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“Outstanding - First choice the next time we are in Carlsbad” 5 of 5 stars
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West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Chicago
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“Outstanding - First choice the next time we are in Carlsbad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

We stayed here for 4 nights starting with our three kids. It was our first time at this hotel and we loved it. We had the double King suite and the two huge beds with a pullout couch were perfect for our needs. The hotel is ultra clean and all details are immaculate. We even had two TV's with DVD players and a game option.

The breakfast was excellent and very fresh! Plenty of food choices including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles and/or french toast. You could sit in the food area, in the big lobby loibrary or out near the pool. Whatever your preference.

The entire hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Although we didn't eat there, locals talk about the West Steakhouse and West Bistro and the fantastic food served there.

Our kids loved the heated pool and spa.

The hotel was quiet and really as good as you can get. Don't waste time with LaCosta aor Aviara. For the money, location, service, amenities and food... this place can't be beat.

We can't wait to get back.

Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

We stayed here for 3 nights starting July 7th with 2 adults & 2 children. It was our first time at this hotel and we weren't disappointed. The room had two very comfortable King size beds with 4 pillows and a down comforter wrapped in clean, fresh white sheets. The decor was very modern. They have an area in the room that includes not only the huge mini-fridge and microwave, but a sink as well and storage for food items. Nice touch.

The bathroom was immaculate with plenty of soft white towels, a hairdryer, separate lighted make-up mirror and Aveda toiletries.

The breakfast was excellent! Plenty of food choices including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles and/or french toast. The breakfast/dining area was very clean and had big, long dark wood breakfast tables with long benches...perfect for families. They also had smaller tables on the other side for smaller groups. In the middle was a nice seating area with couches and chairs in front of a huge flat screen TV. A great atmosphere to have breakfast in each morning.

The entire hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They even had beach chairs and umbrella they loaned our group since we had forgotten ours.

The heated pool and spa area were clean and stocked with towels and water.

Yes, the hotel is near the freeway and a power plant, but don't let that deter you at all. I didn't hear any freeway noise inside the hotel. I did hear the train whistle a few times at night, but it was not all night long (which I was afraid of).

I would stay at this hotel again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

I don't travel very much and when I do it is usually at LaQuinta. My brother-in-law booked this at the last minute and made a great find. The room was great and so was the breakfast. The staff is outstanding and very helpful. It is about a block and a half from the beach. The only disappoinment is that this is the one and only West Inn and Suites.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

Our family enjoyed our stay at the West Inn & Suites Carlsbad. Our room was new and very clean. We liked the very soft towels and confortable bed. You can request to have a 2 king bedroom if you need that. The hotel provides turn-down service as well as milk and cookies in the evening. We wanted to walk to the beach, but forgot our beach chairs. What do you know, the front desk provided them for us to use (free of charge --Wow). The breakfast is complimentary and is good. We just went over the holiday weekend and it got very busy (a little hard to get the food with so many people). The staff working at the hotel were very friendly and made our stay wonderful. We also enjoyed the pool at this location. The food at thier outside restaurant was very good. If you like pizza, drive up the street to the wood stove pizza. We really enjoyed their salads and pizzas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

Tonight at dinner our family asked, "so at your hotel do you have a view of the freeway or the power plant?" Despite West Inn's proximity to the freeway and the power plant, this hotel is wonderful. Our family stays at a lot of five star hotel chains (four seasons, ritz, etac.) and we have been really pleased with our stay here. The rooms are modern, clean, and new with comfortable beds and thoughtful extras like DVD players,
Aveda amentities, and an abundance of soft towels. The hotel is owned by a retired couple and the attention to detail here is apparent. Beach towels and water are provided poolside, there is 24 hour coffee and tea, a milk and cookie hour, and free breakfast. The staff has been consistently helpful and very friendly. As it turns out the location is not so bad after all, the distance to the beach is walkable (about 4 city blocks) and the walk takes you straight to the strand in Carlsbad which is a lovely walk into the village of Carlsbad (a nice mile or so walk). p.s. we went to have a glass of wine at the Bistro last night and the menu and wine by glass list was great.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2009

When our family of five stays in a hotel, we typically have to choose between a large-suite hotel, such as Residence Inn, or book two separate standard hotel rooms in order to sleep everyone comfortably (space becomes more critical as the kids get into their teens). The double King suite at the West Inn fit our needs perfectly. The rate was much cheaper than the Residence Inn was charging, and was about the same price as would have paid for two rooms at the nearby Comfort Inn. The Double King room also has a pull out sofa bed for our 8 year old, and the extra King gives our teen and preteen just enough personal space to prevent the usual midnight fights jockying for covers and mattress real estate.

In addition, the rooms and hotel were well laid out, spacious, and very well decorated. The beds were also very comfortable with nice linens and down comforters (similar to a Westin). The room included a small kitchenette with a medium sized mini fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker that makes pretty good coffee.

Other reviews have done an excellent job of describing the hotel's other amenities so I won't repeat them all here. However, I don't agree with the reviewer that complained about the breakfast. We all thought the breakfast was fine, with many items to choose from, which included awesomely fresh strawberries. The staff was freindly, cheerful and helpful at every instance as well.

We would definitely return to this hotel

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

Chose this hotel as a base for a San Diego Vacation. We loved having two King-sized beds. The staff was extremely courteous, and we were able to do Legoland, San Juan Capistrano, San Diego Wild Animal Park with minimal effort. Pool wasn't really big, but it was clean and very nice. We would stay here again, and recommend it for families without hesitation!

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Additional Information about West Inn & Suites Carlsbad

Address: 4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Best Value Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Next to the pristine beaches of Carlsbad, minutes from attractions such as LEGOLAND, the Museum of Making Music, Lagoons and Outlet Shopping, our boutique style hotel offers 86 rooms including 36 suites. All rooms include one or two king sized beds, free wireless HSIA, 37" flatscreen tv's, refrigerator stocked with two complimentary welcome waters upon arrival, microwave, hairdryer, iron / ironing board, and complimentary full breakfast. For relaxation enjoy our water wall around a sparkling pool/whirlpool. Adults take part in our Seasonal Pour while our smaller guests enjoy cookies and milk at bedtime. Let our shuttle service (within 5 miles of the hotel)take your mind off gathering directions while our Concierge team plan your next move. The property features two dining on-site dining options Bistro West (Contemporary Farm to Table faire) and West Steak and Seafood (Fine Dining). ... more   less 
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