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MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Lovely resort, beautiful grounds, nice friendly staff.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Anaheim, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Enjoyed our stay in our 2 bedroom one for us and the other for family. Very quite with window closed as Legoland is next door. We went to Safari Park, Bar-B-Q three out of the 5 days stay, on Monday, May 28 the grandkids participated in the MarBrisa Memorial Day Festvites. "Splish Spash" Relay Race, Carnival Games, Tye Dye T-shirts and S'mores, they were oh sooo good!!! We would come back again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Everyone is so friendly. The resort is very elegant compared to some of the others we've been to. We always love it here and it is alway clean inside and out. I love the fact there are laundry facilities on the grounds that are free of charge so I wash before I go home so I wont have to do it when I return home. What a delight.

Room Tip: Leogland view is nice, listening to the sounds of children screaming on the roller coasters as they...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank deedee91739
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We love coming to Marbrisa. Beautiful resort with super friendly and helpful staff. Got stung by a stingray and the staff drove my husband in their own car to the hospital. Activities supervisors have fun activities for the kiddos.

  • Stayed May 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Marbrisa is a very fun, clean, and very kid friendly place to stay! It has a very beautiful view and it is in the proximity of Legoland and even includes a private entrance. Marbrisa's staff are very friendly and they help make your stay enjoyable. There are many activites for kids, but does not limit fun for adults. There is wine tasting 101 and relaxation. Marbrisa is awesome!

Room Tip: Book trips early. Rooms on the bottom side have good Legoland view, but theme park may be noisy!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2012

As HGV members, we were looking for places to stay in San Diego. There are 3 properties in Carlsbad and we chose this one since there was availability. This place is easy to get to from San Diego only if you have a car, otherwise, I don't recommend staying here. They do have free parking.

The lobby can be difficult to find, but it is in Vista 56. There are a number of vistas but try to stay away from the ones that face Legoland unless you enjoy the sounds of screaming from kids on the rides. Be sure to also see the concierge to get discounts and coupons on various attractions, including the spa at the Sheraton. If you listen to the HGV sales pitch, you can also save more money on them, but be warned the sales staff can be quite pushy.

There's free wifi in your room and also a computer with printer in the lobby. In the mornings, they also have fresh coffee and assorted teas for free. Otherwise there is no restaurant on this property. The closet one is a 5 minute walk in the Sheraton next door. They do have bbqs though if you want to cook up a steak or burger.

The gym is small with a couple of ellipticals and treadmills, and some free weights but they do have towels, books, magazines, and a water machine. It's located in the activity centre were you can borrow free movies, buy slushies, and ice cream.

The pool isn't very big for a resort that can accommodate many but good thing we went when it wasn't so busy and not many families. There's also one hot tub.

We stayed in a studio plus which included a balcony facing the road, microwave, fridge, toaster, and coffee machine. It was nice to have these amenities. The bathroom was decent. Keep in mind they don't provide housekeeping unless you stay more than a week but they will come change towels and garbage on request. There's free laundry on the main floor but you buy the soap.

This is not my idea of a resort and they are quickly expanding so likely will become one. The location and lack of restaurants are ideal. However, the staff here are great. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful, and great to know local tips. The cleaning staff don't speak English well but are efficient. The activity staff is also very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shoreline, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2012

I'm not sure where the bulldozers and mounds of dirt are?? First stay here; my first impression of the lobby was it was an afterthought... But once you check in, everything else is great. The 3 bdrm room we stayed in was well equipped and quite large. The main & second bdrm have a king sized bed, quite nice, and the third a queen and a twin. The pool area is adequate and the hot tub is large. The staff are very friendly. It is only 20 miles from the San Diego airport, and just off of I-5. Since the address is Carlsbad, and not San Diego, I expected a bit of a drive. I will probably come back.

Room Tip: 2nd floor is level with parking lot.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort

Property: MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Address: 1594 MarBrisa Circle, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#6 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#18 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#23 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 256
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