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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok first off I stayed there from June 26 - June 30 and I had a blast! So I'll start with the breakfast. (Buffet style) Breakfast starts at 6 and ends at 930 and it's FREE every single morning of your stay, they serve omelets (cheese omelet and Denver omelet), sausages, cold cereal, bagels, toast, hot cereal (which you have... More 

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Alhambra, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking for a reasonably priced hotel near Legoland for 6/29 to 7/1. Lots of near by places were booked for the dates I needed. I saw Carlsbad by the Sea Resort and read good positive family reviews on TripAdvisory. So I decided to book. We arrived on Monday June 29th around 5:30ish. Great friendly staff. Hotel is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The grounds were beautiful, I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you for adding to to wonderful weekend my boyfriend and I had. We will be coming back again....excellent breakfast too😋. The staff was very polite and considerate. The strawberry fields nearby were amazing and YUMMY😋

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stayed here 9 years ago when our kids were little and we were going to LEGOLAND. LEGOLAND proximity is awesome. Also nice to have outlets across the street. This time we were there for the beach and the proximity to beach is awesome too. Outside of hotel is dated and could use some freshening up. Pool was fine.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good. Only problem was our room was back by the trash area. Smelled on the outside but once inside ok. When rooms being cleaned trash is left in the hallway. Not fun to see others trash. .Outside of the building is in need of repair too.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly, the location is excellent. Their breakfast was semi-okay. There's a Starbucks across the street or Corney Bakery that in walking distance. I'd stay there again! WiFi was hit and miss.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pool does not a resort make, but this hotel is decent. The proximity to Legoland is the strongest selling point. The free shuttle drops off and picks up guests from the park throughout the day. Legoland is only minutes away. The free breakfast is not lavish but it does the job. The rooms are large and clean. The inner... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We staid in Carlsbad couple days. Very nice hotel with super excellent location. All shopping and restaurants are 2 steps way. Hotel offers shuttle to the Legoland park. Breakfast is very nice. For dinner ---- BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Carlsbad, CA

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was clean. The hotel is near shopping and restaurants. The hot tub was a nice touch at night with the cool temperatures. I wasn't fond of the coffee but there is a Starbucks right across the street. Overall, we enjoyed our stay!

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Concord, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were clean and fairly well appointed. Some of the furniture had seen better days. Bathrooms were clean and well kept. Complimentary breakfast left something to be desired. Have had better eggs in an Army mess hall. Housekeeping was excellent. Staff was courteous and ehlpful.

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