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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Can't wait to come back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2011

Booked this at the last minute. The location was awesome, across the street from the beach and walking distance to bars and restaurants. Park your car unpack and enjoy. you won't need your car again till you leave. The management was great and we would totally stay there again. No hidden fees such as parking and resort like other hotels. A real value for the money.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2011

This is the best place in Southern California. The grounds are amazing, the staff is extremely helpful! I did not want to go home. If you are going to the beach anytime you are missing out on the BEST place ever if you don't stay here!! I cannot wait to go back!!!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Carlsbad, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2011

At this lavish island resort Enjoy tropical landscape, saltwater pool and putting greens. Inside, cuddle up on king-sized beds and enjoy ocean breezes and all the amenities, from wireless internet, full kitchens and 3 head showers and Jacuzzi bath tubs. Most rooms and suites have ocean front balconies.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2011

Ren, Heidi and James were awesome! Housekeeping was excellent, groundskeepers were pleasant, owners were great. Due to my wife's knee and issue they upgraded us at no charge to a deluxe unit. Would recommend this place to stay to everyone! We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2011

A special thanks to owner Barry and his friendly staff for being so gracious and accomidating to us. The Ocean Palms meticulously manicured grounds and prime location made our stay a welcomed pleasure. The nightly lighting of the outdoor fireplace and pits was a nice touch. The staff even printed out our boarding passes for the flight home. We definately would stay here again. Ron & Vickie

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2011

The nicest staff and Barry Blue shines with his magnetic personality and warmth towards his guests...stay and enjoy feeling like family.

Lisa Lieb

Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2011

This hotel was a great place to stay and in a wonderful location. The room was well maintained and comfortable. I loved the property and especially the night time fire place and fire pits on the patio. Being steps from the beach was amazing to wake up to each morning. The hotels location could not have been better, you could walk into the center of town for all kinds of eating and shopping. The staff was very helpful when deciding on this hotel and upon arriving. A very good place to bring a family. I would highly recommend this hotel for all travelers.

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Property: Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Address: 2950 Ocean St, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2952
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#3 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Palms Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For generations, families visiting San Diego's North County for fun and relaxation on America's greatest beaches have enjoyed staying at the Ocean Palms. Our casual Carlsbad resort is ideally located along the coast in Carlsbad Village, home to one of Southern California's best collections of shops and restaurants. The Ocean Palms offers a wide choice of Carlsbad accommodations. From comfortable budget rooms to luxury suites, 1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, some with ocean views, every room offers a fully equipped kitchen. We have the unique ability to provide you with the exact sleeping arrangements you need. Whether it's adjoining rooms or a suite, we can get you the space you need at a rate you'll love. Enjoy a continental breakfast, with fresh fruit, fresh-baked cookies, Danishes, and fresh-brewed coffee. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the lush landscaping. We're pet friendly, there's free WiFi, a heated pool and Jacuzzi. We love families who can't get enough of the beach, so we provide free beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and even free surfboards. The beach is right across the street, and the charming Village of Carlsbad is just a block away. Visiting Legoland? We're only a 10 minute drive. We're also just three blocks from the Coaster railroad station, so you can ride the train and take in all the attractions in San Diego, from a Padres Game at Petco Park to a tour of the historic aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. Here in North County San Diego, explore wineries and microbreweries. Welcome to your beachside home away from home. Come to the Ocean Palms, where cool Pacific breezes sweep across the enchanting Village of Carlsbad. There is no better place for families to capture the magic of Southern California. ... more   less 
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