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Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas: Review & What to Expect

A stay at the Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is a truly bespoke experience. As only the third Alila hotel in the United States, all of which are in California, the resort offers an unprecedented level of personalized hospitality and private spaces to give its guests a truly relaxing experience.

Alila, which means “surprising” in Sanskrit, describes the character of its properties. “Marea” means tide in Italian and Spanish, so the combination literally translates to “surprising tide,” which can ostensibly refer to the service that resort guests receive. Perched high atop a bluff overlooking the South Ponto State Beach, the resort is located on one of the most dramatic stretches of California coastline. It’s about 35 minutes from San Diego Airport if you want to fly in for your stay.

Like other Alila properties, the Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is committed to environmental sustainability, adopting EarthCheck Certification and a holistic environmental vision that includes developing the local workforce through skills training and using products services from local suppliers.

Sophisticated, understated elegance with room to breathe is what you can expect at the Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas. You can make your bespoke experience at this resort even better by booking with extra benefits through me. Note that as travel conditions remain uncertain, amenities and services at the resort can change.

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas Reservations: Book with Hyatt Prive Benefits

  • A $100 property credit
  • A welcome amenity
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Early check-in & late check-out, subject to availability
View from the interior out to the fire pit terrace and ocean.

WHAT I LOVE

  • Oceanfront location in Encinitas
  • Fire pit guest rooms with large outdoor sofas
  • Multiple small private spaces throughout to relax
  • Emphasis on local foods
  • Full portions instead of the typical haute cuisine mini plates at Vaga
  • Reusable water bottle available to guests for purchase that helps fund the conservation efforts of the Rob Machado Foundation

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Every room has a $49 per day resort fee
  • Valet parking only in an underground garage is $52 per day
  • A limited menu is currently only offered for overnight guest at this writing
  • The resort’s pool is small and shallow and more appropriate for kids than adults
  • The resort plans to adopt a policy banning large vehicles
  • Beach concierge services may not be available in colder weather
  • It’s not for those looking for a big resort experience
  • You’ll need a rental car to explore other parts of San Diego

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