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Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach

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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel. The rooms were very clean. However we booked a suite expecting there to be 2 separate rooms but instead it was just longer and a sofa put in? Quite disapointing as we could have just saved money and had a standard room. There was plenty of choice for breakfast some of the hot options weren't the nicest though.... More 

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Good Morning Jenna2407, Thank you for your kind remarks about our hotel. We are delighted that you had a great stay, and that you thought our hotel was "lovely". We apologize if there was any miscommunication with regards to what a suite is considered at this hotel. We will do an audit on our websites to better define what a... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was very nice and quiet even though a lot of people were here. Pool was nice, and breakfast was tasty. Definitely worth the price. We would stay here again. Bathrooms were clean and spacious and beds comfortable

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay with us. We look forward to having you as our guest again in the future! Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stay here after reading the previous reviews and we were not disappointed! Very clean and nice room. The breakfast was good and it was like 10 minutes away from legoland, main reason we came here. It was easy to access from highway I5. Would stay here again!

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. I am glad we could be your choice for your LEGOLAND vacation. We look forward to having you be our guest in the future! Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs More 

Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not a short walk to the beach here but everything else is very good. Within a short drive to Carlsbad Beach and shopping center with a Ralph's. The hotel is clean. The free breakfast is invaluable if you are looking for a quick decent spread with bacon, eggs, sausage, muffins, toast, cereal and coffee/tea/milk & juice. The pool... More 

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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked 2 queens and sofa bed for our family of 5. At other hotels, this usually means there is a sofa bed made up or clean sheets/blanket in closet. Not here. We had to ask not once but twice for extra towels and bedding! We waited about an hour for towels, called again and still didn't happen! When asked... More 

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you Mintly for taking the time to provide us with feedback in regards to your stay with us in Carlsbad. I apologize for the problems experienced during your stay with us. I assure you this is not the norm and I will be sure to look into this and figure out where the miscommunication was to insure this does... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Super comfortable beds! Good breakfast, friendly staff. Very close to beaches and restaurants. Easy drive to San Diego. Great place to stay for the price! I'd stay here again! Pool and hot tub are clean and warm. We had microwave and fridge in room. Cold a/c.

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in Carlsbad. We know how important a clean comfortable room, hot breakfast and friendly staff are. We strive to provide this for all our guests. I am glad that we were able to deliver. We look forward to having you be our... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have stayed on many holiday Inn express but never was greeted with my name as gold member on welcome board. Did make us feel special. As usual room was spotless clean and bed comfortable. Micro and refrig always great when doing road trip. Breakfast was great. Lots of choices and as usual free. Just no complaints at all. Thx... More 

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you 419judithp for your feedback. I am glad we were able to exceed your expectations during your stay with us. We value your IHG rewards status and look forward to being able to serve you again in the future! Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs General Manager More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Staff was friendly, good wasn't that bad and there was plenty for breakfast, and rooms were surprisingly quiet considering they're next to the freeway. One block from the beach, 5-10 minutes from Legoland, and they provide an easy to read map for anything around town. Definitely coming back.

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you Dani H for your feedback regarding your recent with us in Carlsbad. I am so pleased to hear we were able to deliver and you were able to enjoy my friendly TEAM’s service. We look forward to having you return on your next visit to Carlsbad – North San Diego County Area. Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs General Manager More 

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100 reviews 100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. It was very clean and very remodeled (or just plain new). Easy access from I-5 and a short walk to the beach. Plenty of free parking and generously sized rooms. Breakfast buffet was adequate and the pool and lounge areas were very nice. No complaints from me.

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you 10SChick for your feedback in regards to your stay with us. I am so pleased that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations during your visit to Carlsbad. We look forward to being able to serve you again in the future! Hospitably yours, Stephanie Downs General Manager More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Driving on I5 going to San Diego is beautiful and when we got to ESCONDIDO(CITY), We went to the SAFARI ZOO and it was the BEAUTIFUL experience and my son love it(his only two years old.). He got to see LIONS,GORILLA,RHINOS and the beautiful pink FLAMINGOS. We Stayed in Carlsbad its beautiful.

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Stephanie D, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay with us. I am so glad that you had a great visit to Carlsbad. It's great to know that you had fun at Safari Park the animals there are always fun to see and interact with. I hope you choose to stay with us again during your next visit to Carlsbad area. Hospitably yours,... More 

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