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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a decent hotel for the rate that we paid as we were using it as a launching pad for Legoland. As other reviewers have stated, it's not fancy and could use updates, but for $100 a night with four people in the room, you can't have high expectations beyond it being clean. Unfortunately we were not able to... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a "resort" by any stretch of the imagination, this large-scale motel is a good, comfortable choice for families visiting Legoland. It might look dodgy from the outside, but the rooms, furnishings and pool are kept clean and in good condition. There are many chain restaurants and coffee places nearby that you can even WALK to!! (PF Changs, Ruby's Diner,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel because it was less than a mile away from Legoland and also from the fantastic Pacific Ocean Beach! The hotel was definitely on the expensive side at $300 a night considering that the hotel itself is very old and definitely needs some serious upgrades and renovations. The good things that the hotel had was a great... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hasn't been remodeled in ions. Hotel placard in room says smoking in room fine $250. That ship already sailed. Location is great; close to beaches, Legoland. Outlet mall across street, good restaurants close by. Pool is great for kids. Breakfast is not like in pics. Round scrambled egg and sausage patties. Price good. But room smells bad. Will seek another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We had a clean and comfortable room on the second floor overlooking the gardens and was lovely and quite. Shuttle bus was great and only a short wait to take us to and from Legoland. Kids loved the pool. Shopping close by with lovely restaurants, good central location

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Oakhurst, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 July 6, 2016 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 July 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • 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 92011-4443 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $103 - $264 (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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