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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Henderson, Nevada
1 review
“Church Ladies Retreat”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Our church ladies had a retreat at Ocean Palms Beach Resort this past weekend. We came from Henderson, NV to Carlsbad, CA. We were treated exceptionally well by the entire staff at the resort. The accommodations were fantastic and the proximity to the beach was incredible. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone whether it be for business, pleasure, etc.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Our family has been staying at Ocean Palms for many years. Recently my mother passed away. We have always experienced Ocean Palms as a restful, and beautiful setting, also a place to regenerate. This time was a sad visit and the staff were so incredibly helpful and understanding. They went out of their way to help us and were so accomodating and thoughtful. The resort has recently been updated and is even more beautiful than before, but the deciding factor for us was the amazing staff that treated us with such kindness, we will return again and again. A special thanks to Todd, Miles and Tina.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We invited a group of friends to come and celebrate my husbands birthday that weekend and it was an amazing time!! Everyone is already talkin about planning this for next year. The rooms are amazing and the staff is the best I've ever experienced.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Our new favorite great away to the beach! Love that it's dog friendly. First time to Carlsbad and really like the fact that you can walk everywhere. We stayed three nights. The room was beautiful and cozy.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We are based in the UK and stayed at Ocean Palms Beach Resort from mid December 2013 to mid February 2014 to avoid the British winter. We initially booked for a month but soon extended it to two months. This was our first stay and cannot fault it. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked another long term stay again over next Christmas and New Year 2015.

Our stay began well with an invitation from Tina on reception to attend the staff Xmas party which was being held that night - so, free drink and food! The accommodation was perfectly situated being close to the beach, shops, restaurants and freeway. Our room was fabulous, with maid service every day, and basic toiletries supplied continually. It had a fully equipped kitchen although we didn't make full use of it as we don't enjoy cooking and prefer to eat out or have take-out.

The gardens are beautiful, full of exotic plants and flowers, and, of course, palm trees.

Gold stars go to the staff on reception, Todd, Myles, Jose and Tina who were ALL friendly, helpful, courteous and professional. Thanks guys. We had so much fun and are looking forward to seeing you again in December. Also thanks to cleaning ladies who looked after our room so well.

This accommodation and location was perfect for us and we have no hesitation in recommending it for your next vacation in Carlsbad or vicinity.

There is a wide variety of rooms from a 3 bed luxury apartment to small standard rooms some of which were being totally refurbished during our stay so you need to ask about the range and price. We stayed in a one bed apartment. There is no restaurant on site but they do offer free coffee and Danish pastries. There is a swimming pool and jacuzzi on site but we didn't use them. There is a small gym which we used but it is feels cramped as it has too much equipment. Overall very, very good.

Rita and Steve
Manchester, England

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

5th Time I have posted review each time it stranglet gets removed how odd!!!

Booked and paid for a 2 nights stay 6 months in advance thinking we would be guartteed a good room with sea views, oh dear how wrong could I have been. Having looked at other reviews I can only think some of the rooms must be nice and a lot larger than ours. We arrived New Years Eve 2 adults and 4 children we had booked a luxury 2 bedroom suite with a fully equipped kitchen, as it was New Year we had stopped on route and puchased things to cook for dinner, when we got to the room it was very small not big enough for 6 people even though we are not large it was a joke, no sea views and nothing luxuary at all, very dark, and people walking past and see right in. Oh well we though make the best of it, we saw a lot of other guests getting ready to go out for a party and see in the NEW Year but we was looking forward to a nice glass of bubbley and a homemade roast beef! yes there was a kitchen area very small but no oven how was I going to do a roast dinner without an oven? very good question so I went to recpetion and saw Todd I was informed that was the only apartment without and oven or a bath for my 1 year old and they was fully booked and could not move us, I was furious, having booked it six months and paid six months before you would have thought they could have got us in the right apartment, but no they had had our money and did not give a toss, I checked with Todd that when I booked was our the last booking oh no he said when you booked that was our first booking for NEW Years Eve well I said should we not have got the best room? not the worst? he did agree but nothing was done and no apology from the owners, not only that everyone else that did have an oven was going out and we was propably the only familiy staying in!! We tried to make the best of it but things just got worse, one pan between a family of 6! 2 chair to dine and a one person table, then the glasses to have champane no glasses just some dirty plastic things, decided to give up and not bother to see New Year in got out the sofa bed for the kids and it was completey broken and could not be used, so two children slept on the floor, well I say slept there was not much of that to get, the noise from above and people passing our door was terriable and went on all night. I would also point out when I arrived I asked about breakfast and was told by Todd there is no breakfast included I though that was odd as it is clearly shown on the web site that it is. The room we had been given was for a disabled person which was another massive issue of safety our one year old could reach everything even the front doorhandle, remember they have fire pits going all evening! so we had to block it with a table for the night, also no bath for him a one year in a very slippery shower, the apartment was completey unsuitable for a family of six we could not even sit down togther! The next day we waited to get a knock on the door from staff to say they was moving us, but nothing I went to reception and was offered another apartment but exactly the same as the one we had albit it did have an oven. We really could not face another night and left and stayed at the Seapoint which was great. I have stayed all over the world this trip alone was a 25 nights tour and I have never left ANY accommodation, which I told them you would have thought given all the problem we had they would have offered a refund but no we paid £375 for this, I tried calling when I got back to the UK sent several emails but got reponse. I have disputed the payment I made back in June as I did not get what they describe and promise on their web site. The pool area is also very badly lit at night and was very cold. "

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Mn
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Had a nice stay in Maui suite. Suite has been updated but furniture in one room still pretty beat up. Overall pretty clean but a few areas needed a wipe down (fridge front and stove front). Also, really, really need a soap dish in bathroom. Industrial size toilet paper dispenser in bathroom was a little weird but we never ran out! Kids had great time in pool (30 people max) and hot tub (6 people max). Both a little small but worked out not too busy during our stay. Grounds are beautifully landscaped. 3 fire pits are lit on a nightly basis - nice end to day - can hear ocean waves! Might recommend room on second level or one level. People above were a little loud - moving chairs, loud walking. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Ocean right across street and down some stairs - very close! Would stay again!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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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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