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Ramada Carlsbad
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   751 Macadamia Drive, Poinsettia exit off I-5, Carlsbad, CA 92011   |  
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Ranked #32 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
Solana Beach, California
1 review
“Family Stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The room was too small to accommodate five people. We were given this room because we had a small dog. It was fine since we were only staying one night but any longer, it would not have been satisfactory.

The bathroom appeared to be used. When we entered the room, the TV and the AC unit were on full blast. The service at the lobby was good and the staff answered our questions and concerns. The location was good since it was close to where we needed to go.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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LAIE
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Rooms were nothing close to the pictures. They were smaller than expected. I think the beds were full size and not queens. Staff was friendly. They tried to accommodate our room request but was simply unable. Staff was short handed when needed additional items such as towels and extra pillows. Extra linens were in shortage.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Mayer, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

From start to finish, this motel was exactly what we were looking for on our recent San Diego area vacation. We planned a week long vacation to this area to celebrate our daughter's 7th birthday. We wanted accommodations close to LegoLand that would sleep six people as we brought along my parents. We were happy to find a suite with two beds and a pull-out couch for an extremely reasonable price at this hotel. Upon our arrival, there were three people at the front desk available to help. We asked for an upgrade from our one room full beds suite to a three room queen beds suite. The lady who was helping us (whose name I unfortunately never got) wasn't sure how to do it, but Jose stepped right over and did it for us and gave it to us for $10 per night less than their normal upgrade rate. Also, the lady who continued to help us made sure we were on the side of the hotel as far away from the freeway as possible. She also gave us tips about things to see and do in the area which we were able to use and her ideas were wonderful. She told us how to get to Oceanside Harbor and we were able to see some seals playing there - a great experience for our kids! We were very pleased with our room (although somewhat surprised that the full size kitchen in the suite doesn't come stocked with pots and pans and dishes.) But as far as size, it was perfect for our group. We had plenty of room to spread out, plenty of room for all of us to sleep and lots of privacy when we needed it. Our room was clean and was well taken care of every day by the cleaning staff. They even arranged our children's stuffed animals on the bed. Very cute. Also, one day we left some of our own dishes unwashed in the sink and came back to find they had been washed for us. Very nice. Unfortunately, we had to cut our trip a day short due to a family member's illness back home. The staff were very accommodating even then. With just a slight hiccup at checkout (due mostly to the fact that we had booked through a third party vendor) we were able to check out a day early with no extra fees or charges from the hotel or vendor through which we had booked. The breakfast here consists of make-your-own waffles, a wide variety of cereals, yogurt, fruit, fruit juices, cofffee, tea and all kinds of pastries and baked goods. The pool must not be heated because we went down one morning and found it a bit cool. But this place is just a block from a fantastic, family friendly beach, very close to LegoLand and only about 30 miles from San Diego. Perfect for the trip we were hoping for. Our stay couldn't have been nicer. My one and ONLY complaint is that their cereal was labeled misleadingly. What they had labeled as Kellog's brand raisin bran was obviously an off brand, so they probably stock all of their cereals with off brand. I just didn't care for the fact that they labeled it as name brand when it obviously was not. Other than that this is a great place with kind and caring staff. It was perfect for our trip.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Not a three star hotel. Need bigger rooms better furniture. Nicer carpet. Better bedding. Bigger more up to date bathroom-- not satisfied

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

My husband and I will not be staying at this hotel again. Found a dead bug in bed, shower and sink was leaking the entire time. Room was dirty, found a hair clip from previous guest plus found hair in shower.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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SUNNYVALE
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

The hotel was located very close to Legoland. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The breakfast was very nice. Lots of options, and well stocked.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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NELLIS AFB
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Elevator not woking properly, jerking and dirty.

Room was not cleaned one day and one day they forgot the wash cloths.

Overall everything needs cleaning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Ramada Carlsbad

Address: 751 Macadamia Drive, Poinsettia exit off I-5, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ramada Carlsbad 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Ramada Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
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