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“Pearl of a find!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92011   |  
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“Pearl of a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had the opportunity to stay at this lovely venue this past week- the view was awesome, the weather great and ambiance of pacific coast highway 101 is breathtaking!! my husband ran on the beach the one day I had to work. the staff provided awesome choices to see the sunset each night!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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UltimateServiceGuru, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel has some great spots to take in the sunsets and we are happy you are were able to enjoy them. We look forward to having you back with us again soon.

Sincerely,
Regie Brown
General Manager
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Everyone at this hotel is quite helpful and friendly. The lobby and breakfast area are large and nice, as is the pool area. The hotel is very clean, the rooms are spotless and it has a great ocean view, if you get a room on the ocean side. You can rent beach chairs ($5 per chair for the day), but even though the hotel is right across the road from the ocean, it sits on a cliff and is not so close you can do a short easy walk to the beach. You will need to drive or walk approx. a 1/2 mile to a spot you can get on to the actual beach. The hotel seems to be older, but has been kept up and updated, and there are microwaves and refrigs in the rooms, along with sleep number beds. The hotel is a distance south of Carlsbad and there is really nothing around you can walk to, so you do need to plan to drive about 3 to 4 miles into town. The only odd thing ... at checkout you will find a parking lot fee of $12 per night, which should really be part of the room rate, as you have no other parking option.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We enjoyed our stay! Arrived at the hotel after a full day at Legoland around 9pm. Check-in process exceeded my expectations - simple, fast and friendly. Room was perfect - safe, clean and comfortable. Front desk staff extremely friendly at both check-in and check-out. Hotel is convenient with nearby restaurants, stores and gas.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I went for business, but had extra time to enjoy the beach. The hotel had beach chairs and towels for rent, which was convenient. The font desk staff and shuttle drivers were courteous and made great recommendations for dining and shopping. The hotel is minutes to Legoland and steps to the beach. The food was good and the rooms were just fine. I only wish that they had automatic front doors. It would make coming in and out much easier when your hads are full of luggage, beach stuff, and souvenirs. Overall, it's a great place to stay. I'd stay there again without question.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Toluca Lake CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were very pleased with the hotel accommodations, staff, cleanliness and location. I would advise anyone visiting the Carlsbad area to pick Hilton Garden Inn as their hotel of choice. Thank you Hilton for your hospitality!!

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The beach is literally 30 yards maybe out the front door, so great for that. Was only here 1 night on business but room had cigarette smoke stench in it that didn't go away with air freshener, open window OR AC. Could've swapped for another room but was getting late so just toughed it out. Hotel gave me a free full breakfast to compensate, so that was good.

The electrical plug ins on the nightstand were dead. Even though there was a table tent on my bed about dialability of sleep comfort on dials at head of bed on each side, I never could find them.

I'd stay here again if the price was right.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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UltimateServiceGuru, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our hotel. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay but are happy to hear that our staff addressed your concerns when you reported them. Because travel is very important, we try hard to make sure all our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. Thank you again and we hope you will consider staying with us in the future.

Sincerley,
Regie Brown
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed in February and got what I would deem to be a very discounted room at the last minute. The rooms were typical of a mid-range hotel (nothing spectacular), but more than suited our needs (2 adults, 2 small children). The pool was nice. Breakfast was great. The staff was more than accommodating and provided cribs for our kids. An easy walk across the highway and you're on a beautiful beach.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

Address: 6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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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 ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#13 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located across the street from Carlsbad State Beach. Featuring ocean views, full service restaurant & bar, complimentary shuttle service, spacious guestrooms, heated pool and spa, fitness center, business center, and much more! All guestrooms are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, complimentary HSIA, two dual-line phones, and Television with PPV. Rooms feature new GSS Beds, 32' HDTV and Herman Miller chairs. ... more   less 
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