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Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Woodland Hills
1 review
“Very nice but if only I had known .....”
Reviewed November 17, 2010

This hotel is a very nice place with a view to die for! There is nothing like waking up in the morning walking out of your room to see the Pacific Ocean right there!! And to sit there and watch the dolphins play is breath taking!! The one and only thing that I wish I had known was not only is this hotel a 100% smoke free hotel (which is fine), but one can't even smoke on the premisis of the hotel. I have no problem not smoking in the room, but when I was told that I couldn't smoke anywhere on the property I was quite disappointed as I have never heard of that anywhere and I work at a hotel myself. I just wish I had known that before making my reservation.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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mtadame, General Manager at Best Western Plus Beach View Lodge, responded to this review, December 8, 2010
I am very glad that you enjoyed your room and the view. I have to agree with you watching the Dolphins pass by is breath taking. Yes we are a 100% non-smoking hotel, but you are able to smoke out in front of the hotel. Then you are able to look once again at that wonderful Ocean View of ours. We thank you once again and hope to see you again soon.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

The variety of breakfast foods was exceptional and quite healthy! Cathy was incredibly friendly and helpful!! You don't see this kind of service anymore these days. She is exceptional!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Apple Valley, California
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Reviewed October 4, 2010

This hotel is very close to the beach, we had a room with a balcony, we could see the water. It is just across PCH from the path to a great beach. It is VERY Clean, the staff is VERY friendly and helpful. We will go back every chance We get. The bathroom is a little small but it has everything you could need. I think they even have rooms with fireplaces... Can't beat it!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chandler, AZ
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

My wife, 4 year old son and I stayed at the Beach View Lodge in mid September 2010. Our stay was fantastic. We got a great deal on the rates as we went just off season. We opted to go with one of the suits. It was like havin our own apartment. It was huge.
Living room with gas fireplace, sleeper sofa, desk area, kitchen large bathroom, large bedroom with walk in closet and safe. TV in both the bedroom and the living room. The bed was a king and very comfortable The regular rooms seemed spacious as well from what we could see.
The location is great. Literally across the street from the beach and within walking distance of many shops and restaurants.
The staff was very friendly and the housekeeping was great. The room was spotless.
They offer a free breakfast each morning and the breakfast room has a panoramic view of the ocean. or you could sit out on the patio and eat. It faces the ocean as well. Both areas are on the second floor so you have a nice view. Breakfast is simple, cereal, pastries, bagels and fruit but plenty enough..
Parking is free and is under the hotel on the ground level so the cars stay covered. The hotel also has free internet.
We would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Yucca Valley, California
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

For a week in Sept. our family enjoyed a mini family reunion at the Beach View Lodge. We had three separate rooms. We had such a great time, in large part, due to the excellent service and accommodations offered at this Best Western. Our rooms were spacious and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Though we didn't have a view of the beach, we could hear the soothing roar of the surf from our window. And the complimentary breakfast each morning was one of the best I've ever had. It included fresh blueberries, strawberries and grapes along with delicious fresh danish, cereals, juice ... the list goes on and on. The breakfast manager, Cathy was super and attended to our every need. We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Oxnard, California
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

A beautiful hotel on the coast of Carlsbad. The staff were all very helpful and professional. The hotel was kept up extremely well, room and grounds were clean and quiet. My husband and I had a single room, that was plenty big! The room included a kitchen area and our own deck. Our favorite part of this hotel was their sun deck and breakfast area. The sun deck was great place for relaxing in the sun and the breakfast had plenty of choices... even fresh fruit. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Palm Desert, California
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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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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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