Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Carlsbad, California, United States

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Pros

  • Spacious, clean rooms with modern amenities
  • Adult-only pool with gorgeous views of the nearby lagoon
  • Surrounded by a world-class Arnold Palmer-designed golf course
  • Serene gardens and peaceful grounds
  • Well-maintained fitness center
  • Fabulous on-site dining at Vivace
  • Fantastic views of the lagoon from some rooms

Cons

  • 11-minute drive to the beach
  • Room decor is somewhat generic and uninspired
  • Pricey valet parking

Bottom Line

The 373-room Park Hyatt Aviara features Spanish colonial architecture and a stunning setting just north of the Batiquitos Lagoon wildlife sanctuary, which makes for stunning views. It was formerly a Four Seasons property, but switching from one luxury brand to another didn't impact the hotel's comfortable mid-to-upper-level ambiance. The rooms are clean, and though their decor is slightly generic (not quite up to the Park Hyatt's usual standards), there are modern amenities (flat-screen TVs with DVD players and iPod docks) and spacious balconies. There are separate pool areas for families and adults, and the adults-only pool is attractive, with impressive views of the nearby lagoon and Arnold Palmer-designed golf course.

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 Location

Located in Carlsbad, surrounded by residences and a golf course

The Park Hyatt 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 in 1999. This seaside community, one of the wealthiest in California and in the US, 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
  • Surrounded by Aviara Golf Course
  • 5-minute drive from Plaza Paseo Real Shopping Center
  • 11-minute drive to Ponto Beach
  • 11-minute drive to Legoland
  • 12-minute drive to Leo Carrillo Ranch Park
  • 14-minute drive to Encinitas
  • 37-minute drive to San Diego
  • 42-minute drive to San Juan Capistrano

 Bottom Line

The 373-room Park Hyatt Aviara features Spanish colonial architecture and a stunning setting just north of the Batiquitos Lagoon wildlife sanctuary, which makes for stunning views. It was formerly a Four Seasons property, but switching from one luxury brand to another didn't impact the hotel's comfortable mid-to-upper-level ambiance. The rooms are clean, and though their decor is slightly generic (not quite up to the Park Hyatt's usual standards), there are modern amenities (flat-screen TVs with DVD players and iPod docks) and spacious balconies. There are separate pool areas for families and adults, and the adults-only pool is attractive, with impressive views of the nearby lagoon and Arnold Palmer-designed golf course.

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Address

  • 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA, 92011

Room Types

  • Palm Court Double Room
  • Palm Court King Room
  • Panoramic View Double Room
  • Panoramic View King Room
  • Park Deluxe Suite
  • Park Double Room
  • Park King Room
  • Park Suite
  • Pool View Double Room
  • Pool View King Room
  • Respire Room Hypo Allergenic
  • Smoking Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 329
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: 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
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