Ratings based on 3,520 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
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 24, 2017
Nice and quite with plenty of dinning and shopping within walking distance
Comment from Hotel Management
May 24, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Carlsbad.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Parksville BC

Good hotel

Posted May 23, 2017
Getting a bit run down and starting to show its age. In need of a renovation. Very friendly staff who are eager to please.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 23, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
thank you for your words We're happy you enjoyed your stay. Everyone works hard to be sure our guest are pleased.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel, close to Legoland and shopping outlets

Posted May 22, 2017
Pros: Comfortable king bed, breakfast included, friendly reception
Location: Legoland close by, shopping outlets and restaurants short walk away.
We were very happy with out stay. Reception were friendly,helpful. Room was comfortable. Breakfast was adequate, cereal,fruit, toast etc. would recommend for short stays as its close to Legoland, and shopping outlets. Plenty of restaurants within walking distance.You do need a car, as Carlsbad village isn't within walking distance.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 24, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Carlsbad
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good for families with young ones

Posted May 21, 2017
Good location for families with young ones. Room was comfortable. Pool was fine. Renos /upgrades are needed. Breakfast was ok. Would have been nice to have water in fridge. Staff was friendly. Close enough to Legoland and beach , via shuttle.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful pool view. Nice bathroom. Great a/c

Posted May 19, 2017
I had a great weekend. It's beautiful. The breakfast isn't that great but everything else is 100%
Comment from Hotel Management
May 23, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to be sure our guest are happy! We hope to see you again when you come back to Carlsbad!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Portland, OR

Very very nice, relaxing, comfortable, great view

Posted May 18, 2017
Just terrific. I enjoyed the ambiance, the privacy, the pool, my patio and the location.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay We hope you'll choose Carlsbad by the Sea Resort the next time you are in the Carlsbad area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Covina, CA

Nice hotel close to shopping, restaurants.

Posted May 17, 2017
Stayed here for Carlsbad 5000 race and would definitely return. Family friendly, breakfast a plus.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 18, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again when you return to the Carlsbad area.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Long Beach, CA 90802

Nice hotel better then we thought

Posted May 16, 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Great lot of places to eat and the mall across the street
Great starting with breakfast, location, and hotel facilities
Comment from Hotel Management
May 16, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
we're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! we look forward to seeing you again soon!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Arroyo Grande

Good location to Legoland and Food...But thats it

Posted May 12, 2017
Pros: Pool
At check in they asked if I preferred upstairs or down. No elevator so down stairs worked with 2 kids. They said there was one available perfect location. It was furthest from the pool, which was the only redeeming quality, and facing the freeway, which was audible all night...Rooms are old and housekeeping uses way too much pinesol!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel near Legoland

Posted May 11, 2017
Pros: Price; breakfast hotel; shuttle services to Legoland
Cons: I didn't see an elevator to the 2nd floor. Maybe there is one but didn't see it.
Location: Great, centralized location. Legoland is a few min drive away. Right across from the resort is a Premium Outlet. Lots restaurants nearby.
Nice hotel near Legoland. Shuttle services provided to Legoland. Breakfast buffet included. Good selection of food & fruits. Right across from the hotel is a Premium Outlet. Very convenient location.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 11, 2017 by Guest Relations Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your comment. We appreciate you feedback We hope you come back to visit us the next time you are in the Carlsbad area