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San Francisco, California, USA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has inconsistent ratings on a few sites (e.g, TripAdvisor, Google). For me, I found my room relatively clean, but basic and dated. Not a lot of outlets were available and an extension cord with plugs for multiple items made me worry about a possible electrical short. Not all the outlets worked as well. My room faced a major...

Thank Elle N
Brentwood, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

booked the room based on the pictures of the outside. The outside pictures are fairly accurate. Now the Room. Turned the a/c on and got hot air. Turned the tv on no power, Fixed that as the tv was not plugged in, turned -no signal. Called front desk, got busy signal and then pushed 0 and after 5-6 rings phone...

Thank SteveS59
Roosevelt, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights during our week long vacation to CA. The hotel room was some what modernized however the exterior of the property was very dated and mildly worn down. Our room, was comfy with a balcony over looking an inner court yard and was very quiet. The location it self, was great with ample parking space and the...

Thank Latisha D
Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel because it was a good deal and was rated 3.8/5 on a few sites including tripadvisor. There was blood & hairs on the sheets, musky smell, tv did not work, carpet was dirty and found a dirty black sock that was covered in dust so it must have been there awhile. Breakfast was terrible. Walls were...

1Thank amanda5805
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel must have been a lovely spot at one time. The interior of our room had been refurbished, and was very comfortable, but the bathroom was tired, and the makeup mirror was in the oddest place. We asked for a second floor room, and the lovely girl at the desk accommodated us. There's nothing they can do about the...

Thank Babette023
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Not sure why they call it a resort....but anyways. Good location, just 30 minutes from San Diego, 5 minutes from the ocean, and across the street from the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall. Room was okay, but the A/C could not keep up with the daytime temps in October...pretty sad. Worked too good at 3am. Breakfast was okay...for free. Best part...

1Thank Thom1962
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were early to take over the room and were advised to come back later - we were offered a downstairs room. When we returned our room was upstairs. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and we could find no problems. The hotel shuttle bus dropped and collected us off at the train station at no charge and with no...

Thank Susan C
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The property is older than the photos they post online. They keep it up well but the bath room in my room could use some work. The bath tub caulk was old, molded and pealing up. Closet door knob and makeup mirror bracket were broken. The room was very clean like the grounds around the property and the staff was...

Thank Gene G
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Meet Peggy at check-in & she was so pleasant and arranged an early check in for us. Shuttle to Carlsbad Village very handy to get in there & have dinner & a drink with only 1 taxi cost. (could have been picked up also if we ready to come back before 10 pm). Room so spacious & all the facilities...

Thank Killakee
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We checked in for one night. The room had two queen sized beds so it was good for us because we have our daughter with us. They have no available king sized bed. One thing you have to keep in mind is that It is not a five star hotel. My husband already told me so I was open to...

Thank Joanne R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your best vacation - a vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. And choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. LEGOLAND(R) California Resort is located just a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a designated LEGOLAND "Preferred Hotel." We offer special packages that include hotel rooms, tickets to the theme park, and a shuttle ride to the entrance after you enjoy a full American breakfast. Carlsbad by the Sea is centrally located to everything the San Diego region has to offer. You are only 30 miles from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park and SeaWorld. Pristine Carlsbad beaches or a game of golf are just minutes away. Spend time relaxing at the resort, walking on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and playing and exercising in our year-round outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. And when it is time to dine, More than a dozen popular restaurant choices are within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

Address: 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4443 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $128 - $308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad by the Sea Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 141
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Also Known As:
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Holiday Inn
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Palm Springs, California
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“Stay at a known hotel chain.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveS59, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you ask for a room on the second floor if you want a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles LatishaD, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Babette023, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get something looking at the pool if you can. Garden view is next best.”
 of 5 bubbles GeneG717, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are facing the gazebo, if you want quiet evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles JWeddle0126, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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