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What We Love

  • Beautiful setting on a lagoon a few miles from the Pacific
  • Sophisticated but unstuffy vibe
  • The Arnold Palmer–designed golf course is one of the best in Southern California
  • The resort fee includes a Beach Butler service that shuttles guests to and from a nearby beach; chairs, towels and toys for the kids are included

What To Know

  • A $25 per night resort fee will be collected by the property
  • The resort is not actually on the beach — it’s about a three-minute drive away
  • Better for families and groups of friends; there’s plenty for couples, but expect to see lots of children
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Valet parking is $35 per day


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Family friendly lagoon-side resort outside San Diego with standout restaurants and a blissed-out spa

The Look

The 329-room hotel is in a Spanish Colonial building on 200 acres off the Batiquitos Lagoon, which is ringed by a nature reserve housing some 130 species of birds. Inside, the resort is all laid-back luxe, with bright, airy spaces punctuated by floral arrangements and beautiful artwork. Much of the property has been built to maximize the SoCal views—from the lobby you can look all the way out to the ocean.

Bed & Bath

Clean lined rooms in muted palettes have a laid-back Cali cool vibe and French doors flood rooms with sunlight. Marble bathrooms feel particularly indulgent with large deep-soak bathtubs, glass-enclosed showers and dual vanity sinks. Balconies overlook the lagoon, sea and surrounding hills.


Kids love the game room, equipped with Wiis and PS3s. Adults will get a kick (or swing) out of the Arnold Palmer–designed 18-hole golf course, and you can have your game evaluated at the golf academy, the oldest golf school in the western United States. Relax at the stellar spa or grab a seat at one of the two pools (one is a children’s pool). It’s a quick shuttle ride to the shore, where beach butlers are happy to set you up with chairs, umbrellas and towels. Dining options include signature Italian restaurant Vivace and the Jonathan Adler-style steakhouse Argyle.

How to Get There

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club
7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011 United States


My happy place

Amazing resort, the nicest people. Great experience. The staff was extremely friendly, the room was clean and it had a great view. The breakfast buffet had lots of healthy options. The rib eye steak at Argyle was delicious. A must visit resort.

If you have business in the area...it is worth the stay.

It is not near the ocean, but they do have a great Arnold Palmer golf course, so I think of this resort of more of a place you go to for a conference. It's starting to look dated but the decorating team was conferring right by our 5th floor room that we loved with a great view.
I hope they replace the loud door to the bathroom and the chest of drawers!

Excellent service
Erika P

The staff went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed a very special anniversary weekend getaway. Warm, welcoming, thoughtful and accommodating. Willy in the lobby lounge was the highlight of our evenings as we sipped a cocktail and listened to the awesome live music. We highly recommend this property.