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“Another Quality Stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Quinta Inn San Diego Carlsbad

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La Quinta Inn San Diego Carlsbad
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92011   |  
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Ranked #25 of 34 Hotels in Carlsbad
Satellite Beach, Fl
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18 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Another Quality Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We've been using LQ when possible on our drive across the country and, for the most part, have not been disappointed. This property did not disappoint. The parking was ample, and the reception area was clean and welcoming. The staff was professional and helpful. The room was clean and fresh, with plenty of rom for our luggage. The beds were comfortable with clean crisp sheets. We had an uneventful, comfortalbe stay which is all we were looking for in a one night stop-over.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great value. We backed out of Motel 6 nearby after reading the reviews there about damp/noisy room. For 20$ more, La Quinta has clean and quiet room, on the 3rd floor on the far end from the freeway. The free pet acceptance policy is a major boost to our decision. The meatless breakfast is plentiful and healthy. I even forgot my cell phone charger after checking out and just came back the next day with the no-hassle lost-and-found from the cleaning lady. The whole staff was efficient and friendly. One slight improvement is to eliminate the humming noise from the room refrigerator, which we just unplug for the night. We definitely will come back for another weekend get away, even though we live just down the street in Encinitas.

  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here because it was close to family and attractions. LQ allows pets too. My only complaint ( not much they could do for this) is kids running around in their rooms at night and early morning. Since this hotel was close to Legoland I'm guessing lots of families use this place. Was a great stay. Will stay again!

  • Stayed January 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The La Quinta Carlsbad is only about 1/2 mile from the Beach and is in a fantastic location for a "Beach" vacation. The rooms are clean and the bed I slept in was very comfortable. But the Hotel was built 30 or 40 years ago in a Motel world, so while the rooms are an adequate size, they are still smaller than many you will find in this country. In Europe, of course, these rooms would be huge.

This 3 story La Quinta does have elevators, but sometimes the stairs are faster. The rooms face to the outside with covered walkways, but in the rare few times of bad weather in Carlsbad, if it is windy, you may get wet walking to your room.

Breakfast at this location is just OK. They have a waffle maker which makes decent waffles and they have hot oatmeal (not instant), cold cereals, inexpensive and somewhat dry pastry with small dabs of something sugary that resembles fruit jam, various types of bread, hard boiled eggs, various juices, and milk.

One of the important things for me in any hotel is their internet service. I measured 1. 44 MegaBytes per second download and the same speed for uploads. If all you need is Email and web browsing, the speed is very satisfactory. Streaming videos may buffer a bit and you shouldn't expect to download any very large files.

My room was close to the front of the Hotel and we did not hear the traffic from Interstate 5, which passes directly behind the Hotel. Step outside on the walkway, and the noise was fairly loud. I'm not sure how the road noise is in the back, but I would suggest getting a room near the front, just to make sure.

All in all, the Hotel/Motel was a good, comfortable place to spend a night, and was a bargain for being so close to the beach. One room was a decent size for 2 people, but is much too small if you have children, as many people will have if they want to visit the close by LEGOLAND.

Probably the most important thing to consider, though, is that this La Quinta is clean. If you are looking for a clean room with comfortable beds, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lq6120gm, General Manager at La Quinta Inn San Diego Carlsbad, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to our hotel. We appreciate your business and support of the La Quinta brand, as it is our goal to always provide a high level of service and clean rooms to all our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Kyle Greco, General Manager 760-438-2828
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Additional Information about La Quinta Inn San Diego Carlsbad

Address: 760 Macadamia Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — La Quinta Inn San Diego Carlsbad 2.5*
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