BOOK BY SEPT. 19 | Talk about uncovering a gem of a deal! I found the luxe Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad offering a hot discount through Living Social. Now, I live in Carlsbad and the Omni La Costa definitely counts as a local’s getaway for Southern Californians. The property recently went through a $50 million renovation so if you haven’t seen it lately, you’d be seeing it in top form. I go just for the spa. They have a spacious spa with an excellent outside lounge and pool area where you can relax all day. With the kind of year round warm weather that Carlsbad has, this means you can enjoy the outdoor amenities about any month you want.
DEAL: Living Social has rooms at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa starting at $179/night.
DATES: They want you to book by September 19, but I couldn’t find any rules as to when the travel was good for. I found available dates until March 31, 2015.
TESTED: I tested Friday Nov. 7, 2014 (as it’s close to my husband’s birthday and a great excuse to get out) and found a room for $199 or $219.90 after taxes. When I checked the same night on the hotel’s website, the rate was $305 or $368 after taxes and fees. Living Social also offers the La Costa Suite Experience including a one-Night Stay for Two in a La Costa King Suite, Plus Breakfast for Two at Bistro 65, a $90 Golf Credit, and a $45 Spa Credit for Each Adult starting at $369/night. On the website the same package goes for $399/night.
- If you do get a treatment at the spa, don’t miss the outdoor Roman Waterfalls. You won’t want to give up your seat for the next guest.
- It’s not all about the Spa, the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is a great family resort, too. It’s barely 10 minutes from Legoland and only about five minutes farther to the beach. They have an onsite Kids Club called “Kidtopia” and a pool with water slides and a water play area. Visit the hotel’s Packages page and check out the “Splash and Stay” package that comes with three hours at Kidtopia, a S’mores kit, family breakfast, dinner for two adults, a kids welcome gift, and more for $489/night with $198 in savings.
Don’t forget to tell us if you are able to take advantage of this deal and have fun in Carlsbad—there’s so much to do!