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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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Ranked #28 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel while visiting family in San Diego. The location was very convenient to shopping, restaurants and Legoland (which my kids loved). The free shuttle to Legoland was a huge plus as it was less than 10 minutes away. The staff was very friendly, especially the shuttle drivers who were so personable and accommodating. The pool was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice Hotel to stay with a Big mall next. The rooms are clean. You find a nice Pool in the garden. For breakfast you find a Starbucks a few steps across the road. A Special sign of the Place is the windmill, which is used as Training center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Has the best location if u go to legoland .Just in front of the flower fields and the outlet. Restaurants are just nearby even walking distance. Room has a good size and even has a patio.Bathroom has a nice size.Will stay here again.Also has free breakfast but theres a lot of restaurants nearby if u really want good food

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Bay Area, CA
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel was a good choice for us. We wanted something affordable but not cheap. The room was standard and most importantly, clean. The service was good and the staff was nice. One of the reasons we choose this hotel was for the proximity and shuttle service to Legoland. The trip to Legoland was good, we waited only a few... More

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Pasadena, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is very family friendly and walking distance to Legoland even though the hotel does offer complimentary shuttle. The location is also convenient to the outlet mall across the street, many restaurants and a Starbucks. Don't even waste your time on the complimentary morning breakfast. It's overrun, not maintained and simply not good food. Other negatives, and they are... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok to spend the night. Close to Legoland but nothing else. I've never heard of a hotel with no wifi (they claim to have it, but good luck connecting). You can hear all the bathrooms in all rooms. I didn't even hear that in motel6.

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

I came to the resort for spring break and I like the area that the resort is in. The only thing that I didn't really like was the complimentary breakfast. The food was cold and with little options. Everything else was fine.

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Johnstown, Colorado
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was nice and clean with really comfy beds. Nice bathroom but did have some mildew in shower that needed cleaned. Pool really nice and warm. Lots of comfy chairs around the pool. Front desk people were nice! Good location close to lots of restaurants. The only thing we didn't like was the walls were very thin so you heard... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liked the hotel's location to the outlets and many restaurants within walking distance. Liked that the rooms sliding doors opened to pool...very convenient and easy with children and snacks, etc.... Did not like that they advertised free WiFi...but it never worked for our childrens' iPods. The TV did not work well either. Connection kept going in and out...couldn't rent a... More

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location close to the sea and a super shopping village (designer bargains to be had if you're that way inclined). Good choice if eating places close by. Rooms spacious and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. Nice pool area. Breakfast now on site (this is fairly new) not fantastic but certainly quick and convenient. (Self service basic buffet) overall good... More

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Additional Information about Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

Also Known As:
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Holiday Inn
Address: 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad by the Sea Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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