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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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Long Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed a night to attend a family members wedding in a near by city. I called the hotel before our arrival to ask for an earlier check in time and to ask that we get a ground room floor. The clerk told me what was available and I was happy to pay a little extra. We arrive and our... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Decided to stay here because it was the best deal I could find when considering price, amenities, and location. The rooms were a bit outdated. The pillows were cheap, mattress was average, toilet seat was loose, and towels were stained. I was glad to see a mini refrigerator and microwave in the room. Balcony in room was also a plus.... More 

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SF Bay Area
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel exterior looks quite run down and would need an expensive overhaul to really look top-notch like it may have one day. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was fine for one morning, but we were there for 3 mornings and by the third day, I was ready to go out instead of eating in. My kids... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights in March with our three kids ages 2-8 for a Legoland weekend. Here is what I loved: 1. ROOMY ROOM. The rooms seemed a big dated but good quality. We liked having the vanity sink located outside the toilet/shower area. Bathroom window allowed ventilation. Kids loved the table and chairs on the balcony of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were no stand out things about this resort. It was clean, affordable, and in walking distance to Legoland (also a free shuttle to and from Legoland). The room, pool, and spa were clean. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's was an okay place. I would not stay there again because there are better places within the same area for similar prices if you look. Especially if you are doing Legoland. If you are an adult traveler wanting to avoid screaming kids, DO NOT stay here. PROS 1. Great location. Nearby shops and food available. Within walking distance. Legoland... More 

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West Wyalong, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite a large older resort. We had a nice room with outside sitting area almost opposite the pool and spa. The room was well maintained with microwave. The front of house staff were very helpful. The shuttle to Legoland was available all day. Simple phone call when ready to return. The breakfast included in price was adequate with... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very good experience and would consider staying here again. The property is older, but well maintained. The service was prompt and helpful. Beds were comfortable and room was clean. We utilized the free shuttle service to Legoland, which saved us parking fees and we did not have to wait very long. The shuttle (minivan) drivers were polite... More 

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Studio City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got home from a nice 2 night stay at this hotel! The hotel is in a great location. Right across the street from the outlets, many restaurants, and Legoland! The hotel staff is very friendly. The rooms are large and comfortable. The free breakfast is ok, could use some fresher options...but its free included and thats great!

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family stayed here and I could rave on and on about this hotel. First off the location is in a prime location. Just off the freeway and walking distance from several different restaurants. The hotel itself has a TGIFridays on hotel grounds. They also have a convenience store and gas station on hotel grounds. The hotel is right across... More 

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