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Motel 6 Carlsbad South
Ranked #33 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“A Value”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

We spent 2 days in Encinitas and decided to extend our stay but wanted to save $$. We found this Motel 6 for $80 on a Friday night, a value in this area. I was skeptical and honestly did not want to stay at a Motel 6 but was pleasantly suprised. It wasnt anything special but I wasnt expecting a lot being it is a Motel 6! The room had no frills but was clean. We needed a hair dryer and were able to get one from the front desk easily. Hotel is very close to the beach, you can walk or a short drive for a lot of beach options. We drove less than 5 minutes and stopped at a great area. Front desk staff was very helpful and pleasant, we arrived before 12:00 noon (yes BEFORE NOON) and they were able to get us into a room right away. I would definitely stay here if I am in the area again, especially if I am on a budget!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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New Albany, Indiana
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Expensive for no amenties and the room was cramped and dark. Bulbs burned out, no shampoo, no hair dryer, the toilet ran all night, the freeway noise is terrible and the decor is depressive at best and charged 2.99 for WiFI. Never again!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Spokane, Washington
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

we needed a spot close to the grandchild. got that....but, even though the outside of the motel has been updated to be clean...and the staff tried their best to keep the room clean...the musty smell in the room was overwhelming.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Hillsboro, OR
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4 reviews
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

What a nightmare! Checked in at 9:30 pm with my elderly father and had to vacate the room at 1am due to the room conditions. When I had to kill a cockroach before setting my bag down I should have left immediately! The tub drain was clogged and a foul odor was coming from all the drains in the room. Linens were marginally clean and towels were so thin I could see through them. The worst part was that the room had been sprayed with some type of chemical to cover odors and it was so toxic that both my dad and I were ill for more than 24 hours after vacating the room. The beds, carpets, drapes and pillows were saturated with this nasty smelling stuff. We did receive a full refund before leaving, but making a 90 year old man dress and go without a good night's sleep was not fun. For $30 more, we spent the next night in a Best Western that was immaculate and included breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

We stayed here for our trip to Legoland. It was very clean. The beds were uncomfortable, but what we expected. The staff was very helpful. There is a grocery store, Starbucks, and dining across the street. The beach is literally walking distance away. The room is SMALL though. There is not much room at all.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2011

The rate was reasonable- $70 per night particularly for the area where hotels get very expensive. This was a better hotel than a 3 star we stayed at in San Diego that was double the price. We were here for two nights, and spent very little time in the hotel so it was good enough for a "crash pad" The bathroom was clean- showers were good. The bed was comfortable enough. Basic, average lodging.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Palm Springs
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

What a dive, $90.00 a night stayed only one of two nights. slept only 3 hours due to upstairs noise. Want to see a real bad room, check out the handicap room at this joint. Everything about this room....old

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Motel 6 Carlsbad South
Address: 750 Raintree Dr, I-5/San Diego Freeway at Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011-3206
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #33 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Carlsbad South 2*
Number of rooms: 160
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