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West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Best hotel ever!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

The best hotel I ever stayed at. Everything is clean. Breakfast is great! The hotel has two restaurnats on the premisis that are also wonderful. The pool is clean and they provide towels and iced lemon water right there. The stuff is fantastic and accomodating to all your wishes.
Loved it!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

The photos of this give you the impression that this hotel is right by the ocean, it's not. It's 500 metres from a freeway and train line however the road noise is negligible. It's close to Carlsbad beach by car. On first viewing it reminds you of a hotel In the middle of a supermarket car park. It takes around 1 hour to drive here from LAX and it takes about 30 minutes from here to drive to Sea World San Diego.

We got a double queen, great for 2 adults 1 child and the bathroom is huge. The hotel provides a shuttle service to and from legoland with friendly enthusiastic staff driving the transfer bus. There is a bistro next door which seems reasonably priced as well as a more fine dining steak house. Breakfast is reasonable considering its free.

I highly recommend this hotel for those looking for somewhere to stay near legoland. The rooms are huge, clean and well equipped. The staff are brilliant. Don't be fooled by the flash photos though.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

This West was perfect for our family. We have 3 young kids and we spent a few days here to play at LegoLand as well as some fun time at the beach. The West was centrally located and the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We just concluded our second stay at the West Inn and Suites and it remains one of my most favorite hotels. The property is gorgeous and the customer service is fantastic. There has been a lot of attention paid to the little details and it shows. I highly recommend this hotel to families looking for a Carlsbad or LegoLand retreat.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

My family of four (3 adults and one 4 year old) stayed here in June for 4 nights so we could go to LEGOLAND, the beaches and SD. The place was amazing. The rooms are super big which is surprising because they had 2 (count them, two) king sized beds, a large bathroom with tub, a desk, a big tv...what I liked best, the rooms had no "hotel" smell, it smelled fresh and like home. you all know what I mean by that I think.
They offer shuttle service anywhere within a 5 mile radius of the hotel. We used it to go to LEGOLAND. For a pick up, we called and they gave us a time frame to be at the gate and there they were. They offer discounted tickets to area attractions and even gave me a coupon to get a free child's ticket from a promotion they were given.
The included breakfast was good. If something ran out, they quickly replenished it.
There was a "happy hour" from 5 to 6 every night with beer, wine, nuts. We weren't able to partake in that but were able to partake of the nightly hot chocolate chip cookies and milk served in the lobby.
When asked about beach items, the front desk proceeded to give us towels, sand toys (including a long handled sand spade) and a beach chair. Amazing! My little guy was thrilled wiht it all. The pool area was clean, lots of towels, water to drink and pool noodles and other pool toys.

The staff (front desk to the shuttle driver to cleaning staff to the kitchen staff)were always greeting you with smiles and always inquiring if you needed anything. I have already recommended this place to several friends and some of my CA family.
The hotel is easy to find, it is right off of the 5 freeway. There is a power plant right in front but don' t let that deter you from staying here.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Peyton, Colorado
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We stayed in Carlsbad to visit LEGOLAND and had our grandchildren with us. Everything was perfect. People are friendly, the staff will do whatever they can to help, and the housekeeping and breakfast was wonderful. Rooms are large and comfortable with frig and microwave. They have a shuttle to take you around Carlsbad, and even provide beach toys for the kids.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

We stayed here for our honeymoon 6/1-6/8 and loved everything about the hotel. Each member of the staff were excellent and delivered amazing an amazing guest experience. Even the cleaning crew and the kitchen staff were very friendly and greeted us every time we would see them. The entire hotel was kept clean and nice looking. The room that we stayed in was great! The room was spacious, well maintained, and had a VERY comfortable bed. The pool and hot tub were very nice as well, both being clean and modern looking. During 8pm to 9pm the hotel serves fresh baked cookies and nice cold milk for all guests in the lobby! The hotel is also very close to Tamarack Beach and the hotel lets you borrow chairs, umbrellas, towels, and boogie boards free of charge anytime!
Overall, when staying in the San Diego area this is a great choice for a hotel. It's about a 30 minute drive from the city center of SD which I think is great. It's out of all the crazy business of the big city but close enough to be able to enjoy the big city when you want to.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
Address: 4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4343
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#1 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Best Value Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — West Inn & Suites Carlsbad 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Next to the pristine beaches of Carlsbad, minutes from attractions such as LEGOLAND, the Museum of Making Music, Lagoons and Outlet Shopping, our boutique style hotel offers 86 rooms including 36 suites. All rooms include one or two king sized beds, free wireless HSIA, 37" flatscreen tv's, refrigerator stocked with two complimentary welcome waters upon arrival, microwave, hairdryer, iron / ironing board, and complimentary full breakfast. For relaxation enjoy our water wall around a sparkling pool/whirlpool. Adults take part in our Seasonal Pour while our smaller guests enjoy cookies and milk at bedtime. Let our shuttle service (within 5 miles of the hotel)take your mind off gathering directions while our Concierge team plan your next move. The property features two dining on-site dining options Bistro West (Contemporary Farm to Table faire) and West Steak and Seafood (Fine Dining). ... more   less 
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