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MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Very clean and very comfortable. Loved having a 2 bedrm/2 bath, with the rms separated by the living rm. It's the one time each year that I get to soak in a HUGE tub. Kitchen has everythg needed. I do wish the pool area had more of a water park feature, and they had a little jungle gym on premises, like Grand Pacific Palisades. Otherwise, great for families/kids.

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Hi MrsBlissful,
Thank you for reviewing Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa. We're happy to know your stay was comfortable and that your two-bedroom unit fit you and your guest's needs. We hope to welcome you and the family back again in the future!
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

From the moment of arrival at 1am we have been treated exceptionally well. Every time we had a request (towels, grilling utensils, more coffee in room etc) the staff responded very quickly! I even said "no rush"! We were about 1 mile from the Pacific and took advantage of the surf to watch surfers and take a lesson. My kids are 13 and 14 so Legoland was too young for them. The concierge was tremendous in recommending places to visit and eat so we visited the San Diego Safari Park, Old Town San Diego (AWESOME PLACE!), La Jolla, Coronado Island and Oceanside Pier. The Cove Pool was a huge area with two large pools and 3 hot tubs. There were always lounge chairs. The kids lvoed the ping-pong tables on the deck and I enjoyed the firepit with sofa chairs. The food ws great at The Cove too!
Carlsbad is a stark contrast to the boardwalk of the east coast. It is not riddled with t-shirt shops. So if you are looking for a relaxing place with locations close enough to drive too- this is the place!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Hi maura k,
We are thrilled to learn of the excellent service and great stay you and your family experienced at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa recently. It sounds like everyone was very busy visiting San Diego Safari Park, Old Town San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado Island and Oceanside Pier. We hope to welcome you all back again in the future for an even better stay!
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Thank you for a wonderful stay. the room was comfortable and had everything we needes. The pool was beautiful. The pancake breakfast was delicious. The drinks and food at the pool was outstanding. Thank you again!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Hi Justyh911,
Thank you for choosing Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa to spend your recent getaway. We're happy you had a wonderful stay and that you enjoyed our pancake special. We hope to see you back again soon!
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The Grand Pacific MarBrisa Resort is a beautiful resort. Close to activities, i.e. San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Downtown San Diego. Very relaxing resort. The City of Carlsbad is a beach community and fun to visit.

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Dear Guest,
We hope you enjoyed your stay with us at Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa. It sounds like you had a great time visiting many of the activities in the surrounding area. We hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This was my third stay at Marbrisa. I am a member/owner of HGVC and Marbrisa is one of my home resorts. There have been a lot of major improvements since our last visit of March 2013.

The check in staff is extremely helpful and friendly. The new pool area has 2 large pools, 2 jacuzzi tubs and several game tables. The Cove Cafe serves lunch, dinner and drinks. We rented a cabana one day. The only cost was to spend $100. at the Cove Cafe throughout the day. Eating there for lunch, dinner and drinks made it easy to hit the $100. mark. The Cabanas have a flat screen TV, piped in music, a ceiling fan, electrical outlets and an ethernet port. It was very nice.

As usual, the bed was extremely comfortable. Best bed I've ever slept in.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Hi mohc962,
We're thrilled to have the opportunity of welcoming you back for a third stay with us at Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa. We're so glad our staff was accommodating and that you enjoyed the many new amenities that have been put in place since your last visit. We look forward to welcoming you back for an amazing fourth stay sometime soon!
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

Location - just ok for me. It's perfect for families with small kids. It's right next to Legoland.
Driving distance to town & beach.

Rooms are what's expected for Hilton Grand Vacations. 2 bedroom, second floor, spacious, clean, up to date, etc. I love the 2nd floor (parking lot level), no stairs and I can leave sliding doors & windows open.

Room service - 20/20 restaurant. Ordered in for first dinner. It was good, variety to keep myself & picky college kids satisfied.

Pools - very nice but pool towels are not replenished so we couldn't lay out & walked back wet.

Gym - comfortable temp, 2 tv's, typical hotel equipment. No complaints.

Property - spread out kinda weird but there is still a lot of construction going on so it will probably make sense when completed. They do offer a complimentary golf cart service. We took it the first morning just to figure out where everything is. Everything is walking distance.

Service - still here, so far everyone has been very nice. The ladies that swap out your room towels are everywhere and extremely helpful. Front desk & concierge has been great as well.

Only recommendation I have to the propert is they need an adult pool area space. So many little kids (which I love but sometimes I need quiet and a no splash zone so I can read.)
Oh and replenish the pool towels.

2 thumbs up for families. Lots of kid activities onsite & close by.

There is another HGV property down the street that is walking distance to the beach and a nice jog (not a close walk) to town. Downside, very small pool. I do like this property better.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Hi JenJSF,
Thank you for sharing this detailed review of your experience with us at Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa. We are happy that our staff was friendly, and that you found our accommodations clean and comfortable. There are plenty of family activities to partake in as well. We appreciate your feedback and will be looking further into your concerns. Thank you.
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

This was our first time staying at this resort. extremely satisfied with the service and friendliness of the staff. Even though they are in the construction phase several phases of the resort are completed. We could not hear any noise from the construction sites at all. The pool and spa areas are wonderful and so relaxing. will return again soon.

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Thank David L. S
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Hi David L. S,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa. We are thrilled that we could welcome you for the first time. We're glad you were extremely satisfied with our accommodations, and that our staff was eager to help to make your stay better. We hope to see you soon!
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Property: MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Address: 1594 MarBrisa Circle, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#18 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#23 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 256
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