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    Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

    850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4443
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    Traveler (176)
    Room & Suite (85)
    Pool & Beach (45)
    Overview
    • Excellent23%
    • Very good43%
    • Average22%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
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    “outlet mall” (76 reviews)
    “free shuttle” (39 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Free Shuttle or Taxi Services
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    Fitness center
    Multilingual Staff
    Wheelchair access
    Business Center
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    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
    Private Balcony
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 640 reviews

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This is a motel with a pool. Once you get over the fact that the door to your room opens onto the parking lot then it is fine. The room was large, clean and had a comfortable King size bed. Basic amenities were provided (coffee,...More

    Thank uktravailer
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    To celebrate my son's birthday we decided to go to Legoland and enjoy two days out here in San Diego. The resort looked decent, service was delightful and room location was "ok". We did enjoy the balcony view although it was partial I may add...More

    Thank phxrty
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    The location is fabulous, right across from the outlet mall and walking distance to Legoland, lots of shopping and plenty of excellence restaurants. The first room we were assigned to reeked of something that was being covered up by coffee grounds spread all over the...More

    2  Thank Katie W
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Exceptional! It doesn’t matter if the building/structure is dated. What’s important was the location, cleanliness and attentiveness of the staff. Our rooms were very large, bathroom is huge, We had a lot of space for a family of four. The location is very convenient! Carlsbad...More

    Thank Lhen Valdez R
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    It’s not the newest hotel but it’s cozy and it was a comfortable stay :) Staffs were all very sweet and friendly and the shutter bus drivers were so nice! They have upgraded their breakfast room a bit while I was staying there. The location...More

    Thank Jenneelam
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Outdoor pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Heated pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $111 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 141
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    • California >
    • Carlsbad
    • Also Known As
    • Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad ,
    • Holiday Inn Carlsbad ,
    • Carlsbad Holiday Inn
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    Traveler (176)
    Room & Suite (85)
    Pool & Beach (45)
    Dining (15)
    Hotel & Grounds (186)
    Bathroom (11)
    Family and Play Areas (2)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (1)
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    charoescobarte
    February 10, 2017|
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    Response from carlsbadsea | Property representative |
    Hello, Unfortunately we only shuttle within 5 miles.
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    Katherine B
    November 4, 2016|
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    Response from carlsbadgm | Property representative |
    Yes, the hotel shuttle provides service with in a 5 mile radius.
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    Katherine B
    November 4, 2016|
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    Response from queensboulevard | Reviewed this property |
    I don't know. You need to ask the hotel.
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    Room Tips
    "our balcony had a huge tree blocking what i'm sure is a beautiful view"
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    "Ask for a room that butts the pool area."
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    "stay far away from the freeway as possible"
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    "Get a room near the pool for the kids. Location was near the breakfast area. It was great!"
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