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Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this hotel for its great location, wonderful rooms, and excellent food. Service of staff is excellent, pool, etc perfect. The ocean and beach are a short walk across the street, and it was wonderful in November to wake up to sun and the ocean view right outside my room. I highly recommend this hotel for business meetings, conferences, and... More

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent guest service. They have a shuttle service to take you to and from any local destination requested. Steve was our driver and not only was he knowledgeable but so much fun! We will definitely be staying there again! Very comfortable room and loved looking out at the ocean when we sat on our patio.

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Nipomo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I use this hotel for business. I fly into Carlsbad late and the rental car places are all closed. I make one call in the morning of my arrival to the front desk and they have my car waiting for me when I arrive. Awesome service!!

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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved everything about the hotel. The hotel is just 1 hour from Orange County and San Diego. The perfect spot to stay when doing business but want a little bid of the CA Lifestyle while you are traveling. The restaurant and bar is perfect. Wake up and a few steps from the beach for a morning walk or run. A... More

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Sedona, AZ
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This property is beautiful with most staff wanting to make your stay a true dream come true. Once we got beyond a bumpy check-in with a front desk manager who was having a bad day (?), everyone rose to the occasion of a 5 plus star property. Our suite, room 2026, was magnificent. Located on the South side of the... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five stars for the staff, one star for the room. Five stars for the staff: The staff was amazing -- every single person we encountered from front desk, to concierge, to waiter and waitress was helpful, friendly, and welcoming. One star for the room: I was largely underwhelmed by the property, the location, the view, and the room. We paid... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to spend 3 beautiful days here for a wedding of one of my closest friends. The staff were very helpful and the outside pool and spa area was fantastic. They put on one of the best weddings I have ever attended. I would stay here again.

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Sioux Falls, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had an excellent experience. the hotel was right near the beach and it was an easy walk. they had a lot of amenities. the serving staff was extremely pleasant. Breakfast was very good. It was expensive to park your car even without valet.

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San Marcos, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to spend my 21st Anniversary with my wife at the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, and it was everything we expected and more! From the amazing property with incredible views, to the wonderful and helpful staff, to the amazing food and local craft beer at Chandler's restaurant...it was indeed the perfect getaway!

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Fallbrook, CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the all of the facilities we used. The entire staff is outstanding. By comparison with our stays at Sheraton (Tampa Riverwalk), Wyndham San Diego (Bayview), Anaheim Resort and Holiday Inn (La Jolla), this is and extremely well managed property. Kudos especially to the pool attendants and wait staff

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Address: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 215
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