Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
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... and movie and sports stars. Then to Balboa Park , originally a Mission started by a priest in 1769 and named after a Spanish explorer. It now consists of many museums including art museums, youth orchestra and the famous San Diego zoo. On the way home we drove through Del Mar, a gorgeous seaside suburb off the pacific coast highway with a lovely,Australian -looking surf beach. Just to be reminded that ...
... they don't. Both girls had a great time on this ride although Mercina had to be reminded that she was in America where they drive on the right! Poppy did not terrorise the other drivers but she did do a few U- turns and ignored the red lights. This was a highlight for both.
In the last hour of the day, the girls went on their favourite rides a few more times over.
We are relaxing in the Pirate Room before going to Bricks Cafe for dinner.
... small. Hugh didn't mind though, he still LOVED it.
We arrived back to our temporary home about 7:45 pm and had some yummy chicken breast and cauliflower. There are a lot of good cooks in this extended family. It was yummy. We had a glass of wine and chatted for awhile before heading to bed again. It was wonderful.
No need to rush to bed either because tomorrow is a very lazy day. ...
... the evening I met up with the crazy northern Irish girls I met in Austin to go out in the Gaslamp quarter. We went to a few bars, had a bit of a dance and spoke to some interesting people. I am now well rehearsed in the standard conversation between an American and a British girl now. They hear me talk and try to guess where I am from, then make some sweeping stereotype about the country, ask me about the royal baby, talk about 'soccer' and then make me say ...
Today we were going towards the east coast to San Diego. We are following a similar route to when we traveled from California with Chris & Sus. Some of the views are just stunning, straight roads for miles surrounded by dessert & mountains. It was a great view arriving at San Diego and seeing the sea. Our hotel was just a couple of blocks from the sea front so as soon as we had arrived we ...
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Enjoyed our stay at the Hilton !
Our stay at the Hilton Garden Inn was extremely comfortable, the complimentary Continental Breakfast was excellent, the staff was professional, the location is excellent and the rooms were very clean.
The grounds are well kept, their's entertainment on certain evenings and the price with breakfast included was reasonable.
We would definetly stay at the Hilton again in Caslsbad, Ca. It's a perfect vacation spot...Ask for an Ocean view room.
Great Hotel to stay at
This Hotel is a very good choice as far as Hilton Garden Inns go. It is very clean with big rooms that are very comfortable wven with 2 queen beds and a rollaway like we had. The staff is just really nice and that is what makes this hotel so good.
I think it is a bit overpriced but then again your choices in Carlsbad are not that stelar. Yes it is by the beach but you must negotiate your way down a little cliff to get to it without having to walk two miles so don't think the beach is right accross from the hotel.
The Restaurant staff was very friendly too and was specialy nice to our children.
I would definately stay here again.
Stayed for two nights during Spring Break vacation in Mid-April. The primary subject of our visit was Legoland.
I agree with all the positive comments already made here. The facillity and services are top-notch this class of hotel.
My only complaints:
- It is expensive! -- I stay at a lot of Hilton properties, and I would not call this a great value.
- Breakfast should be included, especially at such a high rate (a general problem with Garden Inns, but most of them have much, much lower rates).
The staff was very friendly throughout. We had a nice dinner in the hotel. But we skipped breakfast -- there was a 45 minute wait for a table at 8am on a Saturday! The staff indicated that this was not normal.
Just as a previous reviewer noted, we only saw and heard the trains when we were in the parking lot. Same goes for the planes -- our room (on the sea side) was quiet once the street traffic died down late in the evening. Altough it was a relatively busy area, that's the nature of the beach -- and I would say that it's quieter than any beach hotel in Florida that I've ever visited.
I would return to this hotel again.
Wow, what a wonderful hotel
We arrived at the hotel on April 10, 2004. The hotel is right off of the highway and yet we could not hear any highway noise. What we heard was waves from the ocean. We had an ocean view room and indeed it was.
The hotel is near the Coaster train tracks but the only time we heard the Amtrack was getting into the car. The room was spotless. The maid left an incredible shine on the sink and staighted anything back up on the counter. The staff was quite friendly.
A delightful gem
Arrived 4/4/2004 for one night. They allowed me room check-in at 11:00am. A definite plus. Hotel is excellent, room, facilities are top notch. Another plus is FREE high speed Internet access. Not many offer that... My only complaint was I felt the dining area in the resturant was somewhat small but there were a lot of families there because of Spring break. Rating is 5 stars...
The best Garden Inn in the country
I happen to travel for business quite a bit, I am familiar with almost every hotel chain there is, and I have visited several Hilton Garden Inns, which I already consider an excellent chain. But this one is just special. I brought my kids to Legoland, picked the hotel based on its brand name, and I discovered an absolute gem. And honestly I was not going to bother writing a review, but I was surfing the web and got curious to see what other guests thought about it. After reading the last review, I felt obliged to write something because what the guest wrote was nonsense. The room are full of amenities, there are no rooms facing the train track and this was one of the quitest hotel I ever stayed in, the views are stunning and the staff is so genuine and so caring, you want to bring them home. This is one of the best hotel I have ever stayed!
Not THAT wonderful!
Just returned from the Hilton in Carlsbad and was disappointed after reading all these raves reviews. I guess our room was classified as "ocean view" since it did not look into the inner court yard or over the train track behind the building. Beyond a view of Carlsbad Blvd.
and an overpass, we had a distant peek of the ocean (which is down a steep slope). The location of this hotel is splendid for noise....the front and side are on a busy street, the heavily traveled railroad track is in back and the property sits nicely in the flight path of a local airport. The rooms are regular boring hotel boxes with no balconies and my neighbor showering (plumbing) was causing my entire room to vibrate with a loud roar at midnight. If you are looking for a clean place to stay, enjoy sleeping with the air conditioner on to block out noise and like a good lumpy foam pillow, this is the place for you.
We stayed here when we went to Legoland with our two kids (under 4 yrs.
old). The staff was professional and helpful. The hotel is kid friendly. We like the convenient location to Legoland (just 1/2 a mile), shops and restaurants. The room was spacious but could've been cleaner. The carpet was too dirty for our baby to crawl on. Also, they don't provide complimentary breakfast, which is disappointing consider the price we paid for the room ($170). But overall, our stay at the hotel has been pleasant and I would recommend it.
Lovely hotel, clean, nice pool area. Rooms are a nice size, didn't charge for the crib. High speed internet available. But...
1)Don't book directly with the hotel. They claim you can't use AAA or Entertainment for upgraded rooms (oceanview) . I called HHonors and they gave me a good AAA rate on an oceanview.
2)The hotel is across the street from the beach, but you have to cross a divided highway and walk down the road a ways unless you want to climb down a pretty steep embankment. If you have kids, it is quite a trek. I called to verify that they were beachfront, and they said they were...
3)While most Hilton's offer Gold VIP's free continental breakfast for everyone in your room(s), The Garden Inn only gives two coupons per room (at $7.95 a pop it could add up if you have 4 kids in the next room) I was told that if you read the policy it says that the breakfast benefit is for "Hiltons", and they are a "Hilton GardenInn". - (Oh, dopey me!)
I argued that if I was going to drop a grand at their hotel, they could cough up enough breakfast for my family. -They reluctantly did.
Enjoyed the property, although it is kind of in the middle on nowhere, not too impressed with the human side...
We stayed at this hotel last month while visiting Legoland. It's located right across from the ocean, which appealed to our family. It's a lovely hotel with large rooms, quiet atmosphere, friendly & helpful staff, and free onsite parking. A complimentary shuttle was available to several local attractions. A dining room is on site, but their only option for breakfast was a buffet. We eat only a very light breakfast, so we found this disappointing and meant we had to drive somewhere each morning for breakfast. There are no other dining options in the immediate vicinity, so without a vehicle you would be faced with quite a walk or else a cab or shuttle ride. This wouldn't prevent us from staying here again, but is something to consider.