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Hotel Description

Hotel near LEGOLAND® California in Carlsbad

City center stay

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of South Carlsbad State Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of North Ponto Beach with a stay here. Poinsettia Park and Batiquitos Lagoon are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free on-the-go breakfast each morning.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$103* Per night/room Feb 9 - Feb 10

Room, 1 King Bed (Transfer Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Communication)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Communication)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (10)
2 out of 5
The rooms are old and run down. The outside of the property and pictures online make it look much nicer than what it is. The AC unit in my room was broken and I had to be moved to another room late at night when I just wanted to go to sleep. It’s right next to the freeway and it’s noisy. There was only one tiny toaster working for numerous people that wanted to use us. The night staff was trying their best with what they have.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2022

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Apr 17, 2022 by Samantha

Gina, Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach. We are sorry to hear you did not find your stay up to your standards. We have shared your feedback with our maintenance and management team to further address these concerns. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach.

5 out of 5
The heater in our room wasn’t working, I let the service desk work n right away they send a repair person, they gave us an upgraded room . Best service ever !!!!!! Will definitely be coming back

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022

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Apr 6, 2022 by Samantha

Lani, Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your recent experience at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach. We are pleased to hear you found our staff's service exemplary during your stay. We are looking forward to hosting you again in the future. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach.

2 out of 5
Room was dirty, smelled, tv did not work, cabinet drawers did not close!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2022

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Mar 2, 2022 by Samantha

Pedro, Thank you for taking your time to to tell us about your recent experience at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach. We sincerely apologize for the housekeeping and maintenance issues you experienced with your room. We have shared these concerns with the appropriate departments to further address the issues. We hope you give us another opportunity to host you again in the future and show you that your previous unsatisfactory stay was a one time exception. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach.

4 out of 5
Our room was clean and quiet. Checking in took a long time. There was a woman at the counter when we walked in. I don't know why it took so long to check her in but we waited 10 minutes. There was only 1 person working the desk. She was not very friendly. I assume this was because she was overwhelmed. She stated that it was an extremely busy time.

Posted by on Jan 15, 2022

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Feb 4, 2022 by Samantha

Stacy, Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach. We are sorry to hear you did not find the hotel staff friendliness to your standards. We have shared your feedback regarding the encounter you experienced with our front desk team and management team to rectify this issue and to further train them on how to better handle these situations for the future. We strive to make each stay comfortable and pleasant for our guests and are sincerely sorry for not meeting those expectations. We hope you give us another opportunity to host you again in the future and show you that your previously unsatisfactory stay was one time exception. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Carlsbad Beach.

5 out of 5
Very nice facilities and comfortable room.

Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

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2 out of 5
Our room was not available until 5pm . Trash cans not emptied

Posted by on Sep 8, 2021

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3 out of 5
The room was realy run down. Breakfast was good as well as the service. My only issue was the state of the room. The room smelled weird. The wall had pink paint stains as did the curtains. Also some of the sheets had stains.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021

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5 out of 5
Very friendly staff, clean and taken care location, very nice that at the morning breakfast has been served with COVI-19 caution, nice stay. Thank you

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

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Apr 21, 2021 by Marcel Mansour

Good Day, Thank you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. Our friendly team can't wait for your next visit!

3 out of 5
The hot tub was nice. Our room was very small and dark.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021

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Feb 28, 2021 by Judy

Thank you for staying with us.

About the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel

Location 751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a fitness center. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is served daily. Event space at this hotel measures 1280 square feet (119 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Carlsbad hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 120 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 1280 sq ft of conference space
  • 119 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2013
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Carlsbad Poinsettia Station (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carlsbad Beach, an IHG Hotel offers 120 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

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

  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a security system, 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • 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
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 17
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: USD 12.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Carlsbad Beach
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Carlsbad Beach
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites Carlsbad Beach

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Up to 3 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.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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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.