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Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad

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#22 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 23 October 2014

The Residence Inn has a fantastic management team leading a phenomenal staff. All of the employees are pleasant and very professional but Alex, Parker, Justine and Shaun are always amazing. The entire facility is extremely nice and always meticulously maintained. I would highly recommend this facility for anyone on a business trip or on a vacation with the family. It...

3Thank Kevin F F
Trent S, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Kevin F F, Thank you for the great review! It is great that you find our hotel nice and meticulously maintained. We are indeed a great location for business or pleasure and I appreciate you pointing that out. Most of all, thank you for the kind words about our staff. Alex, Justine, Parker, and Shawn are all indeed amazing and...

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We walked into our two bedroom suite very impressed by the bedroom sizes (they were huge!) and excited to learn that in addition to the hot buffet breakfasts each day the hotel also provided 4 evening meals/week including bbq burgers and beef hotdogs and vegetarian options on Thursday evening! The pool was also lovely and outdoor area inviting and included...

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Ever A, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Dear travelingmamma2 - I want to apologize for the ac unit leak and the poor manner in which it was handled. I would like to assure you that this was an isolated issue and we are handling this internally with our staff. I am sorry that this incident hindered your stay. Our entire goals is to make our guests feel...

Coarsegold, California
Reviewed 17 October 2014

While sharing a 2-bedroom, 2 full bath suite with my wife son, daughter-in-law, and two pre-school, LEGOLAND-bound grandchildren, my son decided that we might be making money by staying here at $219/night. What with four free dinners a week, 7 breakfasts a week, free utilities, free maid service, and a daily paper -- all for a family of six, how...

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Trent S, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

calmtnman, As a Senior Contributor with so many reviews, your input is especially valuable. Thank you for the thoughtful and detailed review! We would love to have you live here and you could get LEGOLAND annual passes for fun every day! It is great to hear that the family of 6 was so comfortable with out great amenities such as...

Reviewed 14 October 2014

Very nice property. Great location. New. Contemporary design. Clean. Quiet. Great breakfast. Great Manager's receptions. Superb service. VERY much the best value for our money. Would definately recommend. Will stay here next time we visit Legoland.

4Thank 490juliep
Lee E, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Hello Julie P, Thank you for staying with us during your families recent visit to LegoLand. We are glad to be of service and hope your trip was filled with great memories. Our hotel has recently been renovated and we are very proud of the feedback we recieve from our guests from their stay. We are able to provide a...

New York
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Stayed one night and was very impressed. Very clean throughout. Nice location. Breakfast was totally awesome!! Plenty of room in the kitchen/living room/bathroom. Bedroom/bed was somewhat small. Make sure you check out 20/Twenty restaurant nearby.

2Thank DebbieDoll
Lee E, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Hello DebbieDoll, What a nice review! Thank you for your kind words about our hotel and the amenities. Our breakfast is a highlight for many of our guest and I am glad you were able to enjoy it during your stay. Thank you for choosing Residence Inn Carlsbad San Diego. We hope that the next time you are in Carlsbad,...

Reviewed 9 October 2014

We recently attended a conference in Carlsbad and didn't want to stay at the expensive host hotel. Therefore, we stayed at the Residence Inn and were very pleased. The front desk staff was very welcoming, professional, and happy to help with restaurant recommendations. The room was a typical Residence Inn but very upgraded and very clean. The bed was comfortable...

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Lee E, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Hello kellyhouston, I am pleased that you were able to stay with us during your conference in the area. Thank you for sharing your experience with TripAdvisor. We believe that great service and top quality accommodations can be found at a reasonable price at our Residence Inn Carlsbad. As a top contributor and someone who has stayed and reviewed many...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 6 October 2014

Hotel is centrally located to many Carlsbad/Vista companies making this a hub for business travels, however with Legoland and beaches close by many families flock here too. One bedroom suites include small kitchenettes with full size fridge. Better than average breakfast, but not a lot of indoor seating if you have a large family. They do have tables on the...

Thank Rachel S
Lee E, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Hello Rachel S, Thank you for your great review of our hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be back next time you are in our area. Our hotel does appeal to both the business traveler and the leisure traveler. We are delighted that you were able to have a nice trip to Legoland...

Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I have stayed in many hotels but I never had a general manager treat every guest as if they were his long lost friend. Trent and his staff were absolutely phenomenal hosts and here's why. My husband and I arrived to spend a week at the Carlsbad Residence Inn because my mom was very ill. She, sadly, passed away the...

3Thank Sheri G
Trent S, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Sheri G, We were all heartbroken to hear about your loss. Sometimes we don't know why people are with us, but when we do, we pride ourselves on the personal connections that we make with our guests. I can't take the credit because it is not trained or a transaction. I am just very fortunate to have a group of...

Reviewed 26 September 2014

I agree with jcook7, who did an excellent review on this hotel. I stayed here on 9/25 and 9/26/14. Sarah gave me an early check-in and a great 1 bedroom on the top floor. She, Alex and Shawn were all so very helpful. Shawn BBQ'd hamburgers and hotdogs Thursday night. I joined many guests watching Thursday Night Football on the...

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Ever A, Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

Dear CSUF1, Thank you for your review of our Residence Inn Carlsbad. It is great to see and hear our guests feeding off of each other and taking notes about our property. The Thursday night bbq to cap off our social hour week is one of our favorite nights! We love to see the interaction between guests and staff as...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 24 September 2014

One of the nicer residence inns I have been too. First, the rooms were top notch and comfortable. The desk staff were very nice and efficient. And the breakfast was delicious. Will stay here in the future and next time I will use the outdoor tv and lounge area. Looked like a very nice place to have a beer.

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Trent S, General Manager at Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review

theebdk, Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Carlsbad! We are pleased that you enjoyed your room and found it comfortable! The rooms while spacious, also include many amenities like a full kitchen to accommodate each and every guest. I am also glad you enjoyed our breakfast service! The kitchen staff does a great job providing...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad

Address: 2000 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-7229
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $244 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad 3*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad Hotel Carlsbad
Residence Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Residence Inn
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#3 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#17 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
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“we were on the first floor and had no problems.”
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“I have never had a room by the basketball court, but, in the future, I would make sure to request one away from there.”
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“Stay away from the pool, get to breakfast early, have all of your papers printers so you don't have to use the computers there.”
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