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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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Tustin, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We attended as part of a church retreat. The room was clean and nice and that comes from a person who is very particular! I found the grounds to be lovely and took many pictures. I was surprised that we got a full meal at the continental breakfast. The quaint town of Carlsbad was near by and we enjoyed visiting... More

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Lakewood, Ca.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wonderful place to stay. Rooms are exceptionally clean, grounds are very well kept up and so enjoyable to sit on the patio. Office people and cleaning staff are very helpful. Close to great restaurants and parking is easy at restaurants and hotel.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Carlsbad by the Sea had a lot to offer. Free breakfast. Clean area. Nice pool and jacuzzi. it was close to legoland and many good restaurants surrounded it. It was close to the beach. Jumping waves was fun. We celebrated our 29th anniversary. Good memories.

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Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Booked this place as it looked nice and close to LEGOLAND. Proximity to the theme park is great, the outside facility is better maintained than the rooms themselves. Pros: Shuttle to LEGOLAND, free parking, free internet. Really nice shuttle drivers and good manager LISA who helped out do early checkout Cons: Everything else is downhill. Rooms were smelly, pillows were... More

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Anthem
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hotel has a great location, right across from premium outlets, near great restaurants, close to ocean. Breakfast is pretty good with both hot and cold choices. Hotel is old and clean, but is definitely in need of some repair and upgrading. The worst part was the staff. They all seemed unhappy...front desk, breakfast, housekeeping, et al. No one spoke to... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It's definitely not a resort, more like a motel with some extras. It's pretty dated inside & out, and the hot tub is in need of a serious cleaning. It was hard to sleep, as we were on the TGIF side of the building that backed up to what looked & sounded like a garbage dumping area, so constant buzzing.... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

room was very nice for the price; Gary and Lisa at the front desk were very helpful; breakfast was fine, enough variety for anyone; shuttle to Legoland was convenient and saved us the 15 bucks for Legoland parking

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New York, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The shuttle is a small van that accommodates only six people. We were told to come 10 minutes before 9 to get a good shot at a ride. We did and were told we were the first and were signed up. But the car came by and picked up another family ahead of us because management doesn't keep tally of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Dont let the half way decent looking photos fool you. This place is a complete dump. Im guessing it is way over priced only because the Carlsbad outlet mall is across the street. There is some good dining around but as far as the hotel goes, stay away

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Anniston
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Upon arrival I was not sure what to expect, but when I got to my room what a surprise. The rooms have been renovated from top to bottom. You can tell the property is older but the room was very comfortable. The free breakfast in the morning was great. The on site restaurant was great also. The only suggestion I... 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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