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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Kingston, Washington
1 review
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“Love this place!!”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

From check in to check out...this place is great!! I have stayed here several times, and encourage any travelers to do the same, you can't beat it! Only steps from the beach, across a small 1 lane beach street, you can find yourself standing ankle high in SoCal sand watching waves crash on an early evening sunset walk along the ocean. You can even hear the waves crashing from your open window at night. "Steps to good restaurants, blocks from bike rentals and the Coaster train that takes you in and out of the city and very nice grounds to relax in." (taken from another post because it is VERY true!) They are *pet friendly* which is very important to those with pets! There are even a couple of very friendly cats that live there that give the traveling animal lovers their fix of critters. I was actually born in Carlsbad, my family lives in Carlsbad and I stay at OPBR when I visit! The rooms are plush and very inviting and warm with complete kitchenettes. The last one I stayed in was rather small, it was the smallest room, but it was comfortable for my trip, 1 bd (queen) 3/4 bath (shower) kitchenette, but I think it would be great for a couple wanting to get away. Heated pool and hot tub, private parking, 24hr lobby and gift shop...Carlsbad at its finest!! Recommended to everyone who visits! I really do love staying here and will continue to do so!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great place, recently renovated and especially the location in Carlsbad, CA. You can walk everywhere from restaurants, shops and Coaster train to the beach and parks. If you travel with a well behaved pet, Ocean Palms is very welcoming to you and your pet. Our Lab loved it there!

The kitchens are complete, even the little Traveler room had a good mini kitchen. We stayed in two different rooms because at the end of our stay we decided to extend and had to move to a different room. The first room, Luxury suite was great and had no noise issues. The second room, the Traveler, you could hear a simple normal telephone conversation in the the next room through the wall. Unfortunately, they could hear our TV and called in a complaint. We travel a lot and never had that happen. We felt really bad and basically never turned on the TV again and spoke in whisper in the room the remainder of our stay.

The staff is very friendly and helpful and we would definitely go back but not Cooke the Traveler room option. The pet fee per day was $25 but the location to great walking and short drive down coast highway to dog beach was worth it!

Room Tip: Traveler rooms were not very sound proof. All other rooms seemed great. Try to get ocean view if pos...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

This place lives up to the review and photos and ended up being the best possible place we could have chosen. Steps to the beach, steps to good restaurants, blocks from bike rentals and the Coaster train that takes you in and out of the city and very nice grounds to relax in, we felt this was the best choice in Carlsbad.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

My family and I are checking out tomorrow after spending five nights in the three bedroom Molokai suite at the Ocean Palms Beach resort. The resort is across the street from the beach in Carlsbad and the Molokai suite faces the street. Beach access is less than 200 feet in either direction. The Molokai suite has recently been completely remodeled and is absolutely beautiful. There are lovely tropical scenes painted on the living/dining room walls and decorative touches throughout the suite. The full size kitchen has granite counter tops and plenty of cupboard space containing all the necessary cookware and utensils as well as a large refrigerator/freezer with an ice maker/water dispenser, and blender, toaster and coffee maker. The kitchen also has a large granite island with two stools and sliding doors through which a view of the ocean can be enjoyed. Outside the kitchen sliding doors is a spacious porch with seating for four at a table with an umbrella. We enjoyed breakfast on the porch several mornings of our stay. The living/dining room has a large flat panel TV, two comfortable leather sofas and coffee and side tables on wheels so they can easily be moved to accommodate you. There is also stool seating for four at a granite counter along the wall in the living/dining area. The furniture throughout the suite is stylishly beach-weathered. The dining table has seating for 6-8. The master suite has a flat panel TV, a king size bed, two night stands, a chest of drawers and large closet with shelves. The highlight of the master suite is the huge walk-in shower with three shower heads, a bench and a fourth removable water sprayer. The Molokai suite has two additional spacious and nicely decorated bedrooms, both with flat panel TVs and roomy closets, and a second bathroom with a full shower and tub. Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, etc. can be loaned from the front desk which is only a few steps from the Molokai suite. There are also laundry facilities with four coin operated high efficiency washers and four dryers a very short walk from the suite. The pool was kept at a comfortable temperature with several lounge chairs surrounding it. Every staff member we encountered was professional and helpful. Housekeeping left us a generous number of towels every day. We'll definitely look forward to another stay at Ocean Palms.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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24 reviews
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Ocean Palms is right across the street from the beach and has beautiful grounds. There is a pool, fire pits, and lots of places to sit and relax. I stayed in a luxury mini-suite which was more that adequate for one or two people. Full kitchenette as well as king size bed, couch and large bathroom with deep whirlpool tub and walk in shower. You can easily walk to restaurants and shopping fom this location. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Oceanside, California
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

We live in Oceanside and have the seen the wonderful changes to this resort. Our room was very nice, mini kitchen, huge shower, Jacuzzi tub, dbl sinks. We loved the fact that we could walk to all everything. Had an awesome brunch at Compass, we have been there before for dinner but they just started serving brunch.
We didn't enjoy the pool or firepits as we were having a winter storm, hopefully next time.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We loved our stay. Outside area is very cute. Palm trees, patio furniture every where, and very inviting fire place & three fire pits. My husband, me and friends from Los Angeles all sat around the fire pit having wine and had a good time. The room was attractive. Granite in the kitchen and bathroom. Steps from the beautiful beach too. Staff was very nice. Miles and Jose both treated us very well. Thank you for the wine for our 32nd anniversary Miles. You're so friendly and kind. We'll be back soon. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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 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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