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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa

#23 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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5500 Grand Pacific, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Redondo Beach, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Joining Hilton Grand Vacations was our first experience with the time share market. Booking the Annual stay was easy. Using the Club Points was a bit more challenging. Fortunately the agent for HGVC was very knowledgable and helpful, and we were able to use he exact number of remaining points to book at the Hilton MarBrisa in Carlsbad for one... More 

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing and I am glad to learn that we were able to facilitate the use of your Club points and benefits to maximize your vacation experience with us. There are so many different ways to utilize your timeshare with Hilton Grand Vacations and hopefully you will have continued success and reassurance that you invested your money in... More 

Garden City, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here 3 years ago and decided to come back to explore southern CA and see the new and improved property. The new area, Phase II is beautiful. Two new pools, 3 new hot tubs, 2 ping pong tables, pool table, bar, fitness room and a great big fire pit. We booked a 3 bedroom plus unit and stayed... More 

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and returning to MarBrisa. I am glad you enjoyed the new facilities we have as they are such a great addition to this amazing Resort. I am happy to inform you that we will have a 3 bedroom option in our new Cove area this summer with the addition of Villa 59!... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sheraton Easter Egg Hunt was a disaster. Both of my kids (7 and 4 y/o) made bunny baskets and waited in line for the egg hunt, but they both did not find any eggs. There were other children who had over 20 eggs in their baskets! After hunting for 15 minutes and not finding any eggs, both my kids... More 

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

I am so sorry to learn about your experience at the Easter egg hunt and the disappointment your children had with not being able to find any eggs. I agree that we will need to break it up in additional age groups next year so that every child will have the opportunity to find some eggs. I am so sorry... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is adequate, yet that is as far as where I would go considering that I am a Hilton Grand Vacation Club Member...a serious disappointment for our family of 6. We rented a 3 bedroom for the space we enjoy. Space wasn't the issue, yet amenities were lacking severely. NO WASHER/DRYER in the unit, not even in our building.... More 

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Hi Dave, I appreciate your valuable feedback and your time when you were here to speak with me. As discussed, we do have our Paradise Point location which contains our units in Phase 1 scheduled for a guest room renovation this fall. This renovation will help us continue to deliver upon our owner's expectations and I apologize that your suite... More 

Powell, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Property is very clean and easily accessible to Legoland as well as the beach. A bit of a ride to San Diego...but close enough to make day trips. We stayed in the older phase which didn't have in-room laundry nor an elevator...so was a bit challenging managing my elderly mother as well as heavy suitcases up/down stairs. Suggest asking for... More 

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer and thank you for your valuable feedback! I am glad to learn you had a great time and I will definitely give kudos to our Housekeeping team as they work extremely hard at providing a clean Resort to include the public areas and guest rooms. I apologize that we were not able to place you in a room... More 

Centerville, Ohio, Usa
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168 reviews 168 reviews
36 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's rare, if ever, that I am disappointed in Hilton Vacation Clubs. No exception here! We stayed a week in a 1-bed studio. It was roomy, clean, near the pool, with balcony. We stayed in the older section (built 5 or so years ago) and pretty much had the small pool to ourselves. The flora here is just beautiful. You... More 

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing and I am so happy to learn that we were able to provide you with another great Hilton Grand Vacations experience. I definitely agree with you that flying in to San Diego is the way to go. Carlsbad truly is a perfect destination due to its close proximity to so many great attractions and MarBrisa also... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club in Carlsbad, CA for one week. The location is very convenient to San Diego and is a few minutes from I-5. The resort is next to LEGOLAND and minutes from shopping, restaurants and golf. We had a great week and will definitely return.

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and I am so glad that you and your family had a great time with us. Sounds like you had a fun filled week with taking advantage of all there is to do in the area and the neighboring cities. Hope to see you again soon and have a great summer! More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a horrible experience, to be promised a room type that cannot be delivered. My family of five supposed to have a two bedroom unit in the newest phase of the resort. The VIP "dare to dream" sales package.... What a Joke. We were assigned an old unit room with little or no concern by the management. The sales manager... More 

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

I appreciate your valuable feedback as we take every opportunity to learn from our mistakes so we can, as a team, improve upon our Resort. I apologize that you were guaranteed a specific area of the Resort that we were not able to deliver on. Creating experiences worth sharing is something we take extremely seriously and I will be speaking... More 

yorba linda, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely nice resort. Great pools and grounds. Perfect for LEGOLAND. Had wonderful time! Was going to stay 3 days, but extended for whole week since we were so pleased. Had lots of fun in game room/area. Some construction going on, but didn't bother us. Beach approx. two miles away, but easy access.

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Hi Gary, I am so pleased to learn how great of a time you had with us. Vacations are always nice but when you can spontaneously extend a great one, then that is truly something special. Glad to hear that construction was not an issue while you were here as they are far enough along now that the work is... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love it here! We went here for along weekend. We also stayed at Palisades resort liked it also. We have planned a Hawaii vacation with them also. The local food choices are amazing, we ate sushi, Then purchase food at Tip Top Meats and cooked in at our place at Maribrisa.

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review

Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing! I am so glad that we continue to deliver a great destination that you love to come back to. Tip Top meats is definitely a local favorite and perfect place to find some tasty options for a BBQ at the Resort. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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