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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
San Diego, CA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Wedding Weekend”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

We got a two bedroom suite for my son's wedding weekend two weeks ago. Everything was perfect, we had such a great time, it was a memorable wedding, so beautiful and knowing we had a great place to come back to at the end of each day was great!! I would reccommend this hotel to anyone, but ask for the rooms that have been remodeled, they are beautiful!! I would highly recommend the Maui Suite!

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a remodeled room.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Kissimmee, Florida
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Ocean Palms Beach Resort this past weekend and had the time of our life. I traveled from Florida and wish I lived there. I would live at the property if I could. The suite was superb. I travel all over the country on business. I found my stay at the Ocean Palms Beach Resort to be the most rewarding and relaxing experience I have had in years. Being able to just walk across the street to the beach was a definite bonus. The cleanliness of the property and the friendliness of the staff is like no other. I will definitely be back. By the way, it was my birthday so that made my experience more memorable.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Glendale
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for one night last month with our dog. We had stayed one night in ocean beach since it was right by the dog beach down there, but it was horrible. We cancelled our second night and drove up to Carlsbad. We slept 10 times better at this hotel than the other one we stayed at.. (Ocean Beach Hotel...yuck!!) and so did our pup. Ocean Palms is such a nice, clean and comfortable place to stay. When we come back to Carlsbad with our dog we will definitely be staying here again and try out the dog beach a little south in Del Mar. I would recommend staying here, especially if you need a pet friendly hotel in Southern California.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

The location of this hotel is great - across the street from beach access, walkable to all the restaurants and shops of Carlsbad Village. Super helpful and friendly staff. I was not thrilled with the room I was originally assigned and front desk staff quickly moved me to a nicer room. Recommend spending the extra money on an updated/renovated room.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Cedar Park, Texas
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

I lived in Carlsbad right on the beach by the villiage for 10 years. I wanted to be close to my neighborhood and friends and on the beach. I found the Ocean Palms through my friend whose brother stayed there last year and said it was great and affordable!

We checked in on the 12th of September and got the discounted off season rate @ $99.00 per night!!! We signed up for 2 days but after the first day we added 2 more. The hotel is older but has been refurbished and very comfortable. The bed was awesome and it was squeaky clean.

The staff was ultra friendly from the front desk to the housekeeping staff. These rooms have a full size stove, sink and a large mini fridge so if you don't want to eat out you can bring in your catch and cook it up. There is also pots and pans, flatware,plates etc. with soap and towels for cleanup. There is a heated pool and awesome powerful jacuzzi and also a fitness room. Small store for incedentals as well.

It is literally 40 steps across the alley and down to the nicest beach in Carlsbad. You are right at the end of villiage drive so a walk into town for restaraunt, bars, music and shopping is all walking distance. We only got in the car once to drive down to Cardiff to have dinner. Parking is plentiful and the entire place is gated so you use your key to enter.

Can't wait for my next visit and we will definetley make it longer next time!

Thanks for a wonderful vacation and experience!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

Super nice staff. Plenty of amenities. Nice gym! :-) Clean and a 15 second walk to the beach. What else could you need?

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Nice place, lots of kids running around and splashing in pools and hot tub. The air conditioner did not work but was replaced in the blink of an eye by the staff on site. If you want a quiet and romantic this is OK but is more geared to family and reunion types of situations, at least when I was there. An adult only pool or hot tub or both would be a good idea. No on site restaurant or lounge but several within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#2 Romantic 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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