Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Carlsbad, California, United States

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Pros

  • Resort Residences have full kitchens, separate living rooms, and washer/dryers
  • Superior Guest Rooms have kitchenettes
  • All rooms have flat-screen TVs and balconies
  • Marble bathrooms have double vanities
  • Both "neighborhoods" have their own pool and fitness center (and guests have access to both)
  • 2 casual poolside snack bars and a coffee shop
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Child bathrobes, toiletries cribs, and high chairs available

Cons

  • No full-service or fine-dining restaurants
  • In sleepy Carlsbad, about 45 minutes from San Diego (need a car to do anything)

Bottom Line

This isn't a typical Four Season in that it is a condominium complex, not a luxury hotel. The complex is massive, with two "neighborhoods" called (Summits and Meadows), each with its own heated outdoor pool and small fitness center. Because this is more a residence than a hotel, the vibe here is a lot more laid-back than at other Four Seasons properties -- there's no fine dining restaurant (just poolside snack bars), and the expansive grounds give it an outdoorsy feel that many guests enjoy. But the actual rooms have the typical Four Seasons upscale classic American look, with a beige-and-blue color scheme and lots of hardwood accents. Guests can rent a Superior Room with a kitchenette or upgrade to one of the one- or two-bedroom villas and residences, with lots of living space and a full kitchen. Overall, the Four Seasons is a solid choice especially for families -- it's in a quiet area (right by a golf course) and gives guests the option of cooking meals in their kitchens/kitchenettes.

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 Location

In a residential neighborhood in Carlsbad, about 45 minutes north of San Diego

The Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara is in a quiet part of already sleepy Carlsbad, surrounded by private residences and golf courses. There's very little nightlife in the area, and all off-site dining and the closest beach is a few minutes' drive away.

Once known for the healing properties of the local mineral water, Carlsbad came in the spotlight once again when LEGOLAND California amusement park opened there in 1999. This seaside community, one of the wealthiest in California and in the U.S., has plenty of antique stores and restaurants, but it's mostly residential, and there's little to do after the sun sets. However, there are some interesting historic buildings, excellent golf courses, and wonderful beaches that are great for surfing and sunbathing.

The closest urban areas are Encinitas to the south, and Oceanside to the north. San Diego is a 45-minute drive south.

  • 40-minute drive to San Diego International Airport
  • Next to the Aviara Golf Course
  • 5-minute drive to Plaza Paseo Real Shopping Center
  • 12-minute drive to Ponto Beach
  • 12-minute drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Park
  • 13-minute drive to LEGOLAND
  • 14-minute drive to Encinitas
  • 37-minute drive to San Diego
  • 42-minute drive to San Juan Capistrano

 Bottom Line

This isn't a typical Four Season in that it is a condominium complex, not a luxury hotel. The complex is massive, with two "neighborhoods" called (Summits and Meadows), each with its own heated outdoor pool and small fitness center. Because this is more a residence than a hotel, the vibe here is a lot more laid-back than at other Four Seasons properties -- there's no fine dining restaurant (just poolside snack bars), and the expansive grounds give it an outdoorsy feel that many guests enjoy. But the actual rooms have the typical Four Seasons upscale classic American look, with a beige-and-blue color scheme and lots of hardwood accents. Guests can rent a Superior Room with a kitchenette or upgrade to one of the one- or two-bedroom villas and residences, with lots of living space and a full kitchen. Overall, the Four Seasons is a solid choice especially for families -- it's in a quiet area (right by a golf course) and gives guests the option of cooking meals in their kitchens/kitchenettes.

Things You Should Know About Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego

Address

  • 7210 Blue Heron Place, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Room Types

  • One-Bedroom Premier Resort Residence
  • One-Bedroom Resort Residence
  • Superior Guest Room
  • Two-Bedroom Resort Residence

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Hotel Features

Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Carlsbad, California
Address: 7210 Blue Heron Place, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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