This was the worse place I have ever stayed at. My family and I came across this hotel while visiting Carlsbad, but I did see their Web Site, AAA approval and was gullible enough to believe it would be a good place to stay. We booked for two days in a two bedroom ‘Ocean View Bungalow’ and paid off season price of $179.00 a night. We checked in late and made the mistake of not turning around and running out. The room smelled molded and unclean, carpet and kitchen floor was filthy, heaters did not work, wires hanging from ceiling where smoke alarm should be, tile in bathroom was chipped and pipes exposed. The water in shower did not regulate and I got burned on some very hot water. The next day I went into office with my concerns and request for a one day credit as we did not want to stay another day. The Manager and Owner of this establishment refused to refund my money stating that they require a 72 hour cancellation notice, I did point out that 72 hours ago I did not even know that we was going to be staying there and therefore could not give them notice. I did ask for other accommodations and was refused that also. My family and I were being forced to stay another day in this abhorrent room. This was a lesson learned, we packed up and left. However the Web Site is honest in regards to Amtrak Train Station being only 3 blocks from the hotel, but what they do not tell you that the hotel sits next to the train tracks and is a very short block from rail-road crossing intersection. We went to bed after 11pm – sometime during the late night hour the train came speeding by blasting their whistles - sounded as if the train was coming right into my bedroom and out the other end. As far as the ’Ocean View’ goes we had a wonderful view of the back- side building of someone else’s ocean view. If visiting this town do not stay here. I have stayed at two star hotels and have been treated better, found it cleaner and paid a lot less.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Palms Beach Hotel Carlsbad
- Ocean Palms Beach Carlsbad