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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008   |  
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Ranked #15 of 34 hotels in Carlsbad
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“Wonderful place and great staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were there for 3 days and it was perfect. Traveled to Coronado and the surrounding areas. The staff were keen, and ready to serve in any way possible. The pool area has amazing views and a great feel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Amanda D, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi Andy B,
We're so glad you enjoyed your three day stay and had a wonderful time traveling to Coronado. This entire county definitely has much to offer! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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  • Location
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Traveling with children can be stressfulm but the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort made the transition well. The resort was bursting with activities for children and with a 5 minute walk to Legoland the location was ideal for our stay. The room was spacious, clean amenities, and had a balcony view of the ocean. The staff was friendly and receptive. Thanks for the great weekend getaway!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Amanda D, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi EMA375,
It's wonderful to hear how easy and relaxing your stay with your family was recently. We hope you had a great time discovering Legoland and checking out Carlsbad. We hope to welcome you all back again soon!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Tastefully decorated suite, roomy with full kitchen, game room, adult and children's pools, lovely grounds, convenient parking garage, helpful and courteous staff. Drive to the beach within minutes, great breakfast buffet at Karl Strauss within walking distance. A cut above, will stay again.

  • Stayed September 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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Amanda D, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi Theresalv7,
Thank you for reviewing Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, room and our grounds. We hope to see you back again soon!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This is the first time we have spent a vacation in the Palisades after buying into the timeshare in 2012, we had previously stayed at Hilton's Marbrisa which is affiliated to the resort.

Although we did arrive early and could expect not to get our room at 1pm we did not expect to wait nearly 5 hours for one to be ready! We did complain about our wait and the duty manager compensated us $50. I also agree that the front end of the resort needs to tighten up its service to customers and I would give customer service / reception 5/10.

We stayed in a two bedroom apparently newly renovated villa, the renovation must have been in the main living area, (which was nice) and not the bathrooms and small bedroom as they were quite dated. They were not a patch on the Marbrisa resort we had previously stayed in.

That said the position and amenities in the resort were very good and the Olympic size swimming pools with its views were excellent. It was also good having the Karl's Strauss brewery attached to the resort which had good beer and food.

I am sure if the resort tightens up the front end and refreshes its rooms it will get 4 stars in future reviews.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Amanda D, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi open2some,
At Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel we are committed to the highest standards of making sure our guests are enjoying their visit. We appreciate your feedback regarding the long wait to receive a room and our front desk staff. We will certainly share this information with our respective teams. Should you have any additional items you would like to discuss, we invite you to please contact us me at adolan@gpresorts.com or 760-827-3200. Thank you.
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Oceanside, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

It was our 17th anniversary and we decided to stay at Grand Pacific Palisades. We had heard GREAT things about this place. It met and even exceeded our expectations! We stayed there for 3 nights and the room was decorated amazingly, with a towel cake covered with hearts, two swans on the bed kissing which made the shape of a heart. They sent us a bottle of champagne when they knew we were celebrating our anniversary. The property and staff were amazing. The landscaping and views from the pool were fantastic ocean views! The front desk folks went out of their way to give us any little thing they could to help us. We only wish we had had time to try the breakfast at Karl Strauss.We had heard that it is excellent. We couldn't have been happier and want to come back as soon as we can!

Room Tip: Arrive on time or after 5 p.m. to check in, but not too late!
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Green Features: I LOVED the eco-friendly products they used--recycled paper products, eco-friendly practices with towels, recycling bins under kitchen sinks, only washing towels when needed, etc. The entire place/staff has that caring for the environment vibe about it.
  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Amanda D, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi sunnygood,
Happy 17th anniversary and congratulations! We're so happy to hear how great your time spent with us was. It's great to know you enjoyed the bottle of champagne and our favorite special touch - the origami! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We had a room at this property several months ago. This time, we had a two bedroom villa suite. We arrived early and were allowed an early check-in, as the suite was ready. I really can't think of enough good things to say about the staff, the public rooms, the suite itself, the shuttle service, the pool areas. We were treated like royalty by everyone we encountered. The underground parking was convenient to elevators and luggage carts were always available. The suite kitchen had everything one might need. We really wanted to use the fireplace, but the weather was so perfect that we couldn't justify it. During both visits, we've missed the flower season, but next time we'll make a point of checking before we make a reservation. There are some terrific restaurants nearby. The Bistro West was particularly enjoyable. North San Diego County has a great deal to offer and this property is located close to most everything. There are antique stores in Solana Beach that are not common knowledge, but are great fun. We just need a longer visit next time.

Room Tip: The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, but having a two bedroom suite with a kitchen and dinin...
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Green Features: Grand Pacific Palisades appears to be making every effort to be environmentally concerned and making efforts in that area.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We rented a 3 bedroom timeshare at this resort and loved it. The timeshare was updated and clean. The resort was family oriented and we enjoyed using the grill outside. I was told the kids pool was heated but it was often cold, but the kids didn't mind of course. The kitchen had every amenity we needed to cook dinner. The beach was a 10 minute drive away. The only thing I did not like was the house keeping only coming two days. I think it should be more often when you are staying for 7 nights. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Overall this is a great resort.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Also Known As:
Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel Carlsbad
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Address: 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#17 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel 3.5*
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