Fodor's Expert Review Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

7100 Aviara Resort Dr., Carlsbad, California, 92011, USA Fodor's Choice

This retreat is one of the most luxurious hotels in San Diego, boasting an Arnold Palmer–designed golf course, a tennis club, two pools, six restaurants, and views overlooking Batiquitos Lagoon and the Pacific among its 250 acres. The 540-square-foot rooms are remarkably spacious and feature every possible amenity including private terraces with water views and deep soaking tubs. The romantic Couple’s Suite has a semiprivate whirlpool spa courtyard, Swiss shower, and fireplace for the ultimate relaxation. Despite the lavishly appointed grounds, the resort is exceptionally family-friendly. Children have their own pool, a kids’ club, nature walks, surf lessons, and VIP LEGOLAND tours. A shopping shuttle transports guests to the Carlsbad Outlets, and a beach shuttle makes two daily trips to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas during the summer. Dinner at the elegant Argyle Steakhouse or a pampering treatment at the Aviara Spa are worth the splurge.


  • unbeatable location
  • best golf course in San Diego
  • surrounding nature trails


  • $25 resort fee and $35 parking
  • expensive
  • breakfast not included


Near the beach


Phones: 800-233–1234 | 760-448–1234


327 rooms
Rate Includes: Greens fee $255; 18 holes, 7007 yards, par 72, No meals
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