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Burbank, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beds were comfy, place was quiet and breakfast was adequate enough. Heater took hours to warm up even on high. Bathrooms were sub-par, bathtub was chipped in the middle of the tub. Frankly, you can find better.

Thank LiniLoo1
San Marcos, California
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Great little diamond in the rough.. Spacious rooms with the little necessities of home.. With balconies in every room is a great place to relax.. The grounds are beautifully landscaped.. They have a pretty good breakfast with lots of seating.. Overall, a fabulous little place for a relaxing getaway..

Thank N2599ALshawnb
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived with no booking and were promptly checked in by the friendly supervisor on duty. The hotel is directly across from the shopping outlets and offered clean rooms with a fridge and microwave, lovely restaurants within walking distance and a free shuttle to legoland! Great place to stay

Thank Karen G
carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Karen. If you have any concerns please email hbecerra@carlsbadsea.com. Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dated decor, average customer service, rooms and surrounds were outdated and untidy. The onsite laundry is only open from 0800-2200 with hours not suitable for daily use. Breakfast runs daily from 0600-0930 with limited options. Very loud.

Thank Anthony_Ali
carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear Anthony, please email me hbecerra@carlsbadsea.com to resolve these issues. Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

Idaho Falls, Idaho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing about the hotel was the comfy beds and large sized bathrooms. Front desk staff wasn't particularly interested in helping beyond their job script. My kiddo had 103 degree fever all night and I could not justify leaving her to get the complimentary breakfast. I called the front desk and told them our desperate situation and they refused to...

1Thank Mommiiiiii
carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mommiiii, please email me hbecerra@carlsbadsea.com to resolve these issues. Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location but still is an old smelly hotel, not worth it. Wish I have done a better search on it😖. They won't allow you to check out earlier and give the rest of your money back. You are obligated to stay in a place you not happy to stay in or pay else where . Double spending. Gggrr. Now...

Thank Kenya D
carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kenya, I would like to resolve your concerns. Please email me hbecerra@carlsbadsea.com. Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

San Francisco, California, USA
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This hotel has inconsistent ratings on a few sites (e.g, TripAdvisor, Google). For me, I found my room relatively clean, but basic and dated. Not a lot of outlets were available and an extension cord with plugs for multiple items made me worry about a possible electrical short. Not all the outlets worked as well. My room faced a major...

Thank Elle N
Brentwood, California
Reviewed 30 November 2016

booked the room based on the pictures of the outside. The outside pictures are fairly accurate. Now the Room. Turned the a/c on and got hot air. Turned the tv on no power, Fixed that as the tv was not plugged in, turned -no signal. Called front desk, got busy signal and then pushed 0 and after 5-6 rings phone...

Thank SteveS59
carlsbadgm, General Manager at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve, i would like to invite you back to the hotel to prove we that our operation does not run that way. Please email me hbecerra@carlsbadsea.com thank you, Hector Becerra

Roosevelt, New York
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Stayed for three nights during our week long vacation to CA. The hotel room was some what modernized however the exterior of the property was very dated and mildly worn down. Our room, was comfy with a balcony over looking an inner court yard and was very quiet. The location it self, was great with ample parking space and the...

1Thank Latisha D
Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We booked this hotel because it was a good deal and was rated 3.8/5 on a few sites including tripadvisor. There was blood & hairs on the sheets, musky smell, tv did not work, carpet was dirty and found a dirty black sock that was covered in dust so it must have been there awhile. Breakfast was terrible. Walls were...

2Thank amanda5805

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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: ₹ 6,549 - ₹ 13,712 (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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