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Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport
Ranked #21 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Lemoore, California, United States
1 review
“Great rate for the stay”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Me and my son went on a weekend because we were going to legoland. We arrived at the hotel and had friendly service, a clean nice room and very comfortable bed. the only complain i have is the refrigerator didnt work. Other then that, i was impressed with my stay for what i paid. The hotel was VERY close to everything!! close to the beach, close to the outlets, restaurants that didnt even have wait times and close to legoland. Overall i would def stay at this place again and reccommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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GMSDMarriotts, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Roseann C.

Thank you for the review! We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to evaluate your stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed everything from our clean rooms and central location to the value that you received. Most of all, we are pleased that you enjoyed the service from our staff Sorry about the refrigerator, they are all new and sometimes there is a defective one in the bunch. We have since repaired it.

Thank you for the recommendation to others. That means a lot to us!

Happy travels,

Trent Selbrede
General Manager
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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed at this location last weekend for both business and pleasure. Marriot is normally our hotel of choice and this one did not disappoint. The hotel staff really made our stay enjoyable. Whatever it was that we needed, they were all very courteous and glad to help right away. Very professional and on top of everything. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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GMSDMarriotts, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Mike W,

Thank you so much for the great review and for being a loyal Marriott traveler! We are thrilled to hear we lived up to the your expectations and that our staff delivered our famous Marriott service.

Thank you for recommending our hotel to other travelers. That is a tremendous compliment!

Sincerely,

Trent Selbrede
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Stayed at this location for a recent business trip. Perfect place for business, couples or families. Check-in a breeze, ample parking brand new hotel. Very inexpensive ( I paid $109/night) nice location to jump on the 5 or to the beach. When you walk in its very spacious with business/computers to jump on print boarding passes, beautiful couches fire place and lots of room and TV;s, open to a bistro & bar. Food pretty inexpensive most items under $10- good selection for any time of day. Bar stocked average prices $7-10 each. Room was spacious with balcony over courtyard with pool/spa, very nice bathroom. Too cold to swim while I was there, but if nice weather would have been in that beautiful pool. Plenty of lounge chairs, ample space out there. Very clean hotel, quiet at night for a good nights rest, courteous and helpful/very friendly staff, nice location close to LEGOLAND and other attractions. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking to stay in this area. I'll be back for sure on my next trip!!

Room Tip: Pick a courtyard room for best view, otherwise your looking at a parking lot opposite side of hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Pastridge
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GMSDMarriotts, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Pastridge,

Thank you so much for the great review. We are pleased that you found value in the room and food offerings. Too cold to swim? We keep the pool at 80! Maybe next time?

Thank you again for the review and positive comments. They mean a lot to me and our staff. We hope to see you again soon!

Happy Travels!

Trent Selbrede
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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GMSDMarriotts, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thor G,

Thank you for the review. I am grateful to hear that Brooke exceeded your expectations. I am also pleased to hear that the rest of our staff also helped improve your perception of the hotel, especially our housekeeping department. It is our people that make the difference.

I apologize about the ice machines. They have since been repaired but we appreciate you letting us know. Another piece of great news is that our room remodels were recently completed so they are all new!

Thank you for your loyalty to Marriott. We hope to see you on your next LEGOLAND trek!

Sincerely,

Trent Selbrede
General Manager
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

On our arrival we were greeted by Crawford who assisted us with our booking in arrangement, he was so helpful and provided us with a lot of useful information. Ellen who was also at reception, late afternoon/evening, was also incredilby helpful. Both Crawford and Ellen made my husband and I feel as though they had all the time to spend with us and answer all our questions (something that we have not experienced at other hotels, you always tend to get that rushed feeling..not here :) Our room was clean and perfect, the bathroom was spotless, which always counts for a lot too. With a a mini refrigerator and free wi-fi, who could ask for more. Bruce from The Bistro downstairs has a great sense of humour;) Charlie who worked at the Bistro on Saturday evening was great as well and most accomodating when it came to me messing up my dinner order. The housekeeping staff were incredibly polite as well. I don't often give a five star, but this hotel and their wonderful staff certainly deserve it. Thank you so much for a wonderful four day stay!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sainla
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GMSDMarriotts, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Sainla,

Thank you so much for the positive comments. The fact that you don't give many five star comments makes this especially meaningful to us. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our super clean rooms and amenities such as the refrigerator and wi-fi.

Most importantly, I am pleased that our staff performed so well that you remembered their names and what they did to help you. It sounds like the made a big impact! Crawford and Ellen are indeed most accommodating. I am thrilled that you recognized Bruce and Charlie for their service in the Bistro.

We are happy that you chose us for your four day stay. Please come back again soon!

Warmly,

Trent Selbrede
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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

If there is a standard to be set, a lead to follow, then that bar is set at the Marriott Courtyard, Carlsbad. From the management team of Corey Hamlin, and Brooke, all the way down to their professional staff, best exemplify the great attention to detail, courteous service, and "can do" team way of thinking. In my recent stays at this location, for both business & pleasure, the treatment I was given was exceptional. Whether it's an extra cup of coffee, or an extra pillow, Marriott Courtyard, Carlsbad exceeds my expectations every time, for anything big & small. I would recommend this be your only stop when visiting North County.

Room Tip: Corner/South side rooms are very good
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank RikN534
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GMSDMarriotts, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review, April 6, 2013
RikN534,

Thank you for the great review! I am thrilled to hear that we exceed your expectations every time, whether on business or pleasure. I am most pleased that Brooke and Corey deliver top notch service with attention to detail. It is great to hear that our people have made such a positive impact on your stays. We really enjoy sharing such positive comments with our staff. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and the recommendation to the whole TripAdvisor community.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Trent Selbrede
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

My family and I stayed while visiting legoland which is very close. After a minor bump upon arrival, the staff, Cory and Jonathan more than made it up to us with great service. The rooms are great and not noisy. The hotel is upgraded and the bistro staff were very friendly and professional.
Although the Sheraton is closer, I would highly recommend this hotel for a family visiting Carlsbad or even if traveling on business.
Great staff, great service, good rooms at a very competitive price, that is all I need and I only wish other businesses were able to provide this same professional friendly service!

Room Tip: Stay on 3rd floor
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Southeast108
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GMSDMarriotts, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Southeast108,

First of all, thank you for the great review! I am really happy that Cory, Jonathan, and our Bistro staff made such a positive impression on you and your family. Thank you for mentioning our quiet rooms. It is one of the advantages of being tucked away but still close to everything!

Thank you so much for writing a review to let travelers know what great service and value we provide to our guests. The fact that you would highly recommend us is a great compliment. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Trent Selbrede
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Property: Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport
Address: 5835 Owens Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-6562 (Formerly Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad)
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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 Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#19 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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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