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“Near but not close”
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Days Inn Carlsbad
Ranked #25 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Sacramento, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Near but not close”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Family suite was spacious and comfortable, update was recent but okay in quality. Was a bit overpriced for location 3 miles away from Legoland. I think near I think walking distance. Staff was good, we had a problem with housekeeping they offered a discount upon checkout.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 5, 2012

i Booked 5 rooms on this hotel. Such a lovelly and clean hotel. the staff in the front desk are excellent very friendly and helpful people. As far as the freeway noise OK i hear people complaining about it on the review i got a nice clean room next to the freeway i hardly hear it as long you had the window close then it wont be a problem. I love the continental breakfast all my cousin and friends like this hotel alot most definitely will stay here again around december .

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Manteca, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

After driving from Northern California to Southern California...we (I) was pretty tired. We came to pick up my girlfriend's son from UCSD. This is our fourth visit to this hotel!!! From the time we got out of our car, we saw the gardner watering the beautiful flowers...nice potted flowers by the elevators. The staff is very friendly!!! Usually we got a room with 2 queens, but this time we were by ourselves, so had a room with a king bed. We had room 308...and after 500 miles behind the wheel...it was a relief to relax in such a nice room. My thanks to Mike and staff at Comfort Inn Near LegoLand.

Room Tip: Rooms near the rear will probably be more quiet. The hotel is convenient
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Blacksburg, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2012

We stayed here for a couple of nights over a weekend. The best thing about this hotel is that it is one exit north of Legoland, so it takes only 10 minutes to get there. The hotel is clean, and offers an average continental breakfast.

The hotel itself is next to I-5 and outside the rooms is pretty noisy. However, inside the room you couldn't hear the outside noise (we did have a room which was farthest from the highway on first floow). The room we had was a two-double bed one, and it was ok for a comfort inn. The beds were clean, but the linen showed age (we noticed a couple of spots etc.). The room had a decent fridge and a microwave (typical). The restroom was clean, and I would say the room was a good size so as not to feel too cramped up with two beds.

The lady helping out at the breakfast seemed quite efficient and polite. The food (coffee/juice/bread/bagels/cream cheese/pastries/tea/eggs) was stocked well.

Check-in was efficient, although the guy manning the desk at night seemed "tired" and "sad." The day person was friendlier.

There is free parking.

There was a pool outside. The morning I went there, it was overcast so didn't use the pool. However, it really is literally on the highway so if you like watching big-rigs go by while you take a dip, sure it could be fun. No spa or heated pool though (makes sense, its supposed to always sunny and warm around this area!)

Overall, I would give this hotel an average rating, but because its close to legoland, and for a comfort inn it was clean, I would say its very good.

I did feel that the hotel was expensive for what you get, but then again other hotels in the area are similarly priced or more expensive.

Room Tip: Get one away from i-5 if you can.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2012

Largest, prettiest Comfort Inn room that we have ever stayed at.
Similar to properties twice the price. We picked the location to be outside of San Diago when we left the next morning. Staff was great, both the owner and his son...
really impressed with the city. (Carlsbad)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newbury Park, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

I really enjoyed staying at this property! We've stayed here twice and love it each time. The 2nd time we were just hoping they had a vacancy as we didn't make a reservation. The rooms were nice each time, comfortable beds, fridge in the room, and the gentleman at the counter was very helpful. The location WAS GREAT!! There is a great pizza/sub shop down the street and 2 exits down are every place you can think of to eat on a budget from drive thru to sit down Marie Calendar type of places.

And we love the breakfasts that are included. Overall - we HIGHLY recommend this. The kids always beg to stay at "our place".

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Caliente, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Nice location and close to everything that we wanted to do. The motel is located next the Interstate 5, a constantly busy freeway and my first impression upon arriving at the motel was we were going to hear the freeway all day and night. No freeway noise was detected. We were on the second floor and on the first night we did hear noise from the ajoining rooms but we were so tired that we really didn't pay attention to it. On the second night there was nothing. The breakfast in the morning is adequate. There was a line for the waffle maker (only one) and it took 3 minutes per waffle. Overall this was a nice place to stay and we'd stay here again if in Carlsbad.

Room Tip: Personally I'd stay on the 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Days Inn Carlsbad
Address: 3700 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-3406 (Formerly Comfort Inn )
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Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Carlsbad
#17 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#24 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Days Inn Carlsbad 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nearby attractions include the seasonal Carlsbad Flower Fields and Legoland. Carlsbad contains everything from historical museums, golf parks, and shopping malls. Free continental breakfast served from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Free parking, free cable with 60 plus channels and HBO, free hi-speed wireless Internet available. On site guest laundry facility and outdoor heated pool. The building allows all rooms to have access to courtyard. One hundred percent non-smoking hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn Near Legoland Hotel Carlsbad
Comfort Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Comfort Inn

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