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“Affordable, Luxury Hotel in Carlsbad.” 5 of 5 stars
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West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
4970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Dyer, Indiana
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“Affordable, Luxury Hotel in Carlsbad.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2010

The West Inn provided us with a wonderful place to stay and relax while we visited the Carlsbad, CA area for the Marathon. The rooms had very comfortable king size beds, with up-to-date bathrooms and room furniture. The service was very friendly and helpful. The pool was heated and the whirlpool spa was an excellent amenity to use after the marathon race. The hotel has a luxury atmosphere yet the nightly rate did not bankrupt us. The on-site restaurants had good food though the Steakhouse was a little nicer and had quicker service. A definite thumbs up on this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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 January 23, 2010

We stayed in a King Suite for our two visit to San Diego, and we couldn't have been happier. The room was spotless and fresh. Loved the simple but special touches like Aveda products and orchids. An ideal location if you are sightseeing in San Diego and going to Legoland in Carlsbad. Right off the highway (but not at all noisy) and 5 to 10 minutes away from Legoland.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

There is not one thing I can say that is a negative about this hotel. From the courtesy and warmth of the hotel staff, to the serene room decor, to the wonderful morning breakfast, this hotel is top notch.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled solo
    • 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 December 28, 2009

From the minute we drove up, we were in aww. It was gorgeous! The lobby was beautiful, front desk receptionist were friendly and professional, The pool was great, quiet, warm, the hot tub very relaxing, I enjoyed being able to do laundry after the pool. The library was perfect to relax, and let the kids play games. Coffee was available downstairs in the lounge or in our room. The gas station and market at a walks distance was awesome.

The room WOW, the room was PERFECT! Huge comfy king beds...2 of them! The bathrooom, tile, towels...plenty of towels, for all of the family. It was very quiet, yet there were families there with kids just like us, and it was so quiet and relaxing. You get complimentary DVD rentals, two t.v. We had a very nice view of the pool area. It was amazing!

Breakfast...was like no other hotel, and also included with our stay you have a choice of...let's begin...scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, french toast, fresh fruits, muffins, bagels, plain toast, oatmeal, cereal, milk, apple juice, orange juice, coffee, cranberry juice...All you can eat!!! It was delicious!!! The kids thought they were in heaven the whole weekend. and the cookies and milk at night, it was the best softest chocolate chip cookies with the best ice cold milk I have ever had. (I don't even like chocolate chip cookies)

We went on to legoland, the shuttle service was the speed of lightning!!!

WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE AND WILL COME BACK FOR EVER AND EVER!!! NO COMPLAINTS!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 October 11, 2009

The West Inn is the defintely a 5-star top of the line hotel. The hotel and grounds are immaculate.. I am quite fussy about where I stay and I did not find one thing wrong with this hotel. The room was beautiful and had everything you could possibly need. The bathroom was a good size and had a huge tiled shower, granite counters and pretty white linens with Aveda bath products. They have complimentary beer and wine for an hour on Monday thru Thursday and milk and cookies at bedtime. A full hot/cold breakfast each morning. We had just stayed at the Beverly HIlton for 3 nights and its hard to believe that the West Inn put the Hilton to shame. The rooms at the Hilton were just ok and the baths extremely small. If you are passing through Carlsbad, it would be a big mistake not to stop in for a stay at the West Inn. I wish I could have stayed longer.
There are 2 5-star restaurants on the property which were packed each night. The West Steak house and the West Bistro. These are definitely filled up by the locals. Our meal at the Bistro was excellent. My only regret is that this is the only West Inn out there...I wish they were all over because that is the only place that I would stay!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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 October 10, 2009

We have stay here twice, on our trips to Legoland. This time we also visited Seaworld. The rooms are big! The kids sleep in the front room on a fold out bed with TV. The King bed is in the back. There is no door to this room though. The hotel is very clean with very nice linens.

The kids love the nightly cookies and milk, and free breakfast is great. There is free shuttle service to Legoland too, so you avoid the parking charge. I used my AAA card for a discount both at the hotel and Legoland and saved quite a bit!

The only downside is that it is too far to walk to the downtown restaurants, where parking can be difficult. But its doable. My kids love the pool and big hot tub. Even though its right off the highway, we love this place.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 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 October 9, 2009

We stayed at the West Inn and sweets on our min-honeymoon. It was a beautify hotel. The staff was so friendly and went out of their way to answer all of our questions about what to do in the area. The room was very large and had a front room area separate from the bed room. Every thing was very clean fresh looking. We had no complainants and would go back again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
#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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