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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Needs some updating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Overall this was a nice hotel if you don't mind sharing the halls and dinning room with dogs. This was quite unsettling for me. The staff was nice and helpful; the beds were comfortable; the room was clean but could use some updating particularly in the bathroom around the toilet and the cabinets in the kitchenet.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 22, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We work very hard to meet the expectations that many have come to expect from the Hilton family of hotels. I'm glad we had the opportunity to be your hotel of choice when you traveled to the San Diego area, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!!!

Thank You,

Thompsom Mosher
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a terrific hotel. The rooms are spacious, I love the kitchen area and the ability to have refridgerated items for the stay. TV channel selections are great, and the workout room is larger than the typical hotel workout room. Breakfast items were good quality, and although I didn't eat the dinner fare, it also looked pretty good for complimentary food. The staff were also great, the front desk and the serving people in the food area - very helpful and pleasant. Two things some people might not care for - the little TVs on the treadmills and the cross trainer don't work, and the wall paper in the bathroom was peeling a little near the floor. That doesn't bother me but it can lead people to feel the rooms are outdated. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, January 22, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the spacious rooms during your stay. Our staff is excited to see you enjoyed your interaction with them. I'm glad we had the opportunity to be your hotel of choice when you traveled to our little hidden paradise, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!!!

Thank You,

Thompsom Mosher
General Manager
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Beaverton, OR
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Easy to find, very clean, typical excellent Homewood service, good well maintained breakfast area that may have been a touch better than some other Homewood locations, plenty of parking and an excellent complimentary wi-fi connection. Not very far from some nice beaches. Highly recommended

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Inwood, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We loved this place!! The rooms are awesome with the two queens and full kitchen. The pool area was very nice. The only knock I would have is that the pool is pretty small and the hot tube was to hot to sit in for much more than 5 minutes. Otherwise breakfast was great, the free meals on Monday-Thursday help save a lot of money for a family. Great place recommend it to anyone who staying in Carlsbad.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, January 22, 2013
So glad you enjoyed our evening meals. We look forward to taking care of you again when you return and thank you for recommending us to others in the future!!!

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Pasadena, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We stayed in July for a week to explore the surroundings: Legoland (a must, travelling with 2 children under the age of 3), strawberry pick-up, ocean, beaches. The suite was very comfortable, really loved to have our master bedroom with a door... Two TV, one in the bedroom, one in the living room equipped with a comfortable sofa bed. What I liked the most is the fully equipped kitchen with a nice size refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishawaher! Staff was great, really helpful and caring, they even let us borrow two high chairs for the whole week. Pool is a nice size. Dinner at the restaurant was a plus, we got also a free beer tasting night; breakfast really good, the room is really big with a large patio with a ping-pong table. If you want to spend a few days in this beautiful area, feeling like at home, but without having to do the chores... this is the right place to be,

Room Tip: We stayed in a room close to the pool but on the other side of the corridor. I would avoid room with...
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  • Stayed July 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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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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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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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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Additional Information about Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad-North San Diego County

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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#8 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 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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