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Motel 6 Carlsbad South

750 Raintree Drive, I-5/San Diego Freeway at Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, CA CA 92011
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Is nice modern hotel but smells odd. While my journey in California I changed 6 hotels. This hotel is in the middle, the most disappointing for me, was that Wifi wasn't free. It was first hotel in my journey where I needed to pay for Wifi and it wasn't the cheapest hotel. Smell was odd. Otherwise the hotel was okay.... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a reservation with this property for around $81 a night for 2 nights for a queen bed weeks in advance. I checked and double checked my reservation and when I show up at the motel the front desk lady rudely tells me that no, I booked 2 twin beds and the rate is around $120 for the second... More 

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

Tommy, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. We apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard to your reservations and room rate issues. Our... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel offers NO hairdryer, NO in-room coffee machine, NO small bottles of shampoo or lotion, NO clock (so, no alarm), NO drawers for clothes. NO refrigerator. NO microwave. Wi-fi comes at a cost. As long as you do not need or expect these things, the hotel is fine! In fact, it looked recently updated. The room we had (one... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I booked this hotel because it was the only cheap hotel for Comic Con. We saw this hotel as a place to sleep and not be staying long in the room because we would be at Comic Con and the beach. The check in process was quick and easy then everything was a roller coaster since. First... More 

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

Sandie, Thank you for sharing your review. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds as though we did not perform to our usual standards in this case. Please know the conditions you describe are an exception to our guest commitment and as such, we apologize. The service experiences you describe are atypical to Motel 6 standards... More 

Orlando, Florida, Usa
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81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When you got to stay on the cheap, it's not really that bad. Be prepared to bring most of your toiletries. The one bar of soap and one towel they give you doesn't quite do the job. The internet was terrible and I ended up using my hotspot on my phone. They offer coffee in the lobby, but hey, Starbucks... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a horrible Motel 6. The front staff only care about checking you in, not anything else. The room was tiny, basic and not cleaned properly. And because we faced the freeway it was noisy. And the room only had a swamp cooler, it was stuffy and hot when we arrived.

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cathedral city
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our stay was awful, we had a neighbor upstairs that was jumping on and off the bed for at least an hour near midnight. It took 3 angry phone calls from my husband to get management to assist with the noise. Turns out it was kids that were left unattended in the room and they were having a great time... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting 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. We strive to provide a comfortable night's rest, and are disappointed your stay was unsatisfactory due... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

“Not worth my $” 1 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago 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... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologize for any misunderstanding that may have occurred during your recent stay with regard your reservation and the inconveniences you experienced. Motel 6 standards for quality rest on our promise to offer the lowest price of any national chain by delivering the essential elements of a comfortable room for a satisfying... More 

Ensenada, Mexico
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61 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We stayed here because of the proximity to Legoland. This was the nicest Motel 6 we have ever stayed at. It is located in an upscale neighborhood, and so the surrounding area felt very safe. We would definitely stay here again if we come up for a visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were very impressed with the beautiful neighborhood. We felt very safe! The room was nice, clean and updated. Grocery store and starbucks were walking distance. Nice and close access to the beach. Would definitely stay here again

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