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By a verified traveler on Tue 03 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star hotel near Legoland California

Near beach, shopping

With a stay at this well-placed hotel, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Legoland California and within 2 miles (3 km) of Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Also, Sealife Aquarium is within half a mile (1 km) and Carlsbad Premium Outlets is within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2019

2 outdoor pools, 2 spa tubs, and a fitness center are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free self parking and a free beach shuttle.

Fireplaces, WiFi

Boasting fireplaces, the 90 guestrooms also offer WiFi and balconies. Other amenities include sitting areas, wired Internet, and TVs with DVD players.

Family Condo, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Condo, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Grand Pacific Palisades ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Pacific Palisades

Everyone (5) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2020 by Killian

Thank you very much for the positive review! Enjoy your summer!

5 out of 5
The view, decor and the staff were all amazing. Liked the kids activity areas too.

Posted by , from BOISE on Dec 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 8, 2020 by Killian

Thank you so much! We're happy to hear you enjoyed you stay with us!

2 out of 5
The construction is a mess. Having families walking through a construction zone isn’t safe..... screws on the floor, dust, unfinished tile, sparks from welding.... there was only one path from the parking garage to our room, the part of the hotel near the construction should not be open. In the shower there was an A/C overflow pipe that drained into it, I have never seen this in a hotel before. The family pool was nice, but I question the cleanliness. They had everyone get out of the pool for 5 minutes while they cleaned a mysterious pile of what looked like poop up, but they only swept it up off the splash pad, no further scrubbing, cleaning or explanation. Im sure the property will be nice after the construction, but I will take my money else where next time we stay in the area.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice property. Construction going on but they handled it well. Granddaughters only complaint was no snack machines after a long day of swimming and activities. She loved everything else including the rabbits in the yard and towel rabbit in our room.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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4 out of 5
The lobby is under construction and other areas of the resort, otherwise all are ok. Buffet breakfast was great.

Posted by , from Minnesota on May 12, 2019

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4 out of 5
Location was great. Construction posed a few challenges. Great kids amenities. Nice that on site restaurant delivered to rooms. Comfortable beds.

Posted by on May 6, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019

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3 out of 5
Wished they would of allowed earlier check in. Most hotels and resorts allow at least half an hour to hour early check in

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
This hotel needs renovation badly. Especially just basic things like the carpet. It is old and disgusting. Not clean to feel comfortable barefoot in your room. Otherwise great location next to Legoland and heated pools and spa, great for kids.

Posted by , from Saratoga, CA on Dec 30, 2018

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4 out of 5
Went for a weekend getaway with the kids. They have a splash pad and playground which my kids enjoyed. The family pool is four feet deep which is also a plus. Just wish they would repair the peeling metal/paint on the splash pad fixtures. The slide could use some more grip tape so kids do not slip so easily. The hotel is a 10 minute walk across the street to legoland which was great. There is an adult pool if you travel without kids. Karl Strauss is in the same parking lot as hotel we ordered for pick up and ate in our room. There is a Starbucks a short distance away, the Flower Fields are right there as well along with the Carlsbad Premium Outlets for shopping. Cons on staying here is the condo rooms check in are 5pm and check out is at 10 am. And we had to trouble getting back into our room with two sleeping kids due to the keys being faulty at 9pm which was not fun.

Posted by , from Orange County, CA on May 8, 2018

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About the Grand Pacific Palisades

Location 5805 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Property Features

As a guest of Grand Pacific Palisades, you'll find 2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs along with a sauna, a fitness center, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the family-friendly Grand Pacific Palisades. An area shuttle within 0.00 km is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Grand Pacific Palisades was completed in September 2019. This Mediterranean Carlsbad hotel is smoke free.

  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1999
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) (52 km / 32.3 mi)
  • Train station: Carlsbad Poinsettia Station (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle; area shuttle within 0.00 km available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Pacific Palisades offers 90 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Grand Pacific Palisades has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs are on site. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golf driving range on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 6 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Long-term renters welcome

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Long-term renters welcome. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 6
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Parking

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 18.00 for adults and USD 15.00 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 22.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 22.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Grand Pacific
  • Grand Pacific Palisades
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Carlsbad
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel Carlsbad
  • Grand Palisades
  • Pacific Grand Palisades
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Resort Hotel Carlsbad
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Resort Hotel
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Resort
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel Carlsbad
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Carlsbad
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Resort Hotel
  • Grand Pacific Palisades Hotel Carlsbad

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 10 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 6 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.