My family and I stayed there for just 2 nights, and we were glad to get out. While the landscaping was beautiful, the units were dark, old and worn. We had a one-bedroom condo which had a small kitchen, though we didn't use it at all. Our room smelled musty, and no matter what we did, the smell stayed in the room. In fact, I think my husband got sick from it -- really sick. We were very disappointed because we had been looking forward to staying there, given how beautiful it looked.
The sales staff did try to get us to buy a timeshare, but no thank you. We did win a raffle at the "welcome breakfast" (translation: timeshare sales pitch) though. By the way, the lounge/library had that same musty smell.
We booked the room through Resortime.com and it came with 1 free breakfast and 1 free dinner at local eateries which was handy. We tried the Mexican place adjacent to the hotel and we didn't care for it very much. The breakfast at adjacent cafe was pretty good, but be prepared for long lines.
The hotel has an excellent location -- in the heart of town and right by the ocean, but we were so turned off by the room, we're not going back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Carlsbad Inn Beach Hotel Carlsbad
- Carlsbad Hotel
- Carlsbad Bed Breakfast