I have stayed at a few places in Carlsbad. Anywhere you go in the Carlsbad area will be overrun with families going to Legoland. I come to Carlsbad because I like the beach.
Hotel is decent enough. I had a king bed, mini fridge, flat screen TV and pull out couch sitting area. The sink doesn't have a ton of counter space - so much wasted space underneath the sink that they should put in shelves. Shower was fine with decent pressure. The rooms aren't as dated as some of the other motels I have stayed in.
The plus is that pets stay free. They even have a small pet area at the end of the hotel closest to the highway but I just walked my dog along the grass lined streets. As many reviewers have stated - the breakfast room is under renovation and is quite small. Decent selection including cereals, waffles, muffins, some boiled eggs and oatmeal. Better food fare for kids with families - I stuck to the free coffee. The pool area is very small but my feeling is there is a beautiful beach close by so pools are less important.
This hotel has 3 floors with exterior halls so it can get noisy. There is no elevator so if you are on the 3rd floor you are dragging your luggage to the top. My biggest pet peeve is the slow as molasses wifi. Really? Uverse? Can it go any slower? This is as bad as dial-up. I hear you guys are up for an upgrade soon - can't be soon enough. Biggest things for me are free coffee, clean rooms and fast wifi - you guys fail on the last one. I didn't hear the highway noise because I have become quite adept with having white noise blasting through my iPhones - check it out - lifesaver when traveling!
I probably won't come here again, but if you are a budget family wanting to visit Legoland, this is the place to be. I think I'm going to Del Mar next!
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