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Saint Paul
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Stayed 4 nights at this hotel. Exceeded our expectations. Great location, nice breakfast, kid-friendly, very efficient and friendly staff. Pool and garden areas very nice. Free shuttle or easy walk to Legoland. Convenient to shops, restaurants, and beaches.

1Thank Christine M
Irvine, California
Reviewed 5 January 2015

For the price we paid, the rooms were clean, it was in a safe neighborhood, and walking distance to many dining and shopping options. The grounds were clean and the staff friendly....would stay here again for sure.

1Thank LAKingsHipcheck
San Jose, California
Reviewed 4 January 2015

nice property, good service, convenient location, close to highway, comfortable rooms, good breakfast, good value for money, family friendly, kids friendly, well maintained property,comfortable,enjoyable stay

Thank Liliya Y
Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My wife and I spent 8 nights at this hotel over Christmas. We have been to the area many times. We were in Carlsbad to visit family so legoland and site seeing were not a priorities for us. We usually stay at the West Inn which we love, but they were booked. Our first experience was with the front desk....

3Thank DJB442
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

stayed here for one night to visit legoland with the kids. hotel is old and rooms are dated. nothing wrong with the rooms but not worth $100+ per night. room had decent sized fridge and microwave. close to the highway and plenty of parking. only one shuttle running to legoland. we drove and paid $15 for parking instead of waiting...

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Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed there 3 nights and they were polite and professional. Very competitive rates and lots of shopping and eating within walking distance. Free shuttle to and from Legoland is great, but it takes as long to wait for the shuttle then to just walk the 15 minutes in usually beautiful San Diego weather.

1Thank Jason K
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We went with another family and stayed here because of it's location. Close to Legoland, shopping, and restaurants. We had adjoining rooms but when we walked into ours, it smelled very bad, kinda like wet carpet or something. I went to the front and they changed our room to the other side of our friends which was much better. The...

1Thank Andrea R
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed to take my 7 year old to Legoland and the location was great! They even shuttled you there and back. But the room wasn't very clean and there were lots of spiders. I found little hairs in my bed and a sequence that must have fallen off the previous persons clothes, which makes me think they didn't change...

4Thank jennifer b
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Cute place very near Lego land , good morning breakfast and free internet. Left my laptop in the room and called the hotel they sent somebody to be sure it was in my room so I didn't spend all day thinking I lost it

Thank Ftia
Vallejo, California
Reviewed 4 December 2014

It was a great hotel to stay at, rooms were clean, staff was courteous. The free hot breakfast was great with a large buffet room to fit alot of people. The pool area was really nice. Location was very great.

Thank Moana P

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: RM541 - RM1,068 (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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“Great for the family”
 of 5 bubbles nicholefrost15, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pool are quiet and nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottS84, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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