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Motel 6 Carlsbad South
Ranked #33 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This motel is located within a block of Carlsbad Beach area. The rooms are quite small, no frills to them. They were clean for the most part. The floors need to be cleaned with a cleaner instead of just a wet mop. I liked that it had laminate flooring so we could wipe the floors down with a towel to get them to our level of cleanliness. The windowsill had mold around it. No fridge, microwave, hair dryer or clothes iron, but they don't advertise that either. Pool was clean. Dogs are allowed here, but other than seeing them around you can't tell that they are there. Grounds are well kept.

The housekeeping staff works hard here, 10-12 hour days. It seemed like they were there when we woke up and still going as we were getting ready for bed. Very nice and accommodating team.

If you want WIFI you have to pay for it. There is a grocery store, convenience store, pharmacy store and fast food restaurants a block away also. Great location for this motel.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Check in was a breeze. I asked for a room away from any little kids, I was put upstairs facing the road, very quiet! Pool was refreshing after being in the sun all day.
Beds are comfortable and so are the pillows. Rooms were cleaned daily, ours wasn't until 5 pm, but, they did a great job removing all the sand from the beach.
Only complaints I have are the mold growing on the bathroom ceiling, the water pressure in our shower was lousy, but, the water was hot, no coffee maker, no microwave, or fridge in the room, we stayed 3 nights, would've been nice for those things.
Jack in the box is close, Ralph's grocery store, benihana restaurant, a few others. Beach is also fairly close, we didn't go to that one, only the one on Camp Pendleton.
Nice neighborhood, very quiet, plenty of parking as well.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My cousin and I often stay at this motel whenever we do our quick beach trips. We usually stay 1-2 nights. They've always been nice, excellent customer service at the front desk. The maids are also pleasant when passing by, with saying hello. The room is always clean, floors, shower, toilet, sink, counter. The bed is comfortable, big comfy pillows, clean sheets! However I do think it's time to get new bath towels. We've been staying here on our trips for about 4yrs and the only complaint is the towels.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
Thank April R
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We pass through this area at least once per year and often stay at this motel. We understand that this is budget accommodation, but I still expect it to be immaculately clean, which it was far from being this trip. I'm afraid we'll be finding somewhere else in future as I will not tolerate a lack of cleanliness. I also resent, in this age of electronics, having to pay additionally for internet access.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Small room but when we visit the beach we aren't indoors much. Pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness & quick response from staff, very friendly. No fridge/microwave or blow dryer but I expected that. Considering the price of neighboring hotels, can't beat this cost!

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Place was decorated with modern furniture. No carpet.... it had laminate floors. Very clean. Friendly check-in staff. Area was quiet and there was a shopping center near by. I definitely would stay there again.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Reyna G
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Handed me trash bag with my stuff and my suitcase with some items missing.Stated tried to call but no record of call on my phone.There were plenty of rooms at the time and it was still 4:30 mid week. I had caused no problems
Noisy and reeks of disinfectant.Rude and humiliating

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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4  Thank Deborah C
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Address: 750 Raintree Dr, I-5/San Diego Freeway at Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011-3206
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #33 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range: $76 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Carlsbad South 2*
Number of rooms: 160
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