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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 24, 2011

Great Location To Beaches, Town, Restaurants all within walking distance. The grounds are kept so green and tropical. Great place for a special events like a wedding. Lots of varieties of rooms to choose from. Simple rooms to ones that you will want to stay for weeks at a time. Everyone was very nice and helpful.

Room Tip: 2nd story for the view or the theme rms like Baja
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

Upon arriving in Carlsbad and looking for a place to spend a few days, we noticed the Ocean Palms Beach Resort which was a very short walk from the beach area and many nice restaurants. The hotel staff, especially, Nicole and Barry were very helpful with check in and finding us a nice room. Coffee, fruit and fresh baked cookies were available during the day. The grounds and pool area were well kept and we especially enjoyed the carvings on the palm trees. We had lots of help printing our airline boarding passes from Ren at the frount desk. We are already in the process of booking our next stay this summer and bringing family members. Rain or shine there a variety of things to do in the area that make for a nice vacation at the Ocean Palms Beach Resort.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Jerry-Joann
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

This is probably the 5th time I have stayed at the Ocean Palms Beach Resort! We just love it there. We love the location in Carlsbad....so close to great restaurants, the beach and shopping. We were very excited to be upgraded to a luxury 2 bedroom this time too! It was beautiful!!! We heard about the 50% off special through Mother's day weekend and at the last minute decided to book it and so glad we did! The weather was perfect. We loved our room. We swam in the afternoon, and the pool was heated to a perfect temperature. We will definitely be back again! I'm trying to convince my sister to visit from Seattle this summer with her family and spend it at Ocean Palms!!! Crossing my fingers.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank SoCalGirl02
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

We live an hour drive from Carlsbad and this was our first visit to this beach community.

We stayed at OPBR for one night in a luxury 2-bedroom suite. It's perfect for a family of 5. It includes a living room and kitchen. It's close to the beach. The resort has a pool, BBQs, laundry facilities, fitness room and even a putting green. It also has an outdoor shower so you can rinse off the sand.

We didn't take advantage of the free wi-fi even though I brought my laptop. Since we we only stayed for one night, we appreciated that we were able to check in early. It allowed us more time to enjoy the resort.

Our room was located on the 2nd floor. There are chairs and a table outside the room. Perfect for enjoying the breeze. Because of the tall trees, we couldn't see the ocean.

Parking in the area may be tough to find in the afternoon. We were lucky to find a space on the premises rather than park on the street. We had visitors and they were able to find a space after circling a couple times.

I'd stay here again, and recommend this place.

Room Tip: For large families, get the luxury 2-BR suites.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank AsianVista2
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Reviewed May 1, 2011

My husband and I always stay at the Ocean Palms when we go to Carlsbad. It is the best "little" resort around. 2 story resort that offers studios to condos. Looks like they used to be apartments that have been converted. All rooms come with some sort of cooking area /Fridge which is great if you want to bring your own food. Grounds are cozy and nicely groomed with several seating areas, fire pits and tiki torches that are always on at night. Ecellent location right across from the beach and close to downtown Carlsbad. Several restauants and shopping all within walking distance. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Don"t forget to try some of the homebaked cookies that are made each day.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank tracifv
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

While exploring Carlsbad Village we found a really nice resort.The first might we stayed in one of the standard rooms which was nice and a great value. The next morning I went to the office and met the owner of the resort (Barry). I complimented him on how nice the resort is, and he asked if I had seen the deluxe rooms yet? he proceeded to show me one and next thing I knew he upgraded us to a Deluxe suite! We really enjoyed our stay and will recommend this place to all of our friends. Carlsbad village is a Gem of a little town and my only regret is that we didn't spend our entire week here.

Room Tip: Get a Deluxe room/Suite.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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7  Thank FJRob
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

Summer rates in April with a 25% off still higher than winter rates. They were trimming the palm trees on the front lawn, with palm frawns all over my patio on a Saturday afternoon with a wood chipper and a cherry picker Could not relax on private patio because of the mess and noise. The management stated that I need to give and take for good rates and when exactly are they suppose to keep up the property? Also, stated that there were no resort fees so I should be happy. Bed in bedroom comfortable, couch bed very uncomfortable, need to bring a mattress cushion in order to sleep. Kitchen is great, shower needs to be upgraded, at least a new door.This is not the first time that we have stayed. We returned for many years because of the location (it is great!!) and the size of the room (Baja Suite). The property is beautiful, however, when you pay a lot of money to enjoy a weekend, management didn't feel a need to compensate us in any way or even apologize for the inconvenience. Used to enjoy staying there until the last two trips. Will enjoy other places on the beach in Carlsbad, I guess!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank rochelle57
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Additional Information about 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: $172 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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