We brought 2 small dogs (10 lbs each). I notified property when I booked. Booking.com site says pets allowed and fee MAY apply. We are on a limited budget and shopped around to get an affordable rate. We booked for 3 nights. We just arrived and checked in and were told the pet fee is $20 per dog per day. So an additional $40 a day for our dogs. We only paid $50 per night for our room. So now we're paying almost double from what we budgeted. We can't turn around now and go home so have to pay the fee in order to stay.
This should be clearly stated before making a booking decision.
I'm not happy.
I checked into the Scandia Motel with my daughters for one night and I was pleasantly surprised. The room was big, clean, and updated. I know in the winter months the rates were cheaper so I hope it goes back down but it was a very nice experience and the gentleman at the front desk was so very nice and accommodating. Thank you!!
I stayed here while my home was being fumigated. Chosen for the price and close proximity to the beach, I couldn't have been happier! The owners were so nice. The room was beautifully appointed, so clean and comfortable. It's within walking distance to all Carlsbad Village has to offer. Even though I'm a local, I may have to make this a monthly getaway!
I needed a basic room while visiting family in the area. The room was simple but comfortable. At first I thought the tile floor was low class but then I realized how easy it is to keep clean when you are always dragging in sand. I was concerned about the train tracks being right behind the motel but the train does not run at night. When the train did run it was in the morning and I only noticed the train when I was in the bathroom. I did not notice that the room did not have a phone until I was checking out. Really, who needs a phone these days when everyone has a cell phone.
The motel is small and has approximately 30 rooms. The rooms appeared to have been updated fairly recently. My room had a refrigerator and a flat screen TV.
The motel has a free late checkout at 11:30am. It is 10.00 per hour for every hour that you want to stay longer.
The motel is a short walk to downtown Carlsbad and the beach.
I have paid more for a room and received less. The staff was pleasant and the facility was clean. I would be happy to stay here again.
We honestly just needed a place to sleep and shower so I wasn't too picky about where we were staying exactly. The room was small and the noise from other rooms seemed to echo into our room. Other than that it was clean, the staff was friendly when checking in and out. Not much other services than Free Coffee and hot Chocolate in the morning, aside from a couple vending machines but you are close enough to the little downtown area to walk or uber there. If you are looking for fancy or well accommodated then look elsewhere but if you are looking to sleep and shower and be on the road again then this place is ok for that.