$168 Avg/night
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Ocean Palms Beach Resort

3 stars
2950 Ocean St., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
25 reviews
Sweet spot!!

Right next to the beach and super nice!!! We will most certainly be back. See full review

  • Skyfall
  • Jun 20, 2014
Beautiful landscaping!

Overall, we were satisfied with our stay. We stayed in the Maui Suite. The hotel grounds were... See full review

  • Crewof6
  • Mar 15, 2014
For generations/ families visiting San Diegos North County for fun and relaxation on Americas greatest beaches have enjoyed staying at the Ocean Palms. Our casual Carlsbad resort is ideally located along the coast in Carlsbad Village/ home to one of Southern Californias best collections of shops and restaurants. The Ocean Palms offers a wide choice of Carlsbad accommodations. From comfortable budget rooms to luxury suites/ 1/ 2 and 3 Bedrooms/ some with ocean views/ every room offers a fully equipped kitchen. We have the unique ability to provide you with the exact sleeping arrangements you need. Whether its adjoining rooms or a suite/ we can get you the space you need at a rate youll love. Enjoy a continental breakfast/ with fresh fruit/ fresh-baked cookies/ Danishes/ and fresh-brewed coffee. Enjoy the laid back atmosphere and the lush landscaping. Were pet friendly/ theres free WiFi/ a heated pool and Jacuzzi. We love families who cant get enough of the beach/ so we provide free beach chairs/ beach towels/ boogie boards/ and even free surfboards. The beach is right across the street/ and the charming Village of Carlsbad is just a block away. Visiting Legoland Were only a 10 minute drive. Were also just three blocks from the Coaster railroad station/ so you can ride the train and take in all the attractions in San Diego/ from a Padres Game at Petco Park to a tour of the historic aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. Here in North County San Diego/ e

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Ocean Palms Beach Resort Rooms

Standard Studio
All one room with a queen sized bed fully equipped kitchen cable TV and in-room phones with voice mail. Sleeps up to two.
Luxury Kona Suite
Double Queen -sleeps 4- Luxury Kona Suite. Completely renovated. First class and modern amenities in an ultra Luxury Room. All one room with a full galley kitchen/Bamboo flooring/bathroom has a shower in addition to a bathtub. 46 Flat Screen LCD television .Stainless appliances/including a large refrigerator
Luxury 2 Bedroom Suite /sleeps 6
First class and modern amenities large enough for a big family. Marble or travertine showers/ 2 Queen beds and a pull out sofa. Stainless appliances/ including a large refrigerator in a full kitchen with granite countertops and all the utensils. Ipod dock alarm clock and music player. Sleeps up to 6.
Deluxe Studio (sleeps 2)
Deluxe - Completely Renovated. All one room with a King sized bed/ fully equipped stainless steel and granite kitchen except microwave/ 32inch LED Television/ cable TV/ and in-room phones with voice mail. Beautiful tile floor and shower. IHOME dock alarm clock and music player. Free WIFI. Sleeps up to 2.
Luxury Tahitian Suite (sleeps 6)
The very spacious two-bedroom Tahitian Suite offers a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances/ granite counter tops/ and ultra-modern cookware and tableware included. This most luxurious guest suite also features cherry wood entryway/ ceiling fans/ armoires/ Travertine kitchen/ bath and shower
Luxury Maui Suite (sleeps 6)
First-class amenities are featured in this new specialty luxury suite with fully equipped kitchen including stainless steel appliances/ granite counter tops/ and ultra-modern cookware and tableware. The Maui Suite also features a cherry wood entryway/ ceiling fans/ armoires/ Travertine kitchen/ bath and sho
Luxury Mini Suite (sleeps 4)
Our Luxury Mini Suite offers first class amenities in one single room. The accommodations include a King bed and pullout sofa along with a fully equipped kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Granite countertops with modern cookware and tableware are also included. This luxurious guest room also features
Luxury Ocean View Suite (sleeps4
The Luxury Ocean View Suite offers first class amenities in one single room. The accommodations include a King bed and pullout sofa along with a fully equipped kitchen and stainless steel appliances. Granite countertops with modern cookware and tableware are also included. This luxurious guest room also fea

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Express checkout
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Parking

Dining

Restaurant
Carlsbad offers restaurants ranging from American to Italian and everything in between including fine dining and fabulous night clubs

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (25)

Ratings and reviews for Ocean Palms Beach Resort

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Skyfall
Business
Chandler AZ
Jun 20, 2014

Sweet spot!!

Right next to the beach and super nice!!! We will most certainly be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Crewof6
Business
Mn
Mar 15, 2014

Beautiful landscaping!

Overall, we were satisfied with our stay. We stayed in the Maui Suite. The hotel grounds were beautiful - a tropical oasis. Our suite was one of the more updated suites but a few things seemed to need attention. The furniture in the master bedroom was kinda beat up. It seemed relatively clean but some items (front of stove and fridge) seemed to need a good wipe down. Our kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub. The pool (30 people max) and hot tub (6 people) are kinda small but worked for us as not a lot if people were using it when we visited in March. Fire pits (3 of them) were lit every night. - a nice place to gather at the end of the day for a cocktail and conversation and also you can hear the ocean waves crashing on shore. They were working on updating a few of the older rooms - a good thing as I know a few reviewers complained about some rooms needing an update. Might want either a top unit or one without a second floor as we noticed the noise from walking and chairs being moved above us got a little loud a few days into our stay. Hotel is within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Ocean access is across small road and down some stairs - very close! We would stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

No hair dryer in our suite but can be borrowed from front desk.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
violetterose
Business
CA
Jan 8, 2014

Nice hotel in heart of Carlsbad

We wanted to stay in the heart of Carlsbad and needed handicapped access.The room appeared to be redone recently, but bathroom floor looked like it could have been cleaner and woodwork throughout hotel needed attention. Blanket for pullout couch looked old. The grounds were nice, but the "breakfast" was plastic wrapped danishes and coffee. We enjoyed the pool and ambiance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Saoirse M
Business
Sunnyvale, CA
Jun 4, 2013

character, charm, beach access

We were given a free upgrade to a two-bedroom luxury suite, consisting of a living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, and full kitchen. Each bedroom had a large comfortable bed, windows on two sides and a ceiling fan. The bathroom was fully tiled and included a double shower and plenty of towels. The kitchen was amazingly well equipped with appliances, cookware, utensils, and tableware. While there was no private patio or balcony, there were chairs and a small table outside the room where we enjoyed our morning coffee and the sound of the sea. We loved the close beach access during the day and the fire pits at night. Next time we will stay longer and take advantage of more of this resort's offerings.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

No closets, and the wardrobes in this room could not accommodate long garments. Pack foldable clothes!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Angela super mother
Business
Eden, NY
Apr 7, 2013

First time trip to Cali!!

Went to visit our son who is in the Marines, Great location, they were very help full when we asked for anything! Everything we needed from stores to beaches to dinning were within walking distance. Would come back and stay for sure!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ready to return
Business
Minnesota
Apr 1, 2013

Great location

Couch was broken and could not be used as a bed as needed. Would have preferred upstairs view. Fire alarm in room went off twice at 3 am after letting staff know they were malfunctioning. Frustrating. Breakfast as promised in plan was not breakfast. Store purchased danish and an apple or banana.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Breakfast at Pacific Beach.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Desert Dude98
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Mar 29, 2013

Aloha Carlsbad

This hotel was right on the money. The amenities such as fire pits, BBQs, pool and jacuzzi, right at the beach, and all the great landscaping made our trip just perfect. The staff was very friendly and helped out whenever we asked. Can't wait to stay again!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Naked cafe was great for breakfast and lunch. Have always loved the knockout pizza right up the street.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MeiYee
Business
Menlo Park, CA
Mar 25, 2013

Great service and location.

We requested early check in because our 6 year old was ill. They got our 2 bedroom cleaned asap and Kelly came to the parking lot to find us. We were in our room before noon. Pleasantly surprised with a partial ocean view from both the living room and the front bedroom. The ocean is literally across the street. Ocean access is maybe 50 feet from front door. Downtown Carlsbad is just around the corner. Awesome location. Look forward to our next stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SF Galama
Business
Bonita, Ca.
Mar 25, 2013

Great place

This is the third time we've stayed at the ocean palms With our golden doodle. You must love dogs to stay in Carlsbad.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jayare
Business
Vancouver, WA
Mar 5, 2013

Not quite what the pictures showed, but excellent none the less!

We very much enjoyed our 4 nights and 5 days at the Ocean Palms. The hotel was across the street from the beach, with easy access. The bed was firm, with high quality linens. There were ample towels, plus you could check out oversize beach towels from the front desk as needed. The pool was small, but adequate, as was the hot tub and workout room (though I must admit, it was a marvel of design how much equipment they managed to shoehorn into one fitness room, while still having it all be usable!). The room had a kitchen with a gas stove, full size refrigerator, garbage disposal and enough pots, pans, plates, and utensils to make it easy to fix a meal. If I had to pinpoint any downsides, the first would be that the pictures implied larger rooms. I'm not sure that the pictures shown for the room size we chose weren't for a different room type. Also, the pictures make the pool look bigger than it is (hold a maximum of 30, and that would be crowded, while the hot tub holds a maximum of 6, but has only 4 jets). Secondly, the "breakfast" available consists of a bowl of fruit, a couple of small drawers filled with tiny packaged pastries and coffee. When it was all said and done, I would definitely stay here again if I ever visit the San Diego area, though I would recommend going for one of the larger rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a Von's and an Albertson's close to the hotel, but Albertson's is within walking distance!

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