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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel
Ranked #11 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

We reserved a condo here and when we arrived we were told the party in our room hadn't checked out and the hotel couldn't move their belongings. We were put in a double room for the night and given vouchers for free breakfast at Karl Strauss (which was yummy). The next day the other party still hadn't checked out and I was very upset because I needed the condo with the full kitchen for our week long stay. The manager (Jennifer) decided to put us up in the sister resort (Marbrisa) that is just a mile away. It was just what we needed and she gave us a nice discount as well. We had a wonderful time at the Marbrisa. When we came home, I checked my credit card and was billed for the full amount. I called Jennifer right away and she credited the error and gave us another discount. I understand that vacations are not always perfect and the Pacific Palisades did everything right to accomodate us. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2010
We truly appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

All the usual good stuff. Also the lap pool was nice but then a separate family pool with a water gym! The girls 3 and 10 loved it! They also had a movie night complete with popcorn candy and drinks. An activity room and separate game room. It is a very nice hotel, beautiful ocean views too! Karl Strauss Restaurant and Brewery was nice, good food, Micro brews. They also had a breakfast buffet that was perfect to get the day started. Waffle and Omelet stations very nice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2010
At Grand Pacific Palisades we are committed to "Making Happy Memories One Moment at a Time!" It appears your stay with us was a memorable one based on your positive feedback. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.
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Oceanside, California
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

i choose this particular resort for my honeymoon. it was amazing how friendly and helpful the staff were. in particular Olga who attended us as we checked in with a great smile and very professional. the resort it self was very clean, the view was amazing and the accomedation in the room. i would definatly recommend this to anybody, family wise or another honeymoon.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time here at the Palisades. Looking forward to your return visit.
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

Stayed one week with 2 small kids. Rented a timeshare from an owner through a timeshare rental website. Got an amazing deal on a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit with an oceanview and were extremely satisfied!!!

Very large and very comfortable accomodations. Very clean. Very comfortable beds with nice bedding and duvets. Great kitchen made for a very comfortable stay. Not the most luxurious of places we have stayed but extremely clean, and well maintained.......and a great place for families. Onsite laundry facility was also very handy as were the BBQ's - extremely clean and are cleaned by staff on a daily basis.

Wonderful family resort. Terrific kids pool kept the kids entertained. Also great activities for the kids, especially on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Our kids enjoyed it so much that we rescheduled our touring plans to accomodate the kids being able to participate. Great activities room with pingpong and air hockey table. Also small arcade room. Also Friday outdoor movies on Friday nights.

The resort is full of families and there are a ton of kids at the resort. Not sure if I would want to come here without kids. And floors/ceilings are thin and sensitive, so you can hear the pitter patter of little ones above you........but it didn't interfere with having a good night's sleep as we are early risers anyways...but if you are one to sleep in, it might be a problem.

No problem with wireless internet.

Karl Strauss onsite restaurant came in handy for a couple of breakfasts and a takeout dinner (cheaper than having it delivered to your room - but they will do that too). Tons of great restaurants just a short drive away.

Definately enjoyed our stay and would return AND recommend to others. We stayed here as our home base for touring south california - San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado, etc. Also went to Disney for a day and the drive was quite reasonable and comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such great feedback about the Palisades. We are committed to “Making Happy Memories One Moment at a Time!” and we are so glad to hear that we succeeded in doing this for you. Hope to see you here again soon!
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

This was our second visit to this resort, and I was even more impressed this time. When checking in we were made to feel very welcome. The apartment was a 2 bedroom with an ocean view. Very clean and well equipped, close to Legoland, which is ideal for families with young children. Staff were very helpful, the towel replacement twice a week was useful. Lovely ground and the two pools are excellent, nice to have an adult pool to relax at. Children's pool is excellent fun. great all round resort

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2010
It’s wonderful to hear that you had such a great time during your stay! We really strive to make each guest experience at the Palisades a memorable one, and from your positive comments we appear to have hit our mark. We look forward to your next visit with us!
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Maryland
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort was beautiful. The staff was tremendous and we really enjoyed our stay. Convenient to the attractions in the San Diego area.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2010
We truly appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to share your comments. Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Orange, California
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

Everything was great at this property. Requested and received my wake up call on time and had a great nite sleep. Quick check in with no problems. Nice fitness center. Would recomend to all travelers.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
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JAndersonCarlsbad, General Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review, September 28, 2010
At Grand Pacific Palisades we are committed to "Making Happy Memories One Moment at a Time!" It appears your stay with us was a memorable one based on your positive feedback. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.
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Property: Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel
Address: 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#20 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 210
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