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MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I love Hilton Brand, this resort was great experience, close to the beach, walking distance to legoland, 30 minutes to San Diego. The only down, my family go a 1 bedroom 1 bath room on the first section bottom floor..for our surprice no elevator. We stay for a week and with all our stuff and 2 kids the arrival and departure was a not easy one. My 2 option: use that hotel stroller in a very long walk and steep hill or do the 300 steps...

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1  Thank Vito Giuseppe L
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Hi Vito Giuseppe L,
Thank you for your review. We apologize that you and your family were in the first section and we understand how inconvenient not having the use of an elevator can be. However, we are glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your time here and found our location to be great. We look forward to being able to welcome you back in the near future!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

If you are traveling with a family with LOTS of children, and they love to run around and make LOTS of noise all hours, this is the place for you! The resort is filled with small children, and really geared for Hilton timeshare vacation owners.

We stayed and listened to the timeshare presentation. It is not for us, but the presenter was professional and friendly.

If you do bring a family, the resort has plenty of grills and spaces for family dinners at the resort. The property is nice, but, again, not a place geared for romance. But for kids, if the 243 children that were there is any indication, it is paradise.

Also, as for location, this property is next door to Legoland, so if Legoland is in your travel plans, the location would work well. Again, bring the kids. Preferably small ones that make LOTS of noise. You will fit right in here!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Hi LV_Lee,
Thank you for providing us with your review. It's great to learn that you found our location to be ideal for family vacations. It is also wonderful to hear that you had the opportunity to use several of the guest amenities provided. Come back soon for another visit!

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Dissatisfied period... Resort staff friendly however did not resolve any of the issues I had with my reservation and unit. Occupants in the units above and below my unit were very noisy. The beds were uncomfortable; and my unit was left open by house cleaning - it took three requests to exactly get my unit cleaned, etc. etc.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Karen A. J
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We are Hilton owners. I would have thought they would place us in a more choice location. We had to drive to the pool and the family area. The lobby is under construction so the makeshift lobby we had trouble finding it. Very hidden. The hotel and rooms are lovely but our location (in the very first building) was not where any activity was. They have a back entrance to LEGOLAND just for guests. That was nice.
Carlsbad is so beautiful. It's better than staying in San Diego for sure. Worth the drive.
They are in major renovation and when it's complete it will be wonderful. If we stay there again I will make sure we get a building much closer to the new lobby and family pools.
It still is a very nice resort, and the staff was extremely friendly.

Room Tip: Get a room closer to the new lobby and family pool. We were stuck in the very first building- away f...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were guests of Hilton guests and were treated quite nicely. It's more of a neighborhood, community than an actual hotel. My kids loved the pool and activity room. Staff were friendly and accommodating and the place was very clean and quiet. Easy to find and easy access to the highway. Shopping nearby and you have to drive to places like the zoo, SeaWorld. In and Out burger only a few minutes away as is the beautiful Oceanside. We enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank schmotz
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

MarBrisa is a beautiful property. We stayed in Villa 51 in a one bedroom plus suite. The description stated that we would have an ocean view, but we were on the 1st floor and the view was non-existent. Our balcony was obstructed by trees put there by the property because we were right in front of the volleyball court. We had to go to the Sheraton across the driveway to visit the store and eat at the restaurant. It would be nice to have our own amenities. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We are Hilton Grand vacation owners and this is the 2nd time we've stayed at this property. We opted to spend more points this time and stay in the Premier 2 Bedroom Villa, but I was a little discouraged about a few things. First, when I made my reservation, they should have offered to put us in the new building with an elevator closer to the new pools. For next time, I would most definitely request that and save on points. These two "Premier" units are becoming dated. The couch was very dirty, bed in the matser bedroom needs a new matress as it was extremely uncomfortable. The bed in the second bedroom was really two twin beds pushed together and so that was also extremely uncomfortable. The room itself was not as clean as it should have been. Dusty headboard, shelves in kitchen were dusty (even after maid service came - they didn't dust), doors were not wiped down...just silly easy fixable things. There are no sufficient serving pieces in the kitchen. No larger bowls or anything of that sort so it's hard to make a meal which is the point of staying in a villa. With the new lobby being far away from some of the Villas you should offer a shuttle. Otherwise, we like this property, it is convenient to a lot of different places in Southern California. The staff is very nice.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort

Address: 1594 MarBrisa Circle, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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
#6 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#18 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#23 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: £115 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 256
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Hilton Grand Vacations Club At Marbrisa Hotel Carlsbad

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