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“Good location for Premium Outlet Stores, SeaWorld and Legoland”

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Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad
Ranked #27 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were going to SeaWorld and wanted to find a hotel that is not too far away from SeaWorld and also the outlet store. So we chose Residence Inn especially after reading rave reviews here on tripadvisor. And obviously we were happy with the choice and agreed with others that the breakfast buffet was really good. They are not stingy with foods and eventhough the hotel was rather busy, there was never a shortage of anything!

Most people like this hotel before they provide free shuttle to Legoland. We didn't go there so can't comment on that one. But it is just 10min drive to the outlet mall and that is definitely a big plus and being far fr the main road, it's very quiet.

p.s.
If you are going for breakfast, do have the waffle. It is soooo good! :)

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Geoff W, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2014

Dear FMCarr,

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Sea World, and the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. I'm even happier to hear that you enjoyed our property. We love having families stay with us and with our breakfast our goal is to make sure we get your whole family the fuel they need for their vacation.

I'm glad that you are aware of the Legoland Shuttle and hope you will come back for another visit soon.

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience here.

Sincerely,

Geoff Waddell
Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Nice big room with kitchen, pool area is nice and the little basketball court is a fun extra. Good location and quiet area within a neighborhood of business parks. Alex at the front desk was super nice and helpful. Great breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Trent S, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

lechienblanc,

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the big room, pool, and basketball court. Our tucked away location is nice and quiet, and we appreciate you pointing that out to other travelers.

Thank you for specifically pointing out Alex's great service. He is an asset to our hotel . We will definitely share your comments with him and our team!

Please come back and see us soon.

Trent Selbrede
General Manager

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

My husband and I stayed several nights and everything was great. Alex at the front desk was totally awesome, went above and beyond. What an asset to marriott! The happy hour was fun with large tvs outside. The breakfast was perfect with a nice selection. And the kitchen in the rooms make it perfect for having your own snacks and such to prepare. We didnt have the kids this trip but will definitely be back. I would absolutely recommend bringing the family here. It's a great location for some fun attractions.

Room Tip: We had a room down the hall from the lobby which we loved. It was not loud and was close to our park...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tonia I
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Geoff W, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2014

Dear Tonia I,

Thank you for sharing your experience at our awesome hotel. We have a great staff and I'm glad to hear Alex made such a good impression. We are hear to make our guests feel at home and make their stay the best stay possible. Alex is a great example of that. I like to hear you were able to enjoy the amenities such as the 72 inch flat screen on the patio. The weather is far too nice in Carlsbad to not have a giant TV in the patio area. As you mentioned having a kitchen while traveling makes life so much easier. We can't wait to meet the kids when you bring them down. If the kids like the beach I recommend September or October. That's when the weather is consistently the nicest and the ocean temp is usually peaking around then.

Thank you for again taking the time to share your experience.

Sincerely,

Geoff Waddell
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

WE stayed here as a family of 4 with two rooms. The front desk was very nice and accomodating in giving us rooms across the hall from one another. The property is well maintained and clean. Pleanty of parking and some light shopping around the area. There many family oriented activities in this part of California. We went to Legoland, the beach, San Diego Zoo, and a San Diego Padres baseball game. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: ask for room close to stairs and it is quicker access to parking lot.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank kelly c
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Ever A, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear kelly c,

Wow, sounds like you had an incredible San Diego vacation! I am happy to hear that our Residence Inn Carlsbad was able to be a perfect accomodation for your get away. It's great when we hear of our guests really taking advantage of all there is to do here. If you didn't get a chance to this time, make sure to check out the flower fields in full bloom this time of year, what a wonderful site that is Great photo ops for the family!

Glad we were able to find rooms that best suited the family, being across the hall in your own suites is very nice.

As a senior reviewer with reviews in multiple cities, we are delighted to get this feedback and appreciate you letting us know how your stay went.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We went for spring break w/ three kids - did the nearby attractions - this is a great hotel for families!

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1- You can get a one or two-room suite - privacy! And the kids have their own room/tv.
2-kitchen/dining area if you want to eat in
3- HUGE free breakfast - kids love that!
4- cocktail / light dinner service FREE - this helped us a ton after coming back exhausted from Legoland!
5-kids can swim! parents have the hot tub!
6-great service - modern - clean - nice - can't recommend enough for the price/location and what we got - everyone was happy!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Ever A, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Dear HawaiiJen415,

I am delighted to hear of your great experience at the Residence Inn Carlsbad. I have to agree with your whole list, it is great! Our full suite hotel is AWESOME for hosting our families and business travelers alike. The privacy created with the kids having their own tv is really nice, I have kids myself and can certainly relate. So glad you were able to take advantage of our pool, hot tub, Free breakfast, Free social hour as well as just have a convenient safe location for all your activities.

Thank you again for choosing to stay with us and we hope that this can be a spring break/family tradition for years to come. We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon.

Sincerely,

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

Stayed here on 4/22 to 4/25 and 4/29 to 5/2/14 for a business trip. Very clean, well designed one bedroom suite on the third floor. Complimentary light dinners with wine and beer every night. Complimentary breakfast every morning. Had a great time at the Thursday nite reception tonight. Fresh oranges, bananas, and apples in the lobby all the time. Bring your own groceries and cookout on the gas grills in the pool area. Everything you need to make you own meals is provided in the room. Cooktop, fridge, dishwasher... All in the middle of beautiful Carlsbad. Throughly enjoyed my business trip. Special thanks to Alex and Shawn who made sure my visit was fantastic. Planning to come back soon!

Room Tip: Higher floor
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Thawk1021
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Trent S, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thawk1021,

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the M-Th social hour (with beer and wine) and daily breakfast. Our fully equipped suites are ideal for long term stays and the BBQ area is a bonus.

Most of all, thank you for recognizing Shawn and Alex. They are truly great assets. We will share your comments with them and the rest of the team!

We hope you have more training in Carlsbad (or plan some vacation time) so you can some back and see us soon.

Safe Travels,

Trent Selbrede
General Manager

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This Residence Inn was incredible. Our family stayed for 2 nights and we had a blast. The 2 bedroom suite was spacious, clean, and had a ton of room for our large family. Every night from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, it is social hour, where there is FREE dinner and beverages (soda, beer, wine, etc.) for the whole family. In the morning, there is FREE hot breakfast, which is absolutely delicious. Our experience was heightened by Alex at the front desk. He made sure each night that our kids had basketballs for the outside court, and greeted each of us with the utmost respect and enthusiasm. I would highly recommend this Residence Inn by Marriott, and I am absolutely positive that we will be back once again.

Thank you Alex and Residence Inn! 100% Satisfaction with this resort!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Nathan R
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Ever A, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Dear Nathan,

I am so delighted to hear about your great experience at the Residence Inn Carlsbad. I agree with you 100% that this hotel is a BLAST! So much fun! When traveling with a large family, our 2 bedroom suites are desigened exactly for that purpose, to be spacious, clean and comfortable. It is wonderful to hear that you were able to take advantage of our M-Th Social Hour and that our hot breakfast was delicious. Basketball court, outside courtyard with a 70in tv, heated pool all point to a fun family escape. I want to thank you for taking the time to also point out our staff in particular Alex. He is definitely a shinning example of how we treat our guests.

We look forward to your next visit and thank you again for choosing to stay with us.

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Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad

Address: 2000 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-7229
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#17 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: £122 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad 3*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn Carlsbad is centrally located just a few miles from LEGOLAND, Carlsbad Beaches, LEGOLAND Water Park, SEALIFE Aquarium, and the flower fields. IT is also just a short drive to the Safari Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and many San Diego attractions. The Residence Inn offers free parking, free WiFi, free breakfast, and a evening social hour Monday through Wednesday with free beer and wine. All suites offer tons of space and full kitchens. ... more   less 
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