Double-dip deal at luxurious La Costa resort in Carlsbad

Double-dip deal at luxurious La Costa resort in Carlsbad

La Costa Resort and Spa is offering a kind of double-dip deal just in time for Memorial Day: Take 30% off the regular room rate and receive a $50 resort credit each night when you stay at least two nights. On top of that, the 400-acre pampering zone in Southern California’s Carlsbad also has a full schedule of kid-friendly and other activities planned for the holiday weekend.

The deal: The 30% discount off the resorts published rate is widely available for many room types and dates. The $50 resort credit requires a two-night minimum – so youre guaranteed $100 to spend on spa services, golf, dining or enrolling your children in the Kidtopia club (ages 3 to 12). Stay longer and the credit accrues, to a maximum of four nights ($200).

When: No end date for these deals has been announced, but they are subject to availability.


Double-dip deal at luxurious La Costa resort in Carlsbad














Tested: Published rates at the resort start at $359 per night. I found rooms at the special $251 rate when I tested this deal online. I easily found a 425-square-foot room with king-size bed for May 29 and 30 on the holiday weekend. (For $265, you can get a room with two queen beds and bring kids younger than 18 for free.) For two nights-with taxes and a $22 resort fee per night tacked on-the tab for the $251 room came to $599.86.

If you are booking online, look for the “Spring Specials” on the website. When you book your room on the website, you can go ahead and “spend” the credit – by adding on a massage or facial, or a round of golf ($99), or registering a child for the Kidtopia club ($50). The credit will be deducted from your hotel bill later.

Note too that the resort has a full schedule of activities for Memorial Day weekend, many of them free for kids: splash landing water slides; face painting and balloon animals; a reptile show, smores at the plaza; a dive-in movie at the pool and more.

Contact: La Costa Resort and Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad; (800) 854-5000.

-Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Photo: The spa (top) and the lobby (bottom) at the 400-acre resort in Carlsbad. Credit: La Costa Resort and Spa

By LA Times

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