We stayed here for our 2 nights/3 day weekend (Columbus) to once again visit Legoland for their Brick or Treat Halloween event. After an unpleasant stay in Residence Inn Carlsbad, this hotel was suggested to me by Marriott Elite customer service.
My initial conversation with Brooke (over the phone) was not impressive. She was in a hurry but not rude. So, I was actually not expecting much from this hotel. However, upon arrival, I was greeted by a warm and friendly Brooke. She took time to point out their amenities and made sure my room had the mini fridge I requested for my son's milk. The hotel was smaller than I thought but clean and pleasantly designed. The complimentary breakfast was above average. It's cook to order; not buffet style. The staffs were pleasant, friendly and actually take time to chat with us (even on busy days). They asked how our day was going, what our plans for the day and how our stay at their hotel was going so far. They would also suggest activities or places to go around the area. Now, that's welcoming!
Our rooms was an average category 4 setup; clean, decently designed and well furnished as expected of a Marriott chain hotels. We booked 2 connecting rooms and were given the first floor rooms with balcony leading to the hotel pool/spa and fireplace. It's very convenient if you want to use their pool/spa. We also enjoyed the outdoor fireplace at nights after a swim.
The icemaker machine on 1st and 2nd floor was out of service the whole time we were there, but was surprised when housekeeping offered to fill our cooler with ice on our way to our LEGOLAND trek.
Overall, this Courtyard Marriott Hotel is an average 3 stars rating establishment, in my opinion. However, the staffs sincerity and friendliness bump their ratings up to 4 stars. We had a pleasant and a stress free time here. We will surely visit them again on our next LEGOLAND trek, which is long overdue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad hotel is located just 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Carlsbad beach, blocks from LEGOLAND® California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets, near the Carlsbad and Vista business parks 15 minutes from Camp Pendleton and close to the McClellan-Palomar Airport. When travel takes you to Carlsbad for a California hotel room, the Marriott offers all the comforts and quality you have come to expect from a Courtyard by Marriott hotel. This hotel near LEGOLAND® California offers guests easy access to the sprawling park and nearby outlet malls and more. Business travelers attending meetings and conferences in the Carlsbad area enjoy a large work desk with an ergonomic chair, high speed Internet access and relaxing atmosphere to unwind at the end of the day. Nearby area Carlsbad businesses include McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD), United States Marine Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Cal State San Marcos, Callaway Golf, Invitrogen, Western Flight and many more Carlsbad and Vista Business Park companies. Both leisure and business travelers will appreciate the warm welcome by our friendly north San Diego hotel staff as you join us in Carlsbad, California at our Marriott hotel.Attractions Near Our Carlsbad CA Marriott hotel Include:• Carlsbad Beaches• Carlsbad Premium Outlets• Carlsbad Village• Del Mar Race Track• Del Mar Fairgrounds• Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch• LEGOLAND® California Theme Park• LEGOLAND® California Waterpark• Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park• Museum of Making Music• Safari Park Other points of interest to our north San Diego Carlsbad area hotel include all the attractions of San Diego such as Sea World California, the San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego, Old Town and much more. Other nearby points of interest include the Sealife Aquarium, Gemological Institute of America, San Clemente and much more. The courteous friendly staff of the Courtyard by Marriott® Carlsbad Hotel guarantees your stay with us will exceed your expectations! Amenities of the Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad Hotel include: • Ample & Complimentary Parking• Business Center with Media Pods• New Redesigned Courtyard Lobby• GoBoard Technology Center®• Boarding Pass Station• Carlsbad Area Meeting Rooms (1,200 square feet)• High Speed Internet Access (Complimentary)• Indoor Fitness Center• Outdoor Heated Pool & Deck Area• Luxury Marriott Bedding and Pillows• The Bistro featuring Starbucks Coffee (open breakfast and dinner)• Whirlpool Suites Available• The Market 24-Hour Café ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad Hotel Carlsbad
- Courtyard Carlsbad
- Carlsbad Courtyard