Ratings based on 313 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Great resort with lovely views and facilities.

Posted Jan 23, 2015
Pros: Pool area is lovely and we also enjoyed playing tennis.
Location: Very good location with easy drive to coast and little towns with lots of restaurant choices.
Excellent service provided by all staff and especially the late night bar staff. Also had great musicians in bar at night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 28, 2015 by ParkHyattAviaraResort, Hotel Management
How wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Pools, Tennis Center, service and live entertainment in our Lobby Lounge. Please let us know if we can assist with a return visit, it would be great to see you again soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Canada

Nice hotel close to all major tourist attractions

Posted Jan 12, 2015
Pros: Proximity to everything
Cons: Offer additional parking other than Valet parking as this got expensive.
Location: Beaches, lagoon trail for exercise, small town to walk around in Encinatas, LegoLand is only 15 minutes away and same with the San Diego Zoo/Safari
We found a super last minute deal on expedia for this high end hotel. They allowed our dog to stay for $150 for 11 nights and so this was great! Staff was friendly and the room was clean and cozy. Great location that is close to jogging trails, beaches, nice little town of Encinatas and the beaches. Definitely would recommend this to others and stay again if the price was right! I would take note on the valet parking as this is an added fee of $35 a night! You can park down the hill and walk up the way to save on this if you want. Otherwise they only have valet parking which can get costly if you are staying for awhile. Thank you!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Oxford, UK

Exceptional!

Posted Jan 11, 2015
Pros: The surrounding vistas were spellbinding, especially the sunset. The Humming Birds are always wonderful to watch.
Cons: Nothing significant, it was exceptional.
Location: Use the Coaster train for access to all the towns from Oceanside to San Diego (you can even pick up an Amtrak to LA)
From Michael's wonderful cocktails and professional manner to Alexander's customer rapport and the ultra efficient valet, this hotel truly proved that your choice of hotel for a vacation can have such a positive influence on your enjoyment. The facilities were outstanding, including the pool areas, spa, golf course and all this within a short distance form such wonderful places as Carlsbad, La Jolla and the magnificent city of San Diego. I know it is a cliche but we just did not want to leave, if it wasn't for the exorbitent cost of extending our car rental, we would have stayed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Santa Clarita, CA.

Beautiful hotel! Feels like you're on the islands

Posted Jan 2, 2015
Pros: Decor, Jasmine scented air, bedding (soft and decadent), and overall ambience. The staff is also very accomodating. Vivace Restaurant is superb!
Cons: California Grill Restaurant's food/ chef needs to change. Corkage fee for Vivace is astronomical @ $40! This suggests Vivace doesn't want you to BYOW.
Location: We stayed at the hotel mostly but Old Town San Diego is within a 25 minute drive.
This is our third time at this hotel. Really love the fact that it was formerly a Four Seasons property (this is actually the reason we chose this hotel). It's decorated in a 'simple elegance' style. The moment you walk thru the lobby, your senses are immediately delighted by the wonderful aroma that fills the air (Jasmine). The hotel uses their HVAC system that infuses the air with a wonderful scent; it makes you feel as if you're in Hawaii (at least for us it did)! Their spa facility is also very good. Although, I don't like the spa's waiting area (it's too bright!) for a spa. The spa products they use are top notch. The cocktails offered in their bar area are fantastic, especially their Jasmine Martini! The pool attendants are great!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 9, 2015 by ParkHyattAviaraResort, Hotel Management
It sounds like you were able to truly enjoy the many different aspects of the Resort from the Kai Jasmine sent in the Lobby to the Spa, Vivace restaurant and more. Thank you for choosing to stay with us each year and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Yakima, WA

My son's college graduation.

Posted Dec 23, 2014
Pros: The room was very clean and comfortable. Everyone was very nice and pleasant. An absolutely beautiful hotel!!!
We were in town for a quick weekend for my son's college graduation. We enjoyed our time here. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and everyone was very pleasant. We can't wait until we have the chance to come back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 8, 2015 by ParkHyattAviaraResort, Hotel Management
Many thanks for your kind compliments of the Resort and congratulations to your son on his recent graduation from college! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the festive decorations and kind Associates; it would be our pleasure to welcome you back soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 19, 2014
Just wonderfull. The staff very kind. Quiet, comfort, food.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Best place to stay in Carlsbad, NM.

Posted Nov 18, 2014
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
One of the nicest properties I have ever stayed. You will not find a more courteous staff anywhere, they truely want your visit to be the best ever.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 25, 2014 by ParkHyattAviaraResort, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking a moment to leave kind compliments of our Resort and Associates. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your getaway and it would be our pleasure to welcome you back for future visits!
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Jim Cfrom SLC, UT

Posted Oct 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
AMAZING!!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom P

Relaxing one night staycation

Posted Oct 13, 2014
This resort was beautiful, customer service was exceptional and the food delicious...will certainly be back!
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 24, 2014 by ParkHyattAviaraResort, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind compliments, it would be our pleasure to welcome you back soon!
4 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Chicago

Pleasant stay if you can get there

Posted Oct 9, 2014
Pros: The staff & the grounds
Cons: Transportation
The service was wonderful, the facility good. But who ever heard of a 5 star resort without transportation available to and from the airport. Truly inconvenient. The cab ride cost $130...the shuttles were not time sensitive. To advertise that it is on the ocean is inaccurate...the ocean is miles away and you can hardly see it from limited on-site locales.