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Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea

San Diego, CA, US (SAN)

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Based on 874 reviews
All-Suite hotel in a great location! Pet friendly and completely Non-Smoking!
Room & Rates
Standard - Includes FREE Continental Breakfast, Parking, Wi-Fi - Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea - 1

Standard - Includes FREE Continental Breakfast, Parking, Wi-Fi

The Standard room features many amenities such as:
  • One Queen Bed
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenette
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Iron and Ironing Board
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One Bedroom Suite with Two Double Beds - Includes FREE Continental Breakfast, Parking, Wi-Fi - Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea - 2

One Bedroom Suite with Two Double Beds - Includes FREE Continental Breakfast, Parking, Wi-Fi

The One Bedroom option features many amenities such as:
  • Two Double Beds
  • One Queen Sofa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenette
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Sitting Area
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One Bedroom Suite with One Queen Bed - Includes FREE Continental Breakfast, Parking, Wi-Fi - Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea - 3

One Bedroom Suite with One Queen Bed - Includes FREE Continental Breakfast, Parking, Wi-Fi

The One Bedroom option features many amenities such as:
  • One Queen Bed
  • One Queen Sofa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenette
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Sitting Area
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Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea
751 Macadamia Drive, Carlsbad, CA US 92009

Why Stay Here

  • FREE Breakfast Buffet
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE Parking
  • Completely Non-Smoking Property
  • Heated Pool and Jacuzzi
  • Kids Stay FREE
  • Business Center
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Guest Library
  • Fitness Room

Carlsbad Retreat
The Carlsbad Ramada by the Sea is located just off of Interstate 5 making it a central location to many San Diego attractions. The area offers fantastic shopping and dining options as well as beautiful beaches. Wake up in the morning to a delicious FREE Hot Full American Buffet and keep up with your friends on social media sites using the FREE Wi-Fi. All of the rooms at Ramada Carlsbad are suites and have microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee pots along with more great amenities.

Resort Details

Resort Amenities and Accommodations
All of the rooms at Ramada Carlsbad by the Sea are suites and have must-have amenities such as microwaves, mini refrigerators, and coffee pots along with a wet bar. The Family Suites offers a full kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator and oven. Rooms are also equipped with a 27`` television with cable, pay per view movies, and a Nintendo console.


  • Legoland
  • 3 Championship Golf Courses
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • 150 Acres of Parks
  • Flower Fields
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants

  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning Service (+)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Breakfast Buffet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heated Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility (+)
  • Library / Video Library (+)
  • News Stand (+)
  • Vending Machines
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 874 reviews
from Carmichael, California
Submitted on 27-04-2016
The room was ok for the money. BUT it didn't have enough supplies (towels, toilet paper, coffee) The last day we needed to use tissues due to lack of toilet paper!!!!!!!
from Oak Harbor, Washington
Submitted on 13-05-2016
I would not recommend the hotel to anyone. We were going to stay 6 nights but moved after 2. The first night I was afraid to get out of my car as there were homeless people camped out in the back by my room. The kitchen looked like something out of the 70s. There was a hole in the floor outside the bathroom that I twisted my ankle in in the middle of the night. The breakfast was not worth the trip downstairs. While there 2 people that came in and took a bunch of food and left one but the food in... Read more
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Secound night had to call police as the room next were vulgure when I asked them to quiet down because we were woke up at a 1130 pm. The staff didn't kick them out witch I believe should have happened. I've never been so insulted. There friends wanted to start a fight. So I called the office and had the police called.
from Cranford, New Jersey
Submitted on 25-05-2016
I was originally told there was nothing wrong with the wi-fi. I had drive to another hotel to test my wi-fi connection. I worked. I was finally told there was a problem with the hotel's wi-fi and I should've read the sign on the front desk. I could only connect to the wi-fi in the lobby. Several common cable channels didn't work on 2 of the nights. USA & TNT were the only ones I was concerned about, but there were others. There was nothing they could do about it. The gave me about $30 off my ... Read more
from Rocky Point, New York
Submitted on 26-05-2016
Small semi-clean room, which I could have dealt with if the internet worked, if the jets in the spa-pool works, if the heater in the spa-pool worked, if the heater in the semi-clean-water main pool worked. Enough said.
Submitted on 31-05-2016
We got a family suite (room 139) & the layout was quite ideal for us, 2 dbl beds/bathroom, living area/kitchen & queen bed/bath. That & how friendly the guy was at check-in were the only high points of this hotel. First experience in the room - my husband got stuck in the bathroom, because the bathroom door was broke & couldn't be opened from inside it. Then the kids were unhappy since their room had no tv, the cable wasn't working & the wifi didn't work. Pillows felt like they were filled... Read more
from Geneva, New York
Submitted on 02-06-2016
The hotel accommodations were Horrible!! The rooms were musty, I had to buy fabreeze broken bathroom doors, fridge that kept leaking, pots and pans that needed to be disposed. House keeping did not come to clean the room until very late in the afternoon, and we were gone all day and I still had to call when we got in. No internet or cable TV only basic nothing and lastly, the washers and dryers were not labeled, " out of order" and clothes were left totally wet and the dryers did not spin. C... Read more
from USA
Submitted on 02-06-2016
First off the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Great customer service. Now, about the lodging itself. This place is very run down and dated. Old and worn furnishings but the TV's were newer. It was clean however, it was hard to properly judge that because of the need to update everything. It served its purpose for us,, shower, bed, toilet and TVs, as we only needed a nights rest. The area appeared safe, close to the beach and there are stores near by. Stay here if you don't need anythin... Read more
from Napa, California
Submitted on 21-06-2016
The staff was very courteous and professional. However, the sink in the bathroom would not run hot water. There was an exhaust fan with no way to turn it on. The bathroom mirror was pitted and discolored. Housekeeping didn't come to clean the room until 6:00 p.m. The coffee packets provided were not designed for use in the coffee maker in the room.
from Gurnee, Illinois
Submitted on 24-06-2016
I checked in for a 4-night stay; business travel in Carlsbad. At check-in Monday night there was no one behind the desk; had to wait for him to return from somewhere. The freeway noise was so bad in my originally assigned room I had to ask for one "farther from the freeway". The clerk was sympathetic, but the replacement room wasn't much better. I-5 runs right alongside the building. Rooms open to the outside, not a hallway, so noise gets in. The Wi-Fi varied from slow/intermittent to no se... Read more
from Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Submitted on 25-06-2016
Poor quality of rooms and many things did not work. For example, the televisions did not turn on properly and sshower curtain was torn and rod almost off the wall. Rooms did not appear clean.
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Great location but poor house keeping. After the first night we stayed here there were no washcloths. We were told there were no more left! About 30 minutes later the desk brought some up. Then after the second night we didn't even receive house keeping. Also the wifi was not working our entire stay.
from Glendale, California
Submitted on 28-06-2016
The internet was down, the pool and spa were closed because they were green. Housekeeping didn't speak any English. Housekeeping came at 5 o'clock pm when we were trying to get ready for dinner plans. The fitness room had 3 machines that looked like they were from the 1980's.
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Very spacious and friendly environment. Because we stayed for almost a week it was very important to have enough space and we got a huge 1 bedroom suite with kitchen. And it was about 5 minutes from LEGOLAND.
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Pool closed, tv not working, no quarters for washing machine, no towels after maid cleaned until after 8 pm! Had to wait for bfast to be replenished... did I mention the police had their guns pulled on someone before 9 am rifht out front of lobby? On a positive note, it is a nice location and only a 15 minute walk to beach!!
from Ventura, California
Submitted on 04-07-2016
Customer service was great, but hotel was disappointing. Some were going to Legoland and the others were going to hang out poolside. But, Pool/jacuzzi was green! Rooms had fridge, but very small living space. Toilet made a loud noise, like a jet engine, when flushing. Was clean, but very dated! Was right on the 5 fwy, so quite noisy. Ran out of food early for the buffet continental breakfast. Very run down and lower quality hotel. Wouldn't stay again. Canceled our 3 night stay and moved to anoth... Read more
from Chaparral, New Mexico
Submitted on 05-07-2016
The Staff was friendly. We chose this hotel for the pool, but it was closed for some reason. When we got to our room, they was two towels and one hand towel - not two towels, two hand towels and two wash cloths. The refrigerator was dirty in the back and the shower wasn't cleaned very well. The cost was suppose to be $151.20 a night. When I got the bill, I was charged $151.20 the first night and over $180 the second night. Didn't notice until I'd driven off.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 05-07-2016
We decided to do a short family vacation. We planned to stay for 3 nights and ended leaving early. Pool was super green, spa did not work, house keeping never came,refrigerator was lopsided, sink in bathroom was dripping, outside needed maintenance(especially pool area), elevator sometimes acted weird like if it was going to get stuck. Not what I expected from a Ramada Inn that is part of Wyndham.
from Tracy
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Overall it is a great hotel. It's quiet, near Legoland, room was big and comfortable. Everyone we encountered was very helpful. Only two problems: the ironing board was broken (did not report, minor issue). The biggest problem was that we were looking forward to checking in that first day early and relaxing by the pool before we started our packed days with Legoland and Sea World. Unfortunately the pool was green( I think they mentioned something about it being unavailable the day we checked in)... Read more
from Melbourne
Submitted on 07-07-2016
This Ramada is two star and unclean. The smell in the lobby is the first thing you notice; a strong bad chemical smell. The same smell is twice as strong in the room. Things are dirty and things are broken. My room was next to the LA-San Diego 12 lane freeway. The reception staff are pleasant and helpful. But the property is just not good enough.
from Chico, California
Submitted on 08-07-2016
Pool green/closed, spa jets broken,wifi in rooms down, gym a joke/unsafe,breakfast can't be taken to room, bedspread had burn hole, completely falsely advertised. Never had a bad experience with Ramada before, My rare vacation days were not relaxing once back at hotel each evening
from pinon hills,ca.
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Arrived with wife 2 kids ages 10, 11. POOL WAS GREEN (HOLIDAY WEEKEND 4TH OF JULY 2016) after returning from being at legoland all day the next day i go in to take a shower at 12:30 am to find NO HOT OR EVEN WARM WATER. AT 2:00 AM IN THE MORNING ME MY WIFE AND 2 KIDS ARE HAVIng to change room to the other side of hotel. People beware DONT STAY HERE oh ya wifi was not working in rooms.
from Las Cruces, NM
Submitted on 09-07-2016
dingy, old, pool was green and was told it was closed for cleaning and would open next day but didn't, had a portable ac in one room which needed a tray emptied every couple hours even during the night, staff were professional, breakfast was ok
from Gilbert, Arizona
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I would like to start by complimenting the front desk attendant, as she was the only positive to our stay. I do not remember her name, but we checked in around 7:30pm. She has to deal with the barrage of issues this property presents, but was both calm and professional. We were informed upon check-in that the pool, spa, and Wi-Fi were not working, nor was a room ready for us (even though it was well past check-in), so we had to wait while it was prepared. The stairs to the room were quite termi... Read more
from Mountain View, California
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Clean room, quite facility, pleasant front desk service, but the "Queen" size bed was too short and narrow. Should have been called a double bed at most.
from Kent, Wa
Submitted on 14-07-2016
Luckily we paid a really low rate for our room. The pool was totally green with algae and after 3 days they finally covered the pool, but not apparent work on cleaning it was seen. Some items in the room weren't restocked each day. Customer service was nice. Location was great. Close to the beach and a short drive to Legoland.
from Victorville, California
Submitted on 16-07-2016
The pool was lime green stayed for 2 days never used the pool room was gnats infested...Room smells like mildew old and rusty no Ac in the room just the living whack a swamp cooler WHAT IS THAT
Submitted on 16-07-2016
The hotel is close to legoland and the beach which is convenient. The first thing you smell when you walk in is an old mildew gross smell. Check in was fast and they were friendly, when we walked into our room, it was the same smell. We sprayed febreeze everywhere everyday. It was a big enough room for 3 adults and 3 kids, it had a kitchenette but it's very outdated and had smells as well. We were really disappointed about the pool! It was green and was told it was being cleaned the first night.... Read more
from slidell,la
Submitted on 23-07-2016
First they would not let me check in for 3 hours saying there was problem in computer even though i had my confirmation # and email on my phone showing it. The A/C filter was filthy so it just blew hot air. The TV would not turn on took 30 minutes to figure out heard other guests complaining of same problem. They advertise hot breakfast but it was just continental and they advertise by the sea but its not. The sink had no hot water. Tried to get change for laundry but none on site. The exercise ... Read more
from Chandler, Arizona
Submitted on 24-07-2016
As a mother who religiously scrubs her house, I positively cringed at this dilapidated shack of a hotel. The entire building was riddled with rusty pipes, rotted wood and chipped paint: all three being clear aesthetic and safety violations. Though the pool and landscaping were tolerable, the fact that "the WiFi was down" caused much inconvenience for my online planning needs. Upon my arrival, the decently professional concierge quickly checked me in. My room was a two room suite, equipped with ... Read more
from Alameda, California
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Not too bad. Seems pretty old. Pool was nice but crowded. No clean towels in room one day when we returned so had to go to front desk for them because the phones weren't working. If your plan is to go to Legoland and spend minimal time in the hotel it's a great deal.
from Bloomington, California
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Was a good hotel. Provided everything we needed for our stay. Was really close to the beach and restaurants. The staff was nice and courteous.
Submitted on 27-07-2016
Stayed here when we went to Legoland(about a 10min drive). Very clean and the rooms are a pretty good size. All the workers are friendly and helpful. The breakfast is basic but good(donuts, bagel, cereals). Good size pool and hot tub. Also plenty of parking, always a plus. Will visit again next time we visit Legoland.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We booked it for a family trip to Legoland, horrible horrible one night experience! We couldn't wait to leave the place the next morning. Stinky place, with rusted broken fridge, old old Matresses, extremely small bathrooms (my daughter was scared to use it), broken phone, bad kitchen with broken stove. No Wi-Fi, tv was weird, breakfast was so stinky, . In general, this place shouldn't be called a hotel, it is less than a motel. Either remodel it or close it out. It truly give a bad reput... Read more
from Las Vegas
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We stay here almost every year. The price is right, the place is super family friendly. Breakfast is decent and saves families money. We take a wagon and walk the very short distance to the beach. Legoland is right around the corner, as is Costco. There is a grocery store within walking distance of the hotel so you can stick your room refrigerator with goodies. The staff has always been great extra towels, pillows, whatever you need. The phones were not working this time around they said they we... Read more
from Los Angeles
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Our family made the Ramada a regular stay for a few years but thinking it over now. This last stay we had problems with room request and also room itself. We did not get the type of room we asked for and they try to move us from one room to another to make up for it but the problems were worse on second one. Toilet handle was broken and my husband had to fix. Had difficulty getting water from the shower because handle would get stuck or spin around and could not adjust the temperature so had t... Read more
from Las Vegas, Nevada
Submitted on 06-08-2016
Better than expected phone problems in my room need more toilet paper the housekeeper very helpful
Submitted on 09-08-2016
Stayed in a decent 2 bed room unit for 3 days. One bedroom had a noisy ac unit that they require you to do the maintenance on (signs says when the unit fills with water you must empty for it to work). The bed seemed very old and uncomfortable woke up every morning very stiff. But nice location and everything else was decent. Update the beds and it would definitely worth anot her visit.
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Rooms are nice size, but smelled from cleaning. Every day we stayed we had fewer towels, only got full room service once in 3 days. Curtain in window was torn, and the blinking light on the phone would not quit even after four requests to the front desk (only the desk can turn it off!) Safe was locked and not opened until the night before we were to leave. Bed is poor quality and made a lot of noise every time you moved in it. Pool is nice and breakfast was good. Elevator is centrally loca... Read more
from Culver City, California
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We wanted an inexpensive room for 4 close to LegoLand and this did the job. Nothing fancy but room was relatively clean (had to get clean sheets), suite was just big enough for 4, and breakfast was included. Not a luxury hotel but we just needed a place to sleep and eat breakfast and this did the job for around $200.