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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel

#19 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from a stay at Pacific Palisades. Overall a great location between San Diego, Laguna Beach/Dana Point (assuming you have a car) and fairly updated facilities. We were told we were placed in an updated room, but, in my opinion, it wasn't well-updated. Overall, the facility is in a great location with wide view of the ocean, next door... More 

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family (children ages 9 and 13) had a wonderful six nights here. The location was better than we could have hoped. We didn't have time in our week to do all we wanted to do. We loved being close to the ocean. The lobby was phenomenal and breathtaking. The rooms were so-so. A little dated. Beds were just ok... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here many times. Beach is a quick 5 minute drive. My family loves the 2 bedroom units. Full kitchen lets us cook our own breakfast and lunch cutting way back on the expenses. We have even BBQ's when we just wanted a completely lazy day.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 hotel reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice place and is beautifully landscaped. Our unit was very clean and well equipped with dishes and towels. We did encounter a few problems though. The first occurred at check in. The hotel check in time is 5pm. We arrived at 5:30 and were told our place was not ready. After a long day of travel,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is clean and tidy, with helpful little extra features such as decent coffee available in the lobby for $2 and a DVD rental machine near Reception. We didn't get as far as the pools. One big plus is the Karl Strauss restaurant located on the grounds: very good food at reasonable prices with friendly staff (the breakfast buffet... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very comfortable suite on the 2nd floor overlooking the flower fields and with ocean views. The quiet pool (have to be over 17) was very nice and always a cool breeze. The area has beautiful walkways and restaurants galore. The balconies have a table, 4 chairs and a lounger, which was a nice touch. The sunsets were... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our adult children and their children (14 in total) for a week of family fun. Grand Pacific Palisades was a great spot. The staff was amazing. The facilities were family friendly but also gave places for the adults to have their special time too. The location, Carlsbad, CA was perfect. Not far from San Diego but far enough... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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33 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed during Easter break, so the hotel was busy and there were many kids at the resort. However, all was peaceful at the adult pool, which has wonderful views of the ocean. Our room was quiet, even though it overlooked the parking area. The grounds are well maintained and clean. The staff we encountered were friendly. However, our room... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third year staying here. Each year is even better. This resort really caters to families. There is so much space for them to play. The pool is huge. The water park is a huge plus. My son enjoyed hours of basketball every day on the nice bball court. Activities scheduled every day for the kids in the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great luxury family friendly resort! Views are amazing and close to EVERYTHING!!! The staff are friendly and attentive. The units have been renovated. The family pool was such a fun place for my entire family (a 9 years old child, a 17 years old child, and myself).

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