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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Average but adequate hotel. Rooms sizable but overall place is showing signs of age. Fun pool for the kids. Don't eat at the TGI Fridays. Even our hotel shuttle driver recommended we eat else where!! Very dirty. Not that friendly even on a quiet Saturday afternoon. Food less than average. Pros: defiantly the proximity to Legoland. You can walk or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to visit Lego Land in April 2015, We had never been to that side of the Southern California, the hotel was OK, but upon our departure, the next day, I had a $20.00 charge for something , so I called the hotel to find out what the charge was for & the clerk that answered, said I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited carlsbad for legoland. This place offers a great location in that its close by (walking distance) to the shopping outlets and various restaurants. This hotel offers free shuttle to and from legoland. We just drove on our own as the shuttle service is a small van and the wait time can be long. Pro: 1) location is awesome, close... More 

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Petersburg, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for our family trip. Besides the place being beautiful they have a warm pool & a great free breakfast. They even dropped us off at Lego Land & picked us up. So we didn't half to pay for parking. We also loved that it was so close to the ocean & a great beach. We got to... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for our visit to Legoland. The location was perfect and close to the outlet as well. The hotel was old with renovations and the buildings were spread out so you would have to walk outside to the lobby and dining room, but I didn't mind it because it was nice to stroll around their cute garden and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was terrific and our apartment was perfect for our family of six. Five adults and one child. The only negative for us was that on check out we could only extend it by one hour. If we wanted to stay any additional time it was going to cost us $50/hour. However, we could use all the amenities all... More 

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Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in this hotel twice now and it's very good location in terms of great restaurants and shopping. The Carslbad Premium Outlets and the Flower Fields is across the hotel and PF Chang Restaurant (which is one of my favourites) is also walking distance from this accommodation. It's not near the beach (so the name is a little tricky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was convenient. Walking distance to shopping stores and food places. Lots of parking spaces. Good service, spacious room, and good resort for the price we paid. The only thing that we weren't pleased was the free breakfast. It was not fresh and was not good.

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Traverse City, Michigan, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was the highlight of our stay as once inside it was modern, sizeable, updated and comfortable. Luckily we were visiting friends who live nearby as if we were there for the beach resort it claims to be it would be very disappointing. It is actually located in an outlet mall complex quite a ways from the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a night in Carlsbad on a family Spring Break trip. The location was very good, very central, across the street from outlet stores and walking to several restaurants. Beach is close by, Legoland (which we didn't need), flower gardens across the street, close to the freeway. In fact, my room faced the freeway but did not hear any noise.... More 

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