Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach Review

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6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad CA 92011
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Editor’s Review of Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

Located about a half-hour north of San Diego and one-and-a-half hours south of Los Angeles, Carlsbad Beach is a quintessential southern California surf community where healthy living and being outdoors as much as possible are perennial prerogatives. For families visiting the area, Legoland, just a few-minutes' drive from the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, is a big draw. And the hotel offers a free shuttle service (available 24 hours a day) to the theme park and other points around town within a five-mile radius, which means you can pretty much park your car during your stay and get around to most places for free.

Once you've gotten your fill of all that colorful Danish building block wonder, the natural delights of
... more Carlsbad and nearby seaside communities will keep your family entertained for days. Surfing, horseback riding and hiking are all at the hotel's doorstep. And the Hilton Garden Inn's spacious and ultra comfortable rooms -- set around a courtyard with a heated pool and outdoor fireplace -- make it easy to settle in and stay awhile. Your fellow guests are a range of vacationing Americans, Canadians and Europeans, for the most part. And while families abound, the hotel appeals as a weekend escape for couples, too, with all the nature activities and small town charm of Carlsbad and San Diego's big city highlights just a short drive down the coast. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Bed & Brick: LEGOLAND partner hotel
  • Sailboat excursions
  • Onsite family dining
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
  • Horseback Riding
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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The property is set back enough from the road so that you don't hear the noise from the passing cars inside the rooms. While the ocean is just across the street, you will really only see the crashing waves of the Pacific if you have an ocean-view room on the second floor or higher.

Standard Rooms
From a decor and comfort standpoint, we'll place this hotel squarely on the upper end of the mid-range scale. The overall feel in the rooms is quite corporate -- leather, dark woods, glass and metal accents, with the odd palm tree painting or retro surf photo here and there to tie in the beach feel -- but accommodations are supremely comfortable, with plush beds, bathrooms with granite countertops and sunken tubs. Of the 151 rooms, most either have a king-size bed (with the option of adding a rollaway bed) or two queen beds.

The hotel has just one suite (on the ground floor, with a patio overlooking the garden and courtyard), with a king bed in a private room and a separate living room with a pullout queen sleeper sofa. An additional powder room is also in the living area. There's the option of adding a rollaway to the suite, too, so you could easily sleep five people. Connecting rooms are also available with either a king room connecting to a room with two queens, or two queen rooms. A microwave, mini-fridge and coffee making supplies are standard in all rooms.


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