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“Nice but could be better” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort

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MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Bruce, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice but could be better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

The accommodations were large, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, full kitchen, 4 flat screen TV's, etc. But the location was not convenient to the resort amenities and it was on the third floor with no elevator requiring us to carry luggage up the stairs. The staff was very good and responded immediately to any request that we made. So I would recommend the resort but would advise you to ask for accommodations in the newer section which is closer to the resort amenities and has elevators.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations

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Thank Paul Eugene A
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Hi Paul Eugune A,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you found our accommodations spacious, comfortable and useful throughout your stay. We appreciate your recommendations and advice to our future guests and we can’t wait to welcome you back whenever you're in the area!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

On the last morning, we needed some soy sauce for our breakfast eggs and didn't feel like making a drive to the store. We called the front desk hoping they may have some in stock. They didn't carry soy sauce in their inventory. However, it wasn't the end. Not a problem for them. They had one of their technicians go next door to their "competitors" kitchen to get some soy sauce and delivered it to us. Awesome service!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your experience. We're thrilled you chose to stay with us recently and we're glad we could accommodate you with some soy sauce! Our apologies for not having it in our inventory. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future!
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mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

the HGVC at carslbad is build like a resort rather than a hotel and has its own charm. Teh sea is across the road. Teh rooms are very big and adequately furnished and cheerful. Teh activities for the kids kept them busy daily and there was something happening at the resort day and night to keep all occupied. Lego land was convenient to visit from the resort. Recommended for a good family style break.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Hi mumbaimagic,
Thank you for your review of Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa! We're so pleased that you enjoyed our accommodations during your visit. We appreciate your recommendation and certainly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!
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Mandan, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you plan on using the hide abeds you better check them first. For a HGVC these were the worst mattresses we've had. Regular beds were great like usual. If kids don't sleep good parents don't either. Everything else was as expected from a HGVC. Very nice. When they get there new lobby built it will be better.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Hi Mike W,
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your candid comments regarding your stay and also thank you for sharing where we can improve. We hope the mattresses did not cause much of an inconvenience to your stay and look forward to welcoming you back under better circumstances in the future.
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Riverview, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

Carlsbad is a wonderful city,not to far from San Diego or L.A. for attractions. (without the crowds) Plus you have the Coaster rail transit system near by(rates are very reasonable) if you choose not to drive to San Diego,sit back relax & enjoy the scenery along the way. Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad,excellent restaurant & market,good food & great prices.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations

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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi Sue C,
Thank you for your post. We're happy to know you enjoyed your stay at our property and had a great time checking out Carlsbad. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Colorado Springs, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Nice resort north of San Diego by 30-35 minutes. Resort is in a nice area near LEGOLAND and the Crossings Golf Resort. Room was well-equipped but maintenance was a little tired. Staff at the resort was very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Hilton Grand Vacations

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Thank Nanette T
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi Nanette T,
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you had fun visiting Legoland and the Crossings Golf Resort. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Corcoran, CA
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39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Spent three nights here just last week. January was a perfect time. First of all the staff person (Bennet) I spoke to prior to arriving was very friendly and knowledgeable. When we arrived, Dawn, at the desk was just as friendly and efficient. The lobby is small but they are going under some major construction and their new lobby will soon reflect their growth. Fortunately, the new pool area was ready. Two humongous pools and three spas were available for use. A ping pong table and a pool table were also in this area. Two areas with outside tvs were being used by guests. My family also used the exercise room while there. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. We had two of the two bedroom units for our large group. We walked over to Legoland using the private entrance which saves time and money (parking fees). The fully equipped kitchens are something we take advantage of for making breakfast and we also used the propane bbq pit on site. If you are considering a vacation with a family, this is the place to go. We look forward to returning and to the new buildings they will be opening in the future.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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 Lola L
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Paradise03Carlsbad, General Manager at MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Hi Lola L,
Thank you for reviewing Hilton Grand Vacations at MarBrisa. We're so glad you found our staff friendly and knowledgeable, and enjoyed our accommodations. We hope you had fun checking out Legoland as well! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in the future!
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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
#5 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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Hilton Grand Vacations Club At Marbrisa Hotel Carlsbad

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