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Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Carlsbad Ca.
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Yes, the hotel is a good haul from San Diego airport, but the location is quiet and relaxing. The villas are nestled around a lovely lagoon with fantastic bird watching and an impressive golf course. Tennis, yoga, the pools, and a few scheduled activities will keep adults or families happy. In addition, the hotel within the complex- now a Park Hyatt instead of a Four Seasons -- has excellent restaurants and a large spa. You'll definitely need a car while there since the ocean is nearby as are a vast array of attractions.

The villas themselves are comfortable and large with fully equipped kitchens and excellent daily housekeeping. I can't say I was impressed with the recent "updating" of the décor in each unit since it feels as the decorator got confused about what he or she was aiming for. If you book the full villa, you'll have more bathrooms and space than many city dwellers have in their condos. If you book the smaller part, you'll have a lovely space and huge bath that locks off and has no noise coming through from the larger part. We love to book the full villa and have friends and family stay in the smaller unit. It offers everyone privacy yet a chance to spend plenty of time together around the fireplace, in the kitchen, or on one of the patios.

Room Tip: Both the Summits and Meadows have pools so you can't go wrong.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

True to the Four Seasons standards this facility is amazing! From the friendliness of the front desk staff to the housekeeping crew. The location is a bit remote which we actually liked in the hills away from the San Diego bustle. Didnt get a chance to use the pool but the gym was very nice, they even had events going in during the evenings, such as teen family night with popcorn, etc. About 30 min to San Diego depending in traffic. There is only 1 king bed plus a pull out couch which is obviously not as comfortable but serves its purpose. Having a little kitchenette in the room is great especially with my 2 kids. The food at the hotel is reasonably priced not more than you would pay at an outside restaurant and was very good. Note that there is no elevator since they are residence/villas.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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ResidenceClubAviara, General Manager at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Carlsbad Ca., responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Thank you for sharing your recent family experience at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara. Your acknowledgement about the friendliness of the resort staff was greatly appreciated. It will mean so much to the team that they made a difference in your stay.

We are located in the Pacific Coastal community of Aviara, about six minutes from the beaches of Carlsbad. Although you stayed in a studio, we do offer one and two bedroom villas that can sleep as many as eight guests and offer full kitchens.

I am sopleased that your family enjoyed movie night by the pool. We are a very family friendly resort and have a wonderful program called the Seven Days of Wonder offering different activities for families and adults during each day of the week. This program changes periodically throughout the calendar year.

Thank you again for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to Aviara in the very near future. Until then, all the best.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Sure it's remote but it gives you an excuse to get in your car and explore. The customer service is top notch. I've travelled a lot and they know how to treat a tourist. My daughters love it. Get facilities for early teens and safe enough for them to explore themselves

Rooms are cozy and spacious. We love it!!!

Room Tip: We like the Summit. At little out of the way but quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Nice property, but the location is so remote if you are a tourist trying to see San Diego area. 35 minutes from San Diego downtown minimum. Perched way up on a hill. It has no nearby beach at all and Carlsbad town is ten minutes away even. Just not what we were looking for in a California vacation spot. But the grounds and property are lovely and the amenities are nice. Villas have pool/workout/kids club. Hotel on property is five star, but hardly anyone was there. And it's confusing as the hotel is run by Park Hyatt but villas are Four Seasons. Guests can use either property as they are located side by side. I hope the hotel makes it, it was almost vacant in late August. It is really beautiful, but the lobby areas have an overpowering air freshener smell.Villas are a timeshare concept, so that is what it feels like - like you are in a residential area. Again, nice property just would far prefer to have been closer to town and beaches and restaurants.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

The rooms were very upscale but also dated and not modern. The beds were very comfortable. The rooms were very spacious. The location outstanding. The service was adequate but certainly nothing special.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We love this place. Just a two hour drive from LA, but feels worlds away. Our family has been owners for about seven years and we try and get down at least once a year. Feels like a home away from home. The kids who are now 17 and 14 are alway excited to come along and sometimes invite friends. In the beginning it was Lego Land and Sea World. Now it's just lazy days by the pool, beach trips and cards games at night. During our stay the resort held it first ever teen night and my kids had a blast. They can't wait for next year.

Property is beautiful, rooms comfy and elegant. Staff goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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ResidenceClubAviara, General Manager at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Carlsbad Ca., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

We can’t thank you enough for sharing how much you enjoyed your recent family holiday at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara. That you consider us to be your home away from home is the best compliment we could have received! We consider ourselves to be very family friendly and knowing that we have been the backdrop for seven years of family memories is a wonderful thing.

I was so pleased to read your acknowledgement about the resorts first teen night. It was an overwhelming success! We have more exciting events planned for the teens through Labor Day weekend.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, the beauty of the property, villa décor and that you felt the staff put forth the extra effort to ensure your stay was perfect! It will be my pleasure to share your kind words with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back next summer to continue your family tradition at Aviara. Until then, enjoy the remainder of the summer.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

My family and I recently returned from a wonderful week at aviara. We experienced five star service an were treated like VIP'S from the very start! I would have to say one of the high lights of our stay was our experience at the summits pool. The pool staff was very friendly, the food was absolutely excellent! And Chef Paul was very warming. We felt like he was our personal chef during our stay. Keep up the great work!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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ResidenceClubAviara, General Manager at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Carlsbad Ca., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review about your recent
family holiday at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the property and appreciate the positive feedback.

Your acknowledgement about the staff at the Summits pool making such an impression upon your family was truly appreciated. I am also pleased that you enjoyed the food and Chef Paul. We look forward to your joining us again and trying some of our new menu creations!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Aviara the next time your plans include the San Diego area!

Sincerely,

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Additional Information about Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Carlsbad Ca.

Address: 7210 Blue Heron Pl, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4911
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range: £186 - £556 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, Carlsbad Ca. 5*
Number of rooms: 246
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 Bedroom, 3 Bath, fully furnished Villa, sleeps 8 with Two King beds & Two Queen sofa beds. Cribs available. Living Room, Two Bedroom suites, Dining Room, Kitchen, Washer & Dryer in each Villa. Swimming pools, restaurant, tennis, golf on site with free transportation to off site courts etc. Concierge service. This is not the Park Hyatt Hotel. Our Beautiful Villas are managed by the Famous & Impeccable Four Seasons Resort. Cleaning and daily 'tidy' service included in weekly fee. Babysitting & children's all day programs available. 10-15 drive to Lego Land. ... more   less 
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