Years in the making, Alila Marea Beach commands the finest views on the San Diego coast.
Alila Marea Beach Resort
With its long-awaited opening this spring, Alila Marea Beach Resort brings major splash to the San Diego coast. High on a coastal bluff in the funky-chic surf town of Encinitas, the 130-room property is part of Hyatt’s Alila luxury chain of 17 hotels around the world. But from the views to the vibe, this luxury boutique hotel couldn’t really be anywhere else but San Diego.
A year-plus into quarantine after all that time stuck at home, my wife thought it would be wise for my teenage son and me to have some bonding time somewhere, anywhere, that wasn’t our kitchen, yard or Zoom room. So, both freshly vaxed, Sebastian and I headed south from Los Angeles for an adventure by the beach. It was our first leap back into the world of travel since the shutdown, and Alila Marea made the landing easy in many more ways than one.
Alila Marea Beach Hotel
From its discreet driveway entrance, Alila Marea feels like a small hotel but it’s quite grand with 114 spacious guestrooms, nine studio rooms, five one-bedroom suites, and palatial Ponto and Grandview presidential suites…