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Carlsbad by the Sea Resort

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 136*
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Reviewed 22 October 2014

The location is perfect. It's surrounded by many, walking distance restaurants, just across a premium outlet, near Legoland and about half hour to Safari Zoo. It is also near a beach, about 10 minutes. We were greeted by friendly front desk clerks and our room was clean and large. It came with flat screen TV, coffeemaker, micro, mini fridge, work...

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2014

A little outdated, but clean and comfortable. The pool area is nice, just to hang around. The location is very good: you can get to anything in Carlsbad with this hotel as your base. We were able to walk to many of our destinations, in fact.

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Reviewed 14 October 2014

Very good and clean hotel! lots of places to eat and shop! Near of beach, San Diego zoo, Legoland! We rented car visited all around! They're many thing to do. We rented car an came to Mission beach for a bike riding ( rented at Cheap rental ). Went to San Diego city and did a boat tour in Harbor...

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1Thank Raoul b
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Firstly we checked in and did not receive the type of room we had booked. The front desk people were abrupt and rude. Extremely rude in fact, we had to accept a smoking room because they were full. They promised they would put something in the room which would help the smell (which it didn't). It wasn't just a smokey...

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3Thank Andrew M
New Castle, Delaware, United States
Reviewed 9 October 2014

If you're looking for a place to stay that's pretty affordable and close to lots of places to eat and shop, this is a good choice. Nothing hugely wrong, but the facility is old and it's starting to show. Especially in the access stairs and outside entries.

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1Thank Lana M
Oakley, California
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Clean room, no stale smell. Close to LEGOLAND and outlet shopping. Plenty of restaurant choices nearby. Free shuttle to LEGOLAND, however only transports six people at a time so we drove and paid to park. Can't imagine how long it would take to get back to hotel after park closes. Free breakfast was okay.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Very nice and knowledgeable staff. The reasonable price, heated pool and free breakfast were a huge plus for my family. My only complaint would be that the free WiFi was hit or miss and mostly a miss. But there is a open signal for a close establishment if the WiFi provided is down.

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Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Great location! Just cross the main road and you are at Carlsbad Premium Outlets. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from Legoland which is just a 5-minute drive away. The hotel also offers basic breakfast buffet style.

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1Thank Emmanuel C
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Location is ideal for Legoland Shuttle bus to Legoland is easy and convenient. And free! Pool and hot tub are nice. Rooms are clean Staff is very friendly. Walking distance to great restaurants. My only complaint was the quality of the free breakfast, but not a big deal since you can walk to lots of great restaurants if you want...

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Reviewed 30 September 2014

The rooms are what I would expect for the $100 range. It is close to Legoland,the ocean and shopping. The place is well maintained it the rooms have a little bit of a musty smell when you go in. It's not to bad but takes a few minutes to get used to it. The area was clean and the staff...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: ₹ 7,962 - ₹ 18,107 (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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“2nd floor off Palomar Airport Rd”
Deaninejay, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Request a Room Overlooking the Pool and Gazebo”
  • Iron and Ironing Board in the Closet
  • Balcony in my room
  • Queen Beds
  • Coffee Maker
  • Bathroom Toilet Area
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Bath Tub
610reginaw, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose rooms with courtyard if you want kids play area”
sripathyb, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Great for the family”
nicholefrost15, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pool are quiet and nice view.”
ScottS84, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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