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Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort
Ranked #14 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The panoramic view of the ocean was breathtaking. The sounds of the waves crashing at night lulled us to sleep. We ate dinner in the restaurant and it was delicious and the service was excellent. We were very pleased with the overall comfort and serenity of the resort.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

What a great hotel. Our room was first rate with a balcony that overlooked the Pacific. The staff, valet service, the restaurant are all top notch. The food at Chandlers is exceptional. They have a great chef that knows his stuff. We ordered duck and chicken breast the first night. Perfectly done. The duck had a cherry sauce that did not overpower the dish. Just right. The next night we seabass with crabmeat crust and beef tenderloin. Both superb. The wine list is extensive and I was pleased to see they offered wine from my favorite winery: Adalaida. As for the staff, they were always ready to help with any of our needs or requests. We let them know how thankful we were and the they could expect us back shortly. Way to go Hilton!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

We really loved this hotel. First impression was being met by the friendliest staff who ushered me to the check in desk where I was helped immediately. The room was very clean and the small balcony had a beautiful ocean view. I was amazed at how many people came out of their rooms at sunset to take pictures. Wonderful spot to have coffee in the morning and watch folks riding bikes down the coast. We also had a dinner there which we enjoyed very much. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Definitely choose an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Hilton Carlsbad is a new property that nestles in a residential area. The décor is awesome and the essence of the Hotel is relaxing friendly. My King room was very accommodating and was very tastefully laid out. The food in Chandler's was very good and hospitality very nice. Definitely would stay here over and over again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Located on 101 and just across it from the beach this property is a top notch Hilton with great service and excellent rooms. I stayed one night for business and was pleased with the service and quality of drinks at Chandler's bar on site. While I did not use the pool area it looked very inviting and well laid out. You will have easy access to Carlsbad and all it's activities but can still have a quiet down time in a very nice facility. If I was on vacation I would spend the extra dollars for a beach view room the sunsets are very nice.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2013

Dear Leroy D, thank you for your kind note on Trip Advisor. It nice to hear that you enjoyed the property even though your visit was short. As for the restaurant , we have worked to improve the cocktail program and the food offerings so it was nice to hear the feedback.

Please come back and visit us when you have more time as the property is perfect as a vacation destination.

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Perfect location and impeccable service.
The weather wasn't the best during our stay, but the warm pool didn't disappoint. The drinks poolside were creative and stiff and the breakfast buffet was pretty awesome.
It feels almost like an upscale boutique property, which was surprising.
I got a facial at the spa and I loved it. Didn't have much time to enjoy the rest of the spa facilities, but I can imagine they're great.
The hotel doesn't have direct access to the beach. It's located across a busy highway from it. But there's a crosswalk at a traffic light nearby and getting there shouldn't be too much trouble.
Overall, a great choice. They even have transportation to the village/outlets!

Room Tip: Get one with a balcony. They overlook the pool/beach.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2013

Dear 709 Travel, thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor. We were pleased to read your comments on the pool , spa, location, and most importantly the service. We hope to see you on your next visit to Carlsbad .

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Reviewed December 4, 2013

I would highly recommend this location if staying in Carlsbad. The staff is outstanding, friendly and so accommodating. Rooms are big, well decorated and the bathrooms are beautiful. We really enjoyed the shower. Ocean and pool view room was amazing.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Vikram S, General Manager at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2013

Dear Kimberly M, thank you for your recent posting on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience with others. As a returning guest, your feedback means a great deal to us. Moreover , the comment about the staff was very well received as we share these on a frequent basis with our team. I hope to see you again soon.

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Additional Information about Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort

Address: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4620 (Formerly Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa)
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 37 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range: $201 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 215
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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