Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, California, 92008, United States
(3 star hotel)
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Great location, OK facility

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 13, 2008

Timeshare trade to a 1-bedroom unit. Carlsbad Inn is OK for an older facility. Very convenient location. Pleasant staff all around. Small pool, small hot tub. Plenty of kids. Nice interior lawn and lawn chairs. No WiFi in the units. Access to the two, slow computers in the library was in competition with teenagers. The facility is under renovation, with some warnings about construction noise, but we weren't bothered. HVAC was out of commission throughout the units (March 2008), so the front desk offered extra blankets and electric space heaters. The weather was moderate, so we didn't need the extra's. Parking in the underground area is $5.50 per day.

Timeshare unit was OK. The units are oriented to face north and south, and unless you get an upstairs unit, there is no view of the ocean to the west, and only the west end upper units have any direct view to the west. Ours was on the first floor.

Comfortable pillow-top bed, lots of pillows, and plenty of drawer space and hangers in the closets. Nice little patio outside facing the side street. Well equipped kitchen, but we hardly used it due to the many places to eat in the vicinity. VCR and DVD players in the living room and bedroom, with a small selection of rentals in the hotel. We appreciated the daily voicemail messages about activities. The bathroom is cramped, with a kiddy-sized toilet. The bathtub/shower is inconvenient, built diagonally into a corner and with a shower door--not friendly to older, arthritic users.

At the front desk, we agreed to a "one hour casual tour presentation" for the new Marbrisa Resort down near the Flower Fields, sold by the same company. Ha! Lovely model, but it turned into a serious, two-hour, double-team, full-court press sales job for Hilton Vacations, probably because we are timeshare owners elsewhere. Timeshare presentations aren't new to us, and we switched to another mental channel even before the second salesman joined the effort.

Unique Quality: This is a good jumping-off place for exploring the coast from San Diego to Long Beach. Several old missions within easy distance. Wild Animal Park, beaches, restaurants, San Diego cultural events.

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European Charm!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 29, 2005

This is a very lovely Inn that located right near the beach and much of the happenings in Carlsbad. Has a very lovely restaurant right next door as well with many up and along the avenue. Is equipt with meeting rooms, Gym, pool, spa, and had in the lobby there is someone to help you aquire tickets for some the San Diego's attractions. Rooms a very nicely decorated. Great place to stay and stroll along and see what Carlsbad has to offer.*

Directions: If your on the I-5 get off on Carlsbad Village Drive and head west.

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Inn by the Sea

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 17, 2005

We stayed at the Inn as timeshare guests in a one bedroom apartment with full kitchen. It was very comfortable and central to everything in Carlsbad. The facilities were excellent and the staff very helpful.

Directions: On the beach at the end of the main street

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

by written on August 24, 2002


Unique Quality: 'European elegance on the California coast' Overlooking a spectacular stretch of coastal land with the rolling surf of the blue Pacific Ocean and warm sandy beaches of north San Diego county. Elegant accommodations. A unique self-contained vacation village, offering all the friendly atmosphere of a legendary, old-world retreat. Activities director, health club facilities, ocean gazebo, whirlpool spas, center green courtyard, restaurants, laundry facilities underground parking.

Directions: 3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008 Situated one-half block from the beach.

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Near Legoland and the beach

by written on August 24, 2002

I first stayed at this resport in the early 90's as it is part of the timeshare program. At that time, Carlsbad was a very sleepy town up the coast from San Diego, but oh have things changed. The resort is still very nice and sits on the ocean shore, but away from all the hustle and bustle of downtown Carlsbad. The Carlsbad Inn puts an entire realm of oceanfront activities at your doorstep.

Unique Quality: Local marinas can outfit you with everything you need for a day of boating or fishing. Back on land, you can play golf and tennis within six miles, work out in the resort's gym, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. For sight-seeing, Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Seaworld and Legoland are within an easy drive. Tours to Ensenada, Mexico, and J. Paul Getty Museum/Hollywood are provided from this resort location. Rates start at $139.00/night.

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Address: 3075 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, California, 92008, United States

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Amenities at Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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