$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 3, 2015 Check-out: Feb 5, 2015

Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

2 stars
751 Macadamia Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
186 reviews
Perfect location and perfect size suite

Easy check in, close to legoland and also good places to eat nearby See full review

  • Peace love aloha
  • Jan 20, 2015
Good Hotel

The place is nice and clean, a really like it, will come again See full review

  • traveler0007
  • Oct 24, 2014
Comfortable hotel with amazing views of Pacific and free breakfast
Located at the northern edge of San Diego County, the Ramada Carlsbad is a comfortable hotel with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The three-story property is situated just off Interstate 5, only two miles from Legoland. All guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and access to a heated outdoor pool at no extra charge. Free Wi-Fi Internet access also is available and there's a convenience mart in the lobby.
Highlights
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Swim in heated outdoor pool
  • Breathtaking views of Pacific Ocean
  • Convenience mart in the lobby
Rooms

The Ramada Carlsbad offers 121 rooms, including 80 suites. All rooms boast polished wood furniture and a spacious writing desk. Standard features include flat-screen TV, Nintendo Game Cube, hair dryer and ironing board. One- and two-bedroom suites include these amenities, plus microwave, mini-refrigerator and sleeper sofa. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available. Pets welcome (fees apply).

Features

The Ramada Carlsbad has been awarded a 2 Green Eco-Leaf rating by iStayGreen.org.

Guests of the Ramada Carlsbad receive free parking, as well as complimentary access to a heated outdoor pool and fitness center. The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry facilities (fees apply) and a convenience mart in the lobby. There's also a guest library from which visitors can borrow books during their stay.

The Ramada Carlsbad is situated within walking distance of the restaurants and bars of downtown Carlsbad. All guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning.

Transportation
  • North County Transit Bus (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • San Diego Trolley (10 mi/18 km)
  • MTS Bus (10 mi/18 km)
  • San Diego International Airport (12 mil/20 km)
Attractions
  • Legoland (2 mi/3 km)
  • Sea World (12 mi/20 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (14 mi/23 km)
  • Old Town (14 mi/23 km)
  • Petco Park (16 mi/26 km)
  • San Diego Convention Center (16 mi/26 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center in lobby
  • 500 square feet of meeting space

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Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea Rooms

Queen Suite
One Bedroom Queen offers one queen size bed in the bedroom and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Each suite offers a wet bar with sink, microwave, under the counter fridge, and a coffee maker. Amenities include free wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, pay-per-view movies, cable television, Nintendo play station, voicemail and safe. Also included is the daily complimentary continental hot breakfast buffet. All of the rooms are Non Smoking.
Double Suite
One Bedroom Double Suite offers two double beds in the bedroom and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Each suite offers a wet bar with sink, microwave, under the counter fridge, and a coffee maker. Amenities include free wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, pay-per-view movies, cable television, Nintendo play station, voicemail and safe. Also included is the daily complimentary continental hot breakfast buffet. All of the rooms are Non Smoking.
Traditional - Studio
Traditional Studio offers one queen size bed with a full bath, wet bar with sink, fridge, microwave and a coffee maker. Amenities include free wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, pay-per-view movies, cable television, Nintendo play station, voicemail and safe. The daily complimentary continental hot breakfast buffet is included. All of the rooms are Non Smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Benihana's
Steak & Seafood only one block away from the hotel.
Claim Jumper
American with Steaks, BBQ, Chicken and located with in one mile of the hotel.
Chuck E. Cheese
Pizza/Salad/Kids arcade and located with in 7 miles of the hotel.
Ruby's Diner
American 50's style food, located within 5 miles of the hotel.
Souplantation
Soup and Salad Bar Buffett, located with in 5 miles of the hotel.
Marie Callender's
American/Desert, located with in 5 miles of the hotel.
Mikko Japanese Cuisine
Japanese foode located with in 5 miles of the hotel.
King's Fish House
Steak & Seafood located with in 5 miles of the hotel.
Norte
Mexican and located with in 5 miles of the hotel.
Olive Garden
Italian and located with in 5 miles of the hotel.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Catalina Room-The Catalina Room offers 500 square feet of space and is fully air-conditioned. For your convenience this meeting room has its own his and her restrooms. Room is equipped with marker board, screen, easel, wireless DSL, television and VCR. Outside catering is available.

Pacific Room
For a more intimate setting, the Pacific Room accommodates 8 people around its grand Cherrywood table. Room is equipped with marker board, screen, easel, wireless DSL, television and VCR. Outside catering is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (186)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
186 out of 186
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stephen C.
Business
Huntingtown
Jan 26, 2015

ok

The hotel is ok, close to San Diego. Only putting this in so I can change itinerary. Forced to go through survey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peace love aloha
Business
makaweli
Jan 20, 2015

Perfect location and perfect size suite

Easy check in, close to legoland and also good places to eat nearby

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie K.
Business
Rochester
Jan 12, 2015

Close to legoland, freezing shower

It's right around the corner from legoland. I felt safe. But the shower was absolutely freezing.

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

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stephanie K.
Business
Rochester
Jan 5, 2015

Legoland

Great clean and safe room for the price ($70 w tax). Breakfast w was okay (eggs, cold cereal, oranges and apples, waffles, instant oatmeal, toast, bagels). Less than two miles from legoland.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gina D.
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Quick Overnight Stay

The hotel was great for a quick overnight stay. If I stayed longer, I would have selected another hotel. After explaining several times to the front desk that my stay was already paid for, she attempted to charge me because she said she deleted my trip. Long story short, I fixed the situation myself. The front desk person appeared to be new, which she should not have been working the night shift.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gina D.
Business
N/A
Dec 19, 2014

Quick Overnight Stay

The hotel was great for a quick overnight stay. If I stayed longer, I would have selected another hotel. After explaining several times to the front desk that my stay was already paid for, she attempted to charge me because she said she deleted my trip. Long story short, I fixed the situation myself. The front desk person appeared to be new, which she should not have been working the night shift.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
marley1
Business
florida
Nov 21, 2014

experience

good, we felt comfortable. the continental breakfast was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Trangdai
Business
Bakersfield CA
Oct 27, 2014

Bad

The walk way in the hall smell like the public restroom. The room also smell like mold. the toilet get clog and the tub can not be plug to keep the water in, it keep on draining.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
traveler0007
Business
montebello,ca
Oct 24, 2014

Good Hotel

The place is nice and clean, a really like it, will come again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

is close to shopping shops

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Char h
Business
Washington, D.C.
Oct 8, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay. The hotel was amazing!!

Better than I thought!!! The location of my room was close to the pool and jacuzzi which was great!! The breakfast was amazing especially the waffles. The hotel staff was very attentive to my needs and very polite and professional. I will stay at this hotel every time I visit!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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