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Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012
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Sacramento
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The new Hilton is a vast improvement from other Hilton properties. Gorgeous pool, nicely appointed rooms, the beds are almost as good as Marriott beds. The lobby is beautiful, decorated in a modern beachy twist. The bar is nice, you can have full bar service and a pool menu at the pool. The pool has two people cabanas which are... More

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear rotzpeople, Thank you for the great review of your recent stay with us at the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. We can't wait to welcome you back over Spring Break. Remember to bring your bathing suit. Best, Scott Wall Director of Guest Experience More

Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The place must be relatively new. Stayed for a business trip. I didn't get an oceanfront room, but the rooms are cozy and nice. The bar was pretty packed with other business travelers in the evening. The pool also looked pretty relaxing, though November wasn't exactly pool weather! Another great Hilton property!

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear katz2004rock, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Hilton Resort Carlsbad. Yes, we are a new property, having opened in late June of 2012. I am glad to see you enjoyed the comfort of our rooms and the lively atmosphere at our signature restaurant Chandlers. We do hope to welcome you back as our guest again... More

Santee, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed in the top floor with ocean-view. The view was incredible. We woke up and opened the sliding glass door and spent the morning listening to the waves crash. we live locally in San Diego and usually tell family coming in from out of town to stay near the downtown area... not anymore. This hotel is wonderful. Highly recommend.... More

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear d3smon, Thank you for your recent stay at the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. It's great to see that you had a nice, relaxing time, while taking in the beautiful scenery Carlsbad has to offer. With year round sunshine, there isn't a bad time to plan a trip to the Hilton Resort Carlsbad. We hope to see... More

Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Finally a Hilton property worthy of the Hilton name. As a Diamond member, I expect certain things, and this hotel met my expectations. Upon check in, upgraded to an ocean view room, a gift bag with 2 bottles of water, a free "light bite" and breakfast coupon; a great start. Went to the bar,very nice wine selection by the glass,... More

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gunzee, Thank you for the great review of your recent stay at the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. I am glad to see we delivered on our promise to value our most frequent Hilton Honors guests. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the Carlsbad area. Best, Scott Wall Director of... More

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the hotel so much. The staff was friendly and helpful. Once in our room, we immediately opened all the windows to take in the amazing ocean view! We stepped out onto the balcony and just listened to the waves crash. Pure bliss. We had a king size bed, which did leave plenty... More

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer E, Thank you for your recent stay at the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. I agree, our corner suites are well worth the splurge! With their spacious floor plans to spread out, and stellar views of the pacific, how could you go wrong? Best, Scott Wall Director of Guest Experience More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This was one of the best hotels I've stayed in, super clean and very luxurious. The pool is huge and reminds me of a vegas kind of atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will surely be back again soon.

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MontesG, Thank you for your recent stay and the great review of the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa! I am glad to see you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Scott Wall Director of Guest Experience More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I just spent an amazing 3 days at this resort. Everything was wonderful and the people taking care of you there REALLY DO TAKE CARE OF YOU!! We felt so pampered and loved being there. We want to thank all of the staff ~ you were all incredibly helpful and made our stay so relaxing and memorable.... More

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear greencafeonline, Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Hilton Carlsbad Resort! The staff truly does go out of their way to take care of our guests and we thank you for your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Scott Wall Director of Guest Experience More

Corona del Mar, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

When you enter this boutique hotel, you already know you're going to enjoy your stay. Love the lobby area, TV, free wifi everywhere, and decor. Chandler's Restaurant is amazing. Absolutely everything on the menu is wonderful. It's actually unexpected on how amazing the food is. Sit outside, watch the sunset. It's warm with the firepits and heating lamps. The gym... More

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Islanddiva7, Thank you for your recent stay at the Hilton Carlsbad Resort. I am glad to see you had the opportunity to enjoy many of the resort's amenities. We look forward to your return. Best, Scott Wall Director of Guest Experience More

Belmont Shore, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed here for business and was very impressed with location. rooms, comfy beds, fun atmosphere and restaurant/bar. Pool and deck area with firepits!!! They have it all and it is a new property that has a fun vibe!!!

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Runderful, Thank you for the great review of your recent stay at the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. I am glad to see that you had fun on your business trip. Whether business or pleasure, the Hilton Carlsbad is great setting for you to enjoy. Best, Scott Wall Director of Guest Experience More

Newport Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

From the minute we walked into this hotel it oozed quiet luxury . The hotel is brand new and immaculate , and built with a warm style that is very welcoming . I loved the computer lounge area within the lobby and the complimentary coffee and tea in the morning The guest rooms are extremely comfortable ,nicely decorated with an... More

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Scott W, Manager at Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mandy92603, Thank you for touching on many of the nice features of the new Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. We can't wait for you to come back and visit us again! Best, Scott Wall Director of Guest Experience More

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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*
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With sweeping views of crystal beaches and the Pacific Ocean atop a series of gently rolling berms in sunny Southern California, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront is the destination for luxury. The Resort features 215 expansive guest rooms and suites, the full-service Ocean Crest Spa and world-class dining at Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities including an ocean view swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and over 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor banquet facilities. With easy access to miles of beach, recreational activities like surfing, fishing and water sports are readily available. For families, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront is a short drive to LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Disneyland California. As well, the resort is minutes from Palomar Airport and less than a 45-minute drive from San Diego International Airport. ... more   less 
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