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Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

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Aliso Viejo, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited & stayed to play golf. Easy to find and seems like a perfect location for families visiting Legoland and other area spots. Staff was helpful. Golf course is LONG and challenging. Beautifully scenic. First day we played behind beginners so pace was quite slow. Would not recommend for beginner golfers due to the extremes in elevation changes and undulating...

Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear MrsRAZRHWK: Thank you for your review and kudos of our teams. We will pass along your kind words to each of them. As to our resort feel for couples and golfers, we are beyond excited about all the new and upcoming changes that are beginning to transpire. We are sure that you will see the new luxurious accommodations coming...

Morro Bay
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My son and I chose to stay here while visiting Legoland because of its close proximity to the park, but the resort by itself would be enough of a draw! Every employee we encountered was very kind and helpful, and the grounds are well cared for. Our room was nice, clean and a good size. My only regret is that...

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marilynsmum: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope the next time you stay with us, you will definitely give our signature restaurant Twenty/20 a try! We're sure your palate will thank you! ;)

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

While a very nice property with regard to curb appeal, the rooms themselves are lacking. There are not the standard outlets or USB jacks that most hotels have at the bedside. Worst of all was the thermostat. I travel a lot and have never had trouble with a thermostat. However, these have 'mode' setting that is not intuitive at all....

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear we failed in your expectations and stay. While we do have instructions on how to operate the Thermostat listed in the in room compendium book, we understand that thermostats can very from property to property. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience to you during your stay. Please be assured we take this type of...

Pasadena, CA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a superb stay at this property. The room was comfortable, and the staff was exceptional. We really appreciated the daily breakfast and found the food at the restaurant to be worth staying on property for. Parking was easy, the pool was never crowded, and the path to LEGOLAND provided my daily exercise. =)

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are a little aged but otherwise functional.We visited in late Nov and couldn't get any heat Going. We waited for maintenance but that took two hrs. Grounds are Manicured but they should apply some of those efforts to the rooms. Fair value at best for our tastes

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear sylvain m: We are very sorry to hear we did not meet or exceed your travel taste, as well as failed to deliver the fastest in-room service imaginable. We strive daily to ensure our resort is cutting edge and top notch.... from our massive internet expansion to the fastest WiFi speed possible, white glove room treatment from our dedicated...

Gresham, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful property with a restaurant on site that is priced on a family's budget. Coffee shop and small convenience store on site also. Large swimming pool was clean and warm. Hot tub was large and can accommodate about 20 people. outdoor ping pong and foosball also. Great place to stay for LEGOLAND, just stay parked at the hotel and...

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear GreshamJim: Sounds like you definitely know how to get away from it all! ;) We're delighted you and your family had a fabulous time and enjoyed so many of our wonderful amenities! We sincerely hope you will "get away" again soon! P.S. - Wait till you see the new additions coming in 2018...!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing facility. The pools were beautiful though it could've been heated a little bit more. The bar had an awesome bartender and drinks, the 3 br suite was awesome with its own kitchenette and the beds were heavenly. We didnt even want to get out of bed because it was so comfortable. One of the best hotel beds...

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear hazeld: Glad to hear your girl's weekend was nice and enjoyable! We'll be sure to pass along your kind review to the rest of the team! Hope you were able to enjoy some spa time as well! If not, well.... we sure hope you come back soon and take advantage of every service we offer! After all.. Girls NEED...

Roseville, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is very nice and rooms comfortable. Restaurants are good and the pool area is nice. It's not really a romantic or beach kind of destination even though it's very close to the beach. It does have a pretty fun golf course attached and driving range is fun. The real deal is that this is a family hotel, right...

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve R: Thank you for the review of the resort! While it's true we are family friendly being walking distance to LEGOLAND, we also hope that our honeymooners, anniversary celebrators and business/group travelers alike all find that the resort has a very "adult" side as well. With many romantic, upscale dinning and nightlife options within minutes, a beautiful golf...

Yorba Linda, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice family getaway at this well maintained resort next to Legoland. The pool is heated and open late. Kids had a blast swimming until very late and having dinner pool side. Location is very nice. Direct private access to the Legoland, shuttle to the premium outlet, less than 10 min drive to Encinitas and downtown Carlsbad. We...

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear IVsystem: And, thank you for your "solid" review! We are delighted you and your family enjoyed the resort and were able to enjoy a few of the many amenities we offer! Looking forward to having you return soon!

Newark, California
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Food was excellent, clean rooms, big pool with a few entertainments. Soccer table, pool table and tennis table. Definitely a good place to relax with family and kids. If you're planing to bring your kids, and planning to visit Legolad, the hotel has a private back entrance to the park. So overall the experience was great. However, the staff made...

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Sheraton C, Manager at Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, responded to this review

Dear bigtimehotelexpert: Based on your name/handle with as much experience as you probably have under your hotel belt, this is quite an honor for us to receive such high remarks and 5 star review from someone so well traveled! We are beyond delighted you found everything to your liking. Once again, on behalf of the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa,...

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Situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, we're adjacent to Legoland CA and provide a refreshing retreat in a charming coastal community. Onsite we have over 30,000 sq ft of event space. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Address: 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: RM877 - RM1,554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 250
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Sheraton Carlsbad Hotel Carlsbad
Carlsbad Sheraton
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#5 Spa Hotel in Carlsbad
#5 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#10 Romantic Hotel in Carlsbad
#13 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
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