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“Nice family hotel near Legoland” 5 of 5 stars
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011   |  
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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“Nice family hotel near Legoland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This hotel is only a few minutes from Legoland, so most of guests staying here are families with young children, including our family. The hotel looks new, smells great and is very clean. The staff was helpful and friendly.

The room was a standard Homewood one bedroom suite with separate kitchen/living and one bedroom. There is a free hot breakfast buffet complete with three waffle makers (two of them make mini waffles, which were a hit with kiddos) with blueberry and regular waffle mix to chose from. There are also eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, bagels, cereal, oatmeal, fruit, juice, and milk. A nice surprise was the free dinner and drinks each night as well. We had meatballs with mashed potatoes and gravy one night and hamburgers from the grill another night. This is a busy hotel, so get to the meals early if you want lots of options and a table for the family. My husband enjoyed the free wine and beer. The pool is on the smaller side, but it is heated and there is a nice hot tub as well. There are laundry facilities on site which are $1.50 to wash and same to dry, but the detergent and softer are free from the front desk.

Overall, the hotel was very nice and I would recommend it and stay there again.

  • Stayed December 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We, along with our kids and grandkids, spent a week in this hotel as we explored the area sites. Located near Legoland, San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, Birch Aquarium and not-too-far away San Diego itself. Each morning, the hotel offered a vast selection of food, enough to fill each of us with our favorite items, from bagels to waffles to fresh fruit. The hotel staff offered helpful hints and some discount tickets for our travels. Monday - Thursday, a complementary dinner was available. Nothing great but after spending big bucks on the local sites, a welcome relief.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fine. Neighboring noise is minimal.
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  • Stayed December 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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Kimberly F, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to respond and provide positive feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great experience. Hopefully you will decide to take a trip back out to Carlsbad and visit us again!
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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The Homewood Suites in Carlsbad is near the small Palomar Airport and not too far from Legoland. I've stayed here twice on business for my former employer.

I've always found the check-in experience to be quite pleasant with friendly, accomodating staff to greet me. There is a generous sized lobby and breakfast area with the morning breakfast well-stocked with bagels and pastries and a few other items. There's also a pool, business center, and workout room.

The hotel rooms themselves are nicely appointed. I stayed in the King suite with a separate living room area with a sofa and upholstered chair and coffee table. There is also a kitchen with a full-sized fridge, not the mini-fridge you usually get in suite hotels. There was complimentary wi-fi and flat-screen TVs in both the living room and bedroom. The housekeeping was immaculate during my stay.

I typically stay at the nearby Residence Inn, which is also nice, when I am in town, but I think the Homewood Suites might actually be a bit better. There is also a Hampton Inn right next door to Homewood if you're a fan of that chain.

Overall, I would say that this is a very good property for business travelers or families in town to visit Legoland. I have no reservations--pun intended--in recommending it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kimberly F, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your response and positive feedback! We greatly appreciate your business and and are grateful you decide to stay with us when traveling to Carlsbad!
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Irvine, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

hotel was nice, but after they charged my credit card 4 times, 4 different amounts, a week later, not including the $110 they charged me for 3 days after our stay, even though I PREPAID it a week in advance on HOTELS.com.
this is ridiculous, insulting and bordering on illegal. shame they would try to cheat their customers, hoping to slip in charges on people they figure will not notice since they have out of state IDs. would never take the chance again with them, wasted alot of time and too much effort disputing 4 different wrongful charges.......

Room Tip: do not get room on loud street side
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Kimberly F, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Thank You for staying with us and posting your feedback on TripAdvisor. We sincerely apologize for this matter, it is never our intetntion to bill a guest more than necessary, this would be a mistake on our end and we always want to make sure our guests are 100% satisfied. Thank you for being our guest and enjoy the holiday season!
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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

This Hotel has a welcoming staff. Very, very clean rooms, quiet. Only complaint being hotel smells of fragrance, ok but too pronounced and not subtle enough. Would stay here again if in this area. The Hotel is not near enough to a variety of Restaurants to walk to, which is my only complaint, since the shuttle stops service at the early, early hour of 7:20.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kimberly F, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to respond and providing feedback regarding your stay here at the hotel! After reading your response, we have talked with our housekeeping department about the strong fragrance and revisited the proper way to air out the rooms without over-doing it. As for the restaurants, we would be more than willing to provide you with a list of restaurants who are willing to deliver if you are interested in a more variety of food and can't travel away from the hotel. Thank you again for your response and we hope you decide to stay with us again in the future!
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Barstow, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is the 8th time I have stayed at this property. On this business trip I brought people from Quantico VA and Albany GA to assist me at the Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton. They all loved the property and cant wait to return. The (M-TH) meals are great with a wide variety of selections through out the week. Ian, the sales manager, is guaranteed to make you feel at home. Ian also hosts the Thursday evening beer tasting! What a great event! The evening reception also serves draft beer and wine during dinner. What an awesome experience. I will return !!

Room Tip: I like to stay on the third floor to eliminate any possible noise coming from the floor above me.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Kimberly F, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Thank You for your review and your continued business is much appreciated. We love our Camp Pendleton guests, thank you for bringing them in. Ian is very appreciative of you mentioning his name as well. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you.
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Tucson,AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Just got home from a wonderful 5 day 4 night stay at this place. There is nothing really negative to say about this place as I and my kids loved it! We got there about 3 hours early and not a problem they checked us in. Our room was on the first floor in one of the further wings but not terrible walk to the main areas.

Room is nice and spacious, we stayed in the 2 queen suite, kitchen had everything you could need. Dish soap, paper towels, everything really. My daughter loved the microwave popcorn in the room. The bathrooms were clean and the towels were nice and soft unlike some of the rough types you can run across from chain to chain. Bed for me was perfect. Tons of pillows just the way I like. Lots of closet space as well as drawer space. More then enough for a family of four as was our case.

The front staff was super great! They were great with our kids and always friendly. The breakfast that was included with the stay was pretty good as well. Lots of selection as far as cereals, muffins, waffles, etc. The Welcome Home reception meals were awesome!! Just wish we would have been there for more. You don't find many places that give you free breakfast let alone dinner that INCLUDES wine and/or beer. I didn't partake of the beer part but my husband did and was pretty happy.

Complaints or concerns: The few things are so minor it should take away from all the positive this place has to offer. The area of the vanity, the overhead cam light made me feel like I was a french fry under a lamp. UGH! Way super hot to have to stand there and dry your hair or anything that takes longer then a minute. The only other negative was the reception on the tv's was kinda cruddy, but it coulda been the cords because when you wiggled them the connection seemed to improve.

Ping-pong table was fun. Swimming pool and hot tub were also welcome treats for tired parents and a nice wind down for kids before bed. Free shuttle to and from Legoland was nice, just wish I woulda known the day before and saved 15 bucks parking! Oh well.

All in all this was a most wonderful stay that left me happy and more importantly my kids saying they want to stay at this place again next Christmas for our annual trip.

Thanks again Homewood Suites for making this a special trip!!

~Denise

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kimberly F, General Manager at Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Denise,
Thank You so much for your response. I'm very happy to hear you and your children enjoyed your visit here. All of our rooms are suites and they are very spacious compared to a tradition hotel room.
We hope to see you again closer to the holidays!
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Address: 2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#14 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new 145 all-suite extended stay Hilton hotel in Carlsbad, California where life and work are balanced with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you want. Homewood Suites Carlsbad is centrally located near the extensive Carlsbad business parks and the city's landmark attractions, including LEGOLAND, McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD), Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Carlsbad Flower Fields and amazing beaches. With easy access to the freeway, the Homewood Suites Carlsbad hotel is just a few miles from other famous San Diego destinations such as the Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld, Del Mar Racetrack and fabulous golf courses. The hotel is only 45 minutes from Orange County, making it an ideal home base for a Southern California vacation. ... more   less 
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