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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
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“Location was great.”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

This motel is located near the beach and The Village of Carlsbad. We were within walking distance of all the restaurants in the area. The beach was within 4 blocks. Service was outstanding. Everything you need on vacation. Beds were comfortable, pool was warm, and grounds were beautiful.

Room Tip: If you stay on the lower level, there are tables with umbrellas outside your room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stay at Ocean Palms which is walking distance to all the best restaurants and beaches in Carlsbad when we need a break from normal life. It is always relaxing and slow paced, a perfect beach style resort.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Idyllwild, California
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We just can't get enough of this place. We have stayed here before and have more reservations for later this year. It is a great place for what ever your needs are. The staff is great. The beds, rooms, decor, location, heated pool, jacuzzi, grounds and location, its all here. Your kids will love it and just go as a couple it is so romantic. You get it all, even kitchens so you don't have to pay the price to eat out. But if you do eat out, great restaurants are all close by. We highly recommend this property.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great but if you want a room with a little ocean view just ask the office person...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This was a perfect location for our family. We loved the apartment and being able to walk everywhere - in fact next time we would not rent a car at all. We would catch a train from San Diego and just walk to the hotel. The hotel provided us with boards for surfing, chairs for the beach and the stairs to the beach were a stone's throw away. There are BBQ's on the property to use - which we did one evening. Pool and hot tub were pleasant,never over crowded. Some great coffee shops in walking distance, as well as restaurants for dinner. We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This our 3rd stay in the last year at Ocean Palms Resort. The first time we stayed was by accident - nothing else available in the area and I'm grateful that happened. We like it a year ago before all the remodeling but now we REALLY like it. This place ROCKS any place around. The proximately to the beach is fantastic - literally across the street and down the stairs and you're. Plenty of restaurants in the area within walking distance. The Coaster is within walking distance if you want to go into San Diego. The peaceful surroundings at the resort are wonderful. The pool is heated. It also has a hot tub. They have grills for your use, fire pits lit at night to sit around and relax, a mini store. The staff is amazing - very helpful. Miles and Todd were there to answer any questions about the area. Very friendly. The updated rooms are beautiful. There is a mini kitchen with kitchen items available for your use, a stove, and refrigerator. Can wait for our return trip.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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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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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
#3 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 On the Beach 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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