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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The beds were comfortable and lots of pillows, however, the carpeting is dirty and the bathrooms were outdated and old. There was hardly any water pressure in the shower and if anything came out, the pipes rattled loudly. Great location though.

Thank Patty D
San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed there 5 days thinking this place is okay ;however once we arrived home we found that we were bitten by BED BUGS every where!!!!!!!!!!!!! Called the hotel and spoke to Cindy and said she would address this to the regional manger and call us back. As to be expected never did get that phone call.The vacation from HELL!

2Thank joseandrebaotero
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The location of this hotel is very good, a five minute drive or 15 minute walk to Legoland, just across the street from Carlsbad Premium Outlets and you will be parked and ready by the beach in five minutes as well. If you’re going to the center of Carlsbad you should be there in 10 minutes by car. The layout...

Thank Joky80
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was a decent hotel for the rate that we paid as we were using it as a launching pad for Legoland. As other reviewers have stated, it's not fancy and could use updates, but for $100 a night with four people in the room, you can't have high expectations beyond it being clean. Unfortunately we were not able to...

Thank Anthony H
Queens, New York
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not a "resort" by any stretch of the imagination, this large-scale motel is a good, comfortable choice for families visiting Legoland. It might look dodgy from the outside, but the rooms, furnishings and pool are kept clean and in good condition. There are many chain restaurants and coffee places nearby that you can even WALK to!! (PF Changs, Ruby's Diner,...

1Thank queensboulevard
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We chose this hotel because it was less than a mile away from Legoland and also from the fantastic Pacific Ocean Beach! The hotel was definitely on the expensive side at $300 a night considering that the hotel itself is very old and definitely needs some serious upgrades and renovations. The good things that the hotel had was a great...

3Thank Adrian C
Simi Valley, California
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hasn't been remodeled in ions. Hotel placard in room says smoking in room fine $250. That ship already sailed. Location is great; close to beaches, Legoland. Outlet mall across street, good restaurants close by. Pool is great for kids. Breakfast is not like in pics. Round scrambled egg and sausage patties. Price good. But room smells bad. Will seek another...

3Thank resas210
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We had a clean and comfortable room on the second floor overlooking the gardens and was lovely and quite. Shuttle bus was great and only a short wait to take us to and from Legoland. Kids loved the pool. Shopping close by with lovely restaurants, good central location

1Thank Lilfamilygetaway
Oakhurst, California
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had to spend one night in Carlsbad to attend a funeral, and were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. Although it is an older resort, the room was very clean and the bathroom had been refurbished. Room included a mini 'fridge and microwave. Great location within walking distance to many stores and restaurants. Had a nice dinner at the Kings...

1Thank nelsone73
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Very close to Legoland it only took about 5 minutes to get there. Its a clean facility that offers a family breakfast that has something for everyone. The staff was nice and the price is right and is located near restaurants. We always stay here when we take the kids to Legoland.

1Thank vera l

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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: $138 - $312 (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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“Stay at a known hotel chain.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveS59, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you ask for a room on the second floor if you want a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles LatishaD, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles Babette023, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get something looking at the pool if you can. Garden view is next best.”
 of 5 bubbles GeneG717, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best rooms are facing the gazebo, if you want quiet evenings.”
 of 5 bubbles JWeddle0126, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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