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“Pretty Good for What It Is” 4 of 5 stars
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Days Inn Carlsbad
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3700 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (Formerly Comfort Inn )   |  
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Ranked #24 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Anaheim, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Pretty Good for What It Is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed here at the end of October 2013. I'm not saying its the Ritz, but this Days Inn had everything you'd expect plus a little bit more. We booked the room through Expedia and got a great rate for a one day Saturday stay for a group of friends in town for a North County brewery tour. Check in was quick and easy, and the front desk attendant was very accommodating by letting our group check in several hours prior to the posted check in time. The property looks newly renovated. The room was clean, and the furnishings and flat screen tv were all fairly modern. The bed was not amazing, but was comfortable enough to get a decent night's rest. Did not try the continental breakfast, so have no comment on that. Parking was free and there was certainly enough of it. The hotel is located just off the 5 freeway, which could be a problem if you are a light sleeper. In that case, I would suggest booking a room away from the freeway. Downtown Carlsbad Village is about 1 mile away and an easy walk or cab ride. We did not use the pool, though it looked clean and kept up, but a little on the small side.

Overall, for the price, we got what we expected and would probably stay again at this property under similar circumstances. Wouldn't recommend staying here if you are looking for the resort experience however.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room away from the street/freeway.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DICarlsbad, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Carlsbad, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
At Days Inn we strive for high customer satisfaction and are pleased to know it was shown during your stay at check in and check out. It is a nice to hear our staff was very accommodating and that your room met your needs. We look forward to any future stays you may have with us at our Days Inn location.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We all had an awesome stay here. The rooms were very clean & the beds were super comfortable. I have no complains about our stay. We did not have a chance to use the pool but instead decided to go to the beach. My kids also enjoyed the stay.
The refrigerator in our room was a Plus!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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DICarlsbad, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Carlsbad, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
We are pleased to hear you and your family had a peaceful experience and that your rooms met your expectations. We hope to see you and your family again in the future.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is my 2nd trip to Carlsbad in a month and I decided to try another hotel. I chose Days Inn based on the other reviewers comments. This hotel is a good value and if you head west on Tamarack about a mile it takes you to one of the prettiest beaches in Carlsbad - Tamarack State park. This is a 3-story, open air style motel so noise is a factor. As usual - here are my pros and cons:

PROS:
- very clean hotel - room, bathroom and hotel were impeccable. I even came home one day from the beach and saw they had mopped the stone flooring!
- beds - very comfortable with lots of pillows
- free wifi - great connection - no issues with Wi-Fi
- free breakfast - see below
- large rooms - my room had a small table, flat screen TV, microwave and refrigerator.
- ample parking and well lit
- pool - heated and they offer pool towels (see below)
- location - walking distance to a Vons and Rite Aid with a Restaurant and gas station on the corner. Less than a mile to the beach
- front desk staff is very helpful and nice
- you can open the windows
- AC unit worked fine - no complaints

CONS:
- noise - so the hotel sits right on I-5 - with the open air structure you hear ALL the noise of the highway. I asked for a room in the back, but it doesn't make a difference. If you are a light sleeper- get white noise app for your phone - this has saved me so many times
-bedspreads - they still use those old-fashioned bed spreads which you know haven't been washed in forever
-breakfast - all I had was coffee. As other people have said there is no protein of any sort. No yogurt, no eggs, no cheese, no sausage/bacon. It's all sugary/carbs as in cereal, danish/muffins and waffles. It's a nice breakfast space - here's a hint - you can get those powdered eggs that other hotels use and bingo - you have your eggs.
- pool is small, you are basically sunning yourself along the I-5 so zero privacy.

Basically the only things keeping this from a 5 rating is the noise and the lack of choices at breakfast. I do recommend it if you are looking for a value-oriented option - just bring earplugs!

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back, put a white noise app on your phone.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DICarlsbad, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Carlsbad, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you for choosing our Days Inn location for your most recent traveling needs and for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear the noise from the freeway was a little disturbing and that the breakfast did not meet your standards. We will make sure to inform management so we can possibly do more to incorporate some protein. However, we were happy to hear you enjoyed our free wifi and that our staff was very helpful and nice throughout your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Our family of 4 had a very enjoyable stay at this property. The room was spacious for our family and was very clean. Yes, there is noise from the nearby I5, but it didn't bother us as we all slept comfortably.

Mike at the front desk was extremely friendly and welcoming. He had no problems in accomodating any of our requests.

This property is very close to Legoland and a Premium Shopping Outlet, so can highly recommend this place if you are planning to visit either of these.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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DICarlsbad, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Carlsbad, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
We are so happy to hear you and your family had a very enjoyable overall stay with us at Days Inn and that our staff did everything they could to accommodate all your needs. Thank you for the high recommendation, we look forward to any future visits you may have planned with us in the future.
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Anaheim
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very nice and clean . Family catered hotel.. we had a great time and close to legoland and the outlets.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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DICarlsbad, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Carlsbad, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for choosing our Days Inn location for your holiday stay, we are pleased to hear you had a great time and hope you enjoyed Legoland. We look forward to serving you again for you hotel needs.
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Address: 3700 Pio Pico Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008 (Formerly Comfort Inn )
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#25 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Days Inn Carlsbad 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nearby attractions include the seasonal Carlsbad Flower Fields and Legoland. Carlsbad contains everything from historical museums, golf parks, and shopping malls. Free continental breakfast served from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Free parking, free cable with 60 plus channels and HBO, free hi-speed wireless Internet available. On site guest laundry facility and outdoor heated pool. The building allows all rooms to have access to courtyard. One hundred percent non-smoking hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Near Legoland Hotel Carlsbad
Comfort Inn Carlsbad
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