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Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

You'd never this is a large chain hotel, it has a small boutique hotel feel. It is right across the street from the beach and has what seems like a nice spa.

Howver it is the staff that makes the location stand out. They are very friendly and helpful and make your stay a delight.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear RiceWp, thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor. You are right when you say that this does not feel like a typical branded or chain property. We are fortunate in the that ownership group really wanted to convey a sense of individuality in the decor and the layout in the lobby, restaurant, spa, and guest rooms. It was nice to hear that the uniqueness of the property hit home with you and that the staff made you feel welcomed. I look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to the West Coast.

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Reviewed 13 February 2014

I came for a weekend getaway. The sunset on the beach was gorgeous. Dinner was tasty. The hot tub divine. The room was clean and well appointed. The bed was super comfortable.
The only negative was breakfast. The buffet was not what I'd expect from a high end resort. The food was often empty and not hot. The service was pretty good, aside from a few minor glitches (my place setting was bussed while I was at the buffet).
Still a lovely getaway.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear Dsardinas, thank you for your recent feedback on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate the positive feedback along with the constructive feedback regarding the breakfast buffet. We are implementing some changes over the next couple of weeks to enhance our offerings for breakfast so on your next visit you should see some positive improvements.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Came in to do the Carlsbad marathon and stay here for two nights. First class hotel with really nice and very tasty on site diner. The pool and spa area is also great! Very little noise in the rooms, clean bedding, great staff.

Only thing we will do different on next visit is to get a room with a ocean view!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear Jbohnet, thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor. I hope you had a very successful result at the Carlsbad Marathon and that your experience at the resort helped you have a successful race. We look forward to seeing you next year for the marathon and perhaps for some of the other running events throughout the year.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Beautiful hotel and very good location! We had a great time with good view from our room. They have heated pool and a heated jacuzzi. Loved taking a walk around the Beach. If you are looking for a nice getaway, I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear Jwang801, thank you for your most recent review on Trip Advisor. It was nice to read your comments about our beachside location and your feedback about the facility and the service. As you mentioned, it is a terrific location for a get away that feels secluded, but is so close to many of the special features within North County San Diego. We hope to see you again soon over the coming months.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Quiet and incredible location just steps from the Ocean, Best Staff I've ever experienced as a Diamond member. Food options for a Vegan. Impeccable lobby decor. Going back in a week to check out their spas. From top to bottom, a great experience and without any reservations I can say...Go there!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear JustinB, thank you very much for your recent posting on Trip Advisor. As a well traveled Diamond Member, your comments about your experience here meant a great deal to the team. It was nice to hear that you were inspired to return to experience the Spa . Thank you again for your very kind endorsement.

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

If you want great customer service, fabulous views, and spacious rooms with a marble shower bathroom, then the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort is where to go.The nightly sunsets are amazing and views of the ocean are incredible. I especially enjoy the rooms with a balcony so that you may sit outside the room.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa is a beautiful property. Our experience from check-in to check-out could not have been better--bell staff, front desk, housekeeping and waitstaff and bartenders were all wonderful!

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Additional Information about Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

Address: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4620 (Formerly Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa)
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range: £130 - £260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled along the sunny Pacific Coast in Northern San Diego and only 150 steps to the surf, Cape Rey is the adventurous choice for the California traveler who seeks something different and unique. With spectacular views of picturesque South Carlsbad beaches, the resort sits atop the crest of a series of gently rolling berms - a crest we like to call the Cape! At the Cape you are just minutes from LEGOLAND(R)California and the historic Del Mar Race Track, or a short coastal drive to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, famous regional wineries, and award-winning craft breweries. For the adventurous types we outfit you for local deep-sea fishing, sailboat cruises, horseback riding, paddle boarding, snorkeling, surfing lessons, and kayak explorations. Foodies enjoy dining on-property at Chandler's, where you'll find familiar favorites prepared with a twist. For connecting rejuvenation with mind, body and soul, we offer one of the top 5 Hotel Spas in the U.S. By Travel & Escape, the Ocean Crest Spa. And with an array of excursion locales and onsite amenities, there's always something to do, see or eat at the Cape. ... more   less 
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