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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 May 2012

This was a great place with wonderful rooms and it could not be much closer to the beach. We had a great stay and only regret having to return to Denver! The weather was great for us!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank peter C
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We were lucky enough to stumble upon this gem a few years back, and now spend a week every summer in suit 101. This is their 2 bedroom suite that faces the beach and has a private front lawn with hot tub & bbq. Not the cheapest, but worth every penny! The kids love the layout and proximity to the beach, and the owners care deeply about the hotel. Recent renovations to the entire hotel make this a must stay.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are amazing, due to recent renovations. However, suite 101, the Tanitian Suite, is...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We just returned from a four day stay at the Ocean Palms Resort over Memorial Day Weekend. We stayed in a Luxury Two Bedroom suite. The location is great - just across the street from a very nice beach in downtown Carlsbad. The property was immaculate with a heated swimming pool, high end astroturf grass, paved walkways, and flowers throughout. Nice conveniences too like a fitness room, laundry facility, and three fire pits with a large fireplace. Super friendly staff at the front desk - and free bags of ice for your cooler for the beach.

Downside was the room. It looked very spacious in the photographs but looking closely now I can see they were taken with a wide angle lens. The whole place was very tight for the five of us - two adults and three boys ages 7-12. Two queen beds were in rough shape as both sleepers ended up in the middle of the bed on top of each other. The sleeper sofa was worse - it really needs to be replaced. I can't imagine an adult trying to sleep on it - let alone two. The bathroom (yes just one bathroom) was very small with a tiny sink. Thank god we didn't have girls. But I must say it was nicely upgraded with modern mateirials. The kitchen was modern but it would have been nice to have had dish soap or paper towels. There was a nearby Albertson's which was very helpful and a Texas Wine & Spirits with a fantastic wine selection and good prices.

I would recommend a little better disclosure on the size of the suite, replace the beds/bedding, and especially replace the sofa bed. Then also add just a few nice things such as the kitchen amenities and I would rate them a 4.5 to 5 stars.

Room Tip: There isn't much sound proofing between top and bottom floor rooms. We could hear every squeak...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

We had a very nice time at this location and I see good things to come! They are in the last stage of what looks to be great new rooms. We pulled up in our HUGE sprinter van on Sunday of the Memorial day weekend. We had several options BUT because it was a busy weekend and the prices were high, we opted for the cheaper room. This room was very clean but rather small. BUT 150 steps from the loby to the sand soooooooo............. we took it! They have free coffee, snacks, a beautiful pool that changes colors along with the hot tub at night. A little putting green, free bags of ice and a couple of boogie boards to barrow (not rent) Bonus! at night they fire up 4 fire pits for folks to hang, chitty chat and what ever. Apon our return from the beach Greg (the cool desk dude) Came to our room and offered us a free upgrade to a room with a kitchen! Another bonus! The staff was UBBER helpful. The area is very nice and convient to food, fun and a little 7-11. They are working on some of the rooms and I have to admit, the first one we were in realy needed it! CLEAN but getting haggared. I might suggest that they turn all the corner units into a second room to the studio suits (ie: 218) you can hear everything through the door. Anyway all in all a great place but get one of the new rooms untill they are done with the older ones :)

Room Tip: Get one of the newer rooms!!! They look beautiful!
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mishyshell
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

My wife and I made our first trip to Carlsbad CA and chose to stay here at the OPBR. From the time we first pulled up, until the time we departed, we were impressed. The front desk staff (Tina and Greg) were very helpful and friendly making a great first impression. We stayed 3 days/2 nights in a Luxury Mini Suite and we loved every bit of it. There is a mini full kitchen, jacuzzi tub, shower with 3 shower heads, duel ceiling fans, king bed, sofa sleeper, a front door that opens as a full door or top only, plus much more in these suites. What we really liked about this resort was the ambiance and quietness day and night considering the proximity. And regarding the proximity, 3-5 minute walk to the beach, 3-5 minute walk to several restaurants and boutiques, etc. This resort will be our resort choice for many future visits to Carlsbad!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Justin M
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Reviewed 29 May 2012 via mobile

The staff is absolutely wondeful and they are very hospitable. One of the best locations, right across from the beach. The grounds are beautiful! Prices are great! The staff goes above and beyond to accommodate your needs. We have stayed here many times and have never been dissatisfied. The rooms are fully stocked, especially the kitchen. Whatever you need, it is sure to be found in your room. The showers are an absolute delight as well, with glass doors and double shower heads. The ratings were only allowed 1-5 but if we could, we would give it a solid 10!

Also, Barry Jr. provides outstanding customer service!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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1  Thank kayyohhh
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

Very Impressed in the newly renovated 1bd Luxury Suite. The overall environment was great. The front desk manager Greg was very helpful. We loved everything about the suite, the marble tops along with the new appliances made the suite a perfect place to entertain a few friends for a small get together. The fire-pits below the suite made for a nice retreat to enjoy a drink and chat with friends. I was also very happy with the check in and check out times. I will definitely rent this room again soon!

Room Tip: The top suite had a great view of the ocean.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Mark M
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Additional Information about Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Address: 2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2952
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: £127 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For generations, families visiting San Diego's North County for fun and relaxation on America's greatest beaches have enjoyed staying at the Ocean Palms. Our casual Carlsbad resort is ideally located along the coast in Carlsbad Village, home to one of Southern California's best collections of shops and restaurants. The Ocean Palms offers a wide choice of Carlsbad accommodations. From comfortable budget rooms to luxury suites, 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, some with ocean views, every room offers a fully equipped kitchen. We have the unique ability to provide you with the exact sleeping arrangements you need. Whether it's adjoining rooms or a suite, we can get you the space you need at a rate you'll love. Enjoy a continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, fresh-baked cookies, Danishes, and fresh-brewed coffee. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the lush landscaping. We're pet friendly, there's free WiFi, a heated pool and Jacuzzi. We love families who can't get enough of the beach, so we provide free beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and even free surfboards. The beach is right across the street, and the charming Village of Carlsbad is just a block away. Visiting Legoland? We're only a 10 minute drive. We're also just three blocks from the Coaster railroad station, so you can ride the train and take in all the attractions in San Diego, from a Padres Game at Petco Park to a tour of the historic aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. Here in North County San Diego, explore wineries and microbreweries. Welcome to your beachside home away from home. Come to the Ocean Palms, where cool Pacific breezes sweep across the enchanting Village of Carlsbad. There is no better place for families to capture the magic of Southern California. ... more   less 
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