I stayed in the Carlsbad By the Sea resort in end of May 2014. The hotel staff was considerate when I mentioned to them that I will be checking in late as I'll be driving in town on a Friday. I arrived late at night and easily found (free) parking around the hotel.
At first the hotel looked date from the outside, but my room was modernized and well furnished. The room was clean and has a balcony that overlooks to the pool area. It was comfortable to stay in.
The location was the selling point of this hotel. It is 14 minutes from the Carlsbad beaches, right beside the premium outlet mall, right beside a great seafood restaurant (King's Fish House) and other restaurants that open late. It's also 10 minutes away from Legoland for families.
Overall, this place is great for families but not so much for couples and solos.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
- Holiday Inn Carlsbad
- Carlsbad Holiday Inn