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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

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Reviewed 30 September 2014

The rooms are what I would expect for the $100 range. It is close to Legoland,the ocean and shopping. The place is well maintained it the rooms have a little bit of a musty smell when you go in. It's not to bad but takes a few minutes to get used to it. The area was clean and the staff...

Thank tvw23
Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights for a family visit to Legoland. Less than 2 miles from Legoland and across the street from the outlet shops. Clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast included but could be better and healthier. Has a clean pool and hot tub.

Thank PatriciaL21
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 27 September 2014

By the number of kids I'd say this was the first alternate for those that don't want to pay the ripoff prices to stay at the Legoland Hotel. The place is showing its age but everything was OK. Fridge and coffee in the room, decent but slow wifi, comfortable bed. Staff seemed reasonably friendly. Grounds are maintained. I think 'resort'...

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Stayed here recently on vacation and it was pretty nice. The room was nice and clean and the bed was really comfortable. Check in was a breeze. The only downside I found was there is no elevator so if your you have a lot of luggage its kind of a pain gettin it up the stairs. Besides that its worth...

Thank BambooBistro
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We staid in thus "resort" for 2 nights in August and we were glad it was only for 2 days. First of all I booked 4 months in advance and I asked a quiet room. We got a room at the street side and an airco from the 80's. I find the worst was the motivation and the courtesy at...

Thank yves119
Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

This is our second year staying and it really works out great being so close to Legoland and the fact that the hotel shuttled us for free. Breakfast is free every day, which is an all American breakfast! The pool is a good sized pool even. The staff is accommodating, & friendly. My only complaint is that they really need...

1Thank Christy B
Ridgecrest, United States
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We had an amazing stay at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, everything we need was close by. The Beach was just around the corner and the outlets were just across the street. The hotel had a free shuttle ride to LEGOLAND which was very convenient.

Thank Elizabeth C
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2014

My stay was very pleasant! The location is surrounded with great restaurants, and the premium outlets are directly across the street. It is a fairly quiet hotel considering that it is right by the I-5 , which is great because it is easy access to the freeway. The bed was very comfortable, and the vanity area was really pretty. Overall,...

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

The gardens/ grounds were lush and beautiful. Our room was ground floor with a small patio access to the grounds which offered a safe place for us to walk with our dog and enjoy some real tranquility. I look forward to another stay!

Thank Robbin S
Upland, California
Reviewed 9 September 2014

On a positive note, the basic room was clean. the bed was comfortable. Easy access on paved garden walkways. We also appreciated the fridge in the room. Our few negatives were that there were not any towels at the pool. We went to use the pool fairly early in the morning and there were at least twenty used towels lying...

Thank S C

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  • 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
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • 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: $163 - $323 (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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“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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