La Costa Resort and Spa Hotel, Carlsbad
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Historical Traveller Reviews of La Costa Resort and Spa Hotel
Stayed, but far from relaxedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Having had wonderful experiences at the sister resort La Quinta in Palm Springs, we decided to stay at La Costa. This is supposedly a luxury resort and they had just nearly completed a $140 million refurbishment - we had high hopes...
Upon arrival, our "deluxe" room was far from luxurious, it was so far from any parking (the parking lot was just dirt - which I later found out that we would be charged $10 per day for the privilege to use). The wing where our first room was located looked like a motel - the carpets leading to the room were dirty. The room was very small - not what I would expect paying $300+ a night).
The pool was a hike and the resort amenities were almost non-existent. It is strange that there is only one small restaurant for a luxury resort? I overheard some businessmen asking the hotel receptionist where the bar is tender for the nearby bar – the receptionist just shrugged his shoulders - appalling service. We decided to cut our stay short and go to the Four Seasons - I called the Manager and he upgraded us to a much Spa Room - the room smelled very musty but ok apart from that.
The La Costa has some great possibilities but in my opinion are far from being a luxury resort. We will not visit La Costa again.
Chaosfrom A TripAdvisor Member
s a great destination again!!from Msk6261
We stayed July 2004 when the construction on guest rooms and facilities where complete. The only thing left is a new restaurant being built near the lobby. We were upgraded to a brand new, large & beautiful golf course room so our rates were quite reasonable for what we got . The staff was helpful & friendly, the flowers and grounds were being meticulously maintained and the common areas (pool, etc.) were lovely and relaxed. The new Spa is outstanding and the gym is health club caliber (I believe locals join as their gym too). Not to mention the SD weather & the proximity to a great beach.
I recommend La Costa!!!!
Also disappointed!from A TripAdvisor Member
Disappointing, but not just because of construction....from A TripAdvisor Member
They closed the whole building of the room we reserved, because someone hit a water main. Didn't upgrade, gave us "almost" as nice a room for the same price. Rooms were nice enough.
Spa service was indifferent. They didn't ask whether I preferred a male or female masseuse/masseur as most spas do. Didn't give any instructions as to where to meet him/her. People I asked for help pretended to check where he was. Twenty minutes later, he shows up, and now my 45 minute massage is 25 minutes. No apologies, just cluelessness and arrogance. Beautiful Spa building, but awful Spa staff.
Great place...but still under constructionfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Improvement!from A TripAdvisor Member
They exceeded our expectations. We will definitely go back.
A little disappointedfrom Cassper
Although the resort has the look and feel of an upscale property, our experience at La Costa was a bit subpar.
On more than one occasion we were promised room upgrades that never materialized.
Our room was decidedly lacking in amenities: No bedside clock. No VCR/DVD/CD player. Although there was a card on one of the hangers in the closet announcing a pair of bathrobes for our use, there were no bathrobes. Also, there was no lotion in the bath, and the bar of soap in the shower had been used already!
The self-parking is too far removed from the main lobby: there was a driver picking up a couple from the lot as we were unloading within plain view, but although there was plenty of room for us, we were ignored.
Upon arriving in the dining room for breakfast more that a half our before cutoff time, we were curtly informed that there was no room for additional diners. When we informed them that we had the breakfast package, they begrudgingly seated us . . . not exactly service with a smile.
All in all, we would not recommend staying at La Costa at this point in time. Perhaps the situation there will improve once the renovations are complete.
s Fine For Tennisfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
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Other names for La Costa Resort and Spa Hotel
- la costa resort
- la costa hotel
- la costa carlsbad
- Address: 2100 Costa Del Mar Road - Carlsbad - California - 92009 - United States
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