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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Ranked #13 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Went to San Diego with my girlfriend and stayed at La Costa Resort for one night. I will absolutely go back to this resort and I recommend getting a Deluxe Room as I felt I could have lived in their bathroom. STAY AT THIS RESORT ITS WORTH IT!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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LaCostaTeam, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear StephenB: Thanks so much for your enthusiastic comments! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

I think LaCosta used to be nice, but those days have passed. The resort feels of quality, but the quality is waining. It feels tired and like they are taking short cuts to keep it going. If you aren't a big walker, you must ensure (DEMAND) that you get a room closer or it is a 10 minute brisk walk. It is cold there despite being in SoCal. The rooms are cold, so ask them to check the thermostat to ensure it works and stays working (mine hasn't the last two times I have been there). I have yet had a decent meal there, but admitedly have only been there for corporate events and those mass-production dining experiences are never good. The staff is excellent - nice, friendly, responsive. You won't go wrong there.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Paul H
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LaCostaTeam, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2013

Dear PaulH: Thanks for sharing your feedback and for acknowledging our friendly and responsive staff. Please do let us know if you prefer a room closer to the Plaza area, as our team would love to assist you with that on a future visit. We appreciate your post.

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Stayed for 5 nights on a business conference.
The settings, gardens, golf course are simply beautiful. Did not use the swimming pools but they looked nice as well.
Gym is very spacious and well equipped.
The room was very large and the bathroom was huge. It does not look great but has all the amenities you expect in such hotels.
It was a bit annoying to get a room on the second floor. No elevator so luggage needs to be carried up the stairs.
Also, parking is a bit far from the room so requires some walking.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I was checked in to a room that was not ready, attending a gala event at the resort; room was less than adequate for this type of resort that charges resort fees on top of room charges. As well, attending the gala, the staff members began removing our purchased wine bottles from the tables before the event was over. Very unacceptable.

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LaCostaTeam, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2013

Dear Rick C: Thank you for sharing your thoughts here. We do value your feedback very much and are sharing with our team members.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

My husband and I were at the Omni la Costa for an event at the Chopra center. As Omni select guests (anyone can be Omni select, just register w Omni hotels for a free membership)'we were treated to coffee in our room as well as bottled water upon our arrival.

There were a couple of small hick ups on our arrival. We had requested a ground floor room, since I am just out of braces from both broken legs. We instead emended up w a 2nd floor room (and stairs only). Since we were only in and out twice a day, it wasn't too bad.

On the plus side, our membership garnered us a lovely corner room upgrade in the 500's.
On the downside, it was immediately next to one of the maintenance sheds so as an extremely light sleeper, I was awakened each morning at 4:30 am by the noise (if you are a light sleeper, avoid room 580). We also had to flip our mattress due to the dip in one side, which adjusted it nicely.

The last 2 nights a convention came in and was quite energetic and verbose in their evening activity. I called to request a move but was told the hotel was full so an change was unavailable.

Other than those challenges, the stay was wonderful! Ernesto, Jacob, Anthony, Christina and darling Caston at the on site Market Deli were fabulous and we looked forward to our frequent stops there daily.

The property is spectacular and the views incredible -'looking forward to being there again for another Chopra event in march 2014 -ninja quiet ground floor room!

Room Tip: Ask for the 2011 building just across from the spa
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Very out dated resort hotel. Rooms are spacious but the decor & furnishings have to be 15+ years old and they smell - damp, stale cigarettes? - not sure what exactly but it's unpleasant. Bathroom towels really need to be retired - it's just cruel to be keeping them working at their age. Plenty of facilities at the resort but again they all just feel like they've seen better days...

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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LaCostaTeam, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Dear Xalec: Thank you for sharing your opinion here. The resort has recently undergone a $50 million renovation and I'm sorry that the décor wasn't to your liking during your visit. We certainly listen to and value your input, so thank you for posting.

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Out stay was great! Just wished the reservations process ran a bit smoother and not so many mistakes were made with the rooms we had reserved. Then checkout bill had errors and charges were mixed up among the 3 rooms. Everything was corrected by the time we left, but we spent alot of time sorting it out before and during our stay, and wasted alot of time. Gorgeous Edge Pool with hot tubs with nice views. Breakfast was yummy. We would go back again because it was a very pretty and relaxing place to be. Plenty of stuff to do for the kids with fun-looking water slides and waterplay area with game room and arcade, etc....

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Denise C, Manager at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2013

Dear SvetlanaS: Great news that you look forward to a return visit. Thanks for sharing your comments with us here!

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Additional Information about Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Address: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009-6823
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#21 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: £151 - £309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Omni La Costa Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 610
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is an iconic San Diego area resort destination, set in the coastal foothills of Carlsbad Calfornia. Our picturesque 400-acre garden retreat is California's Original Destination for Mind, Body + Sport. Here, you'll find fresh and inspired cuisine, world-class San Diego area golf and spa, stunning pools and exhilarating waterslides. You'll enjoy an innovative activities program that offers more than 168 things to do each week. And throughout your stay, you'll feel energized and refreshed.After a recent $50 million resort-wide renovation, Omni La Costa is better than ever, with renovated guestrooms and suites and a fresh, contemporary style. Current accolades include the Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Award, the #1 Wellness Spa in the Nation from Spa Magazine, and GOLF Magazine's Gold Medal Resort ranking. ... more   less 
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