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“Want to see the yuckiest pull out couch ever?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ramada Carlsbad

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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 35 Hotels in Carlsbad
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“Want to see the yuckiest pull out couch ever?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We didn't really enjoy our stay here. I listed all the stuff I didn't like:

1. We were facing the noisy I5 traffic.
2. If you buy this through Priceline they offer you a single bed package. You have to pay extra for two beds. We needed two beds b/c there were 4 of us. I've never had to pay extra for a bed before, but I guess the hotel reserves the right to offer whatever baseline room they have. Which this hotel does!
3. Bathroom door got affected by one too many earthquakes so it wouldn't close w/o you having to lift it into place.
4. You could see the street light streaming through the door so obviously there was no sealing off noise or the light from the street.
5. The room had a musty smell.
6. Kitchen area was looking a bit outdated.
7. Our room was so out of the way, there was no wifi access.
8. They had the dirtiest, oldest pull out couch I have ever seen in a hotel room.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The computer that the desk boast will work , doesn't at all. But what the hay, it's free right? The room that I'm in doesn't have temperature control, and the water is tepid. Not so great for a shower. The beds are old and soft. (a bit like me) To top it off there was a creep hanging around the lobby last night and this morning. This is not one of your 5 stars, that's for sure. The front desk person is amazing and more than helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gmcomfortSanDiego, General Manager at Ramada Carlsbad, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
I am sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. I am glad to hear that the staff went above and beyond. We are in the process of remodeling the hotel and we have recently replaced all carpeting, added flat screen TV's, ordered all new sofa beds and just replaced the computers in the business center. I hope that you will give us a second chance in the future. All the best, Cris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Ramada was a great place for a great value.. Loved the small kitchen and the pull out sofa. We just stayed 1 night and would definately stay again.The Hotel was super clean, the breakfast was very nice. Didn't get to enjoy the pool or hot tub, but it looked very nice.. Hotel staff were nice and very helpful and very sweet on the phone. Talked as if we knew each other.. Makes you feel warm and welcome. We stayed on the 3rd floor..Not a problem for us, but could be for others who require an elevator. There was only 1 elevator on the other side of the building.

  • Stayed October 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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gmcomfortSanDiego, General Manager at Ramada Carlsbad, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you very much for such a nice review. We really appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the future. We offer larger than normal rooms and many of our rooms can accomodate large families. Book directly with us in the future and get the best specials and more rooms options. A link to our website is on this page. All the best, Cris
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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 35 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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