This was an old Split Pea Anderson's, but was sold to Holiday Inn, It still has the old Danish windmill that all Anderson's have. Today the Split Pea restaurant is a TGIF - disppointing!
The hotel is massive with lots of grounds and a large circular parking lot. It's a little hard to find your way around and easy to get lost!
When we checked in the front desk could not have been more helpful. We were driving home from La Jolla and were justing spending one night. My daughter and I wanted to see a movie and the front desk could not be more helpful. She got the paper, made copies for us and gave us good directions. She took a lot of time with us and showed that she really cared that we had a good night.
The room was average. We had a nice garden view. It's just off the main highway and is a little busy.
The hotel seems a bit odd with the old windmill and the crazy grounds that seem more like a maze. However I will always remember the kind staff and the great attitude of the woman at the front desk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy your best vacation - a vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. And choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. LEGOLAND(R) California Resort is located just a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a designated LEGOLAND "Preferred Hotel." We offer special packages that include hotel rooms, tickets to the theme park, and a shuttle ride to the entrance after you enjoy a full American breakfast. Carlsbad by the Sea is centrally located to everything the San Diego region has to offer. You are only 30 miles from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park and SeaWorld. Pristine Carlsbad beaches or a game of golf are just minutes away. Spend time relaxing at the resort, walking on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and playing and exercising in our year-round outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. And when it is time to dine, More than a dozen popular restaurant choices are within walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
- Holiday Inn Carlsbad
- Carlsbad Holiday Inn