I was trying out a new commercial airline flying out from Carlsbad/McClellan Palmar airport and this courtyard is actually the only hotel with airport shuttle. I was a bit hesitant at first but called in advance. From what I gathered, there is a shuttle available as long as it is within normal hour. The maintenance staff doubles as shuttle driver, as it is pointless to hire a shuttle driver when there are only two daily departures and arrivals from commercial operation. My flight to Carlsbad was delayed an hour but there was still a shuttle picking me up at 5pm, and they were able to get me back to airport at 8am the next morning. I will urge you to call ahead if you need shuttle.
In terms of room and service, it is fairly typical and everything fits the Courtyard standard. There is free premium WIFI for Marriott elite members but the speed was only okay. I would be a bit upset if I had to pay for it. The room is nice and the shower pressure is good. The staffs especially the woman who is in charge for the late afternoon were great and friendly. I won't hesitate to come back in the future, as Carlsbad will have more services.More
- Free Wifi