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“Far exceeded our expectations for an Econo lodge” 5 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3666 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA, US, 92008, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Far exceeded our expectations for an Econo lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Given the fact that it was an econolodge, we did not have high expectations. But we booked it as other Tripadvisor reviewers gave it a good rating. And they were right. The rooms were huge and very clean.

The property owners live on the property and they take care well. We were greeted nicely by the lady at the reception who probably was the property owner. She was nice enough to offer to pen the breakfast room for the night for us to get milk for the kids, as we were checking in at night after a day at Legoland.

Keep in mind that this property is right next to I-5, so is a little noisy. And the beds were not the greatest, found them to be a tad soft. But otherwise, the room was very clean. Had a large open area in front of the beds for the kids to play. The in-room microwave and refrigerator were in good shape.

Overall, this is a great place to stay at if visiting Legoland. We did take out food from a nearby Thai restaurant and that was good as well.

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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3paresh, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for your recent stay. We hope to see you on your next visit to Carlsbad.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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barry's bay on
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hotel is well run.
The owner was willing to help us and made it a positive experience.
It has a laundry room. breakfast is simple and fine.
To curb the traffic noise we ran the fan, that worked as highway is busy,

Room Tip: The mexican restaurant at the Carlsbad Inn a few minutes away was great.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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3paresh, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
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Sacramento, Ca.
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I booked this property because of its proximity to LEGOLAND. It is only one exit North and about a 10 minute drive to the park. We arrived a little early and they had rooms available and allowed us to check in. The room was very large and the rooms looked like that had been through some recent remodeling. Within a few minutes there was a knock on the door and a hotel employee was coming by with a brand new microwave. Next thing I know, the manager/owner showed up. She found that a breaker had been tripped, fixed it and wished us a pleasant stay. The next morning another manager/owner showed up at the breakfast buffet to clean up and make sure all the food, utensils and beverages were in order. Overall, I was very impressed with the care and concern the management/ownership had for there guests. The only draw back to this hotel is its proximity to the freeway. Great place to stay if your Carlsbad.

Room Tip: This hotel is very close to the freeway. I would request rooms on the east side of the property.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great newer renovated room for a really good price. Was a ten minute walk to Pizza Port which is why we stayed here. They even let me check out an hour later with no problems. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3paresh, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Thank youfor staying with usand taking the time to share your experiance with others. We are glad that you found our loction to be convenient to However i want to apologize for the coffiepot. It would br our pleasure to have you stay with us again in the future to shoe.........
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Cupertino, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We needed a place to stay close to Legoland, CA. We picked this based on the photos on their website and reasonable rates. Property was clean, staff was friendly. Rooms were OK.

The breakfast area was too small. The choices were very limited and the refills were not done promptly.

Overall ok, since our main goal was a location close to Legoland.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3paresh, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you for staying with us, and taking the time to share your experience with others. We are glad that you found our location to be convenient to legoland. However i want to apologize for the delay in refills in the breakfast iteams. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us again in the future to show you our strides taken to enhance your experience with us.
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Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The initial architecture of this facility suggests nothing fabulous, but the owners have exceeded every reasonable expectation to make it as nice as possible. The rooms are richly appointed for a hotel of this level: designer carpet, comfortable bedding, tan-painted walls with framed artwork, and even crown moulding. I would have appreciated a pillow top mattress, but it was still supportive. I was also pleased by the wall-mounted flat screen TV and generously-sized, in-room fridge. Even the outdoor walkways have been appointed with tile, while the seemingly outdated block exterior has been renewed with some type of resurfacing or coating.

The service of the employees I encountered was friendly and welcoming. Plus, the general upkeep of the hotel is rather meticulous. This carries over to the breakfast room, which is relatively small but nicely organized. Also, I appreciated the expanded continental breakfast, which included diy waffles, a choice of four cereals, hard-boiled eggs, toast, and an assortment of cold and hot drinks from two beverage machines (the tropical juice was delicious). However, I do wish they offered peanut butter as a condiment. Nevertheless, this marked a noticeable improvement over the neighboring Rodeway Inn's continental breakfast offering of only pastries and instant drink packets, where I once stayed with my family.

The only misgiving of this Econo Lodge is its location along the freeway. Highway noise is audible within the room (although I slept well since I wear earplugs when with the kids anyhow). Also, there are few choices to dine within walking distance. However, without even having to use the freeway, we drove five minutes north, where we found an Olive Garden and Souplantation.

Overall, this hotel is an excellent choice if you are looking for an affordable stay near Legoland.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3paresh, Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
The very positive feedback you gave following your recent stay is heartwarming.Thank you foe commending us on great service we have given you & for appreciating our rooms & for particular enjoying the location in total.
It is our goal to not only attend to the needs of our guests but also find ways to offer a comfortable place to stay in while giving them the best value for their money. Thank you for being such great inspiration to drive us to succeed. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for our trip to Legoland which was only a few minutes away. Good location, clean comfortable rooms, friendly staff & the free breakfast with the waffle maker wasn't bad either :) would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 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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Thank You for staying at "Econo Lodge". We are glad that you enjoyed our convenient location to Legoland, comfortable rooms, friendly staff & the free breakfast with the waffle maker. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Address: 3666 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA, US, 92008, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#14 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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