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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago Ridge, Illinois
1 review
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“Definitely returning”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Ocean Palms Beach Resort was definitely a highlight on our trip down the California coast! When our initial accommodations fell through at another local spot, the staff at OPBR booked us a room right away at a discounted rate nonetheless! A potential disaster was all together swept away with the aid of the angel working the front desk! The location is perfect, accommodations were gorgeous and well kept, and friendly helpful staff all around. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Santa Fe, NM
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is our third year staying at the Ocean Palms. It has become a second home when we visit our son and his family. The Blues have been very accommodating to our needs. All the staff are friendly, helpful, and efficient. The location is excellent, convenient to restaurants and stores, and especially the beach - right across the street. The improvements and upgrades to the suites are top notch. I highly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The Ocean Palms Beach Resort has to be one of the best beach hotels that I have ever stayed at. The property is gorgeous, clean, and detailed. There are palm trees throughout the property, and some have tiki style carvings on them. You are about a minute from the Norte Mexican Restaurant. The beach is across the street. Tina at the front desk was professional and welcoming. I highly recommend staying here.
Ed Carlson, Travel Consultant, Blue Compass Global Travel

Room Tip: Book ahead way in advance, this place sells out quickly. Restaurant Norte across the street is defin...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Las Vegas
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I stayed for 7 nights and it was perfect. Brought my Boston Terrier "Harley" and he loved it as well! I went to the beach everyday and everyday I saw wild dolphins swimming just off shore! The room was just perfect. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful - Todd, Jose, and the guy with the big brown hair (sorry sir, I forgot your name!) all made me feel welcome and valued as a guest. Thank you to all the housekeeping, maintenance, and desk clerks for making this the best, most relaxing vacation I have ever had! ALOHA :)

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Scottsdale
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This place is perfect for anyone in pets! The prices are equal to other area hotels but this property is right across from the beach and you can bring your dogs on vacation too. The hotel itself is great because you can leave your dog in the room while you are at the beach and the town itself is very dog friendly. The dogs take a nap while we swim then after we will take them to explore the town. There is a winery down the street where dogs are allowed inside for tastings and the Daily News Cafe has tables out front where you can have your dog they even give them a water bowl. We have been a few times this year already and love it. Everything is in walking distance from the hotel, the hotel staff is super nice and the rooms are CLEAN, which is huge for me. The hotel also has great things on property, fire pits, grills and a nice pool. We have seen many people stay on property and bbq...we are thinking about doing this next time too. I hope this place keeps its small family feel, we love it!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Prescott, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We would like to thank Barry and his staff for being so accommodating during our recent 5 night stay before our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. The newly refurbished room, comfy king size bed and lovely grounds and fire pits made our stay before the wedding very enjoyable. From our first contact with Barry, and the Ocean Palms staff last year, to several follow up phone calls, right up to day of check in, it has been a pleasure dealing with Barry and his staff. We highly recommend Ocean Palms and we look forward to returning to your beautiful resort at some point in the future. Again, our thanks.
Barbara & Bill Waldock Prescott,AZ.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed here for our trip to Legoland and Sea World. Its near the beach, just one street across. The Pacific ocean had nice waves and it was a first time for me to see such big waves. Fun! We had some issues though, checked in at 10:30pm and its a good thing we called ahead since they were about to close! That would mean no one one will be receiving us at around 11pm. So take note, if you're reaching late better call ahead. Upon checking in, we notice our bath tub was dirty! My wife had to clean this up and I was tired from a 3 hour drive.
On our 3 night stay, the toilet sink got clogged (Good thing it was on a morning!) and was promptly fixed. Good location going to other places to get food and the essentials.

  • Stayed May 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 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Romantic 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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