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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We came into the hotel at 4 pm but our room wasn't ready yet. When we came back from the pool at 5:30 the room was still not ready so I was a bit upset. They gave us another room and gave us a $30 credit to the restaurant. Then at 1 am while we were sleeping someone walked into our room w a key. It was really upsetting. I told the manager in the morning what had happened and they comped our stay which was really nice.

Overall great experience! Very beautiful hotel. Great swim area for kids. Great location!

Enjoyed our stay. Played golf at the crossings. Nice course. Enjoyed sitting by the pool. Bed was comfortable.

We usually stay here twice a year for multiple days at a time. It's one of our favorite places, but this time I wish they had told us that they were renovating a room close to us. Being woke up early by construction noises is a bit jarring. Otherwise, they are very accommodating with requests & service.

Very friendly, helpful staff. Great location close to LEGOLAND. Restaurant and Microbrewery on premises serving delicious food until 10PM, bar is open later. Added amenities like laundry facilities! Really enjoyed our time, hope to be back soon!

Had a corner room on first floor overlooking the hills and partial ocean view. Comfortable and roomy, beds ok - could have used some better pillows. Stayed five nights - ate at Karl Strauss a lot. Be careful of having food in the room as there were bugs. Shower was not updated - simply a tub. Activities for kids is a plus!

Very nice place, good pool, comfy, about 4 star, bed very soft (if you like that sort of thing), Karl Strauss is yummy, 2 bedroom suite excellent, can't hear other room. On 1st floor you can hear the 2nd floor footsteps banging

Room was great,clean and quiet .The only problem i had is when i went to the pool with my kids i got my pool pass bracelet from the front desk and headed straight out to the pool and at first i saw bunch a retired people swimming and everybody was looking at me and my kids very weirdly ,then one of the old people told me this pool is not for kids andthe security came and escorted me.Total humiliation in front of my kids

Nice grounds and facilities. Fun activities for the kids. Easy walk to Legoland. Definitely a great place to stay in Carlsbad.

Perfect for families. My son loved our stay!!!! Lots of activities for kids and adults.

We had a great time at the hotel . I will definitely stay again.

The hotel had wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. It was walking distance from the Legoland theme park. Upon check-in the staffed if we were celebrating anything during our visit. I told them that it was my birthday. When I returned later to my room that evening I was surprised to a bottle of champagne and a birthday card signed by the front desk! What a pleasant surprise to receive. The room had comfortable furnishings, though I spent most of my time at their amazing pool.

Kids were not allowed to swim in their awesome pool with an awesome view while the kid's water play area was broken down.

Great hotel and location. Right across from Legoland.

Stayed here overnight for our son's basketball tournament at UCSD in La Jolla. Was very impressed with how nice the hotel was. Awesome room with an ocean view. The room was beautiful with great amenities (office space, wet bar area with microwave, sink, refrigerator, eating utensils, etc.). Pool area looked awesome even though we were not able to use it. Only problem was that our toilet backed up upon our first flush.

It was a good hotel. Distance from legoland was great. Lobby looked great. Rooms were average. Service was lacking. Couldn't get a hold of anyone when I needed extra towels.

I would've rated the stay at Grand Pacific Palisades Resort a 5 star except that they took 2 hours to get us a room to fulfill an early check-in request and they would not allow us a late check-out since all the requests had been used?? Aside from that the amenities were top-notch and the staff was extremely helpful and polite!

I spent a night at this Hotel after driving from LA for a workshop being held in town. I been working all day and got to the hotel really tired expecting to relax and take a warm shower, and that didn't happen. Turn the hot water nob on and there was no hot water, I let the water running for like 3-4 minutes (which upset me because California is in a drought) and nothing. I was so tired and no energy to complain that I just got in and took a cold shower, which I think got me sick eventually that week. Everything else was ok.

Nice place. Not enough towels. Liquid soap in shower was gross. Was dream when finally left cousins behind. oy!

We had a restful stay here. The place is clean & the staff were great.

5805 Armada Drive Carlsbad CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Carlsbad Premium Outlets is within a mile (2 km) of Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel, and other popular sites like Legoland California are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 3.5-star hotel has 90 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also near Flower Fields of Carlsbad and Sealife Aquarium.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All 90 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with DVD players. Hair dryers and desks are also standard.


Property features

At Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. If you drive, self parking is USD 22.00 per night, and there's also an airport shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Family Condo, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Family Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 9

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (20) Business (7) Family (56) Other (4) Friends (1)
4

nice hotel, nice grounds, great customer service

Families

We came into the hotel at 4 pm but our room wasn't ready yet. When we came back from the pool at 5:30 the room was still not ready so I was a bit upset. They gave us another room and gave us a $30 credit to the restaurant. Then at 1 am while we were sleeping someone walked into our room w a key. It was really upsetting. I told the manager in the morning what had happened and they comped our stay which was really nice.

By , from Los Angeles on May 16, 2017

5

great overall hotel

Everyone

Overall great experience! Very beautiful hotel. Great swim area for kids. Great location!

By on Apr 17, 2017

5

very nice place. the flowers in front were great.

Everyone

Enjoyed our stay. Played golf at the crossings. Nice course. Enjoyed sitting by the pool. Bed was comfortable.

By on Apr 7, 2017

4

frequent guest here

Everyone

We usually stay here twice a year for multiple days at a time. It's one of our favorite places, but this time I wish they had told us that they were renovating a room close to us. Being woke up early by construction noises is a bit jarring. Otherwise, they are very accommodating with requests & service.

By on Mar 14, 2017

5

very friendly, helpful staff. great location

Everyone

Very friendly, helpful staff. Great location close to LEGOLAND. Restaurant and Microbrewery on premises serving delicious food until 10PM, bar is open later. Added amenities like laundry facilities! Really enjoyed our time, hope to be back soon!

By on Jan 25, 2017

4

affordable resort

Everyone
Activity center Pool area

Had a corner room on first floor overlooking the hills and partial ocean view. Comfortable and roomy, beds ok - could have used some better pillows. Stayed five nights - ate at Karl Strauss a lot. Be careful of having food in the room as there were bugs. Shower was not updated - simply a tub. Activities for kids is a plus!

By , from ATL on Oct 30, 2016

4

good place close to stuff

Everyone

Very nice place, good pool, comfy, about 4 star, bed very soft (if you like that sort of thing), Karl Strauss is yummy, 2 bedroom suite excellent, can't hear other room. On 1st floor you can hear the 2nd floor footsteps banging

By , from san diego on Sep 10, 2016

4

great place

Everyone

Room was great,clean and quiet .The only problem i had is when i went to the pool with my kids i got my pool pass bracelet from the front desk and headed straight out to the pool and at first i saw bunch a retired people swimming and everybody was looking at me and my kids very weirdly ,then one of the old people told me this pool is not for kids andthe security came and escorted me.Total humiliation in front of my kids

By on Aug 7, 2016

5

great stay. prefect for legoland.

Everyone

Nice grounds and facilities. Fun activities for the kids. Easy walk to Legoland. Definitely a great place to stay in Carlsbad.

By , from Oro Valley, AZ on Jun 11, 2016

5

i loved how nice the resort was!

Everyone

Perfect for families. My son loved our stay!!!! Lots of activities for kids and adults.

By , from los angele, Ca on Mar 4, 2016