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“With the ocean a few steps away, relaxation abounds”

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Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Ranked #12 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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“With the ocean a few steps away, relaxation abounds”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

Carlsbad Inn has recently experienced a renovation that has combined the Old World charm the resort always had with, what i like to call , a new, fresh, Pottery Barn beachy look...it is a delighfully beautiful "facelift" that has brought the ocean even closer to the Green grass where families can enjoy an afternoon of music playing in the background and various activities for children of all ages... our stay there is ALWAYS A DELIGHT !!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

We stayed at CI in a one bedroom condo with our 2 kids aged 4 & 2. Check in was easy and our room was immediately available. The front desk staff asked if we would need a crib and high chair which were delivered to our room. Our room was near the pool on the ground floor. It wasn't noisy and convenient to take a quick dip and back to the room. There is also a pool/hot tub reserved for those without kids. The kids loved being able to run around their wide lawn in the centre of the complex. The beach is directly across the street. The Inn has available sand toys, beach chairs, umbrellas. etc. All you need is sunscreen! The staff was helpful in finding family places to eat and explore. Easy drive to San Deigo or LA.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Springfield, Illinois
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

We have stayed at the Carlsbad Inn many times and have never been disappointed. The building and grounds are very attractive and inviting. The rooms and their furnishings are always kept up to date and very clean. The beds are the most comfortable we have ever slept in. Best of all, the staff, without exception, is helpful, efficient, and genuinely friendly. This hotel is very close to the beach and many interesting cafes and shops, and walking distance from the Coaster for easy access to coastal villages as far south as San Diego: no need to drive!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Montreal
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

this is a great hotel.. very cool looking and very close to the beach and plenty of restaurants around the area. the room comes fully equipped with a fridge, microwave and stove top.. the room is also quite spacious and very elegantly decorated while the hotel amenities are quite charming and the grounds are impeccably clean. parking is included as is wifi. some hotel sites claim there is a beach resort fee to be paid at the hotel itself but we were not charged anything.
the only complaint i would have is that the hotel grounds are pretty big but the size of the pool is actually quite small. the time we went, it was a little to cold to go into the water at the beach but that pool was way too small for the size of the hotel and the amount of people using it. the hot tub however, is great and very spacious. other than that, great hotel and great area to walk around and enjoy the beautiful sun setting on the pacific ocean.
close enough to san diego to go to the zoo and site seeing.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Arizona
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Stumbled across Carlsbad Inn and sorry it took so long to find this little gem! We rented one of the timeshare units and were lucky enough to end up with a room that overlooked the grass. We also had a view of the ocean from the balcony. We were in room 214 in the Oak building. The condo was great and had everything you need. Only complaint is the cookware - it wasn't non stick! (next time we'll bring our own)

I was able to book our week from someone unable to use their timeshare through RCI. When booking this way there is a $10/day resort fee. Worth it just for the parking!

This place has location and all the amenities. Several days during the week they had a band come in and play on the green and activities for the kids. We also utilized the free bikes - available for 2 hours, after that is was $10 and hour. Of course we never took them out longer than 2 hours. My husband and daughter also enjoyed the ping pong table.

The beach is a very short walk away and they have an activity shop down by the beach where they provide beach chairs, towels, sand toys for the kids and boogie boards. All of these are free of charge for hotel guests!

There is great food everywhere. We went to Coyote Grill, but got there too late to sit on the patio and enjoy the band. Food was great! We went to Norte Mexican because its right there and looked great on that patio - it looked better than it tastes. Not bad, but so many other choices.

Also, great location in that not far to Disneyland (about an hour) and only a few minutes to Legoland and maybe 40 to downtown San Diego. We met a couple that stayed at Carlsbad Inn and took the train into downtown San Diego (Petco Park) to catch a baseball game. They said costs $11 per person round trip and no parking to worry about! We didn't fit that in, but will next time.

We did not go to timeshare presentation and weren't asked to attend one. When we got home we did some research and found a great deal on a resale and now look forward to visiting this place yearly! I have also read they are completing a renovation on the timeshare units which will be completed by February 2012. I also recommend watching Groupon in San Diego to find things to try, eat, etc while in the area!

Enjoy this little gem and don't tell everyone! Don't let this little secret get out.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Pasadena, CA
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Adorable and hospitable hotel in the village of Carlsbad. Great grounds and pool. Across the street from the beach. Activities for the kids. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Only (minor) drawback - non dairy creamer packets in the rooms and lobby areas (but the staff was willing to give me some of their "real" Half & Half.) And they were one of the very few hotels who had our feather-free room ready upon check in. (Most, despite calling in advance, have to scramble to do this afterwards.)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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san francisco
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

We just spent a family weekend here- it was a nice family resort. Great location but note most of the rooms do not have a view at least in the main building. Nice pool with toys for the kiddies, beach access and right in the middle of town. I would like to come back when it is "summer weather" September would probably be ideal. There isn't a lounge, restaurant shop etc within the hotel but everything you need is within walking distance. Again a nice family resort but you get what you pay for and his place is relatively inexpensive so for the price it is great!!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Property: Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort
Address: 3075 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2906
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#11 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Park your car... You won't need it! Steps to the beach, in the Village of Carlsbad with shops, restaurants, wine bistros and bars. All of life's comforts are conveniently included in each guest room with our signature Sleep Therapy beds, iHome, flat screen TV, DVD player, small refrigerator, Keurig coffee brewer, plantation shutters and luxury linens. Our resort offers heated pool, ocean view courtyard with fire pits, adult hot tub, fitness center with sauna and an activities center with beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, sand toys, bikes (for guests over 16 with ID) and many other amenities to make the most of your stay. ... more   less 
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