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“The Best Family Beach Vacation we ever had!!!!” 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 #6 of 35 Hotels in Carlsbad
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san diego
2 reviews
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“The Best Family Beach Vacation we ever had!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2009

We selected August for our vacation at CBINN as the ocean water is at its warmest and there's SUN every day with beautiful sunsets over the Pacific. So. Cal. does have May Gray and June Gloom.
Here we go: Check in is easy-right off Carlsbad Blvd. There's free on-site underground parking for guests. Accomodations are 1 or 2 bedrooms with daily towel exchange and mid week maid service. Activity Center is staffed from 8AM to 8PM with weights, stationary bikes, elipticals, walkers, ping pong, sauna and a nice locker and shower room. Free use of beach bikes and stollers. They also issue beach towels. There's a pool with kids jacuzzi and a separate adult jacuzzi. The activity staff has planned daily activities for the kids: beach bag, rock and shell painting, root beer floats, lawn games, water balloon toss, sack races, hula hoop contests, etc. The CBINN staff are all super.
Even the maintenance crew and maids greet you with a friendly "Hi, how you doin?"
CBINN is only 1 block from the Coaster (train) station where you can grab a train either north to Oceanside or south all the way to San Diego with numerous stops along the way. Then you have the the luxury of being located, not only on the beach, but almost downtown Carlsbad with so many things within walking distance like grocery stores, numeorus small shops and tons of places to snack and eat that range from very casual to semi formal. We ate at and recommend Nortes (Mexican) right on site, Cessy's accross the street, Senor Grubby's, Pizza Port, Submarina, Al's, Mr. Peabody's, Coldstone, Jamba Juice, Burger Buddies, Pollos Maria, Hennessey's, Overseas Chinese, G Spot, and more...all within walking distance. (or you can cook in your unit!!!???) We didn't use our car all week.
The library has a 50" HD TV and free use of 2 computers with Internet service. The library also hosts a Sunday Casino Night, a Wine Tasting Night and a Pizza Bingo Night.
A full concierge service for arranging trips and tours is available near the check in desk.
The beach is just across a narrow street and down a few stairs where CBINN has a beach cabana that supplies free beach umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards and toys for guests. There are other Timeshares in Southern California but none have all these amenities. We know, we've tried them. Have fun and visit CBINN. SaminSanDiego

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lake Tahoe, CA
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

We just returned from a wonderful visit to the Carlsbad area, and were thoroughly impressed with the Carlsbad Inn. As a family with small children, having a separate bedroom and some type of kitchen is a must. Our condo was spacious, clean and well decorated. We had an interior unit, so we enjoyed a great view of the ocean and lawn area. (I'm not sure how it would have been if we had an exterior unit). We spent every afternoon on the lawn sipping wine and watching the sun go down. One night we hosted a small gathering of family who lived nearby, and set up on the lawn area - it was perfect. The location of the Carlsbad Inn was the best - right on the beach and walking distance to great restaurants. Having booked our stay based on the Internet pictures, I didn't believe the resort would actually be this nice - it was even nicer than we imagined! All staff was super friendly and said "hello". They have sand toys, chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, jogger strollers, beach cruiser bikes you can borrow - it was great to not have to haul this stuff with us. We can't wait for our next visit! We had a couple great meals at Los Olas (sp?) and the Harbor Fish market (?) - both steps away.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Riverside CA
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

We stay at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort the week of 9/18/09 - It started out to be a horror story as they called us three days before our arrival date stating they had moved us to another sister resort, which was newer, but not what the "doctor ordered" I was in tears; however, Jeremy, gave us a free week for next year for our troubles and then Bonnie came through like our knight and shining armor - she was able to get us back to our original reservation. It was everthing we had dreamed about for the past year.....highly recommended for pure tranquility. The staff was very pleasant....beach just steps away with fun activiies througout the week. Can't wait to go back for our stay given to us for 2010. Thank you Jeremey

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

What a wonderful find nestled in the heart of downtown Carlsbad. The whole village is quaint and the Carlsbad Inn exemplifies the feel of the town. Hang at the pool and enjoy the view, walk along the beach or just kick around the town - this hotel offers it all. The rooms are wonderful for travelers with kids as there are options for a small kitchenette allowing hungry family members to enjoy non-stop snacks without breaking the budget. Definitely will go on the top places to stay list of this family.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

I own 3 weeks here, and trade my other two California weeks into the Carlsbad Inn, whenever I am able. The rooms are spacious, clean and generously equipped. The beach is gorgeous, anytime of year. And the staff?? Fantastic, Friendly, and Personable!!
Activities are many and varied, allowing for one's own personal level of involvement (or not). I have found the various activities to be a great way to meet others, especially when vacationing solo.
This is a resort you will want to return to often! (Just save a few weeks for me.)
Dr. Gloria

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 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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Vista, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

I've stayed at the Carlsbad Inn previously and wanted to stay again! The atmosphers is warm and friendly and the rooms are comfortable and inviting as well as meticulously clean. The grounds are beautifuly manicured and lush - and it doesn't hurt that you're next to the beach. Of all the great qualities of the Carlsbad Inn Beach Resport, I have to add that the staff made my stay all the more special. Their attention to detail and their friendly and helpful manner made me feel like I was a VIP. Can't wait to go back next year!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 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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vista,ca
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

It is a non-smoking venue. It's very busy in the summer with many families with children in residence. Other times of the year it is quieter. It has a throw back ambience which I enjoy. Staff is very willing to address any concerns one might have.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 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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Additional Information about Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

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 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 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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Also Known As:
Carlsbad Inn Beach Hotel Carlsbad
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