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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Cranford, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Room was a studio efficiency, clean and comfortable. Free parking and nearby beach access but a note of caution, long stairwell to beach. Short walk to stores and excellent restaurants. Really in the heart of Carlsbad. I would stay there again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

We just stayed at this hotel and loved it! Excellent location right across from beach. Walking distance to restaurants and shops. Tropical decor and fully equipped kitchen and jacuzzi bath. Staff was helpful and rooms clean. Palm trees throughout, pool, jacuzzi and BBQ areas.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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huntington beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Happened upon this place on Tripadvisor and love it! From check-in with Todd to the rest of our stay, I can't say enough great things about this place. It's walking distance to everything...shops, restaurants, beach (I'm listening to the waves crash as I write this). Two words, tropical paradise!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I love this resort. The grounds are incredibly beautiful. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The location is convenient to everything. The staff is helpful, friendly and wanting to provide good service.

Been there two times with large groups and it was the best experience both times. The perfect location for groups as the grounds have lots of room to socialize and gather. I will not stay anywhere else, it is the best.

Room Tip: I have liked all the rooms I have stayed in and visited.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and i showed up at 7pm asking for an affordable room for the night. Todd was at the front desk and he was very friendly and accommodating! He gave us a few options since its off-season, and the hotel is not full. We settled on the less expensive 1bedroom.. He surprised us with an upgrade to a lovely remodeled 1bedroom! What a treat;-)

Todd was also a gracious host, inviting our friends and their 3 little boys to use the pool and jacuzzi and giving them hotel towels. Todd mentioned that the landscaping and room remodels are new. The place was very lush and tropical, and room was super clean and California-Bali style. The bed was comfy too;-) they are trying hard to turn this place around one room at a time!

Room Tip: Get a remodel!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Ashburn, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

What a great experience. The hotel is in the best location, steps from the beach and restaurants, The atmosphere at the hotel is second to none, Fire pits, pool, rooms AAA+++ . The Staff and house keeping were excellent, very friendly, and full of knowledge about what to do's in the area. "Miles you rock Bud" They all went out of there way to make sure my stay was memorable. You cant go wrong staying here, cant wait to go back. Thanks all

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Carlsbad, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

This place rules. Super nice rooms. Great location right in the heart of downtown and across the street from the beach. I stayed there with my wife and kids, we had a blast! The staff was friendly and helpful. The best place to stay in carlsbad. Thanks for a great vacation to Barry and the whole crew at the ocean palms!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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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