Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Guide

Last updated 3rd January 2018

Why Go?

Families looking to relax and unwind together can’t beat Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. Conveniently located in Carlsbad California, just 30-minutes from the San Diego International airport, this resort places families close to Legoland and plenty of gorgeous Southern California coastline. Although, you really don’t need to leave the property as La Costa Resort is home to the No. 1 wellness spa, 8 swimming pools, a splash park, multiple water slides, two championship golf courses, tennis courts, amazing restaurants and the Kidtopia Kids Club.

What to Do?

Families will delight at the resort activity offerings like fireside s’mores roasting, dive in movies, and surf camp. Parents can compete against the kids at the Vibz Game Lounge or by racing down one of the 2 100-foot water slides. Of course lounging by one of the eight pools on property is always a great choice thanks to the gorgeous sunny year round weather. My favorite pool is the stunning Spa Courtyard Pool however with kids in tow you can’t beat the Sandy Family Beach Pool. The kids get a kick out of the san bottomed pool and getting to make sand castles is a plus too! The resort also publishes a weekly guide packed with great activities the whole family will enjoy like free golf for kids, the beach shuttle, tiny tots tennis and more.

You can also grab an uber or taxi and check out the nearby attractions like Legoland California (which is also home to the Legoland Water Park and Sea Life Aquarium too), Carlsbad Lagoon (Rent boats, Waverunners, and SUPs), Carlsbad Flower Fields, or Carlsbad State Beach.

Accommodations for Families

La Costa Resort & Spa is a massive resort with over 600 guest rooms. The rooms are well appointed with a laid back luxurious feel that is perfect for families looking to be pampered. We enjoy staying in the Family Suite which includes a lovely sitting area with a queen sofa sleeper, two bedrooms (one with a king bed and the other with two queens), and two marble bathrooms. There are more affordable options available as well as a few gorgeous suites. The property also boasts gorgeous villas with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas, patios, and fireplaces.

Amenities for Kids

Kids also receive an Omni Kids Crew Backpack upon check in which includes an activity book with stickers, crayons, card games, binoculars and more making little ones feel pretty special.

Kid-Friendly Dining

The resort has several restaurants on property and while all the main dining eateries offer a kids menu with typical food like grilled cheese and chicken strips we have found Bistro 65, The Marketplace, and the Splash Cafe to be the best kid-friendly options. The Bistro offers plated Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert all created with regional sustainable ingredients including herbs grown on site. The Marketplace has a ton of grab & go options like sandwiches, wraps, homemade pizzas, and tasty ice cream. And, Splash is located at the pool and has delicious salads, sandwiches, cocktails, and sweet treats.