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“Excellent property, with one "however"”

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Carlsbad Seapointe Resort
Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I cannot find fault with this property! Their staff is about the friendliest we have every encountered! The property was clean, the one bedroom unit on the 3rd floor was spacious, the kitchen complete, the beds comfortable and the towels soft. This would be a fantastic place to come with kids, as they are tons of activities for little kids, along with volleyball, ping pong, basketball, tennis & more for older kids. We were in building 3 which was directly behind the family pool with a nice ocean view. Seems to me that building 5 would be the worst to be put in. The train really did not annoy me, as they seemed to go by quickly and quietly and didn't start blowing their horns until after 8:00 am. UNTIL the last night when a large train went by at 3:20 am, blowing it's horn the whole time. There is a $14/night fee which includes WiFI, parking and just about anything you could possibly want to borrow for the beach. Other reviews have stated poor cell phone service. I had one call disconnected once, but other than that it was fine. Now for my "HOWEVER"......the beach is a short walk down a bluff/hill and the beach is pretty narrow. There are no restaurants within walking distance. Because of this, we ended up driving every morning into the quaint town of Carlsbad and using their nicer/larger beach and nicer bathrooms. Then we would drive back to the timeshare, shower and drive back into town for dinner. Not a long drive, but I prefer to be within walking distance to shops and large beach. We exchanged thru RCI and they have a 1 in 4 rule which includes any combination of a number of So Cal timeshares, so if we are to return in 4 years, I would probably hunt for a unit in their sister property, The Carlsbad Inn, which is right there in town. Again, my "however" is about the location. The property itself is excellent.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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SeapointeGM, Manager at Carlsbad Seapointe Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Hello SuePhoenix,
Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you found your accommodations great. We apologize if you had any trouble getting around town. We also understand your concerns and hope you enjoyed your time with us overall. Thank you.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is a beautiful resort. Being a timeshare means the rooms have everything you need to become your home away from home. Nice full kitchen, big bathroom and an amazing room. On property they have an amazing activity program with activities for all ages and interests. They also have two pools one for adults one for family's with a water play area. For kids they have a dolphin golf course, pirate ship, and a game room. Beach volley ball area, along with tennis & basketball courts, and horseshoes. As with every Grand Pacific Resort the staff was exceptional. If you buy your food before you check in you will never have to move your car. Go to the beach. Or hang out on this awesome property.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

I took my son and his family of 4 to Seapointe for week 29 which we own there. Our 2 bedroom unit facing the ocean worked out wonderfully for the 5 of us. Everyone was delighted with the accommodations, activities, and food provided to guests during our stay. The weather was gorgeous, the staff at Seapointe very helpful and accommodating to our needs and requests, and the friendliness and special bottle of wine for my birthday was unbeatable. We will look forward to returning in two years to do it all again. Thank you everyone who made our stay pleasant and enjoyable.

Room Tip: We were staying at a 2 bedroom condo facing the ocean. Excellent for watching sunsets.
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Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
2  Thank Alyce W
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

My family stayed here mid-July, weather was great, beach was great, you get the picture.
We have been going there for over 12 years every 2-3 years. (my kid's are now older teenagers and it doesn't excite them like it did when they were younger).
The Carlsbad Seapointe is a very nice family resort especially for families with kid's 2-13 years of age, there are more than a few activities for the kid's and the rest of the family.
The only real complaint I have is that the Coaster train tracks are right behind the resort and since our suite was a rear unit we heard trains as they passed which is only 10-15 seconds, 4x an hour during the daytime. One night there was a freight train that was pretty annoying at 3:30AM, it took 20 minutes for it to move one down the line.
The beach is across the street (The Coast highway, a busy with a fair amount of traffic, thankfully there is a traffic light with ample time for crossing the 4 lanes.
They have everything you need for the beach, towels, chairs, umbrellas, body boards and beach carts to haul all the stuff to the beach. The rooms are very clean,have been upgraded recently and are tastefully decorated. They provide fresh towels/linens 2-3x during the week.
The Pizza Bingo was fun and the pancake breakfast is decent. We went into Carlsbad one morning for breakfast and found Don's Country kitchen, what a treat with great food.
I only gave it 4 stars because of the trains and we ended up with a rear unit again.
But, we will be back in 1-2 years again even with our kids who will be close to 20 by then.

Room Tip: Select a top floor room to keep from hearing the loud kid's running around above you Rooms on t...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank brokenwave
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stay at Seapointe Resort in Carlsbad every year and this year's stay was just as great-actually even better - as the rooms have been recently painted and refreshed with new carpet. We enjoyed many of the family activities: pizza bingo, ping pong competition, pancake breakfasts, and sangria happy hour etc... The staff was just as friendly and helpful as always and very quick to accommodate any reasonable request. The beach, just a short walk across the street, was not crowded during the busiest week of the summer and the water was pretty warm this year. Looking forward to next year already.

Room Tip: All rooms are ocean view rooms! Can't go wrong..
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Lisa G
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have been doing timeshare exchanges for 24 years, and this one was the best in every way, with the possible exception of it's sister resort, Carlesbad Inn. Loads of activities for all ages and across the road from a beautiful beach. What more could you ask??!!

Room Tip: Ocean view is best and 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Lovely timeshare condo with clean, modern rooms. I didn't use a lot of the hotel's amenities but found this resort an easy starting point to get to attractions around San Diego. You have to cross a busy hiway to get to the beach but the beach is not overcrowded.
The staff are friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. A request to move to a different room was forgotten in the hustle/bustle of check in but we decided our ocean view room was adequate.

Room Tip: Try to get a 2nd floor or higher ocean side - the commuter train runs in the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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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: £125 - £233 (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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