Fees for spa facilities, fitness center, tennis, and golf
Room service not 24-hour
This 400-acre, 611-room megaresort near Legoland is packed with family features, including large rooms, six pools with waterslides, and an impressive kids club. The spa, golf courses, tennis courts, and on-site shopping help ensure adults have fun as well, but there are extra fees for almost everything.
La Costa's sprawling property is picturesque, with white stucco buildings, manicured grounds, fountains and walking paths surrounded by flowers and foliage. Since the 400-acre grounds can be a hassle to walk around, guests can save time by catching the hotel shuttle. Most rooms and suites were updated in 2011, as well as the golf course, adult pool, conference center, outdoor function spaces, and facilities for members of The Club at La Costa.
La Costa provides an activities-packed resort experience that's somewhat rare in Southern California, with fitness classes, tennis and golf clinics, yoga, a game room, a reptile show, a surf camp, croquet, water aerobics...the list goes on.
La Costa Resort and Spa is located on 400 acres in Carlsbad, close to the beach and a less than 15-minute drive to Legoland amusement and water park. Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, and the airport are all within a 40-minute drive.
12-minute drive to Carlsbad Premium Outlets
14-minute drive to Carlsbad Beach
14-minute drive to Legoland
16-minute drive to downtown Carlsbad
35-minute drive to Sea World
40-minute drive to the San Diego Zoo
40-minute drive to the San Diego International Airport
Big rooms with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks are casual and comfortable
Big rooms start at 425 square feet, and they all come with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and marble-tile bathrooms. The overal feel is airy and SoCal comfortable, but not exceptionally stylish or luxurious. The lower-level rooms are decorated in shades of blue and beige; larger suites have soaking tubs and separate showers; and Villas are equipped with kitchens, dining tables, and fireplaces.
The standard Plaza Rooms are closest to the Clubhouse, where the restaurants, Splash Landing pool, and kid's club are located.
With six pools, a fitness center overlooking the golf course, 17 tennis courts, and even a Deepak Chopra Center, the La Costa Resort and Spa has it all for your relaxing and recreational spa get-away. The La Costa has on-site shopping. While there is an all-inclusive feel, the price is not so, with resort fees and extra costs for spa treatments, the salon, tennis courts, and golf.
Six pools: Splash landing pools with waterslides and water play area; family pool with beach; adult Garden Pools with Jacuzzis
Fitness Center: Cardio; strength circuit; free weights; aerobic studio; spinning room; Pilates studio; daily classes; personal training and nutrition counseling available
Tennis: 17 courts with clay and hard court; seven lighted courts; private lessons; group clinics; stadium seating; extra charges apply for rental and lessons
EDGE is an adults-only pool and cocktail venue that only admits guests 21 or older
Golf: The Championship Course and four holes on the South Course were remodeled in 2011
The Chopra Center For Well-Being; Founded by Dr. Deepak Chopra; offers programs, workshops, and therapies
Spa: Massages; body treatments; couples treatments; Yamaguchi Salon with manicures, pedicures, color, cut, waxing, and makeup
Carlsbad Shopping: Upscale boutiques including Pinkalicious (which exclusively sells Lily Pulitzer); pro shops; and the Marketplace, with a Starbucks, TCBY, a gift shop, and more
24-hour front desk staff; concierge available during the day
Fee for parking
Resort fee (daily) covers local calls; use of the fitness center; wired and Wi-Fi Internet; in-room coffee and tea; daily newspaper
Kidtopia kids club with saltwater aquarium and 7-foot tree house
VIK (Very Important Kid) gift bags at check-in
Kidtopia Kids Club: 6,000 square feet; nursery (for children six months to three years of age); night camp program on weekends; small slides and soft climb items; books, puzzles, blocks, games, and craft center; seven-foot tree house with slide; movie lounge; computer stations; light floor; saltwater aquarium
Vibz Game Lounge: Xbox 360 for five stations; two billiard tables; air hockey; foosball; basketball shot game; TV lounge area; ping pong; skee ball; PGA challenge; pay per play
Kids golf, tennis, spa, and surf camps
Free cribs with padding and linens; diaper genies and baby proofing supplies available
Tons of activities: The Radical Reptile Show; poolside movies; s’mores roasting; croquet; bocce ball; ceramics; arts and crafts; Kid’s Fitness Boot Camp