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“Always relaxing and beautiful landscaping. Easy access to the beach. Love the owner. He is very accomidating. Rochelle”

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Ocean Palms Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Highland, California
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9 reviews
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“Always relaxing and beautiful landscaping. Easy access to the beach. Love the owner. He is very accomidating. Rochelle”
Reviewed May 11, 2010

Love the owner! Very accomidating. I look forward to every time we go. Enjoy sitting on the patio and people watch.The kitchen is a real plus for our family. We go grocery shopping before and move in. BBQ is available and the fire pit is fun to have a cocktail at. Wish we could live there!! Rochelle the pancake lady :)

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

Since December 2009 I have stayed at the Ocean Palms hotel 2-3 nights per week.
There are many places to stay in Carlsbad, however due to my frequent travel I relly enjoy the accomodations here. The staff and the facility are like family. This is my home away from home.
The location is spectacular. The rooms are always clean and the beds are comfortable.

This is the best place to stay in north Sandiego County.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Chino Hills
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Reviewed May 5, 2010

Room was dark and gloomy, wires hanging from smoke detector, baseboards missing throughout. They call it a deluxe mini suite. Motel 6 has nicer rooms than this. My daughter, son in law and two children stayed there as well. Very disappointed also.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Arizona
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

My wife and I tried the Ocean Palms after reading reviews on here which made it seem spectacular. We usually stay across the street at The Carlsbad Inn, but there was no vacancy due to the Crlsbad 5000 that weekend. Upon checking in we found that the parking lot had room for only about 10 cars and we had to cram our vehicle into a very tiny space almost blocking in the car next to us. The room was very small even though we upgraded to the renovated version of the suite. There was no closet just a rack right in the front room which allowed you to hand about five items on. The kitchen came with pots and pans but only two very dull knifes that couldn't even slice a tomato.They didn't even have dishtowels or paper towels. When we called to see if there was salt and pepper they told us to come down to the office and they would give us some.As for the bathroom the newly remodeled bathroom looked nice but we ran out of hot water before we could fill the jacuzzi tub high enough to utilize the jets. We were also awakened to the sound of blaring music at 7 A.M. from the exercise room situated right under our room.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

This place should never be considerd a resort! We stayed a luxury 2 bedroom and it was terrible. The mattresses on both rooms and the sofa bed were pretty bad you can feel the springs poking you. Also, we asked for extra towels and they said we have to pick it from the lobby. OMG! we paid $275/night- you would think we can get better service than that. We also asked for extra pillows and they said they don't have any. Also,parking was AWFUL- you end up driving around looking for one 'cause you have to fight with the beach goers. BE WARNED! THEY DON'T HAVE ANY PARKING FOR THEIR GUESTS. Also,3 days before our arrival we specifically asked for the 2nd floor room because we were traveling with my mom that has cancer and wasn't really feeling well but forced her to go so she can have a relaxing time (so i thought!) and the lady from the front desk said she'll make sure that we get it but when we checked in they ended up giving our room to what they called people that are staying long term. So, if you only stay 2-3 nights they won't any of your requests?? So we end up on the first floor and I tell you it felt like they doing some kind of marathon up there. Needless to say noneof us had any good night sleep. This place is a dump and we'll never recommend this to any friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Carlsbad
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Reviewed April 12, 2010

I am staying in the luxury suites near the swimming pool, above the gym. They are beautiful. The landscaping is amazing. Anything you want, you just ask the cleaners. I have been staying here since December and will be here until May. The kichens are well stocked and the bathrooms, particularly the showers (slate tile with several shower heads), are beautiful. I have been very happy here and the staff have treated me like family. I am a female traveler from Europe and I felt very safe here.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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Monrovia, California
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Reviewed March 23, 2010

the only negative that we found was that there wasn't a microwave offered to us in our room. the room came complete w/a mini kitchenette (stove, dishes, coffee pot, sink, refrigerator, silverware, utensils, pots & pans) but no microwave. due to the fact that we were just a random over night guest for one night, a microwave would have been ideal.

the desk staff was absolutely awesome! supplied extra coffee & gave clear directions to the locations we were looking for.

Danielle & Greg Johnson

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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