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“Across street from beach, nice rooms.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge
Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Middleboro, Massachusetts
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144 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Across street from beach, nice rooms.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

We stopped here for a couple of days during our West Coast trip, in between LAX and San Diego. We enjoyed it much more than we thought. We picked this location to see the Field of Flowers in bloom in April, which was pretty beautiful and inexpensive. The sunsets are breathtaking!!! We found a couple of great restaurants. 1) Fresco's was not on the beach, but you can enjoy the view of ocean and sunset while you walk there. 2) Vigilucci's was fabulous too. We got to eat outside during the sunset. It's also not a far ride from the Wild Animal Park in Escondido, which I highly recommend. This hotel has an outside pool built in the middle of all the rooms. They have a limited free breakfast. Just cereal, toast, muffins, coffee and juice. Our room had a little full size kitchen in it. We liked this property.

Room Tip: We had a side view room with a balcony and a small view of the ocean. They have an upper deck area...
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Virgin, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

We have made a family tradition of staying in Carlsbad over the Labor Day Weekend and this was the first time we stayed at this hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the location to the Robert Frazee Beach is amazing. Just a short walk across the street and you are at the beach. The staff is the best asset this hotel has. They were extremely friendly and accomodating. My two sons and their wives stayed in the hotel as well and enjoyed their stay as much as we did. The suites are amazing. I would highly recommend this property to anyone. I do a fair amount of traveling and this hotel definately hit all of the high spots.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

Had a great first-time visit to S. California. Close to all beach locations. Our room had a view of the beach.. WONDERFUL staff. (Kathy comes to mind in breakfast room/lounge). Fast walk to beach. Family can split to be at beach or at hotel. Roomy with kitchenette. Not 5 star in terms of those who are used to certain accomodations. But we're an experienced traveling family and LOVED this location. Parking is rather tight, but a wonderful place to stay and we'd go back again!!!! Roomy, excellent breakfast- just all around wonderful.

Room Tip: Room 53 is awesome. choose a room close to breakfast room and sun patio! I'm sure they are all...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

This is such a great little hotel. It's an older property that's been renovated, so it's got a classic California beach motel- sort of feel to me. The location is perfect, just across from the beach, so one can sit at the upstairs patio and look out over the ocean for breakfast and a pre-dinner beverage. We've stayed here twice with our young kids, and the courtyard is comfortable and safe-feeling-- the kids can congregate with other kids, walk over to the breafast room, and parents can relax. The proximity to Legoland is very convenient, there are very good dining options within walking distance, and there is a feel at the hotel that families come again and again. It's a memory-building sort of summer vacation spot. The jacuzzi is small, but hot and well-maintained. The service is friendly and courteous.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have a kitchenette and a fireplace-- nice for longer stays.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

We stayed here on Labor Day Weekend, and had a wonderful time. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. I loved the inner courtyard, lit up nicely at night, and it felt more private than other hotels around the area. Great location, and good breakfast in the morning. The thing that stood out the most, was the amazing staff. Always smiling and very courteous, they were kind and helpful. I had booked only 1 night, and wished to stay another night on a very busy weekend, they were able to find a room for us and gave us a great rate. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge
Address: 3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price range (per night): $214 - $402
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2014, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge is conveniently located at Carlsbad State Beach in the quaint seaside village of Carlsbad, only 5 minutes from Legoland, world class shopping at The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and steps from miles of sandy beaches. A family owned and operated inn, Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge guests receive superior service, an exceptional location and unbeatable amenities for a friendly price. The guest experience is all-inclusive, with room rates that also offer complimentary breakfast, WiFi, newspapers, in-room coffee, safes, pillow top mattresses with high thread count bedding, complimentary local calls and free parking available on a first-come, fist-served basis. Many rooms offer fireplaces or kitchenettes. Suites are available with separate living rooms and kitchens. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach View Hotel Carlsbad
Best Western Carlsbad
Carlsbad Best Western

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