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Dreaming of a fast SoCal seaside trip? The Hyatt Alila Marea Seashore Resort in Encinitas is simply what you’re searching for. Situated steps from the water with lovely ocean views, this resort is ideal for a fast getaway or a protracted enjoyable keep.
Pete and I’ve been making an attempt to have fun our twenty second anniversary for over 7 months now.
Each time we determine to take a fast getaway, Covid surges or somebody has a medical emergency. I’m not even joking, we have now been by a stretch of medical points currently so when this quick window opened up the place everybody was doing effectively, I jumped on the alternative.
I’m so grateful we did as a result of not even 2 days later, Maddie and Ashley had deliberate medical procedures (difficult knowledge enamel removals) after which Emmy was thrown off a horse the subsequent day. She is now months of therapeutic and most certainly surgical procedure. She didn’t simply break her arm, she broke it in some of the painful and tough methods to repair. Go huge or go dwelling, proper? I actually hope that that is lastly the tip of our medical adventures, however I do know higher than to assume it’s.
Not less than we had 24 hours of peace and leisure earlier than the week from hell!
In my latest regular style, I had no intention of sharing this overview of Hyatt Alila Marea Seashore Resort Encinitas. I didn’t even carry my digicam and I by no means even opened my laptop computer the entire time we have been there (this has NEVER occurred earlier than).
However then after we walked in and this was our view, I needed to take an image of it. Issues deteriorated rapidly after that and my willpower NOT to take photos was fully deserted. I nonetheless didn’t plan to write down this overview however then I felt like I needed to as a result of we had that nice of a time and I want you all to expertise the identical factor.
A bit escape from actuality to chill out did wonders for me and I do know it might for you too!
Additionally, this isn’t a sponsored publish in any approach. They didn’t know we have been coming or penning this. We really used a free certificates that we earned from spending on our Hyatt bank card (electronic mail me if you would like extra data on this). We booked a “One King Mattress Lagoon View” room and have been upgraded to a “One King Mattress Ocean View with Balcony” (as a result of we have now Hyatt Globalist standing). We additionally obtained free parking with our standing since we have been utilizing a free evening award. Moreover, we have been provided free breakfast with that standing. We didn’t find yourself utilizing that profit as a result of we have been limiting publicity to others and since there didn’t look to be many vegan choices.
We already need to return (spoiler- we have now already been again, see extra on the finish), so hopefully, we’ll have the ability to share with you extra in regards to the eating choices, the spa, and hopefully a set overview! Our room was simply what we have been hoping it could be, and I do know a set can be even higher.
You probably have been to Cabo in Mexico, Pete and I each agreed that this resort reminded us of the motels down there. All the way down to the format to maximise ocean views and even the fabric it was constructed with and the minimalistic design have been all similar to what we love about vacationing there.
First impressions, there have been a number of valets ready after we drove up. The check-in expertise was quick and really pleasant. I like the room keys too. They’re created from wooden and simply really feel comfy. Sure, a room key made me really feel comfy.
And that is what we noticed after we opened the door. Not unhealthy in any respect!
So, the mattress seemed actually lumpy and I’m not precisely positive why. I bear in mind being a bit perplexed, however that thought rapidly dissipated and I used to be quickly mesmerized by the sound of the ocean. The mattress was very comfy.
Facet note- I used to be studying critiques not too way back (not for this resort) of an oceanfront resort and somebody complained in regards to the ocean being too loud. Ha! That’s my favourite a part of resort rooms near the water and this one delivered. The ocean waves crashing on the rocks beneath was so enjoyable to hearken to.
The room had a Nespresso espresso maker, water, and an ice bucket. I consider it’s a must to name for precise ice although.
The mini-fridge was stocked with these 2 drinks every time. On the pre-arrival questionnaire, I specified no alcohol in our room (so it wasn’t wasted) however these have been left every time. We don’t drink alcohol for well being causes so for us it’s no huge deal to have it in our room, however I can think about in case you have an actual have to not have alcohol in your room this might be a problem. If that is so, please ask them at check-in to have it eliminated earlier than you enter.
The closet had tremendous smooth robes too.
We all the time appear to have our purchasing impressed by the locations the place we keep and this was no exception. As quickly as we bought dwelling I ordered a Fellow Stagg EKG Electrical Gooseneck Kettle seen beneath. Pete likes to drink Americanos so that is nice to make these together with tea or pour-over espresso too! Replace- we have now had it for five days now and have used it a number of occasions a day and we nonetheless adore it and may’t think about going again to not having it!
There’s additionally a decent-sized protected within the room:
The lavatory was very minimalistic and once more tremendous comfy and enjoyable in design.
My favourite half was the recent eucalyptus that that they had hanging above the bathe. This was a giant Dealer Joe’s pattern a yr or so in the past and I by no means bought round to making an attempt it then. When the bathe heats up, the eucalyptus is activated and releases its scent. It was fairly cool!
This was my favourite a part of the room although, the balcony.
Pete sat on the market your complete time we have been there except for when he was sleeping. If he was awake, he was exterior there. We even noticed dolphins at one level taking part in within the waves.
There’s an onsite restaurant, a espresso store with the native model Lofty Espresso, and a poolside restaurant. Plus, additionally they have room service. Right here is the room service menu:
Listed below are some photos from contained in the resort widespread areas:
The pool shouldn’t be massive by any measure however is satisfactory for positive.
That is actually not a family-friendly resort per se, though I’d completely carry my household right here. I’ll clarify extra. My youngsters at the moment are adults + a 12-year-old who could be very well-traveled and enjoys the finer issues in life (ha) however can be thrilled to play in a water park. She is sort of a teen/youngster. (double ha) She would haven’t any drawback morphing into the environment of this resort, however others her age won’t get pleasure from it as a lot.
I don’t assume that we noticed a single youngster the entire time we have been there and when Emmy was youthful this could not have been my first option to carry her to. She cherished to splash within the pool and children golf equipment have been her factor. This resort wouldn’t be a sensible choice with that in thoughts, however she nonetheless would have favored the pool, and with the seaside steps from the resort, she would have cherished that half.
In case your youngsters are searching for a full of life resort that caters to kids- this isn’t it. In case your child(s) get pleasure from a peaceable environment and entry to the beach- it may work.
The perfect visitor for this resort is somebody searching for an grownup, enjoyable trip which might be why Pete and I favored it a lot.
The pool at Hyatt Alila Marea space has cabanas for lease, lounge chairs, and a hearth pit space with superb views of the ocean.
The hearth pit space is perhaps certainly one of my favourite locations apart from our balcony. Since we’re nonetheless taking part in it as protected as doable, we didn’t spend time right here. Having mentioned that, we by no means noticed any space of the resort really feel crowded. The primary time we have been there the resort was full-ish and even had a comfy marriage ceremony taking place, and the second time it was so much much less full. Each occasions the resort felt like we have been among the solely individuals there.
Our balcony room was certainly one of these with the upper roofs.
Pete made enjoyable of me for taking photos after saying I used to be 100% not going to take any photos and simply chill out. And… look who I caught taking his personal photos! I’m shocked he didn’t begin filling a video too! Possibly subsequent time!
That is the view trying north from the resort.
That is the spot the place I took the above picture from.
And here’s a bigger take a look at that space.
And an excellent broader take a look at the North aspect of the resort.
These are the steps you may take to get all the way down to the seaside.
On the seaside, there’s a protected space for nesting birds.
View from the road of the North aspect of the resort.
That is the seaside space proper in entrance of the resort. Not the place for swimming or sunbathing or any of that. The rocks listed here are what amplifies the ocean wave sound and make it so enjoyable to hearken to.
And this can be a view trying up north to the precise space the place you’ll be having fun with the seaside from the rock-filled space beneath the resort.
If you’re native, you’re used to those seashores. There are rocky areas that we locals would possibly stroll alongside however we don’t essentially deal with them as seaside day places. The resort has this kind of seaside instantly beneath it, however proper subsequent to it’s an precise seaside with public entry. It additionally has public restroom amenities so that you don’t have to return as much as your room. There additionally must be lifeguards on responsibility through the summer time months. We all the time look to ensure we’re as near the lifeguards as doable since there could be riptides and different robust currents on most SoCal seashores.
Replace! Pete and I went again for a second go to.
We had one other certificates that might be expiring for a free evening and our calendar, we knew that we would have liked to go sooner slightly than later. We had deliberate to make use of it for my birthday so we simply moved up the celebration!
This time, we had the identical room kind however it was on the underside flooring. We thought it was going to have a hearth pit on the patio, however I believe there was a miscommunication at check-in. It wasn’t a large enough subject for us to query it as we have been nonetheless proper on the ocean- which is the place we wished to be. We love the sound of the water crashing on the rocks so we have been thrilled with the placement.
Having stayed on the bottom flooring with a patio and in addition one stage larger with a balcony, we each agreed that the balcony room can be most well-liked. That is primarily as a result of it’s extra non-public and has a greater view of the ocean, however we might be completely completely happy to have the bottom stage once more too.
Listed below are some photos from our latest keep:
I don’t bear in mind seeing this stand within the picture beneath earlier than so it should be new or seasonal however it seems you may lease boards now too and possibly get seaside towels? Be sure you ask about this once you check-in whether it is of curiosity to you.
Remaining ideas on the Hyatt Alila Marea Seashore Resort:
We actually loved ourselves each occasions. I’d like to see how the suite choices would elevate our keep. The costs for the rooms we stayed in have been proper across the $1,000-$1,300 worth mark however I’ve seen them within the $800 vary too and probably decrease when not in such excessive demand. The situation makes this worth value it too.
Talking of the placement, we walked to all the things we wished (or bought DoorDash supply) so as soon as our automobile was with the valet, it stayed there. However I’d nonetheless advocate getting a rental automobile so you may actually see the realm in case you are coming by aircraft, practice, and so on.
For meals choices, I’ve heard the meals is nice on the resort. If you wish to discover different choices, there’s a fast-food Mexican restaurant on the identical highway simply south of the resort. Possibly a 3-minute stroll. It’s extra genuine to the native fast Mexican meals San Diego is understood for and is your greatest budget-friendly choice. I grew up consuming this kind of meals and adore it. Out-of-towners have a tendency to love it too- however it’s completely different than nationwide Mexican eating places or actual genuine Mexican delicacies.
Additional south is extra espresso, scorching canine, pizza, sit-down, and Mexican meals choices. This stretch known as Leucadia and Pete and I like strolling this space. Even farther down is the downtown coastal Encinitas space. There’s one more huge stretch of meals and purchasing choices and Moonlight Seashore is correct there. It is a fashionable seaside spot and has wheelchair entry and even wheelchairs with off-road wheels (is that what they’re even known as?) that you need to use. There’s a playground and public restrooms there too.
With all of those choices, you may store, stroll, dine after which return and chill out on the resort with out a lot wasted journey time.
As for Covid precautions, we’re nonetheless taking nice care to not catch it. We wore masks (KN95 or N95 relying on crowd ranges) when contained in the resort and cherished that there have been entrances near the rooms that didn’t require strolling by the foyer. We usually carry an air air purifier with us too, however because the rooms have balconies, it was simpler and higher to simply open up the balcony doorways and air out the rooms. We additionally nonetheless use disinfecting wipes on all high-touch areas within the rooms after we first arrive. I’ve shared earlier than that it takes us possibly 3 minutes and doesn’t take away from our trip enjoyment. I’d say that it even will increase it! We don’t do that essentially for Covid, however as a result of we don’t even need to get a chilly or the flu. We slightly like not being sick! We noticed possibly one different household additionally sporting masks so I’d for positive pull out the nice high quality ones when visiting. The resort felt very clear and we will’t wait to return!