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“Relaxing atmosphere, chlorine free pool,crowded but decent breakfast”

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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort
Ranked #29 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We loved our stay! Nice rooms, great pool, shopping across the street pretty good breakfast...will be back!we had so much fun. Front desk girl was very nice, place was clean. Central to everything....

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

It can be a little misleading when you read about this hotel and think it's on the beach, and it's not. However it is still a nice property. It is clean and the furniture is updated as well as the bed linens and draperies. Since this property is not new it would serve them well to upgrade the tile and fixtures in the bathrooms since they are not upgraded like the rest of the room. When you see it from the outside it looks like it might not be that great but upon entering the room you see that the room is located away from the door and facing the beautiful garden area. The nice balcony has lawn chairs that welcome you to sit and relax after a long travel day. (I love when rooms have balconies because they open the room up so much and you don't feel so claustrophobic.) The staff is so nice and accommodating. The hotel clerk took the time to find out where we were from and where we were planning on going. She was genuinely friendly and it was not forced chit-chat. There is a great seafood restaurant next door and an outlet mall across the street. I can see how this property would be great for families because of the room.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room overlooking the garden area and not the pool area if you are looking for a li...
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We had a nice stay at this hotel. The rooms were nice and clean. The pool was nice and big. The front desk was okay and gave us what we needed. The breakfast was ok. The grounds were pretty. I think their air conditioner needs to be serviced, was very noisy.

Room Tip: The air conditioner was NOISY and drawers were broke.
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The hotel itself has been around for years but has been kept up really well. The staff is friendly and responsive to the guests needs. We had a malfunctioning remote and it was replaced in less than 5 minutes. Rooms were very clean and odor free considering how many tourists pass through this area. Will definitely stay at this hotel in the future again!

Room Tip: Get a room with a pool view, the hotel is near a major freeway, and there was no noise pollution eve...
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This was the hotel we checked with my two kids ages 7 and 8 after spending the whole day at the Legoland. The facade of the hotel was not that impressive as it was not the usual facade of a hotel. Booking it on line and checking in was a breeze and the hotel staff (front desk) was quite friendly. When we entered the room, it was a surprise and we were quite happy because it was clean. The sheets were white and 2 beds were both queen-sized just the right size for my husband and I and the two kids. There was a hairdryer and a coffee maker and a microwave oven. Overall it was value for money.

Location-wise it was near good restaurants, in front of premium outlets (great for shopping) Very practical.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Me and my family stayed at the Carslbad for our trip to Legoland. It was so peacefull. Eventhough we did not get a chance to go in the pool because we where so tired from Legoland earlier it was nice to be able to look out our window and see the pool. It is very clean and we really liked that they provide the shuttle to legoland. The drivers where so nice. made the little car ride so much better. Breakfast was ok. I would really choose this Resort again on my next visit.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I picked the hotel because it was one of very few in the area that could accommodate my large family. I stayed two nights and made the trip to LEGOLAND each day. it was economical and the staff catered to my personal needs. Jamal was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We booked online and brought our new family pet only to find out that the room we booked was not a pet friendly room, the staff overcame that obstacle quickly and efficiently. We were very pleased and the trip was successful due to the staff's ability to think quickly and make our needs important enough to be concerned and find a solution for us. Thanks Ramada and a special thanks to Jamal for coordinating all the fixes needed due to the online problems that occurred. Joe Newton - 29 Palms.

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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: £88 - £155 (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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Holiday Inn Carlsbad
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