MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort

MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort

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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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The MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort has 16 Villas nestled on 43 acres of lush landscaping in Carlsbad, California. Classic Spanish Mediterranean-style Villas offer scenic and park views with an incomparable location close to all the best that Southern California has to offer.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Game room
Billiards
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Massage
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
Room service
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family Resort
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1594 MarBrisa Circle, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 63 out of 100
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Eve V wrote a review Jan 2020
Santa Monica, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at Marbrisa Hilton Grand Vacation several times in spring, summer and autumn.
The complex has several buildings, quite a few are pretty old. The area is very quiet unless you stay during high season and get a room around The Cove where the main pools are located. They keep the music blasting all day long and night. If you are lucky to be at one of the newest buildings, you are in good shape but far from the action; you win some, you lose some. At “The Cove” there is a gym, a bar and restaurant, pool tables, and other playground activities. Also has three large swimming pools. The large one was under renovations as well as the playground area. We were not advised about any remodeling going on, nor the closing of the pool. It was not very pleasant to relax at a place surrounded by hammering and tarp-covered walls blocking the view of half of the grounds. Was not what we expected on our vacation.
We particularly avoid booking places if we know there is remodeling underway; we were not told, very bad business practice for Hilton to do that.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Tinamaje wrote a review Jul 2023
Belfast, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely HGV resort , multiple pools, outdoor games, table tennis, pool table etc. We stayed in a modern, well appointed 1 bedroom suite in Cove section with pool views - very clean with full kitchen & washer/dryer. BBQ facilities available just outside pool gates. Cove pools have food & drink service. Car recommended due to location.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Pool view room in Cove section
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Response from GPR Social, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded Aug 1, 2023
Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our lovely resort, especially the multiple pools, outdoor games, and well-appointed 1-bedroom suite with pool views, full kitchen, and washer/dryer. We're thrilled you had a great time and appreciated the convenience of BBQ facilities and food & drink service at the Cove pools. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Mark G wrote a review May 2024
Cumming, Iowa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Marbrisa Hilton Grand Vacations resort is awesome.
We were on the third floor and the view was spectacular!
The rooms had dishwasher, dryer, microwave, all the pans you need to make a meal.
Very clean and roomy fir 2 of us. Maids came by as often as needed. We did call maintenance to unclog a slow draining shower. The were at our door within 10 mins.
Thank You Marbrisa and staff!
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Make sure you check out their activities calender. Lots of activities every night!
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Response from GPR Social, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded Jun 1, 2024
Hi Markgk4284am, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive MarBrisa experience! We hope you'll come back soon!
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r c wrote a review Dec 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sounds good in print. The location is far out, so car is needed, poor/expensive restaurant food, shuttle service needed to get around to pools. Not user friendly. Staff persons are very nice and helpful especially the environment care-takers and grounds keepers.
If you need to get away for a revitalizing and fun filled vacay, then go elsewhere and get more than a costly room.
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Date of stay: November 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: so quiet that you wonder if anyone is there, except the people on the floor above you
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Response from GPR Social, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded Dec 25, 2021
We truly appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to us at (760) 828-4520 so we may identify ways to improve your experience.
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justin44 wrote a review May 2021
Costa Mesa, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The property itself is impressively large and close to Legoland.

My biggest issue here is the checkout time of 10am - and the fact that they don’t honor late checkouts, which is ridiculous. Industry standard is 11am, IMO its pure greed to make guests leave early just to save $$ on hiring extra housekeepers.

We did enjoy the pool at the Cove but it was extremely crowded, not a surprise for a Saturday afternoon but if you are looking for relation try somewhere else.
The rooms themselves are decent size, but now well maintained, the thermostat seems to be for show only and the fridge didn’t get very cold.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GPR Social, Marketing at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded May 4, 2021
Hi Justin, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. Please reach out to us at (760) 828-4520 when you can so we can address this situation directly. Thank you and have a great day.
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Ward S wrote a review Oct 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed here with my family. Although it’s a beautiful resort on the outside, it appears that it’s poorly built. For such an expensive place, better construction could’ve have been done. Things fall off if you touch them, kind of like ikea furniture. The staff is usually friendly, but not very knowledgeable. We usually visit at least once a year if not more. It certainly seems that there’s more focus on keeping the employees happy rather than their guests. It’s not as enjoyable to visit here compared to the days just a few years ago. I understand Covid has changed things, but maybe get some personnel that enjoy working rather than complain all the time. Housekeeping has become worse, maintenance has become worse and overall stay is definitely not what is used to be. They do offer WiFi, but it’s terrible. Most every night I was forced to use my cellular hotspot so the kids could be entertained. The wifi used to be really good here, years ago, but for the last few years, it has become worse and worse with every visit.

Don’t say anything to the GM because they don’t want to hear complaints, they just like to hear that everything is wonderful. It’s all about the scores, and my score for this resort has dropped, a lot.

Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GPR Social, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded Nov 7, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. We'd like the opportunity to discuss this with you. Please reach out to us at (760) 828-4520 at your earliest convenience to discuss how we can turn your experience into a positive one.
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Jen D wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Where do I start, this resort is in a beautiful location. Over all the resort looks amazing. That’s the nice part. My whole stay I saw sweaty tired housekeeping employees that where in full clothes even in the very hot weather, when I asked one of the cleaning ladies she said that housekeepers are not aloud to wear any comfortable clothes in the heat. There have to wear pants and uncomfortable looking shirts. (The shuttle drivers where dressed in summer clothes my whole stay). There is trash and dirty linen in every hallway and it looks terrible. I asked for some extra things for my room when a employee walked by, he was very polite and called multiple people (management ) to put in a call because he was clearly busy. He received no answer and apologized to me. Overall definitely need to be under new management, seems like something needs to be done here.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from GPR Social, Marketing at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded May 10, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. Please reach out to us at (760) 828-4520 when you can so we can address this situation directly. We hope you have a great day.
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Evelyn C wrote a review Jul 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is beautiful - absolutely gorgeous. Simply walking from our hotel room to the fitness center and pools was a delight because everything is so pretty.
The pool area is fantastic. Multiple hot tubs and pools so you can take your pick. Also in the area are hammocks, a pool table, and other fun games. It's a great location for families!
We enjoyed the different activities at the resort - for example, decorating a canvas bag for $5. They've got mini shuttles that take you from location to location which is incredibly convenient.
The only reason I don't give a full 5 stars is that the bigger shuttle bus (takes you to the beach and other locations outside the resort) never showed up. My family and I waited for an hour and it never came, so I'm not sure how reliable that is.
Overall, the place is clean, luxurious, family-friendly, and beautiful. LegoLand is literally steps away for those interested in that. I'd recommend it to anyone!
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you want the pool to yourself try to go in the early morning when most people are headed to...
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Response from GPR Social, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded Aug 1, 2023
We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, the fantastic pool area, and the various fun activities we offer. We apologize for the inconvenience with the bigger shuttle bus, we value your feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you for recommending us as a clean, luxurious, and family-friendly destination, and we hope to welcome you and your family back soon!
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Jim P wrote a review Jul 1
Tyler, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great resort with lots of perks.
Villa 80 is a great secluded location for respite
If you want lots of action stay in the Cove, but shuttles run regularly
The private entrance to Legoland is great. You enter at the back of the park, while everyone else is entering at the front.
Beach chairs are available for your use
5 day stays include 1 day of housekeeping
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paradise324627 wrote a review Jun 2024
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This has to be the worse Hilton resort that I’ve wasted /used my points at. The bed was hard, housekeeping left food in the drawer from the previous guest. The room has a Weird smell, but if we opened the sliding door to air it out, it was loud due to the theme park roller coaster & screaming out our window. When I asked to move, I was told that they were fully booked. O the last night, they had another room, but wanted to charge me an additional $50 cleaning fee to change rooms. As a longtime Diamond preferred member, I’m extremely disappointed with this stay & experience. By the way, facilities for the pool & gym also closed by 10pm, so if adults wanted to unwind after that time, it’s not available.
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Date of stay: June 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: For the price, I’d go elsewhere.
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Response from GPR Social, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
We're sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at MarBrisa. We apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we'll address these issues internally to improve our service and accommodations. If there's anything else you'd like to discuss or if we can assist you further, please reach out to us directly.
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Carl W asked a question Feb 2023
Dallas, Texas21 contributions3 helpful votes
We have a two bedroom condo in the cove area. Are there washers and dryers in the room?
Answer from Mokegrl
Kingsburg, California122 contributions30 helpful votes
Sorry! Not on here too much. The construction was a non- issue. They blocked a couple parking spaces in the day, and we got to use a different pool. I could hear roller coasters from my room, but not bothersome.
TinaSueWP asked a question Dec 2018
Kilauea, Hawaii130 contributions7 helpful votes
Is the pool heated
Answer from Kurt E
Bonney Lake, Washington8 contributions8 helpful votes
Yes, several pools and they are heated and very nice.
Maps29409216288 wrote a tip Jul 10
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring basic seasonings if you plan to cook. Bring detergent if you plan to wash. Everything else is provided. "
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Sean wrote a tip Jul 5
Seattle, Washington10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid drinks or food at the Cove bar. I’m an owner - if you’re thinking of owning hear - don’t. They don’t listen to feedback allegedly"
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Paradise324627 wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"For the price, I’d go elsewhere. "
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julesp369 wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask about your rooms location first."
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Diana L wrote a tip May 2024
Kernersville 24 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rush hour traffic starts in the afternoon at 3:30 pm so have patience or plan accordingly."
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PRICE RANGE
C$352 - C$500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hilton grand vacations club at marbrisa hotel carlsbad
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaCarlsbad
NUMBER OF ROOMS
365
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Frequently Asked Questions about MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Which popular attractions are close to MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Nearby attractions include Museum of Making Music (0.7 km), LEGOLAND California (0.6 km), and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ruby's Diner, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, and Bricks Family Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (7.0 km) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (5.0 km).
Does MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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