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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Room is nice. Enjoyed our getaway weekend. Staff was very nice. I thought that breakfast was very tasty, and healthy. Would definitely recommend to everybody. Although, I think that Jacuzzi(hot tub) needs to be cleaned every day.

Thank Benjo C
Corona, California
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have stayed several times and will again. Room was adequate. What is truly outstanding is the grounds (courtyards). They are impeccably maintained and absolutely gorgeous. USA today upon check-in/check-out is a a bigger deal than it used to be. Not as many hotels have the paper as they used to...

Thank stevenbeckwith
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 25 September 2016

OK, I have to say first of all, I was really disappointed that I not have an ocean view, or access to the ocean or even a close proximity to the ocean. The hotel is old and I would have said it was an okay place to stay if you set your expectations correctly. That was until I saw the...

1Thank Susan P
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our hotel stay was pleasant from start to finish. Our son is looking to enroll in ANA and not knowing the area I wasn't sure where to look for overnight lodging. So based on hotel reviews and specific criteria on our part Carlsbad by the Sea Resort was our "shot in the dark" so to speak. It turned out to...

Thank Antoinette H
Cindy C, Director of Sales at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Carlsbad by the Sea Resort has had a long standing relationship with ANA Army and Navy Academy. We welcome you to share you good experience with all your friends and of course our partners at ANA. Kind Regards Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

Dana Point, California
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were pretty impressed with this hotel. The name is a little misleading. It's not a "resort". Meaning that this is not the place to go if you are looking for a long weekend of luxuriating by the sea. It may be "by the sea" but its on the other side of the freeway, about a 10 minute drive away....

Thank shelldavida
New Delhi
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The best thing about this place is the location - they are just bang opposite to the Premium outlets. Make sure you do a lot of shopping here since the prices are really discounted! The complimentary shuttle to the Legoland makes it easier for commuting to Legoland and back! The minus point is bugs - you get them since its...

Thank SoumyaM
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

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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 - $290 (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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“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
“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
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