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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 #15 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
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“The best resort for families”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

We stayed at the La Costa Resort over the fourth of July weekend. I was very impressed with the Resort. The service was amazing! All the employees were super friendly and attentive. The kids had a really fun time on the water slides, with one child being 2 years old and the other eleven, that is hard to find.They also loved the crafts and smores. But most of all they loved the fireworks! They do a great job. Our room was great with a wonderful patio and grass area in back for the little one to run. Between the wonderful food, service, and activities, I would reccomend La Costa to everyone!!!!

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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LaCostaTeam, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, responded to this review, July 19, 2010
Dear CoreyLindsay: We are glad that you could join us for the Fourth of July weekend. Thanks for your comments about the fireworks show. We're already planning next year's show, so hoping you make La Costa part of your summer holiday tradition!
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Rating summary
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

The friendly and helpful staff is wonderful. $25 each time you and your spouse play on the tennis court, ridiculous. Drinks, coffee and food: very expensive. Could not get cold water in the room, it was either hot or scalding.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2010

We checked in for our 17th wedding anniversary and were greeted with poor signage (making in hard to find our room) and a room key that wouldn't work. No big deal- we called the front desk but then had to wait outside our room for 20 minutes before help came. Once in, we were greeted with a non-renovated room with a musty smell that Adam at the front desk then told us "some guests had complained about in the past, but didn't bother him." Well Adam wasn't paying for the room of course, we were. When we asked to change rooms we were told only more expensive rooms were available and we would need to pay for an upgrade. That was it- we called The Park Hyatt next door- moved and couldn't be happier. At the Park Hyatt the staff was gracious and pleasant, plus the room was lovely and yes, smelled good! Avoid La Costa at all costs!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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manhattan Beach, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

We were looking for an affordable family vacation that would include some relaxing, luxury accomodations and fun family events. We had known about La Costa Resort for years, but had never been there.

When we saw that they had some special deals we decided to give it a try. We were absolutely blown away with the Resort amenities. The golf and tennis were fantastic. Since they had a package that included breakfast, golf and tennis we did not feel stressed about paying resort fees everytime we wanted to play. The pool was great too.

An added benefit was that the weather was perfect. Because the Resort is not direclty on the ocean, we did not have a cold marine layer. Rather, it was sunny and warm.

We will be vacationing at La Costa again in 2010. We have 3 children (15, 12 and 10).

  • Stayed December 2009, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

We celebrated my son's birthday there and had a fantastic weekend. The staff was gracious, our rooms were great and we just LOVED to the pool and our cabana. Their SPA was first rate and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone, especially families with children. It's the ultimate family resort!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Burbank
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

Only stayed for the one night but plan on staying again next month for 3 nights. Love the friendly service at the front desk, the grounds are great for walking, didn't get a chance to check out any of the shops but will do so on my next trip there. I plan to play golf and for my wife to have a massage, will write back after 7/12 to let you know how it all goes.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

We were looking for a kid friendly hotel for our small family reunion and decided on La Costa. I was in charge of the hotel search so I was a bit nervous due to the mixed reviews. The additional $22 resort fees and costs for using the tennis court and spa were also a turnoff for such a nice resort. Our family is used to staying at 5 star resorts like the Four Seasons but with 5 boys under 9 we wanted a place where we wouldn't be embarrassed by our screaming boys. As soon as we arrived at the resort we knew we made the right decision. The hotel was beautiful. Valet greeted us right away and gave us free day time parking so we could make a run to the grocery store down the street. Check-in was quick
and easy and the boys each received a bag with a granola bar, Capri sun, crayons, activity
book, and mini blow up ball.

THE ROOM
We requested a plaza room so we could be close to everything. we were given rooms 102,
106 and 109. These were the smallest and cheapest rooms but we found them to be a good
size. They were in the perfect location just steps from the valet, lobby and pool. The rooms
opened up to a large patio, courtyard and huge hot tub which we took advantage of in the
evenings. The boys enjoyed playing ball out in the courtyard. you can borrow balls, hula
hoops, jump ropes, etc from kidtopia. The rooms were nothing special but did have flat screen tv and comfortable beds with down comforters and pillows. bathrooms were nice
sized with a rain shower option and cocomango toiletries. The slatted bathroom door was a
big problem. You could hear EVERYTHINg and see the light through the door at night. The first two nights were quiet but on Saturday someone checked in above us and we could hear them walking.

POOL
The main pool area had 3 pools, 3 watersides and a hot tub. Our boys were all different
heights so some could go on the big slides and some could not. They are very strict with the 48" rule. We had several adults so it wasn't a problem splitting up but I can see how
this could be a potential problem for families. Good thing is you can see both slides from the
middle area. Food service by the pool was fast and friendly. It was crowded and loud on Saturday although our kids contributed to that :-) They have 5 other pools for those who
want peace and quiet.

BREAKFAST
Served in Legends Bistro. Try to get this included in your package otherwise it can be
pricey. Tell them Perfectescapes.com includes it. The service was fast and even with 10
people we didn't have to wait more than 5 min each morning, including on Father's Day.
Food was good with a decent selection.

VIBZ
The game lounge had free ping pong and xbox games. Pool table, skee ball, air hockey,
basketball, pinball etc all cost 50 cents or more to play. Our boys spent a good amount of time in there so it added up.

EXTRAS
My sisters and I enjoyed a free yoga class and the kids enjoyed the complimentary smores.
Not sure if it was just that night but instead of a big fire pit they had 2 little metal bowls with charcoals on the ground. Seemed a bit odd but the kids didn't seem to care and I enjoyed a
couple myself. The dads took advantage of the huge fitness room.

Overall we were pleasantly surprised with the hotel and enjoyed our stay. The hotel could go along way by offering free use of the video games, spa and tennis courts and not
charging extra for stuff like a microwave for $45 a day. Also, double check your bill as they did charge us for the breakfast. They removed it right away without question. La Costa is perfect for families.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

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 Luxury Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#17 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Omni La Costa Resort and Spa 4.5*
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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