I stayed at La Costa for a company annual General Managers' meeting in January 2007. Having stayed in numerous similar hotels around the world I must say that I found this one to be particularly bland and seriously overpriced on the incidentals. $6.95 for the bottled water in the room and $11.00 for a pack of M&Ms from the mini bar to stave off hunger in the middle of the night! This just smacks of meanness.
Boxed lunches for the 40 or so of us at the meeting were fine but the dinners in the evening were pretty poor. The old adage, "the more you pay for food in the US the worse the value" seemed particularly appropriate here. Fussy and over elaborate on the first night; lukewarm All American cook-in on the second. The best food on this visit was a Burger King Whopper at Las Vegas airport on the way home!
Rooms are large and beds comfortable but they are really only a larger version of what you get in a Hampton Inn.
On the plus side, La Costa has the best gym I've ever come across in a hotel - everything you could want for.
All in all, there must be better places for your annual company get together than this.
- 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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