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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm glad I chose this place. It was very accommodating for the overnight stay I needed. Location is ideal for most of North County. The place is very easy to find. Didn't get to experience the pool or morning breakfast, but I'll be sure to take that on during my next visit... Cause I am definitely coming back for another... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has large rooms, friendly staff, good sized pool and hot tub(open until 10p.m.),good breakfast(included), free shuttle to LEGOLAND+, easy access from freeway, across from outlet mall and fair pricing.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff was very nice and helpful. Very close to LEGOLAND and they had a van that would drop you off and pick you up at the end of the day. TGI Fridays was on property, and acted as room service. Very nice pool. Room was large. We didn't have much of a view but there are plenty of rooms... More

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Noblesville, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I noticed some people declared the place wasn't a resort, so I looked up the meaning of resort. The definition is a place, usually, a hotel, that includes amenities a traveler might need. With that in mind, Carlsbad by the Sea offered a business center, salt water pool and Jacuzzi, free shuttle service to the beach and Lego land, rental... More

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the hotel along with the rest of a wedding party for five nights august 2014. Breakfast was good and the staff were very polite, but the hotel is right next to the freeway (I-5) and we moved from the C building to another building since it was so loud. Rooms are spacious and have a fridge which was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel was nice pool was nice too the kids spent most of the day in it. the room was clean and property was clean it is however a little dated was an old sweet pea soup property staff was all very helpful and friendly only things I would say weren't good was their breakfast included with room dinning room... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok, the good things first: Free wifi, easy to connect and decent speed. The bed wasn't too bad either, but the pillows were terrible. Good location with plenty of restaurants to choose from. A strip mall across the street and very close to Legoland with free shuttle included. Now the bad stuff: I got a second floor room and there's... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bed was comfy. Room was quiet. Pool was clean. Breakfast could have been better considering the price for the room. Very close to legoland and had a free shuttle and free parking. Overall nice place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved everything about this hotel! We were looking to stay somewhere close to legoland but had affordable prices. We found Carlsbad by the Sea Resort and WOW are we glad we did!! Clean, FREE buffet breakfast every morning, heated pool, FREE shuttle ride to Legoland, and FREE wifi! Love everything about the hotel and we will be returning again... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed with daughter and two.grandchildren. Room overlooked the pool and there was balcony accessible through sliding door. It was a five minute drive to Legoland, many restaurants within walking distance and premium Outlets across the road. Breakfast room was a very good size (as with any breakfast room one needs to arrive early to avoid the chaos). Staff at reception,at... 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*
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Enjoy your best vacation - a vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. And choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. LEGOLAND® California Resort is located just a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a designated LEGOLAND "Preferred Hotel." We offer special packages that include hotel rooms, tickets to the theme park, and a complimentary shuttle ride to the entrance after you enjoy a complimentary full American breakfast. Carlsbad by the Sea is centrally located to everything the San Diego region has to offer. You are only 30 miles from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park and SeaWorld. Pristine Carlsbad beaches or a game of golf are just minutes away. Spend time relaxing at the resort, walking on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and playing and exercising in our year-round outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. And when it is time to dine, there is a T.G.I. Friday’s on site with dine-in or in-room service options and more than a dozen popular restaurant choices are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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