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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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Villarta de San Juan, Spain
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is very well located in a quiet zone in front of a commercial area and close to the beach. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, However, the forniture is a little bit old, but in a very good state. The pool and the spa are nice, and the hotel' staff are very pleasant. Only the breakfast I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooms are a little outdated, but beds are very comfortable, the supplied toiletries were very nice, the view of the courtyard was beautiful. Room size was perfectly acceptable. The only real complaint is the free breakfast is worthless. The eggs, breakfast meats were cold and not tasty at all, not a huge variety of foods, the toaster did not... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff was friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was tasty and filling.. The hotel location is directly across the street from Carlsbad outlet mall. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. This is a nice place to relax for a quick weekend getaway!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Casual and fun for the kids. The breakfast was good and served on time cause we had to rush out to an early soccer game. The room was clean and it was quiet for sleeping even by the pool. It was freeway close so it was easy to get to places without a hassle.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the night after a full day at Legoland. The rooms are big, clean, with a fridge and microwave. We got a room right next to the pool area, it was very convenient and not noisy. The hotel is also located right across the Carlsbad Outlet, so we could just walk for dinner. With breakfast included, it was just... More 

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Williston, North Dakota
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visit the San Diego area a few times per year and this is our fourth stay here. We were initially attracted to the resort because of their pet policy and relative inexpensive rates. Our dog is no longer with us but we have always been so impressed with the value and overall experience here that we... More 

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Cindy C, Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, We happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, We look forward to seeing you again, the next time your in Carlsbad Kind Regards More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our room on the weekend of the Legoland Kids Marathon. Staying for the weekend offers us the option of going to Legoland (which is less than 10 minutes away) the day after the Marathon when lines might be shorter. The staff was friendly and the amenities were as described. One of the selling points for me was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, one of only a handful of hotels in the Carlsbad-area that offers a free shuttle service. Ample parking and room service is offered via TGI Friday's which normally takes only 15 minutes to deliver to your room. Good water pressure and updated bathroom. The sliding door is nice to let in fresh air, as the rooms can get... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only used to stay one night but would come again to stay longer. Nice area and my favorite restaurant was next door. Kids loved the breakfast buffet and the rabbits that roamed the grounds around the hotel faculty.

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Hamler, Ohio
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Carlsbad by the Sea from 12/31 - 1/3 2015 until we could move into our timeshare resort which was nearby. We were exhausted and starving after a full day of traveling from Ohio. Upon arrival we decided to eat at the TGI Fridays which is on site. It looked rather dated and was freezing inside, but the... 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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#26 Family Hotel in Carlsbad

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