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“Great location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

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Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Ranked #17 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The location of this hotel is excellent, directly across the street from the beach and easy access to I-5. The staff was extremely friendly, making sure to greet us every time we passed. Rooms were pleasant, but could use a good cleaning, are a bit on the tired side. There was a piece of gum stuck to the side of the headboard when we arrived. Overall a nice property for the price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UltimateServiceGuru, General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate the opportunity to welcome you to our hotel and appreciate your business. I was delighted to hear that you found our location convenient and that our staff was friendly while you stayed with us. I have communicated your feedback with our housekeeping staff and I can assure you that this has been taken care. Your feedback is incredibly important to us and I appreciate you taking time to letting us know. If there is anything we can do to enhance our services please let us know. We are always listening to our guests. Thank you again for choosing our hotel and we look forward to seeing you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Maine
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81 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

I am a frequent business traveler and stay at Hilton properties almost exclusively. Hilton Garden Inns are always clean, inviting and secure. This location was no exception. The only negative I took away from this visit is that the hotel is expensive to stay at. If you are going to the beach, this hotel is just across the highway from the ocean. So I understand that location determines how much a hotel can charge. The hotel appears to be an older facility that has been renovated. Rooms are small and the furniture is drab - not what I would expect from Hilton or for the amount I paid for my room. And if you want breakfast be prepared to pay $15 per person- the only option is a breakfast buffet that is way over-priced at $14.95 - by the time you add the tip in, you'll pay close to $20 for a very average breakfast!! If you decide to leave the hotel to dine elsewhere, the closest restaurants are several miles away. My advice to other travelers is to negotiate the lowest price you can for your room and bring some snacks!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jim D
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Escondido, California
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

The exceptional location was made even better by the outstanding Hotel staff!The front desk team was knowledgable, friendly and efficient.The Bar and Restaurant servers were quick efficient and friendly. A great experiance!!!

Room Tip: Sleep number bed was horrible and should be replaced
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CHRIS A
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

I have stayed here at Thanksgiving 3 years in a row and if you like an ocean view, service, ambiance, comfort, and like to shop, this place is perfect. Every year I spend Thanksgiving day with local relatives and then get up around 4 am and take the hotel shuttle to the outlets for Black Friday shopping. The shuttle runs 24hrs (outlets open at 10pm) and theres no place to park so its perfect. Get back to the hotel for a great breakfast, and snooze out by the pool or across the street on the beach. Nice big sliding windows for fresh ocean air. The service is always the best, all you have to do is ask. Read the reviews!!

Room Tip: Upper floors. Either pool or ocean view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsFoz
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Truckee, California
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79 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

The staff are so friendly and professional. The location is wonderful especially if you are a runner or a surfer because the beach is directly across the street! The rooms are very comfortable; and the pool and hot tub area are great. It is nice to sit outside in the evenings by the fire pit; and the cookies at the front desk are always yummy. There is a lot of competition for good restaurants close by but the hotel has really good food! I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank amovablefeast
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Level Contributor
132 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have stayed here several times because my parents live very nearby. This is a great location; you can cross the street and be on the beach in 2 minutes. I usually run along the highway every morning. The staff here is very accomodating. They seem to really care about providing good service. The common areas are very nice. There is a fireplace in the lobby with large sofas and tables around. One night I sat by the fire with my brother and sister in law (who were also staying at this hotel) and shared a bottle of wine. There is also an outdoor fire pit which would be great on a warm night. The rooms are typical of a Hilton Garden Inn. They are very clean. This isn't the cheapest HGI but the location is worth paying for!

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are closer to parking area.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TexasTwin
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Grandville, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hotel is right across the street from the ocean. At times you can hear the waves breaking although there is a road in between. We had a room at the front of the hotel and the view was great. The noise from the busy road is hardly noticeable. There was a wedding taking place while we were there and also some type of birthday party. The wedding was not disruptive, but with the birthday party, there were a lot of non-guest children running around. I would definitely stay there again. It's away from the hustle and bustle of San Diego and the ocean view is spectacular.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shoesp
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

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:
#6 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#7 Business 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, complimentary shuttle service, 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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