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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Carlsbad Beach

Carlsbad, CA, US (CLD)

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Whether youre coming to Carlsbad for business or just for fun, your room at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Carlsbad Beach is your personal retreat
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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Carlsbad Beach
751 Raintree Drive , Carlsbad, CA US 92011

Location

Walking distance to the beach and located just a short distance from LegoLand and Carlsbad`s business centers, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Carlsbad Beach is your best choice when visiting Carlsbad.

Why Stay Here

  • Express Start breakfast
  • Fitness center 
  • High speed Internet 

Resort Details

This is a stunning hotel with several rooms offering ocean views. Start your morning with our Express Start breakfast in the dramatic atrium dining area while having a dazzling view of the pool. Then enjoy the short walk to the beach, where you can simply relax or challenge the waves on your surfboard. Take advantage of the high speed Internet access throughout the hotel to stay connected.

AMENITIES:
  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wireless Internet Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 188 reviews
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Room was clean and fresh-smelling; exercise room satisfactory with usual equipment and free weights; full breakfast; outdoor pool and hot tub. Less than 10 minute walk to beach, which is lovely. Across the street from shopping center with food options.
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 20-05-2016
Courtney and KC handled the checkin, both were pleasant and courteous. Hotel was spotless clean with coffee and tea available 24/7. Did not experience all the "kids" noise others have reported. Pool and hot tub were fine. Breakfast was ample, but hot items were lukewarm to cold within a few minutes of being brought out. Not the servers fault. Easy walk to the beach and nearby shopping including a large major grocery and drug store. Great location.
from Sacramento, California
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I was in town for my friends wedding and a little beach time. I chose this hotel because of the location, it was literally minutes to the beach and shopping and right off the freeway in Carlsbad. My stay was good. Our room was amazing ,the beds and pillows were amazingly comfortable. Very nice room. There was a heated pool and spa, they had a daily continental breakfast that was really good and convenient so you don't have to go out. Very quiet and clean. The staff was really sweet except one o... Read more
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Submitted on 24-05-2016
I booked two rooms for the weekend of May 21-23 because I had kids that were eager to visit Legoland. I was given rooms 345 and 346. 346 had the king-size bed and overlooked the pool. 345 overlooked the parking lot. Rooms were nice. Free breakfast was typical of a holiday inn express. Immediately outside of the main lobby is a Benihana. The only thing I would recommend to the hotel is getting an extra pancake maker. One is not enough.
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Submitted on 28-05-2016
My room was clean and quiet, with good A/C as needed. There was complimentary breakfast of which I never took advantage, so I can't comment on that. WiFi was free and easy to connect and there were lots of fast-foodish restaurants very close by. And a Ralph's grocery store as well. The bathroom could use a soapdish, as another traveller mentioned, and there was not a single nightlight to be found. (would it kill them to put one in the bathroom? I almost broke my leg falling over the coff... Read more
from Stockton, California
Submitted on 11-06-2016
This hotel is very clean and the staff is very helpful we came to S.D. for our anniversary and after a 7 1/2 hour drive we were promptly checked in we requested a room facing opposite of the freeway after reading reviews from others . I loved being able to grab a fresh cup of coffee and walk down to the beach just minutes away first thing in the morning also appreciated the microwave and mini fridge in the room. The staff is very helpful in guiding us on our daily excursions very close to variou... Read more
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 18-06-2016
After researching weeks in advance on where to stay while visiting Carlsbad my family and I decided on this location. I'm so glad we did because after arriving and seeing the property we were amazed. Not only is it located within minutes of Legoland which is our main reason for visiting and bringing our 4 year old child for his first ever Vacation but the staff was awesome. The day we arrived we checked in but our room was not ready when it should have been so they offered us appetizers at a ... Read more
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Submitted on 24-06-2016
I will start this review with a positive. Sherry at the front desk did her best to smooth over the bad experience the night we arrived. I felt bad for her because I could tell that she was not properly trained and coached. Having been a leader and mentor in the corporate world the look of dis pare and confusion on this poor woman's face was hard to deal with. Shame on the management team at this property. However she fought thru and I am thankful for that. When we arrived the staff had not accom... Read more
from Signal Hill, Tobago
Submitted on 26-06-2016
Jessica B. was awesome! We had problems with our reservations at another hotel. We were hot, tired and cranky. Jessica calmed my wife and kids down. She gave us a great room, and we had a great stay. We will definitely come again!
from Riverton, Utah, United States
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Most of us are familiar with the Holiday Inn Express hotels. This is another one set up very much like the rest of them. This one is certainly not the newest one in the chain and although generally just fine, we were disappointed with one little service matter. Although we made our reservation months ago and prepaid our stay, I guess because we were a late check in . . . or perhaps because we were paying a lower rate, we were put in a room right next to the mechanical equipment room on the first... Read more
from Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Submitted on 14-07-2016
The pool and the breakfast made this a great place for families. It is two blocks from the beach. Close to Legoland and a grocery store. The hotel was full for two of the nights I was there, so there were a couple of glitches (trash towering over the entrance and not enough keys for both of us to have on at check-in, we got a second in the am). They ran very low on yogurt at breakfast,but there were other choices.
from Westminster, Colorado
Submitted on 27-07-2016
We were in Carlsbad for two days for a lacrosse tournament. We were able to check in early with Makayla, she was so courteous and went out of her way to make sure we were able to check in before we had to leave for our first game. As a matter of fact, all of the ladies at the front desk were very kind and courteous! The last day we were there I wanted to take advantage of the washer and dryer, and there were no quarters down at the front desk (it was a busy weekend for the washer/dryer), a ver... Read more
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Submitted on 31-07-2016
The lobby was clean and nice. Staffs were very friendly. Offer free buffet breakfast with variety choices, and beverages. The room was clean and spacious and I love the bathroom was a shower room without bath tub. Overall rating was very good and comfortable.
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-08-2016
The Holiday Inn Express is located within walking distance to the State Beach, a Ralph's, Subway and a few restaurants. It is a 10 to 15 minute drive to a great outlet mall and Legoland. Hotel was clean, breakfast was the usual fair and pool was fine.
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Submitted on 08-08-2016
Overall, this is a nice hotel. The room was spacious for me and my 2-year-old visiting for Legoland. We had a king size bed, it worked for us. The bathroom is spacious as well and I really liked the design of the shower, just wished their was a removable shower head, as it was kind of high up to adjust for me and my daughter, possible engagement?? I would not give this place 5 stars, because the customer service was not up to par. Check-in was nice, but I was placed in the furthest room from t... Read more
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Where do I start....We had to stay here for Surf Cup since it's a stay and play tournament. They promised our team would all be together and we were not. It was 1:00 and I went to check in with one lady and she started checking me in, My friend went to the other desk and she was very rude and said she couldn't check her in. We looked at each other because I was being checked in. The other lady was adamant that she could not check my friend in and to come back in 2 hours. Once checked in the ... Read more
from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submitted on 17-08-2016
Close to the freeway, so easy to find. Complimentary parking, and friendly staff. Room was decent, as expected from a holiday inn express. Even though I stayed for work in the area, most guests seem to be families visiting legoland and other attractions. Limited dinner options in the immediate area, but there is a benihana??s next door. As with most hotels in this area, everything else requires a car. All in all, a pleasant stay.
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Submitted on 18-08-2016
I had to make several last minute bookings at this Holiday Inn Express Inn Hotel & Suites. Somehow, in the confusion of booking through Hotels.com, an extra room was booked. Given that the stay was to be somewhat long, six days, the unintended booking cost over $800. The 48 hour cancellation period had passed by the time we came to check into the hotel and the only hope of cancellation lay with the the hotel. However, the very professional and personable front desk attendant, Makayla, came t... Read more
from Mississauga, Canada
Submitted on 09-09-2016
We stayed here after an afternoon on San Diego, and heading to LEGOLAND the next morning .... It was a nice hotel, w/ groceries and dining options close by. After checking in, we took a quick drive to the beach for a quick dip of our toes in the Pacific. Nice breakfast in the morning, and again a quick drive to LEGOLAND ....
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Submitted on 19-09-2016
I arrived to Holiday Inn after a hectic work day. The front desk associate Jessica was very helpful and the nice young man, didn't catch his name, that helped me with mine and my co workers bags but he was awesome. The service was really great. The pillows were comfortable and breakfast was good! My co-worker and I will definitely be back next month! -Jenn
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 23-09-2016
This hotel is SUPER! Specially their front desk staff, but i would have to say that KC stands out the most. She is so gracious, helpful, and NICE. Always asking my family if we needed anything, helping us find a spot during breakfast, asking us if we wanted a high chair for my 3 year old....etc. She was ALWAYS on top of it. I have NEVER stayed at a hotel where the service was amazing like KC was to my family and I. I absolutely adore her. The pool was nice, room was a perfect size, close to the ... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 23-09-2016
We have had six days in Carlsbad and love the area. Our stay at the Holiday inn Express has been pleasant but it doesn't have any bells or whistles. Staff are friendly, breakfast is included and satisfactory and rooms are clean and tidy. Good value for money and close to Legoland and the outlets. Carlsbad area has heaps to offer and is a good relaxation place.
from Bergen, Norway
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Great hotel. Great location, 10 min walk from the beach. Complimentary parking, and friendly staff. Hotel was clean, breakfast was the usual fair and pool was fine. Overall, this is a nice hotel. I will definitely be back here next time i am in California.
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Submitted on 29-09-2016
We traveled from the east coast to the west and booked about five nights at this location. Our first room was not to our liking but the staff was kind enough to change or room for us. The room we switched too was perfect! The ladies at the front desk from the day and night shifts are great! They are very welcoming, and accommodating. Jessica B one of the ladies at the front was very helpful and the housekeeping staff kept the room in great shape throughout our stay. We would definitely recommend... Read more
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Submitted on 06-10-2016
I got to the hotel and was greeted with a smile from Ms Scherye. She was extremely professional and helped a lot during and while my stay. Whatever that was wrong with the room she quickly rectified the problem while maintaining her professionalism.
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 06-10-2016
I had a very long business meeting to check in with Scheery was the highlight of my whole trip. Her customer service was wonderful from the time I walked in until I checked out. Her southern hospitality really show was outstanding. Everything about her you were able to tell that it was genuine nothing with her was fake you can tell the difference. Staff messed up a few times and she was there to walk the other lady through it teaching her not down playing her. Seeing that made me stay a few more... Read more
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Submitted on 08-10-2016
We use HIE several times per year for vacation travel, we are in our 50's for reference. While we know they will always be acceptable, this property and especially the staff were exceptional! The room was GREAT, exhaust fan in bath (nice) great HVAC controls, super clean, and, the stay was 5 days, so the friendliness and casual courtesy of the staff was really nice, a maintenance tech even casually mentioned when we shared the elevator "if there is anything we can do to make your stay better, ju... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 12-10-2016
This property isn??t excellent. It??s just okay. The staff is super nice?but the hotel is kinda shabby. Wifi is pretty bad in some rooms. Just completely drops out. I could hear the Freeway from my room. The door on the shower wouldn??t slide easily. Shampoos are some off brand. Breakfast is typical basics. Very average overaall
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 14-10-2016
I last reviewed this property three years ago while it was still brand new. At the time I predicted it would be run down sooner than later. I was pleasantly surprised at my recent visit to find that for the most part, the property has held up quite well to the hard use it endures from the LegoLand set (which definitely describes me and my brood). The rooms maintain their modern decor and comfort. The furniture is showing a little wear and tear, but honestly not too much. It remains a good value... Read more
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Submitted on 17-10-2016
We love holiday Inn express suites this is the third we have stayed in on this ROADTRIP and we are not disappointed. It is clean, the staff are friendly and helpful, close to poinsettia village plaza where we discovered a great no frills restaurant the Pellys Fish Market and cafe where we had two days of unadulterated seafood meals and very good value.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
I was really disappointed with this hotel. As a Platinium Ambassador, my expectetations were high. I rejected the first room as it smelt old and musty. The next room was right next to the parking lot and noisy. The rooms are old and tired. There is free internet and parking and the breakfast is ok. I booked this hotel as the website gives the impression that it is near the beach, it is not... A 15 minute drive will get you to a decent beach I won't be back, rather stay at the Holiday Inn in Carl... Read more
from Rockville, Maryland
Submitted on 20-10-2016
Nice location, well equipped room. We have a king executive room. It's a corner room with a nice view. Close to major roads but not really any traffic noise. Front desk staff very nice and friendly. Our first issue walked into room temperature about 82 in the room. Turned on a/c and headed out for a few hours. When we came back the room was cool and comfortable. My issue is the staff knew what time we were arriving and would have thought the A/c unit would be at least turned on and set to a temp... Read more
from Glendale
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Loby: Small check in desk with only 2 computers, behind it is the breakfast area open 6-9:30am ..... make sure to confirm if getting two queens or a king bed however you need it. Thankfully they switched it to a king like we needed because of our toddler sleeping with us. The lobby has plenty of seating and a tv for watching games while eating or waiting. Free breakfast includes: Pancakes, orange juice, lemonade, apple juice milk and yogurt . Bagles and muffins. Bannanas and apples. Cinnamon... Read more
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Submitted on 03-11-2016
I was very reluctant to stay at this hotel when looking it up online. The breakfast is wonderful. Not huge but has a good verity. Cinnamon rolls are fabulous! There is no charge for parking also! Which is a huge plus! Pool is small but nice also the patio furniture . Also you cannot hear your neighbors while in your room. We stayed on the 2nd floor so i was bit nervous at first. Beds are sooo soft and the pillows are just as amazing! House keeping does a great job as well!! I will say when we a... Read more
from Mojave California
Submitted on 20-11-2016
This is a very nice hotel, clean, nice lobby and very friendly staff. You can walk a block down the street and be on the beach or hop in your car and be on the 5 Freeway in a minute. Carlsbad is a seaside community that has a great climate, so you would not think of needing an air conditioner here. However, I do like some air circulation while I sleep and didn't want to open the window facing the parking lot on the first floor. No vent option on the heating/cooling unit so we turned the AC o... Read more
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