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2550 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2205
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#2 of 2 in Carlsbad

Welcome to Scandia Motel, your Carlsbad “home away from home.” Scandia Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Nearby landmarks such as St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.2 mi) and Barrio (0.6 mi) make Scandia Motel a great place to stay when visiting Carlsbad.

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk while staying at Scandia Motel. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While visiting Carlsbad, you may want to try some shrimp at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Vigilucci's Cucina, Vigilucci's Seafood and Steakhouse, or Koko Beach.

Carlsbad is also home to Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center, a popular natural history museum that is not too far from Scandia Motel.

Scandia Motel puts the best of Carlsbad at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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True reviews wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California2 contributions1 helpful vote
Worst stay ever!!!!! Beware! Horrific smells coming from on the bathroom. Toxic and putrid. Cleaning lady with dark hair and glasses banged on my door at 11am and started filming me and yelling at me because I wasn’t checked out. Yes, fi lining me while I was in my underwear. Seriously people. WTF. Don’t make the same mistake. Trust. Lawsuit on the way.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
John D wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
To be frank, I was kind of skeptical to stay here because of the reviews. I was on a budget and looking for a room for 4 nights. The location was great and the rooms were small but nice. The owners live on premises and are hands on. I think that a lot of these complaints and lack of responsiveness from the business is because English is their second language. I personally had a few kind exchanges with them and you could tell they were appreciative. For those 1 star reviews, to get a decent spot a few blocks from the beach for $50 a night...What is there to complain about?
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Date of stay: November 2020
Rebecca wrote a review Jun 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
The manager, Vicky and Niel, were exceptional welcoming on my arrival. There were plenty of clean towels and the room was as clean as a whistle. I will definitely be back when I have a business trip again in this area. Close to beach and shops. This place was pet friendly. Maurice also referred me here and was right about everything this place has to offer. I will be back
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Date of stay: June 2020
Trip type: Travelled
shari h wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I stayed here for two nights, and specifically chose this hotel due to their dog friendliness, The first night I discovered there were very thin walls, as I was privy to an argument between neighboring guests. While the room itself was clean, the mattress was very hard and left me with a sore hip. There was no hot water in the bathroom sink. I would have been willing to overlook all of this given the price, however, The second night, while I was listening to my loud neighbors again, the power went out. I took my (very small) dog to the window to speak to the night manager (owner). He apologized and was very friendly, said he would speak to my neighbors about being loud, which he did. The power remained out until 530am, I had to shower and get ready for bed in the dark and could not charge my electronics which were needed to work remotely this morning. When I was packing my car to leave, the owners wife came out and told me they didn’t know I had a dog with me. I explained that not only was I up front about the dog, but it was the whole reason I chose to stay at this property. Additionally, her husband had seen the dog when I walked up to his window the evening prior, and he didn’t say anything about it. They attempted to charge me $200 for not complying to their dog policy. After some discussion, they said they would charge me $25 for the dog and would refund my second night stay due the power outage. Later upon checking my bank, I saw I was charged for two nights, I called the hotel and spoke to the same gentleman. He was now denying any knowledge of our conversation, and insisting that I needed to pay for the two nights I was there. He began yelling at me and acting unprofessionally, and eventually I ended the unproductive conversation and called my bank. I do not recommend this hotel, the owners are deceitful and acted unprofessionally. I travel often and have stayed at a handful of properties in the area, but have never had such a poor experience.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Room Tip: Very loud area due to proximity to the railroad and the road.
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John L wrote a review Oct 2019
St. Thomas8 contributions
This hotel seems to have recently renovated. It’s pretty clean and definitely affordable. The walls are paper thin and the rooms are extremely noisy. Neighbors were up until after 1 am each night with TVs super loud. The air conditioner in the room sounds like a lawn mower and the train passes nearby. The bed and bedding is not great. The shower takes literally 5 minutes to get hot and is not much more that a trickle. The location is great and seems to be a safe place. Hard to complain because the price is right, but I would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
BeckyT wrote a review Sep 2019
Redlands, California2 contributions
We brought 2 small dogs (10 lbs each). I notified property when I booked. Booking.com site says pets allowed and fee MAY apply. We are on a limited budget and shopped around to get an affordable rate. We booked for 3 nights. We just arrived and checked in and were told the pet fee is $20 per dog per day. So an additional $40 a day for our dogs. We only paid $50 per night for our room. So now we're paying almost double from what we budgeted. We can't turn around now and go home so have to pay the fee in order to stay. This should be clearly stated before making a booking decision. I'm not happy.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Jarita C wrote a review Aug 2019
Scottsdale, Arizona2 contributions2 helpful votes
I checked into the Scandia Motel with my daughters for one night and I was pleasantly surprised. The room was big, clean, and updated. I know in the winter months the rates were cheaper so I hope it goes back down but it was a very nice experience and the gentleman at the front desk was so very nice and accommodating. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Sonya wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here while my home was being fumigated. Chosen for the price and close proximity to the beach, I couldn't have been happier! The owners were so nice. The room was beautifully appointed, so clean and comfortable. It's within walking distance to all Carlsbad Village has to offer. Even though I'm a local, I may have to make this a monthly getaway!
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Date of stay: August 2019
HGH wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great spot! Nice owners and very clean. Better than Motel 6. Very close to beach and shops. Train nearby but that’s the whole area. Affordable and good TV options. Parking and pets allowed. Def recommend .
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
awynne2018 wrote a review Apr 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a nice place for a budget in Carlsbad. It was clean and they have upgraded their rooms with new appliances and beds. Great place to be near the downtown area of Carlsbad and close walk to the beach.
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Date of stay: February 2019
$80 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scandia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Scandia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include New Village Arts Theatre (0.4 km), Magee Park (0.3 km), and Carlsbad Village Art & Antique Mall (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scandia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Scandia Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Scandia Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scandia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Campfire, Swami's Cafe, and Jeune et Jolie.
Are pets allowed at Scandia Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Scandia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Scandia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Graves House (4.2 km) and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (0.4 km).