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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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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with another family and stayed here because of it's location. Close to Legoland, shopping, and restaurants. We had adjoining rooms but when we walked into ours, it smelled very bad, kinda like wet carpet or something. I went to the front and they changed our room to the other side of our friends which was much better. The... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed to take my 7 year old to Legoland and the location was great! They even shuttled you there and back. But the room wasn't very clean and there were lots of spiders. I found little hairs in my bed and a sequence that must have fallen off the previous persons clothes, which makes me think they didn't change... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute place very near Lego land , good morning breakfast and free internet. Left my laptop in the room and called the hotel they sent somebody to be sure it was in my room so I didn't spend all day thinking I lost it

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great hotel to stay at, rooms were clean, staff was courteous. The free hot breakfast was great with a large buffet room to fit alot of people. The pool area was really nice. Location was very great.

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Los Angeles
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of young families. Free breakfast. Good location. Old and dated but satisfactory. Room smelled musty. Toilet rocked (as in it needed to be better secured to the floor) Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family was heading to Legoland, and while we thought the Legoland hotel would be an amazing experience, it was too far out of our budget to make it happen. I found Carlsbad by the Sea online, and was able to get a great price. It is very close to Legoland, but also to tons more (restaurants, walking distance to... More 

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Leduc AB Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great customer service, rooms were clean. Breakfast was good enough for this farm boy. Shuttle to LEGOLAND was really convenient and well organized, only waited about 15 minutes for them to pick us up at the end of the day! Lots of shopping and dining choices within walking distance so the location was the biggest plus compared to the much... More 

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Sacramento, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Room was clean, customer service good. Breakfast was standard "Breakfast Buffet". Sausages, egg omelettes, yogurts, coffee, toast, bagels, cereal, juice. Did not use pool, so I don't know. Had a plumbing issue with the sink and someone showed up right away, but when we got back, it wasn't working and then we didn't have cold water. Called again and plumber... More 

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Montclair, NJ
11 reviews 11 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This hotel goes to show you that you don't need to spend top dollar to get a good room with amenities and friendly service. The hotel is very conveniently located within Carlsbad, near all that Carlsbad has to offer, including Legoland. There is an on-site TGI Friday's, which does room service, and tons of restaurants/shops across the street from the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Decsending property. Wi~fi always interupted. The price shows most things. Near by retaurants are little bit crowded around meal time. Getting earlier or later should be best if you are travelling with kids.

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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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#26 Family Hotel in Carlsbad

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