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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort
Ranked #29 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Great location close to the sea and a super shopping village (designer bargains to be had if you're that way inclined). Good choice if eating places close by. Rooms spacious and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. Nice pool area. Breakfast now on site (this is fairly new) not fantastic but certainly quick and convenient. (Self service basic buffet) overall good value and a good stay.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Stayed here for a week whilst here for work. Average to good rooms, well located 2 blocks from the sea and across the road from the carlsbad outlets. However due to Legoland so near, it was full of families and young kids. Free wit, parkingi and breakfast which wasn't very edible

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay! Our room was quiet, had very comfortable beds, modern furniture. The staff was friendly. The room and grounds were very clean and breakfast was included. Close to beach, Legoland, outlets. Would definitely come back.

Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed for 5 nights and had a wonderful stay, everyone was very friendly and helpful! The hotel is in a great location, restaurants and shopping. They offer a free shuttle ride to LegoLand, the beach and area restaurants. When we return to Carlsbad we will staying again!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Pallard30
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I was pleased with the hotel room and the facilities for the price range. But I will say that the woman working at the front desk was a little robotic. Her words were friendly, but her tone was very robotic & rushed....like she had done it a hundred times. (Which I'm sure she has.)

The man working in the morning wasn't much better. Other than that the room was fine, nice even. Good central location.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

It was close to everything lots of places to eat close to outlets flower field beach and Legoland. We could get to everywhere we wanted to go in minutes. The rooms were clean and had a fridge and microwave them .

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

My family and I stayed at Carlsbad by the Sea on our recent trip to visit Knotts Berry Farm and the San Diego Zoo, since it was located somewhat between the two locations. We found the facilities to be a bit above what we expected, and the staff very up beat and friendly. Our kids enjoyed the pool, the room was clean, and everything was working.

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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #29 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range: £83 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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