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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

3.0 of 5 850 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good and clean hotel! lots of places to eat and shop! Near of beach, San Diego zoo, Legoland! We rented car visited all around! They're many thing to do. We rented car an came to Mission beach for a bike riding ( rented at Cheap rental ). Went to San Diego city and did a boat tour in Harbor... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Firstly we checked in and did not receive the type of room we had booked. The front desk people were abrupt and rude. Extremely rude in fact, we had to accept a smoking room because they were full. They promised they would put something in the room which would help the smell (which it didn't). It wasn't just a smokey... More

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New Castle, Delaware, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a place to stay that's pretty affordable and close to lots of places to eat and shop, this is a good choice. Nothing hugely wrong, but the facility is old and it's starting to show. Especially in the access stairs and outside entries.

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Oakley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean room, no stale smell. Close to LEGOLAND and outlet shopping. Plenty of restaurant choices nearby. Free shuttle to LEGOLAND, however only transports six people at a time so we drove and paid to park. Can't imagine how long it would take to get back to hotel after park closes. Free breakfast was okay.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice and knowledgeable staff. The reasonable price, heated pool and free breakfast were a huge plus for my family. My only complaint would be that the free WiFi was hit or miss and mostly a miss. But there is a open signal for a close establishment if the WiFi provided is down.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location! Just cross the main road and you are at Carlsbad Premium Outlets. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from Legoland which is just a 5-minute drive away. The hotel also offers basic breakfast buffet style.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is ideal for Legoland Shuttle bus to Legoland is easy and convenient. And free! Pool and hot tub are nice. Rooms are clean Staff is very friendly. Walking distance to great restaurants. My only complaint was the quality of the free breakfast, but not a big deal since you can walk to lots of great restaurants if you want... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are what I would expect for the $100 range. It is close to Legoland,the ocean and shopping. The place is well maintained it the rooms have a little bit of a musty smell when you go in. It's not to bad but takes a few minutes to get used to it. The area was clean and the staff... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights for a family visit to Legoland. Less than 2 miles from Legoland and across the street from the outlet shops. Clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast included but could be better and healthier. Has a clean pool and hot tub.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By the number of kids I'd say this was the first alternate for those that don't want to pay the ripoff prices to stay at the Legoland Hotel. The place is showing its age but everything was OK. Fridge and coffee in the room, decent but slow wifi, comfortable bed. Staff seemed reasonably friendly. Grounds are maintained. I think 'resort'... More

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Address: 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad by the Sea Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Holiday Inn

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