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“Breakfast???” 4 of 5 stars
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Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5835 Owens Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #15 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
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“Breakfast???”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed overnight and instead of a continental breakfast, we were entitled to two free breakfast sandwiches at their cafe to go. We tried ordering 3 different sandwiches and they were completely out! The breakfast was a joke. Plus it took over 15 minutes of waiting to order then for the guy to try and figure out his frozen sandwich inventory. It was also overpriced and we were going to have to pay for two meals for our kids because you only get two complimentary breakfasts. I miss the continental breakfast! We ended up going to Carls Jr by the freeway instead, better value although less convenient.

The hotel overall is nice, new looking! Close to Legoland!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stayed at this Courtyard for one night after business in San Diego. The hotel is a few miles off I-5 and in a business park area so you will need directions or a GPS to find it. Check in was quick. The lobby looks newly decorated, the rooms are fine and what I expected from previous stays at Marriott Courtyards. The made to order breakfast at the hotel was very nice and the staff attentive and wanting to please. This Courtyard feels more geared toward the business traveler, not the tourist - a good place for a one night stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I stayed at the Marriott Courtyard for 3 days for leisure. During my stay on the first night, we found 2 empty vodka bottles and a few dead spiders. After complaining to the manager on duty, he was very apologetic and asked if I needed anything of him at the current moment besides seeing to it that my room was cleaned thoroughly; and I told him no, just as long as I did not find any more empty vodka bottles or spiders. Besides the room not being cleaned well, there were only 2 ice machines working within the whole hotel (one being on my floor…thank God). However, the beds, and pillows were nice and comfy so I did get a good night’s sleep. On the upside, the pool was open late for late swimmers to enjoy, as well as free Wi-Fi. On my last staying at the hotel, I woke up with two more spiders in the restroom…at this point not only was I disgusted but also angered at the fact I could have been sleeping with spiders. I went down and spoke to the Guest Services Manager and she too was extremely apologetic and made sure I did not leave there unhappy. After speaking to her, I left I was reassured that the room would not be occupied until it was looked at. Giving there are no more spiders in the room, I may return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Spoke to a friend who also stayed here 3 months before and he had the same problem.
Both the 1st and 2nd floor Ice Machines were not working thru the 3 days we were there.
They knew about it and didn't tell us . So after searching and wasting time we finally received ice from the nice cafe/bar area at the front of the Hotel.
Located close to LegoLand and very modern hotel , just wish they would maintain it , in a better condition.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hotel had been remodeled and has a very nice lobby. We found the room to be nicely decorated but very small. We had alot of noise coming from the room next to us. We found the front desk to be not very costumer service friendly. The location is nice and quiet. It is an ok place for a nights stay but we would not want to stay here for more than a night.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

It is at a quiet street in an industry park. Nice room and comfortable, clean and good size room. I had a good stay there. But I did not really feel it was more different than other Courtyard hotel. Good hotel in general.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Great hotel for relaxing. Very quiet. Kind of hard to find because it's located in an industrial park. Very nice surroundings with lots of trees. Located off a quiet street and not on a hotel row. Nice rooms with comfortable beds, spacious, and very clean, Lobby area was comfortable, clean, contains a small snack shop, and a small bar area.

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  • Stayed August 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 Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad

Address: 5835 Owens Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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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 Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad hotel is located just 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Carlsbad beach, blocks from LEGOLAND® California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets, near the Carlsbad and Vista business parks 15 minutes from Camp Pendleton and close to the McClellan-Palomar Airport. When travel takes you to Carlsbad for a California hotel room, the Marriott offers all the comforts and quality you have come to expect from a Courtyard by Marriott hotel. This hotel near LEGOLAND® California offers guests easy access to the sprawling park and nearby outlet malls and more. Business travelers attending meetings and conferences in the Carlsbad area enjoy a large work desk with an ergonomic chair, high speed Internet access and relaxing atmosphere to unwind at the end of the day. Nearby area Carlsbad businesses include McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD), United States Marine Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Cal State San Marcos, Callaway Golf, Invitrogen, Western Flight and many more Carlsbad and Vista Business Park companies. Both leisure and business travelers will appreciate the warm welcome by our friendly north San Diego hotel staff as you join us in Carlsbad, California at our Marriott hotel.Attractions Near Our Carlsbad CA Marriott hotel Include:• Carlsbad Beaches• Carlsbad Premium Outlets• Carlsbad Village• Del Mar Race Track• Del Mar Fairgrounds• Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch• LEGOLAND® California Theme Park• LEGOLAND® California Waterpark• Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park• Museum of Making Music• Safari Park Other points of interest to our north San Diego Carlsbad area hotel include all the attractions of San Diego such as Sea World California, the San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego, Old Town and much more. Other nearby points of interest include the Sealife Aquarium, Gemological Institute of America, San Clemente and much more. The courteous friendly staff of the Courtyard by Marriott® Carlsbad Hotel guarantees your stay with us will exceed your expectations! Amenities of the Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad Hotel include: • Ample & Complimentary Parking• Business Center with Media Pods• New Redesigned Courtyard Lobby• GoBoard Technology Center®• Boarding Pass Station• Carlsbad Area Meeting Rooms (1,200 square feet)• High Speed Internet Access (Complimentary)• Indoor Fitness Center• Outdoor Heated Pool & Deck Area• Luxury Marriott Bedding and Pillows• The Bistro featuring Starbucks Coffee (open breakfast and dinner)• Whirlpool Suites Available• The Market 24-Hour Café ... more   less 
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