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Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
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San Diego, CA
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great Family Hotel”
Reviewed August 24, 2007

We had a mini family reunion at this hotel for my birthday and had a wonderful time! The hotel is one of the nicer ones along the San Diego area coast line. It is relatively new and is well maintained. The rooms are big, bright and airyi with comfortable beds. It is definiely a family hotel with lots of children around the pool but also had 3 weddings while we were there so it appeals to all age groups. The hotel is across the street from the beach but there is a street light and traffic is very well controlled. The hotel also has a free shuttle van that will take you anywhere you want to go within 5 miles. We had the van take us a mile or so down the road to a very nice beach. Although we brought umbrella's and beach chairs the hotel does rent them. The hotel is also close to Leggo Land and the shuttle will take guests there.

The restaurant at the hotel has a good breakfast for an extra charge and it was very busy. In the evening we gathered in the lobby to play card games near the fireplace.

We had a very good Mexican dinner at Fidel's in the town of Carlsbad one evening and then a more up-scale dinner in Del Mar at Jake's of Del Mar......yummy and right on the beach!
Also had a great lunch at Jay's Gourmet next to Fidel's in Carlsbad.

The front desk people at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. It seemed like everyone got along well and created an upbeat atmosphere. Thank you Hilton Garden Inn for making our vacation a great memory!

  • Liked — Value for price
  • Disliked — Wish it would have been right on the beach.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2007

This is a nice property, maybe a little better than an average Hilton Garden Inn since it is close to the beach and has a nice pool area. Hotel staff was very friendly, breakfast was satisfactory although it was under staffed. Got tired of hotel constantly begging for a 10 as a hotel review. I am a diamond Hilton Honor member and guess what, this hotel is not a 10. Beds were below average, room was noisy, food was so so. I guess hotel feels that if they keep telling everyone they are a 10 then everyone will agree.

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  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Carlsbad, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review, August 27, 2007
Dear “Textravels”,

Thank you for staying at our hotel. I am very sorry that you perceived our satisfaction inquiries as an annoyance. Our intention is to ensure that every aspect of your stay had been a perfect “10” and to allow you the opportunity to address any concerns that you may have had during your stay. I wish that you had taken that opportunity to let us know that you were dissatisfied with the comfort of our beds as we are in the process of replacing all of our beds to the new adjustable “Garden Sleep System” and currently have 1/3 of the hotel converted and will have all new beds by December. I hope that you allow us the opportunity to serve you again in the future – we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Peterborough
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Reviewed July 9, 2007

My third stay at this hotel and the place is friendly + helpful. A great reception welcomes you each day, courtesy bus to the local area and genuinely nice people throughout.

Thanks again for a great stay!

  • Liked — genuine friendly people who make you feel welcome
  • Disliked — the coffee they serve at breakfast is not the best, but eveything else is great
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
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2 Thank FINE_DAY
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Petaluma, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2007

We just stayed at this hotel and it was wonderful. All the employees we dealt with were so nice. They offer a free shuttle within a 5 mile radius. We used the shuttle each day to go back and forth to Legoland. It was a pleasure not having to deal with a crowded parking lot at Legoland. The shuttle driver was so sweet and helped us find some other places in Carlsbad that we were looking for. They have movies on the lawn in the evening in summer and free cookies at the front desk during the evening. I would definitely recommend staying at this property.

  • Liked — great service and friendly staff
  • Disliked — beach access
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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chino hills CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2007

We spent last night at the Hilton in Carlsbad and had a lovely time. The staff was tops, great beach appeal, super clean rooms, good drinks, breakfast buffet and desert. The only thing that kept me from giving it a 5 star rating was the room noise. I guess the door was just not insulated well so we heard lots of hall noise. Also, the bed is very comfy but the foam pillow top made me a bit warm so had to adjust the air a couple of times in the middle of the night. Overall...nice stay.

  • Stayed June 2007
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed June 20, 2007

Spend the extra money to get an ocean view. It's worth it. The hotel may be rated at 3 stars but the employees and the service make it a 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed May 2007
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2 Thank Parentsof2
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Carlsbad, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review, June 24, 2007
Thank you for your 5-star rating! We are glad you enjoyed your ocean view room - I agree that they are well worth the upgrade. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Fountain Valley, CA
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Reviewed June 11, 2007

Excellent and friendly service from the minute we arrived to the time we left. We recently stayed for 4 days and three nights. All the staff were friendly.
Breakfast buffets were delicious. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights ( during the summer months) they run movie out on their lawn area. You can reserve a blanket or even bring your own lawn chairs. Movies are child rated- ex- Over The Hedge. Shuttle service is available and I reccomend it. Used it to and from Legoland. Shuttle service is available within a 5 mile,radius. Service was friendly, quick, and driver gives great tips about the area. I will definitely return to this location the next time I spend a few days in Carlsbad.
I highly recommend this hotel. Well priced/ friendly service/ great accommodations.

  • Liked — the great friendly service consistent throughout our stay.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
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Carlsbad, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, responded to this review, June 16, 2007
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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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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