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Motel 6 Carlsbad Downtown

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1006 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ranked #31 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Napa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed an inexpensive place to stay for 2 nights for a family wedding in Carlsbad and, relatively speaking, this motel is very affordable. Be prepared, though - no shampoo/conditioner/lotion, no blow dryer, no iron/ironing board. Standing outside the room, we could still hear the couple in the next room as the walls are very thin. Excellent location to downtown... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, this is a basic motel. However relative to most properties in this price range (under $100 and less than a mile to the beach and a cute village) it delivers fantastic value. It is clean, with comfortable beds and a few boutiquey touches such as bright bedspreads. The only thing that annoyed me was the lack of a bathroom... More

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Carlsbad, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheapest rates in Carlsbad village it has been recently remodeled. It was livable for a couple of nights. Clean but basic with a Dennys across the parking lot it satisfied a need. Weekends can be a bit lively as party goers frequent this motel to avoid driving home. All in all I enjoyed my stay for its central location. One... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here a few weeks back after the Motel 6 on Palomar Airport messed up so badly. I had seen that this property had been remodeled, so I find for about a year or two, they are good to stay at. I found the front desk folks to all be delightful and NICE. The room was actually cute and clean.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

As we enter the room it smells like new. Something that they just put in new. I dont know but im so happy. The guy in the counter is so friendly. A good customer service. I didn't get his name but he's probably a night shift since we checked in past 9pm. I haven't been to the beach but they... More

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Encinitas, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

They do have cheap rates, the rooms are remodeled, and clean for the most part. I also liked the location, and it had parking. They also have HBO, and a flat screen. It's also located next to food, and a variety of restraunts, café, food stores, and bars/ liquor stores. The beach is also in walking distance. There are a... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Why do we use Motel 6? Price, price, price. I won't go into what is typical - just what I liked and didn't care for. The front desk was very nice at check in and the web site was easy to access and they had space. I'm no longer certain I'm getting the best rate using the internet though. Someone... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This hotel is nasty. I stayed here on a Friday, August 30, 2013. My room smelled of cat. There was cat sitting in the office window and they probably let it spend time in the room I got unlucky to stay in. The air conditioner wouldn't cool the stuff room. It was extremely small especially if it was a handicap... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Carlsbad is expensive, no question. However, this Motel 6 is about half the price of anywhere else in Carlsbad. No, it's not on the beach and there is no ocean view, but the less than half mile walk to the beach is a pleasant one. Wonderful tourist village, boutique stores, surf shops....there is a lot to see in Carlsbad. Keep... More

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Do yourself a favor and spend a little more to get a nicer motel. We stayed here for one night to extend a family vacation in San Diego. We wanted a place close to the ocean since we planned to spend the entire day at the beach, so after a little searching and so-so reviews, decided to stay at this... More

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Address: 1006 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Carlsbad Downtown 2*
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