We just got back from our stay at the Holiday Inn Carlsbad and I can't say enough things of how great it was. We went for our 6 year old sons birthday trip to Legoland along with my wife, mother and 2 year old son. The staff was all very friendly, from the front lobby staff to the shuttle drivers. Make sure you reserve a free shuttle to Legoland when you check in, saves you 12 dollars on parking, we did tip a few bucks.
The rooms have been renovated and are as nice as any 4 star hotel that I've stayed at. Plasma TV and very comfortable beds and very clean. The pool area is also very nice, however when we were there it was a bit cool so we didn't get to use it as much as we would have liked to.
The free hot breakfast was excellent, they had bacon, omlettes, sausage, pastries and much more. Another great benefit when you check in you get free children vouchers to eat free at Ruby's which is right across the street. There are tons of places to eat in walking distance and if you want to go to the beach you're only about a mile away. All in all we had a great experience and will stay here the next time we visit Legoland.
- 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