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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Lots of young families. Free breakfast. Good location. Old and dated but satisfactory. Room smelled musty. Toilet rocked (as in it needed to be better secured to the floor) Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah

1Thank lillywillis
Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Our family was heading to Legoland, and while we thought the Legoland hotel would be an amazing experience, it was too far out of our budget to make it happen. I found Carlsbad by the Sea online, and was able to get a great price. It is very close to Legoland, but also to tons more (restaurants, walking distance to...

1Thank Matt C
Leduc AB Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Great customer service, rooms were clean. Breakfast was good enough for this farm boy. Shuttle to LEGOLAND was really convenient and well organized, only waited about 15 minutes for them to pick us up at the end of the day! Lots of shopping and dining choices within walking distance so the location was the biggest plus compared to the much...

Thank Cardborg
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Room was clean, customer service good. Breakfast was standard "Breakfast Buffet". Sausages, egg omelettes, yogurts, coffee, toast, bagels, cereal, juice. Did not use pool, so I don't know. Had a plumbing issue with the sink and someone showed up right away, but when we got back, it wasn't working and then we didn't have cold water. Called again and plumber...

1Thank sandstorm522
Montclair, NJ
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This hotel goes to show you that you don't need to spend top dollar to get a good room with amenities and friendly service. The hotel is very conveniently located within Carlsbad, near all that Carlsbad has to offer, including Legoland. There is an on-site TGI Friday's, which does room service, and tons of restaurants/shops across the street from the...

Thank wanderlust1111
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Decsending property. Wi~fi always interupted. The price shows most things. Near by retaurants are little bit crowded around meal time. Getting earlier or later should be best if you are travelling with kids.

Thank fromtime
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I had a good time at the hotel. I recommend you get one of the first floor rooms. They open up with a porch, a cool place to hang out for a bit. The pool was very near and it was not noisy. I did NOT like their WIFI or lack of….I had to stand up and walk the room...

1Thank Jason D
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Excellent hotel when work is paying for it! I think the $200 price tag is a bit high otherwise given that the resort isn't on the ocean (1 mile to nearest beach), but the rooms are very nice and the staff and service are absolutely great. Friendly, easy to work with, and happy to accommodate whatever we needed. One thing...

Thank Copleyb
Lebanon, Oregon
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We checked in late in the evening after driving for 2 days. We spent a week and loved the fact that we were across the street from the Outlet Mall so walked over for breakfast or snacks and a little shopping. I would highly recommend.

Thank Jannie884
Cathedral City, California, United States
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Carlsbad by the Sea is a great place to stay. The hotel staff goes out of their way to be friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Perfect for families, the hotel is surrounded by lots of shopping and restaurants in walking distance, the beach is close as is downtown Carlsbad and Legoland. It has a very...

Thank Pam P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your best vacation - a vacation in Carlsbad California is like no other in the world. And choosing Carlsbad by the Sea Resort guarantees the perfect location for a fun-filled experience for the whole family. LEGOLAND(R) California Resort is located just a mile away and Carlsbad by the Sea Resort is a designated LEGOLAND "Preferred Hotel." We offer special packages that include hotel rooms, tickets to the theme park, and a shuttle ride to the entrance after you enjoy a full American breakfast. Carlsbad by the Sea is centrally located to everything the San Diego region has to offer. You are only 30 miles from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park and SeaWorld. Pristine Carlsbad beaches or a game of golf are just minutes away. Spend time relaxing at the resort, walking on 22 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and playing and exercising in our year-round outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. And when it is time to dine, More than a dozen popular restaurant choices are within walking distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

Address: 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4443 (Formerly Holiday Inn Carlsbad by the Sea)
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $169 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carlsbad by the Sea Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 141
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Also Known As:
Carlsbad By The Sea Hotel Carlsbad
Holiday Inn Carlsbad
Carlsbad Holiday Inn
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“Great for the family”
 of 5 bubbles nicholefrost15, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pool are quiet and nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottS84, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Front room near reception, quite and easy access to shops, pool view was beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles 488kareng, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not wheel chair friendly, most rooms have of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Anthony_Ali, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay at a known hotel chain.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveS59, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
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