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“It is absolutely the best place to stay when visiting Carlsbad , Ca.”

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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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“It is absolutely the best place to stay when visiting Carlsbad , Ca.”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I love the the great room by the office it is so like being at home , I believe it's called the Tiki Suite with its own kitchen and patio . I love the private Jacuzzi also . There are great restaurants within walking distance from the room and a great beach is just across the street .

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

My family and I have been coming to Carlsbad over 40 years! We rented a house down the street until the owner sold the house. As a young child and teenager, I always remember the Ocean Palms Resort on our daily walks. My dad would send us down to buy the newspaper, which at that time was the one you put the money in, open it up, and take ONE newspaper out. It was right out front of the resort. Many more memories of past years and present! The grounds and property have always been well kept and have that tropical feeling! We started staying there over 20 years ago, and we look forward to our summer trip every July! The staff is friendly and helpful at all times. Counting down the days until we return!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

I found this place on Trip Advisor, and what a find! The location is perfect! Steps to a white sand, surfing beach, and just around the corner from many excellent eateries! Despite being close to anything you need, the Ocean Palms has an intimate and cozy feel that lends itself to total relaxation. Friendly office staff (Miles was especially helpful!) a gym, jaquizzi, swimming pool and fire pit are included in your stay. The two bedroom suite was perfect for a family of 6. Will be back as soon as we can!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Poway, California
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

We've come back every year since we found this gem. As other reviewers have noted, easy beach access, shopping, restaurants, stores...all within walking distance. We only live 40 minutes away...we pack the car, drive to Ocean Palms, find a parking spot, and don't move the car again until we go home a week later. It is a wonderful place for gathering with friends. We typically have 2-3 families get separate units and enjoy spending mornings and evenings in the common areas...days on the beach. They have been upgrading the units over the years with high end amenities like granite counters and stainless appliances. The staff and owners have always been very pleasant and friendly. Even though we never leave San Diego County, we are relaxed and refreshed after a week of the most difficult decision being which restaurant we want to patronize each night!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Our family has been enjoying staying at this property for 30+ years. We return each year because you can't beat the location. Walk across the street to the beach or walk to one of the many awesome restaurants in Carlsbad Village. Yes, there are fancier or newer properties yet we find having your room open onto the lush courtyard a huge benefit if an ocean view right on the beach room is not in your budget.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

We've been coming to this hotel for over twenty years and it's our favorite vacation place. It has easy access to the beach, downtown shopping, and you can walk to the train station and ride the Coaster to San Diego for the day. We came one year at Halloween and enjoyed walking around the town to see the booths and the kids dressed in their costumes.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed one night on our way down to San Diego in this charming hotel. The room was spacious and the double bed huge. The pool area was well maintained and overall although the place is a little bit dated it is well maintained and clean. The location is perfect and so is the customer service. The staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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