$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 5, 2015 Check-out: May 7, 2015

Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

2 stars
View map of 751 Macadamia Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
197 reviews
Great stay. Daughter recoop from surgery and staff helpful and kind

The hotel staff so helpful and accommodating. Continental breakfast delicious and hours of service... See full review

  • Kathy
  • Mar 2, 2015
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
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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
197 out of 197
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AustinSS
Business
Marlborough
Mar 17, 2015

Good Value for Money

Nice hotel. Good Value for Money. This is a nice location and the staff is good. I would stay here again.

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

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TheresaDe
Business
Riverside
Mar 12, 2015

Great Stay

Staff was very friendly. Room was overall very clean. Hated the shower though. Water would be cold every other minute. Other than that no complaints. Loved how it was right next to the beach.

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

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kathy
Business
N/A
Mar 2, 2015

Great stay. Daughter recoop from surgery and staff helpful and kind

The hotel staff so helpful and accommodating. Continental breakfast delicious and hours of service perfect. Pool and jacuzzi area spectacular and clean. Maid helpful and ready to help with anything we needed. Front desk night staff the best!!

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

3
5.01.0
TDH
Business
Lancaster
Feb 24, 2015

Good family trip, bad room location!

Good experience. I booked online and they had more rooms available, but gave me the room doorstairs, next to the freeway, and beside the amazingly noisy laundry room. Why did we deserve that particular room? Other than that we had a good time, outside if the hotel. I would stay again, but will not get the same room.

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

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Angel W.
Business
N/A
Feb 21, 2015

family trip

The staff was not accommodating and the room was not clean.

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

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jason T.
Business
N/A
Feb 13, 2015

Camp Pendleton

As anticipated. Good for my purposes. Just a bit outdated.

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

Business

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Review of Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

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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