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Ocean Palms Beach Resort

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  • Average3%
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For generations, families visiting San Diego's North County for fun and relaxation on America's greatest beaches have enjoyed staying at the Ocean Palms. Our casual Carlsbad resort is ideally located along the coast in Carlsbad Village, home to one of Southern California's best collections of shops and restaurants. The Ocean Palms offers a wide choice of Carlsbad accommodations. From comfortable budget rooms to luxury suites, 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, some with ocean views, every room offers a fully equipped kitchen. We have the unique ability to provide you with the exact sleeping arrangements you need. Whether it's adjoining rooms or a suite, we can get you the space you need at a rate you'll love. Enjoy a continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, fresh-baked cookies, Danishes, and fresh-brewed coffee. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the lush landscaping. We're pet friendly, there's free WiFi, a heated pool and Jacuzzi. We love families who can't get enough of the beach, so we provide free beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and even free surfboards. The beach is right across the street, and the charming Village of Carlsbad is just a block away. Visiting Legoland? We're only a 10 minute drive. We're also just three blocks from the Coaster railroad station, so you can ride the train and take in all the attractions in San Diego, from a Padres Game at Petco Park to a tour of the historic aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. Here in North County San Diego, explore wineries and microbreweries. Welcome to your beachside home away from home. Come to the Ocean Palms, where cool Pacific breezes sweep across the enchanting Village of Carlsbad. There is no better place for families to capture the magic of Southern California.
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Air Conditioning
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Grade: 87 out of 100
57Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Karla C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent hotel, great environment, the rooms are pretty and confortable. People from the front desk are very kind and help you with anything you need. I loved the patio and the fire pits. Excellent location.
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Lisabet O
Reviewed Nov 2, 2018via mobile
Back again, two years have passed and we were still treated with the same charm, amazing humans on staff, beautiful property and perfect central location to explore Southern California. I absolutely love the Ocean Palms, it’s like a home away from home. Tiffany, Angelina, Jose and Maddy couldn’t have been more accommodating, helpful and patient at the front desk and the housekeeping ladies and gentlemen were just lovely. Definitely going back...again, again and again.

Love from Bermuda!
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Wickenburg, Arizona
Reviewed Oct 24, 2018
My wife and I spent 4 day weekend at Oceans Palms Beach Resort for our 2nd anniversary and had a great time. The staff and grounds were awesome. Rooms were very nice and all the things needed to fix meals in the full kitchen. My wife loved how close to the beach we were, I counted 160 steps from door to sand. Beautiful place will definitely be going back.
Don D
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Orlando , FL
Reviewed Oct 22, 2018
My wife and I just returned from a trip from So Cal that included a two night stay at the Ocean Palms Beach Resort in Carlsbad Village. We were impressed and pleased with our choice to stay at this resort. Could not have asked for a more central location in Carlsbad Village. Steps from the beach access, a walking trail along the beach front and the many restaurants and shops that make up Carlsbad Village. The resort itself is unique in that the rooms are very modernized but the grounds themselves have a very island feel/look that is authentic. Lots of nice touches like perfectly placed palm trees, lounge/deck chairs, gas firepits etc. Room was clean and had a very nice bathroom and kitchen area. While we did not spend much time in the pool/ hot tub area, it seemed welcoming and the surrounding area was good for napping/reading and even doing some morning yoga stretches on the turf. No need to use your car much as you can walk to the best restaurants (Blue Water Grill, Daily News Café and 264 Fresco were our choices). Check out Witch Creek Winery around the corner for something unique. Breakfast is included in the rate but that was nothing to brag on as it was limited to plain bagels, dry granola bars and some yogurt. Fresh ground Starbucks coffee is available in the front office/pantry area beginning at 7:00am (really should open sooner). Overall a most excellent stay and good value for the $$$.
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John D
Arlington, Texas
Reviewed Oct 19, 2018
If you are looking for that perfect California Beach Hotel from years gone by, then the Ocean Palms Beach is for you. What I love about this property is everything that it is NOT. What do I mean; it isn’t a mega resort (you don’t have to go through the over the top lobby, you don’t have to fight for a space at the pool, NO RESORT FEES, NO PARKING FEE, $45 breakfast) It isn’t a cookie cutter hotel like every single Hampton, Marriott Courtyard, Holiday Inn. What is it, a little slice of Aloha. Oh, did I mention you can walk to EVERYTHING (beach, drinks, and dinning). Lastly, the grounds are exactly like every single picture you see on TripAdvisor and Instagram, the rooms are big and spacious and the hotel’s staff are all very personable (especially Jose). The hotel is almost perfect….
Where can the Ocean Palms improve? At least in our case the bed, big beautiful window with a ‘peek a boo’ ocean view we wanted to spend some more time in the bed but it just wasn’t that comfortable, a little too hard. A little noisy if you keep a window open as we did to listen to the ocean (this is really more of an FYI and not an area of improvement). Lastly, full payment at time of booking NO REFUND or Change allowed. I understand as a small/smaller property that changes can really affect the business, so I would completely understand a penalty such as; no changes within 1 or 2 weeks of arrival, 1st night charge for all cancellations, etc.
In closing, will we stay again, of course and would I recommend, Yes.. Have Fun!
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December 28, 2017|
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Response from Ocean_Palms | Property representative |
Hello DanoA7, The Ocean Palms is an awesome property all year long. Currently we have crystal clear blue skies and it is 72* outside. Beautiful blue water and 2-4' waves on a smaller north swell. Average weather for this... More
Hi, I use to live in Carlsbad and would like to go for a visit by myself. My husband passed 8yrs ago and we had planned on moving back to Carlsbad about this time. I want to be near to where I use to live which was 1 block from beach off Carlsbad Blvd, very close (walk) to "downtown" little ole downtown Carlsbad but I'm not sure if this is the right area. Nearby was the flower fields,Palomar Airport Rd, I've got fart brain right now...LOL Oh yes, the windmill , it was a restaurant right on the blvd. Can't think right now, but I think you get the picture. I want to know where I am and the area. Rt 5 access was not far at all around the corner . I lived on Chestnut St, right off of the blvd. how close are you to what I have mentioned. Sorry not much more help but it's been qa while. we came back to new england in 1982, but I left my heart in Carlsbad :((((( Joan
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Ocean_Palms | Property representative |
Hello Joan, You have found the right place! We are located 1 block West of Carlsbad Village and directly across the street from the beach. If you loved off chestnut, we are 4 blocks away from where you lived. If you have... More
Diane O
October 18, 2016|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
No room service. No food service on property Continental style breakfast provided in hotel lobby
Room Tips
"Room 107 has view of ocean"
Oct 24, 2018
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"210, 211, 212, 214 best views"
Oct 19, 2018
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"Some 2nd floor rooms have ocean views."
Sep 21, 2018
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"Just a heads-up....One bathroom!"
Aug 21, 2018
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