This is a nice place. I’ve stayed several times with family and alone on business. The rooms are laid out so you have a kitchen area (with dishes, utensils, microwave, full fridge, dishwasher, etc.), a living area w/TV, bedroom w/TV, and bathroom. High speed internet is free for lower band-widths.
There is plenty of hot water around the popular wake-up times. Breakfast (and a newspaper) is included and will consist of cereals, breads, fruits, eggs and alternating days of French Toast or other “specialties” such as biscuits and gravy. There are selections of coffees and teas, milk, juices, yogurt, etc. There is a waffle maker for every day use. The evening social hour has beer, wine, and some lighter foods that may be good for a small dinner.
I’ve never had a problem with cleanliness. They keep things tidy inside and out. Any issues I’ve had (e.g. a clogged sink) were fixed the same day while I was at work. Friendly and informative front desk staff. Although I’ve never used them, there is a pool and hot tub, as well as an outdoor fireplace.
There is a convenience store across the street if you would like to stock-up on some items. In the same plaza area there are several take-out places for lunch. For dinners, you will have to drive to restaurants near the 5, Carlsbad Village, or off of El Cameno Real (front desk has maps). If you are in the mood for pizza type items, I recommend “That Pizza Place” on El Cameno Real in the same plaza as Boston Market. Decent food and reasonable prices (you have to get the cinnamon sticks). It’s a local hangout, so the food will be good.
Very close to Lego Land and not too far from the beach. Within about an hour of Disneyland and about 1/2 hour from San Diego (if not rush hour).
Hope this helps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Residence Inn Carlsbad is centrally located just a few miles from LEGOLAND, Carlsbad Beaches, LEGOLAND Water Park, SEALIFE Aquarium, and the flower fields. IT is also just a short drive to the Safari Park, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, and many San Diego attractions. The Residence Inn offers free parking, free WiFi, free breakfast, and a evening social hour Monday through Wednesday with free beer and wine. All suites offer tons of space and full kitchens. ... more less
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