The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort is immaculate. Rarely have I seen a property so well maintained. Even the grills which are available for barbecues are spotless! (That's REALLY hard to do!) So perfectly groomed, the grounds and lawn look like someone runs around with scissors cutting them into shape.
The location is also outstanding. Smack in the center of quaint Carlsbad Village, the resort lies within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, and everything else you might need. The beach is just a block away. If you wanted to, you really could go without a car for a few days.
On the downside, the facilities themselves are a little lacking. The gym is small. The communal room which holds the hotel's computers isn't large and it doesn't offer complimentary coffee. The pool isn't spectacular or very big.
Overall, however, the Carlsbad Inn Resort is wonderful. The staff is friendly and professional. The rooms are decorated tastefully and have comfy beds. The condo kitchens contain quality plates, cutlery, cookware, etc so it is easy to cook your own meals if you want to. The resort feels very comfortable and laid-back; a place where one can unwind. It's not luxurious, but that's okay. If that's what you're looking for, there are many, many beach resorts that will pamper you in style for a price.
The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort knows what it is and does what it does immaculately.