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Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Recently, we visited Carlsbad California for a family function and stayed at the Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge. When booking the stay, we just wanted to be down closer to the beaches so that when we had down time we could just walk to the water. The Beach View Lodge exceeded our expectations greatly! The property was DIRECTLY across the street from the public beach and was within yards of great eating spots and local shopping! The room was clean and spacious, the staff was friendly and very accommodating and there was this great little 2nd story upper patio area facing the water that was perfect for morning coffee and evening sunsets. All in all we felt like we were at an ocean side destination resort without the steep price tag. And there was free covered parking as well! (we drove in from Phoenix)

Room Tip: All of the rooms were easily accessible from the parking areas via elevator
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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ogden
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Nice little hotel just across the street from the beach. Most rooms on upper floors to accommodate covered parking for one car/room. There are also 2 ground level accessible rooms one of which was mine. All rooms overlook a small courtyard with a pool and hot tub. There are also several seating areas including a second floor patio overlooking the ocean. My room was nice with a full kitchen, fold out couch and king size bed. There is some noise from outside/other rooms during the day but evenings and nights are quiet. With the exception of the power going out for a few hours the first night, my stay has been very pleasant. A transformer box was hit by an impaired driver at about midnight and PG&E had the power restored by 9AM. Great job by the PG&E crew. The hotel continued providing every service possible including flashlights and hot breakfast during the outage. Guest laundry and continental breakfast. The Armenian Cafe next door for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Harbor Fish Cafe for lunch and dinner across the street. Lots of other restaurants nearby. 10 minutes to LegoLand and 40 minutes to San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Room Tip: Less noise away from stairways but it is quiet at night.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

The hotel is located across a park and the beach. Breakfast is served on a patio facing the ocean. Although the breakfast offering is not something to rave about, it is enough to fill you up until the next meal. There is also a swimming pool in the middle of the buildings and parking is very convenient. There is a variety of restaurants near the hotel and they are within walking distance. Very nice area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

My wife and I stay here when we want to get away for a day or two. It's a short drive from San Diego, but it feels like we are in a resort far away. The hotel is across the road from the ocean and a short walk to Carlsbad village. Our deluxe room was spacious and had a fireplace and kitchenette. The king bed was super comfy. Great views of the ocean from the breakfast room or open patio. Included continental breakfast was very good with staff attending to any needs. The covered parking is also a plus. Friendly staff and clean property throughout. I accidentally left my shorts but we received a call on our way home that they could ship them back to me. That's service! We will stay here again!

Room Tip: Rooms with balconies have a view of the ocean if you step outside.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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mtadame, Manager at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words! We constantly strive to exceed our customer's expectations and are glad our shipping program was effective in getting your items back safe and sound. We know how frustrating it can be to get home only to learn you've left your items along the way.

We're so glad you took the time to share your experience with us, and are thrilled you took advantage of our privileged location next to the water!

Our guests love that they can park the car for free and simply forget about it whilst wandering the streets and shops of Carlsbad by foot. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. If there's anything else we may do to make your stay more enjoyable every you stay with us please feel free to contact me personally at 769-729-1151.

Warm regards,

Chris Arcidiacono
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Cedar Rdige,Ca USA
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Room was nice, had 2 doubles. Nice swimming pool. Right across from the beach and near
restaurants and shopping. Breakfast room has beautiful view of the ocean and a good variety of food. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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dover de
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

This hotel may be a little dated but it is awesome. Convenient parking, heated pool, spa and a newly remodeled breakfast room with a view of the ocean. We had an oversized room with fireplace and kitchen that was as clean as any hotel room of any major brand. Walk across the street and you are on the beach. Restaurants galore within easy walking distance. A must stay in Calsbad.

Room Tip: Oversized with fireplace and kitchen
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge

Property: Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
Address: 3180 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2908
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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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#9 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated in 2014, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge is conveniently located at Carlsbad State Beach in the quaint seaside village of Carlsbad, only 5 minutes from Legoland, world class shopping at The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and steps from miles of sandy beaches. A family owned and operated inn, Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge guests receive superior service, an exceptional location and unbeatable amenities for a friendly price. The guest experience is all-inclusive, with room rates that also offer complimentary breakfast, WiFi, newspapers, in-room coffee, safes, pillow top mattresses with high thread count bedding, complimentary local calls and free parking available on a first-come, fist-served basis. Many rooms offer fireplaces or kitchenettes. Suites are available with separate living rooms and kitchens. ... more   less 
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