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Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Great place to stay Been here twice. Staff is very friendly an accommodating. Close to beach, Legoland, Outlet malls etc. Also a lot of restaurant locations near by. Heated pool and juke. I highly recommend this facility if you are in the Carlsbad, CA ares.

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for your fantastic 5 Star review of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach. Thanks for mentioning our ideal location, and for recognizing the efforts or our dedicated team! We all take great pride in the experience our guests receive; we will pass your words on to them. That you highly recommend us makes...

Mojave California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice hotel, clean, nice lobby and very friendly staff. You can walk a block down the street and be on the beach or hop in your car and be on the 5 Freeway in a minute. Carlsbad is a seaside community that has a great climate, so you would not think of needing an air conditioner...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for your valuable feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed key aspects of what we offer our guests, which include our hard working staff. They will appreciate your kind words. We will mention the opportunities for improvement you mentioned at our next management; thanks for offering the feedback. We hope that you can see...

Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I was very reluctant to stay at this hotel when looking it up online. The breakfast is wonderful. Not huge but has a good verity. Cinnamon rolls are fabulous! There is no charge for parking also! Which is a huge plus! Pool is small but nice also the patio furniture . Also you cannot hear your neighbors while in your...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Dear Brandon, Thank you for your review, and for your valuable feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed key aspects of what we offer our guests which include our quiet, comfortable rooms, our tasty breakfast offerings, as well as our hard working staff. They will appreciate your kind words. We will mention the opportunities for improvement you mentioned at our...

Glendale
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Loby: Small check in desk with only 2 computers, behind it is the breakfast area open 6-9:30am ..... make sure to confirm if getting two queens or a king bed however you need it. Thankfully they switched it to a king like we needed because of our toddler sleeping with us. The lobby has plenty of seating and a tv...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for your valuable feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed key aspects of our hotel including your comfortable room, our ideal location and tasty breakfast offerings. We are sorry to hear about the negative experience you had with the room carpet; we consider any issue that we can address as an opportunity for improvement;...

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice location, well equipped room. We have a king executive room. It's a corner room with a nice view. Close to major roads but not really any traffic noise. Front desk staff very nice and friendly. Our first issue walked into room temperature about 82 in the room. Turned on a/c and headed out for a few hours. When we...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad that you found value in our convenient location, your room, and you appreciated the efforts of our hard working team. However, I am sorry that you were not completely satisfied with other aspects of your stay, including the room temperature when you checked in and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I was really disappointed with this hotel. As a Platinium Ambassador, my expectetations were high. I rejected the first room as it smelt old and musty. The next room was right next to the parking lot and noisy. The rooms are old and tired. There is free internet and parking and the breakfast is ok. I booked this hotel as...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad that you found value in our free internet, convenient parking and our complimentary breakfast. However, I am sorry that you were not completely satisfied with other aspects of your stay. We will address your comments at our next management meeting as opportunities for improvement. We...

Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We love holiday Inn express suites this is the third we have stayed in on this ROADTRIP and we are not disappointed. It is clean, the staff are friendly and helpful, close to poinsettia village plaza where we discovered a great no frills restaurant the Pellys Fish Market and cafe where we had two days of unadulterated seafood meals and...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Dear Rose, We are pleased that we were able to give you a stay worth coming back to. We are happy that you enjoyed our convenient location, while finding our hotel to be a good value. Thanks your the shout-out for our dedicated team; we will pass your kind words along. We look forward to your fourth stay with us,...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I last reviewed this property three years ago while it was still brand new. At the time I predicted it would be run down sooner than later. I was pleasantly surprised at my recent visit to find that for the most part, the property has held up quite well to the hard use it endures from the LegoLand set (which...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Dear Noel, Thank you for your review; we are happy that we offered you a stay worth coming back to, even 3 years later. Our guests often comment on our ideal location, our value added amenities, as well as our tasty breakfast offerings. We are glad you enjoyed them as well! Our staff takes great pride in the experience our...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This property isn’t excellent. It’s just okay. The staff is super nice…but the hotel is kinda shabby. Wifi is pretty bad in some rooms. Just completely drops out. I could hear the Freeway from my room. The door on the shower wouldn’t slide easily. Shampoos are some off brand. Breakfast is typical basics. Very average overaall

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Dear Frank, Thank you for your review, and for your valuable feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed key aspects of what we offer our guests, which include our hard working staff. They will appreciate your kind words. We will mention the opportunities for improvement you mentioned at our next management; thanks for offering the feedback. We hope that you...

Reviewed October 8, 2016

We use HIE several times per year for vacation travel, we are in our 50's for reference. While we know they will always be acceptable, this property and especially the staff were exceptional! The room was GREAT, exhaust fan in bath (nice) great HVAC controls, super clean, and, the stay was 5 days, so the friendliness and casual courtesy of...

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Steven M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you for your generous review! We are glad to have given you such a pleasant stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Carlsbad. We take great pride in our hotel, and it always makes us happy to hear that guests enjoy it here. Thanks for your shout-out for our dedicated team as well; we...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach

Address: 751 Raintree Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92011-3206
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $107 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Carlsbad Beach 2.5*
Number of rooms: 120
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms facing west have distant ocean views. The main thoroughfare is on the South side and may be a bit noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles noellossie, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean view room was just a minor upgrade but better than looking at a parking lot.”
 of 5 bubbles Gorm9878, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on first floor are surprisingly quiet as well as close to breakfast, fitness center, and business center.”
 of 5 bubbles U2851DSmichellel, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
“Don't accept a booking in room 146; it is next door to a mechanical equipment room.”
 of 5 bubbles randyk79, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“For quieter rooms ask to face the West side of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 545suzie, Jun 11, 2016 | Read review
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