Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

2100 Costa Del Mar Road | Carlsbad, CA 92009  [SEE MAP]Carlsbad, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Plentiful options for both adults and kids to enjoy
High daily resort fee

Guests routinely testify to the charm of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa: the property is 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 a short drive from the shore. This Omni hotel wows guests with its guest rooms, which are decorated in a neutral color palette and feature splashes of blue accents, marble bathrooms and spacious terraces accessible via sweeping French doors. Families especially love this resort thanks to its pool area with several pools; a waterslide and a splash pad; and Kidtopia Kids Club, which frees parents up to enjoy an afternoon at the spa, on the tennis courts or the fairways. Keep in mind there is a daily resort fee, and it covers Wi-Fi, fitness center acess and more, though there are fees for other on-site activities, including the kids club. Groups can reconvene at one of several eateries come dinnertime – Bob's Steak & Chop House dishes out steak and seafood, while Bistro 65's casual menu will suit taste buds of all ages.

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Location
Carlsbad, CA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Resort
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Rustic
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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  • 4.5Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

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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.

Fodor's

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Guest rooms are in shades of brown and sand with oversize chairs and sofas, while public rooms are filled with open-beam ceilings and leather furnishings. There is a large tennis center, a family entertainment area, a wellness spa, and two PGA championship golf courses that were renovated in 2013.

Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

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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).

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3377 have reviewed the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3377 reviews 4.0 (based on 3377 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations at 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 villas offer kitchenettes, fireplaces and washers and dryers.
  • Daily resort fee of $30 includes coffee and tea, in-room internet access and access to the resort’s Athletic Club
  • Additional fees for rollaway beds ($25) and DVD players
  • First-floor rooms feature private patios with French doors

Standard room size425 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

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 childrens program called Kidtopia, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa 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 childrens programs and amenities, Omni La Costa is also about 5 miles southeast of the LEGOLAND California 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 ($28)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Dining options at the resort range from fine dining to 24-hour grab-and-go options. For a fresh take on California cuisine, Bob's Steak & Chop House 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, plus 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.
  • Childrens menus available

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American, French

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

Pool

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
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

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

Kids

The kid-friendly amenities at Omni La Costa Resort begin with the Very Important Kid check-in. The Kidtopia Kids 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, 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
  • Half-day program (8 a.m. to noon or 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) includes lunch and costs $50
  • Full-day program (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) includes lunch and costs $80
  • Night Camp (5 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday) includes dinner and costs $60 for the first child and $40 for each sibling
  • Kids club ($50 to $80)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Athletic Club at 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 PFC 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

Business

With more than 110,000 square feet of event space, the resort can accommodate groups of up to 1,700 guests. Every meeting room is equipped with a sound system and high-speed internet access. The largest ballroom can accommodate up to 1,600 guests for a theater-style event or up to 1,700 guests for a reception. Outdoor venues include the beautifully landscaped Terrace Lawn, popular for receptions with 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 rooms46

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

Pets

Omni La Costa welcomes dogs that weigh up to 25 pounds for a $150 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

Golf

Named a Gold Medal Resort by Golf Magazine for several consecutive years, Omni La Costa boasts two 18-hole courses, including the only course in California designed by Dick Wilson. The historical Champions Course has hosted many PGA events and golf greats, including Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and Gary Player. The restored course features 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
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

With several outdoor venues and two large ballrooms that can accommodate extremely large wedding receptions for up to 1,700 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. The Terrace Lawn is the largest outdoor venue and it can host receptions with up to 850 guests or sit-down banquets for up to 700 guests.

    Maximum wedding guest capacity1,700

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

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