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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

If you're looking for a fancy place this is not it. What I like about this place is that there is a shuttle that takes you to Legoland (1 mile away) for free and you can call them when you are ready to be picked up. Also it's located across from a mall that has a few places to eat...

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carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear BD, please email your email address so i can address the issues you experienced during your visit. Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this resort. My children enjoyed it as well. The staff was amazing and the atmosphere was peaceful and serene. Location was amazing, next to all the stores and restaurants. I have not 1 complaint. I can not wait to return in the very near future.

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New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pros: Across the street from the outlet shops (can walk) Close to freeway, but not on the freeway (so no freeway or street noise) Room is clean Breakfast is included Free internet Bathroom is renovated Room rate on par with area pricing for similar quality CONS Room has musty smell If you don't have children and don't want to...

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carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear Scott S, please send me your email address so when can discuss your stay. Hector Becerra GM hbecerra@carlsbadsea.com

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the hotel on a Sunday afternoon! Hotel receptionist was very rude and unprofessional! When giving me instructions on where the room was talked to me as if I was an idiot! She said "Go left that means this way" Then when asking about Wifi she said log into the one that says "Carlsbad by the sea" Sea! Upon...

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carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cesar, please send me your email address so we can address your stay. hbecerra@carlsbadsea.com Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

La Quinta, California
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This hotel is really great. Close to all kinds of different restaurants from fast food to high end dining. The outlets are across the street. Everything is within walking distance. Close to major attractions like Legoland, San Diego Zoo, Sea World and the beach. The staff is great. Breakfast is good too. My only complaint is that I could not...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The place is well located for Legoland (15 minute walking distance), and it also offers a shuttle to/from the park. We chose it because it also happens to be right in front of the outlet mall, so while I took the 5 y/o to Legoland, wife could spend the day at the mall with the 11 m/o. The hotel offers...

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We decided to splurge on a couple of nights at a resort after a long road trip staying a cheap and cheerful places along the way. The check in here was a little unfriendly and the room itself was really run down. The pool area is quite pleasant, but the free breakfast was average. Good proximity to Legoland - they...

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Saskatchewan, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a misnomer; it should be Carlsbad by the Freeway. We checked in on a Tuesday. The friendly desk clerk gave us a couple of room options but recommended one of the courtyard rooms on the ground floor. We drove over to the next annex to the lobby and moved on it. We wrote off...

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British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Standard motel style accommodation. Room was quiet and beds and linen were good quality, however, the general room fittings and trim show signs of age. The bathroom is very basic. Front doors to the rooms need painting. Patio doors facing pool and garden area cannot be locked or opened from outside so the street facing front door must be used...

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Gilbert, Arizona
Reviewed 1 February 2017

First of all, i made a mistake on my legoland reservations and hector helped me beyond his job to make sure my family was happy. He also made sure my family got a great rate for a second night in their hotel. The brwakfast was fine. The gentleman below me said its not by the sea but it very much...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $163 - $321 (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:
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Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Holiday Inn
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“Great for the family”
 of 5 bubbles nicholefrost15, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pool are quiet and nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottS84, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front room near reception, quite and easy access to shops, pool view was beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 488kareng, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not wheel chair friendly, most rooms have of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Anthony_Ali, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay at a known hotel chain.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveS59, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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