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Carlsbad By The Sea Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Close to Legoland & shuttle provided!!! Staff friendly, free breakfast. But air/heater didn't work well, door lock broken, security gates didn't accept card to open so many left open.

One of the worst hotel , staff rude and heater don't work and stafff don't care

The staff was very friendly and the property pretty and tranquil. The room was clean and a good size, but the bathrooms are dated. The room was freezing cold. I put the heat on, but it didn't work, only the fan blew cold air. Also, the tissue box was empty. When I stopped by the front desk to ask for one, they told me they'd send one over, which they never did.

Our stay was good and hotel staff were polite and helpful.

The hotel is old. The room is dark and smells bad. The overall appearance of the hotel needs major changes.

Free breakfast was overcrowded and not well managed. Everyone who entered looked lost, tired and hungry. It would have been more efficient to have the breakfast bar on two sides of the room instead on just one. TV, phone and my refrigerator was not working, which posed a variety of barriers. I give this a meh. I thought this hotel was supposed to be a resort. This place is more like a has been resort.

I have stayed here many times because location is excellent across the street from outlets, close to restaurants and legoland. However I was really disappointed this time. We stayed 2 nights and each day I found dead roaches. First day I found 2 within 2 hours of checking in. Really disappointing.

The place is older not great ventilation in bathroom so it had old mildew smell. We left the bathroom window open the whole time. Was good location. Rooms were clean. The free breakfast was alright. Pool and hot tub area was clean kids had fun. It wasn't awful but we would pick a newer place to stay next time. We were on the bottom floor so you could hear the people upstairs running around but not hear voices. We were also on the back side of hotel were the freeway is so you could hear some road noise in the night when bigger cars drove by.

Nice hotel, staff is very friendly. Close to Legoland, stores and restaurants.

Most of the guests are families going to Legoland. They have shuttle service set up mainly to service this group. Other dropoffs/pickups can be arranged within about a 3 mile radius and they are accommodating in trying to meet your needs. It is an older hotel, probably 70's vintage, however they have done a pretty good job on maintenance and keeping it up to date and clean, including the landscaping.

Great stay, we were near legoland wand had transportation. The hotel include breakfast and the staff was great my kids had fun and loved the hotel.

This hotel was comfortable and great location to so many activities. My daughter and her family of 7 were visiting from Seattle. We loved being so close to Lego Land as well as the Outlet Mall where we ate 2 dinners. My one suggestion would be to vary the breakfast menu. We were at the hotel for 3 breakfasts and it got boring. At least change up the kind of meat and maybe add waffles you could make. Also in the winter the pool needs to be warmer. All in all we had a great stay. Thank you.

It is not by the sea. Good access to Legoland (about 15 minute walk away) and I-5.

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was clean, and the beds were comfortable. The continental breakfast was adequate. The kids enjoyed the pool and the hot tub (the hot tub could have been a little cleaner). They have a shuttle van to take you to Legoland. Because it's a van, you may have to wait in in line in the morning. We opted to walk there instead. It's only a 15 minute walk. But we took the shuttle back each evening, and they came and picked us up within 5 minutes of us calling. The hotel is right across the street from an outlet mall and other restaurants. They were plenty of choices for eating within walking distance.

This is an older hotel with older hotel charm. We had a fantastic time. My kids were enthralled with the balcony. Easy check in friendly staff that acknowledged you. Lego land was a 6 minute drive away. The beach was about 7 minutes away. Outlet shopping across the street with plenty of dining options. The free breakfast was free. It was ok it was the basic continental breakfast. The only thing I didn't like were the pillows, they were not very comfy. Overall great stay!

The beds were comfortable. Bathrooms were ok nothing fancy but they were fine. Outlet in bathroom did not work but other than that had no issues.

Reasonably priced, close to freeway and good restaurants nearby. Clean rooms and helpful staff

I was there for one night only but it was ok for the price. Across street from the outlets and very close to Legoland.

I enjoyed staying in this hotel. The room is clean and the staff are nice and very approachable.

All staff was great, accommodations were just what we needed. We really appreciated the breakfast and the shuttle service too!

850 Palomar Airport Road Carlsbad CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a short stroll from Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, and other popular attractions like Legoland California are within a few miles (5 km). This 142-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Sealife Aquarium.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

All of Carlsbad By The Sea Resort's 142 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 36-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Climb into a pillowtop bed and sleep between premium linens. Other amenities include coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At Carlsbad By The Sea Resort, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Pool View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Carlsbad By The Sea Resort

Everyone (34) Business (14) Couples (28) Family (139) Other (10) Friends (8)
3

location vs safety & comfort

Everyone

Close to Legoland & shuttle provided!!! Staff friendly, free breakfast. But air/heater didn't work well, door lock broken, security gates didn't accept card to open so many left open.

By on Jun 22, 2017

1

close to legoland

Everyone

One of the worst hotel , staff rude and heater don't work and stafff don't care

By , from az on Jun 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2017

We're sorry to hear your stay was not as expected. We are working hard to correct any issues you experienced. Please feel free to call us directly to speak to myself ( Guest Relations Manager, or General Manager) Look forward to hearing from you. We look forward to seeing you agin.

3

friendly staff, but some glitches not taken care o

Everyone

The staff was very friendly and the property pretty and tranquil. The room was clean and a good size, but the bathrooms are dated. The room was freezing cold. I put the heat on, but it didn't work, only the fan blew cold air. Also, the tissue box was empty. When I stopped by the front desk to ask for one, they told me they'd send one over, which they never did.

By , from Santa Barbara, CA on May 4, 2017

Review comment responded on May 8, 2017

We glad you enjoyed your stay. We're sorry to hear your needs were not met. We hope to see you again when your back in Carlsbad Ca!

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Our stay was good and hotel staff were polite and helpful.

By on Apr 30, 2017

Review comment responded on May 10, 2017

Were happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again soon

3

location is great. close to legoland

Everyone

The hotel is old. The room is dark and smells bad. The overall appearance of the hotel needs major changes.

By , from Los Angeles on Apr 28, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 7, 2017

Thank you for staying with us! we're sorry to hear you encountered some issues. We're working hard to correct the issue . We hope to see you again in the future

3

not so much a resort

Everyone

Free breakfast was overcrowded and not well managed. Everyone who entered looked lost, tired and hungry. It would have been more efficient to have the breakfast bar on two sides of the room instead on just one. TV, phone and my refrigerator was not working, which posed a variety of barriers. I give this a meh. I thought this hotel was supposed to be a resort. This place is more like a has been resort.

By , from Daly City on Apr 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2017

Thank you for staying , sorry to hear your experience was not the best experience. We've worked hard to correct any issues. We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

2

roach hotel with excellent location

Everyone

I have stayed here many times because location is excellent across the street from outlets, close to restaurants and legoland. However I was really disappointed this time. We stayed 2 nights and each day I found dead roaches. First day I found 2 within 2 hours of checking in. Really disappointing.

By on Apr 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We're sorry you had to endure this issue. W work hard to correct the situation We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Guest Relations Manager

2
Everyone

The place is older not great ventilation in bathroom so it had old mildew smell. We left the bathroom window open the whole time. Was good location. Rooms were clean. The free breakfast was alright. Pool and hot tub area was clean kids had fun. It wasn't awful but we would pick a newer place to stay next time. We were on the bottom floor so you could hear the people upstairs running around but not hear voices. We were also on the back side of hotel were the freeway is so you could hear some road noise in the night when bigger cars drove by.

By on Apr 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for the response and input. September 2017 we are going to start a renovation of the exterior including painting, wood work, play area by the pool, update our breakfast bar, and soft goods in the room. Please email me your email address so I can offer you and your family a future stay. Thank you, Hector Becerra GM

5

nice hotel, close to legoland.

Everyone

Nice hotel, staff is very friendly. Close to Legoland, stores and restaurants.

By , from California on Mar 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2017

Thank you for your stay. We're glad you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon

4

it worked for us

Everyone

Most of the guests are families going to Legoland. They have shuttle service set up mainly to service this group. Other dropoffs/pickups can be arranged within about a 3 mile radius and they are accommodating in trying to meet your needs. It is an older hotel, probably 70's vintage, however they have done a pretty good job on maintenance and keeping it up to date and clean, including the landscaping.

By , from Spokane, WA on Mar 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon