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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Ranked #4 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Baltimore, MD
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“Beautiful Hotel and Fantastic Staff”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

I stayed here for four nights while attending the Farmers Insurance Golf Tournament and visiting Taylor Made headquarters.

From the moment I arrived to my departure 4 days later, every employee I encountered couldn't have been more helpful. The valet/bellmen always offered to help with carrying our clubs in or out if we needed, all my luggage arrived in my room less than 5 minutes after I did.

The room itself was a beautiful King bedded room that looked out over the pool area and the golf course in the distance. The balcony with a sliding glass door provided an excellent venue to enjoy a morning cup of coffee while reading the Tribune.

We started each morning with a wonderful breakfast in the California Bistro. Whether you get the full buffet or menu items, they are all plentiful and wondeful tasting.

We didn't spend a lot of downtime in the hotel, but one night we did have a bit of free time, and enjoyed the game room. It was practically empty, so it seemed like our private little haven, where we were able to enjoy pool, ping pong and various play station games. I decided to pass on the Dance Revloution game :)

I've always enjoyed every stay I've had at Hyatts, and this one was most enjoyable.

Room Tip: King view rooms such as numbers 64's through 67's offer a very quiet location and nice view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I stayed at the resort for 3 nights, and I had an excellent stay. From the start, the valet employees were awesome. The front desk staff was impressively helpful, and they actually cared. The room was very clean, gorgeous, and had a beautiful view. Argyle restaurant is a fantastic option for dinner, California Bistro was an excellent choice for breakfast. And if you stay here do not skip the game room!!! The hotel is very large and is beautiful. If you stay here, you will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Tulsa
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I visited this resort with my family last summer, and we all greatly enjoyed it. My favorite part was the gardens--they were very lush, colorful, and relaxing. The inside decor was also wonderful. The hotel is near Legoland, so there were many young children staying there as well. In general, they didn't really bother me since the only time I saw them was at breakfast in the morning. (There's an adult-only pool.) There's not a whole lot to do for free there, necessarily: some table games, swimming, jogging, etc. There was a spa but I didn't end up going, and it's not a beachfront property, but the beach isn't too far either. We had good service both at the check-in desk and from the other staff. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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dbhenc
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We decided to hold our small, family wedding at the Park Hyatt. As there were only 20 of us, we elected to rent a suite and bring in our own liquor for the reception. The hotel bent over backwards to accommodate us and make it a truly perfect wedding. We did have to hold our dinner in one of the banquet rooms with an easily met minimum, but the food was so delicious and the service so attentive that we are the ones who feel we got the better end of the bargain.

The entire staff, but in particular our event coordinator, really helped us make our wedding day as stress free as possible (ya gotta have at least some stress, right?) and in our eyes as close to perfect as we could have gotten. It's not cheap, but we were able to save a lot of money bey being creative, and the staff was more than willing to work with us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed at this resort to be near Legoland and visit relatives in the area. This is a nice, basic hotel but it is not a luxury 5* hotel so adjust expectations accordingly (I think I had higher expectations because it used to be a FS). We were there with our 18 mo old son and were underwhelmed by the experience.

Our experience began with the check in ladies who were plentiful but slow, unprofessional and not very friendly. First the room was supposed to be ready in 20 min. Then it wasn't. Then one person went to check on it and never came back. We were passed from person to person while other people were being checked in and shown to their rooms- had our credit card swiped by 2 different people. Finally 45min later we got our keys, and were pointed in the direction of the elevators. No one to show you to your room or help with your bags.

The rooms were dark and large but not very well furnished (dated and cheap looking furniture). The bed and sheets were a real let down- the linens were rough. Cleaning staff left things behind (an old bottle of bubbles with hairs on it in the closet??) and lamps were unplugged. Towels were not plentiful. The toiletries were one plus. Doors were squeaky. It always took a long time to get our car- even if we called ahead for it. And the room service menu was very limited. We usually like to have room service a lot, especially while the baby is asleep, but ended up eating away from the hotel because the options were so limited. Also, they gave the baby a towel as a blanket (folded in the crib?).

The location of this hotel is in the most un-charming area, east of the 5 in the middle of housing developments in Carlsbad.

We will not be returning.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Saint Helena CA USA
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Having stayed here when it was a Four Seasons I had high expectations. It is even better now in every way! The occasion of the trip was not festive since I was there with my dog for her to have radiation therapy for a tumor at the close by veterinary center that is unsurpassed in the nation. Everyone from the doormen to the front desk to the maids in the room were welcoming and sincerely pleasant. When our small suite was not ready for an early check in, they were apologetic and upgraded us to the Presidential Suite for immediate check in. The front desk person even went herself to the room to see if it was ready.

There are unlimited miles of trails available for walks and it is only a short drive to perfect beaches.

Room Tip: Any rooms facing the lagoon have a marvelous view!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We LOVED this resort. Didn't expect too much, just wanted a hotel near Legoland California. The property is wonderful, the staff is super-friendly. Kids were very welcome. Our suite was wonderful, one of the best hotel experiences ever. The pool was nice. We tried the breakfast buffet, which was very good, too. Unfortunately we were sooo spoiled when we had to leave after our 3-night-stay. This should have been the last hotel on our trip.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Property: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Address: 7100 Aviara Resort Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4908
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Park Hyatt Aviara Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 329
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On California’s sun-drenched Pacific coast, in the seaside community of Carlsbad, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort lies on the north shore of Batiquitos Lagoon – a vast protected wildlife sanctuary and an enclave of natural beauty. From atop the highest ridge, overlooking the ocean and the lagoon, the AAA Five Diamond San Diego resort provides a respite from the ordinary. Located amid 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys, within the master-planned community of Aviara, our North San Diego luxury hotel and resort provides an appealing setting for any function. The resort’s Spanish colonial architecture welcomes with a sense of casual elegance. Each of the 329 spacious guest rooms – including 44 suites – features a private balcony or landscaped terrace offering magnificent views. Expansive facilities for meetings and special events are enhanced by complete resort amenities, from acclaimed dining to a full-service spa, swimming, tennis, a fitness center and an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole championship golf course. ... more   less 
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Park Hyatt Aviara Hotel Carlsbad
Four Seasons Hotel Carlsbad
Four Seasons Carlsbad
Aviara Resort
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Four Seasons Aviara

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