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Motel 6 Carlsbad

6117 Paseo del Norte, I-5/San Diego Freeway at Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Costa Mesa, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed here many times. I booked a room online and paid for it. Arrived and was told I am not allowed to come back. I asked the girl at the front desk, "Why?" and she could not answer my questions. The clerk told me that I will not be charged. I hope they do not charge my credit... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the best Motel 6 where we have stayed. Adequate only, but as usual, noisy outside room in middle of night. Just off I-5 and short drive into town and it's not a bad drive from San Diego. Denny's handy next door, many great restaurants in town

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Antigua, Guatemala
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119 reviews 119 reviews
16 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You get what you pay for with a Motel 6. The room was fine, the beds were as expected, there were smokers wandering the walkway in front of our room. What really bothered me was that the internet was spotty when it was working and then out for half of our stay. The other irritation was that the launder facilities... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My family and I stayed here recently for a quick overnight stay before heading over to Legoland the following day. For this purpose, this is a good place to stay. We didn't need a view or any special amenities, we just needed a clean comfy room. The room was clean ( it even smelled clean!), the bathroom was clean, the... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We made resv. showed up about 4ish, checked in went to our room and it was in the corner no view and an ice machine. Went back asked for a different room she gave us one next to the laundry room. I went back and said, if we were just here for a day sleeping and heading out it wouldn't... More 

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6Team, Brand Experience Team member at Motel 6 Carlsbad, responded to this review

Linda, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Our staff aims to provide the highest level of hospitality to our guests through our customer service, but with your experience we have fallen short and would like to apologize for the service issues you describe. Please know the issues you describe are an exception to our guest commitment... More 

Loma Linda, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For the price I paid I would have expected at least a fridge, possibly a microwave. There were spiders in the bathroom and a couple of ants I found throughout our stay. Also, Kleenex would be nice. I did also expect the facility to have a jacuzzi and free wi-fi. I forgot my razor and the vending machine that sold... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My kids and I stayed at this hotel on 07/24-07/27/2014. The price wasn't too bad at $99.95/night. It was a busy time in San Diego because it was Comic-Con weekend, so I think the prices were slightly increased. We were in town for other things. We had the room with one king size bed. The bed was very comfortable. Our... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Hotel is located very close to Legoland and to the beach (2 min away). Room has wood laminate floors which is easier to clean up beach sand. Take wipes to spruce up floors if staying more than one night. Does not have blow dryer or ironing board. Room was contemporary, very clean, and remodeled. Hotel does not offer breakfast, but... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This motel is NOT .6 miles from Legoland!!!!!!! It is 2 miles away from Legoland! I booked this motel because of the location to legoland. I wanted to be able to walk to the park so we didn't have to pay the $15 parking fee. When I went to let them know I was parking before check in, I let... More 

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Fremont, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The room was remodeled in the new Motel 6 style, contemporary and spartan, not even a hair dryer. It also had a laminate floor instead of carpet which I thought was a big improvement since carpet is usually worn and stained. The motel lies parallel to I-5 and maybe 50 - 100 yards back so be careful which side of... More 

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