We really enjoyed the hotel with it's pool and hot tub. The property is almost new and the rooms are very comfortable. The pool area has fire pits making it really comfortable to just hang out and visit with friends and family. The restaurant there was a little pricey, but there is free shuttle service to other restaurants in the area. I guess the only other issue is the parking situation. If you decide to self park be aware that the structure is behind the hotel and it's a little trek if you have bigger bags. It's worth going with the valet service! We can't wait to come back and visit both of the Hilton properties in Carlsbad.