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“Immaculate; not luxurious but Wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
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Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Immaculate; not luxurious but Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, April 12, 2013
Hi Christopher D,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We're happy to hear how much you admire our beautifully cut grounds and Carlsbad Village. There's so many great restaurants and shops to visit. We’re glad you had a wonderful time and hope to welcome you back again soon!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Airdrie, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Carlsbad Inn is a wonderful vacation destination --- just wish we had booked a second week!
The building is beautifully kept, staff very friendly and courteous and helpful. Grounds are immaculate as is the pool and hot tub areas.
Walking distance to the ocean -- even a back pack carry style lawn chair and towel available for a beach trip.
We had a third floor room with a great ocean view from the balcony. Kitchen small but very adequate for our needs.
Book and enjoy --we did!!

Room Tip: The higher and closer to the ocean if you want an ocean view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, April 12, 2013
Hi panbk4g,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We're thrilled you and your guests had a wonderful time and enjoyed your ocean view room. We hope your next visit is a bit longer. Come back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My family has stayed at this resort a few times. They've remodeled the hotel section and it looks great. The beach is right down the stairs and what a way to start and/or end the day with a walk along the beach. The staff is always courteous, professional and helpful. I recommended it to my family and they loved it. There are some cute stores nearby and the mexican restaurant a walk away and very delicious.

Room Tip: They have a room in the hotel that has a jacuzzi tub and it faces out to the ocean.
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  • Stayed February 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, April 12, 2013
Hi TikiTorchSanDiego,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We love our new remodel and we're glad you like it too! We hope you had fun sinking your toes in some sand and visiting some of the nearby shops. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you back again soon!
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is a lovely hotel right in the heart of Carlsbad Village. The property is immaculate- grounds are beautiful with a lovely grassy courtyard facing the ocean (down two flights of stairs). Our room was spacious, with a nice kitchenette. The bathroom was small, but adequate. The shower/tub enclosure even had a retractable clothes line for drying swimsuits.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The weekly list of activities offered something for everyone: karaoke, wine tasting, chair massage, and more.

We will definitely be back to stay again- we have a family wedding coming up in the fall.

Room Tip: Most hotel rooms do not have an ocean view. Many on the back of the building overlook a passage way...
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  • Stayed February 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, April 12, 2013
Hi Travelknits,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We're happy to hear you had a great time during your stay and hope you got a chance to participate in some of the activities you mentioned. We look forward to hosting you for the future event you have coming up in the fall, see you then!
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

I was impressed with the look and feel of this beach resort. Has a small feel despite its relatively large size. Staff was friendly and helpful. Steps to beach, shopping and dining. Great spot for family stays, has game room for kids. I grew up in san diego and only recently discovered this resort because of a party my friend held there. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, April 12, 2013
Hi docheffe,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We're so thrilled you had a great time stay with us and hope you were able to catch out some of the nearby shops and dining. The beach is always a great perk too! We hope to welcome you back the next time you're visiting San Diego!
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170 reviews 170 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Check in was quick and easy at the front desk, rooms were excellent with a great view. Staff was very friendly and helpful. did not visit the pool or hot tub but there was people n them all the time. Parking was under the building and a little tight for larger cars ad SUVs No pressure to buy a unit or take a tour.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, April 12, 2013
Hi toys4dad,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort on TripAdvisor. We're so happy to hear checking in was a breeze and hope you had a wonderful stay. Come back to visit us again soon!
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Our favorite place next to home! I hate to be a repeat but what can I say, the staff, the room, the service, the view, the accommodations, everything AWESOME! Thanks to all that make it great at the The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort! See you next year!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, April 12, 2013
Hi Dawna C.,
Thank you for reviewing Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We love that you had an awesome stay and enjoyed the resort's accommodations. We are looking forward to having you back for your anniversary next year.
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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
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Business 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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