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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel

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153 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

First week of May is a good time to visit not too crowded, a little colder though. One visit for 2 places. This hotel is very nice, comfy bed, friendly staff. Walking distance to legoland saving parking fee. The flower field just behind the resort. Nice they separate kids and adult pool. Nice soft towels.

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1 Thank Sugaylange
Jeff B, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your most recent stay at the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel. We agree early May is beautiful in Carlsbad, especially with the flower fields in bloom. Thank you for taking the time to post a review; Team Palisades love to hear from you. More 

Silver Spring, Md
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Really a very nice resort. Pool area, hot tub, and little water park were great. Rooms are fine and very clean. The odd part is they only give you fresh towels two days a week. (their going green initiative they claim) That would be fine if they told you that at check in but they did not. So we used... More 

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2 Thank parknfly
Jeff B, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your most recent stay. The Housekeeping Team was surprised to hear of your service experience. When you have a moment, please email me – jbrock@gpresorts.com, so we may discuss you’re your next visit and please allow me to ensure your expectations are exceeded when you have a chance to... More 

goodyear,az
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43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We stayed at the Grand Pacific Palisades resort in Carlsbad, Ca. from May 14 - 21st. The weather was unusually chilly with a little rain but the resort made up for it. The unit is very large, with a full size kitchen, living room (with fireplace) , dining room and very comfy bedroom. They had 2 dressing areas for getting... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

My first time in Carlsbad. Went to Disney for 4 days and came here to stay for 3 days and we really loved it. It's not the fanciest hotel, but it's not a dump either. The hotel has enough stuff going on that we didn't really feel the need to leave. Our girls loved all the activities the hotel offered.... More 

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2 Thank nuhmoeya
Jeff B, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

So glad to hear that your family had such a great stay at our resort. We do have great a great Activities Staff. Room Service is available from Karl Strauss - hope you get a chance to try it out on your next visit. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Laguna Hills, California
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stayed in a double queen room which was adequate for our one day stay. It overlooked the parking lot that was used for the adjacent restaurant and while that did not create a problem for us, it would not be my choice if we return. The hotel shuttle took us to the Flowe Fields which you can see from... More 

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3 Thank Dee8490
Jeff B, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our resort. I'm so glad to hear that you had a nice stay. The Flower Fields are always a great place to visit when in season. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

This is our second trip to Carlsbad; the first time we came (5 years ago) we stayed at the Sheraton and had probably the best hotel experience one could wish for. We were hoping for a similar experience at the grand palisades but were disappointed: the front desk staff is slow and somewhat apathetic and the rooms small for the... More 

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Jeff B, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MarmiteK,I am so disappointed to here that your experience wasn't up to your expectations. I'd love to hear more about your stay. Please email your best contact information to jbrock@gpresorts.com. I look forward to hearing from you. More 

Fullerton, California
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91 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

As our daughter and her family live in Carlsbad, we periodically stay a night or two at the GPPR, I'd describe the property as a quiet, off the beaten path place to stay. We've always found it clean and enjoy the views from the property. It is very convenient to several north San Diego County attractions. Therefore don't be surprised... More 

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2 Thank Carl B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the website photos. This place is not as advertised. Also, if you are a HGVC owner be advised that this is an affiliate and not a club location. Oceanside view rooms are across the street from a night club, which may have been nice for our honeymoon but not so swell for family vacationing and sleeping... More 

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Robstown, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

We stayed here May 12 -16 2015. We had a 1 room Villa. This property was perfect for what we wanted.... a fun family get away to LEGOLAND. Lots of kids here, very kid friendly. The property was clean, very pretty, and low stress. Our 1 room villa (room 190) was HUGE, with a great big patio. We did not... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

We where told at our 3pm check in it would be another hour before our room was ready. So we went to the brewery for a bite while we waited. An hour later we go back to the front desk, they said the room we booked 3 months in advance is gonna be another hour or more and they still... More 

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Jeff B, Manager at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel, responded to this review

I am so disappointed to here that your experience wasn't up to your expectations. I'd love to hear more about your stay. Please email your best contact information to jbrock@gpresorts.com and will be in touch. I look forward to hearing from you More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel

Address: 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4609
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: $229 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 210
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Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel Carlsbad
Grand Pacific Palisades Resort
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Carlsbad
#4 Green Hotel in Carlsbad
#12 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#15 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
#20 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
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“if not traveling with small children, or if you need quiet, ask for an upper floor away from kids pool or activity center.”
 of 5 bubbles dc662015, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The resort has elevators so for the best view get the third floor ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles mlove999, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the west side have a view of the ocean and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles JMJG115, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Couples should ask for 3rd floor so kids don't disturb them.”
 of 5 bubbles kathleenv846, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The ocean view, upper floor is great. Check when the flower garden, is NOT planted and in bloom.”
 of 5 bubbles timeshareking, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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