Overall, this was a very clean hotel with friendly staff. We came here for a friend's wedding and this is the hotel that was recommended by the bridal party. It was pricey for the type of hotel, but all of the other hotels in Carlsbad seemed equally as pricey. The breakfast buffet was free and pretty good. The main drawback was the free wifi that didn't work. Also, the bar basically turns into a club on the weekend. This could be good or bad depending on what you're into.