Omni La Costa Resort and Spa

2100 Costa Del Mar Road | Carlsbad, CA 92009 [See Map]
#21 in Best San Diego Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1078 reviews
Property Type Resort with 607 rooms, 4 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Traditional, Rustic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Guests routinely testify to the charm of the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa: Its 400 acres are manicured to perfection, its sizable rooms allow guests plenty of space to breathe and unwind, and its pools are numerous and intimate. Located near San Diego between downtown Carlsbad and Encinitas, California the resort is also close to the shore. After a sizable renovation, the new member of the Omni hotel family wows guests with 607 guest rooms outfitted in rich blue, green and gold decor, marble bathrooms and spacious terraces accessible via sweeping French doors. Families especially love this resort thanks to its on-site water park and the Kidtopia Kids Club, which frees parents up to enjoy an afternoon at the spa, on the tennis courts or the fairways. Clans can reconvene at one of several eateries come dinnertime — BlueFire Grill earns praise for its locally sourced fare, while Bistro 65's casual menu will suite taste buds of all ages.

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Critic Reviews


“This 400-acre ... 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.”


“Guest rooms are in shades of brown and sand with oversize chairs and sofas, while public rooms are filled with open-beam ceilings, paneling, crystal chandeliers, and leather furnishings.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

“Immensely appealing for both kids (playroom, water park, and Guitar Hero-equipped teen center) and parents (43,000-square-foot spa and holistic center founded by Deepak Chopra).”

Other Awards:
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1078 guests have reviewed the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 1078 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Offering eight swimming pools, two golf courses, a world-class spa and wellness center founded by Deepak Chopra, a tennis complex with 17 courts, a variety of upscale shopping, and an extensive children's program called Kidtopia, the Omni La Costa Resort is a world unto itself. The 400-acre resort is located between Carlsbad and Encinitas, about 30 miles north of downtown San Diego. Known for its extensive children’s programs and amenities, the Omni La Costa is also about 5 miles southeast of the Legoland resort.

  • Around 30 miles north of San Diego International Airport
  • Bus stop located at resort entrance
  • About 3 miles east of the beach

  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($18)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Accommodations at the Omni La Costa range from private villas to family suites and guest rooms. Standard rooms are located around a courtyard with an outdoor Jacuzzi near the main lobby. Amenities include minifridges, flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and spacious work areas. Upgraded villages offer kitchenettes, fireplaces and washers and dryers.

  • Daily resort fee of $28 includes coffee and tea, in-room Internet access and access to the resort’s Athletic Club
  • Additional fees for rollaway beds and DVD players ($20 per night each)
  • First-floor rooms feature private patios with French doors

Standard room size:

425 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Dining options at the Omni La Costa Resort range from fine dining to 24-hour grab-and-go options. For a fresh take on California cuisine, the BlueFire Grill serves high-quality steaks and regional seafood paired with an extensive wine list. Diversions Sport Lounge is the place to catch sporting events, with multipanel displays and big screen televisions, a menu of snacks and game day appetizers, and a variety of draft beers and cocktails. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, the casual Bistro 65 offers a buffet along with a la carte items. Nutritious light fare and cool smoothies are served in the garden at the outdoor Spa Café, and poolside dining is available seasonally at the Splash Café.

  • Room service available from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Children’s menus available

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

American, French
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


Guests at this Omni resort have eight swimming pools to choose from, including the Edge Adult Pool with an adjacent bar and private cabanas, a serene Spa Courtyard Pool, and the Sandy Beach Family Pool with a sand play area. The Splash Landing pools feature two 100-foot waterslides, a toddler slide, and an aquatic play area. The Garden Pools are located in a lushly landscaped setting, while the Villa Pool is available for villa guests and offers a private Jacuzzi.

  • Height requirement of 48 inches or taller to use the large waterslides
  • Splash Café near pools for food and beverage service
  • Must have scheduled spa treatment or buy a day pass to use spa pool

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Omni La Costa Spa employs two holistic physicians, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon, who run the Chopra Center for Wellbeing where Western medicine blends with Eastern healing techniques. The spa offers a full-service menu of body treatments, facials and massages, while its salon features manicures, pedicures and hair care services. Spa guests have exclusive access to the private Spa Courtyard Pool and the Spa Café offers nutritious casual dining in a tranquil alfresco setting.

  • Variety of spa vacation packages for individuals and groups
  • Resort guests may purchase a day pass to the Spa Pool

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The children's amenities at the Omni La Costa Resort begin with the Very Important Kid check-in. The Kidtopia Club features areas that simulate the ocean, filled with sea creatures, a magical forest, and an interactive game floor. Each area is designed for specific age groups, including a nursery for infants and toddlers. All programs include lunch or dinner. In addition to the extensive recreational activities at the resort, the Omni offers several programs and events for kids of all ages including the Vibz Game Lounge.

  • Parents must remain on resort grounds during Kidtopia sessions
  • Two hour max on infant and toddler care

  • Kids club ($50 to $80)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The Athletic Club at the Omni La Costa offers a wall of windows offering scenic views of the resort while you’re working out on the cardio and weight-training equipment. The fitness center offers a wide variety of classes, including body sculpting, spinning, zumba, yoga, and Pilates (some classes are complimentary). The resort also offers a Premier Fitness Camp staffed by nutrition and fitness experts to help guests plan a program for lasting weight loss, and the Chopra Center, a holistic wellness center which combines healing traditions of the Far East with Western practices.

  • Personal trainers available for additional fee
  • Golf and tennis lessons available

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


With more than 50,000 square feet of event space, the resort can accommodate groups of 1,000 or more. Every meeting room is equipped with a sound system and high-speed Internet access. The largest ballroom can accommodate a banquet for up to 1,400 guests. Outdoor venues include the beautifully landscaped Terrace Lawn, popular for receptions for up to 850 people. The Chopra Center Workplace Wellbeing Program offers specialized programs that teach work-life balance and wellness techniques to corporate groups.

  • 24-hour business center
  • Team-building events, golf outings, wellness programs and spouse programs available

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Omni La Costa welcomes dogs that weigh 25 pounds or less, with a $50 nonrefundable cleaning fee. The resort does not offer any additional amenities like loaner beds or bowls.

  • Guests must sign a pet damage waiver
  • Pets must be leashed or crated in public areas

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Named a Gold Medal Resort by Golf Magazine for several consecutive years, the Omni La Costa boasts two 18-hole courses, including the only course in California designed by Dick Wilson. The historic Champions Course has hosted many PGA events and golf greats including Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Gary Player. The restored course features new Bermuda fairways and bent grass greens, while the Legends Course, also recently restored, also offers a challenging round. The resort’s Golf Performance Institute offers clinics, individual lessons, junior golf, and two- or four-day golf schools.

  • Complimentary app with course details available
  • Caddies available
  • Variety of golf packages

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop


With several outdoor venues and two large ballrooms that can accommodate extremely large wedding receptions for 800 to 900 guests, the resort can host all types of weddings. Those looking to host more intimate gatherings can book smaller venues like the Veranda Room or the Orchid Terrace that overlooks the manicured fairways. The resort's numerous activities and spa and wellness programs make it a popular for destination wedding groups.

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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2100 Costa Del Mar Road | Carlsbad, CA 92009 [See Full Map]