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“As owners at MarBrisa, we love looking out of our living room window and seeing the Dragon ride and hearing the Legoland sounds ” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   5500 Grand Pacific, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #23 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
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“As owners at MarBrisa, we love looking out of our living room window and seeing the Dragon ride and hearing the Legoland sounds ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Elegant two-bedroom timeshare resort condo with a complete kitchen make for a grand home away from home. And with Costco only about one mile down the little hill, Legoland a short walk to the back entrance, and two beautiful new huge free-form pools with three jacuzzis, the vacation couldn't be more perfect.

The MarBrisa plus is that it also is in the Hilton family with mobility to other resort
timeshares or even into hotels.

We have great family memories at this resort. The staff is
very friendly and responsive to requests and eager to please.

Don't forget the cool ocean weather either. We keep our windows open when we are in the condo and it is always perfect!

  • Stayed August 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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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Hi Quilter sew,
Thank you for reviewing your experience at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa. We're glad you enjoyed your two-bedroom condo, along with the many accommodations we provide our guests. We're so happy that many of your family's memories take place at our property. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon to create many more!
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Folsom, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Guests smoking everywhere, rooms reserved was not room received. Placed in front of the rollercoaster at Lego Land. Could not have the doors or windows open due to smoke and noise of roller coaster and neighbors smoking pot constantly.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa. We're sorry to learn that the room you reserved prior to check-in was not the room assigned to you. We'd also like to apologize for any smoke coming from our other guests. We understand your concerns and will certainly share this with our team to come up with solutions on how to avoid these inconveniences in the future. Should you wish to share any additional information regarding your stay, please email us at gpmreservations@gpresorts.com. Thank you.
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Riverside County
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I should preface this review by stating that I am an owner at this property for 4 years. It a timeshare property so don't expect some of the normal hotel services like maid service everyday. But they will bring you fresh towels and take out the trash by leaving a door tag. All of the units are condo units. Most except the studio units have a full kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, etc. It has grown rapidly since it opened and it may be showing some growing pains. Service is not quite as personal as it used to be. The manager used to be on site a little more in the past. Some of the equipment like the barbecues are in disrepair due to age as the rush seems to be to build out the other parts of the resort.The newer parts of the property are spectacular. It has two huge pools and two smaller kiddie pools. But only one spa which is a draw back. So expect kids to annoy the adults there. The older part has a large pool and spa. Food service is available in the pool area in the newer section 12noon to 6 most days and times of the year except during the winter months. The downside is there is construction noise M-F in the newer part. In part of the resort, Lego Land sits behind it. Unless you open your window or sliding glass door, you will not hear the noise. Most days the noise ends at 5 when the past closes but it does stay open to 9 in the Summer. The roller coasters tend to be the noise makers but fortunately they stop about 45 minutes before the park closes. This is a great property for families as four people (two adults and two kids) will be comfortable in a one bedroom unit. The rooms are well appointed and show no signs of wear despite the resort being open for several years. All units have balconies or patios. If you are going to Lego Land or visiting the San Diego area, I can highly recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Hi Lance2002,
We greatly appreciate your feedback on Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa. It's always nice to hear from our owners, as they know our resort best. We appreciate your recommendations and know that your review will give our future guests an idea of what's to come when visiting our resort. We are currently undergoing some renovations, however, we hope to welcome you back, as well as, many of our other guests once it is completed. Again, we thank you for your review and hope to see you soon!
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Phoenix, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a great family hotel with Legoland only a five minute walk, the huge pool area with games, and the beach only a couple minutes away in the car. We look forward to our stay here every July. The grounds are very nice and the there are a lot to in the area.

  • Stayed July 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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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hi Jason D,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful time joining in on the activities. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!
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chehalis, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Was not happy with the bait and switch. we were told that we to have a hotel instead we were put at a condo. Condo was nice, but no bar, lobby or restaurant. The pool was beautiful but with all the pounding and noise from construction, not a pleasant afternoon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hi Dave F,
Thank you for reviewing your experience at our property. We're sorry to learn of your disappointment regarding your stay and we're sorry for any inconvenience the noise from our renovation may have caused you. We hope that we will have the opportunity to better serve you and in the future.
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Shingletown, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

These are VERY comfortable and well appointed modern condo style apartments. Virtually everything from faucets to flooring have been upgraded to give you a very satisfying experience. But it is what it is! Maybe grumpy old people don't like the sound of children laughing at Legoland? Now they can request the new wing at the massive pool center and the park has relatively short hours in my experience anyway...no firework show at closing! lol. New wings are being built so there is bound to be some noise in the short term but it was very well managed during every stay I've been there.
The family focused amenities are greatly appreciated...Free DVD use, Ping Pong table etc. I love the sunny balcony as the sun sets and we use the clean stainless BBQ some nights.
Lots of nearby restaurants. In town, don't miss Fresca's Italian restaurant! I had two of the best meals in my life there!
The staff at Marbrisa is fantastic!
I'm a Hilton Owner and I am really happy to have this property in my portfolio!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hi The-NorCal_Michael,
We're thrilled to learn of how much you enjoyed your stay at our property. We're glad you were comfortable in your unit and enjoyed the accommodations. We hope you had fun exploring the surrounding area as well. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again in the future!
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Los Angeles
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I've been to this property a number of times and really loved it--was actually thinking about buying in. Am an owner with another property. But this time, they put us on the bottom floor near legoland. (We had requested a quieter villa but it is summertime and they are booked full.) No sleeping in. Kids above wake up early and run all over. A number of things didn't work: coffee pot, fan in the bathroom, etc. They fixed everything but I feel like a pain calling all the time. Staff is wonderful. Still like the place but experience really varies based on where you end up lodging. If you're traveling with kids, it won't matter since they'll all be up early anyway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, August 8, 2013
Hi ElisaLosAngeles,
Thank you for reviewing your stay at our property. We appreciate your honesty regarding your recent visit and are sorry to hear you didn't enjoyed your unit. We'd like to apologize for the coffee pot and fan in the bathroom not working. Our maintenance team is looking into these instances. We hope that we will have the opportunity to better serve you and your family in the future.
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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
#19 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#24 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 128
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