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10 Reasons Owners Love MarBrisa, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club

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Picturesque shot of beach goers on a Carlsbad, California beach.

Located just over 30 miles north of San Diego, by way of I-5 and accompanied by its iconic Pacific vistas, is the quaint coastal city of Carlsbad — and MarBrisa, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club. “The Village by the Sea” is known for its idyllic SoCal beaches, springtime flower blooms and a long roster of things to do, making it an ideal place to rest your head.

MarBrisa affords Owners and Guests a piece of SoCal living to call their own — whether you’re a couple seeking a quiet retreat, flying solo or traveling with kids in tow and needing a family-friendly resort in nearby San Diego.         

Here are 10 unbeatable reasons to make MarBrisa your home base while visiting the Golden Coast. 

Spanish style architecture and palm trees against purple painted sunset skies, Carlsbad, California.    

Proximity to World-Famous Attractions

The short drive to San Diego makes it easy for travelers to enjoy all this SoCal city offers. Signature attractions SeaWorld, Wild Animal Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo make a perfect backdrop for memory-making fun.

However, when you stay at MarBrisa, you don’t even need to go that far for the quintessential theme park experience. 

This Hilton Grand Vacations Club resort offers immediate access to neighboring Legoland®. Just show your MarBrisa room key and theme park admission ticket to access Legoland via an exclusive walking path.

Charming Carlsbad Experience

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in stunning full bloom, California.    

San Diego isn’t the only draw for visitors to explore.

The surrounding Carlsbad area is brimming with plenty to do, regardless of your travel style. This coastal village is home to picturesque beaches and restaurants to satisfy every appetite, the storied La Costa golf courses, shopping and the Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch.

Plan a springtime visit to catch all 50 acres in stunning full bloom. 

Best-in-Class Accommodations

MarBrisa, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, features a distinct Spanish Mediterranean style and is home to 18 villa buildings housing spacious Studios with kitchenettes and 1-, 2- and 3-Bedroom Suites boasting fully equipped kitchens.

Additionally, you’ll find complimentary laundry facilities available in each villa throughout the resort. Finally, some 1-, 2- and 3-Bedroom Suites also feature in-Suite washers and dryers. 

"Multi-bedroom suites are super fun to share. A full kitchen ensures that we can feed the kiddos quickly anytime, and we put the washer and dryer to use — going home with no laundry to do after vacation is a great feeling."

Pam Willis, Hilton Grand Vacations Owner for more than 10 years
Aerial shot of MarBrisa, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Carlsbad, California.    

Top-Notch Service and Convenience

MarBrisa’s sprawling 56-acre campus leaves a lot of ground to cover, but don’t worry about getting around. A complimentary resort shuttle service provides transportation throughout the entire campus.

However, depending on when you visit, hours may vary. Be sure to pick up the latest shuttle route map from the front desk or concierge at check-in. 


Various On-Site Dining Options

When you aren’t busy exploring San Diego or Carlsbad, choose from three resort dining options that you can conveniently charge to your room. The Cove Bar & Grill20|Twenty Grill and 7 Mile Kitchen give you a taste of regional cuisine without having to go far, and of course, there’s always room service for the ultimate way to kick back.  

Resort-Style Activities

Woman hiker stopping to enjoy the sunrise view, Carlsbad, California.    

There’s something for every age and stage at this SoCal resort — from reptile encounters and hikes to live music, crafts and cooking classes. Every day presents a new opportunity to participate in memorable on-site activities thoughtfully curated for Owners and Guests. Activities change seasonally, so be sure to check out the activities guide ahead of your stay.

Fire Pits and S’mores Kits

Pick up a s’mores kit from the front desk, and plan a relaxing evening around one of the many fire pits for a perfect ending to a California day, whether you cozy up with someone special or make it a family affair. Consider heading out a little early to catch a stunning Golden Coast sunset.

MarBrisa, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club poolside shot, California.   

Pools on Pools on Pools

MarBrisa’s pool area is an Owner and Guest favorite, and it’s easy to understand why. There are three swoon-worthy pools, including a super pool with a waterslide. Pool goers who prefer to soak up the sun instead can enjoy the hammocks and cabanas for an endless summer-style day. 

On-Site Recreation Options

Beyond the pool deck, a wide range of recreation amenities sets the stage for a fun-filled day. They run the gamut from a playground to foosball and pool tables.

Or active travelers can really get their heart pumping at the fitness center or sports courts (think: basketball, volleyball and tennis). 

"We enjoyed the pool and recreation area a bunch, and we also loved the barbecue grill and fire pit for s’mores. The resort had s’mores kits for sale at the front desk and tons of fire pits all over the property. So we found our own little spot and relaxed — uninterrupted. It was wonderful!"

Pam Willis

Read “One Little Boy, a Lost Lovey and the Team at Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa Is Exactly the Feel-Good Story You Need” for more reasons to fall in love with this Southern California resort.



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