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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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central california
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the outside looks great but the rooms are noisy. if you want a good nights sleep don not stay here. they also have a problem with water bugs, roaches and mosquitoes. the very next day after we checked in my credit card information was stolen and i had to cancel my card. avoid the headache DO NOT stay here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Accommodation is very much like a motel - room and bathroom clean and a decent size. Depending where your room is it may be a fair walk from reception so if you have small children or not great at walking far ask for a room downstairs and near to the lobby. Excellent location for Outlet shopping which is just across... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

AC was not working properly, could not sleep well at night. Possibly our credit card number information was stolen at the front desk (based on the BofA credit card service rep.) Not coming back here at all.

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Rancho Cordova, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and accommodating staff. Convenient and timely shuttle service to LEGOLAND. Pool area for the kids. Plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby--the outlet stores are across the street and several places to eat within walking distance of hotel (short drive to other eateries and downtown Carlsbad). There is a TGIF on the premises, but most people avoid based on reviews... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was clean, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The pool was great. The shallow end was 3 ft and the deep end was 9 ft., so plenty of room for the younger kids to hang out in the shallow end while the older kids did their thing at the deep end. The hotel gave a beach ball... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shuttle drivers were awesome. Gave us little pointers on restaurants and points of interests on the way to legoland. Rooms were clean. We would stay here again:) kids loved that they received inflatable beach balls upon check in.

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San Ramon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great family friendly hotel, except for breakfast. Very limited choices. Same egg omelet and sausage every day and same little sweet roll. Not very tasty. Also, pillows too hard, and cigarette buds on patio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok first off I stayed there from June 26 - June 30 and I had a blast! So I'll start with the breakfast. (Buffet style) Breakfast starts at 6 and ends at 930 and it's FREE every single morning of your stay, they serve omelets (cheese omelet and Denver omelet), sausages, cold cereal, bagels, toast, hot cereal (which you have... More 

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Alhambra, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a reasonably priced hotel near Legoland for 6/29 to 7/1. Lots of near by places were booked for the dates I needed. I saw Carlsbad by the Sea Resort and read good positive family reviews on TripAdvisory. So I decided to book. We arrived on Monday June 29th around 5:30ish. Great friendly staff. Hotel is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds were beautiful, I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you for adding to to wonderful weekend my boyfriend and I had. We will be coming back again....excellent breakfast too😋. The staff was very polite and considerate. The strawberry fields nearby were amazing and YUMMY😋

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