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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Palm Desert, California
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent value for the money.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2010

The ocean is right across the street, with a nice sandy beach. There is a paved path for walking, no skate boards allowed. Many restaurants within walking distance. Once we parked our car, we didn't move it again until time to go home.
On our last trip here, about a year ago, I swore it was the most comfortable hotel bed I had ever slept in. (Too bad it wouldn't fit in our car.)
Our room had all the amenities, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, a king bed with lots of pillows...
In the lobby is a computer for guest use, and they have a wonderful breakfast room on the second floor with an ocean view. And, a more than adequate Continental breakfast.
Free parking, pool, spa, exercise room...just what we expect from Best Western hotels these days.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2010

As a frequent traveler I know exactly what I expect out of a hotel and most of the time the hotel fails to measure up. However, the Beach View Lodge is always a pleasure to stay at. Everyone at the front desk is exceptional and if you need anything they are always available and pleasant. The manager Mr. Adame is one of the hotel's gems as he makes sure your stay is perfect and has great tips on how to enjoy your time in the area. The rooms are large and spacious. There is a pool and jacuzzi both with great views of the ocean. Breakfast is complimentary with a nice spread. The view from most points in the hotel is phenomenal and comparing the prices you really cant beat the value of this hotel. I almost didn't write this review because they have always been able to accommodate my itinerary, but hey I cant hold this gem to myself anymore. All in all- one couldnt ask for more out of a hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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Ventura
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2010

I had a wonderful time during my stay at the Beach View Lodge, the staff was friendly and waking up to the ocean view is breath taking!! This is a great deal for the price, I would reccommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank brandonbush10
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2010

Have stayed here numerous times and am never disappointed. With balconies that have views of the Pacific, to being able to walk across the street to the beach, this Best Western rivals any hotel in Carlsbad. The staff (Matt, Suzie, Kelly, etc.etc.) are friendly and accomodating. The "free" breakfast is, by far, the nicest of any of the Best Westerns I have ever stayed at. In addition, Matt, the manager, sometimes makes Root Beer Floats on the upstairs patio over looking the Pacific. It is quaint, and in the heart of Carlsbad. Once you park your car, you don't have to get in it again until you depart. Don't miss this little gem in Carlsbad!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Summer-Traveler-8-15
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

This place is great for a couple looking for an inexpensive weekend get-away. Its equally amazing for families.You can open the windows at night and listen to the waves, two minute walk to Carlsbad state beach, 20 minutes from Legoland. Beds were very comfortable, room was clean, plenty of towels and a refrigerator in room. Full cable line-up including Espn(dads), Lifetime(moms) and Cartoon Network for the kids. Friendly staff, full laundry rooms,vending machines,clean pool, spa, ample parking and nice views.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
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Thank Twinsdaddy324
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mtadame, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge, responded to this review, August 18, 2010
We would like to thank you for staying with us on your vacation. Yes, being across the street from the beach and just minutes away from Legoland is a huge advantage. We are glad you were able to watch television while relaxing on our comfortable beds. There is so much more to do in Carlsbad and hope to see you again soon. Thank you once again.
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Oceanside, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

Was very Pleasantly surprised! The location could not have been more perfect. Steps away from the beach, many great places close to eat ( walking distance ), free on-site parking, very friendly and helpful staff ( we checked in very late and they were still great ), room was ready/clean and amazingly comfortable beds. My children loved that we could walk down to the beach at anytime of the day or night and loved waking up to the " smell of the beach ". Thank you for a great weekend. We will be staying with you again soon!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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mtadame, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge, responded to this review, August 18, 2010
I would like to thank you for the very nice comments you have left for us. Yes being across the street from the beach is a big Plus. Not to mention were just walking distance to the village area. We would like to thank you once again.
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

Our family rented several rooms for a wedding. There is a great deck area with a view of the ocean and we were able to gather the group together and have a few picnics. The hotel has free cabled internet in the rooms and an available computer for guests' use but no WI-FI which was a little frustrating but manageable. They have no internet for the staff so reservation changes had to be made via phone and snail mail or through the BW website.
The best part was the staff--all were very accommodating and tried to assist us with varying needs. On the 4th of July the manager decided to have a Root Beer Float Party for the guests. The rooms were clean and decently furnished --everyone commented about the great mattresses. The hotel provided breakfast was decent quality--mostly continental style with some fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, cereal and such--not too much different than we would have had at home. If you are looking for a comfortable place for an extended stay near the beach this one should work for you.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Thank travelsplenty21042
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mtadame, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach View Lodge, responded to this review, August 18, 2010
I would like to thank you and your family for staying with us. The sundeck is a great area to gather to relax and enjoy the ocean view. We are in the process of making our internet even better for our guest. I am glad you enjoyed the Root Beer Floats it was just a way to say thank you to all of our guests. It is my hope that we see you and the family again soon, Thank you once again.
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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
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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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