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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort
Ranked #29 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Byron
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Nice place, bed pretty hard. Power went out in the breakfast room and the hotel was going to send us to a local restaurant for breakfast but the power was restored quickly by the local power company so they were able to provide us breakfast there. Not a bad place and good location.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We wouldn't have picked this hotel at the offical rate but when bargain popped up I grabbed it.

While the signage to the hotel of the main road isn't convenient the staff is 100% available and accommodating to the best of their ability.

The room was smaller than I expected but reservations knowing that I some difficulty walking provided me with an excellent location. The room itself if showing it's age was spotless and comfortable. Wi-Fi which is important to me was up to the standard of any hotel I've stayed in ... usually good and never great. The location across from the Outlet Mall or Legoland etc. was excellent.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Hacienda Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

I like the service there. Very close to Legoland and 5 minutes walking to the Carlsbad Outlet. Very Good Price and ok breakfast. Overall it is good for family trip and budget.
I will bring my family again for sure.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We selected the hotel due to it's free breakfast and free wi-fi claimed online. However, during our stay, we connected to their wi-fi which did not connect to the internet. So basically, no interent. The breakfast was like self-service with bagels, hams, cereals and some drinks. With a rate of $220 per night, these are below our expectations.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The room was beautiful and very relaxing. The bed was unbelievably comfortable! The location was really convinient with a starbucks and outlet mall accross the street, a TGIF on the property and a liquor store caddy corner. I won't even bother shopping around for other hotels next time i'm in the area, this one was perfect, can't wait to stay next year.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Pasco, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

We feel the front desk clerks are NOT very freindly and accomidating to the guests--other than that, the rooms, breakfasts and grounds are excellent. We have stayed several times and this visit was not as good due to the front desk ladies.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Rohnert Park, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Had a great stay here. Not far from LEGOLAND and the outlets. Breakfast was good - cheese omelets, sausages, English muffins, toast, bagels, fruit, oatmeal, cereal, juice, etc. Comfortable spacious room, quiet, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Carlsbad by the Sea Resort
Address: 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4443 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad by the Sea Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your best vacation - a vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. And choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. LEGOLAND(R) California Resort is located just a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a designated LEGOLAND "Preferred Hotel." We offer special packages that include hotel rooms, tickets to the theme park, and a shuttle ride to the entrance after you enjoy a full American breakfast. Carlsbad by the Sea is centrally located to everything the San Diego region has to offer. You are only 30 miles from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park and SeaWorld. Pristine Carlsbad beaches or a game of golf are just minutes away. Spend time relaxing at the resort, walking on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and playing and exercising in our year-round outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. And when it is time to dine, More than a dozen popular restaurant choices are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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Holiday Inn Carlsbad
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