This resort is about 3.8 miles from downtown Carlsbad, but is more private and serene, than those in town. The grounds are small but there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. You can take the city bus to town if you need to get something. My room was not very big but Gary was very helpful and upgraded me to a larger room. The small room does not have any drawers for clothes and the closet is very very small and fitting luggage in that room would be a challenge. It is across a busy highway to the beach, this resort has a separate section for children and families. They serve a inexpensive breakfast a few days a week, but they do not have a restaurant nearby.