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Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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“Excellent Property!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the timeshare portion on the Oak side during Christmas week, 2012. These units were remodeled last year except for the bathrooms which are scheduled for 2013. We have been staying at this location for four years and love it. It is difficult to trade into Southern California beachfront property so we purchased a week in 2011. We have not been disappointed.

There are currently foreclosures available for purchase for very attractive rates. We purchased a one bedroom for Week 51 in 2011 for $7,000.

The people at the resort are very friendly. We also like the evening activities especially karaoke by a staff member, Terry.

The town is beautiful and peaceful with ample restaurants. In the timeshare, we can also cook in the room. There is a great local theater company in town with superb performances at a reasonable cost. The sunsets over the Pacific are breathtaking. Wish I had not purchased my first timeshare in Mexico since S. Cal. is our most favorite. Carlsbad Inn is wonderful!

Room Tip: The timeshare rooms facing the courtyard are most preferable.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi ThomasZook,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We are so thrilled you had an amazing time and enjoyed exploring the town of Carlsbad. There's always so much to do. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed in the condos at Carlsbad Inn. The room was a one bedroom apt size with a full kitchen. The property had easy access to the beach, but also had a pool on site that was popular with the kids. There was also a hot tub for adults only. It was an easy walk into downtown Carlsbad where there were lots of shops and restaurants. We walked into town (2-3 blocks) during the day and at night. There were bike paths nearby and bikes available at the resort. Hot coffee was available in the room or in the library off the lobby every morning.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed pretty good. Sound does carry in the area near all the front doors.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi Janice V,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We’re thrilled to learn that you greatly enjoyed your suite and hope you had a fun riding bikes around Carlsbad. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have been visiting the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort for the past 8 years. We love the resort - located right on the Pacific Beach and in the middle of the lovely village of Carlsbad, Ca.
The staff, many of whom have been there 15+ years, go out of their way to make guests feel
confortable and welcome. The general manager, Randy, takes a personal interest in guest
satisfaction and it follows down through all staff. There is hot coffee each morning, several
newspapers and a friendly hello from everyone. Staff offers many activities, but we just choose
to relax by the pool or beach and read, relax and enjoy the wonderful southern California weather.

Room Tip: You might want a rom with an ocean view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi biffie322,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We're so thrilled that we could welcome you back year after year, and continue to make sure you and your family are having an amazing time. We greatly appreciate all of your kind words and will be sure to pass them along to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back for another 8 years!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This resort is part hotel, part Time-Share Condo rentals. The nice part is that you have the ability to rent a time share condo for what you would typically pay for a hotel, most of the year. We found the condo in great shape. I wasn't expecting a time-share to be kept up in this good of condition so we were very pleased. The best part is that next door is a slightly overpriced but good Mexican restaurant. Also wonderful is the beach is steps out of the property, with shops and other restaurants a 3 minute walk into downtown Carlsbad. We will definitely stay again in the future.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi Jambasco,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. It’s so great to hear of your most recent experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed here for 4 days on our California trip & were not disappointed. It is within walking distance of all that Carlsbad has to offer (great relaxing large village feel) & is just accross a small road from the beach. Staff were very helpful in advising restaurants & where to go in San Diego.........A must to visit & very easy to get to from here. We would have loved to stay longer & would recommend it to anyone wanting a few relaxing days, especially if you are touring

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi jeanieEssex,
We’re delighted to hear of your most recent visit to Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort and hope you had an amazing time exploring the surrounding area of Carlsbad! San Diego is always a great place to visit when staying with us. We hope to have you back again in the future!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed in the Elm condos Dec 24-30. I traded my gold crown timeshare for this gold crown timeshare via RCI. I have a gold crown timeshare and expected the same type of elegance. I did not get gold crown quality.

I was assigned to Elm condo 206. As shown in the pictures, the bathroom was poorly maintained. I was shocked at the level of nastiness, so I asked the front desk to change my room. They assured me that all the condos were the same quality and let me look at units on the 1st and 3rd floor. They were correct! All the bathrooms were disgusting!

I was really upset and checked the rci.com website, which touted "newly renovated condos." Rci.com had 28 pictures of a beautiful resort but none of the pictures were of the bathroom. So rci.com lied by omission, the bathrooms were not part of the renovation.

If you want a nice bathroom don't stay in the Elm Condos. Based on the pictures that I saw of the hotel, the bathrooms in the hotel were renovated.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the Elm condos.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi chicagofran2,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We greatly appreciate your feedback and are deeply sorry to hear of your disappointment regarding your stay.
You are correct that our condo bathrooms were not part of the recent renovation, but will be included in a 2nd round of renovation later this year.
We will certainly pass along your feedback to our respective teams, especially housekeeping, and hope that we will have an opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My parents are RCI platinum members, but did not get an upgrade due to availability during the Christmas holidays...this is a very nice place to stay and a great location no doubt. A few quirks: parking limited to one car per unit (I drove on my own to meet family), and as stated, only got a 1 bedroom when our status could've got us a 2, the elevator was inoperative for the first two days of my stay. This place had a swarm of activities on site, but then we were here to see the city no less during our Christmas vacation. If you want to stay in, the TV has most of the good channels, especially the sports ones that I always want to watch.

However, this place has awesome wi-fi coverage (unlike other hotels), though i did a Speedtest and it is nowhere near what I get with my Charter at home, but it will do fine for your computer/smartphone.They do have lounge computers that actually will print without charge, though the computers in the lobby are just "stations", so they are damn restrictive of course, but good enough to print your boarding pass or a voucher/coupon to the outlet/tourist attraction, etc.

For the most part, this place has LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, by the beach no less (too bad it wasn't summer, would've ran to the beach for sure). If you can book this place, timeshare or not, can't go wrong at all.

Room Tip: Hope you are able to get a good room with a view of the lawn with the pool and garden.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Hi got-rice,
Thank you for reviewing our property on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to learn of your most recent stay, and are so glad you had a wonderful time this holiday. Our resort is in a prime location of Carlsbad and allows our guests to venture off site should they wish to explore what our surrounding area has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you and the rest of your family back in the future!
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Address: 3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Park your car... You won't need it! Steps to the beach, in the Village of Carlsbad with shops, restaurants, wine bistros and bars. All of life's comforts are conveniently included in each guest room with our signature Sleep Therapy beds, iHome, flat screen TV, DVD player, small refrigerator, Keurig coffee brewer, plantation shutters and luxury linens. Our resort offers heated pool, ocean view courtyard with fire pits, adult hot tub, fitness center with sauna and an activities center with beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys, bikes (for guests over 16 with ID) and many other amenities to make the most of your stay. ... more   less 
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