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Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego 4.5

Carlsbad, California, United States

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  • Scenic location overlooking hills and valleys
  • Lovely, lush grounds with beautiful landscaping
  • Spacious villas have full kitchens, separate living rooms, and washer/dryers
  • All rooms have lovely marble bathrooms and private balconies/terraces
  • Two outdoor pools with hot tubs, kids’ pools, and snack bars
  • Farm-to-table restaurant and two cafes
  • Two fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Spa and nail salon
  • Free shuttle service to the nearby Aviara Golf Club
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Not much within walking distance and car is necessary   

Bottom Line

The 246-room luxury condominium complex is more a residence than a hotel, with two "neighborhoods,” each with its own heated outdoor pool and well-equipped fitness center. The vibe is laid-back and expansive grounds are filled with greenery and beautiful landscaping. Spacious villas are outfitted in pleasant contemporary decor and offer the comforts of home, including fully equipped kitchens, large living rooms, and washers and dryers. There’s a farm-to-table restaurant on-site, as well as two cafes and poolside snack bars, plus a stylish spa with a nail salon. Families with kids will find plenty to do here, with children’s pools, a kids’ club, and various organized activities. There’s not much within walking distance though, so a car is necessary. Travelers might also want to consider the nearby Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

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Luxurious residence property on beautifully landscaped grounds with two "neighborhoods"

Housed in Spanish Colonial-style buildings surrounded by beautiful grounds filled with lush greenery, this Four Seasons Residence Club offers a peaceful getaway with the comforts and feeling of home. The expansive property encompasses two "neighborhoods," the Summits and the Meadows, each of which is centered around a Clubhouse and features amenities like an outdoor pool and fitness center

Interiors are elegant, but with a laid-back California feel and cool, contemporary furniture in neutral hues complemented by potted plants and lots of greenery. The lobby has a comfortable, living room vibe with a pale blue couch and leather-backed chairs around a blonde wood coffee table topped with succulents, as well as an elegant fireplace flanked by bookshelves lined with various tomes, plants, and knickknacks. Cool lighting fixtures dangle over gray reception desks. Other common areas, like the adjacent restaurant, have a similar relaxed vibe with stylish decor that’s heavy on contemporary wooden furnishings, lots of green plants including more succulents, and a beautiful decorative tile floor. 

Outside, paved paths meander through well-maintained landscaping bursting with plants, flowers, verdant bushes, and trees, with tall palms dotting the lawns. Gorgeous views over the surrounding scenery of hills and valleys unfold from various vantage points throughout the property.


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

The Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara is located in a quiet part of sleepy Carlsbad, surrounded by private residences and golf courses. There's not much within walking distance, and a car is necessary to get around. 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 (under a 15-minute drive from the hotel). 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 (about a 10-minute drive from the hotel). The closest urban areas are Encinitas to the south (20-minute drive), and Oceanside to the north (25-minute drive). San Diego is a 45-minute drive south.


Spacious villas with kitchens, living rooms, and balconies or terraces

The hotel offers One- and Two-Bedroom Villas that can sleep up to eight people. Like the rest of the stylish interiors throughout the property, the villas feature elegant, contemporary decor with a California vibe; the spaces are light and airy with a soft color palette and homey touches like fireplaces and comfortable sofa beds in spacious living rooms. Large windows fill the spaces up with lots of natural light and offer lovely views over scenic green landscapes, the Batiquitos Lagoon, or the Aviara Golf Course. Glass doors open onto private balconies or terraces furnished with teak lounge furniture. 

Open-plan kitchens are outfitted with modern appliances that include full fridges, stovetops and ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, coffeemakers, toasters, blenders, as well as cooking and dining ware. Besides spacious master bedrooms, Two-Bedroom Villas also have second master bedrooms, which offer separate entrances as well as kitchenettes, bathrooms, and private balconies or terraces. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, washers and dryers, and free Wi-Fi. Luxurious marble bathrooms feature double sink vanities, soaking tubs, and walk-in showers.


Two outdoor pools with kids' pools and poolside dining, a farm-to-table restaurant, two fitness centers, and a spa

The hotel has two lovely outdoor pools with hot tubs and separate kids' pools. The surrounding spacious sundecks are lined with padded loungers as well as umbrella-shaded tables and chairs. A pool towel hut is also thoughtfully outfitted with sunscreen and aloe vera gel, as well as a water dispenser. The on-site Seasons Restaurant serves farm-to-table, California-inspired fare with an emphasis on seasonal and local produce. There’s also a gourmet cafe that offers coffee, pastries, fresh juices, and grab-and-go items, as well as a coffee shop. Poolside dining is also available and encompasses lunch, snacks, and various beverages and cocktails. 

Guests seeking a dose of indulgence can book a massage or a variety of other treatments at the hotel spa, which has three treatment rooms as well as a nail salon. There are two modern fitness centers on-site equipped with modern exercise machines. Trainers are available and locker rooms include showers and steam rooms. Families are well catered for with a bright and cheery kids’ club, which is outfitted with flat-screen TVs and a variety of games and books, plus various seasonal activities are organized and babysitting services are available. There’s also a business center equipped with iMacs and a printer. Golfers will appreciate the free shuttle service to the nearby Aviara Golf Club. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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7210 Blue Heron Pl, Carlsbad, California 92011-4911, United States


(760) 603-3700

Room Types

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

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