close. I no longer need to. The teacher, Ken, has such a love for the subject and the experience is so unforgettable, I really don't know how anyone could allow themselves to miss it. To have a large peregrine falcon fly from your arm only to return back to your arm after flight is a sensation difficult to explain. The other birds were just as majestic and beautiful, and the way Ken communicates his passion for this encounter makes it all the more enjoyable. I give the resort high marks for all they do to make your stay enjoyable...I give this class even higher marks for all the fun that was had. (By the way, I was the only one who attended. Lucky me. Thanks Ken. Will always remember it. -JP)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our stay was amazing and the hotel is exceptional in every way. All the staff were so nice and accommodating; best gym of any hotel I've ever stayed in; great pool; very kid friendly; GORGEOUS grounds.....we look forward to going back and I give it my highest recommendation!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a beautiful resort. Expansive grounds with massive golf course, spa pavillion and alot of rooms.

Perfect spot for a conference or a family get together (there were a heap of families here).

I felt that it was a touch expensive for what i paid, but it was nice.

This is a resort so there is always a walk to get somewhere.

There is a shopping mall near the entrance to the resort that has a starbucks, thai restaurant and a supermarket if you need any eseentials.

Its only 10 minutes to Carlsbad airport.

If you are flying in/out of San Diego it can take up to 3 hours with bad traffic or 45 minutes on a good run in.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view. mine was of the service drive way to the tennis club.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Terrific if you have kids who love the pool and water slides. Rooms are fine (nothing fancy), but perfect for a family vacation (not very modern, you can tell when Omni took over they fixed up the rooms as much as they could without completely re-doing the whole hotel). Staff is very courteous and grounds are great. Location is very convenient. Like many resorts, very expensive "add-ons" ($7 for a slice of pizza in the store, expensive drinks around the pool, $9 for fries, etc.)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Denise C, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Evan L: Thanks for sharing your comments here and it's great to hear that you appreciated the beauty of the grounds and the friendliness of our staff. We hope that your family is able to return soon to enjoy the pools and waterslides.
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Chicago, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This hotel is disgusting! For the amount of money spent at this place, you shoud have a wonderful experience and we did not!! First, the room smells like old people and to make matters worse there was mold in our vents and the air conditioning did not work. It took 90 minutes to get towels at the pool. The food area by the garden pool closes at 4:00pm! That is ridiculous. Check in is at 3 - so if you want to swim at a quieter pool you have to order room service and spend $75 for 2 hot dogs, chicken strips, and a burger. They make you pay $18 for parking just to subsidize their members of the club. The pool area is packed because this isn't just a hotel but a members only golf club. Worst place I have ever stayed!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Denise C, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear MelissaO: It certainly sounds like something isn't right with that particular guestroom, so we're looking into it immediately. We appreciate that you took the time to share this comment with us and we're really sorry that the experience didn't measure up to standards during your visit.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

one of the most beautiful landscapes and grounds of any hotel i have ever been to, and you will be on the grounds a lot, fantastic spa services, golf course, state of the art gym and pools, gracious staff and common rooms super, guest room a little dated but perfectly adequate, best rooms are top floor rooms with vaulted ceilings, the only major negative was the restaurants. one would expect a wide variety of food with all sorts of health options and varied california cuisine of all sorts. The food was a bummer. they need to really step that up. Having said that there are many great restaurants in the area that are a few minutes drive, but had the food been better at the resort I would have never left.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denise C, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear garyblue99: It's wonderful to hear that you found the resort's grounds beautiful and inspiring and also that you enjoyed the spa and golf experience and our gracious staff. We appreciate your comments on the menu choices. We are constantly re-evaluating and revitalizing our menus here, so have shared your feedback with our chef.
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This property was recommended to me and on the surface it looks great, however the property is just to big and the care factor of the staff and attention to detail of a "5 star" resort" lacks the expense of the property. I discussed my many issues and problems with a member of the management team and was given a free night, however it was not about the money it was about the experience. Better places to stay in the area. Try the Four Seasons or Park Hyatt.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Luxury Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#23 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Omni La Costa Resort and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 610
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is an iconic San Diego area resort destination, set in the coastal foothills of Carlsbad Calfornia. Our picturesque 400-acre garden retreat is California's Original Destination for Mind, Body + Sport. Here, you'll find fresh and inspired cuisine, world-class San Diego area golf and spa, stunning pools and exhilarating waterslides. You'll enjoy an innovative activities program that offers more than 168 things to do each week. And throughout your stay, you'll feel energized and refreshed.After a recent $50 million resort-wide renovation, Omni La Costa is better than ever, with renovated guestrooms and suites and a fresh, contemporary style. Current accolades include the Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Award, the #1 Wellness Spa in the Nation from Spa Magazine, and GOLF Magazine's Gold Medal Resort ranking. ... more   less 
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