Rated 5 out of 5 by MACLA Wonderful Hotel; Wonderful Staff!
We are new SPG members and had not stayed in this hotel before. The room was lovely, very comfortable, and so quiet. We slept very well and had lots of energy to be with our 2,4,and 6 year old grandchildren in the pool and around the resort (and at nearby Legoland, too). The staff were, each one, always so friendly and very, very helpful. It was a wonderful family vacation.
June 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Carlsbad, CA
The only issue is that I asked for a room facing the open grass courtyard like our previous stay a few months ago. We arrived early and had no problem waiting for someone to check out. When they called to say my room was ready I asked if it was the front courtyard area and they said yes, but instead I was put in the back of bldg one. That was our only issue.
June 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gil23 Location is great!
The hotel is in a great location specially if you are going to Legoland we had an amazing time and the staff is great! The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars to the overall rating is the cleanliness of the room it was poorly done and the room hallway carpet had stains and it smell bad. Other than that I think is a great place to stay!
June 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by KellyL Accounting and Price
The hotel is over rated with its price of rooms, and especially food/drink.
The hotel double charged my credit card of $1251 each totaling $2502 in a pending status essentially locking its use up for anything and the charged my card $698 in actual charges. Now we have over $3200 in charges until the $2500 drops off from pending. And the room was prepaid separately in advance of course for the entire stay. When I called accounting they were completely had screw you attitude.. I would like a call from the manager simply explaining and telling me what your going to do to simply fix these problems from happening to others in the future..
June 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by AKUM Great location
Perfect location for Legoland trip.
Nice, spacious hotel with good pool and food
June 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kskilpatrick SPG
I was not asked about SPG upgrade or Welcome gift. Also in the past at this location we have a complem,entary breakfast. No such thing this year. I did not feel any extra was done for me as Gold member at this property, like I have there in past or at other properties. Food at Twenty / 20 was excellent and service was ok. Food came out really late.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jache Proximity to Legoland
Fabulous,clean provides all the amenities needed with children. Shuttle service if needed to Legoland. Makes Legoland even more enjoyable
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glo10 All Aroung Great Resort
The hospitality throughout the resort was outstanding! I would definitely come back to this resort for personal and business. I doesn’t get better than this.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kattjwk77 OMG Wonderful Night
I am the "gramma" that took the grandson to Legoland and the hotel room took away all the cares of the day spent with small children in a small children world. Not to mention that my grandson (6) hit the bed and fell sound asleep. This wonderful room was so nice that I am planning on duplicating the atmosphere in my bedroom at home and this is actually possible as I found all the bedding online. And the food out of this world.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Fantastic stay in Carlsbad
We stayed at the Carlsbad Resort for the 2nd time in May and yet again our expectations were exceeded. It's a beautifully situated hotel, the grounds and facilities are great and the staff first class. We stayed in the block nearest the pool and on the ground floor, our son loved up. The only things I would suggest is improved is the range of options available at the restaurant (particularly appetisers) and including an empty fridge in the rooms as standard at a resort. All in all we look forward to be able come back again in the future to this lovely hotel. Thanks Sheraton!
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose THIS HOTEL HAS EXCELLENT ATTENTION TO GUEST SERVICES
My family and I stayed for Memorial Holiday Weekend 2013 Andrew and Cody at the front desk made us feel welcomed by demonstrating warmth and patience they are committed to providing good service and making sure guest needs are meet. 20/20 Grill and Bar has excellent service, servers like Morgan and Eduardo attended to the smallest details throughout our meals. I recommend this hotel because of their wonderful service.
June 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wendyc Lots of issues
My young grandson was VERY upset when we walked down to the back Legoland gate at 9:00 am to have fun and were told we could not enter for another hour at that gate; this should (simply) be disclosed! There were other guests there with young children waiting and upset as well.
Our room was clean, but: one of the bedside lamps was broken; the clock was broken; one of the top flat sheets was torn; we did not have enough towels for the amount of guests (paid for) in the room; and worse of all was the issue with the Legoland back gate entrance time.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rican50 Nice
We had a very nice time, since we were
taking my grandson to Legoland the location
was great and the staff were very friendly and
helpful. I would recommend this hotel
to my friends and relatives.
Does your location offer timeshare
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norman1241 a GREAT ROOM
I was more than surprised by not only the quality of the rooms, but the size. The pool and jacuzzi were wonderful. All the available services were great, we did not ry them all. But look through them was a treat. We are planning to stay here again. Hopefully soon.
June 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marie3685 Nothing spectacular
My family stayed here when we went to Legoland. The location to the park is great as the have a private entrance in the back of the park. You save the $12 Legoland parking fee but the self parking fee at the resort is $12 daily. The room was adequate size although if you need a rollaway bed it is another $20 daily. The carpets in the hallways leading to the rooms were dirty and dishes from room service stayed in the hallways all day. Housekeeping didn't come until after 4pm daily even though we requested an earlier clean. If the hotel was full, I would understand the delay, but it was not. It is called a resort but there really isn't much there. It has a nice pool but only one restaurant and a small gift shop and area called The Marketplace where you can buy coffee and sandwiches. The check in and check out process was extremely slow. (No quick check out service offered). They have only one person working the desk. The valet staff was very friendly I have to say. Oh if your looking for a comfortable bed to sleep in, don't look here. The resort is now 5 years old and you can tell the mattrass has not been changed. It was so uncomfortable and sagged. I didn't sleep for 3 nights without tossing and turning.
May 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Benc1008 Unhappy customer
1. Misleading price promotion and wasn't explain
2. Services and staff not friendly . We requested services and didn't get the service we expected. They just throw service material to my son when delivered.
3. 3rd day, room was clean and missing towels.
4.My overall experience wasn't pleasant coming from Portland.
May 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Alva818 Nope
It was my first time at sheraton carlsbad hotel. I wouldnt go again. Its expensive. I had to pay the room and parking and no free breakfast atleast. I stayed on the first floor and people on next floor up made so much noise in the night. The only thing i liked was legoland that was just outside the hotel.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrianW The Kids Loved It
Spent Two nights with my family (Two boys 2 and 3) for a mini get away. The hotel was amazing, the staff were so nice to my boys, the food was delicious (the kids loved the bread) and the private entry to the Legoland park was cool.
I will be back soon- the kids are spoiled.
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim31 tim31
very lovely hotel. The Presidential Corporate Suite was excellent for breakfast and for a nightime place to gather. The fitness center was well equipped.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Familymom A Great Hotel with Great Staff
My 25 year old daughter and I went on a mother daughter weekend. From the time we arrived until the time we left, we had a great time. The hotel is beautiful. The rooms are decorated very nice and big. Anytime we needed something or asked a question, we felt important. I will be back with my husband and my 22 year old daughter. I would love to take a family vacation with both daughters to this Hotel. Getting everyones work schedules coordinated to take a family vacation is a challenge. We Will Be Back!
April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Colleen Love this hotel!
This is a beautiful property with lush, green landscaping and lovely flowers everywhere. The entire staff is friendly and greets you where you go. I can't wait to come back.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kira Fabulous Resort
Amazing service, staff and location!
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by yycflyer Love this property.
If you have kids and are visiting LEGOLAND this is the place to stay! Great pool, relaxed resort atmosphere and super-friendly staff. We are returning guests and are never disappointed.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Centrlcst Great Stay
Great stay! Staff was very attentive. Rooms were larger than expected. Buffet was great. Kids had a blast at the pool and hot tub. Great value and good location!
April 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GregYNWA Location Location!
Recently stayed here with my family for Spring Break and the main purpose was because of our trip to Legoland.
Front Desk: Rooms were not ready even though we arrived at 5:00PM. "We'll call you when they are ready..."
Rooms: What one would expect for a Sheraton hotel. These were newly renovated and clean.
Dining: the staff during breakfast at the TWENTY/20 were very attentive and courteous. There is a breakfast buffet which I would rate as delicious but sparse in variety (as compared to other comparable buffets)
Fitness Center: Modern equipment and spacious.
Pool: Although the website says it is heated, it did not feel like it was. The cold pool made for a one time short swim for our family.
Access to Legoland: Love the special access to the park but please beware that this special door opens at 10:00AM. Legoland turnstiles open at 9:00AM but rides don't start until 10:00AM.
Parking: This needs to be addressed as the resort charges a $12 daily rate but there are insufficient spots. On a couple of occasions, we had to park quite a distance from our room. I even saw others just park their vehicles in the Valet Lot.
Starwood Lounge: Not at this location
Late Check out Request: This hotel ("because this is a resort hotel....." as I was told) does not honor a 4PM check-out request. After much discussion, they obliged to a 2PM check-out time. Based on this, one would think that my room should have been ready when I arrived at 5:00PM on the day of arrival.
Ocean View: Our room was an Ocean View which had a higher rate but all we saw was a huge palm tree. Disappointing.
Overall: I've stayed at other Sheraton Resorts where they charge a resort fee and this location proves that all are not made / managed equally. A good stay but felt that it could have been much better. It will continue to attract customers solely on its proximity to Legoland but I hope it doesn't just rely on this.
April 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ronald this hotel has hidden fees
The only unpleasent surprise was the $12 dollar a day resort fee and the daily parking fee. A little misleading deception that should be included in the daily rate.
April 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by vvs1331 Nice facility but watch your bill...
I made my reservations directly on the sherationcarlsbad.com website in February, 2013. I chose to prepay for my reservations to get the lower price. However when I checked out my bill was more because of an increase in the California Tourism Fee that was effective January 1, 2013. I did not notice the increase until I returned to my home state and was reconciling my credit card. The website should have been updated with the correct fee and it should have been brought to my attention when I checked in or when I checked out.
April 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Baggy This hotel has great features
This hotel is conveniently located.
April 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Henri34683 Suboptimal Platinum Recognition
As a Platinum member, I was disappointed by the lack appreciation for my continued patronage to Starwood properties. I found the staff to be efficient but not friendly. When traveling for business this is more tolerable versus when traveling for pleasure with family. The front desk staff said they would call me when my room was ready. They did not. They said they would place a cot in my room. They did not.
When I go to other brand hotels I have low expectations but, when I use a Starwood property I expect a much better experience. Very disappointing.
April 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RBass great service
What the pool area was lacking in ambiance and service, the rest of the staff made up for.
I was disappointed that there was not a waterside or some other kid friendly structure by the pool since this hotel is advertised as being adjacent to Legoland, which naturally means families would be staying there. The towels were thin and small and there were no pads on the chaises. Our lunch bill came to over $70 and the food was on par with a fast food restaurant. Although the cost of food was akin to a high end hotel, the overall atmosphere was bland.
The only thing that saved this hotel were the nice room and friendly staff. Particularly the shuttle drivers who were knowledgeable and charismatic. Juan and Mike M to be exact.
Definitely keep the shuttle service since the location is up a hill and difficult to walk any where. This came in handy when my family went to Sea World leaving me without a car. I enjoyed the spa as well. Although compact, the space was well planned and the decor was beautiful.
April 4, 2013