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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel

#19 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
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5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Central Arizona, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been trying to get into this location for years and are finally here! We were concerned that out expectations might be too much and we would be disappointed, however, we are certainly not dissapointed at all. In Carlsbad, during high season and althought the resort is booked full, we are not feeling any of the usual issues with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was okay, but not the "resort" feel advertised. I also feel we were punished, essentially, for booking our room through Priceline. It was still over $200 a night, and for that much $$, I don't expect an obviously-in-need-of-renovating room overlooking the parking lot with a screen door that doesn't lock, two small drawers for unpacked clothes, a barely... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent property and proximity to everything. Great lap pool for adults and a very fun kids pool and water playground, gives the kids lots of fun. There is basketball court, shuffle board, game room and kiddie park right on the property.

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Nulles, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was told upon booking the hotel, that it was a Hilton like property. It was not. For one, the air conditioning did not work at night, and their explanation was to turn down the fan which was in another room. Also, when changing channels on the TV there was no guide to tell what channels were which. I was... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This resort was ok. Pros it was clean and smelled nice and the staff (besides front desk) were very nice. Cons This place was kind of expensive for what you pay for. They do not clean the rooms. I called one day to find out why my room was not cleaned and was told they only cleaned on tuesdays and... More 

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Fresno, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's no disputing the many positive attributes of this property - the beautiful surroundings, the great location, etc. -- but it just wasn't a perfect fit for our family. Of course, your experience may differ. We had to wait to check-in even though we arrived at 4 p.m., so our stay was already off to a shaky start. Then we... More 

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Oceano, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the first review I've ever posted on Trip Advisor (I usually don't take time to write reviews), but I just had to share this amazing experience! I took the complimentary shuttle to the closest Amtrack Train terminal. Kyle, the shuttle driver dropped me off & I went to board the train only to realize I got the wrong... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family came to Carlsbad for our summer vacation and stayed at Grand Pacific Palisades. The hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of Carlsbad, very clos to shopping, dining, LEGOLAND and the beach. The kids loved the pool and water park at the hotel, it kept them busy all day! The hotel staff very friendly and helpful throughout... More 

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GPR S, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

It is excellent to hear your family had an awesome summer vacation while staying with us and throughout the Carlsbad area. We really appreciate you sharing your extraordinary experiences with others. Please call us the next time your making plans to visit the area and it will be our pleasure to provide the best accommodations possible. More 

Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to stay while on the go. The magnificent views some of the rooms offer of the Pacific Ocean are spectacular. Near Legoland. A fabulous flowerfield right next door if you can catch the blooming in early spring. Near shops and restaurants. Rooms are spacious with lots of plugs for your electronic devices. The staff is friendly... More 

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GPR S, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent vacation experience on Trip Advisor. The Team really appreciates your comments. We work hard to offer amazing activities and are grateful to be so close to so many local attractions. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed at the resort the last week in May in a two bedroom suite overlooking the flower fields and with a beautiful ocean view. The management went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect, checking on the room at arrival and leaving lovely treats in the room. The suite was beautiful. Their dedication to ensuring a... More 

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GPR S, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

The entire Palisades Team loves to hear their daily efforts helped make your vacation experience an extraordinary one, worth sharing - thank you! We hope your family is enjoying the summer and that you will plan your future vacation with us. More 

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