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Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County
Ranked #18 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 20, 2011

Close to airport but no disturbing noice. OK Breakfast. Pool area small but little used, we had the pool for ourself for two afternoons. Recomended.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Our family was in Carlsbad to visit family and decided to stay here. The room was spacious and clean and the beds were comfortable. I am pretty sure the place was almost full but we heard very little noise. We had the breakfast which is included and it was good. The room was a bit crowded and the people working there were having a bit of a hard time keeping up but there was plenty to choose from. They had eggs, bacon, potatotoes, cold cereal, waffles, yogurt, and fruit among other things.
We also enjoyed meeting Arthur at the front desk!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

Heads-up ---- This place is RIGHT near the airport. We watched planes take off and land right from our room. We do travel with a sound machine so that helped. The pool was VERY small. A lot of drunk people on and off in the week we were there. There is no lock on the pool door so anyone can come and go as they please. The room is small. We stayed at a Hampton last year in GA and it was fantastic. We were not in the room much but a bit more space would have been nice. Not close to anything really, except Cosco. Sort of near In and Out and a few other places. As others have said - you need a car for this location. On the positive side - it is right near Legoland. We even thought it was a good location for San Diego, La Jolla and even Disneyland. That was really great. The lady that works the breakfast area was fantastic. She worked that floor like a champ. The hotel had something different almost every day which was nice. The ladies that made-up the rooms each day did an excellent job as well. The place was clean, and they work very had. Thank you for that!!!

Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
1  Thank AureliaSC
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

Walls are thin enough to hear complete conversations in next room. Great breakfast daily, and warm chocolate chip cookies in the evening. No restaurants close by, but a couple miles down the road, so you will need a car. Airport is across the street so airplanes taking off and landing starting at about 530 AM. This property is great for the business traveller free wifi in the room.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 7, 2011

I recently spent three nights in Carlsbad at the Hampton Inn near Palomar Airport and I was pleasantly surprised. My room (2 Queen beds) was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The decor (furnishings, fixtures, etc) was upscale and interesting. I had asked for a "quiet room" and, given the proximity to the airport, I was very happy with my assignment. The staff -- from the desk clerks to the housekeepers, to the young man in charge of the excellent (complimentary) breakfast - were unfailingly courteous, helpful and pleasant. It was a "seamless" experience.

Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 1, 2011

Great hotel and staff but would not stay here again as you can hear guest in both the hall and the next room talking like there is nothing between you.

Such a shame as every other aspect of this hotel is excellent.

We would not stay here again and we almost always stay at Hampton Inn something got missed in the Quality Control and Hampton should look at it

Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
5  Thank birtleman
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

I travelled here for business as a single female traveller on official federal government travel. I returned to my hotel room im the evening to find that my belongings were tossed onto my bed and furniture from my room was missing. I thought this was odd and double checked to make sure my personal belongings were not missing.
A little later at approximately 6 p.m., suddently two men were inside of my room, they did not have hotel uniforms, nor did they have name tags. My tv was off, so it was quiet in my room, I did not hear these men knock, nor did they introduce themselves before entering my room. Before I could say anything, they were both all the way inside my hotel room to where the TV is, I was frightened and startled, they were also speaking in another language to each other and at no time asked permission to enter (I was sitting at my desk directly in line with the door so they should have saw me). It turns out that they had removed the furniture from my room at approximately 2 hours earlier to clean it and was coming back to return the funiture. I felt intruded upon, violated, and unsafe after this incident. I was never told by the hotel that my furniture would be removed from my room and returned by 2 men at 6 p.m.
I immediately asked to speak to the hotel manager to ask that these men do NOT return to my room for any further "removing furniture for cleaning" operations. I also asked why are they removing furniture while guests are occupying rooms? and at 6 p.m.? The response was they try to clean furniture when guests are gone for the day. Keep in mind that my belongings (open suitcase and laptop computer) that were on the furniture were removed and tossed onto my bed. Being here for business, I had documents that should not have been touched by hotel personnel (maid service was complete for the day so I left items out). The manager later told me that she talked to both men and both men denied my story and that they both said that they knocked and introduced themselves which they did not. I decided not to argue any further with the manager because she did not take my complaint seriously. In addition, after these men entered my room, my door refused to lock!! Turns out that the battery on the door was dying so my door would not automatically lock when leaving my hotel room. My belongings could have been stolen at any time that day. I would not have been so upset if I had a sincere apology from the hotel manager, instead I was accused of making up a story and she insisted that both men denied everything. I felt extremely unsafe as this occured at the beginning of my stay there. I opted for NO maid service for the rest of the trip as I felt that I needed to keep my "do not disturb" sign on my door for the rest of my stay to keep the men out.
I was also placed at the end of the hallway in a handicapped room. I am not handicapped! i had a seat in my shower which caused all the water to spill onto the bathroom floor.
The walls in this hotel is very thin as well, I could hear the couple next to me having sex all night and could NOT sleep.
The only great thing about this hotel is the free breakfast downstairs and 24 hour tea and coffee (although most of the time, the hot water for the tea was completely empty).
This is the first bad hotel and bad hotel review I have ever done to give you an idea of how bad my stay was here.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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6  Thank KaneoheGurlie
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Address: 2229 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1553
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#11 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#18 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range: $107 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Carlsbad-North San Diego County 2.5*
Number of rooms: 94
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