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Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

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5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stay here fairly frequently because her family lives nearby. I'm surprised how nice this property is, considering it's a Sheraton. The rooms are large and clean. It seems fairly newly renovated. The staff is always friendly and there are some amazing ocean-view rooms. We love the fact that this property is super dog-friendly. We've never used... More 

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Fallbrook
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The rooms are very large. Love the Starbucks coffee and the bathroom amenities! Beautiful views, cozy balcony. The service is great, and this hotel is close to the beach, restaurants, and Carlsbad Village, which is always fun to browse through. The bed is one of the most comfortable hotel beds ever.

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St. Louis Gal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was overwhelmed with the beauty and cleanliness of the hotel and grounds as well as every staff person I met along the way. The room was all that I needed and attended to daily, replacing what I'd used. The view from my coastal side room was spectacular and the restaurant offered delicious choices and great wait help. The gentlemen... More 

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Stlouisgal: And we sincerely hope you find your way back in our area again and again! We know that when it comes to traveling, there are several choices one can make for accommodations; so we really strive to be known as our guests "home away from home" where you are truly part of the family to each and every... More 

Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here because the Legoland hotel was sold out and found this property to be perfect when visiting Legoland. The rooms are very spacious and the beds are quite comfortable. The rooms were clean although I found a couple of hairs in the bathroom. The resort has special amenities for kids because they know they are competing with the... More 

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mlconner, General Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear LM: Lucky for us they were sold out and you came to find your way to our little resort! Thank you for your review and feedback! We'll be sure to have our engineering team look into the elevators.. with our laid back resort atmosphere, sometimes the elevators just have a mind of their own! ;) By the way, did... More 

Guilford, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always stay at The Carlsbad Sheraton R & S. I wouldn't stay anywhere else when in the area. Rooms are fine & well maintained. Amenities are wonderful & the staff always smiles. They treat patrons with the utmost respect

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mlconner, General Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve C: And we wouldn't want it any other way!! :) See you next time you're in the area! More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here while children and grandchildren stayed at Legoland hotel. Previous reviews indicated that Legoland hotel was great for kids, but not so great for adults who don't need kid amenities. Those reviews were spot on. The Sheraton is less expensive and much better! Our room was spacious and comfortable, and the public areas are all... More 

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mlconner, General Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dan9463: We are delighted your stay was excellent and your family enjoyed a day of activities and fun! As to the matter of "mats" in the Fitness center, we will definitely take a look at that! As you may have already heard by now, we are undergoing lots of changes and improvements to our beautiful resort as we aim... More 

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

This Hotel was perfect for my Wife & I as we searched for a Hotel/Resort type property where we could Relax in the Evening...after we spent the day at legoland with our 5 year old during the Day. This Hotel has it all. The Service was impeccable from the Valet, to the Front Desk to the Restaurant/Bar. My Wife and... More 

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mlconner, General Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Julio F: We are delighted your last minute getaway found you and your family staying with us at our beautiful resort! We are so happy that you found your stay impeccable! We'll be looking forward to your return (last minute or planned) again very soon! More 

Chino Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will definitely be staying here again. This property was very nice. We went in January when temperature was at about 60 degrees outside (cold in my opinion) and my kids played in the outdoor heated pool for hours - they were very comfortable in the heated pool even at 6pm!. The restaurant had very tasty food. The rooms were... More 

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mlconner, General Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear MarathonRunner2016: We are so glad everything worked out for your early morning Mall sprint! We hope you know, we will always run great distances for our guests!! We hope to see you again soon (and that it's a comfortable 70 degree temperature so you can enjoy even more splendor that our entire resort and area display)! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice resort! Everything about it worked for me - nice sized room, clean, well-maintained. The onsite restaurant had good food at reasonable prices for Carlsbad. The bartenders and other staff were friendly. Grounds were well-kept. Internet was free, easy to get on, and strong wireless signal even in my room. I was there 5 days and... More 

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mlconner, General Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Julie_S29: As you have found the value in our beautiful little resort by the sea... we certainly value you and your time writing us a review! We hope to see you again soon and will be sure to let the bartenders and rest of the teams know about your positive words! More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chances are if you're staying here, it's to be close to Legoland, which is great. And while we love to stay at the Legoland Hotel, sometimes I'm just unwilling to shell out the nearly $400 it takes to stay there. The Sheraton is a great option with its back-entrance to the park, which, if you get there when the park... More 

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mlconner, General Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear MavenNyc: Thank you for your review and feedback. Apparently the word HAS gotten out about our great rates and private Legoland entrance - which is a win-win for our guests! As to the resort fee, we understand that sometimes the $14.00 is inconvenient; however this small fee covers SO MUCH more that we encourage each guest to fully take... More 

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