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“Fabulous resort - highly recommend” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #18 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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“Fabulous resort - highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2009

We chose this resort because of its availability through our time share. I'm glad we did. Unfortunately, we thought is was closer to LA. It's about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away - horrible commute! But the resort was fabulous just the same. It was only 30 minutes from San Diego, so we found it very convenient to that area. Our room was large and had everything we needed. We saved by using our kitchen to make breakfast each day. Resort staff stopped by each day to ask if we needed anything. Other staff was always helpful in choosing restaurants or any other question we came up with. The bathrooms were clean, large and fully stocked. We had a gorgeous ocean view from our patio. The resort was perfect for families with kids (we have none) - we noticed lots of activities for families. There were barbecue grills right outside our door - we never used them, but they could come in handy for a family vacation. The San Diego Zoo was about 30 mins away and we had a very fun-filled day there. Marie Callender restaurant was 5 mins away - the food was great and a wonderful value. I really appreciated the free wi-fi in the room. Overall - LOVED IT!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2009
"Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm thrilled to hear you had a terrific stay at Grand Pacific Palisades. We look forward to your return visit!"
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Upland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

My husband and I visited this resort as a sort of last minute vacation and could not have been more satisfied with our choice. Carlsbad has always been a favorite of our family so when we made our plans it was an obvious choice.

From the moment we arrived we were greeted with smiling faces and amazing service. The bellman was kind enough to assist us with our luggage and give us a great restaurant recommendation at the Brewery on site. Our room was beautiful and seemed to be newly renovated. We had an amazing view of the ocean! Only downside was accessing the wireless internet but a call to the front desk took care of that quickly. They even had a Luau on Thursday night with dancers and everything, we didn't get a chance to attend but hopefully next time.

Overall it was a very relaxing vacation in a beautiful place. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2009
It’s wonderful to hear that you had such a great time during your stay! We really strive to make each guest experience at the Palisades a memorable one, and from your positive comments we appear to have hit our mark. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

Staying at the Grand Pacific Palisades was a wonderful experience. I could not have asked for anything more. From the iced water in the lovely lobby that greeting us on a hot day's arrival to the staff providing a fan, extra towels and special room cleaning at a moment's notice, we were so glad to be spending our vacation there and would gladly go again anytime.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2009
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such great feedback about the Palisades. We are committed to “Making Happy Memories One Moment at a Time!” and we are so glad to hear that we succeeded in doing this for you. Hope to see you here again soon!
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful week at the Grand Palisades Resort. We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the resort and the rooms. The grounds were very clean and the staff accomodating. My husband and I took advantage of the on-site gym and lap pool(adults only) while our friends enjoyed walking the areas. An added plus was the housekeeping service which really made the vacation, well a vacation. This is definitely a place we plan to spend another vacation!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, November 26, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time here at the Palisades. Looking forward to your return visit.
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

I had the luck to get the Grand Pacific Palisades for October 18 to 25 ...Actually I just left and want to go back. The staff could not be more gracious!!..The place is clean and lovely just like you want your resort to be when you anticipate a trip like this. It is the place to be regarding legoland. There are so many things to do at the resort as well. You can rent a car and see la jolla or gas lamp district etc...The resort charges a $9.00 per day service fee which most people hate and so do I . Because it can take a big chunk out of your budget.
My son is counting the days when he can come back and stay. I just wish that there was a complete spa there. With nails,hair etc..and the 12.00 parking fee is ridiculous at Legoland, so walk over from the grand pacific palisades. The fire pits and the luau's are great too.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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JAndersonCarlsbad, Ge at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2009
At Grand Pacific Palisades we are committed to "Making Happy Memories One Moment at a Time!" It appears your stay with us was a memorable one based on your positive feedback. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.
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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Staying in Carlsbad at the Grand Pacific is such a fun vacation. Love the ocean view. Front desk has always been wonderful. We are owners and have done exchanges through RCI. The location is perfect as well. This time when we stayed the bedding and room had been updated. The bedding was awesome and was so inviting after a day of playing. Everyone that was traveling with me were very impressed with the room. We had an enjoyable time. We used the adult pool and hot tub this time and really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere with the fire pit as well. When we bring our grandchildren they and their parents loved the activities that are offered. The children's pool is a great area.
Thanks Grand Pacific for another wonderful vacation.
We did finally purchase at Grand Pacific and love everytime we stay there.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 26, 2009
Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm thrilled to hear you had a terrific stay at Grand Pacific Palisades. We look forward to your return visit!
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mzv
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

My stay at the Grand Pacific Palisades was wonderful. The family pool and the water park was great for my children. Having Legoland across the street made it very convenient for my family and I. I strongly recomend this property for families looking for fun...

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2009
We truly appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Additional Information about Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel

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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#13 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 210
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