July 19, 2024
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort Review, Guide & How To Book VIP

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa is one of my most frequently booked luxury resorts in San Diego. Not only is it a Forbes Five Star and a AAA Five Diamond property, but through me, you can access extra benefits through two VIP programs: Hyatt Prive or Virtuoso.

People stay here when they want a big full-service resort that has as many offerings for families as it does for golfers and business travelers.

Like most of our five-star resorts, it’s located inland, about 10 minutes from the beach. You’ll find it in a lovely residential neighborhood called Aviara, surrounding a world-renowned golf course of the same name and the Batiquitos Lagoon. Another location selling point is that it’s midway between San Diego’s downtown and Orange County.

I’ll review what I know about the resort, how to book with extra benefits, how to select a room, and answer frequently asked questions.

Book with Hyatt Prive Benefits

I can book you in with Hyatt Prive benefits that include:

  • Daily breakfast for two at Ponto Lago restaurant
  • A $100 resort credit
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability and restrictions.

I will also check Virtuoso benefits to see which program is best during your dates. You’ll earn World of Hyatt points either way.

Aerial view over Park Hyatt Aviara to the ocean.

7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011


  • Two bed rooms have two KING beds
  • The redesigned lobby and terrace are fabulous for dinner and drinks
  • Lots of activities like water slides for kids
  • The virtual golf experience in the TopGolf Swing Suite
  • Moonlight movies beginning at dusk on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer
  • Complimentary shuttle to the golf course, tennis courts, and other remote areas of the resort and seasonal beach shuttle
  • Daily complimentary resort activities with special events surround all holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s
  • Le Labo bath amenities
  • The onsite Miraval Spa (!!!)
  • Hyatt Prive benefits


  • Babysitting services for when you and your spouse want a night out
  • The closest beach is South Ponto State Beach, about a 10-minute ride by car
  • They have quite a few connecting room sets (we can have them guaranteed)
  • Courtyard rooms can have event views and noise up to 10 p.m.
  • Valet parking only
  • Sofa beds are double sofa beds (not queen sofa beds)
  • No rollaway beds