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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
Ranked #4 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Randolph, New Jersey
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“Great Business meeting, Great Stay”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

I was coming from the East and was looking forward to at least enjoying the first day and the last day of my trip. I get to stay inside day and night during my meeting so I can truly say I get to eat almost everything this hotel makes. The Rooms are furnished nicely, the beds are truly comfortable and the bathrooms are very spacious and organzied. The staff and conceige was amazing. Use the recommendations of the conceige as well as all services. The salon does a great job and the gym was equipped with everything you could want.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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ParkHyattAviara, Manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your kind review, Shari. It is great to hear that you had the opportunity to relax in between your conference schedule. Your compliments about the property are much appreciated. If we may ever assist with a return leisure visit, please don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to see you again soon!
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

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Or is one the better number you would like to have on your get away and work on your golf swing? Thinking of being alone with your thoughts? Alone with nature's variety of birds, plants and fresh air while practicing your golf skills enough to hone them better, the sheer beauty of Aviara's walking hills, Carlsbad Village, people's friendliness and arms length passerby relationships are just the hermitic boundries that allow solo living with added people interactions spice -ONLY WHEN YOU WANT IT!!

The lap of luxury is Aviara in Carlsbad, California.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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ParkHyattAviara, Manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, Charles. We are so happy to hear that you found a private oasis with us during your stay. Please don't hesitate to reach out if we may ever assist with return visit from Florida and a few tee times. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back!
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

This hotel is amazing and is staffed very well. This is true of the whole Park Hyatt brand. Best service across the industry!!! Hands down!! The property is very pretty as are the rooms. We had a suite which was perfect because we were with our kids. It was pretty quiet there due to it being during school. My kids literally had the whole pool to themselves. If in the area we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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ParkHyattAviara, Manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
We would love to have you and the family again! Thank you for your kind review. We are grateful to hear that the service exceeded your expectations, and that you found a relaxing escape with the family. Next time you are in the area, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Excellent location, great service, attentive staff. Easy to get to from both San Diego and LA. Amazingly comfortable beds. The views from nearly every room were good. It would be hard to beat this resort or the California weather in January!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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ParkHyattAviara, Manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
We appreciate your kind review, Russell. It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your business trip, and that the service exceeded your expectations. Please let us know if we can assist with a return visit. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back!
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

I stayed at the Park Hyatt Aviara for one night after running in the Carlsbad Half Marathon, and it was a wonderful place to relax. The lobby was grand with ocean views and spectacular floral arrangements. Check in was a breeze, and my room was spacious and beautiful. I spent some time just sitting on my balcony and then went for a massage. The spa was well-appointed with a sauna and jacuzzi as well as lots of places to relax in calm surroundings. The massage therapist was excellent and did a terrific job on my very tired body...definitely one of the best massages I ever had! I ate dinner in the lobby bar, which was cozy and relaxing. The hotel has many amenities that I didn't get to enjoy as I had an early flight the next morning, but I fully enjoyed the time I spent at the Park Hyatt Aviara.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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ParkHyattAviara, Guest Experience Manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Congratulations on completing the Half Marathon! We are so happy that we had the opportunity to be a part of the recovery period. Your kind comments about the Resort's amenities are much appreciated, and your thoughtful compliments regarding your spa treatment will be shared. Please let us know if we can ever assist with a return visit. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back!
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Fabulous stay in very comfortable hotel, with lovely grounds and great rooms. Was their for a work conference and for that the venue was ideal. But in my opinion it is a little remote, formal and large for a leisure/family stay.
Staff were very friendly, polite and helpful and tennis facilities excellent. Plus food was excellent - especially given the numbers they were catering for

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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ParkHyattAviara, Guest Experience Manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you for your kind review, Nicola. It is wonderful to learn that you enjoyed your time here during the conference, and that food catered to your event exceeded your expectations. Our culinary team has so much passion. Please don't hesitate to reach out if we can ever assist with a return visit. We have many events planned throughout the year, and it would be a pleasure to welcome you back soon!
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Park Hyatt Aviara is an outstanding, classy, luxurious hotel in Southern California that has tons of activities for kids. It's a complete experience ... fabulous service, good dining options, great rooms, great views, and lovely common spaces. The Park Hyatt can also be had for reasonable rates, so I think it also represents a great value for all the amenities and luxury it offers.

The Park Hyatt is located in the community of Carlsbad, maybe 40 minutes north of San Diego proper. By no means is it convenient to San Diego, so if your itinerary involves a lot of things in central San Diego (zoo, SeaWorld), you might consider staying somewhere else. However, this hotel is close to Legoland, which is actually our driver for staying in Carlsbad. The Aviara resort is massive ... it includes this Park Hyatt Hotel, a Four Seasons Residences (timeshares), golf, tennis, beach volleyball, and everything in between. It's so big that there is a shuttle bus that runs around the property taking you to different places. Given it's location, and it's relative seclusion, you will need a car if you are to enjoy your time here.

What really stands out for me at the Park Hyatt is the common spaces. The lobby is spacious, airy, and opulent. When you walk in to the lobby, you are greeted by a fabulous view framed by the building itself. The hotel is built up on top of a bluff, so there is this nice panoramic view. But there isn't this mausoleum feel that you can sometimes get at an opulent resort hotel ... there are people and kids milling about, and everything about this hotel feels very high-end casual. The staff as well are all very friendly, whilst working to clearly a very high set of standards. Friendly, warm, respectful, proactive, well-trained would be the words I would use to describe many of the staff at this hotel. There are several pools, some kid friendly, others adult-only, so there's something for everyone. There's even a free game room, with a bunch of PlayStations, pool tables, shuffleboard, and a large TV so you can communally watch a sporting event. Very fun for kids. Finally, for the younger children, there is a playground / playstructure next to the tennis courts. Convenient to get some energy out for an hour or two. I just wish there was food and bar service down there! Finally, the fitness center is fabulous. The exercise equipment is what you would expect (very nice), but what was impressive was the locker room. There's a whirlpool and saunas inside the locker room so you can get some quiet downtime whenever you need it.

We stayed in one of the Park Suite rooms. It's essentially a one-bedroom suite with an enclosed bedroom, so it's perfect if you are travelling with very small children. The room is very nicely appointed, with good furnishings and tasteful decor. The bathroom is huge, as to be expected at a hotel in this class ... separate tub and shower stalls, double sinks, lots of storage, and a separate water closet. The Park Suite isn't huge, but it's definitely a good choice if you have more than two adults.

There are many dining options at the Park Hyatt. We had a breakfast included plan, so we had the buffet everyday. It's nice, but the menu doesn't change, so if you are staying here for a while, it does get a little boring. We've also had several dinners at the Lobby Lounge -- basically the lobby bar with a bunch of sofas. Very comfortable place to end the day with your family -- it even has a pretty good kids menu. If you don't want to dine on-site, there are lots of options nearby that you could drive to.

The one thing that annoys me is the mandatory Valet Parking and the Resort Fee. I understand ... that's just the trend and most hotels of this caliber do this. However the Resort fee is $25, and the Valet Parking is $35 with no self parking available. So that's $60/night additional for your typical guest. I personally believe that that is unreasonably high as a percentage of the room rate. It's not a surprise, it's not enough to prevent me from coming back, but I believe it borders on excessive.

Overall, we wouldn't hesitate to come back. We've stayed here a number of occasions at the Four Seasons Residences, and even at this particular hotel back when it was managed as a Four Seasons hotel. I'm happy to report that the transition to Park Hyatt is seamless, and the same standards seem to be maintained. It's family luxury defined, and frequently a good value to boot.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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ParkHyattAviara, Guest Experience Manager at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you so much for your glowing review. Your comments have been shared with the team, as your detail is much appreciated and valued. We are also so happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at the Resort. It is great to know that service exceeded your expectations, and that luxury also felt personal during your visit. Please feel free to contact us at any time if we can ever assist with a return trip. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back!
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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 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Green 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
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Carlsbad Four Seasons
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