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Ocean Palms Beach Resort

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Cypress, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to this place 3 times and will go back. The place is clean, the beds are comfortable and it is nice to have a little kitchen. The staff is excellent. It is close to the beach and within walking distance to town.

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Beautiful rooms, beautiful property , close to ocean and many restaurants. I hope the rooms and property can be maintained, because we would love to come back and have the same experience. The young guy that checked us in was super friendly and helpful!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just returned from our second stay in Carlsbad. We chose to stay in the same hotel, Ocean Palms, because we had such a great experience on our first visit. The rooms have been updated and are bright and welcoming. The location can't be beat! Beach access is right across the street, and the hotel has beach chairs, umbrellas, towels,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights in August...what a gem this place is! Staff - AMAZING!! As if the beautiful grounds and rooms were not enough, the front desk staff makes this place perfect. We were in contact with at least 3 front desk staff, and each were super nice and extremely helpful. I can't say enough about how great they... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Ocean Palms Beach Resort for the past 5 years! The staff is truly amazing! I worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel company for many years and have very high standards when it comes to service. Barry, Bear, Tina, Maddie, Baraj, Jose,and Todd every year ensure our stay is over the top. The entire staff is so... More 

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time staying. Our family loves it. Beautiful grounds, directly across from the beach, most friendly and helpful staff. Only downside is parking, but the staff is more than helpful in that regard. We will definitely go back. Highly recommend Ocean Palms Beach Resort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the best hotel in camrbsad I bean coming all if mg life. It's a great place great staff like Tod and barry. Can't wait come back next summer I come with my family. See You guys next year 20017 baby.

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit here and it was just as good as the first. Parking is still an issue but the staff and guests themselves are so great about it that it doesn't feel like that big of a deal. We just parked and took Uber if we went anywhere. Between the people you meet at the beautiful fire... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My husband and I went here for a couples get-away, and it was pleasant -- but it's clearly the perfect place for a family trip. We stayed in Room 120, and there was quite a bit of foot-traffic in front of our room, meaning people were continually passing within 10 feet of us when we were lying on the bed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I am not one for large resorts, prefer boutique style hotels. What a find this resort is...and no resort fee or charge for overnight parking. Beach is across street, and yes there are 70 steps one way!! great exercise. We enjoyed the Lanai mini suite as we wanted our own patio. Just know the sofa bed is not comfortable unless... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Address: 2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2952
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $186 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Ocean Palms Beach Hotel Carlsbad
Ocean Palms Beach Carlsbad
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
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