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“Home away from home” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa
5500 Grand Pacific, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Carlsbad, California
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“Home away from home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

First, I’ll start by saying that I’m a local that stayed at this property for about 18 days while we had a bit of remodeling at our home. I was a little concerned that our family of four would be a little on edge staying so long at a hotel. Although we weren’t on vacation while at the Hilton Marbrisa, I’ll provide my review for the perspective of a traveler. This was our first time staying at a vacation club-type property and I’ll admit we prefer full service hotels over any type of condo/timeshare/vacation clubs. However, after staying at the Hilton Grand Vacation Club, I might be more open to this in the future for a vacation. We stayed in a one-bedroom, equipped with a full kitchen, spacious balcony, pullout couch (ample space for our two kids to sleep on), huge bathroom and master bath. It also had a dining room for 6 and good size living room. It was roomy (I think they quoted me as being over 800 square feet), nicely decorated, and clean. The bed was just as comfortable as our own, complete with down comforters and lots of pillows. Because we were preparing three full meals there each day, the kitchen was fully stocked with most items a family would need. At no time did I feel inconvenienced by what was or wasn’t in the room. Parking, at times, was a bit of a challenge as it doesn’t seem like they accommodate enough spaces for all of the rooms. But if you managed to get a spot out front, it was across a little catwalk to the room (which made it nice being that the cars were not parked right against your room). The positive: We had an ocean view with nice breezes & sunset views. This was in the 5300 building, top floor at the west end of the most interior building. The negative: Eye level and noise level with the rides (particularly two roller coasters) at Legoland. It seems like some of the things (like music) didn’t shut down at night. Test rides for the roller coasters started early morning. Be aware of this if you have a choice in room selection and don’t want the extra noise. Pool was great, gym was clean, and there were many scheduled kids activities. This location shares a property with the Sheraton, so this provides you easy access to their restaurants and lobby. Considering we had a family of four for over two weeks, assuming all of our usual responsibilities of being home and not on vacation (cooking, working, homework, heading to and from school/work), it was extremely comfortable and pleasant. It was unclear to me how often the unit was cleaned. They did come in daily to change towels, replenish amenities, and take garbage away, but I couldn't say for certain it was cleaned on the 4th day as supposed to. Sleeping away from home for that long can be trying, but we came to enjoy our home away from home. I’d completely recommend this property to any our friends or family heading out to Carlsbad.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Our family took a "stayvacation" close to home and had a super nice time. Our grandchildren loved "the claw" in the activity room and enjoyed the pool with the spray "mushroom". We had great service - housekeeping inquired if we needed anything without making a request. The rooms were wonderful - plenty of room for all three families. The only problem we had was 3 days was not enough.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Hi gaylenurse,

Thank you for reviewing Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa! We are so delighted to hear of your most recent trip with us and are thrilled your family, especially your grandchildren had such a blast! "The claw" and the spray mushroom are always a big hit, we're so glad everyone was having fun. We look forward to welcoming you back next time for a longer trip, see you then!
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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I had a awesome time there it was relaxing and lots of fun there was a lot of fun things to do and we went to a lot of places everyone there was nice and kind. The view of the ocean.the property was also very nice and cool but kinda cold it was good to because then I had time to go in the jagusy

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My family love coming to Marbrisa the staff is welcoming and we always have a great vacation. The activity center has great things for kids. William and Jorge are the best they really care if you are having a great time.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Hi Tamijane76,

Thank you for reviewing Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa. We're thrilled to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the activity center. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We visited in May of 2012. The flower fields were so beautiful and I doubt there are rooms at MarBrisa that do not have a view. April to May is probably the best time to go to see the flowers in full bloom, however, they do have different flowers blooming year-round. Legoland is right next door. This is one of the newly aquired HGVC properties and it is very nice.

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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Marbrisa. The accomodations were wonderful and the view of the ocean was great. The staff was very friendly and very nice. The noise from Legoland was non existant. i would reccomend this resort to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This hotel / resort is great. We stayed on the Legoland side and did not notice the noise as other reviewers talked about. Our unit was a two bedroom ground floor. It walked out to views of the ocean in the distance and a nice grass area. Very clean and well set up rooms and bathrooms! Mellissa at check in was great with info. The hotel is about 35 mins north of the SD Zoo and Sae World but the drive was not bad. The downtown Carlsbad area was 2 minuets from hotel with tons of places to eat and shop. The pool was great. The golf course The Crossings at Carlsbad was very nice and a short walk from out hotel room. They also have the Canyons restaraunt at the golf course that is very good (much better then the 20/20 at the Sheridan hotel which is also on the same property). overall I would go back and if you get the chance book it for a fun relaxing weekend!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 5500 Grand Pacific, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#18 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#19 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#24 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Number of rooms: 128
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