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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
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Oakhurst, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to spend one night in Carlsbad to attend a funeral, and were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Although it is an older resort, the room was very clean and the bathroom had been refurbished. Room included a mini 'fridge and microwave. Great location within walking distance to many stores and restaurants. Had a nice dinner at the Kings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very close to Legoland it only took about 5 minutes to get there. Its a clean facility that offers a family breakfast that has something for everyone. The staff was nice and the price is right and is located near restaurants. We always stay here when we take the kids to Legoland.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean rooms. beds are very comfortable..Morning brunch was great and Grandkids liked it. Close to beach and Legoland. Easy to get to off I-5. Miss the split pea soap though. 4 year old grandson loves the Windmill

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oak hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very friendly staff, clean and organized rooms. loved that it was accessible through patio and doorway. pool was clean and warm, plenty of towels and comfy beds. the only complaint was the breakfast was not kid friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

To start off we have stayed in so many hotels and this one by far is the best. The holiday inn Carlsbad is Amazing, the staff is Amazing Joel and ken gave my family and I the best service. We had a very late check in which the hotel accommodated. And we went to the restaurant for breakfast and I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

nice checkin crew and the shuttle driver was very nice and cordial. chico was his name. also asked if we would need a ride back to call and he would pick us up. the beds were very very comfy and loved the dark curtains for sleeping in! missed the breakfast tho due to sleeping in.. could use larger pillow tho... More 

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Lancaster, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I seriously wanted to turn around and demand for my money back upon seeing the exterior of the room they assigned us in. Our door faces the parking lot which is literally by the freeway. There's a stack of empty boxes and clear bags of towels right by my door. It looked like a tacky abandoned hotel. But we still... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Worst experience ever 😡 My room smelled like cigarettes I have to call the lobby to get a new room which was very noise and close to the freeway 5 Breakfast was terrible They claim to be located 10 minutes walking to Legoland when in reality you s 40-45 minutes long 😖😱

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Cindy C, Director of Sales at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Hello Lillian, I am so sorry to hear your stay was not met to your satisfaction. Please feel free to call us to discuss you experience, which was less than satisfactory. We hope to hear from you. More 

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Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

While the outside may not be anything to look at, and I generally don't like to stay at hotels with doors that open to the outside, we were pleasantly surprised by our stay at the Carlsbad by the Sea. Once we got into the room, we were more than happy with the accommodations. You can tell they have renovated as... More 

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Looking to stay somewhat outside of San Diego, we selected Carlsbad as I knew the area. This is an average hotel, with bare minimum amenities. A "resort" this is not. A few issues with this hotel 1) It should be made known that there is no restaurant on site. Previously there was a TGIF, but it is now vacant. We... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your best vacation - a vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. And choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. LEGOLAND(R) California Resort is located just a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a designated LEGOLAND "Preferred Hotel." We offer special packages that include hotel rooms, tickets to the theme park, and a shuttle ride to the entrance after you enjoy a full American breakfast. Carlsbad by the Sea is centrally located to everything the San Diego region has to offer. You are only 30 miles from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park and SeaWorld. Pristine Carlsbad beaches or a game of golf are just minutes away. Spend time relaxing at the resort, walking on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and playing and exercising in our year-round outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. And when it is time to dine, More than a dozen popular restaurant choices are within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

Address: 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $104 - $309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad by the Sea Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 141
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Also Known As:
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Holiday Inn
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