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“Lovely S.CA beach trip” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #5 of 35 Hotels in Carlsbad
Redlands, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely S.CA beach trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband and I returned to Ocean Palms this June after an absence of many years. We used to take our children there in the 80-90s but got out of the routine. The hotel has been upgraded and has delightfully decorated rooms and grounds. It's quieter too with modern windows installed. We parked our car and then walked everywhere in the charming Carlsbad Village area. The owner gave us a tour of remodeled units, some of which we had stayed in previously and boy, what a difference. Staff were friendly and helpful. Quick walk to the beach and near lots of restaurants, shops and a new electric/pedal bike shop too.

  • Stayed June 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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  • 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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Tempe, Arizona, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Came in to town not really knowing where my friend and I were going to stay and happened to find Ocean Palms because it was right across the street from the beach. It was way better than we expected and it is a true gem nicely hidden and quiet. We just wanted a basic room and was immediately upgraded for free becaue they had the room to accommodate it. Wow! I loved the kitchen area and bathroom was very nice, but the best was the door to the room that could be left half open to let the amazing scent and breezes of the ocean in. This is by far the best place I have stayed in Carlsbad or North County. I dont want to go anywhere else.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very Nice! Had a street side room with the ocean across the street and down the steps, it was great! The office staff keeps the freshly baked cookies well stocked, many other nice treats and coffee available. The guys at the desk were awesome! Wonderful room, wish it was home! Don't hesitate to stay here, shopping, food, entertainment and transit within easy walking distance. Hope to go back.

Room Tip: For close to the water, ask for the room on the corner, near the steps to the beach. Great 2 bdrm!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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mesa
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

A quick trip to get away from the heat of Arizona to the beautiful and quiet Ocean Palms. We have been coming here for over 50 years and it's always a delight to see Barry, Bo, Tina and the gang, who seem like family and always treat you as such. Can't wait to come back!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The proximity to the beach is awesome. We stayed in an older room in the hotel but it was clean and had everything that we needed. The new and remodeled rooms look beautiful. The outdoor areas of the hotel make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise - flowers, plants everywhere. They have fire pits, grills, beach towels, everything needed to have a wonderful time. This hotel is close to restuarants, shops, and did I mention the beach. Literally across the street and down the stairs. The staff there is wonderful also - very helpful.

Room Tip: The standard suite has a queen bed and a hide a bed. Would not recommend the hide a bed for adults...
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  • Stayed May 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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Carlsbad, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I am a local resident in Carlsbad, and frequently recommend this place to family and friends. Recently, we booked a room at the Ocean Palms for some friends of ours that use to live in Carlsbad in the 1960s. It was going to be a nostalgic trip back for them, and they wanted to see the ocean and walk to town. Ocean Palms made this possible. The location is excellent, you don't need a car for anything. The resort provides you with any extras you may need; beach towels, boogie boards, etc. The rooms are clean and recently upgraded. They even have an onsite shop/market. Todd and Barry Sr. at the front desk treated us great, they are just fabulous. They let us come in a little early so we could set up some things in the room for our friends....wine, cheese, etc. What a great time!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We have been going to Carlsbad, CA for the past 24 years. Fifteen years ago we discovered Ocean Palms Beach Resort and have been staying there ever since. We absolutely love it! It is our "summer home" on the beach for at least one week every summer. There have been a couple of summers that we have been able to stay for two weeks which has been heaven! With full kitchens, a cute little laundromat on premises, outdoor grills, swimming pool, jacuzzi, putting green and fitness center, it has all bases covered! You can check out towels for the beach or pool if you happen to forget yours. The guest service staff from reception to maintenance is professional, friendly, and very accommodating. There is a great fire-pit area to unwind after a day at the beach--which is just steps away! The property grounds are luxurious and immaculately tended with beautiful tropical flowers and palms throughout along with patio tables, chairs and umbrellas for dining outside, reading or surfing on your laptop. The wifi available allows you to use all of your technical gadgets if you are so inclined. Once we arrive, we park the car and do not use it the remainder of our stay. OPBR is located in the heart of "The Village of Carlsbad" which has a variety of shopping and dining choices just steps away. We look forward to our summer get-a-way all year long and can't wait to get back there!

Room Tip: During the past 15 years we have stayed in just about every type of room that OPBR has available and...
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Additional Information about Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Address: 2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#17 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For generations, families visiting San Diego's North County for fun and relaxation on America's greatest beaches have enjoyed staying at the Ocean Palms. Our casual Carlsbad resort is ideally located along the coast in Carlsbad Village, home to one of Southern California's best collections of shops and restaurants. The Ocean Palms offers a wide choice of Carlsbad accommodations. From comfortable budget rooms to luxury suites, 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, some with ocean views, every room offers a fully equipped kitchen. We have the unique ability to provide you with the exact sleeping arrangements you need. Whether it's adjoining rooms or a suite, we can get you the space you need at a rate you'll love. Enjoy a continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, fresh-baked cookies, Danishes, and fresh-brewed coffee. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the lush landscaping. We're pet friendly, there's free WiFi, a heated pool and Jacuzzi. We love families who can't get enough of the beach, so we provide free beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and even free surfboards. The beach is right across the street, and the charming Village of Carlsbad is just a block away. Visiting Legoland? We're only a 10 minute drive. We're also just three blocks from the Coaster railroad station, so you can ride the train and take in all the attractions in San Diego, from a Padres Game at Petco Park to a tour of the historic aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. Here in North County San Diego, explore wineries and microbreweries. Welcome to your beachside home away from home. Come to the Ocean Palms, where cool Pacific breezes sweep across the enchanting Village of Carlsbad. There is no better place for families to capture the magic of Southern California. ... more   less 
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