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Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

We were told that this was a magnificent resort that we could only get into every 4 years by the RCI representative.
Check-in was alright, the clerk seemed really pleased that our room was ready even though it was gone 4 PM.
The resort is sandwiched between the railroad tracks and a road with a highway just beyond that and finally the Pacific ocean.
Our unit was a 1 bedroom, and the living area and kitchen were a good size with nice cathedral ceilings. But other than that it was the smallest 1 bedroom we have ever stayed in. No closet space, except a small one in the hall which held the recycling bin and laundry basket (on its side as that was the only way it could fit). The bedroom had a tidy dresser. The TV was mounted on the side wall so you had to lie on your side to watch. We ended up putting one suitcase on the dresser and using the dining room table area for my husband’s suitcase and storage area.
This unit was supposed to sleep four but I’m not sure where we could have put everything!
The laundry was not complimentary and cost $1.25 for a load of washing and another $1.25 to dry.

We were told that we would receive towel changes twice and a mini clean on Wednesday. When we came back on Wednesday we had towels changed and the garbage was taken, nothing else was done. When I asked at check-out exactly what the mini clean was meant to comprise of, I was told a general tidy and dishes done. Nope, didn’t happen.
What a difference to our previous resort we had stayed in where we had towels and linens done twice weekly which included bed linen changed. Midweekly cleaning was a full cleaning including floors washed and also beds changed once again.

On Sunday morning at check out which is 10 AM a little early they were using the only elevator to move furniture in while many owners were trying to pack up their cars at the same time.
Not impressive as you also have to pay a daily resort usage fee of $12 a day.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We booked this online and the reviews stated that the room slept 7. We were disappointed that 2 of our family had to sleep on a pull out couch.
We asked for a rollaway bed the next morning for the 2 year old and never received it. The first day the air conditioning failed and we notified the staff at 9am but no one came to repair the airconditioning until 6:30pm. We were never offered another room or an apology for the very warm room that day. When we entered our 2 bedroom villa 2 dead carnations were left on the counter in an empty vase. We felt that the place was clean, but we had a difficult time with communication because the staff we talked to couldn't speak English. We would of loved to use the wagon and beach toys but were never informed until our 4th day of our stay.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Sherry W, General Manager at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Dear PatV
Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your stay at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort. We're truly sorry to learn of your vacation experience and the issues that occurred during your visit. We apologize for the lack of communication in explaining the amenities and activities available to you. In addition, we regret that you were inconvenienced due to the request for a rollaway not being met as well as the delayed response for the air conditioning repair. We'd appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further regarding your stay and invite you to contact us at csrinfo@gpresorts.com. We hope to speak with you soon.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

The Carlsbad Seapointe Resort has immaculate grounds. Everything is so clean and in order. We enjoyed the spacious rooms and the wonderful views of the ocean. The beach is very convenient, you just cross the street and your toes are in the warm soft sand.

There are so many fun activities for the kids and family to do at this resort. The staff is so friendly and caring.

We are definitely coming back for another vacation.

Pat P

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view room, you will be able to see the sunset in the afternoon.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Sherry W, General Manager at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Hi Pat P,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Seapointe Resort. We're thrilled you found our grounds immaculate, views wonderful and rooms spacious. We hope you had fun being so close to the beach and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Just returned home from Carlsbad Seapointe Resort and looking at my calendar to plan return trip. Perfect location, large rooms, great activities, plenty of good parking and great hotel staff. We chose the two room suite and there was plenty of space for my large family. Very clean rooms and property in general was very clean due to attentive cleaning staff. The first day we were there one of the gates was broken and the maintenance man (wish I could recall his name) was promptly repairing when I arrived back with groceries. He stopped what he was doing, opened the gate and walked a handful of my groceries up to the room for me. Wonderful customer service!!! Truly can't say enough positive things, it was a wonderful family trip at an awesome resort!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Sherry W, General Manager at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Hi Lorna M,
Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your recent trip so much you're ready to book another stay! It's great to hear that you found our location perfect, staff great and that you enjoyed our accommodations. We're so happy to hear our maintenance staff was able to assist you with your groceries to your room. We thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon!

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

My family and I were just there and we could not get over how attentive the staff was at this resort! Andrea at the Front Desk mailed items home for us and Sara scooped extra ice cream and Maddie hosted a lot of extra girls at the Smore's fire! Even the GM was at the front desk to greet us - Michelle, you and your team are doing an amazing and heartfelt job!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Sherry W, General Manager at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Hi Deb J,
Thank you for your review. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay! We're so happy to hear how attentive our staff was, including Andrea, Sara and Maddie. We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

This place is simply amazing! From staff, to activities, to location, to the units.
Starting with my check in. Olga, Kasey, Jessica and Andrea are awesome! The girls from Activities are wonderful, Maddi and Sarah.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Sherry W, General Manager at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Hi n_enciso,
Thank you for your post. We're so glad you had an amazing time vacationing with us. It's great to know you enjoyed our staff, activities, location and accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We come here yearly and it's a place for us to unwind. We try to get a unit with expansive ocean views. We love watching the sunsets.....so tranquil. We come either in the spring or fall when the children are in school. Summer season can get crowded and more noisy with kids running around as well as local families who come in for the day. The beach is right across the street from the resort and it's not as crowded as the beach closer to the village. Resort has a full gym, adult swimming pool and adult hot tub. There's also a family pool and spa. You will need a car to get around. We usually shop at Ralph's supermarket or Costco.

Room Tip: Try to get a room that is towards the front of the resort as those in back get the noise from the tr...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sherry W, General Manager at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Hi LindaRoo,
Thank you for your post. We're so glad you loved our views and watching the sunsets over the ocean. We're glad you and your family enjoyed our accommodations and the quietness of the resort. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

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Additional Information about Carlsbad Seapointe Resort

Address: 6400 Surfside Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011-3207
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#19 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: £137 - £222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad Seapointe Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 95
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carlsbad Seapointe Resort offers an unbelievable location for visitors visiting San Diego. These vacation condos sit along some of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California, and are within easy driving distance of LEGOLAND California, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and the Wild Animal Park. After a day of sightseeing or enjoying the sand and surf, relax in your own one or two bedroom designer-decorated condo. With an average of 800 square feet of space, beautiful balcony views, and a romantic fireplace, you can rest and unwind while listening to the sound of the ocean nearby. Guests can enjoy on-site amenities including swimming pools, a spa, fitness room, activity center, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. ... more   less 
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