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BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Riverside, California
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Weekend B-day trip”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here during her birthday weekend. The hotel staff was wonderful. They made us feel at home and we were able to get right to our room. As we were checking in, there was a bicyclist that was struck by a car in the street outside. I saw the hotel manager and maintenance man rush to call for help and comfort the person who was injured. It was very clear that they care about people.

The hotel is right across the street from the beach and is right in the area where local bars, restaurants and shops are. Once you park, you don't have to drive again. That is kind of a good thing because the parking is limited. We were able to park, but there do not seem to be enough spots for every room to have its own.

The breakfast area overlooks the ocean and we could see dolphins swimming along the coast. The food was good and the staff kept it very clean and neat. Overall a great place and we are planning on returning soon.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

mostly a family hotel, very little relaxation to be had. Great location but was looking for so much more. Easy check-in, beautiful layout and design. Room was large, overlooking the pool and courtyard. Problem was door closures were not serviced regularly and doors were slamming from 0900 until early afternoon when most of the guests had left for the day and staff finished cleaning rooms. Spoke to front office, excuse was fire and need for Engineering to maintain but that's the reason the door has an adjustable closure. The doors slam so much, the molding on my door was coming off. Business as usual when you have family and kids and are not looking for a quiet weekend on the water.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Great room, clean and updated. The bed was so comfortable. Great views of the ocean and walking distance to tons of great spots to eat. The breakfast was free and really good. Best of all, even though the hotel is in a busy spot it was very quite at night. We loved it here and hated to leave.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Carlsbad, United States
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The hotel is newly renovated but they forgot to do something to improve the flushing of the toilet and the locking mechanism to the sliding door to the balcony. Other than these two issues, the breakfast was good (although I do not like using plastic utensils and bowls & plates). Service was good.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Arizona
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge is the perfect location for spending vacation time in Carlsbad. The staff was so friendly, especially the front desk and breakfast coordinator. The hotel provides towels for the pool and free, no hassle parking. The breakfast was filling and it was a joy eating it out on the second floor deck watching the dolphins jumping and swimming.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room. Our room was Number 41 which was located on the second floor in the back...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2014

My family and I really enjoyed our stay here. The best part of the stay was staff. All were very friendly and always offering to provide us with anything we needed…towels for the pool, no hassle parking, etc. Specifically, A.J. (I hope I remember his name correctly) at reception was great, and the gentleman coordinating their continental breakfast…very upbeat and friendly.

As far as the room, my wife really liked the layout of the kitchen; it was spacious and had all that we would need for a short stay. We also had a very comfortable king size bed. On top of that, it is in a great location for beach access. Plus, there were several places to dine just a few blocks away, within easy walking distance.

Anyway, I enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Port Monmouth, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This hotel was well located...about 35 miles from San Diego and 50 miles from Los Angeles. It is directly across the street from Carlsbad beach and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is relatively small, well-maintained, and with a friendly and helpful staff. Our room had two double beds, a fireplace, a desk, microwave, refrigerator, and a sink separated from the bath/shower. It was kept very clean. A plus was the mattress toppers on both beds...very comfortable! The pool and whirlpool were welcome after a long day of sightseeing. The hotel is within walking distance of many eateries and convenience stores. We enjoyed our seven day stay!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge
Address: 3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2014, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge is conveniently located at Carlsbad State Beach in the quaint seaside village of Carlsbad, only 5 minutes from Legoland, world class shopping at The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and steps from miles of sandy beaches. A family owned and operated inn, Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge guests receive superior service, an exceptional location and unbeatable amenities for a friendly price. The guest experience is all-inclusive, with room rates that also offer complimentary breakfast, WiFi, newspapers, in-room coffee, safes, pillow top mattresses with high thread count bedding, complimentary local calls and free parking available on a first-come, fist-served basis. Many rooms offer fireplaces or kitchenettes. Suites are available with separate living rooms and kitchens. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Beach View Hotel Carlsbad
Best Western Carlsbad
Carlsbad Best Western

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