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Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Ranked #16 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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“Wow! What an ocean view!”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

I had to stay in Carlsbad for a business trip. I also like to stay at Hilton properties. This one was exceptional. Aupon arriving, the manager was helpful and very nice. My room was very comfortable. The view.... Wow!!! I sat with my coffee looking out at the Pacific in the morning. Next time I will bring my running clothes because there is a break path along the coastline!

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

Brant greeted us with a smile and wished my daughter a Happy Birthday! Everyone treated us like we were family, and always with a smile! They had a cake waiting in our room for our daughter. It felt like we were celebrities and this was only our first stay! Goran was our shuttle driver to Legoland in the morning and he was very cheerful! After spending the entire day there, we were tired and couldn't WAIT to get back to the hotel. Melissa picked us up and extended her apologies for the delay. The whole way back we were sharing our day with her, and while she had probably heard the stories from hundreds of people, she listened attentively and cheerfully! By our second (and last) morning, Herman knew us and knew what type of omelet we wanted for breakfast (and they were YUMMY!). Keith was friendly, and extremely hard working - making sure we knew about all the foods in the breakfast buffet! Each night, we were tired and did not want to be in a car anymore, so Manny and Malcolm were wonderful servers! They even knew our food preferences by the second night, and asked if we wanted the same thing.

The room was absolutely awesome! They placed us in a larger room as a celebration gift to our daughter, but unfortunately the highway noise was a little too mundane for my husband, so we asked to be switched to another room. They placed us on the 3rd floor in room 335 and we had an amazing view of the ocean and pool, and it was quiet! The highway is not a noisy highway, it's just that my husband is extremely sensitive to any and all noises and needs complete quiet at night.

I have a very big fear of finding bugs in hotel rooms, so I thoroughly checked under each bed as well as the mattress for ANY signs of bedbugs and did not find a single one. The hotel was extremely clean, and we've already decided that if/when we travel to San Diego, we would drive the 30 minutes and stay at this hotel.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this hotel! After we left, we headed to Anaheim for the Disneyland part of our vacation, and the hotel we stayed at while in Anaheim left us longing for this one.

Thank you all for making our daughter's 10th birthday and our first family vacation in 7 years so special and so memorable. We will never forget it!!!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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wavehunterz
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

The location and property are both very good. But the customer service was excellent. The staff go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms were very clean and plenty fine. The bathrooms aren't amazing, but they're are plenty fine. The pool, whirlpool and outdoor space is very nice. And of course the evening cookies are a nice touch.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The front desk staff was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. Our flight was very delayed so we didn’t arrive until almost midnight and they were attentive and completely cheery. There was going to be a large party in the courtyard and the hotel put notices on all our doors and offered to relocate us. The room was comfortable, quiet for a hotel and although our partial ocean view was made more partial and less view by the large palm tree in the courtyard, it was still nice.

This is a good hotel for people traveling with children. Close to Legoland, hot cookies every night (well, that was nice for everyone), nice pool area and there were even kid movies shown on the lawn in the courtyard.

And that segues into some cons.

1. This is a good hotel for people traveling with children... which we weren't. Don't expect a quiet relaxing poolside experience.

2. I specifically chose this place because I wanted something affordable on the ocean - I wanted waves - and this was right across the street from the beach. Well, it was across the street, but the beach was accessible only by climbing down a steep grade of boulders and even at the bottom, it was mostly rocks and seaweed. We ended up having to drive down the road to find an easily-accessible sand beach.

3. We wanted to be in a beach town and Carlsbad looked nice but this hotel is south of the city so you have to drive several miles for restaurants, shops, nightlife, etc. Nothing is by the hotel.

4. The door keys de-magnetize when they get near cell phones. Who doesn't have a cell phone these days? And most women keep keys and cell phones in their purse so we had this problem several times. The staff was very apologetic and happy to rekey us quickly but still, an inconvenience.

In spite of those things and the fact that the bathrooms could have been cleaned a little better, I recommend this place. It was an easy drive to/from San Diego (less than 30 minutes in low traffic), affordable and provided good customer service.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Cupertino, California, United States
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

My family stayed this Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach on the week of Thanksgiving. HGI is a Very nice, comfy and spacious one. Staff is friendly, beds are comfy with a Garden Sleep system. Desk chair was the business chair with the web back and lower lumbar support. The gym had a treadmill and elliptical.Flat screen high def TVs....Nutrogena shower products.. It met our needs and our room had a partial ocean view. The sunset was amazing.
Although there is no beach access, you can walk across the street and enjoy the beach views and walk along the beach. You can drive to neighboring shopping centers and eateries.
HGI located about a mile off the Legoland. We Enjoyed complimentary transportation to the Park.
If I'm ever come to Carlsbad again, I'll be booking another room at the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

I attended a wedding here in may and finally got to book a night here in november with my husband. I was impressed by how professionally the staff handles themselves in potentially awkward situations. One of the front desk members Ryan was so gracious and diplomatic while fixing another employees mistake that we thought he was a manager. Usually people don't take on responsibility for others like that unless they are management. As for the hotel itself it is very close to local hotspots. If you have a need just ask one of the front desk agents like Brant they seem to know the area pretty well.

  • Stayed October 2011
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United States
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

I was in need of some R&R so headed to the beach! The Hilton Garden inn is short walk away and has some amazing views! A comfortable bed is very important- I slept very well (its adjustable!). The staff is very attentive and really goes out of their way for you! Looking forward to many more visits :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Address: 6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1058
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#16 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located across the street from Carlsbad State Beach. Featuring ocean views, full service restaurant & bar, spacious guestrooms, heated pool and spa, fitness center, business center, and much more! All guestrooms are equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, complimentary wireless high speed internet, two dual-line phones, and Television with on demand movies. Rooms feature Serta Perfect Sleeper Beds, 32' HDTV and Herman Miller chairs. 2 electric vehicle charging stations with dedicated parking. ... more   less 
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