Ratings based on 3,645 Verified Reviews

3.8 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Scottsdale, AZ

Convenience to Legoland

Posted Jul 9, 2017
Pros: Location
Cons: The breakfast room would be set up a litle differently. Put the coffee in the center so as not to interrupt the flow of the line.
Location: Shopping and dining was across the street! A free shuttle took you to Legoland which was a BIG plus!
We had a great time. Overall, our stay was clean, comfortable and convenient to Legoland which is what we wanted. It's also very close to the outlets and dining.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us. we hope you enjoyed your stay. Look forward t seeing you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sydney

Nice hotel

Posted Jul 9, 2017
Very close to everything, shops and theme parks. Breakfast was good. Happy to come back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 11, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us! we hope you enjoyed your stay. Loo forward to seeing you again soon
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Palm Springs, CA

One heck of an upgrade

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Upon arrival and check-in our host gave us an "upgraded" room. I'm still trying to figure out what that upgrade was. The room we were given was on the lower level, which I'm good with, but half of the room was directly under the stairs to the second floor. More specifically, the stairwell was directly over the bed. People stomping up and down the stairs, dragging suitcases up each stair at all hours didn't make for a great nights sleep. That experience aside, the room was clean, the bed was fairly comfortable and the hotel has a complimentary shuttle to and from Legoland, which was the reason we were there. All in all it was ok for the price just ask for a room that's nowhere near the stairs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Henry, Thank you for staying a Carlsbad by the Sea We look forward to seeing you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Carlsbad ca

Close to legoland

Posted Jul 8, 2017
Very convenient, included shuttle to legoland and back
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying a Carlsbad by the Sea We look forward to seeing you again soon.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from LA

I went for a couple of days and couldnt be happier

Posted Jul 6, 2017
Kids love the pool, wife and i enjoyed the balcony. The hotel is centralized so it is very easy to get around, if your destination is Legoland and or the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Happy fellow Thank you for staying a Carlsbad by the Sea We look forward to seeing you again soon, the next time you come to visit Carlsbad!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

Very nice hotel

Posted Jul 6, 2017
The room was very clean, very quiet, close to the beach and a shopping center, Overall very good
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 10, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Hortencia Thank you for staying at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort We look forward to seeing you again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Petaluma

Pleasant Surprise

Posted Jul 6, 2017
Staff was very accommodating when we checked in an hour early. Room was clean and location was perfect to shops and Legoland.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 6, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying , Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Centralia, WA

Disappointing

Posted Jul 3, 2017
Pros: Convenient location, pool nice.
Cons: Breakfast choices
Location: Nice to have beach close, mall, and I-5 close.
Hard to connect to wifi. Had to call for room to be cleaned 3 times. Most of the time it was after 5pm. Called office several times to get light in bathroom repaired. Maintenance finally came after 3 calls. John was a very nice man to have as our repair person. Highly recommend him as a rep for the motel!! Breakfast items need to be improved on. Need to be improved and a better choices.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 4, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Duane, Thank you for staying at Carlsbad by Sea Resort. We're sorry to hear you encountered a issue. We are happy to hear you had the opportunity to meet John. He has been making our guest smile for years :) We hope to see you again the next time you visist Carlsbad.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

You get what you pay for.

Posted Jul 3, 2017
Pros: The amenities such as: hair dryer, iron, mirror for your make-up and coffee pot/refrigerator and a laundry mate on site.
Cons: Allowed to check in earlier, better breakfast selection and new pool furniture.
Location: Location was great. We ate dinner at a near back restaurant which was great!
We paid $144 which included taxes and resort fee. However, this was no resort. For the price the location is great. Plenty of restaurants to eat in walking distance and it's right across the street from Outlets. The room has plenty of amenities such as: hair dryer, iron, mirror for your make-up and coffee pot/refrigerator and a laundry mate on site. The room was clean and the pool is well maintained/the pool furniture is a little run-down. There were quite a few locals staying there, which I found a little odd. Breakfast was not good at all. Overall, if you are on a budget or are only staying couple of days there, I recommend this place. Don’t expect to check in early. They won’t let you.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 3, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying at Carlsbad by the Sea Resort! We hope to see you again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from sf, ca

Nice hotel close to Legoland

Posted Jul 2, 2017
I love the location of this hotel and friendly staff. Hotel provides free shuttle service to Legoland from 9am to 9pm with two 6 passengers vans has car seats and buster seats for kids. Hotel provides Free breakfast served from 6-9:30am. If you don't like the hotel breakfast like me there is a shopping mall right across the street from the hotel there is Starbucks coffee, Panda Express, Blaze Pizza, Ruby's Diner, Rubio and Subway. Costco is also close by the hotel about 3 minutes drive. I will definitely book this hotel again the next time I go to Legoland for the hotel price and location.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 3, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying we happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. we look forwards to seeing you again soon