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“Perfect place to relax, family friendly” 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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$40 off room rate
Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Perfect place to relax, family friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend 2013 and we love it! The resort was BEAUTIFUL and the staff was extremely helpful. The 2 bedroom condo had everything we needed for the 5 days we stayed there, including a full kitchen. The garden was in full bloom and our one year old loved all the flowers. It was our first time in the town of Carlsbad and we enjoyed every part of it. Everything is walking distance although we had a car (free parking underground!) The town itself is very nice and clean, with beautiful views of the ocean. The resort rents out all sorts of items for FREE, including jogging strollers. I would recommend this resort to families or to anyone wanting to get away and relax by the ocean. We will definitely come back to this resort. FIVE STARS :)

  • Stayed May 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, July 11, 2013
Hi TravelingMamaGuide,
We're so glad you and your family chose Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort to spend your Memorial Day Weekend. It's great that you all enjoyed our resort and had such an amazing time. We hope you had a great time exploring Carlsbad while you were here, there's much to see. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!

Randal C. Chapin
General Manager
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We visited the Carlsbad Inn about a year ago with our small children. The Inn is very nice and very clean! That says a lot coming from me, an over-the-top clean freak :) The grounds are so nice. My children loved the pool and courtyard gardens. The Inn is geared towards the older crowd, but nobody raised an eyebrow at my "littles" running around being little. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay in this stunning Inn.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, July 1, 2013
Hi RobinBR,
Thank you for reviewing your experience with us at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. It's been awhile since you visited us last and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back sometime soon. There's plenty of activities for the youngsters in your family to enjoy!

Randal C. Chapin
General Manager
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Round Rock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Let me start by saying that I was lead to believe this was a hotel that had some oceanfront rooms by reservation agents. I knew we were across the street from the beach but the room we received was a room with "a way off in the distance ocean view". You will not hear any crashing waves on your balcony in the main hotel. Do not book the bedroom suite which is a two room suite over the noisy pool which was very disappointing. I imagine some of the rooms that are located over the central courtyard closer to the beach would be enjoyable but they may only be time share. The property itself is old but well maintained. They have daily activities to enjoy during stay. The property has a feel of resorts of the past which try to cater to the family vacation. The courtyard is beautiful with lawn chairs on the lawn and fire pits to enjoy with others in the evening. The beach is in walking distance and is an excellent stretch of beach. The property is centrally located which makes it very easy to walk and enjoy this very nice beach town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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, June 20, 2013
Hi flatwins,
Thank you for sharing your review of your recent stay with us at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort. We're sorry to hear of the disappointment you had with your room and its view. We hope the noise from the pool did not inconvenience much of your stay. We ask that should you ever run into this concern again, to please reach out to our front desk, as they will do their best to make sure you and your guests are accommodated and comfortable. We hope you enjoyed the activities and had a chance to participate in a few. We look forward to having the opportunity to better serve you again in the future!

Randal C. Chapin
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was my fourth visit. In the past the place was managed most likely independently, now the big corporate suits have settled in, and taken away the charm. They walk around somberly, and its just not the same. Most of the place is time shares, which is fine, and 2 floors of rooms for regular guest in the main building, figured out the third floor is time shares to be, if not already. The regular staff is fine, friendly and helpful. The repair personal is efficient and courteous, our first night, the toilet acted up, the plunger man appeared. This happened repeatedly and did not cease, they even attempted to repair the toilet. We had to keep a plunger in the bathroom. The front desk was apologetic,offering perhaps the previous guest threw soap in it, I suspect an army load of army men or barbie heads are down there. Besides this major inconvenience, the maid staff is superior, the grounds are maintained beautifully, and the parking is free. (for now). The beach is there, and a pool, and two hot tubs, one for 18 and over only. Lots of activities for all ages, and numerous restaurants in walking distance. Great place for morning coffee directly across the street, Cafe Elysa, forget Daily News, overpriced, and not nearly as good. The beds are very comfortable, the showers are weak.
Usually go in the fall, less kids running in the halls, this time we went in early June, expect kids running rampant in the summer. Where are the parents?

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, June 20, 2013
Hi melanie94588,
We understand you experienced some disappointments throughout your stay and are sorry to hear of your concerns with the toilet in your room. We apologize for the inconvenience this caused you. However, we're glad you enjoyed the grounds, pool and hot tubs, and activities. We hope we can welcome you back for a better stay in the future.

Randal C. Chapin
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Coronado, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This hotel is First Class all the way and your home away from home! The location is perfect with so many really good restaurants within walking distance. Many FUN activities for the kids and the adults. The Activities Center has something for everyone to enjoy and the staff especially Kelly could not be more helpful, kind and enthusiastic! The workout room is clean and equipped with the latest equipment and the bikes to ride along the beach are an added adventure! Come here as a couple and enjoy the sunset in the adult only jacuzzi or bring the kids along and swim or jacuzzi in the sparkling pool! What peaceful retreat this was for all!! Thank you for welcoming us to your beautiful well maintained property!

  • Stayed April 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, June 20, 2013
Hi Debbi M,
We're thrilled you enjoyed a "first class" experience during your most recent stay. It's great to know you found the activities fun and that our staff was help. We're glad you had a peaceful stay and look forward to a future return!

Randal C. Chapin
General Manager
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San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My adult kids and my grandson and I stayed in a one bedroom condo that had a patio that faced the ocean and it was overwhelmingly peaceful. The room was extremely clean and had all the amentities you could ask for. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to help you. I highly recommend this place for vacation.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, June 20, 2013
Hi Tonya R,
We're so glad you and your family had a wonderful stay with us. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you all back again in the future!

Randal C. Chapin
General Manager
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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

It's hard to say exactly why we didn't like this place since it has a lot going for it. But we just really didn't like it at all.

The first thing to know is that it is largely a timeshare property, and seems to attract a certain crowd. Like the guy carrying around a big plastic bag of Bud Light cans who, upon hearing we were from the Bay Area, said "Aren't they a bunch of left-wingers up there?" Or the security guard who told us we had to remove our bathing suits drying on the railing, presumably because they were unsightly. The place is just a bit too manicured for my taste.

I'm new to Southern California beaches, but every inch of Carlsbad beach space had condos backing it, and some seemed to enjoy blaring their tunes clear down to the shore. The pool is fine but quite small. The staff is very young and only somewhat helpful (it definitely seems like just a job); the concierge less so.

We had a condo, which was roomy and well appointed, but, being on the ground floor, quite dark. A diverse clientele, from seniors to multigenerational families.

The town is sort of cute in a very nondescript way and it's nice that it's walkable, but both the inn and the town were not our cup of tea.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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GMonthebeach, General Manager at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Hi BayAreaTraveler68,
We're sorry to learn of the disappointment you experienced when visiting our resort and the Carlsbad area. We want all of our guests to enjoy their time spent with us and we're sorry to hear that you didn't have the best time. We hope you can check out some more of Carlsbad to change your mind. We promise it's a great place!

Randal C. Chpain
General Manager
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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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