We have 2 kids (4 and 7) and came over from Australia, and took a bit of a gamble and booked this hotel before it opened - and so glad we did. The staff here were superb - really friendly, helpful, polite, happy, nothing was an issue ...everything that you want from hotel staff. The hotel is only a few weeks old, and looks lovely. The rooms are a good size. We had 2 double beds in our room which were very comfortable. Our room was towards the back of the hotel, and next time I'd ask for an ocean front room if available - just for the view. We ate at the hotels restaurant (Chandlers) every (3) night . The food was absolutely lovely, and with two kids the really friendly staff made us welcome. There was a wide range of customers there from couples, to couples with toddlers, as well as us (couples with kids between 4-7), and the atmosphere was great.
We drove down from Los Angeles, and the trip was really easy (even easier through renting a North American map for 30 days for our NavMan for less than $25!! ... heaps better than paying $14 per day). We chose the self-park option which was literally at the back of the hotel or just across the road, so was no hassle at all. At the time there was no cost for self parking, and there was an ample amount of car spaces.
We initially chose this hotel as it was close to LEGOLAND - and we would definitely stay here again if we ever came back. The hotel offered their complimentary drop-off/pick-up service to drop us off at LEGOLAND and we simply called and they came to pick us up.
Overall... it was the best Hotel we stayed at so far, and we'd definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled along the sunny Pacific Coast in Northern San Diego and only 150 steps to the surf, Cape Rey is the adventurous choice for the California traveler who seeks something different and unique. With spectacular views of picturesque South Carlsbad beaches, the resort sits atop the crest of a series of gently rolling berms - a crest we like to call the Cape! At the Cape you are just minutes from LEGOLAND(R)California and the historic Del Mar Race Track, or a short coastal drive to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park, famous regional wineries, and award-winning craft breweries. For the adventurous types we outfit you for local deep-sea fishing, sailboat cruises, horseback riding, paddle boarding, snorkeling, surfing lessons, and kayak explorations. Foodies enjoy dining on-property at Chandler's, where you'll find familiar favorites prepared with a twist. For connecting rejuvenation with mind, body and soul, we offer one of the top 5 Hotel Spas in the U.S. By Travel & Escape, the Ocean Crest Spa. And with an array of excursion locales and onsite amenities, there's always something to do, see or eat at the Cape. ... more less
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