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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Far exceeded our expectations!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for the weekend and really wished we were staying longer. Our son is in the marines and we came out to visit. Love this little village. Everything is working walking distance of the hotel. Beach is literally across the street. Loved our 2 bedroom unit. Clean and comfy. Reception has been extremely helpful & friendly. You are allowed to check out beach chairs , umbrellas, towels, boogie boards and so on. The lush landscaping, pool area, and fire pits just make this property such a welcome retreat. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a really fun, dog friendly property across the street from the beach (note: other residences across the street, so limited ocean views). It's advertised as a bit of Hawaii in S Cal and that fits with the lush landscaping and fabulous murals painted on the walls of each room. The rooms are updated and beautiful plus our bed was comfy. The staff is friendly & helpful. There are gas fire pits in the courtyard that are lit at night and a great way to end the evening. The property has easy beach access and is close to a boardwalk that is a nice walk along the ocean. No dogs allowed on the beach or sea wall walk but they are allowed on the upper walkway near the street. Restaurants & stores are within easy walking distance in the village and we enjoyed the Farmers Market. Overall a pleasant experience!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Was so fortunate to find this place! The room was updated, neat, and just what I needed to wind down after long days of meetings. This is not the place for you if you do not enjoy ocean breezes and going to sleep/waking up to the sound of the ocean waves. Short walk to town and the steps to the beach literally across the street, watching the sunset over the ocean was amazing. Not only will I be back, I'm ready to move in! Thank you to Barry and the great staff!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Oceanside, California
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We were totally WOW'ed by the room and all the nice homey touches! I really felt at home and felt as though everything was done as though they were decorating their own home! NOT to mention the easy beach access and restaurants and shopping galore all in walking distance! I was so please with this hotel! I would highly recommend to anyone!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We booked this hotel the night before our stay after checking out trip advisor reviews.We were so pleasantly surprised.The hotel has been recently renovated and our room was so in key dine.Comfy bed, new kitchen and bathroom and even a bright hand painted mural on the wall. we understand they have only 5 more rooms to complete the renovation . they have done rally good job .We enjoyed the Poland even the fireplace and fire pits at neigh that light up each night in the sitting area.

The ocean /beach was just across the street and there were restaurants and shops all within walking distance. As they had a full kitchen it is a perfect affordable option for families.We hope to come back for a longer stay with family members .

Staff was friendly and helpful and they provided beach chairs and towels to sign out at no extra cost.That allowed us the ability to enjoy a few hours on the beach before we had to leave.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Came here on a last minute vacation with our two little ones. It beat our expectations and was a great value. Very friendly and laid back staff, clean, newly remodeled rooms... I could go on and on. Beach is across the street, great restaurants and the coaster are in walking distance... Also, close to Legoland. Stay here, you won't regret it!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I came to Carlsbad for the first time for 2 days and nights to take my daughters to the San Diego Zoo, Legoland, etc. Myles was very friendly and helpful on the phone when I made my reservation and Jose was great when we checked in --- extremely helpful with restaurant suggestions, directions, fun things with the kids etc. The room was clean and newly renovated and it was great to have a full kitchen. Great restaurants are walking distance and the beach is right across the street. We will come back.

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  • Stayed April 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
#3 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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