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Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

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Phoenix
Reviewed July 20, 2015

My family checked in to the lovely Cape Rey Carlsbad Hilton on July 2, and the hotel mostly exceeded my expectations. I chose this hotel because of the Hilton brand and because the property is relatively new with easy beach access. I was willing to pay $5300 for two rooms (and parking) for a pleasant resort experience. If I had...

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Orinda, California
Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We are hilton members of some status I think...room looked at parking lot.. We booked here at $300 a night since we were attending a hot track meet in Escondido and we wanted some views and beach at the end of long days..no view and it rained so no beach...pool closed for lightening twice while we actually were in it..no...

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Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

This is our second year back to this resort. Last year was fine. We liked the location so we returned. This year was a big disappointment. We are diamond members and it was downhill from the moment we called to request an upgrade. We had to call back four times in a row to get a live person. We even...

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Scottsdale, United States
Reviewed July 18, 2015

This Hilton property, which I assume was converted to Hilton from a boutique hotel, has an amazing location. Overlooking the beach, although you do have to walk across the street and down a couple flights of stairs to get to the beach. The sunsets and views are amazing. Drinks at the outdoor pool or bar cannot be beat. Only one...

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Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Perfect beds, great views, supported by smart caring staff and great restraunt & bar. Outdoor seating for the bar. It's a Coastal location where walking and biking are encouraged, and the Hilton keeps beautiful grounds with a fountain and sitting area just outside the entrance.

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San Marcos, CA
Reviewed July 15, 2015

The room was a great size. The bathroom was too, plus everything is very clean and new. The view is of the beach (with an RV park in front though). Overall, definitely worth trying - especially for a "staycation" if you want to feel you are really getting away.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great location in Carlsbad next to the beach (State Park) within walking distance. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer time. At the hotel there are great amenities like outdoor pool, hot tub, shower, washroom, bar, gas fire pits, indoor and outdoor dining, beach items available for use (small fee), self and valet parking and the list goes on! Rooms...

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Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed July 10, 2015

If your in Carlsbad and want a nice place to stay the Cape Rey is your place. Easy beach access and only 5 minutes from downtown Carlsbad. Staff was great and rooms were clean and spacious. The chandlers restaurant was nice but with so many good places in the area we didn't eat there. Happy hour was happening and they...

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have stayed here before when it was a different name. The service is still excellent! SUPER family friendly. When we checked it, the kids got sand buckets, a glow in the dark toy and a beach ball. Perfect for the holiday weekend. The location could not get any better. Its right across the street from the beach. less than...

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Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you stayed with us again and we hope to see you again soon!

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Just a great hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. A great welcome, free coffee service in the mornings, love the little sundries shop with ice cream! The food was great, pool area was awesome and large. The room was big and the bed was exceptionally comfortable.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled along the sunny Pacific Coast in Northern San Diego and only 150 steps to the surf, Cape Rey is the adventurous choice for the California traveler who seeks something different and unique. With spectacular views of picturesque South Carlsbad beaches, the resort sits atop the crest of a series of gently rolling berms - a crest we like to call the Cape! At the Cape you are just minutes from LEGOLAND(R)California and the historic Del Mar Race Track, or a short coastal drive to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, famous regional wineries, and award-winning craft breweries. For the adventurous types we outfit you for local deep-sea fishing, sailboat cruises, horseback riding, paddle boarding, snorkeling, surfing lessons, and kayak explorations. Foodies enjoy dining on-property at Chandler's, where you'll find familiar favorites prepared with a twist. For connecting rejuvenation with mind, body and soul, we offer one of the top 5 Hotel Spas in the U.S. By Travel & Escape, the Ocean Crest Spa. And with an array of excursion locales and onsite amenities, there's always something to do, see or eat at the Cape. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

Address: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011 (Formerly Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa)
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $196 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 215
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#2 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#8 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
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“Ask for an Ocean view room.”
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“Select an ocean view if possible!”
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“West facing rooms have a great view of the ocean and sunsets.”
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“Ask for an ocean view of a partial ocean view. Otherwise, you will be looking at a parking lot and trailer park.”
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