I chose this hotel because of the in-room kitchen, but will stay here again because of the staff. Everyone including front desk staff, cleaning staff, kitchen personnel, and the manager recognized me and greeted me genuinely. After a week they knew my name, room number, and preferences.
I stayed for 5 weeks and the suite was large enough that I never felt claustrophobic. Everything was clean and new. The electronics were up to date (an iPod/iPhone alarm clock, charging dock near the front door, plenty of plugs at the desk, flat screen TVs). The last of the facility remodel was completed during my stay and never had an impact on my life it was so well organized. My only complaint is a preference: the bed was softer than I like.
I also liked the location: close enough that I could get to Trader Joes or Target when I needed to, but not located on busy streets. The beach was less than 10 minutes away and easy to get to.
Finally, the room rate was a bargain!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn Carlsbad is centrally located just a few miles from LEGOLAND, Carlsbad Beaches, LEGOLAND Water Park, SEALIFE Aquarium, and the flower fields. IT is also just a short drive to the Safari Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and many San Diego attractions. The Residence Inn offers free parking, free WiFi, free breakfast, and a free social hour Monday through Thursday with free beer and wine. All suites offer tons of space and full kitchens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn San Diego Carlsbad Hotel Carlsbad
- Residence Inn Carlsbad
- Carlsbad Residence Inn