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Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport

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Newark, New Jersey
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I rarely get a good night sleep on the first day but the mattress, blankets and pillows here envelop you. The towels don't just push the water around and leave you damp but actually get you fully dry and ready for work. The app lets you setup a wake up call and chat with the front desk. The bistro has...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here while attending a workshop. It was a nice quiet place for a very reasonable price. I was staying by myself for 4 nights and I felt very safe. The front desk staff was always very professional, friendly and helpful. The entire hotel was very clean. The housekeeping staff were also very professional and friendly. I would definately...

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ManagerCYCSD, Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed our staff. We believe they are the difference makers at our hotel and that each associate is hired for personality and trained for efficiency. We hope you come back and visit us here at the Courtyard Carlsbad the next time you are in the...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our little family would like to thank Driver: James Front Desk: Richard, Jarrett, Jonathan, Laura Bistro: Alex, Jason, Mirella, Eve, and Lucero! Our stay was amazing and we will return! Kudos rewards for everyone! We came in from Phoenix, the entire staff helped us convince our kids we were in Flagstaff AZ. From the check in, to breakfast and our...

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ManagerCYCSD, Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

On behalf of the staff that you mentioned THANK YOU!!! Our staff truly strive to serve our guests. We try and create memorable experiences and are so glad we made the difference in your stay. We cannot wait until you come back

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable, and well appointed rooms, with friendly staff. Breakfast included if you take the option, has a varied menu to suit all tastes and dietary requirements, a very pleasant few days spent here. Highly recomended.

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ManagerCYCSD, Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are glad you enjoyed our bistro. It has something for everyone and enough of a menu that you won't run out of things to sample even if you stay for a while. Come back and see us again when you are in the area

Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights. Front desk staff is very professional and friendly. Check-in and check-out was pretty straightforward and quick. Plenty of parking. The Bistro in the hotel has a decent menu and good service. Staff is friendly. There is a pool and fitness center (didn't get to using it so cant review that). The location is pretty...

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ManagerCYCSD, Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Shw2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and got to enjoy our Bistro. We hope the next time you are in the area you should take a moment and relax in our hot tub. After a long day it is the...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Comfortable and modern, with a typically energetic social area. Ticked all of the boxes, and was near my conference. This is a newer courtyard though again the negative was the TV system, why are they are set-up so dark.....I don't mind paying $17.99 for a movie, but really in todays day and age. This is a symptomatic problem at many...

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ManagerCYCSD, General Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I apologize that the tv was too dark for you. I wish you had let one of our staff know while you were in house so we could address the problem and fix it accordingly. We like all of our guests' to be 100% satisfied with every facet of their stay. We...

Damascus, Maryland
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stayed with my family while visiting LEGOLAND. We checked in very late, after 9pm and found the room clean and nice and modern. Hotel staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Parking was the only thing that I found to diminish my rating. Although there was parking available, it was a little bit of a walk to get to my room....

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ManagerCYCSD, Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. I apologize that my staff did not suggest a parking location closer to the entrance your room is near I will be sure to discuss this with my staff and having been in a similar situation before I understand how frustrating that can be especially...

Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My family and I stayed in Carlsbad for 1 night for a visit to Legoland. This hotel is conveniently located only a few minutes away to the theme park. We were placed in a room on the lobby level, with a sliding door facing the Courtyard. The room was quiet and clean, something that is much appreciated when you travel...

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ManagerCYCSD, Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We are so glad that our front desk associate took such good care of you. We hope you got to enjoy some of the amenities on property because nothing is better than a long soak in our hot tub after a long day at the park. We look...

Rochester, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I've stayed here 2 times, most recently 9/2016- and would happily stay again. It's not perfect, but very good value and the staff try hard to please. The front desk was understaffed, so waits were long and they told me they had not received a package sent in advance to me (despite having tracking info to the contrary) That said,...

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ManagerCYCSD, Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Good Day and thank you for taking the time to respond. I believe that you perfectly captured our motto here at the Courtyard Carlsbad. We are not perfect and our staff aim to please. We are so glad you chose to stay with us during your recent visit. We look forward to hosting you during your next stay in the...

Reviewed 7 September 2016

I enjoyed staying at this hotel recently with my family. The rooms were on the smaller side but met all the basic necessities. They were clean, had a nice balcony, good shower, nice TV and good wifi. The hotel was 11 miles or 15 minutes (easy drive) to Oceanside SoCal Soccer Complex. Even better, its only 3 miles away from...

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Shane C, Food and Beverage Manager at Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport, responded to this review

Hi Geoffreypc, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your comments. We are currently working on our refurbishment program moving forward so we can not only meet but hopefully exceed your expectations if you decide to stay with us for the soccer tournaments next year. We are delighted you got check out one...

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The Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad hotel is located just 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Carlsbad beach, blocks from LEGOLAND® California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets, near the Carlsbad and Vista business parks 15 minutes from Camp Pendleton and close to the McClellan-Palomar Airport. When travel takes you to Carlsbad for a California hotel room, the Marriott offers all the comforts and quality you have come to expect from a Courtyard by Marriott hotel. This hotel near LEGOLAND® California offers guests easy access to the sprawling park and nearby outlet malls and more. Business travelers attending meetings and conferences in the Carlsbad area enjoy a large work desk with an ergonomic chair, high speed Internet access and relaxing atmosphere to unwind at the end of the day. Nearby area Carlsbad businesses include McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD), United States Marine Camp Pendleton Marine Base, Cal State San Marcos, Callaway Golf, Invitrogen, Western Flight and many more Carlsbad and Vista Business Park companies. Both leisure and business travelers will appreciate the warm welcome by our friendly north San Diego hotel staff as you join us in Carlsbad, California at our Marriott hotel.Attractions Near Our Carlsbad CA Marriott hotel Include:• Carlsbad Beaches• Carlsbad Premium Outlets• Carlsbad Village• Del Mar Race Track• Del Mar Fairgrounds• Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch• LEGOLAND® California Theme Park• LEGOLAND® California Waterpark• Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park• Museum of Making Music• Safari Park Other points of interest to our north San Diego Carlsbad area hotel include all the attractions of San Diego such as Sea World California, the San Diego Zoo, Downtown San Diego, Old Town and much more. Other nearby points of interest include the Sealife Aquarium, Gemological Institute of America, San Clemente and much more. The courteous friendly staff of the Courtyard by Marriott® Carlsbad Hotel guarantees your stay with us will exceed your expectations! Amenities of the Courtyard by Marriott Carlsbad Hotel include: • Ample & Complimentary Parking• Business Center with Media Pods• New Redesigned Courtyard Lobby• GoBoard Technology Center®• Boarding Pass Station• Carlsbad Area Meeting Rooms (1,200 square feet)• High Speed Internet Access (Complimentary)• Indoor Fitness Center• Outdoor Heated Pool & Deck Area• Luxury Marriott Bedding and Pillows• The Bistro featuring Starbucks Coffee (open breakfast and dinner)• Whirlpool Suites Available• The Market 24-Hour Café ... more   less 

Additional Information about Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport

Address: 5835 Owens Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008-6562 (Formerly Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad)
Region: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range: €84 - €215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad/McClellan-Palomar Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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Courtyard San Diego Carlsbad Hotel Carlsbad
Courtyard Carlsbad
Carlsbad Courtyard
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#14 Business Hotel in Carlsbad
#19 Family Hotel in Carlsbad
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“Courtyard rooms are quieter, nicer view”
 of 5 bubbles snh01, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side do not face the airport, so they are even quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles TMC_916, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Buy the breakfast! Affordable, quick, and delicious.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelinMorgs, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had a corner suite and the rooms were immense.”
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“Ask for a room facing the pool!”
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