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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights while attending a conference. I was able to get a really good price booking from the hotel website. I asked for and was given a quiet room on the second floor. I was away from freeway noise as the 5 Fwy is about a block or so behind the property. Just outside the...

Thank Deaninejay
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was only stay 1 night but it was good. The best thing is the motel is right in front of Carlsbad outlets. A lots of shops and restaurants surrounding the motel so you don't have to worry about foods and things to do.

Thank bilieu
Fairfield, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for the last four days for spring break. The rooms were nice and conveniently located across from several eateries and the outlet mall. This location is about 5 minutes from the beach, where we enjoyed the Pacific Ocean and collected beautiful rocks. This is also around the corner from Costco. We went there to get...

1Thank Regina W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights. We had pool view room which was steps from the pool. Staff at the front desk were very professional and really nice. They had a shuttle service to legoland. The drivers were very informative about the surrounding places to visit and eat. We had an issue with our toilet which they fixed right away. Overall our...

Thank Chav0902
New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great price for the location, and the rooms were updated well. Check in was easy, and the breakfast was adequate. Perfect for a short stay in Carlsbad, and has the unique benefit of having an iconic look that can be spotted from a great distance around the city, which was very cool to see from Legoland, the Flower Fields, etc.

Thank II_Traveler_II
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best Hotel in Carlsbad or even San Diego Area our suite was fully loaded with all that we can imagine plus some ... The Jacuzzi was so relaxing I'm still dreaming about it ...the bed was so comfortable I didn't want to leave seriously if my Fiancé didn't have to go to work the next...

2Thank Charlotte N
Chandler, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: 1. Nice and clean hotel 2. Heated Pool and courtyard makes this hotel very attractive 3. LOCATION, LOCATION and LOCATION! 4. Opposite to Outlet Mall, Next to Legoland and Costco and of course next to BEACH!! 5. Free WiFi, Breakfast and Parking 6. Family friendly and tons of restaurants close by and walk-able Cons: 1. Breakfast room filled with...

Thank Sripathy B
La Mirada, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is in a good location right across the street from all the outlets and other retail conveniences. The staff was friendly and helpful and they provided all the basic amenities plus a nice size mini refrigerator & microwave. The room was pool view and has a nice grass area to walk to the pool from the room. The view...

Thank Luv-2-travel-36DD
Oceanside, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for our daughter's 14th birthday party. The suite was huge with plenty of room for the five girls and myself. The girls loved the close proximity of the outlet mall and my husband and I loved the variety of restaurants within walking distance. The pool and jacuzzi were clean and well heated. The property was quiet and...

1Thank daybells
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a fancy place this is not it. What I like about this place is that there is a shuttle that takes you to Legoland (1 mile away) for free and you can call them when you are ready to be picked up. Also it's located across from a mall that has a few places to eat...

3Thank B D
carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear BD, please email your email address so i can address the issues you experienced during your visit. Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $166 - $379 (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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“2nd floor off Palomar Airport Rd”
Deaninejay, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request a Room Overlooking the Pool and Gazebo”
  • Iron and Ironing Board in the Closet
  • Balcony in my room
  • Queen Beds
  • Coffee Maker
  • Bathroom Toilet Area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bath Tub
610reginaw, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose rooms with courtyard if you want kids play area”
sripathyb, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great for the family”
nicholefrost15, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pool are quiet and nice view.”
ScottS84, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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