Park Hyatt Aviara in coastal Carlsbad, California opened today. The hotel, located about 35 miles north of downtown San Diego and 60 miles south of Disneyland, rebranded from its former persona as the Four Seasons Aviara Resort. The rebranding to a Park Hyatt is a result of the hotel owner’s dispute with Four Seasons Hotels after 13 years of management.
The standard rooms at the Park Hyatt Aviara property are luxury size rooms at 540 square feet. In my opinion the typical hotel room becomes a sizeable hotel room once you enter the 500 to 600 sq. ft. range. For comparison the square footage of a typical basic hotel room is about 280 to 320 square feet.
The $280 per night standard room rate I see for rooms this week makes this property a good candidate for a free night redemption using free night credits from the recent promotions. The hotel is a Hyatt Gold Passport category 6 reward night costing 22,000 points per night.
Currently the Park Hyatt Aviara offers an introductory offer for a 3rd night free rate including a $50 per stay resort credit. The 3rd night free rate brings the cost of three nights down to $234 per night this week. This introductory offer rate is available for reservations made by September 6, 2010 using rate code PHA50 for hotel stays through December 31, 2010. I only checked rates for this week so rates may be lower or higher than shown here for other dates.
Panoramic View King is $360 per night or $300 per night using the 3rd night free rate ($900 total for three nights). The view is of the golf course or the Batiquitos Lagoon. Sliding French doors, king bed, 42-inch plasma TV… I hope they have ESPN coverage for watching World Cup 2010 in bed.
Park Suite is $480 per night or $400 per night using the 3rd night free rate for a 855 sq. ft room.
This property might be a good use of a Diamond member confirmed suite upgrade certificate when paying for the stay.