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“Family Friendly” 5 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
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“Family Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

Traveling with our two small Grandsons on a trip to Leggoland, this was a great retreat after a long, funfilled day. The amenities were great! We had our own bedroom for after the little ones were asleep, a very large kitchen to cook dinner in if you didn't want to go to one of the great resturants near by, washer and dryer, heated pool and a great breakfast that you could enjoy outside overlooking the ocean. The staff was extremly friendly and ready to answer any questions you had. Staying here made you feel like you were at a Bed & Breakfast.

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  • Stayed June 2011, 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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

We spent two nights here (this week) and enjoyed it very much. We had an "over sized" room that was clean, and safe with a fireplace and kitchenette. Directly across from the beach, offering a perfect sunset view from the patio balcony. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellton, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

The hotel is perfectly located within walking distance of bars, restaurants, running / biking paths and of course, the beach! The rooms are clean, quite and the customer service is outstanding!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bonney Lake, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

We stayed at this hotel because we were looking for a clean hotel near the beach and near Legoland for our spring break trip. During the time that we were shopping around for rooms, there was a segment on the Today Show about how hotels doctor their pictures and make false claims about their properties such as being footsteps from the beach or close to attractions (such as Legoland). We had almost booked a different hotel that had its own entrance into Legoland and was right on the beach but luckily we looked on Google Earth and found that it was about a mile from the beach and their separate entrance into Legoland was a dusty trail into the back corner of the park. That establishment was asking twice the price. After booking this room, I was still a skeptic and still expected the place to be a dump. I was so wrong. The property really is footsteps from a really nice beach. It's very clean and the staff was very courteous. It was about a ten minute drive to Legoland. We had a kitchenette in our room and it was huge. We had at least six feet of counter space for making snacks plus a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. You can tell that the building is older but has had nice updates. Our kids really loved the pool which was open until 10 pm every night. We found ourselves rushing back from the theme parks we visited so we could spend more time on the beach and at the pool. They also have a very nice rooftop deck which is perfect for watching the sunset. The continental breakfast was pretty good. They do not have one of those horrible noisy waffle makers that most continental breakfasts have but I saw that as a plus. They did have fresh fruit, various pastries, a great selection of cereals, hard boiled eggs, juice and coffee. We really enjoyed our stay and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We are thinking about either a summer trip or next spring break. Next time we will cut back on the theme parks and just enjoy Carlsbad. We stayed on the north end of the building in room 45. We didn't really have a beach view unless we stepped outside our door but the south side of the building had balconies that probably had a much better view. Do not hesitate to book a room here.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Gold Canyon, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

We have been going to Carlsbad every year for the last 19 years to run in the Carlsbad 5000. We normally stay at a different place but the past few times we did not care for the place we stayed at. We run by Beach View Lodge all the time and we thought why not try it out. We really enjoyed our stay here . The staff were all very helpful and friendly. I am getting ready to book our reservations to stay here next year when we come up for the run. We already told our other friends to stay here also. Thank you, we will see you again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Excellent location - directly across the street from the beach with gorgeous view of the sunset, and a short walk to many restaurants and shops.
Very nice continental breakfast including fresh fruit.
Extremely accomodating staff!
Nice pool and hot tub.
Clean, well-kept and safe.
Excellent value.

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

If you want to travel to Carlsbad Village and stay at a comfortable and affordable hotel staying at this hotel will not be a mistake. From a great rate across from the beach and within easy walking distance to/from any where within Carlsbad Village to knowlegable front desk people like Matt Adame you will come to the Beach View Lodge as we have done time and time again and have a relaxing stay with no drama. Best to book a room toward the back for a quieter experience and on the northside so you get have a fireplace instead of a balcony found on the southside. Room 72 is a 1 bedroom and located on the 3rd floor and has a oceanview. Sleeps 4 and the upcharge is worth every penny. Most rooms have a kitchenette with mini refer and microwave but you need to supply your own dinnerware/silverware. We went to the Thrift store near the Albertsons and outfitted with all we needeed for less than $10.00. We left it behind for others to use or for them to add to their growing inventory. Ask first before you buy. Easy access to the beach was a bonus and we will stay here again. Steve/Diane Valentines Day Weekend 2011

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge

Address: 3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#11 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#11 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2014, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge is conveniently located at Carlsbad State Beach in the quaint seaside village of Carlsbad, only 5 minutes from Legoland, world class shopping at The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and steps from miles of sandy beaches. A family owned and operated inn, Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge guests receive superior service, an exceptional location and unbeatable amenities for a friendly price. The guest experience is all-inclusive, with room rates that also offer complimentary breakfast, WiFi, newspapers, in-room coffee, safes, pillow top mattresses with high thread count bedding, complimentary local calls and free parking available on a first-come, fist-served basis. Many rooms offer fireplaces or kitchenettes. Suites are available with separate living rooms and kitchens. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach View Hotel Carlsbad
Best Western Carlsbad
Carlsbad Best Western

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